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LUNDY: It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Victoria Lundy announces her passing at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Marg was born in Alameda, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1917 and moved with her parents and siblings to Brandon at an early age. She married Wesley Lundy in 1939 and continued to reside in Brandon until her death. Marg was employed at various retail stores during her working years, including Jo-Anns Ladies Wear and Stylerite Department Store. In previous years, Marg had volunteered her time with the Prairie Oasis Senior Centre and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3. She received a Life Membership award in 2002. Above all, she was a loving mother, sister and aunt. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine Parker, three brothers, two sisters, one nephew and her husband Wes, Marg will be sadly missed by her daughter Judy of Brandon, sister Isabel De Marsh of Calgary, brother-in-law Mick Little of Long Beach, Washington and by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and by many friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and engaging smile. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HEUCHERT: Maria Heuchert (née Moritz): It is with great sadness, the family announces the sudden death of Maria Heuchert, beloved wife of Georg, on February 7, 2013. Mourning her loss are her husband Georg, sons Ralph (Kareen) of Brandon and Philip (Katherine) of Leduc, Alberta; grandchildren Amelia and Evan Heuchert of Edmonton, Nolan Heuchert of Brandon, Ian Vicker (Amberlee) and family of Leduc, Alberta; brother Joe Moritz (Helmi) of Brandon and sister Herta Gudauskas (Peter) of Winnipeg; brothers-in-law Philip (Edith) Heuchert and Putzi Heuchert of Germany; sisters-in-law Erika Ehmann of Salmon Arm, B.C., Ushie Heuchert of Winnipeg, Ellie Heuchert of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as many nieces and nephews. Maria was born and educated in the town of Bingola in the former Yugoslavia. During the war, she and her family spent many lean and difficult years as refugees in Austria before immigrating to Alberta, Canada in 1953. It was on this fateful trans-Atlantic journey that she would meet her future husband, Georg. After a year, during a hard stint working in the sugar beet fields of Alberta, she would join Georg in Winnipeg, where they married and their two sons were born, before moving to Brandon and briefly, Hamburg, Germany, and finally making their home in the natural beauty of the Brandon Hills. Here, Maria could nurture her passion for gardening and enjoy the wildlife on their property. With her husband and sons, she also enjoyed the many camping and fishing trips throughout Manitoba, as well as at their property in Salmon Arm, B.C. with its orchards and magnificent views. Maria was creative and gifted in so many ways, whether in sewing, needlework, cooking or entertaining. Her greatest joys were her husband, sons and grandchildren, but she also cherished the company of her many friends and family. We will remember her for her generosity, loving nature and good humour. Her passing will leave a deep void in our lives and she will be sadly missed by all. A service to celebrate Marias life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on February 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jason Zinko officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maria may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HARPER: It is with great sadness that we announce that Joyce Florine Harper (nee McCaffrey), age 88 years, passed away peacefully in the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, February 3, 2013 in the company of family members. She is survived by her husband Gerald of 66 years; her six children: Hugh (Janet) Harper, Dawn (Don) Curtis, Ron (Jan) Harper, Dale (Anne) Harper, Joy (Marty) Gove and Michele (Kelly) Pettinger as well as twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and her sister, Beryl. Mom was born in Miami, Manitoba on March 30, 1924 and in her early years developed her flair for baking while working in her fathers bakery. Upon completion of high school, she began her career as a bank teller which was short lived once she met her future husband, Gerald Harper. They married and started a family in McCreary, Manitoba. Moms greatest love was her family. She will be long remembered for the many family gatherings, concerts, celebrations and holidays which everyone cherished. Mom was always up for a game of cards, scrabble or just relaxing doing puzzles during these gatherings. She enjoyed many years at Clear Lake especially in the old camp ground cooking on the old wood stove as well their Motley Crew friends from Deer Road and area. More recently, she loved her twenty plus winters in Mesa, Arizona, where she loved to dance and could display her many skills at the bridge table or at any card game. Despite an acute fear of water, Mom loved to go fishing with friends and family. A service to celebrate Joyces life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Valley Community Church, 1620 Braecrest Drive. Pastor Wayne Boldt will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
FOURIE: Dr. Suedrine Louw (Fourie) from Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully on the 10th of February 2013 after a long battle with cancer, with her family by her bedside. She leaves behind her husband, Theo, sons Jean and Philip, daughter Surien, mother, Rina Louw in Brandon and brothers Louwtjie and Eben Louw in South Africa. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and was raised on the family farm. After graduating high school she decided to study education in South Africa. She taught science to high school students for seven years and then decided to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She graduated from Medical School at the University of Stellenbosch in 1983 and then moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa after marrying her husband. There they raised their three children until 2003 when the family decided to immigrate to Canada. Here she worked as a family physician alongside her husband, Dr. Theo Fourie, at the Western Medical Clinic. She was much loved by her very loyal patients who enjoyed their visits and talks with her on a regular basis. She always gave her all to her patients and tried to be a mentor, be a friend and companion to them. She was a very committed Christian and always involved in her congregation, the First Christian Reformed Church, and on committees where her expertise could be utilized. She dedicated her life to the Lord and tried to serve him in every capacity of her life. She loved the arts and enjoyed classical music, ballet and the opera tremendously. She was always a very creative person; creating, designing and sewing clothes, doing crafts and being creative in the home. Her home was her haven and a true reflection of her personality. She enjoyed peoples company and always had someone over to share, cry and sympathise with. She was wise in handing out advice and sharing peoples lives. We will all miss her. A memorial service will be held on 27th April 2013 at the First Christian Reformed Church on Victoria Avenue when her youngest son, Philip, will be back from his studies abroad. If friends so desire, a donation in memory of Suedrine can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all the doctors that were involved with her care and to all the staff at the Palliative Care Ward at Brandon Regional Health Centre who made her life so much easier over the past month.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DUNSMORE: Gloria Dunsmore (née Kelleher) of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Gloria was predeceased by her son Michael Gye Pawlyshyn, parents R. A. Kelleher, sisters June Kelleher and Dawna (Gordon) Phillips, brother-in-law Dr. Wilfred Cotter and sister-in-law Murielle. Gloria is survived by her sisters Mae Cotter, Twlya (Allan) Warwaruk, brothers Jim, Jack (Marian), Pat (Joan), and numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria lived in Windsor, ON for a number of years. She worked as a hostess of the Elmwood Casino. She returned to Brandon in 1963, and she went back to school receiving her diploma as a hair stylist. She was employed at Assiniboine Community College in hairstyling, then in later years taught basic computing at the College. She had a great fondness for all the people she worked with. The family wishes to express our appreciation for the care Gloria received at Hillcrest Place. Gloria was a devout member of St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jorge Mante as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DEMERS: Marie Louise Demers of Brandon, beloved mother of Roy, Carol, John, and wife of the late Leo Joseph Demers, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the age of 92. Marie was born on January 12, 1921 at Meyronne, Saskatchewan. She grew up and received her education in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Upon moving to Brandon in the early 50s, she worked at the Brandon General Hospital and also worked seasonally at McKenzie Seeds. Marie and Leo got the urge to travel when they retired. They travelled to Europe, throughout the United States, Alaska and from one side of Canada to the other, and north to Churchill. Marie enjoyed bowling, square dancing and was always happy to join a game of cards. She was one of the original members of the East End Sunshine Club and during her younger years was an active member of the CWL. Marie was predeceased by her best friend and loving husband Leo in April 2010. She was also predeceased by her parents Louis and Phillardia Huys, brothers Cyril, Art, Marcel, Medard, Gerard and Gus Huys, sisters Margaret and Clara. Marie is survived by her children Roy (Betty) Demers, Carol (Pat) Baldock and John (Suzanne) Demers as well as grandchildren, Brent (Janice) Demers, Brad (Janna) Demers, Kyle and Justin Demers and great grandchildren, Jacob and Jordyn and Brooke Demers. Marie is also survived by her sister Dora (Malcolm) Workman of Regina and sisters-in-law Evelyn (Gus), Joy (Gerard), Betty (Art), and Estelle (Medard) Huys, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Marie may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BRIESE: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, cherished uncle and dear friend, Ernest Charles Briese. Ernie passed away February 15, 2013 at Minnedosa Hospital, at the age of 87. Ernie is survived by his wife of 63 years Audrey, son Robert and daughter Lois. Ernie was predeceased by a son James in 2002, sisters Elizabeth Manderson and Marguerite Baker, and brother Lloyd Briese. He will be sadly missed by sisters Lillian Sangster and Laverne (Amie) Decock, and sister-in- law Ila McNabb. Also left to cherish his memory are many nephews and nieces whose lives he touched with his love, kindness and generosity. Ernie was born July 6, 1925 to parents Julius and Rose Briese, and grew up on the family farm in the Dumfries district near Neepawa. He attended Dumfries school, then went to High School in Neepawa. While there he worked out for neighboring farmers and at the Neepawa Hospital doing chores, and was a member of the Neepawa Air Cadets. Ernie enlisted in the R.C.A.F. and graduated as Air Gunner just as the war ended. Following discharge he drove a taxi until he was hired by Anglo Canadian Oils in Neepawa where he became a manager in 1948. Ernie married Audrey (Chisholm) in 1946 and they lived in Neepawa until his transfer to Birtle in 1958. He opened the branch in Birtle and they remained there until 1964 when they purchased a half section of land near Minnedosa. It was a wonderful place to live and Ernie returned to work for Gulf Oil until he retired in 1980. He loved to visit with the farmers when he delivered their oil. Ernie enjoyed the country life, tending their large garden, making yard decorations out of scraps, chopping wood, and helping nephews on their farms during seeding and harvest. While in Neepawa, Ernie joined the Royal Canadian Legion and the Oddfellows Lodge As a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce he helped to construct the first street signs in Neepawa. Ernie and Audrey traveled to many destinations in Canada and U.S.A. and happy times were spent on the road in their travel van. In 2000, after 37 years on the farm, they moved into Minnedosa. There Ernie continued with his favorite pastimes, chopping wood for the stove, playing cribbage and listening to old time music. His sense of humor and cheery nature was enjoyed by all who knew him.
Through our sadness we find solaceThat your weary heart is now at restCherished memories will keep you closeIn the hearts of us, whose lives you blessed.In compliance with Ernies wishes, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Interment will take place at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Minnedosa Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to can make a donation in Ernies memory to Neepawa Beautiful Plains Foundation, Minnedosa Foundation, or any charity of choice. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Minnedosa Hospital for their care, and to friends and relatives for their kindness during Ernies illness.
MITCHELL: After 99 years of a wonderful life, Jean Mitchell passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre, in Brandon. Jean was born on September 11, 1913 to Joseph and Charlotte Warren in Rivers, Manitoba. This was the same year Rivers was incorporated as a town. She was so looking forward to the 100 year celebrations. Jean was the youngest of five children. The family moved to Blackpool, England in 1914, where her father enlisted in the British Army. After the war, the family returned to Rivers and took up residence on Fifth Avenue. She attended school in Rivers. On September 15, 1936, Jean married her best friend and the love of her life, Roy Mitchell. They resided in Rivers until 1963 when they moved to Winnipeg and later Brandon. She was an active member in St. James Womens Auxiliary while in Rivers and later in St. Georges in Brandon. She was also a member of Rivers Rebekah Lodge. While in Rivers she curled at the Rivers Curling Club and in later years never missed a curling game on television. The joys of Jeans life were her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren and she loved them all dearly. She could tell you all their names from the oldest to the youngest. She had a passion for knitting and until her eyesight started to fail her, she loved to knit sweaters for them all. Mom and Dad loved to travel and after Dad retired they took trips to New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and England to visit several relatives. They had also enjoyed trips to the east and west coasts of Canada visiting all the family. Jean is survived by son Bob (Gwen) of Kingston, Ontario; daughter Lorna Simmons of Brandon, and son Glen (Helen) of Brandon; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, all living across Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Roy; her parents; step mother; two sisters and two brothers. A private burial service will take place at the Rivers Cemetery with a memorial service held at a later date. A special thanks to all the staff at Sokol Supportive Housing, Dr. Large and staff of the Western Medical Centre, and the third floor nursing staff at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre for all their kindness and care they gave to Mum. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the CNIB, 354 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G1 or a charity of choice.
Always in Our Hearts.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Mother and daughter Geraldine (Dean) Wilkins (nee Stevenson), died at home Trevartha Farm, U.K. April 25, 2012, age 60.Marjorie Polo/Stevenson (nee Horner), died at home Brandon, MB December 1, 2012, age 88.
Loved and missed.
NYKOLIATION: Jerry Nykoliation of Brandon passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 77. Jerry was born November 20, 1935 at the Shoal Lake Hospital. He lived with his family in the Seech area until 1948 when their house burned down and then they relocated to the Kelloe area. Jerry married Jeanette Franko in 1977 and then in 1979 they were blessed with a son Jeffrey. Jerry enjoyed farming and curling in his earlier years. There was always a holiday every year to different destinations in Canada and the United States, which also included a cruise to the Mexican Riviera in 2005. Jerry retired from farming in 2003 and then in 2007 moved to Brandon. Jerry was predeceased by his parents John and Sophie and niece Beverley Lecuyer. He is survived by his wife Jeanette; son Jeffrey; sisters Lesia (Leonard) Michalchuk and Helen (Percy) Ewanation both of Winnipeg. The family would like to thank the staff at CGP and 3A and a special thank you to his nurse Mike. The funeral service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will officiate. Pallbearers are Dennis Franko, Paul Sorochynski, John Malchuk, Dallas Malchuk, Randy Kozak and Brian Nykoliation. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Manitoba Neurofibromatosis Support Group, Box 2025, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
REID: Ann Reid of Shoal Lake passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 76 years. Ann is survived by her husband Robert and her children: Dean, Terry, Tammy, Marnie and Trudie and their families. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westminster United Church, Shoal Lake with Jamie Bradshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care or to a charity of their choice. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.com Raes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements.
RUNIONS: Raymond Leonard, 74 years old, died suddenly at his residence in Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Ray will be remembered by his children, grandchildren, great grand- children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at3:00 p.m. Private interment in the Elkhorn Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Ray, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
SUROVY: It is with great sadness the family of Walter Carl Surovy announce his peaceful passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the age of 84 years, after a lengthy hard-fought battle of failing health. Walter was predeceased by parents Felix and Mary Surovy. He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 57 years Emily; his son Leonard (Roxine), children Ashley and April (Brad) and great-grandchildren Chantelle and Katerina; his daughter Leona (Brett), children Brittany (Devon) and Fallon and great-granddaughter Deirdre. Walter will also be missed by his twin brother Joe (Cathy), brother Paul (Sharon), brother Johnny (Sharon) and their families as well as brothers and sisters-in-law and their families. Walter and his twin brother Joe were born in Sardaky, Czechoslovakia on March 9, 1928. When they were eleven months old, with their Mom, they sailed across the ocean to join their Dad who was working on a farm in Saskatchewan. They eventually homesteaded near Rackham, Manitoba and Walter spent his early years on the family farm. He attended Rackham School and belonged to the Jackfish St. Anthonys Roman Catholic Church. Walter left the farm in his early 20s and worked for the Railroad in Winnipeg. It was there where he met Emily and they were married in Winnipeg on September 17, 1955. They moved back to the family farm, and soon after Leonard and Leona were born. Although farm life was modest, it was very rich in family values and traditions with lots of love and laughter. If Walter couldnt afford to buy something, he would make it his most memorable was a ski-doo made from an auger motor. It seemed there wasnt anything he couldnt fix or build. There were many family outings Sunday drives, fishing and swimming, visiting with friends and neighbors, watching hockey and curling and regularly attending church, fall suppers and dances. Wherever there was music, Walter wanted to be there. Walter would dance all night long but always his first and last dance was with his wife, Emily. Like many farmers, Walter picked up extra work where he could. For several summers he was a groundsman at the Clear Lake Cadet Camp and later worked as a security guard at Clear Lake. In the winter, he would have a trapline and cut firewood. Walter spent many enjoyable hours ski-dooing, not only checking his trapline, but also entering Poker Derbys, going ice fishing or to town to watch hockey or curling. Walter was an avid hunter and fisherman. The freezer was always full of fish and venison. Walter enjoyed curling, belonging to a Mens League and entering many weekend bonspiels. Watching local hockey was another winter pastime and Walter even gave the Old-timers League a try for one winter. Another passion of Walters was snooker. Every chance he had hed be down at the local pool hall in hopes to find someone for a game. In 1976, Walter and Emily moved to Brandon and purchased their first home on 7th Street, where they resided until recently moving to Odd Fellows Corner. Walter worked as a Security Guard and on road construction for awhile but soon found there was a demand for his handyman talents. Before he knew it, he was working long hours doing renovations and repairs in Brandon and surrounding area. Walter continued this work well into his 70s. He was never an idle man. He dabbled in furniture refinishing and woodcrafting. One of his first projects were jewelry boxes for all the girls in the family and one of his last were cremation urns for the entire family. He entered some of his projects in the 55 Plus Games and was fortunate to receive a couple of bronze medals. Walters love and respect for nature and the outdoors never waned. He continued to hunt and fish and eventually bought a camper. He and Emily went on numerous fishing trips and annually took in the Austin Threshermans Reunion. His love for snooker also continued. He belonged to the Velvet Rail Pool League and won a silver medal at the 55 Plus Games in Winnipeg. Dad always enjoyed his garden and flowers and planted way more than they could use but took great pleasure in giving it away. He became an avid birdwatcher spending many hours on the deck watching the birds at his feeder. His favourites were the bluejays. There was nothing Walter enjoyed more than celebrations and family gatherings. He cherished visits from his children and grandchildren as well as his brothers and in-laws. He was especially close with his twin brother Joe. When Walter and Emily moved to Odd Fellows Corner, he dearly missed his beloved birds and his BBQ. He loved to BBQ all year round. But it wasnt long before he made new friends, played cards and bingo and attended pot lucks and catered suppers. Walter had a regular daily routine over to Tim Hortons to have coffee with the guys, he and Emily would go out for supper, hed take her to Bingo, try his luck at the VLTs on his way home, play cards, pick up Emily from Bingo and then off they went to Timmys again for a night cup. Like clockwork. Walters final couple of years consisted of frequent hospitalizations and he eventually moved to Rideau Park Personal Care Home in June 2012. Throughout, Walter amazed his family with recovery after recovery always being optimistic and determined to remain as independent as possible. While in Rideau Park, Walter enjoyed cards, bingo, watching TV and church, but looked most forward to his daily visits from Emily and visits from other family and friends. Walter was a true inspiration to his family teaching them so much and being the ultimate role model. He was a kind and gentle man who demonstrated great integrity, patience, generosity and a genuine appreciation for even the simplest things in life. Walter is now finally free from pain and suffering and resting in peace. Well miss him, but cherish the memories. A celebration and tribute of Walters life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, February 2, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Jorge Mante officiating. The eulogy was presented by his daughter Leona and urn bearer was his granddaughter April. Honorary bearers were all in attendance. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
STUDER: Ellen Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Studer passed away peacefully in Saskatoon, SK surrounded by loved ones on February 13, 2013. She was 96 years old, but according to her she was "almost 97"! She was predeceased by her first husband, Lawrence Harper (1947), her second husband, Lorne Studer (1972), her son, Benne Harper (2000), and her son-in-law, Arthur Budd (2009). She is survived by her son Alfred (Martina) Harper and children; Cat (Jordan) Walker and children, Dawson, Rowan, and Ashton; Joy Harper and children, Taylor and Jessica; and Jason Harper; her daughter Alayne Budd and children; Marrian (Ted) Moore and children, Rob (Carrie) Moore, Barb, and Megan; Sheryl Budd (Ryan Ray) and children, Seth, Ebony and Rayn; Debby (Dave) Block and children, Theo, Anna, Aidan, and Sharaya; Dan (Lori) Budd and children, Jolayne, Naomi, George and Emily; her daughter-in-law Jan Harper (Peter Mitchell) and son John (Tammy) Harper and children, Alex and Cameron; and her son Bob (Jennifer) Studer and children, Sarah (David) Lewis and children, Joseph and Jonathan; and Barnabus Studer. Ellen was born at home near Waldeck, SK April 14, 1916 to proud parents, James and Ellen Wightman. Tragically, her mother passed away 2 days later. She was raised by her Wightman grandparents in Nesbitt, MB until she was 4 years old when her father remarried and she rejoined her new family. After blending families Ellen was the third of ten children; Alfred, Violet, Ellen (Bessie), Margaret, Harry, Gordon, Phyllis, Louis, Leslie, and Joyce. Joyce is now the only remaining sibling .Ellen became a school teacher and taught for several years. While teaching at the Hayfield School she met Lawrence Harper. They were married on January 1, 1940. Over the next few years they had three children. Lawrence was killed in a farm accident in 1947. Ellen moved the family to Brandon, MB that year and married Lorne Studer on September 26, 1953. After Lorne's death in 1972 she remained in Brandon until 2002 when she moved to Saskatoon to live with her daughter Alayne and her husband Art. Ellen spent that last 11 years of her fulfilling life living with family, enjoying and being enjoyed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 1:00 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church, 3102 Laurier Drive, Saskatoon, SK. Arrangements in care of Dalmeny Funeral Home (306-254-2022).
SPENCEPENTECOST In loving memory ofDarren Spence, age 37, beloved son of Lorna and Edward. Gage Spence, age 10 and Logan Spence, age 9, beloved sons of Michelle and Darren. Dawson Pentecost, age 9, beloved son of Crystal and David. Died accidently near Waskada, Manitoba on February 10, 2013. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at Jolly Construction on Part St. South Waskada, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Gage, Logan & Dawson Scholarship Fund Waskada Athletic Club, Waskada MB, c/o Sunrise Credit Union. Donations in memory of Darren, may be made to a trust fund for his daughter Kaylie. Private Interment will take place at the Waskada Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.
Smith Funeral Home, (204) 747-2088. www.wheatlandfs.com