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STEWART: Ruth Mae Stewart- August 26, 1915 – November 16, 2014. Ruth was born in Killarney, the second of six children of farmers Rachel and Stanley Rigby. Ruth went first to Oak Ridge School, then to high school in Ninga. Ruth trained as a nurse in Winnipeg, and worked in Vita in South-East Manitoba where she met and married doctor David Bradshaw Stewart. Ruth had to give up nursing, as that time married women could not get jobs as nurses. While serving in the Air Force in Britain in World War II, Dave became interested in research being done by a doctor in Scotland. After the war he got a job at a medical school at Aberdeen, and was joined there by Ruth and their three children. Their fourth child was born in Scotland. Dave was then chosen to be a Professor in a new medical school starting up in Jamaica, and the family moved there in 1952. Ruth was active in a number of organisations in Jamaica, including the YWCA, the Family Planning Program, and a school for the deaf. After a polio outbreak she volunteered at a centre for the rehabilitation of victims of the disease. Ruth and Dave enjoyed hiking in the hills of Jamaica, and were enthusiastic and knowledgeable bird- watchers. Ruth had a number of hobbies and became a fairly proficient potter. Funding from the World Health Organization made it possible for Dave to attend global medical conferences, so Ruth and Dave went to Austria, Argentina, India and several other countries over the years. They arranged to travel through other countries in every continent they visited, so they saw quite a lot of the world. Ruth and Dave returned to Canada in 1971 when Dave retired. They went by ship to Panama, and then drove to Canada in a second-hand Volkswagen beetle, seeing even more of the world along the way. They bought a property on Lake Lorne near Killarney and had a house built to their own design. Their unusual house had a large workshop for Dave’s woodwork and Ruth’s pottery. Dave got a job in the Zoology department at Brandon University, and the house on the Pembina Valley became a popular hangout for biologists and their students. Dave and Ruth were involved in banding birds, managing blue bird nests and other projects. They were sorry to leave their beautiful property when age made it necessary to move into Killarney. Ruth was active in the Women’s Institute and on the board of the J.A.V. David Museum, but eventually had to give these up. After Dave died in 2006, Ruth was able to stay in her house with help for a time, but then had to move into Bayside Personal Care Home. For many years Ruth and Dave were committed members of organizations promoting environmental protection and World peace. For her many contributions, Ruth was made a life member of the YWCA, the Women’s Institute, and the Association of Manitoba Museums. Ruth Stewart died on 16 November 2014 at the age of 99. She is mourned by her four children and their families, and by many other relatives and friends.
POOLE: Evelyn Poole, beloved wife of the late Stewart Poole, died peacefully on November 22, 2014 at Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 96. In accordance with Evelyn’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place at Goodlands Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088
HARDY: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Peggy Hardy of Brandon, MB, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Peggy is survived by her children, Garry, Blaine, Gail, Brian, Trevor, Cheryl, Joy and daughter-in-law, June. She was predeceased by her son, Terry. There will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peggy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CARELS: Mr. Terry Carels of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 62. He was predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Julia Carels; brother, Ken Carels; brother-in-law, Lee Nantel; father-in-law, Garfield Wright; step-father-in-law, Arthur Eilers. Terry is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Carmen (David Lamb) (their daughter, Danika); two sons, Stephen and Brett; sister, Bette (Curtis) Leganchuk (their children, (Krista (Cary) their daughters, Julia, Desi and Charlotte) and Dayna); sister-in-law, Ellen Carels (her children, Michelle (Paul) Dempster (their daughter Emily) and Carleen Carels (Mark Rogers) (their daughter, Alexandra); mother-in-law, Phyllis Wright, two brothers-i n-law, Bill (Syndy) Wright (their children, Natalie and Graham) and Doug Wright; two sisters-in-law, Deborah Wright Nantel, and Lesa (Ben) Guy (their children, Devon and Edward). Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Melita, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:30pm. Reverend Father Paul Bisson as celebrant. Interment will take place at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita & Area Handi-Van Box, 613 Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or to the Melita Fire Department, Box 748 Melita, MB. R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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MURRAY: Andrew “Clair” (February 26, 1925 – November 21, 2014). Surrounded by his family, Clair Murray, beloved husband of Mildred and dear father of Doug (Laurie), Paul (Kim), Dan (Kelly) and Chris (Chantal), passed away at his residence at the age of 89 years. A Celebration of Clair’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Mike Waddell officiating. A private family interment will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Clair may honour his memory by making a donation to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, DPO Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MINARY: Lloyde “Bruce” Minary of Brandon, dear dad of Denice Hume, Gail Bridgeman, Maxine Fersch and Tracy Timmer, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at the Minnewawa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MATVIUK: The death of Adam Matviuk, age 69 years, beloved husband of Lynn, father of Tanya (Scott) Johnson, JR (Diane) and beloved grandfather of Kenna and Nate Johnson, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, November 21, 2014. In accordance with Adam's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family interment will follow at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Adam may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SUMNER: William Roy (Bill) Sumner of Neepawa passed away November 19th, 2014 at the Neepawa Health Center at the age of 78 years William was born Jan. 25th, 1936,the oldest son and the fourth of eight children born to John and Ida Sumner. He was raised in the Mentmore District attending school in Brookdale. He left school early to farm due to his father’s illness. He farmed co-operatively with his brothers Robert and Elviss for 40 + years. He later farmed under Sumpointe acres with son-in-law and daughter Stephane and Kerrilee Lapointe. In 1963 William married Elizabeth Owens of Forrest, a teacher at Glenburney School, Moore Park. The next years were consumed with enjoyment as William continued to build the farming operation and Elizabeth continued teaching. He was predeceased by parents John & Ida (Ishenberg) Sumner, Sisters; Marie Wilson, Edythe Harstine and an infant brother. Brothers-in-law David Wilson, Don Harstine, Frank Kuharski and William deBalinhard. Surviving are his wife of 51 years Elizabeth (Owens), Son Kevan William Sumner, wife Tanya, grandsons William and Aedan of Brandon, Daughter Kerrilee Lapointe, husband Stephane, grandsons Tarek, Kane and Kyson, Brothers Robert (Deanna) Sumner, Elviss (Connie) Sumner of Neepawa; Sisters Louise Kuharski, Winnipeg, Norma deBalinhard, Nelson B.C., and Marcy (Bruce) Jackson of Saskatoon, SK +19 nieces and nephews and numerous great nephews and nieces. Bill farmed all his life in the Mentmore district living first on SE 10-14-16 and later on NE 15-14-16 (Creekside Acres) in the R.M. of Langford. He is always interested in sports particularly curling and made many lasting friendships. He was a progressive farmer, and a good caretaker of the soil. But most of all he was a caring and empathetic husband, father and grandfather always putting everyone else first. Rest in peace Bill, your 12 year valiant battle with prostate and bone cancer is over. Funeral service was held Saturday November 22, 2004 at the Neepawa United Church at 2:00 pm. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa. Kristen Wood and Rita Friesen officiated with all those in attendance considered honourary pallbearers. White’s Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.
The Fallen Limb ( Author unknown)A limb has fallen from our family treeI hear a voice that says“Grieve not for me”Remember the best timesThe laughter, the song.The good life I lived while I was strongContinue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep on smilingThe sun will shine through My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly I was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your lives, don’t worry about falls. I will miss you all dearly, so keep up your chinUntil the fine day comes we’re together again.
RODGERS: Maureen Ann, formerly of Rapid City, MB, widow of Brandon teacher Frank Rodgers, passed away on Thursday after a short illness in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, aged 81 years. Maureen was well known to Brandon audiences for her acting in numerous theatrical productions in the 1980s, and 1990s and to many local school children for her role curating the B. J. Hales Museum of Natural History at Brandon University. She was born in Warrington, Cheshire, England, and emigrated to Brandon with her husband and children in 1968. She is survived by her brother, Peter Edmands (Doreen Bitner), sisters Pauline (Bernard) Kerwin, Susan Potter, and Karen (Derek) Mapp, her sons Paul (Kyoko Nishimoto) and James (Jennifer Freund), and her three granddaughters, Candice, Caitlin and Cianna. A private funeral will be held in Winnipeg and a public memorial service will be organized later in Brandon.
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MURPHY:Cecil (Ted), beloved husband of the late Louise Murphy, father of Jane, Patrick, Susan, Timothy, Christopher and Sean, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 85 years. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Souris& Glenwood Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In memory of Ted, 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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McFARLANE: Evelyn Yvonne Hedwig McFarlane, age 75 years, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Monday, November 17, 2014. Evelyn was born in Plauen, Germany on January 20, 1939. Evelyn is survived by her husband Bruce of fifty-two years; children Steven (Heather) of Calgary, Alberta, Martin (Penny) of Kingston, Ontario and Kirsten of Brandon. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Nicholas, Tyler, Tolian, Jade, Finn and Éowynn. A private service will take place. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McNARRY:Leon Robert (L.R.). Sept. 5, 1916, Ellice Munic., MB - Nov. 18, 2014 – Calgary, AB. Leon Robert (L.R.) McNarry of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 98 years. Bob received his B.Sc (Honours) in 1950 and his M. Sc. in 1956. Bob was a Manitoba farm boy who served during WWII in the RCAF. After the war, from 1950 to 1979, he worked as a research scientist at the National Research Council in Ottawa. Bob is survived by his children, Mary Margaret McNarry, John Robert (Jan) McNarry, David Barclay McNarry and Daniel Gordon (Barb) McNarry; grandchildren, Alan John McNarry, Brian Andrew (Nikki) McNarry, Justin Mellin, Meagan Laura Jean McNarry, and Sarah Irene McNarry. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mavis Laura Jean McNarry (nee Reid); and by his siblings Edgar Garnet McNarry, Ruth (Alan) Meldrum and Mary Kathleen (Ed) Wilson. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through Thank you to Canyon Meadows staff and residents, Alberta Health Services Homecare staff, and the doctors and nurses at Rockyview General Hospital. In living memory of L.R. McNarry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Hollowa Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
MATHESON: Elsie Christina Matheson (nee Henderson) of Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the age of 80 years, beloved wife of Dave Matheson of Souris, Manitoba. She also leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Bev (Jay) Hitchen of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Val Matheson of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Cindy Matheson of Belleville, Ontario along with four grandchildren Steve (Amy) Hitchen and Koby Hitchen of Edmonton, Alberta, Breanna (Tomas) Kulczycki, and Brayden Hall of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Elsie is survived by her sister, Alice Zimmerman of Manor, Saskatchewan. age 94 years, and her sister-in-law, Margaret Matheson of Souris, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Elsie was pre-deceased by her Mother Annie Henderson of Manor, Saskatchewan in 1979, and six siblings Verna, Wilfred, Hazel, Laurence, Audrey, and Johnny.Elsie was born on the family farm near Manor, Saskatchewan on January 20, 1934, the youngest of eight children. She moved to Brandon, Manitoba at age sixteen. On August 17, 1957, she married the love of her life, David Matheson of Souris, and together spent the next 50 years living in Souris. Even after health reasons dictated that Elsie live in Brandon, and David in Victoria Park Lodge in Souris, in their hearts, they were not separated. Elsie will be remembered for her caring and compassionate heart, her avid interest in all sports, her sense of humor, and her zest for life. She was a great cook and baker, and when her health allowed, loved nothing more than to cook and entertain, providing hospitality to friends and family. Music and dancing were a passion for Elsie from an early age. Being able to play by ear, the accordion, piano, organ, and harmonica, brought Elsie much joy and solace throughout her life. Family was always important to Elsie, and she was never as excited as she was when her grandchildren were born. She was so proud of each and every one of them, and loved them each for themselves. A memorial service in celebration of Elsie’s life was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel in Souris with Reverend Mark Murray officiating, on Saturday, November 8, 2014. A time of fellowship and refreshments followed at St. Paul’s United Church auditorium. A private family interment took place at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park for their care and kindness to mom in recent years. In memory of Elsie, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to a charity of your choice.
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JOYNT: Agnes "Evelyn" Joynt (nee Bradley), age 99 years, beloved wife of the late Richie Joynt, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love with family by her side on November 15, 2014 at Hillcrest Personal Care Home. Evelyn was born in Brandon on March 17, 1915, daughter of William Walter and Hannah Mabel (nee Routledge) Bradley. She resided at "Mule Town", the family farm in the RM of Daly, which was where dozens of Mules were cared for that were used for their family business to build railways. From there, her family moved to "The Ranch", a homestead where they resided briefly near Provincial Road 250 in the RM of Daly. Finally, in 1929, Evelyn and her family moved to LL NW33-10-22 in the RM of Daly, which would be her home until 2010. After a fall which broke her hip at age 95, Evelyn moved to the Hillcrest Personal Care Home, where she resided until her passing. Evelyn received her education while attending Mayne School and Spring Valley School, both located in the RM of Daly. On November 19, 1949, Evelyn married her love, Richie Joynt at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon. They were blessed with a son, Gerry. During the years at the farm, Evelyn cared for her mother until her passing in 1974. Two of Evelyn's brothers, Elgin and Jack, also resided on the farm and worked together to farm the land and grow their cattle herd. She was a member of the Concorde Order of the Easter Star from Alexander, United Church Women's group from Griswold and the Griswold Curling Club. Evelyn's greatest accomplishments in life was raising her son, then spending much time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved spending all her time with her family. You would never go to Evelyn's house without being treated to some goodies or a fabulous home-cooked meal. Evelyn loved to bake and cook. No one, family or friends, would ever leave her house without a full stomach and a smile on their face after a wonderful visit. She spent many years running with Gerry to his hockey games as he was growing up. Later, as her granddaughters got old enough, Evelyn ran thousands of miles in her old brown Ford pick-up truck to get them to Ringette games. Evelyn was always at their games, eventually being called Grandma by everyone on the Ringette teams. She also got to attend her great-grandchildren's hockey games, not as often as she probably wanted to, but still enjoyed cheering them on in the game she loved. Over the years, daughter-in-law, Shirley, spent time every day visiting and helping Evelyn, which enabled her to live in her own home until she was 95 years of age. It was the care of Shirley which kept a smile on Evelyn's face as she grew older and lived alone. These visits meant the world to Evelyn and to her entire family. Evelyn also had a green thumb and enjoyed many seasons of gardening, growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers. She always took pride in picking the beautiful gladiolas she would grow, displaying them proudly in her home or giving them to friends who came to visit. Another enjoyment that Evelyn had later in her life was bingo. Evelyn traveled to bingo when she could, and later as it was harder for her to get out, she played TV bingo. Evelyn is survived by her son Gerry (Shirley), grandchildren Shawna (Tom) Jordan, Suzanne (Kary) Kirkup, Angela Joynt, Mindy (Scott) Jamieson, Richie (Teri) Joynt and Tracy Joynt, great-grandchildren Lincoln Jordan, Karissa Kirkup, Tyler Kirkup, Hudson Jamieson and another great-grandchild that was ready to bless her in the next couple of weeks. Evelyn is also survived by her brother- in-law, Norrie (Georgina) Joynt, niece Norma Bradley, nephew Butch (Jan) Bradley, along with many other nieces and nephews. Evelyn also has a life-long friend, Josie Kiyewakan, who spent many hours together over the years and whom Evelyn loved like a sister. Evelyn was predeceased by her late husband, Richie Joynt, brother's Elgin Bradley, Cliff (Alice) Bradley, Jack Bradley, great-granddaughter Jessica Jamieson, niece Glenda Bradley and nephew Billie Bradley. A private family graveside service to celebrate Evelyn's life was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Griswold Cemetery. Rev. Craig Miller officiated. Pallbearers were Angela Joynt, Mindy Jamieson, Richie Joynt, Tracy Joynt, Karissa Kirkup and Tyler Kirkup. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Evelyn's name to the Family Advisory Council - Hillcrest Personal Care Home, 930-26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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