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ROBLESKY: Jessie Ann Roblesky of Brandon, beloved mother of Richard, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 81 years. A graveside service for Jessie will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.Roblesky
BEARS: Jeanne C. Bears (Nee Bilinski) 1930-2013. Jeanne passed quietly away Thursday morning April 4th at her home with her husband and best friend Dave of 52 plus years at her side. Jeanne was predeceased by her older brother John in 2007, dear friend Margaret Carter in 2012, childhood pal Rita Prust in 2006, and Aunt Pat Hayden in 2009. She is survived by sister-in-law Kathy Bilinski, and her nieces and nephews along with their children. Andy Bilinski (Emma) Hannah and Marshall. Jeanne Lushaw (Murray), Tanner, Connor and Miranda. Darren Bilinski. Jody Hesse (Brad) Marian, Alice and Charlie. Jeanne known to them as AJ loved them all intensely. She is also survived by very close friends Les Coates and his mother Mary, Alice and George Cramer, Marion Yaromy, Louise and Rorie MacDonald and Madge Barker. Jeanne loved to travel, enjoying visits all over Canada, southern USA, Alaska, Caribbean, and Central America by ship, plane and particularly by car. She always felt the best part of any trip was coming home. Jeannes greatest passion outside of her family was her house and garden. We wish to express our sincere thanks to all her health care providers at Grace Cancer Care, Health Sciences Center Kidney Unit and Corydon Primary Care. Doctors Pat Harris, James Zachorias, Ray Singer and a very special Thank You to Jane MacDonald, Nurse Practitioner, whose care and compassion have been without bounds! At Jeannes request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday April 10th at 2: 00 p.m, at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Winnipeg MB. Stories and Remembrances of Jeanne will be shared at 2:30 p.m. No flowers please. If you wish to make a donation to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg MB, or a charity of your choice, Jeanne would thank you. Thomson In The Park 204-925-1120. Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
HOWES: Doug Howes, formerly of Brandon, passed away March 29, 2013 in Sarnia, ON. He is survived by his Mother Millie Mckerracher and brother Wayne Mckerracher of Sarnia; his children Donna, Rod (Lisa), and Brad (Teresa), all of Calgary, AB; and 5 grandchildren Justin, Courtney, Taylor, Stepheny, and Ben.
McGREGOR: Robert Donald McGregor, beloved husband of Margaret McGregor passed away with his family by his side on March 13, 2013 at the age of 80. Bob was born to the late Norman and Estelle (Spence) McGregor, September 17th, 1932 on the family farm. After attending Hernefield and Waskada Schools, he worked in the oil patch for several years. In 1958, he married Margaret Brown of Regent and began his farming career. With his strong work ethic he continued to farm with his brother and son until this past fall. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret, eldest son: Ian (Dolores), children Paul, Blair, and Martine; son Norm (Donna), children Mallory (Lance) and Jillian; and youngest son Ryan. Brothers: Les and George (Charlotte). Brother-in -law: Murray (Shirley) Brown. Nephews: Scott (Azeb), Jim, Keith, and niece Michelle. Bob had a passion for farming, family and hunting. He looked forward to his coffee outings where many jokes and stories were told. Bob and Margaret enjoyed many summers camping at Mouse River where they made life long friends. A private interment was held at Waskada Cemetery on Monday, March 18th followed by a memorial gathering at 2:30 in the Waskada Community Hall. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Bobs memory to the Canadian Cancer Society at 415 1st St Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Gone yet not forgotten,Although we are apart,Your spirit lives within us,Forever in our heart.
MAYBERRY: Olive Mayberry, beloved wife of the Late Sam Mayberry, passed away at the Reston Health Centre on Sunday; March 31, 2013, just two days before her 90th birthday. Olive was born on April 2, 1923 at Wapella, Saskatchewan to Asa and Letitia (Johnston) Edwards. She got her education at a country school near Wapella, then left home at the age of 16 to make her own living. Olive worked at several jobs over the years, at Moosomin, Regina, Leamington, Ontario, Virden and lastly at her hometown Post Office. She married Sam Mayberry on July 25th, 1966 and they lived on the Mayberry farm in the Pipestone area until 1976 when they moved into their home in Reston. Olive was very proud of her home and took great care in her homemaking and caring for what she had. She enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends and going for drives in the countryside. She was a good friend to all her family and enjoyed visiting them whenever she could. Olive was predeceased by her parents, her husband Sam, six sisters and four brothers, two nephews and two nieces. She leaves to mourn two brothers, Bill (Evelyn) of Bassano, Alberta and Clarence (Joyce) of Montreal as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday; April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Reston United Church with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Olive.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
FLOYD: The untimely death of David William Floyd occurred March 2, 2013. William was born April 9, 1965 and took his schooling at Sooke, B.C. William was a gentle and kind person with a love for the outdoors, all animals and had many friends. He had extensive experience in culinary arts taking his training in Montana and California. He returned to Canada following an unfortunate accident and as his health declined he worked as a volunteer cook/kitchen helper at the Gathering Place, a drop-in center for people in downtown Vancouver. William is survived by his mother Patricia Floyd, Burnaby, B.C. his father Jack Floyd, Salmo, B.C. brother Glenn, sister Roseanne Paul (Issac) and favorite Aunt and Uncle Julie and Erle Duncan with whom he spent summer holidays at their farm in Chater, MB. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. If friends desire donations to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St. East or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
DUNCAN: Gordon Bruce (Butch) Duncan, February 22, 1947 March 17, 2013. Butch is what most people knew him by. But he was much much more than that. He was a Partner to a very special lady a Dad to two sons .a Son to his mom and a Brother. He was a proud Grandpa to eight amazing kids, a Friend to many and Uncle Butch to many more. Butch was born in Moose Jaw in 1947, to Aut and Myrla Duncan. His dad called him Butch from the second he was born. The name Gordon was a brother of his dad's who has passed at an early age. He lived in Castle Point for a short time then moved to Carberry in 1953. He received his schooling there and also attended the United Church where he went to Sunday School and High C. In school he played football and basketball and later in life played, coached and umpired baseball. He was told in no uncertain terms he should get glasses, that he was missing the game. He actually got glasses and the game improved immensely!! He decided on a career in plumbing and began his apprenticeship with Ed Bowley and continued his trade until he retired in 2012. Butch applied his trade in many places over the years including Thompson, Gilliam, Winnipeg, Brandon and Strathclair. Butch was instrumental in getting the Carberry Golf course off the ground. Building, painting, plumbing, clearing and lot of stories in between. He was most happy on the shores of Salt Lake, where he quickly became part of the community. Shirl and Butch had duck hunters from Wisconsin living in the back yard (complete with hunting cabin that Butch had built) and campers living by the lake (complete with hookups.) It was one big happy family down by the lake where good food and many stories and laughter was had. Trips to Wisconsin were returned, where Butch and Shirl stayed at the Flying Eagle resort. Many other winter trips became a must. Most visited was Mexico but also included Australia, Jamaica, and the southern states. Lake experiences including the making of a dock, acquisition of a pontoon boat, and a sea-doo. All the toys were enjoyed by all who visited, especially the grandkids. He became a member of the local Old Iron Club in Strathclair. Fair time saw him selling home-made ice cream and popcorn on their behalf. He also became a regular at the Drop-In Centre in town for coffee every morning. There he became known for his 'stories', teasing and 'embellishments.' He was a big man with a bigger heart who lived every moment to the fullest. We say farewell to him with the knowledge that whenever a few of his friends or family get together there will be a "remember when ." and a Butch story will follow. Butch's passing has left a huge hole in our hearts. Butch was predeceased by his dad Austin Reid in 1987. Butch will be lovingly remembered by his family, extended family, aunts, uncles, and many many friends.Missing him most will be partner Shirley English; daughter Shari, husband Al, Shania and Matthew Baraniuk; son Derek, wife Nicole, Sienna and Grayson English; daughter Deborah. Gordie's mom, Myrla Duncan. In 1969 he married Elsie Balcuinas and from that union two sons were born. Son Tremelle, Rhonda Ritcher, Tyler and Jordyn. Son Brett, wife Linda, Barrett and Carter; sister Shirley Meyers, husband Richard; niece Ashlyn, husband Christian and Cayden Bohonos; niece Shalya Meyers and Michael. Funeral services were taken care of by Rae's Funeral Home in Shoal Lake. Minister was Peggy Reid. Services were at United Church in Carberry on March 26, 2013.
Death comes for us all; even at our birth even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.PEPPER: Dr Evan Harold, 1927-2013. Our father, Evan Pepper, died peacefully on March 27, 2013, surrounded by his daughters. He is survived by his children Mary, Julie (Ray), Perpetua (Jim), Jane (Mark) and David (Michael); grandchildren Tony (Jackie), Jason, Marita (Luke), Lauren, Claire (Nick), Stefan (Deneen), Tristan and great-grandson Carter. He is also survived by his wife Bozenna and her family, sister-in-law Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews from Michigan. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Evan and Inez Pepper, his first wife Marie (nee Poznanski), his son Damien, his sisters Mary (Meme) Pepper and Ellen (and Joe) Callahan, brother Robert and son-in-law Bob Kosta. At Evans request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Evans memory to Fred Douglas Society, 1275 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 0B8.www.freddouglassociety.com or to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, 260 Spadina Ave, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M5T 2E4, email@example.com.The family invites you to share your memories about Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMBERS: The family sadly announces that Clifford Chambers passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 with his beloved wife Alice and his daughter Darlene by his side. Clifford was born in Yorkshire England on May 22, 1921. At the young age of four, Dad travelled to Canada by boat with his parents, Joseph and Mary Chambers along with his brothers Lawrence and Sidney, and sister Olive with the hope of a greater life here in Canada. They originally settled in the Orangeville district and then later to a farm in the Pine Creek area in Manitoba. Dad joined the army in 1942 and due to being ill with rheumatic fever was honorably discharged several months later, which was a huge disappointment as he wanted to see service overseas in England where he was born. Dad met the love of his life, Alice Anderson in 1946 and he and Mom were married on January 22, 1947. Dad and Mom farmed in the Pine Creek area in the early years of their marriage and later Dad worked at Campbell Soup Company in Portage la Prairie until his retirement. In 1962 they moved to Austin and lived there until they moved to Brandon in 2000. In his younger years, Dad was an avid curler and Mom and the older kids would go to the rink to watch him. He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, and especially camping. Every summer, Dad and Mom would load four or five kids in the car and travel west, camping in a tent throughout the mountains for three weeks at a time. We as a family were able to experience the exquisite beauty and peaceful wonderment of nature in Banff, Jasper and the Rocky Mountains before they became commercialized. As kids we all remember the fun times, eating in the cook kitchens in Banff, watching the bears and mountain goats, setting the tent up in the rain, making snowballs in July high up in the mountains, stopping at the Calgary Stampede for a few days every year as we travelled west, picking fruit in the Okanagan Valley, walking the paths in Stanley Park, visiting so many museums and places of interest throughout Canada and the United States. Much to Mom's dismay at times, Dad loved to travel the back roads in the other provinces in order to see absolutely everything. Mom and Dad also made two trips up the Alaska Highway in their camper van to Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Expo in Vancouver was a wonderful trip for them as well as the trip to Niagara Falls. In 1987, Mom and Dad were thrilled to spend a month in England and Scotland, seeing the sights of London and staying with his cousin Nellie Thornton and her family in Yorkshire, visiting the place where he was born and where his parents and relatives lived. A few years later, Dad and Mom took a second trip to England, taking in even more sights and visiting with Nellie and other family members. Dad certainly enjoyed the English fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. In June of 2006, we celebrated Dad and Mom's upcoming 60th wedding anniversary with a huge family reunion in which all of their children attended along with most grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad loved his seven children dearly and was a wonderful grandpa to sixteen grandchildren and a great grandpa to 30 great grandchildren. In Austin, Dad took great pride in his yard and garden and produced a great garden every year. His raspberries bushes and fruit trees always did so well. Dad spent hundreds of hours riding his motorcycle, his snowmobiles and his four wheeler with his family and friends. He even rode his snowmobile and four wheeler until 87 years of age. He was one of the original founders of the Austin Snowmobile Club, was very active in the Canadian Order of Foresters and the Austin Leisure Centre. He loved his life in a small town and was very mechanically inclined so many brought their rototillers and lawn mowers to him to be repaired. Dad could fix anything. Dad also restored a couple of antique Model T's and loved scouting the countryside looking for parts. Upon retirement Dad worked helping a farmer in the spring and fall and later with a potato farmer driving a truck. He spent his retirement helping his kids with various projects, gardening, travelling and woodworking in his shop. He enjoyed making lawn furniture, log cabin clocks, fern stands, wheel planters, etc. In 2000, Dad and Mom decided it was time to move to Brandon to be closer to good medical care and to get away from the hard work of taking care of a large yard. They enjoyed their apartment and living at Lion's Manor where they made many new friends and were able to take part in the many activities there. Dad enjoyed the bean ball toss and shuffleboard tournaments, the pancake breakfasts, the Wednesday noon meals, the Friday dinner and dances and especially playing whist and cribbage a couple of nights a week. In July of 2012, Dad and Mom moved into Fairview Personal Care Home where he no longer had to do household chores and could let someone else do all of the work. Special thanks to the staff of Fairview Home for the loving care that they gave Dad. Clifford is lovingly remembered by Alice, his loving wife of 66 years and his children: Gary (Rita); Gayle (Paul Ham); Merlin (Debbie); Darlene (Ken North); Doug (Melody); Joann (Grant Calvert). He leaves to cherish his memory: sixteen grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters in law Rosnah Chambers, Nellie Nelson, June Smith and brother in law Melford Smith. He was predeceased by his son Rick; parents Joseph and Mary Chambers; his brothers Sidney and Lawrence and his sister Olive; parents in law Charlie and Alma Anderson; brothers in law Carl Anderson, Norman Schneider, Jack Nelson and Nick Kowalchuk; sisters in law Ruth Hanna and Ella Kowalchuk as well as several aunts and uncles. In keeping with Dad's wishes, a private family graveside service and interment will be held in July, 2013 at the Austin Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Clarkes Funeral Home, MacGregor in care of arrangements.
BURNS: Barbara Joan. October 24, 1929 March 29, 2013. On March 29, 2013 Barbara Joan Burns (nee Smith), of Langley BC, passed away after a long illness. Joan was born in Toronto on October 24, 1929 and lived in Long Branch. She married Peter Burns on September 4, 1953 and they were together for 59 years. Joan worked as an operator for Bell Telephone until she and Peter started their family in 1956 when she then turned her attention to raising their two boys. She enjoyed sewing and needlepoint. She was actively involved in volunteering at the local school as a librarian and with the Boys Scouts as an Auxiliary Volunteer. The family moved to Brandon Manitoba in 1975 where Joan became a driving instructor to high school students. She often spoke of the fine young men and women she instructed. Active in charitable work she chaired the Rotary Womens Committee. Joan spent the last 20 years researching her family tree. She embraced the internet at age 69 and through her genealogy research made friends all over the world. Joan is survived by her loving family husband Peter; sons Raymond (Luanne) and Richard (Janice); grandsons Taylor, Jason, Cameron and Ian. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. The family wishes to thank the staff of Langley Memorial Hospital for their loving care.
BROWNRIDGE: The death of Marjorie Alfreda Brownridge of Brandon, beloved wife of the late John Walter Brownridge, and mother of daughters: Janet (Robert) Davidson, Cheryl (Shawn) Tait, Debra (Greg) McLeod, and Karen Brownridge, as well as eight grandchildren, occurred on Friday, March 22, 2013 at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, Brandon. Service to Celebrate Marjories life will take place at Trinity United Church, 1515 6th Street on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Wayne Sanderson will officiate. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BRANDON: It is with sadness the family of Larnold James Brandon, of Rivers, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers. Born September 24, 1940 at Hamiota, Manitoba, Larnolds early years began in Oak River and then Rivers, Manitoba; attending school in Rivers and Brooke High School at Rivers Air Base. When he was young, Larnold spent a great deal of time playing baseball and was a member of the Rivers Comets, which was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. This made Larnold extremely proud. Larnold spent 10 years with the Air Force as an airframe technician. He married Jo Ann Taylor in 1965 and subsequently moved to Winnipeg, returning to Rivers in 1969 to raise a family and manage Taylors family hardware store. Outside managing the hardware and running his furniture store, Larnolds life revolved around family, church and community activities that included the Kiwanis Club, Rivers Handivan Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, being a member of the Legion and was active in Rivers United Church on a variety of committees. Larnold loved to dance, snowmobile, curled in the mixed league for many years, coached minor baseball, liked watching sports on TV (especially the Toronto Blue Jays), enjoyed hunting and fishing, and being at the cottage. He was a gentle, patient, and kind man and this was reflected in the messages of condolence from friends and the community. During his long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Larnold never complained and showed courage, control and determination along with an acceptance of each stage of the disease. Always more concerned with how others were doing or managing, Larnold was always good when asked how he was. Larnold is survived by his wife Jo Ann; two sons Michael (Chris) and Chris; sister Myrna (Yvon); brother Allen (Sharon), mother-in-law, Margaret Taylor, as well as sister-in-law and brother-in-law Richard and Sandra Wade. He was predeceased by his father Wesley Brandon; mother Elizabeth (Bessie) Brandon, and brother Daryl Brandon. A celebration of Larnolds life was held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Rivers United Church followed by a gathering at Rivers Legion Hall. Memorial Donations in Larnolds name may be made to the Adult Day program at Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers Recreational Complex, or the Manitoba MS Society.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ADAMS: David Chips Charles Adams was born on May 21, 1934 in Brandon, Manitoba. He was the eldest son of Rose (Stritz) and Charlie Adams. David passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on April 3, 2013 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. David is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nora (Slevin); their three sons, David (Kathy), Mark (Sandi), Michael (Cindy); grandchildren Bradley (Val), Courtney, Troy and Trent Adams, Kevin and Michael (Kyleen) Mallin; brother Larry (Randy); numerous brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Rose and Charlie Adams and his favorite aunt, Lillian Adams. Chips was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba where his schooling and sporting activities started. He was actively involved in hockey and baseball in his early years, playing with the Brandon Wheat Kings and Brandon Cloverleafs. Both of these teams were a source of pride in his later years because many of the long standing relationships with teammates continued. In 1959 he and Nora relocated to Winnipeg to start a new chapter in their life together. He established his career in the accounting profession which he continued up to his final weeks. Chips love of sport never waned. He was an avid fan of all three boys endeavors which carried through to his grandchildren both in sports and everyday life. Chipper was an awesome dad and grandpa! Thank you to all of our family friends for the numerous calls and visits during his final days. Also, thank you to all the doctors and nurses who were instrumental for his care and comfort. A celebration of Chips life will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Southwood Golf and Country Club (new location), 80 Rue de Monastere, St. Norbert, Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 0R3.
PARAMOR: Lawrence Albert Paramor entered into rest at Country Meadows Personal Care Home, Neepawa, MB on April 4, 2013 at the age of 82 years. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Whites Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, MB with interment to follow in the Arden Cemetery. Donations may be made to the C.N.I.B. Whites Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements. 204-476-2848.
PARKER: Sally Zophia Parker; beloved wife of the late Bruce Parker; passed away at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Shoal Lake, MB on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 90 years of age. Sally will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Carol (Brian) Midwinter, grandson Parker Midwinter, sister Bernice Drennan, and numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Sallys life will be held at the Strathclair United Church, Strathclair, MB on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00pm. Interment to take place at a later date at the Strathclair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sallys memory to a charity of ones choice.
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.