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A Celebration of her Life will be held at Knox United Church lower level on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reminisce with stories about her and mingle with family and friends.
CUDNEY: Dorothy Gertrude Cudney (Gert) passed away peacefully of natural causes at Fairview Personal Care Home with her son, Robert, at her side. Gert was born at the Town of Minitonas, Manitoba, on December 23, 1919, and passed away on September 2, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, and her seven siblings. She is survived by her two sons, Alex (Susan) and Robert, grandchildren Tiffany (Chris), Troy, Britt (Paul), Krista, Nancy (Chad) and Andrea (David), and great -grandchildren, Drew, Tess, Tatum, Lucas, Taliesin, Madison, Abigail, Carter, Tyler and Oliver. Gert’s passion was her family and her home. She was a stay-at-home mom, a vocation that was full-time and one at which she excelled. The freezer was always filled with home- made dainties, cookies, and cakes and she could put together a meal in an instant that always included several salads, at least two pies, several choices of poultry or meat and numerous vegetables. Gert was a news hound reading two daily newspapers, a voracious reader of novels and a prolific writer of suggestions directed to the various politicians, both in Manitoba and Ottawa. Gert always took time to give the neighborhood children cookies and milk and, more importantly, a word of encouragement or comfort. She had a kind word for all, but also did not hesitate to provide a little constructive criticism, if necessary. She set a high standard for herself and expected the same from others. She missed the company of her faithful companion, a long- haired Chihuahua, Princess, who passed away several years ago. She will be sorely missed by her sons, Alex and Robert, and her long haired Chihuahua, Teddy. There will be a private family memorial service held at a later date.
For what is it to die,but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun.And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides,that it may rise and expandand seek God unencumbered.
CORY: Gail Uldine Cory (nee Germain). On Saturday, August 30, 2014, Mom passed away peacefully in Melita, MB with her family by her side. She will be missed by her sons; Brad, wife Lynn and their children, Kristin & Braeden, and Todd, wife Sheila and their daughter Cameron. She also leaves her brother Garry and wife Barbara Germain, her sister, Norma and husband Ken Northy, as well as many nieces & nephews. A private family graveside service was held in the Glenboro Cemetery, with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Donations may be made in Gail’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba 120 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480
CAREY: Elizabeth "Betty" M. Carey beloved wife of the late Art Carey, mom to Ron and Maxine died September 3, 2014 at her residence in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 71. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at St. Paul's United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. with pastor Orland Usick officiating. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to the Boissevain & Morton Foundation; Box 1075 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Wheatland Funeral Service
CARÊME: Edward Gerard Carême (Papa), beloved husband of the Late Marie Carême (Debaar) and loving father of Joe, Debbie and Irene, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home on Tuesday; September 2, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Funeral Services will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church - Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Monday; September 8th with Fr. Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Family asks that you make a donation to WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund in Papa’s name.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BROOKS: Alfred (Alf) Richard Brooks July 5, 1937 – September 3, 2014. Alf was born at Misericordia Hospital and educated in Elmwood, Glenella and Brandon, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon College. Alf spent a valuable year at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He taught in Grandview from 1960-1962 and in Virden Collegiate from 1962-1989; where he taught English, History and French. In 1989 he was appointed as a staff officer with the Manitoba Teacher’s Society and served in Welfare services until retirement in June 1996. Through the years he enjoyed time with his family and many trips in Canada and Europe. He was predeceased by his parents Wes and Molly Brooks and niece Andrea. Left are his loved and loving wife Lily Mikijaniec, sons Sean (Brenda), Kevin (Betsy), grandchildren Kaelen, Keir, Griffin, Makeer, Deng, Agot, Caity, brother Dave (Carol) and sister Mary Jane (Jim). Remembered also by Beth, Cheryl, Natalie, Sandra, Sasha and Christopher. Cremation has taken place. A service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Plan Canada Children’s Charity,
E-cards can be sent to ocharon@shaw.caFamily and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.caGlen Lawn Funeral Home204-982-7550.
ARMSTRONG: Ruth (née Ratcliffe). It is with very sad hearts that the family announces the passing of our loving mom and grandma. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruth was born April 14, 1944 in Melita, MB. Her childhood was spent growing up in Napinka, MB with her four siblings who she had very special relationships with. Ruth moved to Brandon to take her hairdressing and worked various jobs before meeting her soul mate, Les Armstrong, in 1967. They married in October 1968 and resided in Melita, MB until 1976 when they moved to Brandon. Ruth stayed home with her children while they were growing up and babysat many other children during those years. Ruth is survived by her children Cathie Cullen and Wade (Michelle) Armstrong; grandchildren Jake and Emily Cullen, Cameron and Colton Armstrong. She also leaves her sisters Velva (Russ) Crepeele, Marlene Wiseman and Brenda (Jim) Earl and her brother Ed (Debbie) Ratcliffe, as well as many nieces and nephews, and special friends Pearl Bull, Rita McLaren and Bev Armstrong who she enjoyed many social outings with. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Les, her parents Frank and Jessie Ratcliffe, Les’ parents Gordon and Marvel Armstrong, siblings George Ratcliffe, Mildred Tweed and Ella Line as well as her brother-in-law and friend, Bob Wiseman. A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Ruth will be sadly missed and always remembered for her genuine love of spending time with her family and friends. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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CUMMING: A. Maxine Cumming of Hamiota, MB; beloved wife of the late Allan Cumming; mother of Bill (Barb), Vickie (Greg) Short, Murray (Lori); passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 86 years of age. All are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Scotia Cemetery, R.M. of Hamiota on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00am. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Upper Curling Viewing Lounge, Hamiota District Sports Complex, Hamiota. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Maxine’s memory to Birch Lodge PCH Activity Fund, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
VERSPEEK: Rick Verspeek beloved husband of Rhondda, dad to Sheldon, Kelly and Tanya died at the Neepawa Health Centre on September 2, 2014 at the age of 66. A Funeral Service will be held at the Killarney United Church on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to a charity of own choice. Private interment will take place at the Baldur Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
TACAN: Shirley Tacan (née Elk). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, Shirley Tacan, at the age of 69 years. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Traditional services will be held at Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Friday, September 5, 2014 commencing at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Elk Cemetery.
STORIE: Iris passed away peacefully on August 28th at Hillcrest Place. She was born in Cypress River, Manitoba on March 7, 1924, the third daughter of Will Jay and Edna Young (Johnson). She grew up in the Greenway area, with two sisters, Joyce and Opal, and two brothers, Lexley and Keith. She always cherished her childhood memories. She attended Greenway School and Baldur High School. At eighteen she went into the (Old) Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg and graduated as a nurse in 1945. During her training she formed friendships that lasted a lifetime. Her classmates held regular reunions and communicated by round-robin letter over a period of five decades. In May of 1946 she married Cliff Storie, they lived in Winnipeg for ten years, before moving with their young family to a farm near Baldur. With most of the children in school she resumed her nursing career. She eventually became the Director of Nursing at Baldur Hospital, but it was her many years working directly with patients that she looked back upon with pride. She often mentioned that she had assisted with the birth of over 100 babies. Countless former patients remember her for her caring, her skill, and her innate ability to make their hospital stay as pleasant as possible. Cliff and Iris moved to Brandon in 1992 where together they spent many happy “retirement years”. They were both members of the Order of the Eastern Star, and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive travel, and the fellowship among the sisters and brothers. Cliff passed away in March of 2001 and before long Iris found a new home at Hobb’s Manor, where she enjoyed many new friendships, the strong sense of community, and the activities provided. She developed a renewed interest in music, and could often be found at the piano with a few neighbours who had gathered to enjoy the old standards she knew by heart. Iris was a life-long member of the United Church and joined Knox United Church where she was an active member in activities ranging from Choir to Quilting. Her retirement years also gave her time for her many hobbies and crafts. She was very creative with needlework and sewing, and could put together anything from a horse harness to a silk wedding dress – on short notice and with the materials at hand! Iris always cared deeply about her family and took great pride in their achievements. She leaves behind her children: Ken (Bev) and sons Jonah and Geoff; Jerry and children Lindsay and Ben; Donna (Dave August) and children Pamela and Paul; Grant (Carol) and children Dale and Tara; Tim (Debbie) and children Nicole, Angela and Natasha; her grandchildren’s spouses and partners; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Betty Young and Marie Young, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, her siblings, and her daughter-in-law Betty. A “Come and Go Tea” in celebration of Iris’s life will be held at Hobb’s Manor from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12th.
We love you Mom and Grandma, and we’ll miss you in so many ways. Consider yourself hugged!
PIPPERT: Dr. Ralph R. Pippert, 92 of Kiel died Sunday morning August 31, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 23, 1922 on the Pippert Homestead near Howards Grove, son of the late George F. & Louise H. (Berndt) Pippert. Ralph was raised on an 80 dairy farm and attended school in Howards Grove. He was a 1939 graduate of Howards Grove High School. He went on to further his education at Mission House College (Lakeland College) and received a B.A. in English in 1944. Ralph then attended the University of Wisconsin where he received his M.S. in 1950 and his PhD in 1959 both in Guidance with an English minor. Ralph was a high school English Teacher and Guidance Counselor in Howards Grove, Random Lake and Watertown. He later served as a Professor, Guidance Counselor and Faculty Advisor at Mission House College (4 years), University of Massachusetts (8 years), University of Manitoba (3 years), Southern Illinois University (2 years) and was a Dean and Professor at Brandon University in Manitoba for 18 years until his retirement in 1988. Ralph also instructed teachers for 10 summers in Malawi. He was an accomplished author having many short stories and professional articles published. Ralph also enjoyed traveling for his profession and visiting his family throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his free time he liked to do research on self fulfilling prophecy, oil painting, poetry, write short stories, wood carving and hunting. In more recent years he enjoyed reading stories to residents of local nursing homes. Ralph was an active member of St. Peter UCC, Kiel were he taught confirmation classes and served on the consistory. Ralph touched the lives of many people who he knew through his teachings and the work he did at High Schools and Universities. Ralph had previously been married to Harriet Sprenger. He was united in marriage to the former Theresa Fydenkevez and she preceded him in death. Survivors include his children; Christine Marcoullier of Massachusetts, Eric (Priscilla) Pippert of Oregon, Rolf (Nicole) Pippert of North Carolina, Mark (Sherry) Pippert of Nova Scotia. 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother; Pierre Pippert of South Dakota and a sister; Twilite Schroeder of Cedar Lake, along with nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa, a daughter Dianne Pippert, two brothers; Ray & Glen Pippert; two sisters; Hazel Thompson & Dawn Kissinger. Funeral services for Ralph will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday September 4, 2014 at St. Peter UCC (424 Fremont St. Kiel) with the Rev. Judine Duerwaechter officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 2:00 pm until 4:45 pm when we will have brief family rites. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name. Ralph's family would like to thank the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Ralph and his family. Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting with funeral arrangements.
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LAMB: James “Jim” L.G., beloved husband of Christine Lamb, died August 31, 2014 at Boundary Trails Health Centre Winkler, Manitoba, at the age of 71. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Graham’s Funeral Home; 321 Railway St. (new location) Pilot Mound, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to South Central Cancer Resource; #400-34 Stephen St. Morden, Manitoba R6M 2G3.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-825-2848
CHORNEY: With great sadness we announce the passing of John Chorney on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon with family by his side following an eleven month battle with Cancer. John was born July 2, 1934 in Newdale MB and received his education at Mount Calm School. After he moved to Brandon, he initially drove a wagon with a horse named Roy for Brandon Pure Milk. John then proudly worked 57 years for Perth’s Services Brandon, most of those years as the General Manager. Through those years he gained many friendships, acquaintances, including being a mentor to many staff, including his children. John was preceded in death by his parents Pauline and Stanley, a daughter Susan Lynette, his dearly loved granddaughter Erin Kristen, as well as his Brother Michael and Sister Sadie. He leaves to mourn his passing; his beloved Wife of 60 years, Jean; his Children Dale (Laverne), Rick (Marcey), Darcy (Darcy), Randy (Grace), Darlyn (Ian) and his youngest, Cindy. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Helen, Jennifer, Kristina, Ryan, Johnny, Kate, Lisa, Saralee, Talia, Kayla, Lesli, Aimee, Alexandra and Joella as well as his great grandchildren Sawyer, Brielle, Xander & Jaxon along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Spending time with family and friends was the essence of John’s life – His ‘endless stories’ were always the source of so many moments of laughter for all. Travel was a requirement – a few trips to England with Jean, their cottage life at Brandosa Beach, many day trips with Family and Friends by Skidoo hauling a homemade sleigh to fit ‘as many kids possible’, fishing at The Narrows, Lynches Point, camping at Manipogo Beach, and Motor home trips down to the USA year over year. His love of Golf allowed him to play on some beautiful courses across Canada with friends and family, even as far away as St. Andrews England. John will be fondly remembered for his ‘Stone Soup”, but any soup concoction was always a hit with everyone – especially Turkey Rice! He could cook a mean BBQ Prime Rib Roast, back ribs or any type of steak that would always melt in your mouth. At 74 years old, John retired from Perth’s and went on to enjoy life with some travel, continuing his love of golf and also drove three years for Brandon Air Shuttle. He loved to tell his passengers stories of adventures for hours and hours and enjoyed listening to their stories as well. Sincere thanks to all of the staff at the Assiniboine Centre Palliative Care A3 Unit including Pastor Joe for the exceptional care and compassion they gave to John. Celebration of John's Life will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue with Joe Ball officiating. A private family interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Urn Bearer will be his son Randy. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Cancer Centre", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Although these months were very difficult for Dad, we were all able to stay strong for Dad by your prayers, well wishes and comforting thoughts. On behalf of our family, they are heartfelt and appreciated.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BOWERING: Bonnie May (Burton) Bowering, beloved wife of Colin and loving mother of Andrew, of Elkhorn, Manitoba passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Moosomin, Saskatchewan on Friday; August 29, 2014 at the age of 54 years. Funeral Services will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden on Saturday, September 6th at 2:00 p.m. with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Following the service in the Funeral Chapel, friends are invited to join the Family for a time of fellowship and refreshment in the Elkhorn Elks Hall. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Bonnie.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden in care of arrangements.
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