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EVANYSHYN: It is with great sadness that the family of Winona "Noni" Evanyshyn, beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Evanyshyn announce her passing on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Noni will be lovingly remembered by her children Rod (Yvonne), Jim (Charlotte) and Richard (Sheila); five grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brother-in-law Stan (Ollie); sister-in-law Hope Evanyshyn; brother-in-law Bob Harper and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will take place in the Spring. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Noni may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 - 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GERO: Grace Alien Gero, age 84 years, widow of Charles Gero and dear mother to Merleen, Peter, Walter, Jeff, Pat and John, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Ceremony of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Shilo Chapel, C.F.B. Shilo on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Neufeld. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mrs. Gero to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BUECKERT: Elsie Mandie Bueckert of Alexander, MB, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 70 years. She courageously battled cancer for 11 months. Elsie was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan on June 17, 1944 to Edmund and Hilda Tom, the second eldest of 12 children. In 1962, Elsie married Allen Bueckert and they had three children, Kerry, Brenda and Randy. They farmed near McCreary, Manitoba for years, retiring from farming and moving to Alexander, Manitoba in 1989. Allen passed away in 1994 and Elsie stayed on the acreage until 2014 when she became ill. Elsie was an avid gardener, she certainly had a green thumb. There was always a large vegetable garden that was put in and canned or frozen every year, along with the numerous fruit trees. Elsie’s real passion was for her flower gardens, the stargazer lily was always present. Animals held a soft spot in Elsie’s heart. She had a horse, Dakota and her favourite dog, Sadie. Elsie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her son Kerry (Linda Stevens), daughter Brenda, son Randy (Heather Sharpe), grandchildren Beverly and Christopher and her siblings in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The family would like to thank the staff in Palliative Care at the Assiniboine Centre for the gracious and supportive care that was given to both Elsie and her family. Elsie was laid to rest on January 2, 2015 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Women’s Resource Centre, 731 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P4. Messages of condolence may be placed at
BRANDON: Winnifred Florence Louvain Brandon (nee Rankmore) January 2, 1918 - December 25, 2014. Winnie died suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 25, 2014 following a brief illness. She was the middle child of seven born to Fred and Emma Rankmore of Moore Park, Manitoba where she spent her childhood. After finishing Grade XI, she worked in the surrounding area until taking her nursing education at Dauphin General Hospital from 1939 to 1942. As a Registered Nurse, she worked in Dauphin, Brandon and Vancouver before marrying Milford Brandon of Ingelow, Manitoba, in 1946. They raised their family of Lon, Lynne and Fay on the farm near Ingelow and later in Carberry, Manitoba. She nursed at the Carberry Hospital and Personal Care Home from 1960 until retirement in 1978. She enjoyed the fellowship and friendship she found as a member of Sharon Chapter of the Eastern Star and Royal Purple Lodge in Carberry. Following Milford’s death in 1989, she continued to live in Carberry until moving to Brandon in August 2013 where she resided at Victoria Landing Retirement Residence until her death. She was ever a kind and gentle mother and grandmother. She lived her life with a quiet strength, grace and dignity. She will be dearly missed by her family: son, Lon; daughters Lynne (Brian) Manns and Fay (Dave) Paskewitz; grandchildren Ian (Deepti) and Mark (Miwako) Manns; Amanda and Ken (Kelsey) Paskewitz; Christie (Jason) Smith; great grandchildren Emery, Greydon and Davis Smith. Also surviving are her sister, Lila McLeod and several nephews, nieces and their families. Just this past fall she completed the writing of her life’s story ‘Yester Years’ - her memoirs which we will cherish forever. Interment took place at the Carberry Cemetery on January 2, 2015 followed by a service to celebrate her life at the Carberry United Church. Reverend Peggy Reid officiated. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
MCEACHEN: Melvin "Mel" McEachen, beloved husband of Mavis and dear father to Brent and Terrie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. The Celebration of Life for Mel will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Wayne Sanderson. A private family interment service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mel to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4 or to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 204 - 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McGHIE: Jean Viola McGhie (nee Cathcart), age 84 years, passed away December 31, 2014 at her residence, Hillcrest Place in Brandon. Jean was the beloved wife of Harvey, dear mother of Gerald, Wendy Martens and Ian. A private ceremony will be held at a later date. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Jean to a charity of choice. A complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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PARKER: Irene Ellen Parker, On December 21st at Elllice Lodge, Strathclair Manitoba, Irene suddenly passed away. She was born to Stanley and Jean Fortune on October 13th, 1925 on the farm in the Marney District, Blanshard Municipality. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Rod in l976, son Kerry in 1980, brother Ken and niece Shirley (Fortune) Geekie. She is survived by her brother Arnold (Jean), sister Joyce Biccum, sister-in-law Ethel Fortune, several nieces, nephews and good friends Darryl Dinko and Joyce Warwick. As well as Rod's extended family. Irene attended Marney school for 9 years and following high school at Cardale she went to summer school in Winnipeg which gave her a permit to teach for a year. She enjoyed teaching at Marland, a one room school and decided to continue her education at Normal school in Winnipeg. A year later she was accepted at Holylea school, she boarded at Mrs. Parker's, here she met her future husband Rod. When he returned from overseas in 1945 Rod and Irene were married on November 2nd, 1946 in Cardale United Church. They farmed in the Strathclair district, their son Kerry was born in January 1953. During her lifetime Irene enjoyed soft ball, snowmobiling, golfing and curling. The highlight came in curling when she and her Strathclair rink won the Manitoba Provincial Curling in l961 and went to Ottawa for the Canadian Diamond D competition, now know as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Irene spent many summers camping and golfing at Rossman Lake. For years Tuesday was a busy day when she was the bookkeeper at the Virden Auction Mart. Irene lived in her home in Strathclair for 39 years. In September she sold her home and moved across town to Ellice Lodge. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A private family interment will take place at Strathclair Cemetery at a later date.
ROBERTSON: Ellamae Lynn Robertson passed away in Brandon on Monday, December 29, 2014. Ellamae was born on December 3, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ellamae is survived by her mother Kayla Robertson; father AJ McConnell; brother Kole Robertson; grandparents Carolyn and Blair (Twyla) Robertson, Teresa McConnell and Eric Hildebrandt; aunt Brittany (Sean) Robertson, aunt Stephanie (Tyler) McConnell, uncle Riley Dixon (Chelsea) and numerous cousins, great aunts, uncles, and great grandparents. The Funeral Ceremony will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. Pallbearers are Blair Robertson, Eric Hildebrandt, Sean Smith, and Riley Dixon. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ellamae may be made to Compassionate Friends, Room 107 - 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WARNICK: Helen Marion Warnick October 21, 1930 – December 23, 2014. The family of Helen Warnick announce her peaceful passing at the age of 84, on December 23, 2014 during a short stay at Pinecrest Home for the Aged. Helen was born in Brandon, Manitoba on October 21, 1930 to parents Sally and William Lushaw . She was married to Mickey Warnick, on May 27, 1950 and lived in Brandon until relocating to Kenora in 1960 with her husband and two sons. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Mickey and sister Dorothy. She is survived by her older sister, Irene Smith of (Brandon, MB); her two sons, Gord and wife Pat, and Mike and wife Judy; grandchildren – Jeff and Brianne Warnick (Kenora) Lyndi Warnick and Tony Tiberia (Erin, ON), Keith and Angela Warnick (Russell, ON) and great grandchildren Sophia and Sawyer Warnick; Jason and Tina Warnick (Lake Country, B.C.); special niece, Lori and Art McComb (Brandon) and their son Nicklas, and nephews Rick and Brian. Helen enjoyed gardening, watching the birds and feeding the deer. In her younger days, she played ladies’ softball, was an avid curler – once achieving every curlers’ dream of an “8 ender” and for many years was a member of the Beauty Bay Ladies’ Golf Club spending Wednesdays on the links. She and Mickey spent many days on the lake when the boys were young. Her children and grandchildren will remember the traditional Ukrainian dishes she would make at special holidays, and when we finally could replicate them, we were quite proud of it, but they were never quite the same as Mom and Grandma’s were – she had that special touch. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jim Beveridge for his care over the past years – he was not only her physician but a friend to her as well; thank you to the nurses for the care during her short stay at Pinecrest - we knew she was well looked after. Thank you to Brian Campbell of CCAC for all the assistance provided. Many health problems had plagued her for the past several years, and we are relieved that her suffering is over and she has joined her husband Mickey. If so desired, donations can be made to Pinecrest Home for the Aged, 1220 Valley Drive, Kenora, ON P9N 2W7; Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation 21 Sylvan Street, Kenora, ON P9N 0E3 or a charity of one's choice. A private family service will be held at a later date. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Centre in care of arrangements.
MILLER: Vada Mary Miller (nee Orr) of Belmont, MB, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Glenboro Personal Care Home at the age of 100 years. Left to mourn Vada’s passing are her daughters Lois (Gerry) Will of Brandon, MB, Ann O’Larie of Hamilton, ON, Maxine (Ken) Wood of Edmonton, AB, and Eva Miller of Belmont, MB, sons Orton (Linda) Miller of Killarney, MB, Morley Miller and Eddie Miller of Winnipeg, MB, Raymond (Leona) Miller of Ninette, MB, and Allan Miller of Winnipeg, MB, 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and son-in-law Lyle Shirton of Barrie, ON, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.Vada was predeceased by her husband Robert Miller, daughter Sharon Shirton, daughter-in -law Monika Miller, parents Samuel & Elizabeth (nee Harris) Orr, sisters Adeline, Lillian, Eva and Delcie, and brothers Wallace, Charlie & Louis. A Graveside Service will be held in the Ninette Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, with Helen Delorme officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Vada’s memory to The Canadian Diabetes Association, 727 10th St, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
FOTHERINGHAM: Gwen Wilhelmina Fotheringham, beloved wife of the Late George William Fotheringham, of Reston, Manitoba passed away at Willowview Personal Care Home – Reston on Monday; December 29, 2014 in her 87th year. Funeral services will be held from Reston United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015 with Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Reston United Church Memorial Fund in memory of Gwen.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
REID: Marguerite Ethel Reid. After a heroic battle with cancer, Marguerite passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 27th, 2014. Marguerite was born September 2, 1923 to Albert and Ethel Phizacklea, an only child. They lived in the district of Lidcliff east of Binscarth, and she attended Lidford School. She attended United Church services which were held in the Lidcliff Community Hall. She was active member of Bayfield Sewing Circle and helped teach the 4-H instructing the girls in sewing and needle work. On December 4, 1947 she married George Alex Reid, she called him Alex, his friends and family called him Allie. They lived on the farm at Foxwarren before eventually moving to Brandon. They moved into Riverheights Terrace after it opened. After Allie passed away she continued to live there. During 16 years of their later farming years Allie & Marguerite wintered in Orange, CA where he worked on a chicken ranch. They attended races at Santa Anita and NHL games. They traveled twice to Alaska in their motorhome and also a trip to Japan. She was active in various organizations, Eastern Star, White Shrine, Khartum Shrine and Bayfield Sewing Circle. She was predeceased by her parents and is survived by sister-in-law Ann Reid and various cousins. Per Marguerite’s wishes there will just be a graveside service at a later date. Interment will be in the Foxwarren Cemetery. Donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Dialysis) or Eastern Star Chalet, Winnipeg.
JOHNSTON: Charles Keith Johnston of Oak Lake, Manitoba beloved husband of Irene Johnston and loving father of Beverly Rousson passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Friday; December 26, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden Saturday; January 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Keith.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
FOTHERINGHAME: John Simon Fotheringhame of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Saturday, December 20, 2014. John was born near Edinburgh, Scotland on July 9, 1944. He was predeceased by his wife Diane in 2013. John is survived by his daughter Maggie of Brandon and sister Mary of Scotland. John studied at Edinburgh University and obtained a degree in physics. He taught high school in Scotland until his immigration to Canada in 1969, at which time he commenced teaching for the Brandon School Division at Neelin High School, which position he maintained until his retirement. He married Diane in 1972, and their only daughter, Maggie was born in 1974. John and Diane enjoyed their country property until health required a move to Victoria Landing in 2010. Throughout his life, John enjoyed music, especially jazz and was a talented pianist, having played with the Brandon Community Orchestra for many years. He was also an avid student of Scottish history and never lost the joy of learning. Cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends of John may wish to make a donation to Cancer Care Treatment Center, 620 Frederick Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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