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BOAKE: Howard Calder Boake passed away peacefully at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on July 9th, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Howard was born on the family farm north of Nesbitt on April 4th, 1922. Howard was the eldest of four children (one passing away in infancy) born to John and Clara (nee Calder) Boake. Other than two years served in the army as a cook, Howard lived all his life in the Nesbitt area. Howard met his future wife of 61 years, Doreen Gladys Hyde while she was working in the Co-op store in Nesbitt. They were married in 1945 and moved to the SE 5-7-18W in 1947 where they farmed together until Doreen’s passing in 2006. They raised two sons John and Doug and were very helpful in getting them started in farming, always there to help when needed. Howard left school at an early age to farm with his dad. He was a farmer through and through and loved everything associated with it, although when repairing equipment, if things did not go as planned, he could throw a wrench or part as far as the best of them. Howard and Doreen had a mixed farm, growing grain and raising all types livestock, horses and cattle being his favorites. In his younger years when time allowed he worked for some of the neighboring farmers and had many fond memories and interesting stories of this time in his life. Howard was not a complainer and though many of the earlier years on the farm were tough, he took the good with the bad and persevered with hard work and determination. Howard experienced many changes in his lifetime of farming, from working with horses and threshing machines to driving a four-wheel drive tractor and self-propelled combine. For many years Howard, his two sons, brother Ralph and nephew Ron worked together farming and he enjoyed this very much. Howard was a people person with a good sense of humor and he enjoyed visiting with anyone and everyone at anytime, as well as sharing the odd beverage should the occasion arise. He would lend a helping hand to neighbors whenever he could. Howard loved his family and was devoted to them. He loved teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up. He took a keen interest in what his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were doing and would watch them play baseball, curl and perform in Christmas concerts among other things. Family gatherings were also a special event in his life, including his birthday which he shared with his granddaughter Lisa. He will be remembered as the Christmas “turkey carver”, which he did for many years. Howard also attended many family reunions in Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario. Howard enjoyed many activities from card playing to goose hunting to golfing, but his sport of choice was curling which he participated in for around sixty years, starting in Nesbitt’s one sheet curling rink in 1942. He enjoyed curling with good friend and neighbor Wes Rathwell for 25 years and spoke of this often. Howard and Doreen attended the Silver Broom for a few years, meeting new friends and seeing new places like Switzerland. Howard was a Legion member, he served on the Bertha School Board for 6 years and on the Pool Elevator Board in Nesbitt for 25 years. He was very interested in local history, reading and studying many of the area history books and could often be counted on to advise when and where someone lived as well as some of their family history. Howard spend the last few months in the Wawanesa Personal Care Home where he received excellent care and enjoyed visiting with staff and residents. Dad had good health most of his life, loved his family, loved farming and enjoyed his friends and neighbors, a life well lived. He will be sadly missed by all and fondly remembered. Howard leaves to mourn his son, Doug (Darlene), daughter-in-law Muriel, five grandchildren: Andrew (Jennifer), Heather (Travis), Trevor, Connie, Lisa (Mark) and five great-grandchildren: Kayleigh, Addison, Teagan, Bayley, and Calder, brother Ralph (Marney), sisters-in-law Grace Huculak, Bernice Christensen, Marney Boake, and brother-in-law Clayton Hunter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his wife Doreen (nee Hyde), son Jack Boake, sister Rita (Bill) Garbe, infant brother James Boake and parents John and Clara (nee Calder) Boake, as well as numerous extended family members. A family graveside service was held on July 14, 2015 at the Minnewawa Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Receptions at the Nesbitt Community Hall. Donations in Howard’s memory can be made to The Wawanesa Activities Department, c/o Prairie Mountain Health Authority, Box 309, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0, or to CancerCare Manitoba, 620 Frederick St., Brandon, MB R7A 2B3, or to a charity of your choice.
BENNETT: Olive Bennett (nee Olha Kowalchuk) 1914 - 2015. The family is saddened to announce that Olive Bennett passed away at the Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home in Brandon on July 16th, 2015, just two days short of her 101st birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents, Ivan & Sandena Kowalchuk, and sisters, Stephanie, Anna, Claudia and Mary and brothers, Steven, William and Daniel. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Keith, daughter-in-law Beverley and granddaughters, Sandina and Amy. She is also survived by one sister, Audrey Kowalchuk and many nieces and nephews. Olive was born on July 18th, 1914 in her pioneer parents’ log house near Angusville, Manitoba. When she left home she first worked as a hired girl at a local farm and then in Winnipeg at various jobs. Olive married Bill Bennett in 1941 at Suffolk, New Brunswick. Their son Keith was born in 1942 in Winnipeg. Olive loved to garden as well as to cook and bake. We all have many happy memories of sharing wonderful meals of borscht, perogies and cabbage rolls. Family and friends were always welcome at the Bennett homes on Berry and Conway Streets and also out at Kenton. Olive was a caring and compassionate person; she provided a home for her mother for many years as well as her nephew whom she mothered for the first 5 years of his life. “Aunt Olive” also enjoyed having the hunters stay with her for over twenty-five years during deer season. In 2002 she moved to Brandon and continued to live independently until a fall earlier this spring hospitalized her and forced her to move into Hillcrest. Cremation has taken place and as per her wishes a private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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SHARPE: On June 4, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta at the South Health Campus (hospital), Phyllis May Sharpe (nee Shannon) died at the age of 95 years. She was in the company of her daughter Jill, who brought her much comfort and company over the last six years. Phyllis is survived by Jill of Calgary, Paul of Kemptville, Ontario and Ian of Smithers, B.C. Ian and Paul visited Phyllis in Calgary whenever they could. Jill’s son, Colin, his wife Christine and their 3 year old sons, Callum and Hayden were also frequent visitors. Jill, Paul, Colin and family gathered at a place where they frequently took Phyllis, Carburn Park, along the Bow River, to remember Phyllis on Sunday, June 7. Phyllis was cremated and her ashes will be taken to Brandon, to be interred with those of her husband Victor in the Sharpe family plot. Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Phyllis became a public health nurse, worked in Toronto, then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served at Trenton and Rockcliff air bases in 1944-1945. She met her husband Victor Sharpe, of Brandon, when he was stationed with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps at Camp Borden, near Barrie. They married in 1947 and lived in Brandon from then until Victor’s death in 2009. In Brandon, Phyllis was active with the Women’s Music Club, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Brandon Ski Club, Glenorky Ski Valley, Inc., and municipal recycling efforts.
TAYLOR: The death of Clifford Joseph Taylor, beloved husband of Jeanette and dear father to Shelley and Clinton, occurred at his residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 78 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Rhonda Smith of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
VICKERY: Joseph Allen, July 23, 1944 - July 18, 2015, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre with his wife and brother by his side. Allen is survived by wife Lynda, daughter Tracey (Jeff) and children Riley and Brooklyn; son Jason (Rayleen) and children Cole and Jayden; brother Wrey and children; and sister Marion. Allen will be missed by his wife and family. May you rest in peace. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held at a later date.
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WELLS: With sadness the family of George Robert Wells announce that his death occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at his residence, Fairview Home. Born June 6, 1926 at Ninga, Manitoba, to Charles and Annie Wells, George grew up in the Wakopa and Killarney areas. He schooled in the Wakopa one room school house, making many close, long-time friends and obtaining his grade eight education. During his working years, George had numerous jobs including working for Silverwood Ice cream, where he travelled southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan; Perth's dry cleaners; being a Corrections Officer in the late 60-70s at the old Brandon jail site, and eventually retired from Agricultural School as property manager in 1989. George was known for cutting and delivering many loads of fire wood over a 30-40 year span. He enjoyed hunting, particularly moose, and loved times spent on the farm, with family, especially the baling activities. Left to cherish George's memory are: his wife Hilda Wells (nee Leifso); children; Douglas (Heather) Wells, Judith (Derek) Kindrat, Betty (Eugene) Chalanchuk, and Nancy (Ron) Thomas. There are ten grandchildren and thirteen great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings: Harry Wells, Ada Anderson, Margaret Ryan, Evelyn Henry and Eleanor Smith. A graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, July 23, 2015. A Memorial Service followed at Memories Chapel with Arlene Robertson officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mr. Wells may be made to a charity of choice.
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WILDE: Sally J. Wilde. It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Sally Wilde on July 6 in Winnipeg. Sally is survived by her mother Eleanor & sisters Susan (Dennis) & Myrna (Ted). “I-yi” is survived by nephews Brad (Laura) & Scott (Carlie) & great nephews Ben & Jasper. Sally is also survived by dearest friends Joy Szafron & Janice Baynton plus many other relatives & friends in Winnipeg & Brandon.She was predeceased by her father Ken, brother Michael & Aunt Bea. Sally was born in Brandon on July 2, 1953 & moved to Winnipeg in her early 20’s where she had a very successful career at Richard Wayne Insurance. She moved to Kelowna for one year but her roots were in Manitoba & Winnipeg & she returned in May of this year. Sally’s true passion was baking & she enjoyed giving most of it away to family, friends & co-workers. She kept everything meticulous & also loved working in her gardens. She was beautiful caring person & a gentle soul & will be sadly missed by her relatives & friends. She will always remain with us in our hearts and in the many beautiful memories she created with us. Wherever Sally's spirit has landed we know it will be a much happier and very beautiful place. As per Sally’s request cremation has taken place & there will be no funeral or service. There will be a private family service at a later date.
TRYHUK: Dale Tryhuk passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the age of 57 years. Beloved wife of Morris Tryhuk, Dale is survived by her daughter Danielle Erickson (husband Lee), granddaughter Ella, and her son Matthew (wife Renee). She was predeceased by her mother Dorothy Robinson (Stark). Dale grew up in Brandon, MB in the family home that her grandpa helped build. She was an avid skier in her early years at Glenorki Ski Hill where her mom ran the ski club. Childhood summers were spent at the family cabin at Clear Lake. The majority of her working years were in medical administration, and she enjoyed her position as manager of a local medical clinic. In her adult years, Dale could be found relaxing on weekends with her family at their cabin in Sandy Lake. She also enjoyed reading books, boat rides and photography. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Dale will be sadly missed. A celebration of life for close friends and family will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the family home from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, ICU Ward, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. The family would like to thank the hospital staff for their compassionate care.
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TRYHUK: Dale Tryhuk passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the age of 57 years. A celebration of life for close friends and family will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the family home from 1pm to 3pm. Beloved wife of Morris Tryhuk, Dale is survived by her daughter Danielle Erickson (husband Lee) and granddaughter Ella, and her son Matthew (wife Renee). She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She will be sadly missed.
STANLEY: Dorothy Stanley of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 99 years. A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Canon Joy Ruddock officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Mit Tiefster Trauer wird heute mein geliebter Taufparte Onkel Hans beigelegt. Der im Alter von 54 Jahren an Krebs verstorben ist. Wir werden Dich immer in liebevoller Erinnerung behalten.
Miss you, Brittney, Mom and Dad
ROGERS: Shirley May Rogers (Roman) born July 2, 1927 in Winnipeg M.B. passed away July 19, 2015 at Brandon General Hospital from complications due to a fall. Married to Harry Rogers October 14, 1950 in Winnipeg, MB, Mom and Dad started their married life in Watson Lake Yukon, for Dads first posting in the Air Force. Mom was a Girl Guide Leader and eventually became a commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada. She enjoyed canning, baking,sewing and knitting for her family. She was predeceased by Harry Rogers, May 31, 1983. Survived by her four children, Miles Rogers, Karen (Ross Adam), Heather (Jim James) and Valerie (Jeff McManes), eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grand children. The Immediate family will gather for a private service in Winnipeg.
CRAIG: Barbara Craig of Souris, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 19, 2015, while visiting her daughters and great grandchildren? in Melville, Saskatchewan. Barb was born on May 11, 1939, to? Evelyn and Fredrick Banks? in Toronto, Ontario. She lost her father to scarlet fever when she was nine years old. Barb met and married her husband, Boyd Craig, ?in Toronto on December 7, 1957. Following the birth of their first son, they moved to Dauphin, Manitoba.  Barb had four more children before moving to Brandon in 1971. Barb and Boyd retired and moved to their hobby farm outside of Souris in 1998. Boyd passed away in 2007. Barb is survived by her children: Judith (John), Fred (Sandee), Alan (Dawn), Charlotte and Cynthia, as well as 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A graveside service will held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held following the graveside service at Barb's home in Souris.
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WELLS: The death of George Robert Wells, beloved husband of Hilda, and father to Doug, Judy, Betty and Nancy, occurred at his residence, Fairview Home, on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service with follow at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, at 2:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mr. Wells may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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BOYCE: The death of Garry Boyce, beloved husband of Mary, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 19, 2015. Announcement of funeral details will follow.
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