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PRESTON: Margaret Ann Preston (née McKay) passed away suddenly, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services. Complete obituary information to follow.
FALKOWSKI: Shirley Ann Falkowski, age 60 years, beloved wife of Jerry, mother of Curtis, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of Shirley's Life will take place at Memories Chapel on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant will officiate. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DEAN: Grace Elizabeth Dean (neé Briggs) passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in her residence at Fairview Home. We would like to say goodbye to our mother, a wife, a grandmother, a colleague, and a friend. Cremation has taken place, and a private family interment will take place at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those who wish may make a donation in memory of Grace to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2550 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite 800,Toronto, Ontario, M2J 5A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BOCKER: It is with profound sadness that I, Gail (Nick) Karpo, of Edmonton, Alberta, announce the passing of my dear, beloved Mother, Mary Bocker, on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Hillcrest Place, at the age of 97 years. At Mother's request, no formal funeral service will be held, she will be laid to rest beside her late, beloved husband John, at a private family graveside ceremony at the Brandon Cemetery. Mary is survived by her daughter Gail (Nick) Karpo; younger sister Emily Kuzik; four sisters- in-law; two brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of BRHC, Assiniboine Centre and a special thank you to the staff of Hillcrest Place.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MYERS: Terry Lynn Myers (Vrooman) of Brandon, formerly of Killarney and Belmont passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre Saturday February 14, 2015 at the age of 59. Terry leaves to mourn her passing husband Bill, sons Colin of Killarney, and Curtis (Susan) of Brandon, daughter Erin of Winnipeg, mother Peggy Vrooman of Belmont, her Siblings Kevin (Cathy) Vrooman of Belmont, Patti (Robert) Wanless of Belmont, Dean Vrooman of Belmont, Brenda (Maurice) Hutlet of Brandon, Cathy (Brian) Hetherington of Belmont, Shelley (Dave) Vertz of Glenboro; sistersin-laws Jean (Paul) Cuvelier of Dunrea and Dorothy Enns of Morris and several nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by her father Clare Vrooman (June 2001), sister-in-law Janice Vrooman ( September 2009), grandparents Cecil and Vera Vrooman and Terrick and Muriel Hamilton, father in law Cecil Myers (June 2013), mother-in-law Joan Myers (October 2014) and brother-in-law Bill Enns (May 2012). A Memorial Reception will be held at the Belmont Community Hall for all Friends and Relatives on Thursday February 19, 2015 at 3:00PM. A Private Family Service will be held at the Knox United Church, prior to the reception. In lieu of flowers, friends that so desire, Memorial Donations can be made in Terry’s Memory to: Myeloma Canada P.O. Box 326 Kirkland, QC H9H 0A4, or to the Brandon Regional Health Authority Palliative Care Service, 150 McTavish Ave East Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or a charity of ones choice. On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
GRIER: On February 11, 2015 in Niverville, Lorraine passed away at the age of 83. The service will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home. Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery Hwy #1 E at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB (204) 222-3241.
Condolences may be sent to www.greenacresfuneralhome.com
WYLIE: Irene Wylie of Minnedosa passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014 at The Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Irene was born on June 4, 1926 to Stanley and Mary Wylie (Csversko) of Minnedosa. Irene was predeceased by her parents Mary in 1985 and Stanley in 1987. Irene received her education in Minnedosa and was raised in a loving and caring home, and in her later years returned that love unconditionally to her parents. From her early upbringing, Irene was taught the value of hard work, and held many clerking positions starting with Chipperfield’s in Minnedosa, Knowlton’s Shoe Store in Brandon as well as other clerking positions in Brandon and Rivers. Irene eventually settled on a Dental Assistant’s position and worked for many years for Dr. Kennedy at the Brandon Mental Hospital until her retirement. The Kennedy’s became her second family. Irene enjoyed life and retirement and in her later years took up golf with her best friend and enjoyed life to the fullest. Irene enjoyed gardening, her shopping trips to Minot, Rugby, Bottineau and Winnipeg. Irene never forgot her rural roots, and every fall travelled to the Csversko farms at Franklin to witness the fall harvest and see her favorite uncles. Irene leaves to mourn many cousins in Csversko and Wylie families, and will be remembered as a very caring, thoughtful and compassionate person. According to her wishes, a private graveside service and burial will be held at a later date.
McCUTCHEON: Peacefully on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Carman Memorial Hospital, James “Jim” Clarke McCutcheon, aged 79 years, of Carman, Manitoba, beloved husband of Frances McCutcheon passed away. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Friends Community Church, 245 1st Street NW, Carman, Manitoba (Highway #13 North at Takvam Rd (RD 35 North)) with Karen Tjaden officiating. Family interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Food Grains Bank, 400-393 Portage Ave, Wpg, MB R3B 3H6 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald St. Wpg, MB, R3L 0K6. Doyle’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. www.doylesfuneralchapel.com
WILSON: Margaret Verne Wilson (Lewis) of Souris (formerly of Nesbitt) Manitoba, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday February 8, 2015 at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her husband Ross and their children; Bob (Susan) of Boissevain MB and their children - Steven, Brodie, (Bonni and son Blake) and Tari; Tom (Rita) and son TJ of Boissevain, and Kathy (Lyall) Keele and sons Reilly and Carter of Brandon. Margaret was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 13, 1931 and grew up in Morris Manitoba. Margaret became a nurse and was working in Morden MB when she met the man of her dreams. They were married on June 25, 1955 and began farming just outside of Morden. In 1959 they moved to the Wawanesa area continuing to farm. In 1965 they bought a farm in the Nesbitt area. Relocating to Souris in 2012. Margaret was a devoted wife and mother and grandmother and friend to anyone who knew her. Funeral service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 with Interment at the Minnewawa Cemetery, Nesbitt, Manitoba. In Lieu of flowers, in memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Special Care fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10, Souris Manitoba R0K 2C0. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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MILLER: Donna "Joyce" (nee Sample), 82 years, beloved wife of Bill Miller of Lions Manor, formerly of Justice, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 lovingly surrounded by her family at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Left to cherish Joyce's memory are her loving husband, Bill and their children - the five J's - Jim (Cathy), Joanne (Jim) Boyd, Jack (Arleen), Janet (Brent) Campbell, Jeff (Kim) and eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A service will be held at a later date in April. 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.
McCLURE: Elizabeth (Beth) Jean McClure passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Beth was born in Clinton, ON on August 23, 1922. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 2013. They were married 71 years. She is survived by her brother Harold (Heidi) Beadle of Goderich, ON, sons; Conrad (Shirley) McClure of Brandon, MB, Bob (JoAnn) McClure of Comox, BC, Bruce McClure of Drayton, ON and Rick (Debby) McClure of Courtenay, BC. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Cheryl (Don) Bryant of Brandon, MB, Liam McClure of Victoria, BC, Kathryn McClure of Vancouver, BC, Shannon McClure of Ottawa, ON, Matthew McClure of Kitchener, ON, Tyler McClure of Canmore, AB, Kelsey McClure of Comox, BC, Bryon McClure of Victoria, BC, Jack McClure of Winnipeg, MB and great grandchildren Courtney and Rhett Bryant of Brandon, MB. Beth was predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Stewart Schoenhals, sisters Leonora Cooke, Marie Scott and Margaret Stoddart. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Mom and Dad’s lives will be held at a later date in Elmira, ON. We would like to thank all the nursing staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for the wonderful care that Mom received while she was a resident there.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MOORE: Passed away at the Tiger Hills Health Centre on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the age of 95 years, John Ernest Moore, of Treherne MB.John leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Kathleen “Kitty” Moore (nee Lawrence), six children Larry of Winnipeg Beach, Barry of Baldur, Jim (Deb) & Les (Alison) both of Balzac AB, Gail (Craig) Cudmore of Winnipeg, Tami (Terry) Romaniuk of Winnipeg, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews & extended family members. A private funeral service with family & close friends will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Jamieson Funeral Chapel, Holland MB. Interment will take place in Bethel Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Brandon MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Tiger Hills Health Centre, Box 130 Treherne MB R0G 2V0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-526-2380.
MARSHALL: Terry Marshall was born April 20, 1950 in Virden to Irene & Angus Marshall. He passed away on January 6, 2015 in his home of a massive heart attack. Terry (aka Joe Bush) was a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He grew up with 2 younger brothers, Barry (Virden, MB) & Randy (Red Deer, AB) in Virden where his love of horses first began and continued until the end. Many hours were spent in the saddle with friends or in the winter on the ice with a hockey stick. Terry- “The Cowboy” started a hockey career in Virden, he continued it to Brandon when scouted by the Wheat Kings as a defenseman and wing for 4 years and then in the 7th round was drafted to St. Louis. He spent the 70’s in various leagues ending his professional career in the Eastern league in Jersey. During his time with the Syracuse Blazers he was excited to have the opportunity to be in the all-time favorite movie Slap Shot starring Paul Newman. He finished his hockey career in Manitoba playing with the Russell Rams, Neepawa Natives and Rapid City Old Timers. Terry was blessed to have 3 daughters Kelly-Jo, Lacey & Jerri-Lynn. He instilled his love of horses, rodeo, competition and dedication into them. They were going down the rodeo trail before they were out of diapers and are now actively involved in a variety of associations and like their father are a force to be reckoned with in the arena. They could also be seen driving the teams helping out their Dad.Terry was actively involved in the Heartland Rodeo Association and the Manitoba Team Roping Assoc.. He was often on the road to the “Lake” for his “therapy session” with Lenny. Not much couldn’t be worked out from the back of a horse swinging a rope. He was a well known pickup man for the CCA / MRCA / HRA / MHSR associations. Something he was proud to do and was always willing to share his knowledge. He never had a “job”, how do you call it a job when you love what you do! He was always busy doing something, be it checking cattle for brands, custom roping, the PFRA, picking up – it usually involved cows and horses. Terry is survived by his daughters Kelly-Jo Marshall (Ollie Turel & grandchildren Emma-Dee Marshall, Kaedyn, Karson, Kalli, Koltyn Turel) (Melville, SK); Lacey Marshall (Derek Glenn)(Strathclair, MB) Jerri-Lynn Marshall (Kirk Thompson) (Brandon, MB); (Mother) Irene Marshall (Virden, MB); Brother Barry Marshall and nephew Justin Marshall (Virden) Brother Randy Marshall (Red Deer, AB) and nieces Ashley and Jodi and families, many friends & of course Buddy his ever faithful traveling companion. He was predeceased by his father Angus Marshall in July 1984 and son Dane Marshall in November 1990. A celebration of Terry’s life was held at the Brandon Victoria Inn on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Bring your Hat’s / Boots / Stories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heartland Rodeo Assoc. An ongoing memorial award will be determined in his honor. Terry’s dream was to keep the association a place for “families” to rodeo. Grandparents competing with their grandchildren, a place for the young to start and the old to finish. Cremation has taken place. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
HALLGRIMSON: Albert Oscar (Ab) Hallgrimson passed away peacefully in Glenboro, Manitoba, at the Personal Care Home on February 10, 2015, aged 98. Albert was born in Edmonton February 7, 1917, to Asgeir and Kristjana (Sveinson) Hallgrimson. The son of a silent-movie-theatre owner, the family moved to live in Los Angeles until his father’s untimely death when Albert was six years old. Albert came to Glenboro to attend school and live with his Auntie Imba Eggertson and family. At age eleven, he moved in with his Uncle Albert and Auntie Anna Sveinson on the farm south of Glenboro, attending Frey School. After completing school, Albert worked at a dairy in Winnipeg and farmed with Oscar Peterson in the R.M. of Argyle before enlisting in the Army in 1942. He was posted to B Troop, 35th Battery, Light Anti-aircraft, 1st Corps, Canadian Army Overseas. The troop landed in Sicily in 1943, and moved north through Italy. In Marseille, France, he was Corporal in the 35 Traffic Control, then changed to 35 Provost Corps and was in Holland until the end of the war. He boarded the Queen Elizabeth on February 14, 1946 and made passage back to Canada via New York City. In 1947 Albert purchased what was known as the Dale farm and began mixed farming south of Glenboro in the Hecla/Grund District, marrying Evelyn Ingibjorg Johnson in 1955. There they raised three children before retiring from farming in 1978 and moving to Christie Street in Glenboro. In retirement, Albert and Evelyn enjoyed curling, golfing, bicycling, cross-country skiing, travelling, socializing at the Raystone Centre and spending time with family, friends and neighbours. Following Evelyn’s death in 2009, Albert began residing at the Glenboro Personal Care Home in January 2010. Albert was also predeceased by twin brothers Benidick and one at birth (1913), sister Helene Hall, and in-laws Flora (Vic Mitchell), Dorothy (Bob Cooney), and Jackie Johnson. Albert is survived by his son Lorne (Nadine) and daughters Heather and Sharon (Glen Porter); by his grand-children, to whom he was a proud and loving Afi: Jared, Keegan, and Cole Porter and Tess Hallgrimson; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Albert is remembered as a sweet gentleman, loving and unassuming, with a great sense of humour. The family thanks the amazing team at the Glenboro Personal Care Home for their professionalism, kindness and compassion, and for the care provided to our Dad and Afi for the past five years. To honour Albert’s wishes, no funeral will take place; a private interment will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Albert’s memory to the Grund Lutheran Church Memorial Fund c/o RM of Argyle, PO Box 40, Baldur MB R0K 0B0, or to a charity of one’s choice. Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro is in care of arrangements.
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