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PRINGLE: Donald George Pringle “Don” of Brandon, beloved wife of Geri and devoted father to Lindsey (Grant) and their daughter Mary; Allana (Shane) and their children Dayton, Kyra, Danica, Kypling and Beckett; Skip and his son Brody; passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Don may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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TARNOWSKI: Michael, April 19, 1925 - January 11, 2013. On January 11, 2013 Michael Tarnowski was called to make his "last run" to his final resting place, destination heaven. He left this world peacefully with his family by his side. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Jean, devoted daughter Darlene (Domenico) Paduano, grandchildren Dorian, Kevin (Olga), Debbie and Kathy (Kelly), great grandchildren Tiffany (Travis), Mattison, Ellena, Nikolas and Ava and great-great grandchildren Tanner and Isabella. Mike also leaves behind his brothers Stan (Fran), William (Joyce) and sister Millie (Walter Jarvin). He was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Katherine, brothers Joe and Andy, and sisters Josephine, Jenny and Olga. Mike was born in Brandon, Manitoba where he resided until August 2012 when they relocated to Calgary to be closer to his family. Prayer Service will take place January 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Community Church (800 85 Street SW). Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home (17 Avenue South West and Lower Springbank Road) on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service to be held in Brandon, Manitoba at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (100, 119 - 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home And Reception Centre, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, AB, (17th Avenue SW and Lower Springbank Rd).
STRAIN: Joyce Ellen passed away January 13, 2013 at Rideau Park PCH in Brandon, MB. Joyce was born on June 15, 1927 in Weyburn, SK. The family soon moved to Rivers, MB where Joyce completed her education. She moved to Brandon, MB in her late teens where she met her first husband at a dance at the Orange Hall. Together they had 10 children. Joyce lived in Brandon, Olha, (where she met her second husband), Strathclair, Rivers and back to Brandon, where she resided at Rideau Park PCH until her passing. Joyce worked at a number of jobs: United & Exchange Cafes, Perth's Cleaners, and as fry lady at McDonald's on Richmond Avenue. There were always a number of handicraft projects around Joyce's favorite chair: knitting, embroidery, needlepoint and crochet, etc. Joyce liked to travel: Los Angeles, CA, Prince George, BC and Dryden, ON. One of her more memorable trips was to Vancouver, BC to see the Beatles at their only concert in Canada. Joyce always had a special place in her heart for animals, especially her dog "Sparkles", and her blind budgies. She is survived by her sisters: Earlene Rogers and Dorothy Lamb (Leon Vercruysse), a brother: James (Zona) Borrowman, her children: Vi (Ralph) Sholdice, Thomas Wyton, Darlene (Leonard) Yaskiw, Vera Wyton, Gordon (Karen) Wyton, Bernice (Brent) Baldrey, Janet McGregor, Kevin (Carole) Wyton. Joyce has 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren plus many nieces, nephews and extended family. Joyce was predeceased by her parents Earl and Rose Borrowman, her first husband Clarence Wyton, her second husband Edward Strain, two daughters Margaret Wyton and Donna MacCallum and son in law Ronald MacCallum. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Urn bearer is her son Kevin Wyton. All those in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
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STOTT: Winnifred Fanny Stott (nee Hockley) passed away peacefully at Fairview Home in Brandon on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the “young” age of 103. Winnie was born on the family farm located 8 miles northwest of Brandon on July 14, 1909. She was the second oldest and only daughter of four children. As a young girl she attended Powerville School, a one-room prairie school house, and helped out on the family farm. In her spare time, she enjoyed plucking the strings of her banjo, playing tennis, picnicking at Lake Clemente, knitting, crocheting, sewing and baking. She later attended Brandon College in secretarial training, accepting a position as Secretary for Johnny Craig of Craig Motors. One warm summer night, Winnie met the love of her life, Stan Stott, at a local dance and they soon began courting. They later married on July 17, 1935 during the “dirty thirties” and were the first couple to be married in the rural church of Zion United. Winnie quickly took on the role of “farmer’s wife” as she and Stan operated what later became the Double SS Hereford Farm, which still remains in the family today. They had two children, a daughter Sharon and a son Cyril. Through the years, Winnie was an avid volunteer at her children’s school, many women’s church organizations including the Christian Women’s Club, the Zion UCW, and was a faithful serving member of McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church until her passing. She enjoyed singing and playing the banjo with the Westernaires trio and participating in various ladies quilting bees. She and Stan celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary on July 17, 2007, 5 days prior to his passing. Winnie is lovingly remembered by her daughter Sharon (Ian) Bobiak of Cochrane, AB; granddaughter Shauna (Steven) Dyck and great-granddaughter Arianna of White City, SK; granddaughter Heidi (Dean) Dixon, great-granddaughter Tasia and great-grandson Parker of Cochrane, AB; and her son Cyril (Tiena) Stott; grandson Conrad (Pam) Stott, great-granddaughters Brittany and Brianne all of Brandon; granddaughter Amanda (Matt) Young of Nashville, TN. Winnie is predeceased by her husband Stan, her mother and father Marion and Fred Hockley, brothers George, Don and Vic Hockley and granddaughter Andrea Stott. Ceremony to Celebrate Winnie’s Life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm. with Rev. Earl Ricalton officiating. A private burial service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Winnie may be made to McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church Missions, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB, R7B 2H6.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MATWICK: The family of Peter Matwick is saddened to announce his passing at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Born in Brandon on February 4, 1924, the youngest of Stephan and Marcella Matwick’s eight children, Peter attended David Livingstone and Earl Oxford Schools until he enlisted with the 71st Field Battery of the 8th Canadian Army Field Regiment on December 21, 1939 at the age of 15. Peter was honoured to have had the opportunity to serve his country during the Second World War. He left Brandon for overseas in January 1940, landing in Grenoch, Scotland. After serving in the UK for 4 years, Peter’s Regiment went on to the Mediterranean, pausing for a few days in Algiers due to the presence of German submarine packs. Then on to Naples and 14 months on the Italian front. He then served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany until the end of hostilities on May 8, 1945. Upon his return to Brandon and civilian life, Peter was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway as a brakeman and later spent 18 years as a Constable with the Brandon City Police. He moved to Winnipeg in 1980, returning to his hometown after retiring in 1996. It didn’t take long for Peter to become bored, so he took on a Free Press delivery route at 75 years of age before finally retiring at 80. Peter was a man with many interests and talents. He loved a good practical joke and had a great sense of humour. He was well known for his award-winning Christmas displays in the 60’s. For a few years he was obsessed with tropical fish, filling the basement with numerous aquariums, most notably a 6-foot long built-in tank. In his earlier years he also enjoyed competitive target shooting and golf. Peter was an avid reader, as long as it was war-related or biographical. His favourite passion was going out for coffee with his pals, especially long-time friends Lloyd Collister and Rod McKay. Never afraid of a challenge, Peter learned how to email and download music when in his 80’s. Left to mourn is daughter Maxine Sobkow of Brandon, sons Brent of Saskatoon, Mark (Angela) and Paul (Ivy) of Winnipeg, and grandchildren Adam (Jessica) Sobkow, Phil (fiancée Paige Dakin) Sobkow, Brendan and Alison Matwick, Jesse and Nicholas Allaman, Nathanial and Madison Matwick, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Don Bernhardt officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Veteran’s Section at the Brandon Cemetery following the service. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Valleyview Care Centre for their care of Peter over the last two years and to the health care professionals at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care in Peter’s last hours. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Peter’s memory to a charity of your choice.
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HOCKING: William “Billy” Hocking, beloved husband of Marguerite and dear father of Steve and Pete, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 79 years. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Billy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GREGORY: E. Darline Gregory died on January 12, 2013 at Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 95. In accordance with Darline’s wishes a private graveside service will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Darline may be made to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791
BENNETT: Joyce Elizabeth Bennett of Erickson, MB entered into rest on January 14, 2013 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 85 years. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
BEELAERT: Albert Beelaert, of Russell, Manitoba, dearest husband of Gwen and father of Virginia, died peacefully on January 14, 2013 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 96 years. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Christ Church (Anglican) Russell. Interment will follow in the Russell Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Alzheimer’s Society.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
THIO: Dale (Tiny) Thio, age 53, beloved husband of Linda Thio, died on January 10, 2013, Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 18, 2013, Ninga Community Centre, Ninga, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Tiny may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care. Wheatland FSneral service in care of arrangements.
REID: Marian Reid, beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Reid, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 98 years. A service to celebrate Marian’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. A time of viewing will be held prior to the service at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, (due to allergies) donations in memory of Marian may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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GOOD: Victor Thomas Good, beloved husband of Olive, of Treherne, MB passed away at the Tiger Hills Manor in Treherne, MB on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Victor leaves to mourn his passing his wife Olive (nee Ennis), of Treherne, MB, daughters Linda (Miles) Coverdale of Tehachapi, CA, Bonnie Turner of Wawanesa, MB, Shannon McKay of Lethbridge, AB, and Debra Good of Victoria BC, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and sister Mona Coleman as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Victor was predeceased by his parents, sisters Anne (Charlie) Clark and Dorothie Good, brothers Harry (Eileen), Harold (Stella) and Lorne, and son-in-law Ray Turner. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Treherne United Church, with Rev. Quentin Robinson officiating. Private family interment will take place prior to the service in the Woodlands Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Victor’s memory to the Treherne United Church Memorial Fund, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0, or to The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2.
Online condolences may be made at
Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.
BOOTSMAN: Charles “Micky” Bootsman of Brandon, beloved husband of Dorothy and dear father to Michael, Susan, Tim, Bill and Norm, passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 80 years. In keeping with Micky’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Micky may be made to Avis’s Place, 24-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N1.Complete obituary information to follow.
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SUTHERLAND:Sister Jean Sutherland died peacefully after a brief illness in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on January 11, 1917, Jean moved with her family to Saskatchewan at an early age. Predeceased by her parents Ethel (Harley) and Finlay Sutherland and her brothers Arthur (Dorothy, Kay) and Douglas (Jeanne), she is survived by her sister, Carmel (Wilf) Fletcher; one niece; nine nephews and their children and grandchildren. Jean attended Sacred Heart Academy in Regina and shortly thereafter joined the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions where she was given the name Sister Mary St. Constantine. Sister spent thirty-one years teaching in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It was when she retired from teaching that Jean entered into what proved to be the highlight of her life, working as a chaplain, first at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina and then at Fairview Home in Brandon. Even into her 80’s and no longer able to visit the sick, Jean’s concern for others led her to active membership with “Friends on the Outside,” a program to support former inmates and their families here in Regina. Sister was just three days short of her 96th birthday when God called her home. May she rest in peace. Funeral Mass will be held at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Avenue, Regina on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Ken Koep presiding. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to send a donation to the Mission Fund of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, 310 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G7. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit
GERMAN: Margaret Leith German of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the age of 96 years. In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, cremation will take place with a graveside service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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