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BIRCH: Peacefully with her family at her side, Shirley Kathleen Birch passed away on Dec. 8, 2014 at the Brandon General Hospital, at the age of 85. She was the youngest child of Dunc and Hughena White. She met Walter Birch and they were married in 1948. They had a son Brian and two daughters, Linda and Brenda. They spent their early years farming and then moved into Neepawa, MB, where she worked at Swifts and then in the laundry at East View Lodge until retiring. She was residing in Elks Manor in Neepawa. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents, her brother Clarence and sister Helen; as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son Brian (Nancy), daughters Linda (Wayne), Brenda (Arnold) and a special adopted daughter Sharon. She is also survived by her grandchildren BJ (Diane), Bob (Ashleigh), Bryce (Christina), Lisa (Richard) and Chris (Melissa); great grandchildren Avery, Kelsey, Kennedy, Claire, Hunter, Brenna, Ashley, Mason and Caelin; brother-in-law Doug Birch (Lois) and several special nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on December 12, 2014, in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB; with Kristin Wood officiating. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service or a charity of choice. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
VERHAEGHE: Arthur Lloyd Verhaeghe son of George and Mary. Born April 1, 1941 in Eriksdale, MB, died on November 25, 2014 at the Souris Glenwood Hospital, after a long courageous fight with cancer at the age of 73. We all love you! Left to mourn are sons Allen (Lisa), Doug, 2nd wife Mettie, brothers/sisters George (Kathy), Vernon (Joan), Dollard, Albert (Karen), Deanna (Bob), Ashley (Christine), Faye, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents George and Mary, sisters Alice and Evangeline, grandchildren, Sarah, Emma, Nolan, Kendra, Marcus, Darrius, step children, Mark (Shelly), Theresa (Barry), step grandchildren Madison and McKenzie. He was an avid fisherman, life Kinsmen member, Legion member and a stock car racer #29A.
The Gift of YouThank you for the gift of you!You gave us hope by just being you.After all the hurting and healing is through,Well treasure most of all the gift of you!
YULE: James Keith Jim Yule, beloved husband of the late Alyce Yule, died on December 2, 2014 at Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 88. A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, or to Bayside Personal Care Home; Box 5000 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service(204) 523-7791
SWAIN: Earl Swain July 20, 1940 December 10, 2014. Surrounded by his loved ones, Earl Swain passed away peacefully at the Brandon Hospital on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 74. Longer obituary to follow. Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Beausejour 204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220. www.soberingfuneralchapel.com
JOHNSTON: It is with great sadness the family of Alice Viola Johnston, announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born to John and Rachel Smith in 1920 in the Crandall area. Alice married Garnet Johnston in 1939 and they farmed in the Crandall area for many years raising their five children. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Alice took great pride in her garden, canning most of the produce. After moving to Brandon, Alice worked at the Brandon General Hospital as a nurse's aide for twenty years, mainly on the obstetrics floor. She enjoyed scrabble, 500, bowling, bingo, golfing and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was predeceased by son Herb, three brothers, four sisters and special friend Ron Griffin. Alice will be deeply missed by her children Dennis (Helen), Lawrie, Jack and Lois Anne; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and sisters Olive Smith and Velma Smith. A graveside service will take place in the spring at Crandall Cemetery. If friends wish, donations in Alice's memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DOWNEY: Mrs. Marina Eileen "Rene" Downey passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home, Melita, MB. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 94. Rene is survived by two sons: Lynn (Lillian) of Melita and Barry (Judy) of Melita; four grandchildren: Loretta (Brent), Peter (Marcia), Neil (Jenny) and Mark (Ara); eleven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mickey Bambridge; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas; parents George and Alice Bambridge and all thirteen of her siblings. A private family funeral service will be held in Melita. Donations in memory of Rene may be given to the Melita Personal Care Home "Palliative Care Fund", Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 1K2. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron. To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
ULLBERG: Wanda May Ullberg (nee Wright), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Wanda was born at Weyburn, Saskatchewan on December 31, 1965. She spent her early years in Rivers, Alexander and Brandon and received her education at Alexandra, Betty Gibson, Earl Oxford Schools and Crocus Plains High School. Wanda owned and operated Jig 'n' Rig Bait and Tackle with her husband Sheldon and then managed the hunting and fishing department at Home Hardware Building Centre in Brandon. She had a great love for the outdoors, camping, and especially fishing. Wanda's family and friends were her passion in life. Wanda was predeceased by her husband Sheldon Earl Ullberg, December 26, 2001. Wanda is survived by her parents Roy and Mary Wright; daughter Ashley (Jamie) Browning, children Faith and Jude; daughter Nicole Ullberg; son Evan Ullberg (Tonya Weenink); brother Sheldon Wright (son Michael Sanderson (Cynthia), children Reece, Payton, and Hudson; and daughters Selena and Chelsea); sister Tammy (Mark) Burgess, their children Taylor and Matthew; sister April (Ryan) Stonehouse and their children, Katelynn, Courtney, Trenton, and Brookelynn; partner John Williamson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wanda's Life will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon. Urn bearers are her children, Ashley, Nicole and Evan. Interment will take place at the Alexander Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Wanda to the Brandon Riverbank Inc. 1-545 Conservation Drive Brandon, MB R7A 7L8. These funds are to be used for Riverbank Enhancement.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KITCHINGMAN:Wesley Herbert, beloved husband of the late Wilma Kitchingman, passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the age of 81 years. A private funeral service will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba at a later date. In memory of Wes, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
GIBBONS: Jessie June 17, 1918, Transcona, MB. December 7, 2014 - Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB. Jessie was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Bill Gibbons, her sisters, Isa Attridge, Lily Anderson, and brother Charlie Irvine. Jessie is survived by her children Betty (Martin) Moyer, Loraine (Ambrose) Moyer, Edith (Edmund) Wittenberg, Kelly (Barb) Gibbons, and Gwen (Grant) Tweed, as well as 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson. Jessie and Bill were married in 1937. They farmed in Rapid City area for many years, moved to B.C. for three years, then returned to farm in Manitoba in 1955. For many years Bill worked away from home, and farmed as well. Jessie kept the farm going, and when Bill was home, they worked together. Mom could run pretty well all the farm equipment, stook sheaves, bale hay, milk cows she could do it all, working harder than a lot of men - and still come in and prepare a meal for the family. Mom always said, if you turn the stove up real high, it wont take long to get supper cooked! After Bill had his farm accident in 1978 where he lost the use of his hands, Jessie stayed by his side in Winnipeg for 1 1/2 months. Shed stay at the hospital all day, then catch the bus to her brother-in-laws place - often waiting alone for the bus near Portage and Main No fear, this woman from Onanole. She just did what she had to do. Upon their return to Onanole, Jessie continued to care for Bill.Mom learned to crochet at the age of 70, and creating afghans became her passion. Mom was not only creative, but very organized and detailed her records show she crocheted 220 afghans, as well as what the colors were, who received the afghans, and what the occasion was. Mom completed her last afghan when she was 90. Mom loved gardening, and turned their large yard in Onanole into a beautiful space, with beautiful flowers everywhere, and grass that was always trimmed. She and dad enjoyed working in the yard together, and then sitting on the deck admiring the view. Bill and Jessie enjoyed snowmobiling with the family, and mom continued snowmobiling until she was 80. Mom loved family get togethers, she loved to laugh and joke, she loved to catch someone up on April Fools Day pranks everyone was fair game. Our family knew the funniest side of mom while to others, she may have seemed shy and quiet. You know the old saying - still waters run deep! Mom worked hard all her life, but always kept her great sense of humor, and her kind, gentle ways. Lately, when asked if shed enjoyed her life, working on the farm the way she did, she replied that, yes, shed had a good life, and enjoyed the work it really wasnt work, if you enjoyed what you were doing. A gentle soul has left us, but many wonderful memories remain. Thanks mom. Honorary Pallbearers will be all in attendance.Interment, attended by family, will precede the memorial service. Memorial service to be held Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa followed by time of fellowship and lunch. Elgin Hall will officiate.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.comIn lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be made to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba, or a charity of your choice. Raes Funeral Service of Erickson in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
BRIGDEN: Mr. Gerald Brigden of Napinka, passed away at the Deloraine Health Centre on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Florence of Napinka; two sons, Gordon (Robin) of Medora (children, Kirby & Ross), Kevin (Colleen) of Melita (children: Randy, Blair, Miranda, & Carson); sister, Marion Lamont; sisters-in-law, Margaret Brigden and Alice Laminman; brother-in-law, Alex Lytwyn; also numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Geralds life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Napinka Hall, Napinka, MB., with Reverend Barb Alston officiating. Interment will follow at the Napinka cemetery. Donations may be given to the Napinka Cemetery Fund, Box 96 Napinka, MB. R0M 1N0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 824 18th Street Unit 3 Brandon, MB. R7A 5B7. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
SHEESHKA: Caroline Sheeshka of Shoal Lake formerly of Oakburn passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the age of 100 years 308 days. Caroline is survived by her son Myrcel (Shirley) Sheeshka of Brandon, daughter Sonia (Tony) Nowosad of Oakburn, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held from the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakburn, on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. from Raes Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Oakburn Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery or the Morley House of Shoal Lake Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
ROELS: Prudend Roels. On Monday, December 8, 2014, at the Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake, Manitoba, Prudend peacefully passed away with his family by his side at the age of 99 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his nieces and nephews: Diane (Roland), Rene (Lorraine), Ernie (Wendy), Harvey (Tersa), John (Marie), Henry (Johanne), Brenda (Daniel), George (Agnes) and Colleen (David) and numerous great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Jan Roels in 1972, his mother Celesta (nee De Rycke) in 1976, two brothers Bert in 1997 and Urbain in 2007 and by one sister Bertha Ketsman in 2010. Funeral Services will be held at Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with Father Armand Le Gal officiating. Interment to follow in the Swan Lake Parish Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9. Adams Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326. www.afh.ca
MITCHELL: It is with great sadness the family of Betty Mitchell announces her passing on December 7, 2014 at the Boissevain Health Centre. Betty Jean was born to Frank and Jessie Kempthorne on December 21, 1937. On December 8, 1956 she married Dale Mitchell. Together they had 3 children. She was a devoted wife and mom. Throughout her life she worked at various jobs. Her passion was her family and her garden and flowers. She was very involved in Communities in Bloom and was thrilled to attend the awards ceremony on the east coast several years ago. She spent countless hours every spring and summer in her greenhouse and garden. Many apple pies and jars of pickles were enjoyed over the years. She also enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful tablecloths and centerpieces. Mourning her loss are her three children; Larry (Erin), Wendy, Kerry (Lisa) and 5 grandchildren: Ryan, Mallory, Chris, Liam and Kaitlyn , one brother Don (Marj) Kempthorne and sister-in-law Nina Lowes, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Jessie Kempthorne, her husband Dale Mitchell, and her sister Doreen Clyne. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 2:00 in the St. Pauls United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation (Town Beautification) or the Boissevain and Morton Library. Funeral arrangements in care of Wheatland Funeral Service.
Those we love dont go awayThey walk beside us everydayUnseen, unheard but always nearStill loved, still missed and very dear.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com(204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
VODON: Surrounded by his family, Wilfred Antoine Vodon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Wilfred will be lovingly remembered by his wife Virginia, daughters Michelle (Bruce) Prange and their children Josh and Alex, Melissa (Bruce) Hicks and their children Madison and Austin and son Mike (Michelle) Vodon and their daughter Sophie. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Wilfred may be made to The Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ULLBERG: Wanda May Ullberg,(nee Wright) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wanda's Life will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon. Interment will take place at the Alexander Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Wanda to Brandon Riverbank Inc., 1-545 Conservation Dr, Brandon MB, R7A 7L8. These funds are to be used for Riverbank Enhancement. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.