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CHAMBERS: Evelyn Chambers (nee Myers) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the age of 94 years. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BOYD: With her family by her side, Ella Louisa Boyd passed away at the Assiniboine Center in Brandon on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Predeceased by her husband, Alex, in 2007, she leaves to mourn her daughter, Sharon (Cal) Goetz; son Jim (Joanne); grandchildren Trevor (Michelle) Goetz, Shannon (Jon) Hood, Janelle Boyd, Ryan (Sarah) Boyd; great grandchildren Courtney, Breanna, and Justin Goetz, Callie and Kaitlyn Hood, Piper Boyd; brother–in– law Jack (Margaret) Boyd, sister-in-law Marjorie Young and numerous nephews, nieces and many friends. Ella, the youngest daughter of Donald and Ida Cleaver, was born June 26, 1923, and grew up in the Moore Park area. She married Alex Boyd on March 7, 1945, and moved to a farm in the Glanton district where they resided until 2005 when they made the move to Brandon. Most of Ella's life was spent on the farm where she was always by Alex’s side. She always grew a big garden and loved her flowers. Ella enjoyed curling, bowling, playing cards, attending dances, visiting, and the Saturday night trips to Minnedosa. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, and going to bingo. Family was important to Ella and she followed each member’s activities, quietly encouraging and overflowing with pride. A visit from any of her “little ones” would always bring a smile to her face. The funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, February 29, 2016 with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Heather Grobb was soloist. Pallbearers were Lyle Grobb, Bill Grobb, Don Grobb, Ken Grobb, Brian Cleaver and Gregg Phillips. Donations in memory of Ella may be made to the Forrest United Church, Box 48, Forrest, MB, R0K 0W0.
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BOYD: On Monday, February 29, 2016, Kevin Burton Boyd, husband, father, son, brother, friend and coach, passed away suddenly at the age of 46 years. Kevin is survived and lovingly remembered by his beautiful bride, Jordana; his 'wee beasties', Logan, Eric and Landon; his loving parents, Bill and Gail; in laws, Hal and Sheryl; sister Karla (Tony); sisters- in-law, whom he loved like sisters, Stacey (James), Bobbie (Justin) and Katie (Kevin) and brother-in-law, Darby. Kevin is also remembered by seven nieces; his lovelies, Ozzie, Ronnie, Kaleigh, Audrey, Christie, Erin and Talia; and by some very special, close friends. He was predeceased by his 'other mother', Rhonda. Born in Rivers, MB on June 6, 1969, Kevin grew up mainly in Brandon. He began playing football as a teenager, and there, found his passion. Kevin graduated from Crocus Plains High School in 1987 and then attended Minot State University where he played football as a Beaver. He transferred to Allan Hancock Community College in California for one year before returning to Minot, playing as a Bulldog then back to his Beaver roots. Kevin graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He was recruited to play for the Edmonton Eskimos in the supplemental draft and was invited to try out for several other CFL teams. High blood pressure ended his playing career but this opened the door to coaching, which was his true calling. Kevin started coaching football in 1993 in Garrison, ND, and in 1994 he began coaching at his alma mater, Crocus Plains High School. It was here that Kevin had the biggest impact. For over 20 years, he worked, not only to build a strong football club, but perhaps more importantly, to guide countless young men. He taught them about respect both on and off the field. He shared his immense knowledge of the game readily with players, coaches and rival teams alike, especially if it meant sparking an interest on the gridiron. Kevin's love of the game and the kids he coached was inspirational and it is a love none will soon forget. As a proud dad, Kevin was especially excited that all three of his boys had taken an interest in football, and for the last three years, he got to share his love of the game and coach his oldest son, Logan. While in Minot, Kevin met his future wife and best friend, Jordana. They were married on July 15, 1995 and began their life together in Brandon. Kevin ran Boyd Renovations, with his father Bill, until he was offered a job at Career Connections Inc. where he worked as an Employment Facilitator, then Counsellor and eventually, Executive Director. Helping people with mental, physical and intellectual disabilities find and keep employment came to be an important part of Kevin's life. He sat on a variety of boards that served the community in this capacity and enjoyed being a part of every one of them. Kevin's greatest accomplishment though, his joy, was his family. After nearly 21 years of marriage, he still introduced Jordana as his beautiful bride. There is no competing with a love like that. They were everything to each other, best friends, soul mates. Kevin loved to spend time with his family, his boys were everything to him. He adored them and his pride in each of them was immeasurable. His kindness, integrity, humour and all encompassing love of life is evident in the way he and Jordana have raised their sons and he would want them to know, 'If there is a tomorrow when we are not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart, I'll always be with you.' Kevin had such a huge impact on his family, friends and the entire community. He greeted every day with gusto, every obstacle with grace, and he had his easy smile, laugh and the mischievous twinkle in his eye until the end. Kevin will be missed more than we can possibly describe. The Ceremony to Celebrate Kevin's Life will take place in the Gymnasium at the Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, 1930 1st Street, Brandon on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (TODAY) at 10:30 a.m. Military Chaplain, Kevin Olive will officiate. Friends attending the service are invited to wear a Football Jersey or Crocus Plains Gear in honour of Kevin. We invite you to share your memories of Kevin with us at a reception following the service in the cafeteria. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Crocus Plains Football Club at any Westoba Credit Union.
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ANSTETT (Nordquist): On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Adene "Dee Dee" Anstett passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Dee Dee was born May 21, 1955, and raised in Brandon. A very special aunt to her nephews and nieces, she always had special treats and enjoyed taking them on adventures. An avid animal lover, Dee Dee donated food to the Brandon Humane Society on a regular basis. She was an Elvis Fan, loved to dance, and was very light on her feet. Dee Dee could start up a conversation with anyone and make them feel comfortable. Her smile and laugh was contagious. While working at McKenzie Seeds, Dee Dee was a machine operator, then a Shop Steward for many years. When not at work, she played broomball, was an amazing pitcher, dedicated team member and broke many records in baseball. Known for being a great cook, everyone looked forward to going to her place to eat, and there was always lots of food. She loved spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed camping and picnics in the park. Dee Dee will be lovingly remembered by her siblings: Larry (Sharon) Nordquist, Blair (Heather) Nordquist, Trevor Nordquist; sister-in-law Patty Nordquist; nieces and nephews: Jeff (wife Alannah, and their children Bailey, Owen and Emily), Greg (children Payton and Malin), Dale (Corrine Anderson), Olivia (husband Andy Neufeld and children Lyle Nordquist and Lucy Neufeld), Dixie, Diane (Derek Jahns, Shea), Bradi, Kelsey (Scott Dreger), Jasmine Nordquist (Chris Bowman and children, Isabella, Lyvia and Alexandra); and good friends Dianne LeClerc and Marie Fitzpatrick. She was predeceased by her brother Danny; father Edwin Nordquist and mother Audrey Anstett. The Ceremony to Celebrate Dee Dee's Life took place at Memories Chapel on Friday, February 26, 2016 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Urn bearers were Dixie Nordquist and Jasmine Nordquist. Interment was in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dee Dee may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
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NOBLE: Neal Lauré Noble, February 8, 1959 - February 28, 2016. Neal passed away evening of February 28, 2016 at Rouge Valley Health System, Ajax due to complications of an infection and liver failure. His family and friends were with him to provide comfort during his peaceful passing. Born in Fort Frances, ON and grew up in Thompson & Brandon, MB. Neal graduated from Crocus Plains High School, Brandon 1977. He and Gwen met a few years later and were married in 1982. Their only child, Kyle, was born in 1990. He is survived by his mother Margaret Noble; wife Gwen (nee McInnis); son Kyle, siblings Ray (Julie) and Johann Cooper (Gregg). Predeceased by his father Lauré in 2013. Neal always loved to cook and encouraged by his Dad, followed his dream to become a chef. He attended Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, BC graduating top of his class with a Culinary Management diploma in 1987. Neal & Gwen then moved to Toronto for Neal to begin his career. Chef Noble became an influential force in the culinary community perfecting his art at Sutton Place, Metropolitan Hotels and Sen5es Bakery & Restaurant. He travelled the world consulting within the industry. In 2005 he founded Noble Culinary which is considered caterer of choice by many clients. Neal was fondly and simply known as ‘Chef’. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial donations to Rouge Valley Ajax Pickering Hospital or a charity of one’s choice. Online memorial donations can be made at Online messages of condolence may be left for the family, and visitation and memorial service details can be found at:
PRENTICE: The death of James Clifford Prentice, beloved husband of Joy (nee Hudson), occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Complete obituary with memorial service information will follow in April of 2016. Donations in memory of James may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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SPARLING: Troy Arthur passed away peacefully with his family at his side early February 19th, 2016 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Troy was born May 23rd, 1968 in Minnedosa, MB. Troy is survived by his parents, Mary and Wayne; sister Karen (Brett) Mandryk, brother Brent (Mytai) Sparling; nephews: Adam (Kelli), Michael, Patrick (Brittany), and Sawyer; nieces: Hailie, Laine (Bryan), Krista and Seanna; great nieces and nephews: Sophie and Leah, Addison and Joel; aunts and uncles: Carol and Bill Stadnyk, Terry and Gale Gibson, Sherrill and Murray Carvey, Rick Sparling and many cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents Bert and Madeline Gibson, Art and Marjorie Sparling and his Aunt Barb Sparling. In 1971 Troy moved to Brandon with his family and in 1986 he moved to his own home at Neepawa Drive with Brandon Community Options where he lived for the past 30 years. Many people have worked with Troy over the years. We say thank you to them and to all of Troy’s wonderful BCO family who have given so generously of their time and hearts over the years. One of Troy’s favourite workers was Karen Thorpe. Troy was supported in many different jobs and work experiences through Brandon Community Options. Troy attended special needs classes at George Fitton and graduated from Neelin High school in 1989. Throughout his life he touched many lives with his tenacity, courage and huge smile. In his younger years he gave us great pride in learning to do things some thought would be beyond his comprehension. Even though Troy could not talk, he certainly could communicate his needs. He would take your arm and lead you to whatever it was he wanted. Troy could express his happiness with one of his wonderful smiles, and when he did it was one that would encompass his whole face and make you smile back. Troy taught all of us to thank our lucky stars. We have been so fortunate to have had Troy in our lives and to have the insight of what a true miracle and gift it is to have all of our faculties intact. Troy taught us to treat everyone equally with dignity and respect and to help those less fortunate. He taught us not to single out those who might look or act differently. Words cannot express how much Troy will be missed at family gatherings and in every aspect of our lives. We are happy that he no longer has to endure any pain or hardship. God bless you Troy Boy. The sun shone at the graveside committal service, followed by a Celebration of Troy’s life at First Presbyterian Church February 22nd, with Arlene Robertson officiating. He was lovingly remembered in eulogies by his sister Karen and brother Brent, followed by Brenda Elmes from BCO. Donations in memory of Troy may be made to Brandon Community Options Inc., 136-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, MB, 3-824 18th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
WORTHINGTON: Percy Worthington 1930 - 2016. The family is saddened to share the news of the passing of Percy Worthington on February 26, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba after a brief hospital stay. Born August 5, 1930 in Brandon, Manitoba he is pre-deceased by his wife Betty, parents Percy and Doris, brothers Stan (Vi), Tom (Winona), and Frank (Gladys) and survived by his daughter Teri (Kevin Coombs) of Toronto, sister Dorothy, niece Tanya (Bob Mitchell) of Carmen, nephew Mark (Regina Kimmich) of Australia. He is also remembered by sister-in law and brother-in-law Fran and Stan Toms of B.C. and their family Elaine, Ian and Leslie, Alana and Rod, and Paula and Jim. After a working life in Brandon including The Scott National Company and People's Market Place, Percy retired to Winnipeg with Betty, where he enjoyed retired life including regular trips to Assiniboia Downs where he was a part of an active community of racing enthusiasts. The family thanks Dr. Kotecha for his care and friendship and the nurses and care team at Grace Hospital. A family celebration of Percy's life will be held at a later date. Donations in honour of Percy can be made to Curling Canada, CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Expressions of Condolences may be sent to condolences@nbardal.mb.caNeil Bardal Funeral
RYZ: Vincent Ryz. A memorial service for Vince will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Park Community Centre, 1428 Louise Avenue, Brandon, MB.
RYZ: Vincent Ryz. A memorial service for Vince will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Park Community Centre, 1428 Louise Avenue, Brandon, MB.
TOEWS: Kenneth James Toews. Ken Toews of Oak Lake, MB died March 1, 2016 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 58 years. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Oak Lake Community Hall, Oak Lake, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery, Brandon, MB. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0K6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
MAUNULA: Mr. Brian Maunula of North Battleford, Saskatchewan passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the age of 57 years. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Nations West Field House in North Battleford. To honor Brian, please come dressed in attire that would represent Brian’s investment in the community or a hockey jersey. Memorial donations in memory of Brian may be directed to the North Battleford Golf & Country Club, P.O. Box 372, North Battleford, Sask, S9A-2Y3.
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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium, North Battleford, SK.
HUBBARD: On Monday, February 29, 2016 George Raymond Hubbard, age 95 years, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, Brandon. Complete obituary with announcement of service time will follow in Saturday's newspaper edition. Expressions of sympathy may be made at
BOYD: On Monday, February 29, 2016, Kevin Boyd, age 46 years, beloved husband of Jordana and loving father to Logan, Eric and Landon, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. The Ceremony to Celebrate Kevin's Life will take place in the Gymnasium at the Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, 1930 1st Street, Brandon on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Military Chaplain, Kevin Olive will officiate. Friends attending the service are invited to wear a Football Jersey or Crocus Plains Gear in honour of Kevin. A reception will follow at the school. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Kevin may be made to Crocus Plains Football, at any Westoba Credit Union Branch. Complete obituary information will follow.
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WESLEY: Robert John "Bob" Wesley, of Brandon and formerly of Carroll, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 12, 2016. A service to celebrate Bob's life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, February 27, 2016 with Joe Ball officiating. A graveside ceremony at Carroll Cemetery took place prior to the service. The eulogy was given by Jo-Ann Mitchell. Bob is survived by his wife Joan; son Greg (Pam); daughter Kathy (Lyle); five grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; five step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister Peggy (Clare) Cove; sisters-in-law Alice Wesley, Joyce (LaVern) Opperman; brother-in-law Fred (Helen) Warburton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents William and Margaret; in-laws May and Fred Warburton; brothers Charlie (his twin), Doug (Jean) Wesley, Andrew and Dick Wesley; niece Sylvia Marshall; great-niece Genessa Cram and step-grandson Casey Brown.
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