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KENNEDY: Gordon Elliott, 82 years old, of Forrest, MB; beloved husband of Edna, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is survived by his three children, Sheryl (Drew) Livingston, Karen (Rene) de Delley, and Brian (Miho) Kennedy and ten grandchildren. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with viewing prior to the service. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow at the Humesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Gordon to Forrest United Church, Box 48, Forrest, MB R0K 0W0; the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon MB R7A 5B7, or charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SPENCE: Darren John Spence, born May 19, 1975 and his sons, Gage Michael Spence, born April 8, 2002 and Logan John Laurence Spence, born July 9, 2003, all passed away together on February 10, 2013. Darren was born in Winnipeg, MB, on May 19, 1975 to Lorna and Edward Spence of Waskada, MB. He attended Waskada School from kindergarten to grade 12 where he graduated. Throughout his school years, Darren enjoyed playing both baseball and hockey. After graduation, he started working on an oil rig in Lethbridge, AB, eventually progressing to a new position with Alberta’s Precision Oil Company for two years. Darren’s next adventure was to explore the field of trucking. He even purchased his own truck, which took him from coast to coast throughout North America meeting new people and making friends everywhere he went. But home was always Waskada, and he came back to work with his dad on the family farm. As he got older, Darren developed a passion to start flying. He started, took his solo flight in Brandon Flying Club, and finished getting a certificate on March 18, 1993. From there, he took his commercial pilot’s license, finished, and got his certificate on February 21, 1998. At this point, Darren started his spraying career, which he loved dearly. Darren went to the Canadian Aerial Applicators (CAA) convention in Ottawa, Canada and the Savannah, Georgia Convention in the U.S. and really enjoyed each one. He was Vice President of the CAA and was to go on to be President of the Canadian organization, but that was not to be. Gage was born in Brandon General Hospital on April 8, 2002. He took his kindergarten to grade 5 in Waskada School. He loved to skate, so he practised every night from 6:30 – 9:00. He had a passion for hockey and was a good hockey player. He played with Waskada and Pierson Hockey Atoms, and every other year he played with the Deloraine Hockey Team because of the age difference. His passionate goal was to one day play with Team Canada. Logan was born in Brandon General Hospital on July 9, 2003. He took his kindergarten to grade 4 in Waskada School. He loved to watch TV and was quite a thinker. He also enjoyed playing on the computer and was good at what he did. He loved to play hockey with Pierson and Waskada Atoms, and played every year with them. I think Logan would have joined the military as he loved everything about it. He wanted to be like his step-dad, Murray. Gage and Logan were very close brothers and were always together, whether it was playing hockey or playing ball, and Darren was very proud of all the boys’ accomplishments. Left to mourn Darren are his two daughters; Kaylie, who lives in Shilo, and Ariana, who lives in Montana; Mom and Dad, Lorna and Edward Spence; sister, Debra Wiltshire; nephew, RJ Wiltshire; niece, Taylor Wiltshire; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many, many people he knew from everywhere far and wide including friends and neighbours. Gage and Logan leave to mourn their mother, Michelle (Murray McCauley); sister, Kaylie who lives in Shilo; Grandma and Grandpa Teeteart of Deloraine, MB; Grandma and Grandpa Spence of Waskada, MB; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many, many friends and neighbours. They are all missed so much from our families and everyone who knew them.
A Mother’s Poem
The things we remember of you nowAre the gentle eyes when you smileThe love and hugs you gave us every dayWe’ll never let it go away
We keep your memories in our heartsEvery care that caused a single smartWe would hold you always dearKiss away all your tears
We would take away from you every hour you were sadEvery day that wasn’t happy or gladWe would pray for you that your dreams would come trueIf we could do for you what we most want to do
You’re not goneYou’re just awayPretty soon you will be there to staySmelling the roses every day
~ With love from Mom and Grandma
The funeral service for a celebration of their lives was held at Jolly’s Construction machine shed in Waskada, MB on February 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of their funeral (204-747-2088).
SIMPSON: Mary Franc. Mef Simpson passed away peacefully on July 23, 2013 in Brandon, Manitoba. Mef was born November 13, 1927 to Leonard and Martha Hankins in Chicago, Illinois. She was predeceased in 2009 by her loving husband, Murray, whom she married in 1950. She is survived by her children; Vandy Simpson of Wareham, Ontario, Dr. Carl Simpson (Anna Marie Larsen) of Waterloo, Ontario, and Joanne Keith (Ward Keith) of Winnipeg. She also leaves her two grandchildren; Jonah and Arielle Keith. Mef graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Interior Design. When she and Murray settled in Brandon, Mef became an active member of the community and well-known artist. She was very involved with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and for many years, owned the Small House Gallery in Brandon along with three of her dearest friends. Mef and Murray were strong supporters of the Arts and loved to travel and entertain. Mef was fortunate to have exceptional friends who loved and cared for her to the very end. To these special people, her children wish to express their gratitude. You enriched her life and brightened her days. There will be no formal service, but those wishing to honour Mef’s memory are encouraged to make a donation to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Unit 2-710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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SCRASE: Frank “Ross” Scrase, dearly loved and loving husband of Joan, died suddenly on July 20, 2013 at Brandon, Manitoba, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ross was born in Kenville, Manitoba on October 23, 1931 to Ted and Melba Scrase. He attended school in Kenville, finishing high school in Dauphin. He went on to the University of Manitoba, graduating in Civil Engineering in 1955. He worked for CN Railway in southern Ontario, returning to Manitoba in 1958 to work with The Department of Highways. In Winnipeg he met his best friend, Joan Darbey, and married her on April 8, 1961 at All Saints Anglican Church. Together, they moved on to The Pas, Portage la Prairie and Brandon. He retired in 1996 as the Regional Director of Highways for Southwestern Manitoba after 38 years of dedicated service. Ross took great pride in his career, working with integrity and professionalism. Ross loved to travel, taking his family on many vacations by car from coast to coast across Canada and the United States, often catching a baseball or hockey game on the way. In retirement, Ross and Joan enjoyed extensive travel through Europe. Ross was actively involved in his Church Community, serving on vestry, as Rector’s Warden, and synod delegate at All Saints Winnipeg, Christ Church The Pas, St. Mary’s Portage, and St Matthew’s Brandon. Ross loved his children. Many hours were spent playing with them and supporting them in all their endeavours. His grandchildren were special to him and gave him the opportunity to play again. Ross will be missed by Joan, daughters Jacqueline Woodcock (Bruce) and Nicolas, Innisfil, Ontario, Kerry Scrase, Dallas, Texas, son Michael Scrase (Rachelle) and Sarah and Ethan, Red Deer, Alberta, sister Gwen Fletcher, Sidney, BC, brother-in-law Wilmar Wikjord, Medicine Hat, Alberta and sister-in-law Diane Jinks (David), Pender Island, BC. He has passed from our loving hands into the loving hands of God. He was predeceased by his sister Corrine Wikjord and brother-in-law Bert Fletcher. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the fourth floor of the Assiniboine Centre and Dinsdale Home. The Funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 - 13th Street (13th and Louise Ave.), Brandon, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with The Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will take place at the Hillside Cemetery in Portage la Prairie at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 4B, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
“I have fought the good fightI have finished the courseI have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
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SHELVEY: Eva Phoebe Elizabeth Shelvey was born to Ernest and Elizabeth Hales on December 24, 1904 at Rapid City, Manitoba, shortly after they immigrated to Canada from Kent, England. At the age of 22 she was united in marriage to William Halhad Shelvey on December 29, 1926 in her parental home. During their years of marriage they raised a family of seven children, during which they farmed, lived a life of dedication of strong Christian faith and hard work. Around the early 1980’s Eva and Halhad moved into the Lawson Lodge in Brandon, and then in March of 2004, Eva moved into the Valleyview Care facility. On July 19, 2013 at 6:00 a.m., at the age of 108 years and 7 months Eva quietly slipped in to arms of the Jesus, the One she loved. Diane Denny, her niece, was close by. Eva leaves a strong lasting legacy to her family and close friends. Family members include Ernest and Bertha Shelvey; Eileen Hall; Nancy Shelvey; Bernice and Ervin Fuhrmann; Percy and Shirley Shelvey and Roy and Judy Shelvey. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Halhad on June 22, 1983; a son, Elmer Shelvey; step-daughter, Muriel McMullen; daughter-in-law, Louise Shelvey; sons-in-law Hubert Hall and Robert McMullen. Eva's father, Ernest Hales died on February 21, 1946, her mother Elizabeth Hales on October 2, 1965 and two sisters Winnifred Cornish on May 22, 1985 and Ivy Cornish on June 19, 2000. Many memories of Eva will be remembered by 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces, plus a whole host of friends and the doctors, nurses and aides in the Valleyview Care Home. We can all honestly say “We love you, Eva, and we will not soon forget you!” A family graveside service was held at the Humesville Cemetery on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 with Funeral Service held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Jennings officiated. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed the ceremony. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish to make a donation, in memory of Eva, may do so to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2. Special “Thanks” to the Valleyview Care Centre Nurses, Aides, Staff and Dr. Egan. Eva died under their efficient, loving and capable hands. Also thanks to Memories Chapel Staff, and their expertise and friendship.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PENNO: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ada Olive Penno at the age of 88, at the Brandon General Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on July 19, 2013. Ada will be missed by all who knew her for her sense of humour, quick smile and gentle manner. She was born on October 21, 1924, at Pipestone, Manitoba, the youngest of 6 children to Olive and William Elliott. She enjoyed farm life, riding her horse and the company of good life long friends. She attended Belses and Pipestone schools. She moved to Winnipeg in 1942 and attended Dominion Business College. She married Stanley Kennedy March 11, 1950 and during this marriage lived in Winnipeg and McCreary. Ada moved back to Pipestone in 1964. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the United Church Women. She married Arthur Penno on January 25, 1969. Ada and Art moved from the farm to Melita in 1976. She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge. They enjoyed their retirement at the cabin they built at Oak Lake and here you could find them fishing or playing cards with their good friends. Ada moved back to Brandon in February, 2010 and resided at Victoria Landing until her passing. Ada is lovingly remembered by her daughter Wilma (Bob) Nevill, sons Blaine and Bill Kennedy, step-daughter Lois (Ron) Paul, step-sons Howard (Marlene) and Gerald (Bev) Penno, sisters-in-law, Linda, Olive and Ida Elliott, daughter-in-law Shelley (Roger) Walker and Jodene, her beloved grandchildren Rhett (Stacy) Nevill and Cory Nevill, Candace (Jeff) Henderson, Nicholette (Jimmy) Claire, Zachary, Kennedy, Shannon (Mark) Jost, Tammie (Jerod) Riddell, Tanya (Scott) Robertson, Irwin Paul, Rhonda (Shayne) Thomson, Kendra, Kelsey and Blair Penno, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Ada was predeceased by her parents, husband Art, sister Laurie (Nick) Dodds, brothers Doug, Bert, Russell and Jack Elliott, brother-in-law Walter (Jean) Penno, sisters-in-law Heddie (Doug) Turnbull, Eda (Hollis) Raymond and Herta Kolke. A service to honour Ada's life was held on July 25, 2013 at the Victoria United Church in Relita, MB with Rev. Rob Reed officiating. Eulogy was given by granddaughters Tammie Riddell and Tanya Robertson, which included a letter written by granddaughter Shannon Paul-Jost. A Memory book of Ada's life made by granddaughter Candy Henderson was on display at the lunch after the service. Active pallbearers were her nephews Bob, Wayne, Graham, Bill, Larrie and Barrie Elliott. Interment took place at Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ada, may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one's choice.
MITCHELL: Mrs. Yvette Reita Mitchell (née Lemire), former resident of Winnipeg House in Brandon and of Justice MB, beloved wife of the late Charles Mitchell, passed away at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba on July 25, 2013. Yvette is survived by her daughters Irene (Cecil) Kennedy, Elaine (Martin) Kilfoyle and her son Reginald (Carolyn) Mitchell, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yvette’s family thanks the staff of the 3rd floor of Fairview Home for their great care and many kindnesses to Yvette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Yvette Mitchell to Fairview Home or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services.
LINDENBERG: Arthur Edwin, 90 years old, beloved husband of Eunice, father of Marie, Gordon, and David, passed away in Brandon on Friday, July 26, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. A private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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KENDALL: Anthony “Tony,” beloved husband of the late Joan Kendall, loving father of Darlene (Barry) Middlebrook, Ed (Jody) Kendall, Dale (Jonnica) Kendall, Toni Jr. (Chris) Gramiak, Rachel (Robb) Kendall, devoted grandfather to Cole Kendall, Justin, Rebecca, Jared, Joel and Jonathan Middlebrook, Ashley (Kurt) Godin and Alec Kendall, great-grandfather to Parker and Faith Godin, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. A Celebration of Tony’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Kim Lewarne, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tony Sr. may be made to Funds for Furry Friends Animal Rescue, Suite 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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JARDINE: On June 22, 2013, Arleen “Babs” Babbette Jardine (nee Landin) passed away, at the age of 70. Arleen is survived by her husband Tom “Tiny”; sons Darryl (Monika), Scott (Lili) and Rodney (Carrie); grandchildren Thomas, Kathleen, Gabriel, Dylan and Bauer. Arleen was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and George Landin. Arleen had been a volunteer with Boy Scouts of Canada for 20 years, retiring in 1998, as Shilo Scouting celebrated their 50th Anniversary. She was a hard worker, who had stayed home to raise her children and keep the home fires burning, while Tom was away so much during the years in the military. Arleen had been a volunteer with the Figure Skating Club and Minor Hockey in Baden Soellingen, Germany, as well as Shilo Minor Hockey as scorekeeper, and the Jardine Van, known as the hockey and scouting taxi with Arleen behind the wheel constantly on the go, even to a few baseball games. Arleen was able to receive much of her scouting training at Canada House in Switzerland during one of Tom’s tours in Germany. Eventually, Arleen went back to work as a PMO, cleaning coordinator for four and a half years then, as secretary at Shilo Cablevision for three and a half years, then on to Midwest Foods/Carnation Foods in Carberry. Arleen and Tom’s home was always open to all. Many of their sons friends spent the night, ate at their table or spent the evenings watching TV or movies. There was always room. Arleen was a grandma to many small children in the confines of military life, also a second mum to many. Arleen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at a reception to take place in her honour on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Sprucewoods Community Hall in Sprucewoods, MB. A graveside service will take place at the Rennie Cemetery, Rennie, MB at a later date. Donations in memory of Arleen may be made to the BRHC Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HICKS: Gerald William Hicksage 74, died on July 25, 2013 at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Lauder United Church Lauder, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Interment Lauder Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gerald may be made to the Lauder Cemetery Fund .
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Smith Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
DONOGH: Irene Margaret Donogh of Hillcrest Place went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 17, 2013 at age 90. Irene was born March 20, 1923 in Shellmouth Municipality, Inglis, Manitoba to Herb and Jessie Adams. She attended Thundercreek School until grade 9 and completed her grade 12 at Russell High School. Irene came to know the Lord in her early 20's and spent three years attending Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis.  She then moved to Winnipeg where she took a business course and worked for the Federal Government.   er next place of work was with Canadian Sunday School Mission in Winnipeg until 1959, when she moved to Brandon and married Harold Donogh, a widower whose daughter Faye was eleven years old at the time.  Irene was a devoted wife and wonderful stepmother and Harold and Faye were blessed beyond measure to have her in their lives. In 1960, Irene began working for the Federal Government of Canada in Medical Services (Indian and Northern Health Services) until her retirement in 1988. She was an active member of McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church for many years, serving on numerous committees. Her greatest passion was keeping others informed of the work and prayer concerns of the missionaries the church supported. She was a gracious hostess and enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and picking berries. She loved to travel, travelling with her sister Ruth to England, Ireland and Scotland and also Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.  The highlight was visiting Manorom Hospital in Thailand where Ruth was the matron for many years. She was predeceased by her parents Herb and Jessie Adams, husband Harold (1982) and son-in-law Ron Johnston (1979). Irene will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Faye (Neil) Rempel, her sister Ruth Adams, grandsons Tim (Toni), Rhett (Liz), great granddaughter Eve and nieces, nephews and friends. The family is so grateful for the love, care and compassion Irene received while living at Hillcrest Place. A Celebration of Irene’s life was held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on July 23, 2013 with Pastor Earl Ricalton officiating. Interment took place at the Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Irene may be made to the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB, R7B 2H6 or to a charity of choice.
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CANTELO: Eva Jean Shirley of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Harold Cantelo and beloved mother of Laura Furnival (Lindsay), Donna Chacun (Henry), Carol Nagorski (Ken), John Cantelo and daughter-in-law Diane Cantelo. Grandchildren Shawna, Michelle, Tyea (Derek), Tegan, Nadège and Jolene. Great grandchildren Danna, Larz and Aurick. Eva was predeceased by her son-in-law Allan Furnival, daughter Mary Cantelo, son Clarence Cantelo and grandchildren Christopher and Christine Cantelo. Eva passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Cremation has taken place and burial will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 1J2.
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BAILEY: Edward Thomas, 76 years old, beloved husband of Lorna Bailey, father of Lynda, Richard, Teena, Marty and Nick, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery on Monday July 29, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. In memory of Ed, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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VICTOR: Agnes Victor of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Rossburn Health Centre on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Arthritis Society of Manitoba, 105-386 Broadway, Winnipeg, Mb. R3C 3R6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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