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BERGQUIST: Brian Charles "Levi" Bergquist passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 after a very brave battle with cancer. His passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by love. He is remembered by his wife Diane; daughter Sara of Whitehorse, Yukon; son Josh (Misty) and granddaughters Lauren and Kate of Mackenzie, BC. Brian is also survived by his siblings: Carol O'Neill of Gimli, Manitoba, Lynn Bell of Langley, BC, Vicki Halme of Duncan, BC, Len Bergquist of Langley, BC and Phyllis Plater (Roy) of New Westminster, BC. Also saddened by the loss of their brother-in-law are Helen Ford (Dale) of Killarney Manitoba, Harvey Bridgeman (Heather) of Brandon, Manitoba, Rena Carnahan of Airdrie, Alberta and their families. His impersonations and zany antics will be missed by all of his friends and relatives. Brian was born in Winnipeg on February 16, 1948. He lived in 14 cities during his 65 years. He began his career in radio broadcasting and ran several group homes for youth. He also owned multiple businesses including retail, restaurants, event and concert promotion and even a movie theatre. He had a passion for writing and he registered countless songs with the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. He produced seven albums and published two books of his poetry. He was also the only honorary member of the Sons of the Pioneers. Being a mentor was important to Brian. He directed the chapter of Big Brothers in Trail BC and he worked with youth in group homes for 17 years. He always wanted to help young people develop life skills and a sense of their self worth. In his own businesses, he often hired people who needed a second chance at life. He always favoured the underdog and took pride in being part of others' successes. He loved movies (Tarzan, Laurel and Hardy, Bob Nolan, Humphrey Bogart and anything James Bond) and all forms of music, pop culture and entertainment. Brian often talked about how he wished someone taught him more about song writing and how it would be a boon for western music to have a mentorship program so the tradition would be passed on to future generations. What he didn't realize is that although they are rare, every once in a blue moon, someone like him will come along. Someone who discovers something that sparks their interest. Someone who immerses themselves in their new found passion. Someone whose enthusiasm is infectious and keeps traditions alive for others to treasure and appreciate. Our family would like to thank Dr. Visser and the wonderful staff at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre for their compassion and tireless work to keep Brian comfortable in his final days. We would also like to thank the Main Floor staff at Fairview Home (Diane's place of work) for their generous and endless supply of food. Thanks to our family and friends for your countless prayers, love, cards, calls, emails, flowers and hugs. A tribute to Brian's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your stories and memories of Brian to share during a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, please feel welcome to make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, 153A 8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BELL: With great sadness the family announces the passing of Winnifred Agnes Bell, daughter of Fred and Agnes Brown on April 29. Win was born April 3, 1922 in Dauphin, MB; first of six children. Win’s early life was spent on her family farm near Ste. Rose de Lac, MB until moving to Brandon. She attended Fleming Elementary School and Brandon Collegiate Institute. In 1941, she met the love of her life, Gilbert Bell, at a dance in Shilo; they were soon married and moved to Niagara, ON. Win worked in a twine factory during the war years in Hamilton. The family eventually moved back to Brandon and Gib took up his carpenter’s trade. Win is survived by her 3 children: Lori Scott (David) from Carberry, Gib Bell (Lyn) from Carberry, and Sherry Garvin (Terry ) from Langham, SK. She also leaves, to morn her loss, two sisters; Ena Dafoe, Burlington, ON and Eunice McLean, Victoria, BC; together with seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Win devoted her time to her family, friends, garden, sewing, painting, and fun at the family cottage at Sandy Lake. Once her children were grown, she attended business college and got her secretarial certificate. Win worked at a few different secretarial jobs before settling in at Pittsburgh Paint and Glass where she became front store manager until her retirement. Many health challenges arose over the years; beginning in the 1950’s with cancer, polio, and several other major operations. Win beat them all, with never a complaint, due to her strong will, her determination and courage. She is greatly admired by everyone who knows her story. Everyone whoever met her knew a fun and loving spirit; a classy lady. She loved to dance with her husband; took up roller and ice skating; and after hanging up her skates at 70; took up golfing, becoming an avid golfer. Friends were very important to Win and she spent many an afternoon going out for a coffee visit. She loved to walk and enjoyed the wonders of nature. She loved her apartment at Lions Manor and living independently. Win was pre-deceased by her father, Fred Brown, in 1953, in the Olympia fire, (he was the only fireman to have lost his life in Brandon in the line of duty); her mother, Agnes Brown; her husband, Gib Bell, in 1991; and her three brothers, Bob, Glenn and Stan. The funeral was held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and interment was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Win is an inspiration to many and loved by all.
WHITTINGHAM: Beth, 94 years old, beloved wife of the late Bill Whittingham, mother of the late Roger Whittingham, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Elgin Cemetery. In memory of Beth, donations may be made to the Elgin Community Fund c/o Brandon Area Community Foundation Box 22096 Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6Y9, or to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made
MOUSSEAU: It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, Mary Mousseau (nee Mancheese) on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 73 years. Mary was predeceased by her husband Harry George Mousseau. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her children Brenda (Leo) Baptiste, Melvin Mancheese, Michael (Shirley) Mousseau, Darrell (Joanne) Mousseau, Debbie (George) Cunday and Janet Mousseau, 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, her sisters Gladys Malcolm, Alma (Freddie) Kirkness, Mary (Nelson) Richard, Margie Houle, Jeannette Houle and Patsy Houle and her brother George (Rose) Mancheese and her sisters-in-law Louisa Soldier and Bernice Mousseau along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Traditional Wake and Prayer Service for Mary will be held on Friday, May 10th beginning at 5:00 pm from the Ebb & Flow First Nation Community Complex. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 pm from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Ebb & Flow First Nation. Fr. Leo Fernandes will officiate with the interment following in the Ebb & Flow Cemetery. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services Ste. Rose Chapel, (204) 447-2444.
LAMOUREUX: Wilda Caroline Lamoureux (Nee Crane). We the children of Wilda Lamoureux are saddened by her death, but have faith she will join her beloved Bill, our father.Born and educated in Brandon, she became a teacher. She taught for many years in Brandon and surrounding communities. Throughout WWII she volunteered to work in Ottawa for the Federal Government during her summer breaks from teaching as a file clerk. She was a loving wife, a doting mother and a loyal friend. She passed her grit and zest for life onto her children and grandchildren. Linda (Michael Bell), Wendy (Ted Hamilton), Crane (Sharon Anseeuw), grandchildren, Caroline Bell, Rachael, Aaron and Paul Hamilton and great grandchildren, Ellie, Grace, Myles, Cole and Clara. We are grateful to the superb staff of St. Norbert Personal Care Home who cared for her and kept her comfortable for 11 years. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0X4. 204-783-7211. Condolences may be sent to
DUNCAN: The death of Thomas Sydney Duncan occurred on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born at Souris, MB on January 31, 1950, Thomas was predeceased by his parents David and Jean Duncan and sister Pamela. He is survived by his son David; Aunts Orla Maitland, Joan (Del) Murray; cousins Jeff, Mark, Craig, Sandra; uncle Carl Halstead; cousins David, Robert and Jane, Chris and Fran Huddlestan. Thomas’ passion was flying and he enjoyed boating, sailing and playing piano, leading many sing-songs. Graveside Ceremony will take place at the Souris Glenwood Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Thomas may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BARRETT: Wilbur Charles (Bud) It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bud Barrett, aged 92, of Rivers, Manitoba. He died peacefully in his sleep at Hamiota Hospital on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. His funeral will be held at Miniota Anglican Church on Monday, Monday 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary to follow. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements.
BERGQUIST: It is with sadness the family of Brian Charles Bergquist, age 65 years, beloved husband of Diane and father of Sara and Josh, announce that his death occurred on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Celebration of Brian’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Joe Ball will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon, 153A 8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3W9. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McKAY: Kathleen McKay (nee Whittingham) age 79, beloved wife of the late Ralph McKay. Died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, MB. Funeral Sercie will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, MB at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, MB. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2Y 1G4 or to a charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home, 204-523-7791
SLATER: Ron Slater, loving father of Christie, Colin and Kim and grandfather of Logan, Coleton, Dylan and Jake passed away at his home in Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday; May 2, 2013 in his 61st year. A Come and Go Gathering for family and friends will be held in the Virden Legion Clubroom 540 – 8th Avenue, Virden, Manitoba on Thursday; May 9th beginning at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the MS Society in memory of Ron.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
McFEELY: On April 29, 2013, the death of Robert (Bobby) McFeely occurred at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home, Winnipeg. Born in Hamiota on February 22, 1932, he was the son of the late Robert and Eliza (Milne) McFeely. Bobby is survived by his children Ian (Cathy) of Calgary, Alberta, Patrick (Charlene) of New Norway, Alberta and Shaune of Wetaskiwin, Alberta; grandchildren Shea and Dawson McFeely, Colby and Carter McFeely and Jared and Tara Swanson; his brothers Donald of Winnipeg and James of Summerside PEI; brother-in-law John Kennedy of Winnipeg, two nieces and five nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Kennedy, a sister who died in infancy, and sister-in-law Mae McFeely. Bobby grew up and attended school in Oakner. After completing school, Bobby worked for the CNR. He subsequently became a member of the RCMP and Camrose City Police. He then embarked on a career as an insurance adjuster. Prior to retirement, he moved to Winnipeg where he was employed with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at Red River College. A graveside service handled by Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, MB, will be held June 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Hamiota Cemetery. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend. Donations in Bobby’s memory may be made to your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of your choice. Bobby’s family wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of St. Norbert Personal Care Home for the excellent care provided during his lengthy stay. Voyage Funeral Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 204-284-7500.
GERRARD: Alexander Sinclair Gerrard (Clair) of Strathclair passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the age of 77 years. Clair is survived by his wife, Audrey; mother Mildred; children: Kevin (Yvonne), Lynne, Blaine and Lisa; grandchildren: Kristy (Ryan), Cory, Derek (Sara) and Sarah and sister, Sheila (Dick) Dauber. A graveside service will take be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair. A time of fellowship and sharing of memories will follow the interment at the Strathclair Municipal Hall. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
GLENN: Dr. Robert David, 1917 - 2013. Bob Glenn, 96, longtime resident of River Heights in Winnipeg, passed away on May 1, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Jean (1992); father of Judy Paterson (Gordon), Kim Saull (Robert), Marcia Glenn (James Hoag), and David Glenn (Darlene); brother of Ted and the late May Norman and Peggy Battersby, all of Vancouver; proud grandfather of Lyndsey and Alex Paterson, Allison Zegar (Saull), Lia and Ellie Hoag, Kristal and Amy Glenn. Bob was born in Montreal, but moved to Winnipeg at a young age - growing up in the Brooklands area. He worked as a dental technician for many years including as a Corpsman in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1941, he married Jean Florence, and in 1950, graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry. After practicing in Souris for several years, Bob and Jean moved to Winnipeg and raised their four children. Bob practiced dentistry in downtown Winnipeg and taught at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He served as President of the Manitoba Dental Association and he was elected to the International College of Dentists. Bob's hobbies included rebuilding and flying a single engine airplane in which he spent many hours flying locally and on distant trips. Upon retiring from active practice, he spent summers on his grain farm near Cardale, Manitoba. During the winter, Bob returned to the staff at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry and also worked in northern Manitoba and rural communities. Bob stayed in his River Heights home up until a few months ago and passed away peacefully after a brief stay at Deer Lodge Center. The family offers thanks to his personal staff and the staff of Tower 6 at Deer Lodge for their care and compassion in his final days. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 13th at 11:00 am at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg (204) 489-6974. In lieu of flowers, gifts made in Bob’s memory may be directed to the Dr. Robert D. Glenn Trust in Dentistry. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Manitoba and mailed to Donor Relations, Room 179 Extended Education, Winnipeg, MB   R3T 2N2.  Gifts may also be made on-line at:
EVANS: Leona May Evans of Brandon, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the age of 62 years. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
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ESSIE: Rufus Nelson Essie, “Akicita Hokoida” of Sioux Valley, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday May 5th, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Rufus will be lovingly remembered by his stepfather Albert Taylor, siblings Gloria Wasicuna, Albert Jr., Fraser (Mae), Nadine (Kevin) Taylor and Pamela (Louie) Bunn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rufus was predeceased by his mother Cecelia Taylor and father Lloyd Williams. Traditional Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Memorial Hall on Friday, May 10th, 2013 commencing at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Hall on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 2:00 pm with interment to follow in the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
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