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PULVER: Darlene Ann Pulver, age 67, of Rivers, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her loving husband, Charlie and her three daughters: Bonnie Theng (Mike); Debbie Brown (Randy) and Shelley Milin (Donnie) and grandchildren: Amanda; Deserai; Adam Theng; Allan Brown; Kayla; Brianna Milin; and great- grandchildren Aiden and Riley. Brother Kenny (Sharon); sister Barbera (Roger); sister-in-law Gladys (Howard) Nagorski; Betty (Allan) Espy; Rex (Pauline) Pulver. Aunts Theresa Birns and Ann Casavast. Darlene is predeceased by parents Alois and Bernice Hamberger and her brother Larry. Darlene loved bingo, auction sales, gardening, puzzles and cards. Also her famous feasts she would do for her loved ones. As per her request, there will be no formal service. Donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, P.O. Box 20029, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8.
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NERBAS: Peacefully, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, Lloyd Leonard Nerbas passed away at the Assiniboine Centre with his family at his bedside. Lloyd was born May 11, 1930 in Shellmouth, Manitoba. His family had moved to a farm South of Kenville when he was young and he attended both the Davidson Country School and Kenville School. In 1957, Lloyd moved to Winnipeg where he took an accounting course at MIT. Upon graduation he worked for Braemar Homes. In 1965 he commenced employment with the Department of Indian & Northern Affairs and spent a year and a half in Island Lake (Garden Hill) before moving back to work in Selkirk and Winnipeg. In 1972 he transferred to the Brandon Research Centre and retired in March of 1993. On May 11, 1963 Lloyd married Bernice Lokke and they had two sons, Kenneth & Timothy. He was a true Montreal Canadiens fan and never wavered in his support through their winning and losing seasons. Lloyd was an active volunteer with his sons' hockey and baseball, and will be remembered by many as "Lloyd, the Skate Sharpener". For many years he was involved with the Westridge Community Centre. He volunteered with the City of Brandon's Tournament of Champions. In 1994 he was presented with their "Outstanding Volunteer" award. He volunteered for many of the major events hosted in Brandon over the years. In 2006 he was instrumental in bringing the Citizens On Patrol Program (COPP) to Brandon. Lloyd and Bernice travelled far and wide, including 3 trips to Norway and a trip to Germany for World Curling - where he enjoyed a side trip to Austria, the homeland of his father. There were car and bus tours throughout Canada and the USA. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Jake & Philipena Nerbas; brothers Ben (& Eva) and Frank; nephew Terry Innis and his brothers-in-law Bruce Innis and Harvey Wakelam. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons Ken (Alisa), Tim (Vanessa); his very special grandchildren Kristen, Kerri and Max Nerbas; sister, Viola Innis and her sons, Leroy (Marian), Mervyn (Audrey) and Robert (Karen); sister-in-law Julie Nerbas and children Joanne (Murray) Goodman and Hilbert (Sheila); his brother Ben's children Larry (Carolyn) and Donalda (Frank) Hambleton, and many great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Joan Wakelam and her children Rob (Arlene), Terri-Lynn (Wes Brown) and Patti and their children. The Funeral Service took place at Knox United Church on Friday, September 23, 2016 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. A very special "Thank You" to the nurses and staff at the Assiniboine Centre who made Lloyd's last days very comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th St., Brandon, MB R7A 5A9, the Westridge Community Centre, WEPO Box 21021, Brandon, MB R7B 3W8, or a charity of choice.
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MELNYK: With her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer, Anne Melnyk passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 20, 1935, the daughter of Martha and Stefan Pohyanyko, Anne grew up on the family farm and attended King George School and Birtle High School. Anne married Daniel Melnyk on July 25, 1953. Together they raised three children and resided in Brandon. While raising her children she took a beautician course and operated the business out of her home. She later worked at the Brandon Mental Health Centre as a hairdresser until her retirement in 1992. Anne’s interests were varied and included fishing, camping, gardening, crocheting, knitting, playing cards, bingo, ceramics, paper toole, 10 pin bowling (one frame from a perfect game was her best score) and travelling. Affectionately known as “Baba” by all, she loved her family and friends – the more the merrier. Every special occasion was celebrated at Baba’s house with a mountain of food – all hand prepared by Baba. Remaining to cherish Anne's memory her son Murray (Carol) Melnyk; daughters Mary-Anne (Barry) Bailey and Gail (Gord) Hyde; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Anne is also survived by her brother Mike Pohyanyko and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Stefan, mother Martha, husband Dan, infant daughter Rosilene, brother Peter, sister Rose, brother-in-law Bill Zapuchlak, sister-in-law Lorraine Pohyanyko, sister-in-law Phyllis Pohyanyko, and great grandchildren Isabelle Emmett and Zachary Melnyk. Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Cross bearer was Ashlynn Barron. Pallbearers were Duncan Melnyk, David Hyde, Darrell Bailey, Steve Pohanayko, Steve Barron and Shaun Hyde. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
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MacGILLIVRAY: Passed away at the Baldur Health Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 95 years, Loretta Florence MacGillivray (nee Conrad), of Baldur, MB. Loretta leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Lavona Gosselin of Baldur, sons Kevin (Fran) of Tofield, AB, Gerry (Claude) of Ottawa, ON, and Glen (Cindy) of Winnipeg, grandchildren Gord (Rose) Gray, Christine (James) Kavanaugh, Warren (Shannon) Gosselin, Lindsay (Greg) Cuvelier, Kelcey, Breeann, Haylie, and Shae-lynn MacGillivray, five great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Kevin, Paige, Jayce, and James, as well as sister Joan Boulet. Loretta was predeceased by her parents Jacob & Celina Conrad, husband Don (1973), son-in-law Blair Gosselin (2015), brothers Tim (Antoinette), William (Caroline), Leo, Leonard (Aline), Aylmer (Beatrice), Lorenzo (Elizabeth), sisters Mamie (Louis) Barrie, Elizabeth (Walter) Ballantine, Beatrice (Saul) Delorme, Ruby (Benson) Dixon, Mabel (Alphonse) Boulet, and brother-in-law George Boulet. Respecting Loretta's sentiments, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. A private family gathering will be held in the Baldur Cemetery in the summer of 2017. Friends that so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Loretta's memory to the Baldur Endowment Fund, c/o RM of Argyle, box 40, Baldur MB, R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements.
KRYSHEWSKY: With family by her side Wilma Marie Kryshewsky went to her eternal home on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Wilma was born in Miniota, MB on December 12, 1941 to Lawrence and Verna Reynolds. On October 27, 1962, Wilma married the love of her life Peter, together they raised five children and made Brandon their home. Wilma enjoyed life and going places but more than anything she enjoyed being with her family. Wilma is survived by children Michael (Nancy), Lyla (Jeff) Perkins, John, Irene (Lance) Duncan, Heather and step daughter Patricia Busby; grandchildren Jamie-lynn, Ashley, Crystal, Brice, Kiara, Michaela, Shaun; step-grandchildren Adele (Andrew) and Aaron; great-grandchildren Kailynn, Liam, Hudson, Parker and Dymtro; and brothers Jack (Mary) and Ken (Joan) Reynolds. She was predeceased by parents Lawrence and Verna and husband Peter. The Funeral service will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00pm. Pastor Mike Davis will officiate. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery, with a reception to follow at the church. Donations in memory of Wilma may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
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HERITAGE: Don Heritage of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Maxine Heritage and loving father of Susan and Doug passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Manitoba Monday, September 19, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church, Virden Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Janis Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Bennett Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Parkinsons Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba in memory of Don.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DUKE: June Duke passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Westman Nursing Home in Virden, MB at 78 years of age. June is survived by her daughter: Sherry (JD), children Sydney and Denton; Norma and children Mike (Christine), Scott (Britt) and great granddaughter Adalyn. She is predeceased by her husband Bob, parents Tom and Helena Finney, and sisters Maxine and Betty-Lou. June was born June 23, 1938, the youngest of 3 daughters to Tom and Helena Finney. She moved at an early age to Elkhorn, MB where her parents ran the John Deere dealership. She met her future husband Bob while going to high school in Elkhorn and they married October 19, 1956. They farmed the family land in the Harmsworth district until 1979. Together they raised two daughters. June was very involved in the farming community, the Wallace United Church and St. Paul’s United Church for many years. June was an avid curler and spent many hours at the Virden Curling Club and enjoying the bonspiel season - her favorite time of year. After moving to Virden in 1979, horse racing became a part of their lives and June also worked at the Virden Legion. June’s garden and yard were envied by many and she enjoyed hours outdoors working outside in the yard. A private service was held at Bennett Cemetery with immediate family on September 16, 2016. The family would like to sincerely thank both the Sherwood and Westman Nursing Homes for the care and compassion during June's stay. Memorial donations may be made to Prairie Mountain Health for WestMan Nursing Home (Virden) or to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of June.
DENTON: Bernice Cecilia. March 8, 1938 – Sept. 7, 2016 Our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away suddenly at her home in Brandon. She was predeceased by her husband Bill on June 18, 2016. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Jim (Liz), Rod (Brenda), Daughter Shelly (Trent Cory), granddaughter Rae-Ann and great granddaughter Kiah, grandson Corey (Corrie-Jo) and family, Clinton (Trina) and family. Also surviving is her sister-in -law Helen Ramsey, niece Lisa (Carl) Bodkin and great-nieces Alli and Carlee. As per Bernice’s wishes a private family interment has taken place in the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
CULLEN: Janice "Jan" Marie Cullen. It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of the beloved wife of Brian Cullen after a long battle with scleroderma. Jan was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, on April 2, 1951, to parents Ernie Bird and Beatrice Yerxa. She spent her childhood growing up on Couchiching First Nation Reserve with her brother, Greg Bird, and numerous other family members before moving to Brandon to attend school at Neelin High School. This is where she met the love of her life and was married soon after on April 20, 1968. During their 48 year marriage they eventually settled in Brandon. Jan took great pride in being able to stay home and raise three children ina loving home. Nothing was more important to her during this time. She was also able to open up her home and heart for numerous foster children and this is where she met a very special friend, Mary Massey. Jan took great pride in her Aboriginal background and would attend festivals and powwows whenever possible. She attended Brandon University after her children were older and graduated with a degree in psychology. Her hobbies included spending time with a few of her grandchildren: (Jake Cullen, Emily Cullen, Noah Zinn, Evan Watt); reading; bingo; sewing; watching hockeyand curling. Jan is survived by her husband, Brian Cullen; children; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many extended family members. Jan had a special place in her heart for her "older sister", Peggy Louie of Fort Frances; Buddy Louie of Fort Frances; Dr. Blue of Brandon; Aunt Rosie and Uncle Dick of Fort Frances and her in-laws (Maureen; Rick; Heather and David). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jan to the Westman Woman's Shelter, 148-11 Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4. A Celebration of Jan's Life will take place at a later date.
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SINCLAIR: Peacefully, after a brief illness, with family by his side, Vern Sinclair passed away in Brandon on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Vern was born February 7, 1928 in Roland, MB. After completing 1st year engineering studies at United College and a few odd jobs, Vern commenced his career with Manitoba Hydro, working in various communities throughout the province. While working in Portage la Prairie, Vern met Gwen Richter and they were married on June 20, 1953. Shortly thereafter they relocated to Teulon where their children were born. Brandon became home in 1969. In the early years, all family road trips involved singing, with Vern’s baritone and Gwen’s alto in the front seat, and three young voices in the back seat. Songs such as Sipping Soda, This Land is Your Land, King of the Road and many others were family favourites. In later years, family gatherings included sing-alongs with Sid on guitar and Lynne playing harmonica. Volunteering had always been a huge part of Vern's life and became even more so after retirement from Hydro in 1986 following a 38 year career. He was involved with the Masonic Lodge and transported cancer patients to Winnipeg for 19 years. He was a member of UCT, canvassed for many charities, and was a very active member of AA for many years, during which time he supported and helped so many people. He was recognized for raising the most pledges by an individual for the Terry Fox Run for two consecutive years. Vern’s interests were varied and included golfing, curling, baseball, hockey, music, dancing and playing crib. Vern and Gwen were members at Glen Lea Golf course for many years, and then later at Northern Pines. Vern was extremely social. In fact, Vern’s family believes that he viewed all strangers as friends he hadn’t met yet. He would park his walker, sit on it, and talk to anyone whether he knew them or not! Vern is survived by his loving wife Gwen; his children Keith, Lynne (Sid), Kathy (Nick); grandchildren, Alison (Will), Jeff, Curtis, Hilary and Alicia, brother- in-law Ernie Richter and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Violet and his older brother Huntley. A Celebration of Vern’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses on the 4th floor of BRHC and the 3rd floor of the Assiniboine Centre for the wonderful care Dad received during his short stay. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vern may be made to a charity of choice.
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RAPOSO: Jeannine “Jen” Raposo. It is with great sadness in our hearts that we say “until we see you again”, to Jen who passed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday September 17th, 2016at the age of 41. Jen was predeceased by her mother Darlene Jones, Maternal grandparents George and Lena Cooper. Paternal grandparents John and Elizabeth Jones and mother in law Korean Rice. Left to grieve her passing is Gordon Rice, Son Christopher Raposo, Joe Raposo. Sister Gina (Pat, niece Amalorya, nephew Jacyb), Niece Andy (Daniel, great niece Haley), Nephew Michael Poirier. Father in law Garry (Mavis). Along with many extended family members. Jen was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1975, to William “Bill” and Darlene Jones. She went to school in Brandon, Manitoba. She met and married Joe Raposo, and was blessed with the birth of her son Christopher. They lived in Florida for four years, before moving back to Canada. She often spoke of her time there and how she liked it. Jen lived a full, although short life. She loved her animals, dogs Cujo and Sara (her rescue dog) along with 2 cats, Paws (whom she rescued) and Bella. She loved being out at Thomas Lake with her family. And Loved her time spent with her son Chris. Her last 15 years was spent with her love Gordon, whom will miss her deeply. She had many plans. She often spoke of going to Mexico to visit her Niece Andy. She loved her family deeply and had impacted all of our lives. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Animal Shelter of your choosing. Funeral service will be held at the United Church in Carberry, Manitoba, on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A final good-bye will be held at the Bield Cemetery on Saturday, September 24th, 2016.
GoodbyeIn our mind we always knewThis time would come to passBut knowing it, and living it,has come and gone so fast.Goodbyes are often hard to saythey hurt so very muchthough you’re not goneyou still remainin the minds, hearts,and lives you’ve touched.AuthorAngela Williams
White’s Funeral Home Carberry in care of arrangements 204-834-2629.
PULVER: Darlene Pulver, beloved wife of Charlie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the age of 67 years. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no formal service. Donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, P.O. Box 20029, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CHALIFOUX: The death of Allen Joseph Chalifoux occurred Saturday September 17, 2016. Allen was born April 21, 1965 in Blind River, Ontario. He is survived by his loving wife Carla, son Mo and daughter in law Rae Ann McLaughlin. A private Celebration of Allen’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Allan may be made to Westman Dream for Kids Foundation, Unit 2-37 11th Street Brandon Manitoba R7A 4J2.
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FOSTY: Florence Edith Fosty of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Roger Fosty and loving mother of Allan (Deanna), Elaine (Dale), and of the late Diane passed away at Virden Health Centre Monday, September 19, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Funeral service will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Saturday; September 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Linda Clark officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at the Chapel Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until Noon. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Florence.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
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