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VERMETTE: With sadness the family of Susan Vermette, age 61 years, beloved mother of Sean and Vanessa; grandmother of Cody and Keara; daughter of Nancy Bach and sister to Noreen Simpson announce that her death occurred on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Brandon. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. John Okosun of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will be at Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NIELSEN: Lillian Nielsen, mother to Deb (Jack) Angus and nan to granddaughter Dawn (Scott) Middleton and their daughters Abagail and Grace, and granddaughter Robyn Angus, passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side in her 91st year. A private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lillian may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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MOWATT: Wayne Keith (1942 – 2014), passed away peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hillcrest Place. He was predeceased by his mother, Eileen and father, James. He is survived by his sister, Bette Dechka, brother, Neil Mowatt, nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him to be a most kind and gentle soul. A private family service will be held at a later date.
LUMBARD: John Thomas (Jack) Lumbard, beloved husband of Joyce and dear father of Todd (Kerry), Wade (Kelly) and Becky (Mark), passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
HAYNES: Dorothy Haynes, beloved mother of Bev (Gord) Derouin and Murray, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the age of 96 years. Cremation will take place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HAYDEN:It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley-Anne Hayden announces her passing in the early morning of Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 64. Shirley-Anne was born in Birtle, Manitoba, the daughter of the late Riel and Margaret Fleury. In Shirley-Anne’s early years, her father’s job at CN moved them to many places in rural Manitoba where Shirley-Anne met many friends. She had a huge heart when it came to friends and family. Many have stories of leaving Shirley-Anne’s place with a gift of some sort. It was in 1992 when Shirley-Anne was married to the late Andrew Hayden who always remained the love of her life. About 24 years ago, Shirley-Anne and her husband Andrew moved to Brandon to be closer to her mother, Margaret, and it was there that she began her long and rewarding career in the healthcare profession with Brandon Regional Health Authority. At Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Shirley-Anne worked extremely hard and the staff and residents at this home became some of the most important people in her life. Shirley-Anne’s heart also extended to her many animals, which she adopted from the Humane Society. She was a huge supporter of the Humane Society and loved each of her animals dearly. Shirley-Anne leaves behind a godson Dwayne Mackey and his wife Anjelisa. She also leaves behind sisters, Donna Fleury and Lynda Fleury. She is also survived by godsons, Gary Fleury and Conrad Fleury, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were held for Shirley-Anne at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on March 14, 2014 and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on March 15, 2014. She was laid to rest beside her mother, Margaret and her beloved husband, Andrew, at Brandon Municipal Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shirley-Anne may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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FERG: Alice Margaret Ferg (March 18, 1925 – January 31, 2014). A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon. Please join the family to remember and honour the remarkable person she was.
FINLAY: Milton Roy, beloved husband of the late Eleanor Finlay, farther of Ted (Joyce), Susan Finlay, Walter (Debra), Nancy (Jim) Hargreaves and Valerie (Harold) Renn, passed away peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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HALES: Barry Alfred Martin born October 24, 1943, passed away with his family by his side February 15, 2014 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Barry was born in Rapid City, the second child of Fred and May Hales. Barry grew up on a farm just outside of Rapid City where his mother and father had a milk route which was run as a family. Barry attended elementary and high school in Rapid City which is now the museum. Barry quit school at an early age and started in to the work force at the age of 16 at Sample Store. He worked various other jobs in Rapid City before spending 25 years working at Manitoba Hydro. Due to health reasons (Diabetes) he had to take an early retirement at the age of 55. During Barry's years he loved the sport curling and was the President of the Rapid City Curling Club and also spent some time as a Councillor for the Town of Rapid City. He spent lots of time at the rink curling, visiting and enjoying a good "Rink Hot Dog." Barry loved to spend time outdoors whether it was gardening, planting trees, building his cabin in his back yard where lots of family gatherings happened. The family gatherings could have been wiener roast lunches to hot chocolate and marshmallows in the winter time. He also loved to tear down buildings, one was the Pettapiece Elevator which was then used to build their new family home in 1980 in Rapid City. Barry and Carol enjoyed going to Auction Sales together. He loved to collect antiques and had a substantial collection. Two of his biggest collections and his pride and joy was his Medalta Potteries and Occupy Japan collection. Barry eventually travelled to Alberta to attain his Auctioneering Certificate which turned into a family business. Barry's love in music has been passed on to his children and grandchildren. Barry also enjoyed to write songs and had a record recorded. Barry is survived by his wife Carol of 47 years; children: Jackie (Tom) English, Rapid City, Tracey Hales (D'Arcy), Rapid City, Martin (Leah) Hales, Neepawa and Delton Braun; grandchildren Ryan (Chelsey), Kaylee, Ryley, Chelsea, Shaleena, Carson and Maitlyn. Sister Barb (Lyall) Wilson, brother Bruce (Lorretta) Hales and numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Diva also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and May Hales. Urn bearers were Ryan, Ryley, Carson, Kaylee, Chelsea, Shaleena and Maitlyn. A Celebration of Barry's Life was held at Memories Chapel in Brandon on February 19th, 2014 and a family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Barry’s memory may be made to Children's Wish Foundation 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2.
In Barry's words: "Weep not that I go before you, I wait for your recall.I'll meet you there, With open arms and lasting love for all."
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DRYDEN: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Kathleen Marion Dryden at the age of 88. Kathleen passed away peacefully at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard Douglas Dryden, her parents Hugh and Eleanor Connolly, sisters Florence Adams and Eileen Moore, brother Tom Connolly, and also by her brothers-in-law Ray Adams, Bill Moore, Ken McLeod, Peter Curd, Ed Teillet, and by her sister-in-law Donna (Dryden) Teillet. Left to mourn her passing are her four children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as two sisters-in-law, Joan McLeod and Wilma Curd. Kathleen was born June 10, 1925 in Elkhorn, Manitoba, the second child of Hugh Connolly and Eleanor (Hamlen) Connolly. Hugh was a school inspector and, during his career, the family lived in several communities before moving to Winnipeg. Eleanor was a music teacher who taught her four children to play the piano and appreciate the beauty of music. The family spent many happy summers at their cottage in Riding Mountain National Park, a haven from the workaday world that has remained a family treasure for the third and fourth generations. Kathleen graduated from Kelvin High School at the age of 16 and then attended the University of Manitoba, completing an Arts degree in 1945. Her dream was to be a Kindergarten teacher, but her father felt she should teach high school since she had a university degree. A compromise was reached and she went to Robinson, Illinois to live with her Uncle Joe Connolly, and taught a junior high school class. Returning to Manitoba, she met Richard (Dick) Dryden, the older brother of her good friend Joan. Young People’s Group at Westminster United Church provided lots of opportunities to get to know each other. They discovered that they both loved to dance, a pastime they enjoyed regularly over the years until arthritis made it too difficult for Kathleen. Kathleen and Dick were married at Westminster Church on July 15, 1949. Kathleen helped Dick operate the Dryden family farm near Domain until 1956. During these years, they had three children and Dick completed his university studies, earning a Master of Science in Agriculture. Dick took a position with Agriculture Canada and the family moved to Brandon. They bought a newly constructed home on First Street and resided there for almost 50 years. Their fourth child was born shortly after they moved into the house. As well as her busy life taking care of their four children, Kathleen was active as a founding member of Trinity United Church and helped plan its construction on Richmond Avenue. She was a life member of the Trinity United Church Women. She taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and led the church’s Explorers group for young girls. Kathleen further served her church by working as the church secretary for several years. Kathleen was an active member of the Queen Mary Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, receiving her 50-year membership pin. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. She also enjoyed working as a volunteer and committee member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, located at the Brandon Airport. Kathleen and Dick sold their family home and moved to Lions Manor in 2006. Kathleen’s health forced her to relocate to Fairview and then to Rideau Park Personal Care Homes in 2009. Dick visited her there faithfully every day until his passing in December 2010. The family would like to thank the staff of Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their compassionate care of our Mom for the five years she made Rideau her home. Kathleen’s loss is deeply mourned by daughter Linda and her husband Al Friesen of Brandon, Tim Friesen and partner Itzel Lucio, Kathleen Friesen, Andrew Friesen and partner Tyler Blashko; daughter Brenda and her husband Howard Griffith of Winnipeg, Natalie (Griffith) and husband Maurice Hashie, and Andrew Hashie, and Brian Griffith; son John and his wife Betty of Brandon, Michael and wife Michelle, and Jennifer (Dryden) and her husband Todd Routtu; and son Ken and his wife Vera of Salmon Arm, BC, and Aaron Dryden, Joel Dryden and David Dryden. Sisters-in-law Joan McLeod and Wilma Curd also mourn her passing. Aunty Kathleen is also mourned by her nieces and nephews in the Connolly and Dryden families. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6B3 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2.
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CUPPLES: Pipe Major Alexander Muir. The family regrets to announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great- grandfather, Alex Cupples, in his 91st Year, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. Alex was born on August 26, 1923 and raised and educated in Scotland, where as a boy, he learned to play bagpipes. At the age of 14, he enrolled as a Boy Soldier in the Gordon Highlanders and was tutored further in bagpipe music by all the well known pipers of that era. Dad served with the Gordons through the war years as a piper, and saw active service in France and North-West Europe. In 1946, dad graduated with distinction from the Army School of Piping, Pipe Major's Course, at Edinburgh Castle, and at 23 years of age, was immediately appointed as Pipe Major of the 2nd Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders. At this age he was the youngest pipe major in the British Army, an accomplishment that has never been surpassed. Alex married his wife of 50 years, Janet, in 1946, and after leaving the army in 1953, they settled in their home town in Scotland, where he worked as a foreman at J & P Coates threadmill for more than 20 years. In 1974, the entire family moved to Canada and settled in Brandon. Dad worked at DND Shilo as a storeman until his retirement in 1988. He was appointed Pipe Major of Brandon's 26th Field Regiment RCA Pipe Band, as well as becoming very involved in bagpiping across the prairies. In his retirement years, Alex enjoyed his time with his many friends, including the Brandon Shrine Club Pipe Band and their many safaris. The family also enjoyed many summers camping at Minnedosa Beach. Alex leaves his daughter, Lynn, and three sons, Alex, Ian and Douglas, daughters-in-law Pat (Winnipeg), Patricia (Sprucewoods), and Margaret (Langley, B.C.), as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet, in 1996. Many thanks to Dr. Andrew Seitz, and the staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and the Assiniboine Centre, for the wonderful care dad received. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiated. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204 727 0330.
CRUISE: James (Jim) Robert Cruise, 1950-2014. It is with great sadness we announce Jim’s passing on March 18, 2014 at the Grace Hospital with his wife at his side, at 63 years of age. Jim will be forever remembered and sadly missed by his soul-mate Sharon, daughter Angela Bartley and son-in-law Wayne. Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his brothers Jack (Karen), and Alan (Andrea), his sisters Heather (Brian) and Marg, his grandchildren Taylor, Austin and Brandon, and his great-grandchild Scarlett Jayde, his mother-in-law Betty, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was predeceased by his mother Vivien Cruise. Jim had been with Access Credit Union for 15 years in various capacities, most recently as Acting Branch Manager, for the Oak Bluff branch. Previously he was with RBC as Branch Manager, mostly in rural settings, living in Erickson, Virden, Boissevain, Snow Lake, Stonewall, and Winnipeg. Outside of his banking career Jim had a passion for volunteer opportunities within community roles; Kinsmen Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, and many curling and golf clubs. He made friends easily and always had a joke at the ready. We would like to offer special thanks to Dr. John Rabson and Dr. Wei Li for their care, support and compassion. In lieu of flowers, Jim’s wish is for donations to be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society.
To my loving husband, remember to stop at The Rainbow Bridge on your way, have a safe journey my love!
Honorary pallbearers, Bob Hamaberg and Harold Froese. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at Neil Bardal Funeral Home, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg.
MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall, 204-467-2525
TWEED: Robert ( Bob) Tweed died peacefully March 11, 2014 at Killarney, MB. He was born at Medora, MB. on Dec 4,1918, the youngest child of Thomas and Mary Tweed. He attended Medora School & participated in local sports. As a farm boy, his mechanical talents became evident at an early age. In 1938 he met Elva Lamb and they were married in Moose Jaw in 1941. In 1943 they returned to Medora to open their business known as Tweed’s Garage. Their children; Grant, Karen, Clark & Mervin were born & and raised in Medora. A firm believer in the basic goodness of mankind, he did his best to lend a helping hand to friends and family. Our table was enriched by the many interesting guests he brought home for lunch or supper, often to the great surprise of our Mother. Although officially retired in 1990, Dad maintained a keen interest in the goings on of the business & he remained active in the community until his retirement to Killarney in 1998. Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife Elva in 2007. He is survived by his 4 children, their spouses, 7 grandchildren & 8 great grand children. We have been truly blessed and honoured to call him our Dad. A family burial will take place at the Medora Cemetery. A public celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on March 22, 2014 at the Brendora Hall in Medora. Dad enjoyed the company of friends & we hope you can attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bayside PCH, Killarney MB. Or the Medora Cemetery Fund.
Messages of condolences may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088
GREIG: Mrs. Marian Alice (Elliott) Greig, beloved wife of 57 years to Cecil and loving mother to: Don (Noreen & son James), Barbara (Paul Frydenlund & sons, Brandt and Rhett), Brian (Janice & children, Andrew and Elizabeth), and Marilyn (Mathew Gustafson & children, Shaelyn, Braden, and Lauren), passed away suddenly on Monday, March 17, 2014 in her 83 year. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Melita Presbyterian Church, Melita, MB., with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Interment at the Melita cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita Presbyterian Church, Box 959 Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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DIXON: Charles Clifton Dixon passed away at the age of 77 years at the Boissevain Hospital on March 12, 2014. He is survived by his children Ian (Kelly) and Michele (Willy), grandchildren Camille, Keith and Alex, sister Harriet and brother-in-law Paul Hart, sister-in-law Dorothy and nieces and nephews Nancy, Jeff, and Nathaniel. Chuck was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and he grew up on a farm north of Morris. He was educated in Silver Plains and Morris schools, and thereafter attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Montana. After graduation, Chuck began his career with the Province of Manitoba as a Habitat Specialist. He was a wildlife management biologist with a special interest in agriculture, and he enjoyed tackling projects to develop marginal farmland into wildlife conservation applications. In 1988, he began writing a weekly column on wildlife which was published in a number of rural newspapers. Since his retirement in 1995, Chuck spent much of his time at his home located on his unique quarter section adjacent to the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park. He greatly enjoyed living there and developed a diverse network of friends in the area. In accordance with Chuck’s wishes, a funeral service will be held later this spring in Boissevain. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Meyer Nell and the nursing staff at the Boissevain Health Centre for their special care of Chuck.
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