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ROBERTSON: Floyd B. Robertson-, January 6, 1955 July 1, 2015. On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Floyd passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 60. He was predeceased by his father Howard Robertson; mother Jessie Daisy Robertson (Creber); and older brother Larry Robertson. He leaves behind his wife Debby Lee; daughters Kaitlan and Erica; son Cam; brothers Donn (Debby) and Bruce; sister Cathy (Ray); and close extended family. Floyd spent his life focused on his two loves, farming and family. Floyd grew up on his family farm near Elphinstone, MB which he took over with his brothers Larry and Donn. From a young age, he loved getting his fingers in the soil and making things grow. He cherished watching his crops and calves grow and prosper. Even in his last days, he asked about the crops and talked to Donn, Cam, and Tom about getting the cattle out to pasture on time. Nothing made him prouder than watching his daughter Kaitlan become a teacher, his son Cam take over the family farm and his daughter Erica become a vet, sharing his love for animals. Early on in their relationship, Floyd could be heard cheering on Debby at her sports events. This quickly transitioned into cheering for Kaitlan, Erica, and Cam in their many sports endeavors. He always made time to check in on his children and they looked forward to his Wednesday phone calls. Floyd will be remembered as a man of good humor, a caring father, a devoted husband, and a hard- working farmer. He will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered. There are so many people our family would like to thank. Thanks to the medical team at Hamiota Hospital, especially to Sharon and Dr. Kristjanson. As well as a sincere thanks to Dr. P. Czaykowski and staff at Cancer Care. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ken Van Ameyde and Lindy Lee, Debbys brother-in -law and lovingly remembered sister, for their love, support, and expertise throughout Floyds cancer journey. There will be a Graveside Service at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair on Monday, July 6th at 1:00 pm, followed by a time of fellowship at 2:00 pm at the Strathclair Municipal Hall. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hamiota Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit or to a charity of ones choice.
Remebrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.comRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
PERRY: Thomas Allan Perry - LAC-R91747. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Allan Perry on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Wawanesa personal care home at the age of 101 years and 9 months. He will be dearly missed by daughters Sharon (Steve) Best and Lynn (Rick) Sprott. He is also missed by four grandchildren, Shannon (Jason), Sean (Guida), Kerri- Rae (Lucas) and Jay, along with two great grandchildren Beckett and Sofia, brothers-in-law Brian (Katherine) Beckett, Mansel Beckett (Betty deceased) and sister-in-law Grace Daily as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth, his parents George and Mary Jane, his brothers Edward, Arthur and his sister Edith. Allan was born on September 9, 1913 in Killarney and later moved to the Ninette area. After receiving his schooling in Tisdale and Ninette he joined the Air Force in 1940. His first posting was to Brandon and then to Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where he met Ruth Beckett, who later became his wife of almost 65 years. After the war, Allan and Ruth farmed near Margaret for a year before settling in the Northfield district in 1947. Dad loved the farm, the animals and all the berry picking in the summer. He was a 4-H leader, a school bus driver, a school trustee, a co-op board of director, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and president of that for many years. After 48 years on the farm, Dad and Mom moved to Wawanesa and, after the death of Ruth in 2008, Dad moved into the Wawanesa personal care home. Here he became part of an extended family where many of the staff had been students on his school bus route. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the personal care home for the compassion, patience and outstanding care that dad received during his time there. Funeral service has already taken place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Wawanesa United Church followed by interment at the Ninette Cemetery.
NAGORSKI: Ervin David Nagorski of Brandon, passed away suddenly at his residence, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Ervin is survived by his children: David (Verna) and their children Allison and Evan, son Dan (Debra) and their children Skyler and Kayla and by his daughter, Teranna. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine Faye. The Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ervin may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion No. 3, 560-13th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7C1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McINTOSH: Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born and raised in Souris, Margaret was the only child of Gilbert and Winnifred Grant. She took all her schooling at Souris. Margaret work for the Department of National Defense. She was a member of St. Barbara's Guild at Shilo, and the UCW. Her interest was her family. Left to cherish Margaret's memory are her children - Grant, Diane, Doug, Karen; grandchildren - Brett, Lindsay, Leighton, Chris, Megan, Daniel, Trevor, Erin, Kellen and Jennifer; great-grandchildren - Julie, Briella, Riley and Emmett. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Franklin McIntosh. The Ceremony to Celebrate Margaret's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Samuel Souza will officiate. Pallbearers are son Doug and grandsons - Brett, Leighton, Chris, Trevor and Kellen. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Margaret to the Canadian Cancer Society , 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
LOEWEN: With great sadness the family of Sharon Loewen, age 51 years, beloved wife of Reg Loewen and mother to Sarah, Vance (Nicki) and Trent, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gerry Harms officiating. A private family interment will take place at Moore Park Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sharon may be made to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2; The Gospel Light Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1027, Boissevain, MB R0 0E0; or to the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
LAPIERRE: Surrounded by her family, Helen LaPierre passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tues June 23, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Helen was predeceased by her husband John, parents Walter and Lena Shurb, and siblings Walter, Johnny, Jessie, Mary, Jean, Felix, Stella, and Mike. She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Pam (Murray) McKenzie, grandchildren Katie McKenzie (Brennan Kelly), Laura McKenzie (Chris Bell), and Evan McKenzie, and great-grandson Owen Kelly. Also survived by sister Eleanor (Victor) White, brother Louis (Marlene) Shurb, and many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Brandon in 1932, part of a large, active family. She met a handsome soldier at a dance in Rivers in 1950, and married JP LaPierre in 1951. They embarked on a military life of constant relocation, including bases in Europe, Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland. Helen was a wonderful military wife, recreating home in one location after another, making good friends wherever she went. In retirement, Helen and John bought a home in Melbourne, Florida and, as a widow since 1984, Helen continued to travel to Florida every winter. The lifestyle she enjoyed in the Florida sunshine for six months of the year was a great source of happiness to her. She loved her volunteer job in Florida at a Womens Crisis Thrift Shop almost as much as she loved volunteering at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for the past 20 years. The great joy of Helens life were her grandchildren Katie, Laura and Evan of whom she was very proud, and her great-grandson Owen. Her sister Eleanor and niece Cathy also held a special place in her heart. Helen was an outgoing, active, and thoughtful woman who enjoyed many close friendships. Faye, Wilbur, Donna, Linda and Shirley will especially miss her. She also leaves a circle of seven close friends in Brandon who provided love and support during her hospital stay, especially Kari, Irene, Barb and Sharon. The family would also like to thank the caring and professional staff of doctors and nurses at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Doctors Chadwick and Ashcroft especially, provided kind, compassionate, heart-felt care for which we are most grateful. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00p m at Lions Manor, Victoria Avenue and First St. West Entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation BRHC Volunteer Services.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KOCINS: Lisa Ann Kocins February 16, 1972 June 30, 2015. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Lisa Ann Kocins, (nee Barron), age 43, of London, Ontario. She is survived by her immediate family, husband Keith, son Matthew, daughter Michelle, her parents Ken and Eileen Barron, and brother Cameron, as well as many, many other family and friends, both near and far. Her sudden and unexpected passing has been a shock for all, and she will be deeply missed. Full obituary to follow.
Gone yet not forgotten,Although we are apart,Your spirit lives within us,Forever in our hearts.
FORBES: Robert James ForbesApril 26 1950-June 26 2015. With great sadness we announce that peacefully on June 26, 2015 at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, our father and grandfather Rob passed away at the age of 65 years. He leaves to mourn his children Matthew (Melanie) and Amanda (Kennedy); grandchildren Mia and Seth; former wife Janet; sisters Bonnie (Brian) and Jayne (Gordon); cherished friends John and Karen Deans, Tim and Bev ORourke and Vic Kostenchuk, as well as many friends and relatives across Canada. Rob was predeceased by his parents Alex and Julie Forbes, and beloved pets Snooper and Bessie. Born in Woodstock, Ontario he was active in hockey, football and golf, and continued to be an avid sports fan throughout his life. He and his friend John spent many hours playing in the back lane between their homes often in pretend military related maneuvers. He had a keen interest in history, specifically the history of Canadas military forces and World War II. He began his career with Thomson Newspapers at the Woodstock Sentinel Review in 1971 and retired as publisher of the Brandon Sun in 1999. In between he worked for the Chatham Daily News, Welland and Port Colborne Tribune, Oshawa Times, Orangeville Banner, Barrie Examiner and at Thomson head office in Toronto. He later went on to work in the Maritimes. He loved the newspaper and publishing world. Too many to mention, many of his colleagues became his life time friends. Rob was known as being the first one to arrive and leave from events. He would arrive extremely early so he could get the best parking spot that allowed him to be the first one out of the lot. To avoid traffic congestion, it was common for him to miss game changing moments at sporting events and have to hear about them on the radio during the drive home. He left us too early, and we miss him deeply. We will cherish his memories. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Robs life will be held in Southern Ontario in September. Bardal Funeral Home and Crematorium, 843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474.Condolences: www.bardal.ca
FLAMAND: Cyril Flamand passed away peacefully, with family, especially his beloved wife Bernice, of the past 35 years, at his side, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Born August 15, 1924 to Peter and Anne Flamand, the second of ten children, at the family homestead in SK, the family later relocated to Camperville, MB. There he met and married Yvonne Guiboche, and together they had a family of eight children. They lived in Camperville and Pine Creek until moving to Brandon. Cyril had many different jobs throughout his life. He tried to join the army with his older brother, Fred, in 1940 at the age of 16. His deepest regret is that Fred was taken, and he was sent home. He trapped with his father, hunted and fished. He cut pulp, and worked on the Hydro Station and Dam at Grand Rapids. After moving to Brandon, he worked at Simplot and his last job before he retired was as a night security guard at the B.M.H.C. complex. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping, travelling and blueberry picking with his family. His true joy was his children and grandchildren. He looked forward to family get-togethers with his siblings and children. He was predeceased by his older brother Fred in 1944, in France, his parents Peter and Anne, his brothers Delphis, Jack and Philip, sisters Linda and Pauline, daughters June and Audrey, and wife Yvonne. Cyril is survived by his children Fred, Ken (Monica), April (Vince), Ron, Wayne, and Darryl; grandchildren Michael, Donna, Adrien, Adam and Destiny; and eight great grandchildren Jenna, Lucas, A.J, Aaliyah, Emma, William, Kalel, and Candace; sisters Rita Guiboche and Rose Guiboche of Camperville, and Mary Kolada (Carl) of Swan River, as well as many nieces and nephews. Cyril had a long and happy life, and his family will remember his stories and his humour. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and a private graveside service was held in Camperville on June 13, 2015. He wanted to be with his mother and siblings. He is home.
When I Am Gone...When I come to the end of my journeyand I travelled my last weary mile,just forget if you can, that I ever frowned,and remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken.Remember some good I have done.Forget that I ever had heartache,and remember I had loads of fun.Forget that I have stumbled and blunderedand sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have fought some hard battlesand won, ere' the close of the day.Then forget to grieve for my going.I would not have you sad for a day.But, in summer just gather some flowers,and remember the place that I lay.And come in the shade of eveningwhen the sun paints the sky in the west,stand for a few moments beside me,and remember only my best.Rest In Peace
DENBOW: Bertha Margery Denbow 1915 2015. On Monday, June 22, 2015, Bertha Margery (Duncan) Denbow passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Souris Personal Care Home, having lived a full and happy life for just short of a century. A pioneer of the Deleau/Bethel Church district she was born on July 30, 1915 on the Duncan family homestead. She was the fourth born of a family of ten. She was predeceased by her husband Reuben in 1967, daughter Dawn Howard in 2002, parents Andrew and Lillian Duncan, brothers Cecil, Melvin, Norris and Allan, sisters Winnifred MacDonald, Ruby Doyle, Alma McCarvill and Ivy Morris. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Gail Watson (Lyle), granddaughters Lori Watson; Jody Watson (Jonathan) and great grandson Austin; by son-in-law Charles Howard (JoAnne), grandchildren Courtney Howard Scott (Darcy), great granddaughters Elody and Viviana; Trevor Howard (Mari), great granddaughter Charlie; granddaughter Kelsey; sister Joan Phillips and many nieces, nephews and their families. Bertha completed grade 11 at Deleau Consolidated School and enjoyed playing tennis and basketball. She wanted to become a nurse but the financial means were not available to her. At the age of 19 she went to work at the Denbow family farm, one mile away from her own home to manage the household responsibilities. On March 19, 1936 she married the love of her life Reuben Denbow, and the Denbow farm became her home for the next 79 years. Reuben and Bertha took over responsibilities for the farm and together they milked cows, raised purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle, chickens, turkeys and grew cereal crops. Until the early 1950s Bertha ran a household and worked as an equal partner outside on the farm without the benefits of electricity or running water. She had a wood stove, an ice-house and an outdoor toilet. In addition to helping with the cattle and poultry, she planted, cared for and harvested two large gardens to supply the food needs of the family and hired help. During threshing times she would feed between 15 to 20 people meals and lunches each day. Gardening was a pleasure and even in her later years she planted more than enough to share with her family, neighbours and Souris friends. Having plenty of flowers was valued and she took considerable pleasure in a good looking yard. When the Deleau Curling rink opened she became an avid curler and enjoyed competing in local bonspiels. Later she curled with the Souris Ladies until her 92 nd year sometimes representing the club and region in competitions. Reuben and Bertha loved to dance and were known for winning all the Old Time Waltz competitions at the community dances through- out the area, plus were often part of the best square dance set as well. After Reubens passing she took up golf and could be seen weekly on the Souris golf course with the Tuesday ladies league, playing into her 94th year. Bertha was an active volunteer in the community and held leadership and executive roles. She belonged to the Bethel United Church Women, delivered Meals on Wheels and was a life member of both the Souris Legion Auxiliary and the Crescent Rebekah Lodge. She travelled with Reuben to Flin Flon to fish and to Yellowknife to visit with Dawn. Later Vancouver, Hawaii, Barbados and Palm Springs were also experienced. Bertha enjoyed a fun time, loved to laugh, was independent, determined, youthful in spirit, resourceful, practical, a hard worker, and an advisor to her family and friends. Bertha was a living Sifton municipality encyclopedia with knowledge of names and dates going back beyond her 99 years and was called upon often to share her wisdom. Her family and neighbours were important to her and she often showed up at their door with a pan of biscuits, home-made buns or a pie when she knew it was busy on their farm. We are grateful to her neighbours who supported her being able to remain on the farm. She lived by herself for forty eight years, but was never really alone. Special thanks to Dr. Stone and the members of the Souris Medical Associates, the staff of both the Souris Hospital and the Personal Care Home for their excellent care. Funeral services were held in St Pauls United Church on Friday, June 26, 2015 and interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bertha may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, MB R0K 2C0, or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris in charge of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
BOTHE: Gordon Bothe, beloved husband of Ann Bothe and father of Deb, Kelly and John of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday; July 2, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Oak Lake Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in Johnston Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Gordon.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements
BORDIAN: Gail Bordian of Brandon, passed away peacefully, with her husband and two daughters by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday June 30, 2015. Left to cherish her memory is the love of her life, husband Peter, loving daughters Dawn (Lyle) and Kim (Dustin) and grandchildren McKenzie, Jovie, Kennedie and Hunter. A celebration of Gail's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gail may be made to the Waves of Hope, Box 21054, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BELL: Helen Pearl Bell (nee Smith), January 17, 1920 - June 30, 2015. Helen Bell passed away peacefully at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 95. She is lovingly remembered by her children Barbara, Wayne (Mary Jane), Wanda (Art); Grandchildren, Kent (Marcia), Jamie (Troy), and Great-Grandchildren, Alex, Liam and Payton. A celebration of Helen's life will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Killarney United Church at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Messages of Condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Wheatland Funeral Service(204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
BEAVER: Catherine Ann Beaver, beloved wife of Fraser Beaver of Edrans, MB, entered into rest on July 2, 2015 at the age of 58 years. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Edrans Church, Edrans, MB. Donations may be made to the ALS Society. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa- Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.