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KING: Arthur "Tony" Clarence King, beloved husband of the late Elsie Ellen King, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Saturday, April 25, 2015. A private interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery with Legion Padre Chris Arthur officiating. Tony was a combat Veteran of the Second World War. He is survived by his son Charles King of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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KAMULA: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Nicholas (Nick) passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 30, 2015 at Riverdale Health Centre. He was predeceased by his parents Kyrlo and Justina, older brother Steve, first wife Ethel (Rollo) and daughter-in-law Sherry Kamula. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, Shirley, sons Bill (Jean), Bob (Pam), and Don; grandchildren Jamie (Dan), Petra, Roxanne (Sean), Nicholas, Michelle (Tom); great-grandsons Declan and Archer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was born in Pajowka, Poland on October 8, 1922. He came to Canada with his parents and older brother in May 1925. He answered the call of his new country and served with the Brockville Rifles which were stationed in the Caribbean during the Second World War. Upon his return to Rivers, Nick worked for the CN for forty years, retiring in 1981. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #75, of which he was a member for 65 years, became the main vehicle of his community service for the remainder of his life. Family was the most important constant in Nick’s life! A celebration of Nick’s life was held on May 5, 2015 at Rivers United Church with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Dianne Kowalchuk was organist and Stan Runions was soloist. The eulogy was given by eldest son Bill, son Bob was Urn Bearer and nephew Brayden Johnston was Medal Bearer. A Legion Service and Honour Guard was performed by Branch #75. Memories Chapel was in charge of arrangements. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Nick may be made to: Riverdale Community Centre, Box 365, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or Rivers Train Station Restoration Project, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
JOHNSON: Passed away unexpectedly at the Glenboro Health Centre on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at the age of 80 years, Coreen Maitland Johnson (nee Scott), of Baldur, MB. Coreen leaves to mourn her passing her loving family, daughter Carleen (Glen) Hamilton of Glenboro, MB, son Gregory (Penny) Johnson of Baldur, MB, grandchildren Larissa, Jennalee (Jake), Joshua and Aislynne, brother Bob (Sue) Scott of Peterborough Ont, sister Myrna Williams of Baldur, sisters-in-law Shirley Scott of Peterborough and Sis Johnson of Brandon, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Coreen was predeceased by her husband Carl in May 29, 2013, two sons Douglas and Trevor Johnson, parents Ivan & Rina (nee Maitland) Scott, brother Raymond Scott, father & mother-in-law Siggi & Sigga (nee Anderson) Johnson & by brothers-in-law Harold Williams & Skuli Johnson. Funeral Services will be held on Monday May 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Grund Frelsis Lutheran Church, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Coreen’s memory to the Baldur Flower Committee, c/o the Baldur Gazette, Baldur MB or to the Grund Frelsis Lutheran Church Fund, c/o R.M. of Argyle, Box 40, Baldur, MB R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
HIPFNER: Emma Hipfner, loving wife of Allan, mother of Lorie-Anne and Larry, grandmother of Lauren (Eric), Brendan and Carly, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre in the early morning of Friday, May 15, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment will be held at the Riverside Memorial Park in Regina on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emma may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HALL: Mary Veronica – Wa Su Sna Win. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, great- great- grandmother, auntie, sister, on Saturday, May 9, 2015. She was born June 23, 1931, on the Oak River Indian Reserve, MB to Ruth & John Duta. Mary attended Lebret Indian Residential School in Fort Qu’Appelle, SK from the age of five until she graduated. She worked for the Residential School as a cook until she was 18 years old. She married the Late Solomon Hall on April 1, 1953 after he was discharged from the Army. They were married for 55 years until the passing of Solomon on September 20, 2008. They raised 8 children and three grandsons. Late Ron Hall (Marilyn), Karen Sinclair, Elaine Pratt (Ken), Ramona Hall (Paul Rosario), Louise Hall, Frank Hall, JoAnn Chalmers (Robert), Ethel Hall, Mark Hall, Robert Hall, Robin Hall (Rhonda), 27 Grandchildren, 62 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren. Hunka Children: David & Orianna Courchene, Ken & Rose Courchene, Hon. Eric Robinson, Sandra & Chuck Storm, Karen & Sid Harris, Rick Nicola, Art & Merideth Blue, Linda Obago, and Marcel Flett. She leaves to mourn her MisunKa: Phillip High Eagle, Joe High Eagle, Gordon Bell, Ernie Bell, Reg Bell Danny Seaboy, Dave Seaboy, Skip Longie. The Hall & Inkapa Duta tioshpaye. Hunka Families: Arthur Amiotte & Jan Murray, Freda & Vern Good Sell, Late Dan & Eliza Pelletier family. Mary’s favourite motto was, “Education is the key to success.” She demonstrated this through completion of her Mature Grade 12, Bachelor of Arts (BU) and her Bachelor of Social Work (U of R). She worked as a Post-Secondary Counsellor at Brandon University and Assiniboine College for over 26 years until her retirement in 2002. She encouraged all her students to succeed and many graduated. Mary and her Late husband Solomon were quite instrumental in revitalizing the Sacred Wiwung Wacipi and other Dakota Ceremonies for 34 years from 1980 – 2014. She lived by the Dakota virtues- Dakod Wichokhan every day; the one virtue she was known for was her GENEROSITY to her tiwahe, tioshpaye and Oyate. A Traditional Wake was held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall and Traditional Funeral on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. We would like to thank all the Nurses and Doctors at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on the 2nd Floor, and the 2nd Floor and Palliative Care Staff at Assiniboine Centre for all the Compassionate Care Mary received. A special Wopida for all her family, friends and relatives who came to be by her side until she made her final journey.
GOODIN: Shirley Goodin (nee Canada), beloved wife of Roger Goodin died May 12, 2015 at Bossevain Health Centre at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
DUTHIE: It is with much sadness that the family announces the passing of James "Jim" Ruthven Duthie on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Fairview Home, Brandon. Born May 7, 1922 in Hartney, Manitoba, the elder son of James Campbell and Ida Duthie, he loved the outdoors and all things Western, especially rodeos. Dad was educated in Melgund and Hartney schools; he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 serving mostly in the North Atlantic during WWII. Following the war, he began his career as a station agent for the CPR which took him to communities across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Wherever he lived he made lifelong friends with whom he enjoyed going back to visit. He enjoyed traveling, square dancing, hunting and attending hockey and baseball games. Dad’s faith was an important part of his life and he was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, regularly attending services and actively supporting the church. He looked forward to the Brandon Retired Railroaders gatherings and the Men’s Coffee group at First Presbyterian. He was a 65 year member of the Hartney and Brandon Masonic Lodges and rarely missed a meeting. Jim was predeceased by his parents, brother George and sister- in-law Helen, his first wife, Elizabeth in 1954, second wife Millie in 2002, grandson Christopher Nakonechny, stepson Tom Nakonechny and wife Gloria, and nephew Donald Duthie. Family meant everything to Jim. He leaves behind his son Jim (Pat) Duthie, daughters Joan (Morrie) Kilberg and Mary (Ted) Stanger. Also missing him dearly is a wealth of special grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The Ceremony to Celebrate James' Life took place at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 24, 2015 with Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiating. A private interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring and loving staff of Fairview Home, and also to the Brandon Wheat City Masonic Lodge. Should friends and relatives so desire, donations in memory of Jim may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 or to a charity of choice.
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BURKE: It is with deep sadness that the family of William Richard Burke announce his death at the Hamiota District Hospital on Monday, April 27, 2015. Born March 30, 1955 in London, Ontario, he was the second child of Bill and Lois Burke, little brother to Patty, but soon to be followed by siblings Gail, Steven and Cindy. He became known as Bill or Billy to his family and close friends. As Bill’s father was in the military it didn’t take long for the family to start putting on the miles. By the time the Burke’s landed in Shilo in 1967 when Bill was 13 the family had lived in Germany, Toronto, Whitehorse, and Karp. Shilo ended up being home, and Bill attended school and Cadets there. He began his employment at CFB Shilo in October of 1977, acquiring his Class 4 Power Engineering Certificate, and worked at the water treatment plant and the steam plant until retiring in May 2010 and moving to Miniota. Somewhere in there Bill met Lesli through mutual friends and she joined him in Spruce Woods in 1998. Married in 2004, and moving to Miniota in 2010, the two shared many interests. Billy loved to golf, fish and garden. He loved his Maple Leafs and took a lot of ribbing for his loyalty to them. He was a die-hard Hamilton Tiger Cats Fan, and although Bill was not a curler, he loved to “bonspiel”. He was an incredible cook. Many can attest that no chef has anything on Bill’s deep fried turkey, pulled pork, escargot, deep fried pickles, bloomin’ onions or baked beans. Collecting was also a huge hobby and anything that didn’t move fast enough was fair game. Books, tools, cooking utensils, badges and pins, dinky cars, books, stamps, mugs, knives, blown glass, books, fishing lures and reels, golf clubs, books and tropical fish. Oh, and books! And hand in hand with the collecting went the yard sales, auction sales and EBay. He would often come home and grumble about Steve Blair out bidding him, or glowing because he’d found a treasure Steve had missed. Bill loved kids and someone once told him that for someone with no children he had more “kids” than anyone they knew. He loved to attend the activities of his nieces and his nephews and also the activities of his friends’ children. Billy loved all things Scottish (especially his friends), but sadly he had to settle to being born British. He loved Haggis and was known to have thrown away more than one cork. The family was piped in to the service to Amazing Grace in his honour. His true passion and his legacy, was his family and friends. Lois made the statement that Billy was her “Rock of Gibraltar”. He came whenever she needed him. Ruth seconded that statement. As a friend he was fiercely loyal and just as forgiving, always there for everyone and the peace maker, right to the end - TOPS Pals, shuffleboard, Shilo Poker Buddies, fishing buddies, Union affiliates and co-workers, and of course his RFM crew. And as for “man’s best friend”, you never had a conversation with Bill that Barkley or Bailey’s name didn’t come up at some point. His last days were made happiest when they got to visit him in the hospital. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” Billy did just that. Bill died on April 27, with Lesli at his side. Although Cancer took his life, family and friends have wonderful memories of times spent with Bill. His legacy of friendship and love will continue on in all who knew and loved him. Billy is lovingly remembered by Lesli and Molly; mother Lois; mother-in-law Ruth Teasdale; siblings Patty (Robin) Mann and their children Christopher, Eric (Jody), Matthew (Charmane), Trevor (Akville); Gail Burke and her daughter Jennifer Campbell; Steven (Leah) Burke and their children Christopher, Katrina, Selena, Kylie, Brittany, Tamara, Andrea, Ayden; Cindy Burke and her daughter Chandra; sister-in-law Laurie (Raymond) Sheane and their children Ashley, Robyn, Nicole, Riley. Bill was predeceased by his father William and father-in-law Stan Teasdale. A service to celebrate Bill’s life was held in the Miniota Community Hall Miniota, MB on Thursday, April 30 with Linda Clark officiating. Private family Interment took place at the Isabella Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy's memory to the Hudson Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, ROM 0T0 or to Miniota Fire Department, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were entrusted with the arrangements.
BOLLMAN: Deirdre Bollman nee: Alliban March 7th 1934 – May 11th 2015. Deirdre A. Bollman was born in Carberry Hospital to Alfred (Jim) and Louisa Alliban; and one elder sibling Ruth. One of her great senses of pride for her was being a pin girl with lifelong friend Martha Sevingy at the local bowling alley for the soldiers during their training in Carberry for WW II. Deirdre married E. Lloyd Bollman June 6th 1953. During his service with the army they lived throughout Canada and Europe. Upon returning to the Carberry area later in life she reconnected with many childhood friends and created many new friendships which she cherished until her passing. Surviving her are her children: Dawn (Bruce) Raynard Castlegar, BC, Nona Huff Calgary, AB, Glen (Vicky) Bollman Carberry, MB, Iris (Christopher) Sprayberry Colorado Springs CO, Gail (Geoff) Speiss Carberry, MB, Ella Bollman, Carberry, MB, Brad (Christian) Bollman Neepawa, MB. Deirdre is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; as well as her sister Ruth Dinsey and family throughout England. Funeral services will be held May 22nd, 2015 at the Carberry United Church at 2:00 pm, with the interment following at the Carberry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Manitoba Lung Association or your local Humane Society.
BARBER: Doris Barber of Russell, MB passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Doris is survived by her husband George, daughters: Marsha Trinder of Russell, MB, Karen (Rick) Goraluk of Inglis, MB, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from the Christ Church, Anglican, Russell, MB with Rev. Janet Kostyna officiating. Interment will follow in the Harrowby Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Christ Church, Anglican, Russell MB or the Russell Personal Care Home Resident Fund.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
VAN HEYST: Frances (Fran) Elaine Van Heyst, beloved wife of Ron Van Heyst; mother of Austin and Eric; daughter of John and Laura Tiel; sister of Al Tiel (Vicky), Doug Tiel (Selina), Glen Tiel (Colleen); daughter-in-law of Don and Jeanette Van Heyst; sister- in-law of Dianne van den Ham (Herman), Daniel Van Heyst (Rhonda), Pat Vreeman (Herman), Ted Van Heyst (Wenonah), Dave Van Heyst (Lauri); aunt to numerous nephews and nieces; and friend of many. Fran was born in Winnipeg, and grew up in the North Kildonan area. She was a devoted daughter, and sister to her three brothers in the lively Tiel household. She attended church at Winnipeg Christian Reformed Church and school at Calvin Christian School. Fran graduated high school from River East Collegiate in 1980. After high school Fran worked at CIBC Bank in downtown Winnipeg. During this time, Ron had moved to Winnipeg from Brandon. Fran and Ron met, and fell in love and were married January 2, 1988. Fran and Ron’s first home together was in Saskatoon where they lived for less than a year before moving to Brandon. In Brandon, Fran worked for Canada Trust for several years and made many lasting friendships. Fran and Ron spent eleven years as a couple until with great joy they received their sons, Austin (in December of 1998) and Eric (in December of 2002). While working full time as a mother, Fran also had a number of part time jobs including Scotia Bank, The Green Spot, RM of Elton and painting for Van Heyst Brothers Construction. Fran always enjoyed the interactions and relationships with her co-workers including being one of the crew at the Van Heyst Brothers Construction job sites. After several years living in and renovating their homes on Dennis Street and Ashgrove Blvd, in the fall of 2007, Fran, the city-dweller, was introduced to rural life with the family’s move to a small farm north of Forrest. Fran embraced rural living and loved her large yard, gardening, pets and even snowmobiling and curling! She enjoyed the farm life, particularly providing field suppers during harvest time for Ron and their good friend Earl. Renovations to their home continued to be a large focus of Fran and Ron’s activities together. Fran’s faith and church life was important to her and she was always an active member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Brandon. She also connected with the Forrest United Church family by joining the choir for a couple of seasons. Throughout her life, Fran enjoyed a number of activities including photography, walking, camping, home decorating, gardening and especially hosting family and friends. Fran loved her boys and their care and well being was her major focus. Fran lived her life with grace, dignity and good humour, especially during her two and half year struggle with cancer. Fran was predeceased by her father John Tiel and sister-in-law Elizabeth Van Heyst. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and the many people connected with her life. Fran will always be loved and is greatly missed by her husband Ron and their sons Austin and Eric. The Ceremony to Celebrate Fran's Life was held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Central United Church with Rev. Dr. Evert Busink officiating. Interment was held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - "Room for Renewal" Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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LUND: The death of Robert Lee Lund, beloved husband of Margaret and father of Catherine and Shawn, occurred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The Funeral Ceremony will take place at St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Iain Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at Rapid City Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Wounded Warriors Canada, 310 Byron Street South, Suite 4, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4P8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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ARISS: Stella Ariss, wife of the late Charlie Ariss, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 103 years of age at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Stella leaves to mourn her passing 3 daughters: Margaret Dyrkacz, Charlotte Wolowich, Beverley Weber 2 sons: James and Edward; step sister: Lil Boreski, half brother: Stanley Michasiw, sister-in-law: Anne Ariss; grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as many extended family members. A celebration of Stella’s life will be held at the Isabella Community Centre on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Isabella Cemetery prior to the service at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Isabella Community Fund, Isabella, Manitoba R0M 0Y0. Rae’s /Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 1-204-759-2160.
SAUNDERS: Bonnie Saunders, beloved wife of Dennis, dear mom of Dan (Marla) and Chris (Denise) and grandma of Dawson, Dezerae, Haley, Ryker and Griffin, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the age of 66 years, surrounded by her family and love. A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will follow. Donations in memory of Bonnie may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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