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SPAIN: Anne Louise Spain, née Skuce, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2016 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was born in Wawanesa, Manitoba on May 13, 1926, second child of (Kathleen) Frances and Richard Skuce. She started school in Nesbitt, moved to Carroll, then to Brandon where she finished high school and college. She taught in the Boissevain area for three years, finishing her teaching career at Little Souris. In 1950 she married (Victor) Norman Spain and they farmed in the Bunclody district until 1994 and retired to Brandon. Anne enjoyed dancing, sewing, cake decorating, camping, boating and her three grandchildren. She was always ready to help out family whenever she could. She is survived by her two daughters: Myrna (Howard) Cavers and Lauree (Kelvin) Gradidge; her three grandchildren Leah (John) Hes, Allison Cavers and Jason Gradidge and her sister Shirley Logan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was predeceased by her husband Norm; sisters Margaret Jacobs and Thelma Skuce; sister-in-law Vivian Langman and brothers- in-law Frank Jacobs, Gordon Langman and Roy Logan.
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MAXON: Paul Douglas 1961 – 2016. Paul passed away suddenly on June 24, 2016 at age 55. Paul is survived by his wife of almost 35 years Kathy, daughter Jocelyn (Brodie) and son James; mother Sandy; brothers Marino (Teresa) and Mark (Kathy); sisters Elaine (Gary) Pilloud, Linda (Trent) Parks, and Marilyn (Rob) Bullied; in-laws Jim and Georgina Schultz and brother-in-law Rob (Marie); numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. In keeping with Paul’s wishes, a time of Fellowship and Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the Riverview Curling Club, 420 Maryland Avenue, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in memory of Paul can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7; Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, Manitob, R7B 1E1; or Parkland Crisis Centre, Box 651, Dauphin, Manitoba, R7N 2V4.
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BRYER:Jack Bryer, beloved husband of Norma, dad to Jeff and Dana, died June 24, 2016 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 72. Memorial service will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
SPAIN: Anne Louise Spain passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Interment will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LOGEOT: Leonard, 74 years, husband of Marjorie Logeot, father of Sharon, Dawn and Darren, passed away suddenly at his beloved farm on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Oak Lake Cemetery, Oak Lake, Manitoba, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Leonard, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
PESTYK: Roman Pestyk, long time member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, passed away May 22, 2016. A Memorial Service in Roman’s memory will take place at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
RAMSAY: LeRoy Frances Guy Ramsay passed away June 15, 2016 after a lengthy illness. LeRoy was born January 9th, 1940 to John and Mabel (Hill) Ramsay on the family farm at Holmfield, Manitoba. He was a younger brother to Shirley and Wilfred. On December 2nd, 1961 he married Ferne Hodgson of Cartwright. They lived on the family farm in Holmfield for a few years, later settling in Crystal City with their four children: Christopher "Michael,” (Jackee Murley) of Swan River, Karen (Larry) Isham of Mather, Sheryl (Don) Charleton of Winnipeg, and Susan (Adam) Brechmann of Winnipeg. They relocated to Swan River where he operated a business for a few years. In 1987, he moved to Brandon where he met and married Mabel (Starzyk) Berehulka on March 19th, 1988 and gained two stepchildren, Kelvin "Kelly" Berehulka of Winnipeg and Christina (Kevin) Steele of Brandon. LeRoy settled in Brandon and continued to enjoy his hunting, fishing, camping and family gathering. Christmas was always special for family and friends. He was proud of his gold, silver and bronze metals he held from the Western Canada Games from the 1970's in the Trap Shooting Events. These he proudly presented to his grandchildren for a safekeeping memory of grandpa. LeRoy drove long haul trucking for a few years but found he wanted to enjoy family more. After trucking, he worked at Zenith Paving, retiring due to health issues. He made many good friends during his time working there. LeRoy was predeceased by his parents John and Mabel Ramsay, first wife Ferne Ramsay, his sister Shirley and brother-in-law Ralph Clemis, twin great-grandsons Zane and Oliver Torfason. He is survived by his wife Mabel, his children and step children, as well as seven grandchildren: Tanya (Jesse Torfason) Ramsay, Taylor and Kyle Isham, Reid, Kate and Claire Charleton, and Brody Steele. He also leaves behind a special great-granddaughter, Addisyn Torfason. Also surviving is his brother Wilfred Ramsay and his wife Dorothy and nieces and nephews. Celebration of LeRoy’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1- 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1G4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
WADE:  Marion Doris (nee Searle) passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016 at the age of 94.  Born on September 21, 1921, in Rapid City, Manitoba, Marion moved to Brandon with her family at the age of seven. She married W.R.S (Sherry) Wade in 1942, with whom she had two children.  After a brief time working at St. Paul’s Church as Christian Education Director, Marion returned to school in 1966, graduating from Assiniboine Community College with a diploma in social work. Following graduation she worked for the Children’s Aid Society until retiring in 1986. Marion was an active member of her community and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Brandon Toastmistresses, served as a CGIT leader for 35 years, was Director of the Children Aid Society’s camp for 17 summers, and acted as a Board member for the Brandon Festival of the Arts.  At her church, Marion was a member of the Baptist Women’s League, including time spent as President and as a visitor, sang in the choir, served on the Christian Education committee, and was a member of the bowling league.  In her free time Marion enjoyed curling, letter writing, knitting, cross stitch, entertaining and visiting with family and friends near and far.  Marion was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Georgina (Pearl) Searle, sisters Dorothy and Florence, brother Clayton and husband Sherry.  She leaves to mourn her passing: brother Stanley (Bud) Searle, Carleton Place, Ontario; son Clayton Wade (Diane), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; daughter Lynda Henry (Niel), Brandon, Manitoba; grandsons James Wade (Laurie), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; David Wade (Lynne), Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; granddaughters Christy Henry, Brandon, Manitoba; Jennifer Morton (Kerwin), Brandon, Manitoba; and great grandchildren McKayla, Dalin, Jenna and Shae Wade, and Ash and Georgia Morton.  A celebration of Marion's life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. Donations in memory of Marion may be made to the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3V6 or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
VINCK: Desire John (Des) Vinck died peacefully at Souris Hospital on June 1, 2016 at the age of 73, after a 1 1/2 year battle with multi system atrophy. He is survived by his wife Marie (Marcq), his daughter Michelle (Sydney, Whitney, Avery); his daughter Melanie (Maya, Saffia). He was predeceased by his parents John and Zelia and infant sister Alice. Des was born July 6, 1942, in Hartney. He enjoyed farming and took over the farm in the Grande Clairiere/Lauder area after his marriage to Marie. He enjoyed all animals, playing pool, ball, curling, doing small crafts and helping with different events in both communities. He enjoyed his coffee outings after retirement but didn’t care for traveling too far - except after much persuasion - decided to go to France to visit cousins who had been here to visit with us. The most important part of his life were all his girls. He was so proud of them and always ready to help when needed. Funeral Mass was held June 6, 2016 at St. Jean’s Catholic Church in Grande Clairiere with Celebrants Father Eric Zadji and Father Paul Bisson. Pallbearers: Harvey Mahy, Garry Jones, Terry Schuddemat, Adrian Bertholet, Daryll Logeot, Maurice Dubreuil. Family tribute, Solange Rey; Liturgy, Marc Boulanger, Tim Murphy; Ushers Gaston Boulanger, Rollie Lobreau. Interment in Grande Clairiere Cemetery.
SHURB: It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Louis Joseph Shurb at the age of 77 years. Surrounded by his family, Louis died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Louis will lovingly be remembered by his beloved wife of 55 years, Marlene, sons David and Mark, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
ROBINSON: It is with great sadness that the family of Beverly Mary Robinson, age 75 years, passed away at Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Beverly will be lovingly remembered by her children Bill, Evelyn, Brenda, Cecil; grandchildren Dale, Cody, Paige and Brooklyn; great-granddaughter Mila, and siblings Merle, Cecil, Wayne, Lloyd, Ken and Les. She was predeceased by her husband Hamilton Robinson and siblings Orville, Barb, Gloria and Lorraine. A private service will take place. Special thanks to Ken Drewry, Pat Chambers and Noreen Mitchell for your support in her final years.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
RODRIGUES: Suddenly and peacefully on the evening of June 18, 2016, our Dad, John (Joao) Santos Rodrigues, passed away at home. Left to carry on his memory is his devoted wife of 50 years, Sylvia; his children: Nicole Seewald (Joe), Dorian Rodrigues, Michelle Neault (Reg) and their two wonderful kids, Sterling and Savannah. At 17 years old, Dad immigrated to Canada, first to Montreal with his older brother Joe, leaving behind family and friends in Lisbon, Portugal. From Montreal, he travelled west and ended up in Winnipeg where he met and married our mother. He became an accomplished welder that took great pride in his work at Versatile and there he met some life-long friends. He used his welding talent to build us a go-cart, which we and the neighbourhood kids enjoyed driving up and down the back lane. Dad was proud of his Portuguese heritage and was a member of the Portuguese Club. Our Dad and others were first in the creation of the Winnipeg Portuguese Association. Playing soccer was in his blood. Some of our fondest memories are of Dad and his Versatile friends playing soccer and it was intense! If he wasn't playing it, he was watching Euro soccer on T.V. When we were all little he taught us how to fish and we have great memories of fishing on the Red River from shore and boat.  To this day, the three of us love the outdoors and fishing. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and started his own company building custom homes. After a few years of doing this, he went back to his welding trade. In 1996, Dad and Mom moved to Brandon, Manitoba, where he worked for Behlen Industries as a supervisor in the welding department. In his later years, Dad took up golf and loved it. It wasn't uncommon for him to golf every day after work. Dad retired in 2009. Over the past couple of years is when Dad became ill with lung cancer and he struggled with his health ever since. Dad, you worked hard to build a life in a new country. We know you did the best you could; rest in peace. As per our Dad's request, no formal service will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory can be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, P.O. Box 20029, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8; or a Charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
REID: Jo Ann Louise (Parker) passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB Saturday, June 11, 2016 after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Jo Ann was 66 years of age and the beloved wife of Ken Reid, mother to Tina Basaraba (Jerrom) and grandmother to Allyssa Jerrom and Kayla Basaraba. Jo Ann was born in the R.M. Of Daly, MB (Rivers) on November 12, 1949. Jo Ann leaves to mourn, her siblings; Dianna (Allie) Harrison, Glen (Shannon Lilley) Parker, Keith (Rabecca) Parker, Gary (Ruth) Reid, Gail (Hollis) Matheson, Scott (Louise) Reid, Vince (Roselle) Lelond and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Jo Ann was predeceased by her father Richard Parker, mother Rowena Lelond, step-father Cecil Lelond, and in-laws Rilance and Eileen Reid. A celebration of Jo Ann’s life will be held on July 8th, 2016 at the East End Community Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (corner of Park Street and Victoria Avenue) in Brandon, MB. Many sincere thanks to Jo Ann’s medical team in Brandon and Winnipeg (doctors and nurses) and EMS attendants for their dedication, support and assistance. We appreciate how well you looked after our family.
‘Life is eternal and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.’
PATON: On Monday, June 13, 2016 William "Bill" H. N. Paton, BSc, MSc, PhD, age 72 years, beloved husband of Eileen, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Celebration of Bill's life will take place at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, Brandon, on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Bill Turner as Master of Ceremonies. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Dr. Bill Paton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Brandon University, c/o Brandon University Foundation, 270 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 or by phone 204-727-7374 or toll free 1-877-282-4483. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
MELNYCHUK: John Edward Melnychuk passed away at his residence in Ninette, Manitoba on June 16, 2016 at the age of 52. John was born in Killarney on December 1, 1963. He attended school in both Ninette and Killarney. After graduation John started doing stucco and various carpentry jobs. For a few years John lived in Winnipeg and took a job with a video store. John then went out to BC for approximately 5 years doing stucco. After being out in BC John moved back to Ninette where was really home for him. He did various carpentry jobs for people around Ninette and Pelican Lake. John is survived by his mom Joyce, siblings Mary, Bev (Dave), George (Marley), Brenda (Shawn), as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial reception will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Ninette Rink from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Terry Fox Memorial Park, Box 66, Ninette, Manitoba, R0K 1R0 or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service (204) 523-7791
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