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CANADA: William “Billy” Robert; March 13, 1962 to January 26, 2015. Billy Canada, age 52 years, passed away in Boissevain hospital on Monday January 26, 2015 after a brief hospital stay. Billy was born in Deloraine to Bill and Esther Canada on March 13, 1962. He attended school in Deloraine. He worked in the family business CBC Contracting until 1983 when he gained employment with Goodon Industries Ltd. in Boissevain for the next 17 years. In 2008 Billy met his teenage sweetheart again after 27 years and took a job with Southend Lumber in Brandon. Billy and Lorna relocated to his acreage in the Turtle Mountains along with her two youngest daughters and were married on November 10, 2010. Billy gained employment upon his return with the RM of Winchester. Billy leaves to mourn his wife Lorna, his mother Esther Canada from Boissevain, sons Billy Jr. in Killarney, Jeremy (Tegan) in Thompson, and Devon (Casey) in Boissevain. He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren Shelby in Killarney; Amara, Nicholas and Stanley in Boissevain and a step-grandson Loki in Brandon. Billy leaves three step-daughters to mourn, Lindsay (Cody) Fraser in Brandon, Whitney Hodgins in Brandon, and Brook Hodgins in Deloraine. Billy leaves four sisters to mourn, Betty Canada of Boissevain, Carol Racine of Boissevain, Darlene (Bob) Barwick of Boissevain, and Debbie (Lonnie) Graham of Boissevain. Billy leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles to mourn. Billy was predeceased by his father William Canada Sr. and a granddaughter Michelle. Billy loved his family and talked about his grandchildren lovingly all the time. Billy was a loving husband, son, father, step-father, grandfather and uncle and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In accordance with Billy’s wishes cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Billy, maybe made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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Smith funeral Home in Deloraine in care of arrangements.
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BURR: William “Bill” Alexander Dec. 5, 1927 - January 19, 2015. Bill passed away at the Minnedosa hospital in his 87th year.He was born in Rapid City to Alexander and Agnes Burr. He grew up on the farm with his 3 siblings. At the age of 14 he left school to help run the family farm after his father became ill. He took over the farm after his Father’s death when he was 17. In 1957 he married Elva Lillian Hartley from Brandon. Through the winter months Bill drove truck for Samples Transfer in Rapid City. They remained on the family farm until 1975 when they moved into Rapid City. While continuing to run the family farm, Bill also drove the school bus for many years. He retired in 1981 due to health issues. He was a member of the IOOF, Legion, and Masonic Lodge and also enjoyed curling. Bill’s grandchildren were a very big part of his life and he loved attending all of their activities and was very proud of their accomplishments. Bill enjoyed spending time at Sandy Lake with family and numerous friends over the years. He also enjoyed his daily trips to the coffee shop where he kept up with the latest news and shared many laughs with friends. Bill remained in his own home right until the last few weeks of his life and kept his wonderful sense of humour right to the end. He passed away peacefully with his children and grandchildren surrounding him with love. Bill will be remembered by his daughter Laura (Bob), son Alex (Richele); grandchildren Michael (Micaela), Courtney (Scott), Alyssa (Shea), Ben, Jadyn, Sarah, Brody and Carson, brother Peter (Mary), sister Helen, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Bill was predeceased by his wife Elva, parents Alex and Agnes, and sister Margaret. A celebration of Bill’s life was held at the Rapid City United Church on Jan. 23, 2015 with Barb Jardine officiating. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba CE501-840 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1.
THOMPSON: (Lidster) Donna Jean. September 3, 1937 ~ January 26, 2015. On January 26, 2015, Donna Jean passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Brent, Bryan (Lorraine), and Blaine (Renee); five grandchildren: Christina, Jeremy, Michael, Robin, and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren: Brendan and Nolan, Hailey and Jayden, James, Elizabeth and Brady; by her three brothers, Glen, Lance and Dale; as well as other relatives and friends. Donna Jean was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Winnifred Lidster, one brother, Laird Lidster, and by her husband Melvin Thompson. In respecting Donna Jean's wishes, a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. If friends so wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
YARISH: It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Allan Yarish on January 30, 2015. Left to cherish Doug’s memory are his loving wife, Yvonne, his dear children Hayley and Jordan Yarish; his mother, Ruby; three brothers, David and Brad of Brandon, Bruce of Vancouver, B.C., sister, Leanne Chumley- Craig of Elmira, Ontario; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews (especially, Bret and Brian, Wyatt and Morgan, and Andrew), extended family, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Dave, and, just last year, his dear brother Paul (Cindy). Doug was born in Brandon, MB on March 10, 1961, where he was raised and educated. He worked for many years for M.P.I. and Great West Life. Doug was passionate about sports in general, and hockey in particular and was an excellent hockey player in his own right, playing Junior Hockey with the Brandon Travellers the Flin Flon Bombers and the Portage la Prairie Terriers. He had an uncanny ability to manipulate numbers and would always have the answers before others were able to pull out their calculators. Friends and family can attest to Doug’s love of cooking as they enjoyed many wonderful feasts he prepared for them over the years. Hayley and Jordan were his pride and joy and he was so happy they shared his love of sports when he coached both of them in hockey and soccer during their growing years. He loved to go on vacation with Yvonne and his precious children. He will be missed by many. A celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Thomson “In the ParK”204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to
ROY: The family of Marie Roy announce her passing at her residence, Fairview Home on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Prayers will be said at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Neufeld. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MURRAY: Mr. William Keith Murray, known as Tuck or Papa Tuck to most, passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home, Melita, MB. on Monday, February 2, 2015 in his 91st year. Tuck is survived by his wife Reta of 67 years; two sons: Carey (Dianna) and Ian (Nancy); five grandchildren: Chris (Penny), Jenny (Scott), Leah (Carol), Marty (Andrea) and Robbie (Alaina); seven great-grandchildren: Dylan, Lucas, Carter, Reese, Allex, Cole and Aniston; two sisters: Betty McSorley of Virden, Doris (John) Hayden of Brandon; and four sisters-in-law: Renee Murray of Brandon, Melba Murray of Lyleton, and Willene Ferguson of Carnduff, and Iva (Jack) Hodgins of Melfort; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Cecil in 1973; mother Alice in 1945; infant son James Keith in 1948; daughter Debbie in 1964; four brothers: Donald in 1979, Bobby in 1988, Glen in 2006 and Ivan in 2008; two sisters-in-law Louise Murray and Pat Murray; brother-in-law Jack McSorley. The funeral service will be held from the Lyleton United Church, Lyleton, MB. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with (rev.) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment at the Lyleton Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Tuck may be given to the Lyleton United Church, Lyleton, MB. R0M 1G0 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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JOHNSON: Jean Johnson (nee Sumka) 1957-2015. Jean passed away peacefully in Brandon on February 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of forty years, Wayne; her sons, Steven, Andrew, Michael (Kelly); her ex daughter-in-law, Nina and her grandchildren: Tatyana, Reanna, Serenity, Patience, Braelyn and Michaela. She is also survived by her brothers, Ron (Helen) and Jim and her sisters; Marion (Wally), Barbara (Chris) and Carol (Daniel). She also leaves her in-laws; John (Jackie), Ron (Carol), Mary (friend Doug), Betty, Carol (Wayne), Lloyd (Elaine) and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Elsie Sumka; her parents-in-law, Ernest and Lillian Johnson; sister-in-law, Lil Johnson; brothers-in-law; Denis Nagan, Dennis Sabovitch, George Gray and her special cat, "Sam". Jean grew up on a farm near Poplarfield, Manitoba and attended school in Poplarfield and Fisher Branch. After marrying Wayne Johnson in 1974, she and Wayne moved to Winnipeg. In 1992, they moved to Brandon. Jean enjoyed growing flowers in her garden, doing various crafts, bowling, baseball and going to Country Fest. She especially loved Christmas and decorating the house and yard. The family wishes to express their thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassion and care. Also to all the family and friends that visited Jean in the last month. A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Lydia Glawson. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jean may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRUICKSHANK: Margaret Dorothy Cruickshank, beloved wife of the Late Thomas Walter and loving mother of Lynne, Ken, Ron, Beth and the late David, passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Manitoba on Monday; February 2, 2015 in her 96th year. Funeral services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Friday; February 6th with Reverend Janis Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkwood Manor, CancerCare Manitoba or the charity of your choice in memory of Margaret.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BRADSHAW: George William Murray, of Binscarth, Manitoba, known as Murray to his friends, age 74 passed away peacefully at the Russell hospital on Feb. 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with heart disease and muscular dystrophy. Left to mourn his wife of 48 years, Peggy; sons Neil (Connie), granddaughters, Brook and Breanne, of Brandon and Kevin (Candace), granddaughter, Reagan and grandson, Alex; sisters, Vivian (Cecil) Kennedy of Bassano, Alberta, Marlene (Dave) Jones of Prince George, British Columbia; brother Gary (Jamie) of Binscarth, Manitoba.; also many nieces and nephews and many friends whose lives he touched during his life. There will be a time of remembrance and fellowship on Saturday, February 7, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Binscarth Hall. Donations in his name may be made to the Binscarth Park and Pool or the Heart and Stroke Society. A private interment will occur at a later date.
COLEMAN: Garry Clifford Coleman of Glenboro, MB, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Glenboro Health Centre at the age of 57 years. Left to mourn Garry’s passing are his beloved wife Julie (nee Johnson), son Eric, daughters Deedra and Kyla, and grandson Issac Coleman, all of Glenboro, MB. Also left to mourn Garry’s passing are his brother Jim Coleman (Pam Guenter) of Manitou, MB, Sisters Judy (Malcolm) Young of Manitou, MB and Shirley (Brian) Follis of Pilot Mound, MB, mother and father-in-law Marg and Wayne Johnson, sisters-in-law Rosemary (Brian) Hoblyak, Terry (Barry) Poulson, Chris (Tom) Proudfoot, Aurora (Marlow) Bonk and Melanie Neumann (Conrad Bjorklund), and aunts Merle (Gary) Young, Irene Coleman and Lynne Coleman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Garry was predeceased by his son Brett, daughter Tara, parents Lloyd and Mae (nee Dobson), uncles Gerald and Ken Coleman and Bob (Donna) and Clifford Dobson. A memorial reception to celebrate Garry’s life will be held in the Raystone Memorial Centre, Glenboro, MB at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015. Everyone is welcome. Private family interment will take place at a later date in the Glenboro Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Garry’s memory to CancerCare MB, 620 Frederick Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th St #3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, or to The Canadian Diabetes Association, 727 10th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
Online condolences may be made at
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
CAMPBELL: It is with profound sadness that the family announce the passing of Tory Albert Campbell, age 21 years, son of Ken and Teresa, brother of Jordan and Layne, on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The Ceremony to Celebrate Tory's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. with Mr. Mike Waddell officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Tory may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 2-37-11th Street, Brandon, R7A 4J2 or a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WINSTONE-ELLEMENT: Margaret Shirley Winstone-Ellement of Brandon and formerly of Strathclair passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home in Brandon at the age of 94 years. She was born August 4, 1920 on the home farm in the Holylea District, the 8th and last surviving child of Reginald and Maggie Moffatt. She married Edward William Winstone on January 1st, 1946 and lived on the Winstone farm south west of Strathclair until her retirement after which she moved to Brandon. She was pre-deceased by Edward on March 10, 1985. Shirley was an active member in the community and loved to curl, she was the last surviving member of the Strathclair curling team that represented Manitoba in the Diamond D play-downs in Ottawa in 1961 known now as Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She was a longstanding member of Eastern Star attaining the position of Grand Worthy Matron. She leaves to mourn her four sons, Jim, Gerald, Raymond and Ron and her daughter Jeanne, and her daughters-in-law, Linda, Darlene, Debbie and Suzanne. She will be lovingly remembered by her eleven grand children, Tara, Dean, Dallas Whitney, Ryan, Shauna, Chad, Brad, Megan, Jarad and Thomas, and her six great grand children, Jazmin, Luka, Marisa, Kaia, Zoie, and Presley. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place in Strathclair in late spring early summer. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake will be in charge of arrangements.
DELGATY: Evelyn Delgaty of Minnedosa, MB beloved wife of Tom, passed away on January 29, 2015 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Service, 150 McTavish Ave. E, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
CAMPBELL: It is with profound sadness that the family announce the passing of Tory Albert Campbell, age 21 years, son of Ken and Teresa, brother of Jordan and Layne, on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending with announcement of service to follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Tory may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 2-37-11th Street, Brandon, R7A 4J2 or a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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