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REID: Leslie “Les” Alexander, 1926 - 2013. In the early morning of Wednesday, October 16, 2013, as the sun was rising, we lost Dad, Grandpa, Les and the heavens gained a wonderful soul. "A new Day was Beginning"! The last four months of his life were spent in the Palliative Care ward of the Assiniboine Centre where he was lovingly taken care of by a team of professionals who soon became a big part of Les' heart. He realized that they not only looked after his needs, making sure he was as comfortable as possible, but also made sure his family was taken care of as well. Les' parents, Annie and George Reid of Elgin, Manitoba would have been very proud of the man he turned out to be. He was an honest, hard working, and loving man, who was known for his great big smile and infectious laugh. His caring nature may have been the result of losing his beloved sister Muriel Reid at an early age. He always spoke of her with great fondness and love. He lost his first wife Sue (nee Busby, Diehl) to cancer and his second wife Lois (nee Andrews, Jacks) to cancer as well. Still he considered himself a lucky man! He had “HIS FAMILY,” he would say with a proud look and big smile. Left to enjoy the memories are “His Kids”: Karen (Gord) Fletcher, Kathy (Rick) Mennie, Barry (Carol) Jacks, Carol Anne Jacks; his grandchildren: Clayton, Richard, Jenna, Josh, Sherry, Shawn, Whitnee and Courtnee; his ten great grandchildren; brother Keith (Barb) Reid, many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Special friend Grace Bell will keep him close to her heart as well. And so as Grandpa would always say when leaving with a big laugh and a wave, “I love you, Cheerios!”. Those wishing to make a donation in Les’ memory may do so to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence, 150 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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McGUINNESS: Shirley Louise McGuinness. August 9, 1953 – October 23, 2013. Shirley Louise McGuinness passed away peacefully October 23, 2013 after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was accompanied by friends and family at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. She is survived by her partner of more than 40 years Fred, her treasured sons Frederick (Manda) and Todd, brother Murray (Muriel) Davidson, sister Lorraine (Larry) Franz and brother Wesley (Kathy) Davidson. Born in Swan River, Manitoba and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and later relocated with her family in 1991 to the Cowichan Valley. She was an active participant and leader in the Duncan Business Improvement Association. She was an avid lover of art and a great proponent of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and Printmakers Only Group. Her Station Street Gallery prides itself in supporting local artists. She thoroughly enjoyed Sunday morning hikes and the friends she made through her hiking club. She was also a supporter of the Cowichan Hospital Foundation Society. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and supporters and she will forever be in our hearts. A special thanks to the nursing staff at the Cowichan District Hospital and Chemainus Health Care Centre for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the BC Cancer Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 2 at the H. W. Wallace Chapel from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
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NICHOL: Jennie P. Nichol (nee Regner). Died peacefully on October 19, 2013 with her family at her side. Jennie was born to Jack and Lola (Watson) Regner on March 28, 1922 near Gladstone MB. She was the second oldest of 7. She attended Deseronto for grades 1-4. Camille for grades 5-10 Holland for 11 and 12. She then attended normal school in Brandon and taught for 7 years at Fairfield, Portage, Cassandra, and Rose Valley. While teaching she met a young local boy Merton and the rest is history. They were married on April 5, 1947 in Winnipeg. They settled on the Nichol family farm 21-1-16 where they stayed till retiring to Killarney in November 1986. She then became a farm helper and gardener. She loved her yard and garden and it was kept in pristine condition at all times as was her home. On October 10, 1950 Barry Merton was born, later came Garth Allen on April 17, 1963. She enjoyed her W.I., Royal Purple Lodge becoming life members of both, and her U.C.W of Lena and later Killarney. She was a faithful member of the church all through her years. Attending regularly until the last year. Jennie and Mert loved dancing. Also Jennie played bridge for many years after moving to town. Jennie always enjoyed being busy. When Garth bought Community Florist Jennie worked countless hours in the store in various capacities for many years. She assisted with caring for her grandsons whenever needed. Jennie was always thinking of others throughout her life. Her care and compassion for others was always commented on. She always felt that it was more important to give than receive. Keeping track of her family and former friends was always important. She faithfully attended her normal school reunion until this past year. Christmas letters were sent out every year. The past several years have seen her mobility decrease. This frustrated her as she would much sooner have the role of care giver. She continued to fill her time with her jigsaw puzzles many she did to see if all the pieces were there before they were sold at M.C.C. Her love of reading continued right till the end of her life. Jennie was always an avid reader often reading a book in a day. Jennie was fortunate enough to receive all her final wishes, a grandson’s marriage, a great-grand daughter’s birth and to die in Killarney with her family by her side. Jennie was predeceased by brother Roy, Mel, and sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby (Jim) McRoberts, Joan (Howard) Clifford, Shirley DeGreave. Giving thanks for Jennie’s life are her husband Mert of 66 years. Sons Barry (Lyle Sandy) of Vancouver B.C., Garth (Cheryl); grandsons Matthew (Kaitlyn), Stefan, Dillon and great-granddaughter Drew, all of Killarney. Special kids Dean and Lori Kinley and their sons Ryan and Michael, Killarney. Also her sister Carol Kilfoyle and brother-in-law George (Nell) De Greave, both of Holland, sister-in-law Shirley Regner, Dawson Creek, B.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bob and Flora Nichol, Tete Nichol, Harvey Nichol, Kay and Don Vincent and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held at the Killarney United Church with Rev. Maria Szabos Berces officiating. Jennie’s chosen hymns were accompanied by pianist Janet Macaulay and organist Glenda Archibald. Bill Gray provided old time waltzes on the violin. Interment took place at the Killarney Cemetery with Ben Heide playing the pipes. Pallbearers were her family, Matthew, Stefan, Dillon Nichol and Dean Ryan and Michael Kinley.
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KURCHABA: Louis. With deep sadness, the family and friends of Louis Kurchaba of Rossburn, MB, announce his passing at the Rossburn District Health Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 86. Louis was born at Seech, Manitoba on August 16, 1927. He was the second youngest of eight children of Peter and Annie (nee Karasevich) Kurchaba. His family farmed, raised horses, operated a Post Office and had the first telephone pay station at Seech. Louis attended public school from grade one to nine, then attended Oakburn High School for three years to complete his high school education. After grade 12 he took the six-week teaching course and went to teach at Shell Valley near Roblin, Manitoba. His salary for the entire year was $900. After the permit teaching experience, he attended Normal School in Winnipeg. Following graduation, Louis taught at St. Martin, MB, but his next school brought him back home to Seech, where he taught for nine years. He then went to teach high school in Inglis, Manitoba, but in order to do this he needed to upgrade his education. Through summer school and correspondence he worked for 12 years to achieve his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University. He taught at Inglis for six years until the high school closed. His next position was in Rossburn at the Rossburn Collegiate. This is where he taught until he retired in 1984. He was proud of his 37-year teaching career and was a gifted teacher. He used every opportunity he could to explain and demonstrate concepts so that his students (whether official or not!) could grasp the idea. Louis thought that knowledge was power and always tried to keep informed on local, national and international news. He was a lifelong learner and an avid reader; he always had a stack of books, magazines and newspapers by his side. Louis married Phyllis Prosak in June 1961 and together they raised three children – Marilyn, Bernice and Jason in the home that they built in 1965 in Rossburn on Sprucewood Avenue. Louis lived an active life professionally and personally. In addition to teaching, Louis and Phyllis opened LPK Enterprises in 1979, a clothing and shoe store just off Main Street in Rossburn. They later sold the store to their daughter Marilyn and her husband Garry. Louis spent a great deal of time volunteering; he sat on numerous boards and committees and he loved politics. He was councillor for the Town of Rossburn from 1970 - 1971 and again from 1992 - 1998, he then became Mayor in 1971 and served for six years and was then re-elected in 1980 and served until 1986. He was a member of the Rossburn Lions Club for 45 years, he served on the Rossburn Hospital Board, the Rossburn Credit Union board and the Lions Manor. He also worked with the Ukrainian National Home, St. Eliah Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Assiniboine Regional Health Authority, the Parkland Ukrainian Association, the Rink Committee and on the board for the Agri-Rec Centre. He was very proud to be part of a number of major projects such as the building of the Rossburn District Health Centre, the refurbishing of the buddas, many improvements within the town of Rossburn such as the beautification of downtown, repaving of the streets and sidewalks, building an addition to the town hall etc., plus the building of the new Agri-Rec Centre. In addition to his community service work he was a philanthropist, donating to many organizations that he believed in. Curling was his main sport and he loved to play pool, but in his younger years he also enjoyed golf and a good game of baseball. He also took pleasure in fishing and hunting and spent a lot of time in the great outdoors with his son, Jason, hunting ducks, geese, partridge, deer and elk. Louis also liked to travel. Phyllis and Louis took a number of trips across Canada, both east and west as a couple and as a family. They also went to California and on a three-week trip to the Ukraine in 1992. Louis was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and tried to uphold as many traditions and customs as possible. He was also devoted to the church and his religion. Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes – what would life have been like without them? Louis thoroughly enjoyed gardening and filling the potato bin every year with big, plump potatoes. He also loved going picking with Phyllis and Marilyn – they were always on the hunt for hazelnuts, wild strawberries, saskatoons, pidpenky or shmorzhee! Farming was always a big part of Louis’ life and he liked going a daily tour to Bernice’s farm to see what her and her family were up to or to Seech to tinker and check things out. He usually made pits stops along the way at either Jerry’s or Alex’s or at one of the neighbours, but always at Olha. He also liked to take along one of the kids whenever he could, because there was always, always a stone or two to be picked! Louis was also very busy helping people – whether that was filling out income tax or some other form or translating documents from Ukrainain to English or English to Ukrainian. You just never knew what sort of project he was working on. While he enjoyed doing so many things, there’s a good chance that playing cards was his real passion. Crib, Holla (Seven’s) or King Pedro would be played ‘til the wee hours of the morning! It’s a good thing he never really got into playing poker or a lot people would have lost a lot of money. Louis is likely best known for his storytelling. He could tell stories from the old days like no other and had a real knack for making people laugh. He seemed to always have a joke in his back pocket that was appropriate for every situation. Louis lived life to the fullest and loved to spend time with family, especially with the love of his life, Phyllis. He welcomed his son-in-laws’ Garry and Brian and daughter-in-law Wanda to the family with open arms. He was extremely proud of his 11 grandchildren. He was an awesome role model for them and tried to enrich their lives as much as he could. He loved what he did and shared his passions with everyone as much as possible. Louis is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Annie and his seven siblings – Stella, Mike, Nick, Joe, Marjorie, George and Lena. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Phyllis of more than 52 years; his daughter Marilyn, her husband Garry Sabeski and their three sons – Daniel (special friend Bailey), Mikal (special friend Tajia) and Steven; his daughter Bernice, her husband Brian Schaworski and their children – Lanaya, Tayler, Kyle, Clayton, Travis and Dawson; his son Jason, his wife Wanda (nee Salyn) and their daughters – Mikayla and Marayna. He also leaves many special sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends. A funeral service was held with Rt. Rev. Skrumeda on Monday, October 28, 2013 at St. Eliah Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rossburn. His seven grandsons were the pallbearers and cross bearer: Daniel Sabeski, Mikal Sabeski, Kyle Schaworski, Steven Sabeski, Clayton Schaworski, Travis Schaworski and Dawson Schaworski. Rt. Rev. Skrumeda read the eulogy. Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery. A prayers service was held on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Town Hall. Vichnaya Pam’yat.
We’ve lost a good man and our world won’t be the samewithout him, but the next world has gained a great soul…
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson were in care of the arrangements.
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JONES: June Darling Jones of Brandon, beloved wife of Lawrence Jones and mother of Laura Jones, died of congestive heart failure on Tuesday, October 29th, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre.  Aged 81, June was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but grew up and went to school in the nearby town of Mars.  Her skill and enthusiasm for music led to state awards for her clarinet playing; but at 15 she was struck with severe attacks of arthritis.  By performing four sympathectomies, Drs. Margolis and Koskoff of the Pittsburgh Montefiore Jewish Hospital saved her life. They then modelled her arthritic hands into a shape that allowed her to play the French Horn. She began university studies at Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham). Lessons with Forrest Standley, first horn of the Pittsburgh Symphony led her to transfer to the Yale University School of Music. There she completed both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Her horn teacher was John Barrows, but she also had lessons in New York with Gunther Schuller. On graduating in 1959, she qualified for a teaching certificate, and taught in West Virginia and North Hills, Pennsylvania. In 1962, she married pianist Lawrence Jones - they met at Yale - and she joined him in Brandon; he had just begun an appointment to the music program at Brandon College. Almost immediately she took up a teaching position with the Souris School Division, where she initiated and directed their instrumental music program, 1962-1967. She also taught as a Sessional Lecturer at Brandon University School of Music. In 1972, June took out Canadian citizenship, and from 1974-77 was twice elected to the Brandon School Board.  Around that time she also began working as a music cataloguer for Brandon University.  After studies toward a Master of Library Science at the University of Iowa, in 1978 she became Music Librarian at BU. She was proud to join Terry Mitchell in the team that developed BUCAT, a computerized index of Brandon University’s holdings. In the 1980s she helped design the Music Library in the QE II Music Building, a space that opened in 1988. At the same time she presided over expansions of the Reference and Periodicals collections, and successfully applied for a SSHRC grant to enlarge holdings in Music Theatre. She retired as Music Librarian in 1997. June is survived by her husband, Lawrence, daughter, Laura, sisters-in-law Marjorie (Arthur) and Olive, brother-in-law Alex Grant, nephew Bruce Grant and niece Heather Grant. Close cousins Marietta Reeb and Tom Berkebile live in Western Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her parents, Valley Dean (nee Darling), and Lester Dean; and by sister-in-law, Ruth Grant. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2nd, at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim of First Presbyterian Church as minister.  No flowers, please.  Donations in honour of June can be made to the June and Lawrence Jones Scholarship in Music History and Literature, c/o Brandon University, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9; or to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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JOHNSTON: Wendell Franklin Johnston passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at the Minnedosa District Hospital. Left to cherish his memory: wife Mavis of 65 years, daughters Diane (Fred) Yakiwchuk, Wendy Northey, Barbara (Ken) Cook, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Wendell was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Marguerite Johnston and his brothers, Walter and Keith and grandson Brad Cook. Wendell was born October 27, 1924 at the farm home of his Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William McMillan of Erickson, Manitoba. After spending the first 9 years at Alonsa, Manitoba, the family moved to the Westmount District near Erickson. After leaving school, he worked on his Dad’s farm and other various jobs. On November 11, 1944, Wendell joined the Army. He was on embarkation leave, but never saw action because the war ended. In the spring of 1947, he became a grain buyer for Manitoba Pool Elevators at Brunkild, Manitoba. The following year he married Mavis Holmlund and they lived at Brunkild until 1950. While living there, Wendell spent many hours rescuing people and animals during the May 1950 flood. Farming seemed to be in his blood and after working at several jobs, they moved to Erickson, purchased land and farmed for 39 years. Wendell was very active in the community serving on the Church and Parish Councils, Credit Union and Pool Elevator Boards, R.M. of Clanwilliam Councilor. Curling and Skating Rink Committees and has been a Legion and Lion’s Club Member. After retiring from the farm in 1991, they moved to Erickson and lived there until 2007 when they moved to Minnedosa. He was a very devoted and loving family man with a great sense of humour which showed when he and his brother Keith got together! We all have many fond memories and will miss him very much. Funeral service was held October 24th, 2013 at the Erickson Lutheran Church. Pastor Jim Vickers and Natasha Pearen officiated. Burial service was held at the Minnedosa Cemetery. The eulogy was read by Ken Cook. Words of remembrance were told by Barbara Cook, Nicole Perciballi, Wendy Northey, Jeff Holmlund, Mavis Johnston and Bruce Holmlund. His humour and love of family was a common denominator known by all. Janelle Northey, granddaughter performed a beautiful solo “In The House Of God Forever.” Pallbearers were: Scott Yakiwchuk, Tim Yakiwchuk, Brendan Cook, Nicole Perciballi, Janelle Northey, Erin Northey, Nicole Kotak and Melvin Johnston. Viola Burkett was the organist, and Lutheran Ladies served a delicious lunch following the service. Minnedosa Funeral Service took care of the arrangements. If one desires, donation can be made to a charity of choice.
“Tack Så Mycket”Wendell, Dad for a great life! (Tack Så Mycket meansThank you very much).
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JASPER: Evelyn, 79 years old, beloved wife of Bill Jasper, mother of John, Sharon. Ken, Doreen, Sandra, Janice and the late Arthur, passed away at the Hartney Community Health Centre on Friday, November 1, 2013. Funeral service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Evelyn, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathymay be made atwww.kowalchuks.net
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EPP: Walter David. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Wally, loving husband of Dorothy and dear father and grandpa, on September 9, 2013. Wally was born in Winkler, Manitoba on January 14, 1950, the sixth child of Abe and Helen Epp. He grew up on the farm north-west of Culross and attended Giltedge School until mid Grade 4. At Christmas, 1959, the family moved to a farm in the Wingham School Division and he attended school to Grade 8. He attended high school in Elm Creek and graduated Grade 12 in 1968. In 1969 he joined the RCMP and completed basic training in September 1969 and was posted in Kelowna B.C. The following year he was transferred to Kamloops and then to Vernon in the summer of 1971. He married Linda Ehman in 1971. His first daughter, Carmen, was born in 1974 there. In the spring of 1975 he left the force and moved to Carman, Manitoba and took over his Dad’s welding shop. His second daughter, Andrea, was born in 1976. In June of 1976 he re-enlisted with the RCMP and was stationed in Pinawa, Manitoba. They lived there for almost two years and then he was transferred to Ashern, Manitoba. Three years later he was posted in Carberry, Manitoba where he decided to stay. On December 1, 1991, he purchased the Petro-Canada Service Station with his wife and partners Don and Dale Kneeshaw. He remained in the RCMP until April 1992 and then took an early retirement. Wally, Don and Dale sold the Service Station (East End) in April of 2013. Wally met Dorothy (nee Dunn) in 2002 and they were married in November of 2009. Wally enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle, travelling and spending time with his grandchildren. He was always up for the next adventure. He was a kind and generous man who was admired and respected by most who knew him. Wally was predeceased by his parents in 1980 and 1982 and by his first wife, Linda, in 2009. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Dorothy, his daughters, Carmen Blair (Doran) and Andrea (Joe) Hadley and his three grandchildren, Anastasia Podworny, Trinity Blair and Vaughan Blair. He also had two step-children, Mari Kitching (Shawn) and Michael (Trish) Ingram and five step-grandchildren, Bri Staples, Kenna Staples, Harper Kitching, Rowan Kitching and Noble Ingram. Wally has seven siblings, Ernie (Trudy) Epp, Bert (Audrey) Epp, Ann (Bob) Wiebe, Irma McKay, Ruth (Ron) Blasner, Verna (Joe) Beardy, Eydie (Al) Reisacher; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on September 12, 2013 at the Carberry Hall, interment at the Carberry Cemetery. Pastor Will Feldbusch and brother-in-law Bob Wiebe officiated. He will be very sadly missed and loved forever.
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ANTOINE: Gregory William, born June 29, 1963, passed away suddenly on October 30, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Greg will be lovingly remembered by his wife Tannis, sons Russell, Charles, Rick and Lindsay and siblings Richard, Candace, Penny and Murphy. Traditional Wake services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his place of residence, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation beginning at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. also at his place of residence. Interment will follow at the Reserve Fellowship Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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DESENDER: Maud M. Desender, beloved wife of the late George Desender died October 31, 2013 at the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 97 years. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Deloraine United Church, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will be held at the Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Maud may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Box 447, Deloraine, Manitoba, R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home204-747-2088
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COBURN: Clare Coburn, beloved husband of Darlene, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the age of 76 years. A Celebration of Clare’s Life will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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WOOD: Thora Elizabeth (Betty), passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the age of 88 years. She was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan on July 14, 1925. She is survived by her stepson Gerald Madden and his children (Trevor, Michael, Shane and Natasha), her brother Richard Hallen, her sister Phyllis Large, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. A graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Souris Legion Club Room. Betty was predeceased by her husband Harry Edward Wood on May 18, 2012. Donations in both their names may be made to the Last Post Fund, 401-505 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC, H2Z 1Y7.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathymay be made atwww.kowalchuks.net
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MICHALUK: Joseph Louis Michaluk, of Brandon, formerly of Thompson and Grandview, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was born on May 9, 1940 at the family farm in Keld, Manitoba. At a young age, Joseph and his family moved to Grandview District. He attended Valley River Elementary School and Grandview High School, however his high school years were short lived as he decided he would be more useful working. Joseph started in the work force at about 15 years old as a heavy equipment operator working for his brother-in-law Andy Symbalisty, then Jack Lawson in the Grandview area. Relocating to Thompson, Joseph once again worked for Andy Symbalisty and eventually got a position with the Department of Highways where he had an exemplary work record with 31 years in. Joseph’s greatest achievement was his children and he took great pride in the success of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joseph had a huge interest in gardening and keeping the variety of wildlife out of his garden. Other interests consist of reading, which included everything from newspapers to magazines and books and he also enjoyed watching sports on television. Playing the computer was another pastime for Joseph. His newest discovery was facebook and he loved to stay connected to all of his family and friends. Left to cherish Joseph’s memory are his wife Doris (nee Lukey); son Kenneth (Heather), grandsons Trevor and Matthew, great grandchildren Keaton and Madison; son Barry; daughter Kimberley; daughter Lorise Cablik (Anton), grandsons Tony and Luke. He was predeceased by his parents Adam Michaluk and Nellie Michaluk (nee Goshulak), father-in-law Metro Lukey, brothers Frank Michaluk and Stanly Michaluk and brother-in-law Andrew Symbalisty. The Ceremony to Celebrate Joseph’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. All in attendance are considered honorary bearers. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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JONES: Florence “Berneice” Jones (Nee Cannons). Berneice Jones (nee Cannons), beloved wife of the late Dave Jones, of Cypress River, MB, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 92 years. Left to mourn Berneice’s passing are her daughters Valerie (Don) Boxall of Glenella, MB and Shelley (Marvin) Arason of Cypress River, MB, grandchildren Kimberley, Connor and Josh (Breanne), brothers and sisters-in-law Nellie Aubry, Murray (Jean) Jones, Mary Ruston, Laura MacDonald, and Kate MacDougall, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Berneice was pre-deceased by her husband David, parents Alfred and Nora (nee Helliwell) Cannons, sisters Victoria (Martin) Moody, Vera (Archie) Defoort, and Irene (George) Porter, brothers Len, Charlie, Horace and Sidney Cannons, brother-in-law Henry Berry and extended relatives too numerous to mention. Funeral Service will be held in the Cypress River United Church at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, with Sandra Rex officiating. Interment to follow in the Glencoe Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Berneice’s memory to the Cypress River Senior Centre, 138 Railway Avenue, Cypress River, MB, R0K 0P0, the Cypress River United Church Memorial Fund, Cypress River, MB, R0K 0P0, or to the Cypress River and Area Foundation, Box 86, Cypress River, MB, R0K 0P0.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
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MECAS: Andy Mecas of Waywayseecappo First Nation, MB passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Monday, October 28, 2013 at the age of 67 years. Traditional wake will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. and the funeral will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Waywayseecappo First Nation Band Hall. Interment will follow in the Presbyterian Cemetery.
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747
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