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ENS: Jacob Heinz passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Jacob will lovingly be remembered by his daughters: Penny Copeland, Karen McGillis, Shannon Reynolds and Holly Reimer, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sisters Olga Heinrichs and Linda Ens, and special friend, Shirley Anderson. In keeping with Jacobs wishes, there will be no service. Donations in memory of Jacob may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
de DELLEY: Francis "Larry" de Delley, age 80 years, passed away at Fairview Home, on Friday, April 25, 2014. Larry was born December 14, 1933 at Richer, Manitoba. Larry's father, Francis was employed with the Provincial Government in the Forestry Department. In 1938, Francis moved his family when he was transferred to the Sprucewoods Reserve in Shilo. Growing up in the Sprucewoods Reserve, surrounded by the tree nursery, birds, deer, wild animals and flowers, Larry's love for the outdoors and nature became evident, especially when he was involved in the tree planting. Larry attended Lawrence School for his early years and then the DND school on the base at Shilo. He was employed as a pipe layer, then as a labourer for DND. He enjoyed some time living in B.C. with family. In January, 1953 Larry began his career with R.C.A.F with basic training in Trenton, Ontario and Bagotville, Quebec. In June of 1955 his first posting was to Winnipeg. Soon after, he met Alice Ann Melcosky in Douglas, Manitoba. They were married in March 1958 at the R.C. Chapel in Shilo. Together they raised five children. Larry was an "Instrument and Electrical" technician - ground crew - servicing the aircraft. At a point in his career Larry was moved to a desk job. He was sad when they requested his tool box as he loved his work "hands on". Larry's postings took him and his family from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Zweibruchen, Germany, then Southport, Manitoba, MooseJaw, Saskatchewan, returning to Winnipeg and then the last move to North Bay, Ontario. Through the thirty-one years of his much enjoyed career he attended courses in Calgary, Alberta and Camp Borden. Larry retired at the age of fifty years as a Warrant Officer. Larry and Alice's children were living in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Winnipeg and Elie, Manitoba. Larry and Alice moved to Brandon where they could spend quality time with their aging parents and a grandmother as well as siblings and their families in the area. Larry's second career entailed him as "jack of all trades" in being a handyman. Customers were basically seniors living in their own homes. They enjoyed Larry's company - someone that would listen to them over a cup of tea or coffee. His "handyman" job followed him into the personal care home - checking out the tables, chairs, furniture and hand railings. Larry took pride in all his work over the years. He enjoyed being one of the coffee regulars at Country Style Donuts - men of all trades discussing their jobs and recommending each other to their customers. His great love for aircraft often found Larry pointing them out into the sky and vapor trails. It delighted him when his three year old grandson thought, Grandma and Grandpa lived in an airplane. Picking Larry and Alice up at the airport and returning them there after their visit was why he concluded they lived in an airplane. Other interests included family Sunday drives, travelling down an unknown road - pointing out wildlife and plants to anyone joining in on the drive. Larry loved picking wild berries and vegetable gardening. When posted at Southport, the family rented a farm house on an acreage where they raised chickens, a couple of pigs, plus milked a couple of cows for a time. The family still enjoys the photos Larry took while in Germany and Italy. He spent lunch hours at work playing badminton and volleyball. He enjoyed watching the hockey games on TV. Larry curled for a time, as well as he and a friend travelled to small towns around, Oakville, Manitoba, playing Bingo - small jackpots and turkeys back in the 1960's. Larry loved to play board games, card games, and especially cribbage with family. In later years Fridays became "date nights" for Larry and Alice especially at "Astoria" pizza for lasagna and a Labatt's Lite. Not only did he enjoy his jobs he could cook, clean house and do laundry to help out. Early in 2000, symptoms of dementia appeared. By 2005 he was diagnosed with Alzheimers. In March 2009, Larry went to live at Fairview Home. The family thanks all the staff over the five years that cared for him and made his last years comfortable. Larry is survived by his wife Alice; his children Kevin (Linda) de Delley, Dawn (Darren) Olson, Tim (Carol) de Delley, Raymond de Delley, and Penny (Steve) Fiddes; grandchildren, Jason and Jeff de Delley, Dustin, Dana and Leland Olson, James Swayda, Amanda Corrigan, Katie Nunn, Kendall de Delley, Zoe, Hugh and Myles Fiddes plus thirteen great-grandchildren. Larry is also survived by sisters Marguerite Hamer, Joyce Watson (Lorne Thomson), Diana Watson, Carol (Tony) Nesci and Pat (Jim) Calkin; brothers Wayne (Diane) de Delley, Brian de Delley; sisters-in-law Lynda de Delley and Linda Finch; mother in law Reo Clarke and brother-in-law Dave Melcosky as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his parents Francis and Blanche de Delley; father-in-law Bill Melcosky; brothers Wally, Ronald and Dennis de Delley; brothers- in-law Rod Hamer, Gordon and Doug Watson, and Ivan Melcosky; sisters-in-law Betty and Dianne de Delley, Beatrice Evanonki and grandson Tim McLean. A Family Graveside Ceremony was held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium with Funeral Celebrant, Lydia Glawson officiating. Urn Bearers were Kevin de Delley and Penny Fiddes. Donations in memory of Larry may be made to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Box 3, Group 520, RR #5, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CURLE: William Vernon Curle left us on March 25, 2014, to be with his Heavenly Father in glory and to join his two sons that passed away in infancy. He was born on December 24, 1964, a couple of minutes before midnight. Hes proven to be an absolute angel, and Im sure he will be our guardian angel. He is survived by his devoted wife, SarahLouise and children, Jason, Suemara, Alice and Kevin. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Curle and Norma Fae, and grandparents on both sides. His passions were nature and highway driving. He drove transport semis for over thirty years. He has taken our family from the mountains of Alberta, to the many lakes of Manitoba, to the highest tides in Canada at the Maritimes, to passing away in the prairies at Saskatoon. His wife will always remember his great charisma and romantic ways. Vern delighted in riding his horses, going to church and enjoying his family at home. He always had time for family and friends, adored his uncles, aunts and cousins that were a strong support, and loved sharing stories of the good old days. Vern created a food bank for ethnic groups and disability, provided a moving service for lower income and disability and aided his wife and a law firm with Anti Poverty Legal Services. He also helped with transportation and setting up and tearing down stages for mature artists in film, television and music. He will be greatly missed by his spouse, family and friends. Yet his legacy will live on with his non-profit organizations. A private service and reception will be held in Hamiota.
BROWN: David Raymer .Raymer Brown of Wawanesa, MB, beloved husband of the late Irene, passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at the age of 99 years. Raymer leaves to mourn his passing his sons Glenn (Denise) of Treesbank, MB and Jim (Mavis) of Wawanesa, MB, grandchildren Shauna, Cory (Jolene), Rob (Carolyn), Dustin (Kristen) and Kelly (Kaitlyn), great grandchildren Netania (Coleman), Jayda, Dylan, Emma, Rylan, Jesse, and Nate and sister-in-law Mary Brown, as well as extended family members & friends. Raymer was predeceased by his wife Irene (nee Sorensen), parents Robert & Cora (nee Clark), brothers Norris (Winnie), Oscar (Irene), Ivan and Morley (Alice). Funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Private family interment will take place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Raymers memory to The Wawanesa Activities Department c/o Prairie Mountain Health Authority Box 309, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
CAMERON: Marjorie Mae. Peacefully our most generous kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who was born March 14, 1911, passed away on May 11, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Howard in 1973 and brother Jack Meggison. Marjorie is survived by her son Douglas Howard of Fort St. John, BC, George William (Diana) of Qualicum Beach, BC; daughter Carole Marjorie Donahue (Don) and Vida Mae Gorgerat both of Winnipeg; her sister Ruth Bell and Scott Meggison (Ada) and many grandchildren. Mom was as long-time resident of Waskada, MB where she had many friends. Her greatest love was family and music and we will miss those happy times. Our thanks to the employees of Kildonan Personal Care Home. Per Moms request, cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest in Waskada Cemetery. No funeral service will be held. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which had been your delight
BRUCE:Doris Ellen Bruce (nee Penelton); beloved wife of the late George Bruce; mother of Marilyn Bruce and Cathy (Phil) Fafard; grandmother of Philip, Cateline, Luke, Aimee; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 88 years of age. A service to celebrate Doriss life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:00pm with a time of fellowship taking place in the Miniota Community Hall. A private family interment will take place at the Miniota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Doris's memory to the Hudson Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Miniota & Area Foundation, Box 70, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WEENINK: Johanna (Anna), beloved wife of the late Henry Weenink, mother of Brian, Dwight and Angela, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Anna, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
ROUTLEDGE: Irene C. Routledge of Virden, Manitoba, beloved wife of Elgin R. Routledge and loving mother of Russ, Garth, Barry, Barbara and Les, passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden Monday; May 12, 2014 in her 84th year. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Friday; May 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Marianne Whyte officiating. Interment will be in Kinsmore Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Alzheimers Society in memory of Irene.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
FINCH: Shirley Lee Finch of Brandon, beloved wife of Ed, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A celebration of Lees life will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church, 5th Street & Southern Avenue, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Chad McCharles officiating. Placement of the urn will follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lee may be made to St. Georges Anglican Church, 1011-5thStreet, Brandon, MB, R7A 3M1 or to a church of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
DUNFORD: It is with great sadness we the family of Julie Ann Vivian (Blacksmith) Dunford (nee Crampain), announce her death after a courageous battle with cancer, on May 9, 2014. She was born January 11, 1968. Julie was the chosen daughter of Marion Crampain- Harvatt and the late Gary Crampain. An aboriginal funeral will take place at the Aboriginal Funeral Chapel at the corner of Parr and Selkirk in Winnipeg on Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will follow and a memorial service will be held at the Oak Lake United Church on May 21 at 6:00 p.m., with interment in the Oak Lake Cemetery. Lunch and fellowship at the Oak Lake Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in honor of Julie.
KENT: Allen Wesley Kent was born July 6, 1921, in Unity, Saskatchewan. He passed away May 10, 2014 at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Allen was a young man when he and his family moved to Brandon, and it was here that he developed his hardworking ways. He worked hard at farming, road construction, Kent Construction and Zenith Paving. After retiring from Kent Construction, Allen went back to farming with his only son for many years. When Allen wasnt working, he enjoyed many hours hunting and fishing. Allen is survived by his wife, Irene, son, Robert and daughter-in-law Regina (children Amanda and Gordon). Sister-in-law, Ruth Kent, and brother-in-law, William Mossop. As per Allens wishes, a private funeral service will be held.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RICARD: Roland Aimé Henri Ricard. Peacefully at the Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne, Manitoba on Monday, May 12, 2014, Mr. Roland Ricard of St. Claude, Manitoba passed away at the age of 78 years. He leaves to mourn his brother Joseph Ricard, 28 nieces and nephews: devoted nephew, friend and neighbour Clément (Lynn) Gobin, Norbert Gobin, Jeanette (Grant) Briggs, Beatrice Nicolson and Marcel Gobin; niece Mariette (Denis) Pinette who held a special place in his heart, Simone (André) Lambert, Denise (André) Rémillard, Gisèle (Doug) Orton, Aurèle (Peggy) Ricard, Olive Parrott, Gérald (Jill) Ricard, Jacques (Gisèle) Ricard, Michel (Margaret) Ricard, Elliette (Ronald) Miller, Marcelle (Laurent) Boulet, Claude (Sherry) Ricard, Chantal (Daniel) Labossière, Joël (Melinda) Ricard and Daniel (Fhem) Ricard; Lucille (Jim) Ellerton, Robert Ricard, Alain Ricard, Louise (Ed) Van Leur, Normand Ricard, Suzanne (Bim) Sharkey, Patrick Ricard and Annette (Frank) Majercsak as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Roland was predeceased by his parents Marie-Louise (née Kervinio) and Raphaël Ricard, sisters Marguerite Gobin, brothers Raymond and René Ricard and sisters-in-law Marie-Ange Ricard and Anita Ricard. The Family would like to thank the caring Staff at the St. Claude Pavilion where Roland resided for the past few years. Prayers will be held at Adams Funeral Home on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Funeral Service will be held in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Music and Eulogy at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 2:00 p.m. with family interment in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Claude Wellness Centre or to the St. Claude Catholic Church. Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. www.afh.ca
FLEGER: James (Jim) Harvey Fleger, of Neepawa, MB entered into rest on May 13, 2014 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Building Improvement Fund, Neepawa Branch; or the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
DRUWE: Charles Joseph, beloved husband of the late Marie Druwe, father of Claudette, Cyril, Connie and the late Sharon, passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jeans Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In memory of Charlie, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
CAVE: Elma Ellen Cave passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB at 87 years of age. Elma is lovingly remembered by her children Lois Cave, Linda (Bob) Timbrell, Archie Tanner, Charlie Thomas, and many more foster children; grandchildren Jennifer (Michael) Roth, Jason Timbrell; great grandchildren Natasha Roth, Johnathon Roth, Bailey Salmon, Bradley Timbrell, Riley Timbrell; sister Emma Duthie; and special care giver Donna Smith; and many nieces and nephews. Elma was predeceased by her parents John and Lillian Gudbranson; husband Fred Cave; son Ricky Benn; sisters May Stadnyk, Sarah Gudbranson, Thelma Gudbranson, Mable Mason; brothers Jack Gudbranson, Gilbert Gudbranson, Gerald Gudbranson. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Ancrum Cemetery, RM of Daly, MB on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00pm. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Elmas memory to the Riverdale Health Centre Palliative Care Program, c/o Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.