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COLE: Mr. John Cole of Gainsborough, SK passed away at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow, SK. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the age of 65. The service to celebrate John's life will be held from the Gainsborough Community Hall, Gainsborough, SK on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rob Reed officiating. Interment at the Gainsborough Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of John may be given to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne Street, Suite 301, London, ON, N6B 3R9, the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge, 4104 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. S4T 1A3, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Carnduff, SK. (306-482-3309) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
To send condolences to the family, please visit:www.redpathfuneralhome.com
DELMAGE: Albert Edward Delmage of Brandon, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years. A service to celebrate Bert’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private family urn placement will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bert may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHEMERIKA:Sam Chemerika of Neepawa, MB entered into rest on January 10, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Prayers will be said on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Mountain Road Cemetery, Mountain Road, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
BRUCE: Wayne Peter Bruce of Minnedosa, MB passed away on January 10, 2015 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 63 years. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Care Services. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, MB in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SNYDAL-GREGOIRE: On Sunday, January 4, 2015, Helen Hazel Snydal-Gregoire passed away at the age of 82 years at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Helen is survived by daughters JoAnn Slifka, Kathy (Bill) Collins and Shelly (Darren) Penney; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her first husband, Hafstein "Steini" Snydal and by her second husband, Real Gregoire. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc., 204-825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
JONES: Leslie Garrick Jones passed away Friday, January 2, 2015 at Valleyview Personal Care Home. He was born September 22, 1919 in the Regent District. Les attended West Hall School, and then farmed with his Dad until 1941. He left to join the RCAF and served until 1945 at Brandon and Linton-on-Ouse, England. After returning home, Les married Mary Christina Nelin of Boissevain on December 8, 1945. They farmed in the Regent – Elgin district for 30 years, before moving to Brandon in 1976. They also lived in Calgary for eight years, returning to Brandon in 1998. Les was an Elder of the Regent United Church, a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a founding member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. Les was predeceased by his wife, Mary of 65 years, in 2011, his parents, Edward and Martha (Brown) Jones, his brother, Harvey (Alba), and brother-in-law, Don Wannamaker. He is survived by his son, Philip (Vivian), Brandon and daughter, Sheila (John) Oster, Blairmore, AB. Also surviving are grandchildren, Alice Christina (Darren Hamm), Theresa Nicole, Jeffery Adam, and Derrick Travis (Robyn), and great-grandchildren Ryan Alexander and Zara Nakita, He is survived by his sister, Audrey Wannamaker of P.E.I. A graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ken DeLisle of Central United Church officiating. Grandson Jeff was the urn bearer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, 300 Commonwealth Way, Brandon, MB, R7A 5Y5 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GORRIE: It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the sudden death of Linda Mae Gorrie, with her mother, Treva, at her side, on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Linda was born in Brandon on October 5, 1944 where she grew up attending Central School and Wheat City Business College. She was a member of Central United Church. Many summers were spent at Clear Lake and Gimli. When she went to work in Winnipeg, she enjoyed all the activities and attractions of the city. Recently, she lived at Riverheights Terrace and enjoyed her good friends there. Linda was predeceased by her father Elwood (2002) and infant brother, David. She leaves to mourn her mother Treva, brother Charles and wife Jocelyn, nephews Andrew and Kent and grandnephew, Jack. A Celebration of Linda’s Life was held at Central United Church on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Linda may be made to Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X5 or to a charity of choice.
GERO: Gracie "Grace" Alien Gero, age 84 years, widow of Charles Gero, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Born in Truro, Nova Scotia on August 5, 1930, daughter of Walter and Dorothy Clyke. Grace was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia with her nineteen brothers and sisters. She received her education at Willow Street School in Truro. She then worked at the Stanley Hotel in Truro, then at the Oromocto Hotel in Oromocto, New Brunswick, the Grand Hotel in Yarmouth Nova Scotia and lastly at the Base Cleaners at C.F.B. Shilo until her retirement. Grace loved gardening, music, music in the park and Westman Jams. She also participated in Line Dancing and was an avid shopper. During her many years at Shilo, she was a member of the Catholic Womens League, a volunteer at the Military Family Resource Centre and was a member of T.O.P.S. Grace married Merle Willis and they had their first child, Merleen. After Merle's death, Grace married Charles Gero and five children were born to them. She is survived by her children; Merleen Willis, Everett "Peter" Gero, Walter (Kim) Gero, Jeff (Karen) Gero, Patricia Gero and John (Melanie) Gero. There are twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Grace also leaves her siblings: Evelyn (Charles) Borden, Geraldine Clyke, Robbie (Cora) Clyke, George (Lynne) Clyke, Shirley (Howard) Mahar, Marion Scott, Kay Morse, Benjamin "Gary" (Viola) Clyke, Richard "Ricky" Clyke, Joseph "Bunny" Clyke, Barbara Clyke, Margie Clyke, Darrell "Buttons" Clyke. Grace was predeceased by her husband Charles, parents, Walter and Dorothy Clyke and siblings: Walter "Jack" Clyke, Freddy Clyke, Vivian "Bubbles" Mingo, John Clyke and Thomas Clyke. The Ceremony of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Shilo Chapel, C.F.B. Shilo on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant was Fr. Patrick Neufeld. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Urn Bearers were sons: Everett "Peter", Jeff and John Gero. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mrs. Gero to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CLEMENTS: Kathleen Betty (nee McBeth) November 14, 1919 - December 23, 2014. Betty passed away peacefully at her residence at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon. She was the oldest of five children born to Harry and Edith McBeth and immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1920, settling at St. Andrews, Manitoba, where she received her education. In 1938, the family moved to Ingelow, Manitoba, where a farm was purchased and later sold to Bob Drysdale. She worked for Jim Doak & family after moving to Ingelow. In 1943, Betty married Ken Clements, who was in the Royal Air Force stationed at Carberry. Their wedding was the first held in Ingelow United Church, and Ken was sent to Europe shortly after their marriage. Their oldest son, Bruce, was born in 1944 but did not get to see his father until 1946 when Ken returned. Added to the family was their only daughter, Lynn, and youngest son, Scott. Betty was an active member of the Ingelow United Church and also belonged to the choir. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. She was a leader of the Ingelow Nifty Niners 4-H Sewing Club for many years. Betty also used her car to transport students from Ingelow to Brookdale School prior to school buses being used. She later started working at Carnation in Carberry and retired from there when she was 70. For many years, Betty was the Ingelow correspondent for the Carberry News-Express. After Ken passed away in 1999, Betty stayed in Ingelow until she moved to Parkview Seniors Complex in Brandon in 2003, where she made many new friends and enjoyed all the activities. She moved to Rideau Park Personal Care Home in 2011, and again made more friends, enjoying activities and socializing. Betty thought very highly of the staff there, who took exceptional care of her during her stay. She was a very kind and understanding mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lived with a positive and cheerful attitude to life. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Ken, in 1999 and son-in-law David Green, in 2013. She will be dearly missed by her family: sons Bruce (Doris) Clements, Scott (Anne) Clements, daughter Lynn Green; grandchildren Geoff (Tammy) Clements, Graham Clements, Theresa Green (Geoff Girardin), Susan Green (Dave Moore), Erin Green (Dean Meadows), Michael Clements, Joanna Clements, Matthew Clements; great- grandchildren, Brett and Graydon Clements, Kate and Finnlea Moore, and frequent visitor Natalie Meadows. Also surviving is her youngest sister, Nancy Shillington, Kindersley, SK, sisters-in-law, Margaret McBeth, Brandon and Marjorie "Chick" Wright and Joyce Plant of England, as well as cousins in Scotland, nieces and nephews in England, Kindersley, and Brandon area. Burial was held at Rosewood Cemetery with service at Brockie-Donovan Funeral Home on December 30, 2014. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba www.heartandstroke.mb.ca or Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
BROWN: John, beloved husband of the late S.M. (Zayda) Brown, father of Doug, Don, Murray and Ivan, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of John, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Activity Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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BRENNAND: Alexander James Brennand, beloved husband of Peggy Brennand of Virden, Manitoba and formerly of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Thursday; January 8, 2015 in his 93rd year. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Tuesday; January 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will follow in Elkhorn Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday; January 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or to Elkhorn and Area Foundation in memory of Alex.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BELL:Faye Edna (nee Fordyce). April 17, 1934- January 3, 2015. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Faye Bell who passed away on January 3, 2015 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Faye was born in Alameda, SK to Charles Fordyce of Aberdeen, Scotland and Edith Jean Russell of Winnipeg, MB. Faye is survived by her husband, Gordon Bell; her daughter, Trudie Milner of Yuma, Arizona; her sons, Mark Smith of Victoria, BC and Blaine Smith of Cochrane, AB; her step-children, Allan Bell of Calgary, AB, Robin Bell of Teddington, England, Carolyn Bell of Medicine Hat, AB and David Bell of Edmonton, AB. She is also survived by her brother, Cam Fordyce of Brandon, MB; her sister, Lorraine Quilliam of Edmonton, AB; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Faye trained as a nurse and graduated at Brandon General Hospital where she nursed for many years. She also nursed in Calgary and Lethbridge, AB before retiring with her husband to the West Coast of British Columbia. Faye was loved by all her extended family and her many friends and will be sorely missed. There will be no service but a Celebration of Life will be held at a future time. Faye was an ardent supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society over the years so in lieu of flowers, a donation in her name would be appreciated.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com.McCall’s of Victoria, BC(1-800-870-4210)
KLIMCZAK: Zygmunt (Zyggy) Richard Klimczak passed on December 16, 2014, he was 90 years old. He is survived by sons Rick and Tracy, daughters-in-law Marilyn and Tiana, grandchildren Michelle, Lori, Kevin and Tobin; great-grandsons Archer, Callum and Tomson; as well as very special friend Corinne Otonikar. He is predeceased by wife Marjorie Klimczak who passed in March,2006. Zyggy’s enthusiasm and joy of life was an inspiration to all his family as well as his wide circle of friends and colleagues. His ordeals of the Second World War could have jaded and burdened him, but it seems these experiences only helped him realize he needed to embrace and celebrate the opportunities and good fortune life made available to him. A victim of Russia’s invasion of Poland at the start of WW II, Zyggy was sent to a Siberian labor camp at age 15. It was a 28 day trip in a cattle car with 30 others. They were allowed out of the car only once during the trip. He never belaboured the experience but when asked about his time in Siberia he once explained “I remember always being hungry and cold… all I wanted was to just not be hungry for once and then I would be happy to die”. To put a better perspective on it he then quickly smiled and said “and look at me now, sometimes I won’t even eat all my dessert!” Hundreds of thousands of the Poles sent to Siberia never returned. This was the first of many times Zyggy beat the odds. After two years in Siberia, Zyggy and his fellow interned Poles to Northern Africa to join the 8th English Army, 2nd Polish Corps. He had to lie about his age to be admitted into the forces. He participated in the Battle of Tobruk against General Rommel. From there it was over to Italy where he fought in the front lines at the Battle of Monte Cassino. Of the 8,000 Poles who fought and won the top of the mountain, 4,000 perished. In 1947 Zyggy was discharged as a Lieutenant. On is trip to Canada he contracted tuberculosis, this meant two years confinement at the Brandon Sanatorium. There was a silver lining to all these hardships, once he regained his health, he took some English and vocational training and was hired to work in the Xray Department of the hospital. This resulted in meeting a newly graduated nurse, Marjorie Thompson. They married in September, 1951. Zyggy’s career evolved from there to working in a Brandon bakery, becoming a tire salesman in Swan River, Manitoba, then on to become the Accountant at the Swan River hospital. During that time he completed a university diploma program in Hospital Administration. This led to an appointment from 1971 – 1974 as Hospital Administrator in Pine Falls, Manitoba, and from there to a ten year term as Administrator of the 2 hospitals and 2 personal care homes in Deloraine and Melita. Getting each of the health facilities he led to successfully acquire the Accreditation designation for quality, safety, and efficiency was one of his many achievements. Zyggy retired in 1984. He and Marj then had the best of all worlds, they loved the close-knit, small town lifestyle of Deloraine in the summers and the sun and fellowship of all their snowbird friends in Mesa, Arizona each winter. Zyggy was always quick to point out when he left hospital administration he wasn’t retired… “now my job is to golf everyday.” And golf almost everyday of the year he did. Always competent at the game, the true accomplishments may have been the regularity, once he was in his mid-seventies and beyond, that his score would be lower than his age. So many layers and so many stories… he spoke 5 languages. It would take a chance occurrence with someone who happened to be speaking Italian or Russian for Zyggy to pop into the conversation and amaze those around who didn’t even know he knew anything about the language. Zyggy was renown for his colourful quips and sayings. A good golf shot could earn you the compliment “you foxy banana” or “good shotski Mr. Potski”. Should Zyggy miss hit one you could count on hearing “shxx on a pumpkin”. His family gave him a custom made ball cap with a more “polite” version embroidered on the front: S.O.A.P. When someone would lament anything from prices for the crops being too low, to gas prices being too high, or the weather interfering with a tee time all would be put in proper perspective when Zyggy would say with a shake of his head, smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye “It’s a tough life in Canada!” The real intent of the message was always clearly understood. There will be a memorial service at The Deloraine United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. The family asks that any donations be made to the Deloraine Health Centre Palliative Care Fund.
MacGREGOR: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday January 4, 2015 at the age of 79 years, David Angus MacGregor, of Rounthwaite, MB Angus leaves to mourn his passing son Glen (Roberta) MacGregor of Edmonton, AB, Teresa (Darcy) Wilton of Wawanesa, Kathie Humphreys of Wawanesa, five grandchildren Damon, Michelle, Krista, Nicole & Austin; sisters Lil Nichols & Pat Roe of Portage la Prairie MB, Betty MacGregor of Winnipeg & Mary Jenkins of Red Deer AB as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Angus was predeceased by his wife Christine (nee Lambkin), son-in-law Todd Humphreys as well as several brothers & sisters & spouses. Funeral services will be held on Monday January 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will take place in the Rounthwaite Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Angus’ memory to the Sipiweske Museum for the Rounthwaite United Church, Box 116, Wawanesa MB or to the Rounthwaite Cemetery Fund, c/o Brandon & Area Community Foundation, Box 22096, Brandon MB, R7A 6Y9 or to a charity of choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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