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MYERS: Joan (Joanne) Myers (née Elliott) passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 95 years. Joan was born in Brandon on March 28, 1919. She grew up here and graduated from Brandon Collegiate before attending The University of Manitoba where she received a degree in Home Economics. Her interests were wide ranging and included tennis, golf, bridge, sailing and travel. She was an active member of Central United’s U.C.W., the Brandon Hospital Auxiliary and the Kinsmen/K40 service club. However, Joanne’s main focus was her family and home. She was our role model and dearly loved by all. Joanne is survived by her husband of 73 years Bob, her children Joan Foster of Thunder Bay, ON, Barbara Olivella (Barry) of Lunenburg N.S., Bill Myers (Lana) of Brandon, Elizabeth Duncan (Scott) of Medicine Hat, AB., 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. No one could ask for a better wife, mother or Nana. She always inspired us with her sense of humour, patience, and genuine interest in all her family’s endeavours. We have been truly blessed. Rest in peace Nana. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken DeLisle officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to a charity of choice.
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MORTON: Dorothy (Dot), beloved partner of Carol Mauthe, mother of Brad, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the age of 76 years. A service will be held at a later date (notifications will be published prior). In memory of Dot, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
KEOWN: It is with unspeakable grief that we mourn the passing of Jennifer Dallas Keown of Brandon, who passed away with family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the age of 35 years. Jen was born a triplet at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. on June 26, 1979. She spent her early years living in Elkford, British Columbia, later moving to Brandon where she resided until her passing. After graduation, she attended Assiniboine Community College and obtained her Health Care Aide diploma, graduating with the Assiniboine College’s Award of Excellence. She worked at the Assiniboine Centre for 13 years as a Health Care Aide. She was a very hard worker, who always went above and beyond for her patients and coworkers. She loved her work and was very proud of what she did. She loved to draw, watch movies, read and spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by her parents Linda Campbell and Allen Keown, sister Allison Gibson, brother Bradley Keown as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jen was predeceased by her grandparents Dallas and Lorne Campbell and her cousin Kyla Lenton. Jen was a very kind, smart, funny and beautiful person, who loved everyone and everyone loved her. She will always be remembered for her big heart, outgoing personality, and being so full of life and energy. Her smile lit up the room! Even during her final days, Jen was always thinking of others. She touched so many lives and will be missed so much. A private celebration of Jennifer’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Arlene Robertson officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her nieces and nephew Chloe and Holly Gibson, Hailey Lily and George Keown. Donations in memory of Jennifer may be made to a charity of choice.
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DOWNING:It comes with heavy hearts of the passing of Donna Leona Downing (Pulver) on September 16, 2014 at the age of 75 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC due to a brain aneurysm. Mom was born on September 2, 1939 in Hamiota, Manitoba. She became a hairdresser at the age of 17 in Winnipeg then continued on to Calgary, Alberta to work as a hairdresser until she went back to school to do her office and medical training to become a unit clerk. Through the years Mom worked as a unit/office clerk in various hospitals in Calgary, Alberta, Brandon, Manitoba, Nanaimo, BC and finally Enderby, BC. She is survived by her husband Gordon of 35 years, her children Tim (Barb) Payne, Randy (George) Payne and Loreana (Jan) Payne-Kuntz; her step children Crystal (George) Butcher, Joe (Alyson) Downing and Kim (Billy) Morrow; grandchildren, Joel, Erickson, Kaitlyn, Clayton, Jeff, Trina, Arthur, Grayson, Bobby, Alex and Hayden and 6 precious great-grandchildren; and finally but not least big brother Ed (Betty) Pulver. Welcoming Mom in the next step of life’s journey is her mother Dorthy Pulver, brother Len Pulver and sister Deanna Lowe. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother but most of all she was our best friend who always had our backs. She was a dynamo of a woman with a zest for life which showed even more in the last few months after she suffered her first brain aneurysm. Besides the love for her family she had a love for her gardens, oil painting, knitting, crocheting, and her games (her grandchildren grew up playing video games with her). She looked forward to her mornings and afternoons bowling both in Salmon Arm and Chase, even if she didn’t bowl well that day. It was more about the fun of being out and enjoying life with her friends. Mom’s favorite time of year was when spring time came so she could go and do the things she loved to do most, camping and fishing with Gord, family and good friends. At her request there is no service at this time with the family planning one last camping and fishing trip in her honour next spring to celebrate the person and gift she was to us all.
We raise our glass of wine and put out our fishing lines in your honour MomYou will be so dearly missed but always with us.
COMMON: John "Johnny". With great sadness the family announces that Johnny passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 3, 2014. He was born in Bradwardine, Manitoba on September 16, 1928, the fourth child of Wes and Christina (nee McKenzie) and lived there until moving to Rivers in 1972. Johnny married Elaine Graham on December 9, 1950. He was an electrician by trade and worked a short time in the north wiring, as he used to say, "the northern lights", also in Selkirk and finally most of his career at CFB Rivers. As well, he helped out family and friends, something he continued until his stroke seven years go. Johnny loved to go the Graham farm and spend many an evening helping Grandpa Graham. He always had to be busy doing something - just couldn't sit around. He loved all sports whether watching or playing, especially curling and golf. He looked forward to his hunting and fishing trips with his buddies and had many good stories. Johnny was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Rivers Legion. Family was most important and he was so proud of his children and grandchildren, keeping up with their day to day activities, having a "little" advice, or just a good laugh over one of their antics. Johnny is survived by his loving wife of almost sixty-four years Elaine, children Janice (Bruce) Walker, Jo-Anne (Bob) Curry, Graham (Peggy), Duane (Audrey), and Shannon (Roger) Neal, grandchildren Wally (Corinne), Meaghen (Cory), Jonathon (Tiffany), Brady, Wyatt, Kylie, and great-grandchildren Kyle, Rachel, Kaedyn and Landen. He is also survived by a sister Helen Harvey, brother-in-law Jim Wood, sisters-in-law Pat Graham and Sandra (Chuck) Moody as well as many special nieces and nephews. Johnny was predeceased by his parents, sister Marion, brothers Lorne and Murray, son Darrell "Charlie" and infant son Malcolm. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Rivers United Church on Friday, November 7, 2014 with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. A private family interment followed at Ancrum Cemetery. Donations in memory of Johnny may be made to Rivers Royal Canadian Legion Branch #75, Box 37, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0 or Riverdale Personal Care Home, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
"Since you will never be forgottenWe pledge to you todayA hollowed place within our heartsIs where you'll always stay"
DERENIWSKI: It is with heavy hearts that the family of Eugenia (Jean) Dereniwski announces the passing of their mother and baba on Thursday, October 30, 2014 after a relatively short stay in the Shoal Lake and Brandon Health Centres. Jean was born in Seech, Manitoba to Mike and Mary Mykolaishyn (Komoransky) on June 6, 1927, the eldest of seven children. In 1929/30, the family relocated to their homestead in Petlura, Manitoba. It was here that the last five siblings were born and raised. Jean attended school at Petlura; something that she absolutely loved. As was a common story back then, Jean was sent out at a very early age to help raise money in support of her family during the tough times. She often commented on how homesick she was during this time away at various places including Silverton, Binscarth, Birtle and Decker. Jean married Mike Dereniwski on October 23, 1947 at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Roblin. They then set out on their life of toil, at their farm in Strathclair. It was here that they raised their four children: Glenice Marie, Gerald Mathew, Marlene Jean and Richard Michael. The farm became a family experience with milking cows and selling cream, raising hogs to finish and raising chickens for the sale of eggs and butcher hens. There was always a huge garden to ensure the family had everlasting supplies. It was during this time that they established lifelong relationships in the community that were relished for years to come. This farming saga continued until the fall of 1975 when the decision was made to sellout and relocate to Minnedosa. During their tenure there, Jean worked many housekeeping and homecare duties for others. She also sold many hundreds of dozens of perogies. They remained in Minnedosa until September of 1986 when they decided to move back “home” to Shoal Lake. It was there that they could be close to family and friends of their Strathclair years. For years to come they became more involved in church activities and started to enjoy the full retirement aspect of life. They took more time to do a little travelling and spending time with family and friends. On April 11, 1991, Jean’s life took a hard turn with the passing of her mate of 43 years. She was now out of her comfort zone and had some major adjustments to make. With some hand holding and coaching from her children she proved to be a designer of her own destiny and prevailed in ensuring all her needs were looked after. Friends and family became even more important as they all became more interdependent on each other for fellowship and comfort. Many trips with the sisters-in-law (The Golden Girls) for shopping and pleasure became the norm. On June 9, 2011, a mother’s worst nightmare came true with the passing of her eldest child Glenice Marie. Losing a loved one can be painful and trying enough but losing a child played on her heart and soul like no other. The many conversations and discussions that ensued helped her through the difficult time but it proved to be a hole that would never fill. As Jean aged, her health became more of a concern and she began to travel less, quit her gardening and started buying perogies instead of making them. The last couple of years she became somewhat of a recluse wanting to remain close to the comfort of her house. Even with the urging of her children to move into a seniors complex, where the community watches over one another fell on a deaf ear. Her home was her ultimate comfort zone. Ultimately her wish to remain in her house until she absolutely could not became a reality. Throughout her life, Jean was a host that was second to none. She took pride in making sure visitors were fed and watered. To say that she was an active conversationalist would be an understatement. She absolutely loved to visit. Those spreads on the dinner table and constant fussing to ensure you did not leave wanting will be forever missed. Jean looked forward to her visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren with a special eagerness. She had a strong endeavor to be part of their life. The child that was still in her would come out in a way that made those visits extra special.Jean is survived by her children: Gerald (Sally) of Stony Plain, Alberta, Marlene (Jim) Krutkewich of Minnedosa, Richard (Debora) of Roblin; son-in-law, Orville Cooley of Minnedosa; brother Douglas (Sylvia) Mykolaishyn of Dauphin; sister Nellie Stolarchuk of Roblin, sister-in-laws: Shirley Mykolaishyn of Grandview, Jennie Nykoliation of Rossburn; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of mom’s life was held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shoal Lake. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Prayers were said at the church Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiated. Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Justin and Charmaine Dereniwski, Vanessa, Nicolas and Chris Krutkewich, Cheryl Karlenzing, Pam Gratton and Belinda Lewis. Crossbearer was Orville Cooley. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake was in care of the arrangements.“One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life and with that she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So she made the decision to survive using courage, humour, and grace. She was the queen of her own life and the choice was hers.”
CHERNISKI: Kathleen “Kay” Cherniski (née Garvin) of Brandon, beloved mom of Catherine “Cathy,” passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 26, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Kathleen was born on December 16, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario to Elvinda and Cecil “George” Garvin. She was the eldest and the only girl of five children. She married Alexander Cherniski on June 7, 1952 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and they welcomed their daughter, Catherine Maria, who was born on June 13, 1953. Kay was blessed with three grandchildren: James, Kelly and Mark and four great grandchildren, all whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her brothers, Terry (Loretta) of Kelowna, BC and David of Brandon. She was predeceased by her brothers, Spence and Donald. During her lifetime, Kay worked as a book keeper for various companies including Christies Office Supplies and Western Janitorial. In her spare time, she enjoyed oil painting and she shared her knowledge by teaching for the Pallet Club at Prairie Oasis for 26 years. Kay was very proud to currently have one her paintings on display at the Parliament Building in Winnipeg. Kay loved wintering in Arizona and she enjoyed early times spent at Moonlake, Manitoba with her family, including her nieces and nephews. Kay touched many lives with her kind heart and quick wit. She will be dearly missed. Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on October 30, 2014 with Rev. Fr. Mykhalo Khomitskyy as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Tony Yuriy. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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BELL: Laura Mary Bell (nee Wintersgill) of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Laura was born on May 9th, 1929, in Dryden, Ontario to Joseph Wintersgill and Louise (nee Spalding). She was the second to youngest of six sisters. Laura met her first husband Chester Bullion in 1948 in Dryden, ON. They married by the end of 1949, moved to Brandon, MB and had three children together; Barbara, Lorne and Wayne. Laura later remarried to Elmer Bell on June 5, 1976 in Brandon, MB. They were happily married until his passing in 1997. Laura's favorite color was blue and her favorite flowers were orchids and pansies. She loved her flower gardens and spent many hours tending to and adding colors and variety. Laura loved her family, always hosting family brunches, suppers and holidays. She enjoyed camping, travelling and long walks with her husband Elmer. She loved animals and often was out on long walks with her dog. Laura was very artistic, having taken a Commercial Arts program at ACC, she did artwork that she donated to the Brandon Hospital and church banners. Laura loved sewing, dancing, curling, baking, doing puzzles, garage saling/bargain hunting and anything that involved being with family. She was always present during her grandchildren's sports, activities and school functions. She wouldn't just show up to be a spectator, but as a support, encourager and their biggest fan. She was always smiling and she had a brilliantly beautiful smile. Laura had enjoyed working for the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission for many many years, in which she retired from in the mid 1990's. Laura is survived by daughter Barbara Fisher (nee Bullion) and sons Lorne and Wayne (Brenda) Bullion; grandson Jason (Sheri) Fisher and their children Ava and Trai, granddaughter Ashley Fisher and her children Jaden, Derek and Kylar, grandson Brett Fisher, grandson Lorne Jr. (Chris) Bullion and their son William, granddaughter Katherine Bullion and grandson Jordan Bullion. She is also survived by her oldest sister Beth Angers and youngest sister Barbara (Brian) Egan. Laura was predeceased by her father Joseph Wintersgill, mother Louise (nee Spalding), spouse Elmer Bell, daughters Mary and Heather Dawn Bullion, and sisters Margaret "Peggy" McMillan, Alice Kushner and Evelyn Toffan. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, October 23, 2014 with Rev. Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. A private family interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Laura may be made to the YWCA - Westman Women's Shelter, 148 - 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
OLSON: Bertha Lenora Olson passed away at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on November 5, 2014 at the age of 100 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
RONEY: Douglas Morley Roney. Morley passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the age of 92 years. He was born May 18, 1922 in Wawanesa, the second child of Richard and Mae (Foote) Roney. Morley is survived by son Jim (Susan) of Spirit River AB, daughter Janice (Bob) McDonald of Wawanesa, son-in-law Matt Johnston of Wawanesa, grandchildren Dustin (Courtney) Johnston, Katie Roney (Brandon Belec), Kimberly Johnston, Charlie Roney, Tanner McDonald and Emily Roney; great grandson Corey Johnson; special family friends Barb Raison, Cam and Jene Raison, and Alana Raison; brother Bill (Ainsley)Roney of Wawanesa and sister Marlene Snyder of Dauphin, MB; sisters-in-law Flora Prideaux and Lavern Scott as well as numerous nieces and nephews & extended family & friends. He was predeceased by his wife Jean (nee Scott) in 1990, daughter Arlene Johnston in 2001, Brother Clayton; and brother and sister-in-law Barry and Connie Roney; Brothers-in-law, John Scott, Kelvin Scott and Alf Prideaux, and Sister-in-Law Muriel and her husband Don Stouffer. As a young boy Morley worked at Noton Dairy in Wawanesa delivering milk to customers in the community. He could still recite his milk run customer list to anyone who asked, it was amazing how he could list out all his customers so quickly & fast. He lived his entire live in Wawanesa, a village he loved, except for the four & half years he spent overseas while serving in WWII. Dad was a member of the 70th Battery Field Artillery & later served in 1st Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He was proud to have served his country. He has shared many stories of war times with family. After the war he worked at the local Co-op, delivering barrels of gas. But the job he loved the most was driving a gravel truck. This job took dad all over southern Manitoba, where he made many lifelong friends. Dad was a real people person, everywhere he went he’d meet someone he knew. Mom & Dad were married February 23, 1957, making their home at 304 Water Street, in Wawanesa. A home they built together, and where he lived until his passing, enjoying his well-manicured front lawn & his new paved driveway. In the early 1960’s Dad bought his first backhoe & began his trenching business which he owned & operated until his retirement in spring of 1984. Dad was a hard worker & was well respected by everyone. Dad touched many people lives, he was a best friend as well as a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa & great grandpa. He was a wonderful neighbor, an uncle to many of our friends & known as Grandpa Morley to many children in the community. Dad was passionate about family & friends. Last year in September Dad became a celebrity, not by choice…. making his TV debute on CTV Winnipeg, through social media on Facebook as his story of finding his comrade in Arms Jimmie Griffiths grave in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery in Italy by a distant cousin but also his family who had been searching for 69 years. This discover had brought peace & closure to dad after 69 years of wondering if & where his friend had been buried……..The Poppy Trail Story will live on, through this story our Dad will never be far away. A celebration of Morley’s life was held on Thursday November 6, 2014 at Wawanesa United Church @ 2:00 PM with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment took place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorials in Morleys memory to the Wawanesa Waterpark, Box 427 Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K-2G0 or to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to extend our sincere thank-you to Dr. Della Lee, Vicki Wenger NP for their care & compassion given to dad over the years & in the past few months. To the wonderful nursing staff, & all support staff for the professional, dedicated & exceptional care given to our dad while in your care over the past few months.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro were in care of arrangements.
SERLE: Sadly, Bernice Serle passed away November 4, 2014, six days before her 80th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, her parents Ian and Myrtle Falconer and her brother Bruce Falconer. Bernice is survived by her children: Holly, Heather (Collin), Torrance and Donalda (Dan); grandchildren Jolene (Mike), Ryan (Ashley) and Kyle; great-grandchildren Seth and Keaton; as well as her sister-in-law Lois Serle, her niece Noreen Wivchar and many more nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernice was born and grew up in Onanole and lived there while she and Don raised their children. Both worked for Parks Canada and moved to Brandon when Don retired. Bernice continued to work at various jobs in Brandon for the next few years. She enjoyed living in Brandon, especially at Lions Manor for the past several years. Bernice loved to play cards and had enjoyed curling and dancing in her younger years. She helped organize a local 4H Club in Onanole and served as a leader for five years. Going out for a walk was a favorite pastime, as was baking and listening to music. She followed politics closely and had volunteered on a campaign or two. Special thanks to Aunt Lois for her frequent visits during Bernice’s lengthy stay in hospital, keeping her spirits up. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Erickson Cemetery.
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TARR: Our family is sad to announce the death of Harvey Tarr on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the age of 84. He was surrounded by family at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Harvey leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Florine (nee Tackaberry), who is also in care at the Grace Hospital. He’s survived by his three sons, Grant (Mary Ann) and their children Jeff (Trisha) and Micheal (Saundra); Neil (Moya) and their children Keith (Andrea) and Carey (Chris); and Dennis (Laurie) and their children Jordan, Chelsey (Jesse) and Ainsley (Mathieu); as well as his sister, Agnes Selin, sister-in-law Catherine Tarr, sister-in-law Pat Parke, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Leslie Tarr. Harvey and Florine met at church camp in their early teens, and he stood lovingly by her side until his final days. Born in Assiniboia, SK, Harvey worked most of his career at MTS in Portage, Brandon and Winnipeg. After retirement he and Florine spent over a year travelling North America in their RV before settling in Salmon Arm, BC. There, he worked with Investors Group. In 2001, they relocated to Penticton, BC. Harvey and Florine moved back to Winnipeg in 2013 to be closer to family. Throughout his moves, Harvey remained involved in the Presbyterian Church. He was a wonderful man with a heart for helping his family and community, and he’ll be greatly missed. Thank you to the staff at Grace Hospital ER and 5 North for their kindness and caring. Cremation has taken place, memorial service to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to charity of choice. 204-885-9715.
THOMSON:Glen Franklin Thomson passed away peacefully in Brandon after a short battle with cancer on October 31, 2014. Glen was predeceased by his wife Marilyn and leaves behind his three children; Don (Jennifer), Cheryl (John), and Garth (Deanna) along with grandchildren Josh, Mary, Paige, Jossa, Jacob, and Tyler. Glen was born in Portage on August 22, 1935 to Melvin and Iverna Thomson of Austin. He was raised on the family farm and in the Austin area. Glen was valedictorian of the first graduating class of Austin High School in 1953 and cherished the friendships of those classmates for the rest of his life. It was also at Austin high school that he met the love of his life, Marilyn. After working on the family farm and fuel business following graduation, Glen headed to Northwestern Ontario to survey while his fiancé Marilyn worked in Winnipeg. They were engaged in Winnipeg and moved to Brandon following their wedding on June 14th, 1958 in Austin. They purchased their Brandon home on Queens Avenue in 1960, which remained their home to present. Glen continued to work as a surveyor until 1966 when he took a travelling sales position at Frank Lawson & Sons. A great relationship builder, Glen established a strong network of dealers and customers who appreciated his can do attitude. He continued to count many of those customers as friends throughout his life. Like Marilyn, Glen greatly enjoyed family time during the holidays. Whether picking the Christmas tree with his daughter or taking the family on road trips across the prairies, these were special times for the family. His children fondly remember those summer excursions where Glen was able to dedicate his time to following their pursuits and interests along with sharing much laughter. In 1970, Glen bought the family 1/4 section from his parents, and planted the first crop of what would become Glen-Mar farms. Over the course of the next four and half decades and with the support of family and valued employees, he slowly but surely expanded the farm to 1800 acres, taking his last crop off this fall. He was both proud of the innovations he brought to his farm such as zero-till seeding, growing hemp along with his common sense approach to maintaining traditional practice when it was the best choice. Glen was at home on the field and it was his refuge from his busy business life. He greatly enjoyed being a mentor to young area farmers who sought his advice. During uncertain economic times in the mid-1980’s, Glen partnered with Bill Hamilton to create Glendale Industrials on Douglas Avenue in the city’s East End. Originally focusing on horse and stock trailers, the company became a leader in vacuum pump trucks and miscellaneous metal fabrication. Glen’s time at Glendale showcased his considerable skills as an innovator, leader, manager and salesman. Glen reflected on his time at Glendale as being some of the most rewarding work of his career. Retiring from his ‘day job’ in 1998, Glen continued to farm as well as redirecting his energy into his six grandchildren. Along with Marilyn, they travelled the province in winter and summer proudly following their exploits on the rink, in the gym, and on the fields. Glen’s competitive spirit lives on in them. Glen’s interment service was held at the Austin Cemetery on November 6th. A celebration of his life took place at the Central United Church in Brandon on the same day. Celebrant Kim Lewarne presided over the service and eloquently spoke to many of the endearing qualities of Glen. His two sons, Don and Garth, gave a thoughtful, caring and descriptive picture of his life. His six grandchildren prepared a letter to their grandfather that was shared during the service. Family, friends, and colleagues, in both the Brandon and Austin communities, will lovingly miss Glen. He will always be remembered for his integrity, passion, and commitment. Donations in memory of Glen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Cancer Services” or “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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MYERS: Joan (Joanne) Myers, beloved wife of Dr. Robert (Bob) Myers and dear mother of Joan, Barbara, Bill and Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 95 years. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken DeLisle officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RONEY: Passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Sunday November 2, 2014 at the age of 92 years, Douglas Morley Roney, of Wawanesa MB. Morley leaves to mourn his passing his son Jim (Susan) of Spirit River, AB, daughter Janice (Bob) McDonald of Wawanesa, son-in-law Matt Johnston of Wawanesa, six grandchildren & one great grandson. He is also survived by his brother Bill (Ainsley) of Wawanesa, sister Marlene Snyder of Dauphin MB as well as numerous extended family & friends. Morley was predeceased by his wife Jean (nee Scott) in 1990 & by daughter Arlene Johnston in 2001. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will take place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Morley’s memory to the Wawanesa Waterpark, Box 427 Wawanesa MB, R0K 2G0 or to a charity of choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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