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ROSE: Allan Maxwell. The death of Allan Rose, beloved husband of Anne and father to Carol Harvey (Stuart), Beth Robertson (Rob) and David Rose (Elizabeth) occurred peacefully at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, MB on December 11, 2013. Allan was the firstborn of David (Mack) Rose and Mary Rose. He was born at the home farm in Bunclody, MB on September 30, 1920. His formal education took place in Bunclody School followed by studies at Brandon Collegiate. As a boy, he loved sports and music, playing baseball and hockey and the violin and saxophone. He joined the RCAF in 1942 and was trained as a wireless mechanic, stationed at Montréal, and later transferred back to Winnipeg as an instructor. Then he was posted to the Northwest Air Command in Edmonton, Watson Lake, and Whitehorse. On his discharge in 1945, he returned home to the family farm and the woman he loved, Anne Marshall. All of Allans relationships were strong, however, nothing compared to the one he developed with the little blond girl who had become his friend when she moved to Bunclody in Grade 3. He married Anne in 1946 and they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in April, 2013. Together, they successfully navigated their way through the challenges of raising three children while meeting the ever-present demands of the farm and evolving times. Allan and Anne loved farming and farmed until 2000 when they retired and moved to Brandon. Allan inherited a strong work ethic and commitment to community service. Despite the demands and pressures of the farm, he also served as President of the Manitoba Stock Growers Association, President of the Brandon Toastmasters Club, Reeve of the RM of Whitewater for 9 years, Chair of the Farm Lands Protection Board, member of the Manitoba Water Commission and President of the Souris Minor Hockey League. In addition, Dad served as his brother Bobs campaign chair when Bob Rose was elected as MLA in 1990. Anne and Allan enjoyed wonderful extended family gatherings, community events and vacations to continental Europe, the Rose Castle in Scotland, the Barbados, Hawaii and across Canada and the United States. He took much pleasure from these trips, but his heart was always in Bunclody. Allan was predeceased by his brother, Bob Rose (Lois) in 2000. He is survived by his wife Anne, his children: Carol Harvey (Stuart), Beth Robertson (Rob) and David Rose (Elizabeth), his grandchildren: Graham Harvey (Connie), Jamie Harvey (Patricia), Danica Rose (Josh), Sheena Rogers (Kyle), Christina Rose (Oeloff de Meyer) and his great-grandchildren: Lucas and Jessica Harvey, Marlow and Maude Toth. Also left to mourn are his sisters Shirley Rose, Margy Chapman and sisters-in-law Lois Rose, Jean Young, Shirley Yacyshen (Tony) and many nieces and nephews. A service to honour Allan took place at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Private family interment will take place at a later date. For friends who so desire, donations in memory of Allan may be made to a charity of their choice.
Should you go first and I remainTo walk the road alone,Ill stay in memories garden dearWith happy days weve known.Alone Ill watch our roses redAnd see the lilacs blue,Then in the fall when brown leaves fall,Ill catch a glimpse of you.
Should you go first and I remainFor battles to be fought,Each thing youve touched along the wayWill be a hallowed spot.Ill hear your voice, Ill see your smileThough blindly I will grope,The memory of your helping handWill bring me on with hope.
Should you go first and I remainTo finish with the scroll,No lengthening shadows shall creep inTo make this life seem droll.Weve known so much of happiness,Weve had our cups of joy,And memry is one gift of GodThat nothing can destroy.
Should you go first and I remainOne thing Id have you do.Walk slowly down that long lone roadFor soon Ill follow you.Ill want to know each step you take,That I may walk the sameFor some day down that lonely roadYoull hear me call your name.Author Unknown
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROSENBERG: Robert Edward (September 30, 1924 - December 13, 2013) beloved husband for 65 years to 'The love of His Life' Margaret Ellen Eastman, passed away peacefully in Penticton General Hospital. He was born to Carl and Lillian Rosenberg in Winnipeg, MB, brothers and sisters Dennis, George, Elsie; and Molly, the only surviving sibling in Richmond, BC. Robert is survived by three children, Cheryle Wyers (Ron) Grand Forks, BC; Edward Rosenberg (Audrey) Edmonton, Alta; Susan Citulsky (Ron) Rivers, Mb; eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, two foster children, Valerie Dalton and Teresa Horkey (deceased). Robert (Bob) attended Kelvin High School. At 17, he enlisted in the RCAF. As a wireless operator with Coastalcom, he flew in Stranaur Flying Boats with 120(BR) SGDN Coal Harbour and PBY Flying Boats with 7(BR) SGDN in the Queen Charlotte Islands completing a tour of operations. He later received his pilot wings and flew his own aircraft, an Aeroca Champ, CF-VWI at the Brandon Flying Club when he rejoined his family after WWII. Bob joined the Brandon Branch No.3, Royal Canadian Legion in 1946. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master with Peter McGregor Lodge. As a member of the Brandon and District Shrine Club he played the Hyland bag pipes for 25 years with The Khartum Pipes and Drums Marching Band. He was a founding member of the Brandon 502 Wings and past president of the Manitoba and NW Ontario Group, RCAF Association. Bob was also a founding and life member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, and a member of The Brandon Club where many years 502 Wing Air Force Assoc held social events. Bob attended Brandon College and started working for Canadian Brown Steel Tank Co LTD in 1947 (later Cdn. Steel Tank and Metals Industries) and retired in 1985 as Senior Partner. Bob's favorite recreation times were spent enjoying summers at Ditch Lake since the early 1950's and winters in Arizona until 2000 when they took up residence in Okanagan Falls, BC. Bob (Poppy) will be surely missed and forever remembered playing his bag pipes on the calm evening waters of Ditch Lake, 'Amazing Grace'. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Manitoba Lung Association, #8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB. R7A 0P6, or The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Group 520, Box 3 RR5 Brandon, MB. R7A 5Y5.
SHARPE: Vivian Catherine, born August 31, 1921 in Newdale, MB, passed away peacefully November 30, 2013 in Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 92. Vivian was the first of eight children born to Fred and Alice Coutts. She took her schooling in Newdale. When she entered the work force it was as a switchboard operator. Over the years she worked boards in Newdale, Basswood, Minnedosa and finally Brandon at the Mental Health Centre. Mom met the love of her life - Don Sharpe, while working in Minnedosa and on October 19, 1943 they married and took up residence on a farm in the Hazelwood district (east of Minnedosa). In 1948 they moved to their farm at Rapid City where they raised their family of four. They had a mixed farm and for a period of time continued to raise mink. Mom was a woman of many talents and not afraid of work. She learned to supplement income from the weekly cream cheque by canning fruit, vegetables and chickens in the fall and always venison when Dad brought home the fruits of deer hunting season. In the late 1950s the family moved to town (Rapid City) where Mom worked at the local convenience store. Upon moving back to the farm, they went into the dairy business. Mom delivered milk to customers in town and for a while she was also a school van driver. Vivian was passionate about the Rebekah Lodge. She joined Magdalena (Newdale) in 1943, transferred in 1952 with her mother to Deborah (Rapid City) then to Naomi (Brandon) in 2009. She had held every office except financial secretary and treasurer, most recently she was musician for Naomi for 15 years. Dad used to say she would somehow make it to lodge even if she had to crawl. Just recently she was presented with her seventy year jewel. Mom was made an honorary member of the Valleyview Junior Lodge as she was the musician for their drill team. She was very proud of her boys who won every competition they entered both nationally and internationally. Vivian was an original member of Rapid City UCW, one of the founding members of the Rapid City Figure Skating Club, an Agricultural Society member and recently belonged to the Park Avenue Seniors at Oddfellows Corner. Her hobbies included: knitting, crocheting, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, reading and casino trips. She was a regular bingo player and looked forward to nightly Canasta games with her friends. During her years on the farm, Mom began exhibiting baking and handwork at local fairs. She won many prizes, as a bonus, family members were always delighted to eat leftovers and perceived failures. She never lost her love for baking. Up to and including last year she made goodie boxes for each of our families. Her priority was family, her hugs genuine and her love unconditional. She left her imprint on all our lives. Vivian was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Don, son Elwin, brother Ronald Coutts (at birth) and sisters Vera Coutts (two years), Elsie Phelps, and Marjorie (Wray) Andrew. Left to cherish her memory are children: Sharon (Gerry) Kemp, Robert (Lois) Sharpe and Norma (Bill) Routledge. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brian (Shelley) Kemp, Tamara and Keira; Donna (Chris) Drysdale, Mitch and Dallas; Mike (Bailee) Sharpe; Lesley (Trent) Hedley, Kristen, Megan, Carter, and Brooklyn; Bob Routledge; Shawn (Elysia) Routledge, William; Chris McDonald; Kevin (Emily) McDonald, Roland and Aveline. Sisters: Olive Hansen, Dorothy Thompson and Beatrice Andrews, brothers-in-law: Fred Oberg and Mervyn (Jean) Sharpe, several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Vivians life was held in the Rapid City United Church December 10, 2013, with Reverend Barb Jardine and Elgin Hall officiating. Burial was in the Rapid City Cemetery. Memories Chapel was in charge of arrangements - thank you Greg. The family appreciates all those who were so attentive to Moms needs over the last two and a half years. Your excellent care helped maintain a level of quality that allowed her to remain living independently. Thank you to all who paid visits, called, sent cards, food, flowers or made donations to the Kidney Foundation.
WARDLE: Anne (nee Rowntree) March 14th, 1945 December 13th, 2013. It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anne Wardle, surrounded by family, at the age of 68. Anne was born in Stannington, Morpeth, England. She met Dad at the tender age of 15, and they were married June 4th, 1966. In total, Mom and Dad were together for 54 years. In 1969, their son, Kevin, was born, and their daughter, Julia, followed in 1971. In 1984, our family left the farm in England and immigrated to Canada, settling in Arden, Manitoba, where we once again, began farming. Mom worked on the farms, raised her children and was often employed outside of the home throughout her life. By 1995, Mom and Dad sold the farm and relocated by Riding Mountain, on the edge of the park. Mom loved her beautiful home and she thoroughly enjoyed puttering in her garden, attending to her flowers and vegetables. She often said it was getting too much for her, but every year, she continued to care for it. Mom also enjoyed knitting, reading, writing, baking, and finding that ever sought-after bargain! Mom loved all animals. She cared and loved them as though they were her children. Her beloved Amber, Pippa and Coco were her babies. She further adored her children and grand-children, and would do anything for them. Amber Nana would often read to her kids, and sing and dance with them. She would attend as many school, music and sporting events as she could and would always be seen wiping a tear aside out of pride. Mom had a big heart and was warm and loving to everyone who encountered her. Mom is survived by her loving husband, Ken, son, Kevin (Kenia), grandchildren, Katelyn, Dylan, and Kylie, daughter, Julia (Craig), grandchildren, Aleigh and Alex, and her brother, Trevor (Linda), Uncle, Eddie, cousins, Audrey and Dorothy (Derek), who was also her best friend, sister-in-law, Katy, brother-in-law, Les (Mary), as well as many nephews and nieces and their families. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Edna, sister, Edna and twin brothers, David and Derek.
Mom fought a good battle, and was strong. She will be truly missed by her family and friends, but will remain in our hearts forever.We celebrated Moms life on Friday, December 20th at the St. James Anglican Church in Neepawa, MB, officiated by Father Chad McCharles. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mom may be made with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
RUTHERFORD:Betty Lou Rutherford (nee Sutherby); beloved wife of Bill Rutherford; mother of Kevin (Yuli), Wendy (Barry), Jennifer, Cynthia, Connie, Bev, Katie (Todd); passed away at home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 74 years of age. A service to celebrate Bettys life will be held at the Hamiota Community Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00pm with a private interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bettys memory to Child & Family Services of Western Manitoba, 800 McTavish Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 7L4 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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.
CAMPBELL: Harvey Garfield (Soup) Campbell passed away suddenly December 10, 2013 in Lethbridge, AB, at the age of 76. He was born December 25, 1936 at Dominion, NS. He worked for F.A. Mitchell & Son delivering groceries, and Dominion #1 Coal Mines, leaving to join the Army in 1954, retiring in 1981. He then went back to school at Red River College, Winnipeg taking Appliance Repair, he worked for Assiniboine Appliance. He moved to Alberta in 2006, to be closer to family. In lieu of flowers, a Trust Fund has been set up in Harveys name. Please call 403-795-6019 for account information.
HOUSTON: Gwenith Marie Houston; of Kenton, MB; beloved wife of Jack Houston; mother of Floyd (Jean), Brent (Betty), and the late Janet, Bryan, and Craig; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in her 89th year. A service to celebrate Gwens life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm. Interment at the Greenwood Cemetery will take place at a later date. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Gwens memory to Birch Lodge PCH, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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.
GARDNER: Stanford William (Stan) Gardner, formerly of Melita, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Interment will take place in Medora Cemetery at a later date. G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
HOTAIN: Edward Hotain, beloved father of Stephanie (Roland) Bell, Sterling (Felicia) Hotain, Edward (Jolene) Hotain Jr., Danica Hapa and Kimberley Hapa, grandfather of twenty grandchildren, four great grandchildren and brother of Rose (Wally) Essie, Glenys Elk, Colleen (Rodney) Hall, Nicole (Wade) Chaske, Troy Chaske, Barry (Donalda) Elk, Elona Chaske, Sherry (Gary) Demas, Carl (Freda) Essie and Jack Chaske, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Traditional Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Sioux Valley Catholic Cemetery.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
JONES: Mabel Bernice Jones, beloved wife of the Late David L. Jones and loving mother of Doris, Linda and Allan, passed away at WillowView Personal Care Home, Reston, Manitoba on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 90 years. The Funeral Service will be held from Reston United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday; December 20th with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mabel.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the onlineBook of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapels Virden and Reston in care of arrangements.
WHITE: Colleen Frances White, age 53 years, beloved wife of Bill, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 13, 2013. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Colleen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Brandon RHA cancer services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WARDLE: Anne Wardle, beloved wife of Ken Wardle, entered into rest at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 13, 2013 at the age of 68 years. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
SAGER: Elsie Christina Sager. Elsie Sager beloved wife of Floyd died December 15, 2013 at Boissevain Health Centre at the age of 76 years. In accordance with Elsies wishes cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. If lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or to the Killarney Palliative Care, Box 5000, Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
LEBLANC: Joseph Emile LeBlanc of Brandon, beloved husband of Vicky and dear dad of Ben and Sherry, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the age of 76 years. A service to honor Joes memory will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Placement of urn will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
KIRKUP: Marie Dorothy, (nee Millar). Peacefully on Friday, December 15, 2013 at Douglas Campbell Lodge, Marie Dorothy Kirkup, passed away at the age of 63 years. Marie was born on August 2, 1950 to Keith and Dorothy Millar at Deloraine, MB. Marie married James Kirkup and together they had two children, Kelly and Kary. Marie and Jim resided in Waskada and Pierson, before moving to Portage in 1989. Marie was very involved in her church, Bible studies, and Christian Womens Club. Marie loved spending time with her family, both immediate and extended and loved when the grandchildren came along. Her house was transformed into blanket forts, or cup houses whenever the grandchildren were over as it was all about having fun and being silly. She loved to read her bible, do jigsaw puzzles, rug hooking and painting, play the piano and sing and sometimes volunteering at personal care homes as a clown. Marie and Jim enjoyed trips seeing many parts of Canada, as well as trips abroad. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Keith and Dorothy Millar, parents-in-law Cecil and Eva Kirkup, brothers Everett and Don, sisters-in-law Maureen and Ruth. Marie leaves to cherish her memory: husband Jim; daughter Kelly (Dave) Foley, grandchildren Kaitlin, Brett and Luke; son Kary (Suzanne) Kirkup, grandchildren Karissa and Tyler; brother Larry (Darlene) Millar, sister-in-law Donna Millar, brothers and sisters-in-law Bill (Sheila) Kirkup, Bob (Lennie) Kirkup, Wilma (Mel) Clifford, Tom (Lorraine) Kirkup and many nieces and nephews. Many thanks for the care and compassion from Dr. Hedden, Dr. Zacharias and the DCL Staff. Viewing and visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Internment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Maries memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 21 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, R1N 1T8 or to Douglas Campbell Lodge at 150-9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3T6.
He Only Takes the Best
by Author Unknown
God saw she was getting tiredAnd a cure was not to be.So He put His arms around herAnd whispered, Come with me.With tear-filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away.Although we loved her deeply,We could not make her stay.A golden heart stopped beating,Hard-working hands put to restGod broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com 204-857-4021.