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CLEAVER: Marie M. Cleaver passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Moore Park Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marie may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DOUGLAS: Janet, 75 years, beloved wife of Roy Douglas, mother of Bill (Sheila) and Linda, grandmother of Brett (Sarah), died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, December 2, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Janet, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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ZAPUCHLAK: The death of Rose Zapuchlak, beloved wife of the late Bill Zapuchlak, occurred at Hillcrest Place on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Rose is survived by her sister Anne Melnyk and brother Mike Pohynayko. Prayers will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Stella Fedeniuk will be cantor. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HOBBS: Garnet Hobbs, beloved husband of Marie died December 1, 2013 at Bren Del Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 90 years. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Garnet may be made to the Bren Del Win Lodge: Box 527, Deloraine, Manitoba R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral 204-747-2088.
GREEN: George Green, beloved husband of Donna Green and loving father of Brandon and Mitchell, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden District Health Centre on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the age of 83 years. By family request the funeral services will be private. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of George.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DOUGLAS: Janet, 75 years, beloved wife of Roy Douglas, mother of Bill and Linda, grandmother of Brett (Sarah), died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, December 2, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Janet, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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DRING: Alex Dring of Boissevain, MB, beloved husband of Peggy and dear father of Wendy (Bruce) McCausland, Gwen Radford, Judy (Dale) Start and John (Molly) Dring, passed away suddenly at the Boissevain Health Centre on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the age of 80 years. The Funeral Service to Honour Alex’s Life will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Boissevain, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Milo Spooner Craig officiating. Interment will follow at the Boissevain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alex may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre, “Palliative Care,” P.O. Box 899, Boissevain, MB, R0K 0E0. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WALLACE: Mrs. Donna Jean Wallace, beloved wife of the late Ken Wallace, passed away at St. Boniface Hospital on November 17, 2013 at the age of 61 years. Donna was born on April 18, 1952 in Portage la Prairie, MB. She attended Victoria School in her elementary years, later attending Brandon Collegiate. Donna moved to Brandon in 1968 with her parents, Jim and Shirley McMurrich and younger sister, Judy. In 1970, Donna met her soul mate, Ken Wallace, whom she married May 22, 1971. Donna and Ken settled in Brandon, starting their family in 1974. Donna worked for the Clinic Pharmacy for almost 43 years, taking time off only for the birth of her children. Donna was the #1 fan to her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, rarely missing a sports game. She was an avid sports fan, holding season tickets to the Wheat King games. Donna was a funny, kind-hearted, loving woman, who always put the needs of others before herself. Donna is survived by daughter Deann (Scott) McDonald, son Cory Wallace and daughter Jodie (Rhys) Bolton, grandchildren Samantha and Tyrran Heide, Austin and Lexa Goodon, Jordan and Nick McDonald, sister Judy (George) MacKay, sister-in-law Carol Wilms, brother-in-law Ed Wilms and many nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by Ken, her husband of 38 years, parents Jim and Shirley McMurrich, father and mother-in-law Clifford and Dorothy Wallace, sister-in-law Marg Wilms and brother-in-law Jack Wallace. A private graveside burial took place on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Brandon Cemetery, followed by a service at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Kim Lewarne, Certified Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Urn Bearers were grandsons Austin Goodon and Tyrran Heide. Donations in memory of Donna may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation #2-37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
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SNOWDON: With sadness the family of Gerald Robert David Snowdon announces that his death occurred on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born October 22, 1937 at East St. Paul, Manitoba, Gerald was raised by Robert and Martha Snowdow where he resided on the family farm located between Oak River and Rivers, Manitoba. Gerald attended Medina School in the Blanchard Municipality. In March 1954, Gerald furthered his education and attended Agriculture College in Brandon. He then received his Heavy Duty Mechanic License September 19, 1977. Always one to keep busy, Gerald worked on the farm, the pipeline, did land clearing and heavy duty equipment repairs. Gerald was an active member of the Lions Club Oak River/Hamiota, Rivers United Church and the Pioneer Power and Equipment Club. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, where he achieved 45 years of dedicated service. In his spare time, Gerald was a collector of Antique Crawler Tractors. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years of marriage, Mary (nee Martens); son Robert (Tanis) Snowdon, grandsons Aaron Snowdon and Ashlin Snowdon, granddaughter Ainsley (Jonathan) Yamashita; son Jamie (Rene) Snowdon, grandson Ryker Snowdon; daughter Cindy (Darcy) Chateau, granddaughter Stacy (Josh) Bileski, great-grandson Kiefer, granddaughter Crystal Stauch, great-granddaughter Zoey, granddaughter Amanda (Bryan) Bechard, great-grandsons Noah, Austin and Avery; son Michael Snowdon. Also surviving are: Gerald’s birth mother Vera Joseph; sister Linda Borne; step-sisters June Buell and Barbara (Richard) Riley; step-brother Bill (Kathy) Joseph; mother-in-law Barbara Martens; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Jack (Maria) Martens, Anne (Ron) Sawatzky, Bill (Dianne) Martens, Ed (Gail) Martens, Barb (Herman) Martens, Jim Martens, Ron (Erin) Martens as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Martha Snowdon, father-in-law Peter Martens, brothers-in-law Henry Borne and Paul Buell. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Central United Church on Friday, November 29, 2013. Rev. Lydia Glawson officiated. Pallbearers were Walter Froese, George Froese, Brian Borne, Herman Martens, Jake Unrau and Vern Davidson. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gerald to a charity of their choice.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SELBIE-EAMER: Edna Anne Christine Selbie-Eamer (née Larson) of Brandon passed away peacefully at home on November 17th, 2013 at the age of 86 years thus drawing to its conclusion, a long, accomplished, happy and meaningful life. Edna was born on November 10th, 1927 on the family farm at Hilltop, near Erickson, MB, which had been homesteaded by her Swedish grandparents in 1887. Her beloved parents, Emil and Emmy Larson (née Skoglund), raised Edna, her sister Florence and her brothers, Lawrence, Roger, Gerry and Delmar on a generous diet of faith, love and hard work. Edna attended Hilltop Baptist – the church erected by her grandparents and their neighbours on land donated by her grandfather. She studied at Hilltop School and Erickson Public School. Upon graduating, she undertook a year of “permit teaching” at one- roomed Scandanavia School, not far from home but where the oldest student was only six months younger than she. A single paycheque for the whole year finally arrived a month after the end of term. The proceeds of Edna’s teaching career, as brief as it was, nonetheless allowed her to complete secretarial and bookkeeping courses at Brandon’s Wheat City Business College and subsequently secure employment at The Codville Company Wholesale Grocers. In 1951, she married Brandon native and RCAF veteran James (Jim) Still Selbie. Together, they built a home on Richmond Avenue West alongside those of other veterans who had been granted land in appreciation of their service. Son James, and daughter Jacqueline, completed their family. Edna and Jim worked hard to be good providers – Jim at the Department of Highways and Edna in a lengthy succession of interesting and increasingly challenging jobs. At times she held two, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Especially notable were stints as office manager for the Brandon College and YMCA building fund-raising campaigns and as executive secretary for the Brandon organizing committees for the Canadian and Manitoba Centennial celebrations. Edna also worked in the local office of the National Film Board during which time her children and neighbours looked forward to Friday evenings when she would often step off the bus with a projector and an armload of NFB films to be shown to one and all in the Selbie basement cinema. Edna never allowed her work life to impinge upon family life – she was always “there” for her husband and children, be it as a parent volunteer, a curling partner, a holiday planner or a participant in happy gatherings at the farm with the Larsons, or Sandy Lake with the Selbies. After Jim’s sudden untimely death in 1973, Edna, now a single parent, further upgraded her skills and began a new full-time career as a Court Reporter and Special Examiner until 1991 and continuing as an Examiner until 1996. She considered her service in the Brandon judicial community the high point in her professional life and left it with much respect for and from its members at all levels. In 1982, Edna married Reginald (Reg) Victor Eamer. In their 31 years together, Edna and Reg enjoyed a particularly rich quality of life which they shared generously with all the members of their large blended family and with their myriad friends. They travelled extensively throughout North America and Europe. At home, they diligently assisted the good works of the Brandon Shrine Club. For many years, Edna appeared as a clown at the Brandon Shrine Circus helping to raise money in support of the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital. “Eamer’s Corner”, their Wasagaming cottage, was the source of many a fond and enduring memory, especially for their grandchildren. Edna was a charter member of P.E.O. Chapter R Brandon and kept her P.E.O. sisters close to her heart always. She was also a member of Knox United Church, the John Howard and Elizabeth Fry Society, the Royal Canadian Legion, Quota International, the Ladies of the Brandon and District Shrine Club and, the Ladies Auxiliary of 502 Wing RCAF Association. She was a voracious reader from earliest childhood and was addicted to cross-word puzzles and Coronation Street. Edna will be remembered with profound love, affection and gratitude by her family and friends for her wonderful contributions to their own lives and, as such, for her many virtues – certainly for her steady professionalism in the workplace, her constant good nature and her unwavering commitment to the well-being of others - but perhaps none more than the capaciousness of her heart. She was utterly devoted to her family; her grandchildren’s biggest fan; gave each of her nieces and nephews good reason to believe they were her favourite; and, was true and loyal to all her friends. In addition to her husband Reg, Edna is survived by her son James (Anne) Selbie and grandchildren Elizabeth, James and Olivia; daughter, Jacquie (Bryan) Johnson and grandchildren Wayne and Crystal; her sister Florence (Fred) Swiscoski; brothers Gerry (Marilyn) Larson, Del (Nora) Larson, sister-in-law Leona Smith, sister-in-law Colleen Wasson and her many “favourite” nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and by her brothers Roger Larson, and the Reverend Lawrence Larson and his wife Ruth; and, by her first husband James Still Selbie, sister-in-law Elizabeth (May) Maddess and brother-in-law William (Bud) Selbie. She is also survived by Reg’s daughter Deb Berkan (Wayne Ellchuk) and grandchildren Jared, Hayli and Jadrian; son, Alfred (Jan) Eamer and grand-daughters Tara, BrieAnne and Leah; daughter, Linda (Ken) Davies; daughter, Brenda (David) Ash-Kevill and grandchildren Tyler, Courtney and Brittany; and son, Darrell (Dori) Eamer and grand-daughter Brooklyn. There are also five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother- in-law George Eamer and his wife Carol. A memorial service will be held for Edna at Knox United Church, Brandon at 2:00 pm on December 6th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba P.E.O. Foundation Fund (c/o The Winnipeg Foundation, 1350 - One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0X3) or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
McCORRISTER: It is with deep regrets that we announce the death of Elmer William McCorrister on July 29, 2013 at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 78 years. Elmer was living in Birch River, Manitoba until he was hospitalized. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jeanette McCorrister and his children, Colette (Brad) Tweed, Debra (Jim) Cook, Earl (Delores) McCorrister, Danny (Nicole) McCorrister, Loretta (Donnivan) Cournoyer. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nephews, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and other siblings. Elmer had many jobs in his life but the jobs he loved the most was his trapping and his guiding. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and the Swan River Hospital for all their care and patience throughout his stay. Donations can be made to the charity of your choice in the memory of Elmer McCorrister. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, Winnipeg, were in care of arrangements.
MAGUIRE: Mae Maguire (nee Peter) January 18, 1941 to November 25, 2013 . We have a hole in our hearts today as the Maguire family announces the passing of our beloved Mom, Wife, Sister and Grandma in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Mom is predeceased by her loving husband, Jim. Remaining to remember her are son Trevor and his wife Deborah, daughter Shannon and husband Kurt, brother AJ and wife Marilyn, sister Joyce and four adoring granddaughters Meghan, Brianna, Chloe and Kira who knew her as “Grandma Sweetie”. Mom grew up in Elkwater, Alberta where her father, Harry, was a forest ranger and mother, Hilda, ran the local store. She married Dad in 1959 and they moved to Brandon in 1972 where they lived for over 32 years raising their family and enjoying their cabin at Lake Metigoshe until they retired and returned to Medicine Hat. Mom enjoyed the simple things in life: Saturday morning coffees with her sister, working in her amazing gardens, an iced tea on the cabin deck with the Turners or a rum and coke with her brother, traveling around the world with her friend Joan, scrapbooking with Deb, babysitting her granddaughters in Toronto and while there, doing a little shopping or taking in a show, and of course, her daily calls from Trevor and Meghan. She has been known to be late for coffee dates because she was tied up on a call with Trevor. The only rule was don’t phone Mom during a CFL game.
Mom, we will always love and remember you. Thank you for being part or our lives.
A private family service will be held at a later date at St. Margaret’s Church in Eagle Butte, Alberta. Donations in Mom’s memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society #102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z8 or a charity of your choice. Cancer screening saves lives: we urge everyone to get tested.
To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Mae Maguire, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence.
Arrangements are by the Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium, 540 South Railway St. S.E., Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.
GILLIS: With sadness the family of Fran Gillis, beloved wife of the late Douglas Gillis and loving mother of Larry (Betty) and Cathy (Roger) Wilson, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Fran’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1101–191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X1. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ELLIOTT: In memory of William Johnathan Elliott, who passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013, at the age of 31. Will is lovingly remembered by his children William and Brooke (their mother Leora Elliott), his father Ross, his siblings Mathew (Carla Elliott) and Darlene (Travis Fiset), his nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends. Will ("John") was born on May 5, 1982, in Wiarton, Ontario. He was raised on the family's horse ranch in New Liskeard, Ontario; explaining his love for all creatures great and small. At the age of 12, Will joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets Algonquin Regiment. This proved to be the beginning of his many years’ service to his country. At 17, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army, joining the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 2nd Battalion, and served until his passing.  Will will be remembered for his love of his family and passion for keeping smiles on his children's faces. The family of the late William Elliott will receive family and friends at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, December 1, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  A memorial service will take place on Monday, December 2, 2013, at St. Barbara’s Chapel, CFB Shilo at 10:00 a.m.
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DILLABOUGH: John Raymond Dillabough, December 31, 1937 – November 16, 2013. John passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Arrowsmith Lodge surrounded by the love of his family. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 54 years, Louise; devoted dad to his daughters, Sandra and Nadine (Mark) Goodgrove; proud papa of Krista (Bryce), Byron (Samantha), Tara-Lyn, Jordyn and Hayley; great-grandfather to Oscar, Kaiven, Chace, Tucker and Zane; brother to Rod, Bob (Joyce), Wayne (Irene). John was predeceased by both his parents James and Verna; brothers, Jim and Murray. He will be lovingly remembered by many extended family members and many close friends. John grew up on the family farm in Dand, Manitoba. At 19 he met and later married his best friend, Louise. They started with nothing but their love for each other. After years of hard work, John discovered his passion and was given the opportunity to work in healthcare. He began his career as a Hospital Administrator in 1963 and was responsible for the planning and building of three new hospitals throughout his career of 34 years.” Mr. D.” held a strong and gentle presence at the Deloraine, Souris, Fort Nelson and Squamish General Hospitals, where he was respected and appreciated by all for his genuine dedication and incredible work ethic. John was a proud member of the Elks and Lions Club, volunteering years of service in his home communities. He was also an outdoor enthusiast who fully embraced the beauty of BC through his hiking, running, biking and camping. John was able to enjoy these activities to the fullest once he and Louise moved to Parksville. First and foremost, was his constant love and support for his wife and family. John will be remembered for his avid story telling, which often included tales of his many travels with Louise. A Celebration of Life will be held in John’s honour at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s memory to either the Parkinsons Society of BC, Suite 600, 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9 or the Arrowsmith Rest Home Society Foundation, 266 Moilliet Street, Parksville BC V9P 1M9.
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Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium (1.877.264.3848) in care of arrangements.
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