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CHALMERS: George Harvey Chalmers. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, George Harvey Chalmers. On June 25th 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer, Harvey, age 75, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his devoted wife Maureen (Hagan), children Tana (Gary Beaurivage), Shannon (Glenn Lovelace), Cindy (James Barnett), Jo-Anne and Les (Erica Noto): grandchildren Michelle (Steve), Sean (Jennifer), Sarah (Paul), Christopher (Kendra), Keith, Jake, Adam, Rebecca, Will, Jordan and Kayleigh: great-grandchildren Tristen, Ethan, Logan, Gabrielle, Samantha, Jordyn-Vi, Hayden, Caitlin, Nathanual, Keira and Ryan: brother Ronald. He will be missed by the many friends, relatives, nieces and nephews that he held dear. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Mary Chalmers; siblings Merle and Frank, sisters in law Marianne and Arlene, brothers in law Charlie and Bob, nephew Larry, great niece Erin Beth and father in law Eddie Hagan. Harvey was born in 1937 in Creelman Saskatchewan. In 1956 he and Maureen married and moved to Bissett, MB where he worked in the assay office before beginning his apprenticeship in Stationary engineering. He completed his 3rd class papers and was always well respected by his co-workers. Over the years his work took him to Lynn Lake, Winnipeg, Belleview and Virden. He was clerk of the works at the new Virden Hospital and oversaw installing the water lines at Pipestone, Winnipeg Beach and other small villages in the Interlake area. He made many friends in the mines, and overseeing these various projects. While in Lynn Lake he started his own plumbing and heating business. He had a strong work ethic, and took pride and pleasure in doing it well. In his last years before retirement, he worked as head custodian of Virden Collegiate and found great joy in the staff and students. Harvey was a man that could make or build anything. He enjoyed many hours helping family with renovations and was especially proud of the house that he and Maureen worked together on in Virden. He enjoyed dancing, gardening, baseball, hockey and fishing. He spent many hours fishing in Lynn Lake, Thompson and on Lake Winnipeg. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember his sense of humour and his teasing. Harvey had a beautiful singing voice and the songs and hymns he whistled or sang as he walked around the yard or while working will be remembered fondly by his family. His family would like to thank Dr. Tan at the Health Sciences Hospital and Dr. Fitzgerald at Virden Hospital for their compassion and care. We would also like to thank the home care co-ordinators and workers for their support and quick response. Memorial service was held at Virden United Church, 286 Nelson Street West on Friday June 29th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
God has not promised skies ever blueFlower strewn pathways all our lives through.But God has promised strength for the day rest for the weary, light for the way.
BRIDGEMAN: J. Earl Bridgeman passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, MB on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Earl was born at home near Hartney, MB April 7, 1927. He grew up in McConnell and Moline, MB. In Earl's younger years he farmed at Bernie, MB for a year. He also drove a Cat for Burton Construction and worked for McCullock's Auto and Machinery. In 1958, he started working at the Brandon Mental Health Centre. He was late for his first interview because he had gone flying with a friend. He managed to impress them enough and started work at the barns then in Mobile Support until his retirement in July 1988. In 1950, he met Evelyn Wingert and they were married on September 18, 1953. They built there first house on 1024 3rd Street North where they resided until 2000. They then moved to Monterey Estates where they enjoyed the small community setting. They were always attending Pot Lucks and events there. They moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon in 2007 where they enjoyed their later years. Curling was his game, he was instrumental in getting the BMHC Curling Club going and was President of the Curling Club for many years. He then went on to curl at Riverview Curling Club, and many local bonspiels. He was very proud and happy to curl his last bonspiel in Minnedosa in February 2012. After his retirement, he also loved to golf. Earl and Evelyn square danced with Shilo Square Dance Club and Circle 8 Square Dance Club. He belonged to the Canadian Order of Forresters, Toastmasters, and was a bingo caller for the Forresters, Fairview and Victoria Landing. Earl volunteered for everything and anything. He sold Christmas oranges for many years. Volunteered for the Summer Games, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Red Nose. He was everyone's helper and repair man. One of his greatest joys was helping at the farm and his daughters acreages. Auction sales were also his passion. In their retirement years, Earl and Evelyn were able to go on many bus tours which they enjoyed immensely. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and family, teaching them new card games and jokes. He will be forever remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his beautiful Fern Leaf Peonies. Earl is survived by his loving wife Evelyn of 58 years; daughter Darcie (Corky) Glaseman, grandchildren Dustin (Elizabeth), Amanda; daughter Michelle Huskilson, grandchildren Morgan, Ty (their father Richard). He is also survived by sister Mary McLaughlin, twin sister Ethel English and brother Arnold (Greta) Bridgeman, sisters-in-law Marj Bridgeman, Joyce Goforth, Alice, Lorraine and Betty Wingert, Eileen Robertson, Leona Glennon, Nadine (Frederick) Kalinowsky, brother-in-law Ray (Millie) Wingert, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Earl is predeceased by parents Jack and Sarah Bridgeman, brothers Russell (Charlotte), Bill, Lorne (Edith), Ken (Janie), Roy (in infancy), brothers-in-law Ray McLaughlin and Dick English. Parents-in-law Joseph and Mary Wingert, brothers-in-law Richard, Jim, Don (Pat) and David (Elizabeth) Wingert, Howard Goforth, Bradley Robertson, Dennis Glennon. Nephews Greg, John and Kirk Wingert. A Celebration of Earl's life will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Prior to the service, visitation will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are his grandchildren Dustin Glaseman, Amanda Glaseman and Morgan Huskilson, niece Lieta Kalinowsky, nephews Kirk Bridgeman and Tom English. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mad to a charity of choice. The Family would like to send a special thank-you to Dr. Benade and staff on A3 Palliative Care for their support and care.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
STROHMAN: Aleta Laverne Marie Strohman (Nee Rochelle) born April 13, 1931 - Died Feb. 14, 2012. Aleta passed away peacefully with her family at her side, Aleta was born in Elphinstone, Manitoba, She was the eldest daughter of Nick and Anne Rochelle. Aleta was predeceased by her parents Nick Rochelle in 1995, Anne Rochelle in 1997 and her eldest daughter Donna MacDonald in 2007. Surviving her are her husband of 53 years, Fred Strohman of Neepawa, her youngest daughter Dolores Strohman of Neepawa, her only granddaughter, Jennifer MacDonald (Allan) of Dauphin, her two great grandchildren Lee MacDonald and Ashley Asham of Dauphin, her only sister Lucille Lewandoski (Ray) of Sandy Lake, nephew Garrett Lewandoski and family of Winnipeg, niece Marla-Rae Lewandoski of Denver Colarado, U.S.A., sister- in-law Wilma Sawatzky (Erwin) of Neepawa. Aleta was a busy lady, if my memory is correct Moms first job was working for a lady in the Crawford Park area, doing house cleaning and laundry, than went to work at the first bus depot in Neepawa. She married Fred Strohman Jr. on June 14, 1958, they started their married life in Gladstone, Manitoba, where there eldest daughter Donna was born and then in 1962 they moved to Thompson, Manitoba, where there youngest daughter Dolores was born. They lived up there for 29 years and in that time mom enjoyed bowling and curling with dad, they also played cards at different friends places. Mom also took in boarders in the basement suite, she also sold Fuller Brush for awhile, she liked going camping until camping turned into weekends at the cabin on Paint Lake, she liked to go fishing while at the cabin. She loved to travel and visit relatives in the U.S.A, and of course in Canada. Mom was a member of the Thompson Hospital Auxiliary. She joined the Thompson Royal Purple in 1966 where she kept her membership in Neepawa & Gladstone until per passing. In 1990 they moved back home where Mom became a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Elks of Canada, both in Neepawa. She also got into selling Avon for a while. She enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds and going for walks in the evening when bugs werent eating her alive. One of the things she loved the most was going to bingo and yelling that all important word BINGO, which she did every now and then. The memorial service was held on June 22, 2012 at Whites Funeral Home in Neepawa, Manitoba. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba with a luncheon to follow at the Legion Hall in Neepawa, Manitoba.
SNOWDON: Keith Elliott Snowdon. It is with heavy hearts that Keith's family announces his passing on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at the age of 83 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Keith was born in Pettapiece, MB to parents, John and Florence Snowdon, on July 30th, 1928. Keith is survived by his two sisters, Connie Cyster & family, Muriel Snowdon, both of Medicine Hat, AB; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his sister Daisy Snowdon and his parents.
On-Line-Condolences may be offered at www.harbourviewfuneral.ca
BOONE: Julian Boone. "He was a lively blonde haired boy who said little but exuded joy". Julian Dean Boone was born on January 9, 2010 at the Brandon General Hospital. He took a long time coming and when he finally did it was amazing. He was a black haired, blue eyed little angel at 8 lbs 9 oz and 24 inches long. It didn't take long at all for him to have the whole family wrapped around his little finger. As Julian grew his hair turned to blonde and he was even more of a looker. He quickly made it clear that he was a child that liked to have fun and was a little mischievous at times. He became quite attached to a big green stuffed frog that he called his baby. Julian very quickly showed a love of animals as well. His first cat was Socks and the second was Milo whom he lovingly referred to as Me - o. The poor cat would get dragged all over the place and loved it. Julian also loved people. He was not afraid to walk through a crowded room or give a stranger a hug. In this last year, Julian also showed us that he liked to dance. One of his favorites was the "wiggle, wiggle,wiggle." He also loved giving high fives which we are sure he's giving everyone up there in heaven. Earlier this year Julian began attending the Southwest Daycare in Brandon where, with his charming and friendly demeanor, he quickly made lots of new friends. While we are going to miss a lot of Julian's "firsts", the ones that we did get to share with him where always so happy and enthusiastic that we will never forget them. Julian is survived by his mom Candice Boone, his dad Byron McKay, grandparents: Patricia King, Rosie & Robert McKay, great grandmother Marlene King, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Central United Church, 327 8th St., Brandon, MB with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Southwest Day Care Inc., 656 6th St., Brandon, MB R7A 3P1.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.comRaes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
SHELLBORN: Emil Shellborn of Erickson, MB passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Emil is survived by his 2 sons: Wade (Janice) Shellborn of Erickson, Spencer Shellborn of Erickson and daughter Darcie (Peter) Herbert of Tilston, MB., seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Emil is also survived by brothers: Olaf (Lula) Shellborn of Maple Ridge, BC, Ray Shellborn of Whonnock, BC, sisters: Doris Carton of Maple Ridge, BC, Viola Burkett of Erickson, MB. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. from Raes Funeral Chapel, Erickson. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson, MB with Rev. Jim Vickers officiating. Interment will follow in the Erickson Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral Service of Erickson and Shoal Lake in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
FARLEY: Donna Mae - June 4, 1945- December 25, 2011 Earle Laverne - Feb. 2, 1918 - March 2, 2012. In memory of Donna and Earle, a Memorial Service/Interment will be held at Madford Cemetery, Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Lunch to follow at Douglas Community Hall.
CHALMERS:Harvey Chalmers, beloved husband of Maureen and father of Tana, Shannon, Cindy, Jo-Anne and Les, of Virden, Manitoba, passed away at his home on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Funeral services will be held from St. Pauls United Church, Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29th with Reverend Lydia Glawson officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Harvey.
Email messages of condolenceor to sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ROSE: Jean Teresa Rose On Monday, June 25, 2012 Jean died with family members at her side in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 81 years. Remembering Jean are her children; Janet Rose of Nanton, AB, Dave Rose (Cindy) of Calgary, AB, and Don Rose (Jacqueline) of Winnipeg, MB and by her grandchildren Colin and Megan, and Kirsten, Hayden, Ashley and Tyler. Jean was born October 20, 1930, in Preston, England, the only child of Robert and Ellen Kay. While in high school she played the piano-accordion in a band. Ballroom dancing became her greatest joy. After completing high school Jean worked as an assistant in Culshaws Pharmacy, and it was there that she met her future husband, a medical student, Lewis Craig Rose. She received her Pharmacy degree in 1952 from the University of Liverpool. They married in 1953, and in January of 1960 moved to Canada with her two eldest children, Janet & David. They settled in Brandon, MB where Fraser and Donald were born. Fraser passed away in 1963. Adventurous, Jean became a private pilot at the Brandon Flying Club, and an avid member of the 99s Ladies Pilots Association. The T-33 jet aircraft prominently displayed at the Brandon Airport is due to their efforts. Jean was also a keen tennis player and supporter of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Later, in Winnipeg she returned to her youthful passion for ballroom dance. She was an avid dancer, progressing through to the top levels of amateur ballroom dancing, and attended many competitions across North America, developing lifelong friends through this experience. Jeans career as a pharmacist was applied in many locales; Brandon, Winnipeg, Canmore, AB and Northern Manitoba where she counseled First Nations residents on their medications. In 2006, she retired from pharmacy and moved back to Winnipeg to be closer to her friends and Dons young family. On Saturday, June 30, 2012 a Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Mainstay Inn and Suites, 670 King Edward Street, Winnipeg, MB. Donations in Jeans memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6. Wojciks Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 897- 4665.www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
VROOMAN: Passed away accidently on Sunday June 24, 2012 near Cypress River, MB, at the age of 22 years, Shanley Lee Vrooman, of Cypress River, formerly of Belmont MB. Shanley leaves to mourn her passing her loving parents Gordie & Connie (nee Manning), sisters Trisha & Alyssa Vrooman of Belmont, grandmother Elaine Vrooman of Belmont & Betty Manning of Carman MB, close friend & partner Curt Cabernel of Cypress River, Shanleys special friend Harley, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & many many friends. She was predeceased by her grandfathers Ken Manning & Owen Vrooman & by a step grandfather James Forester. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday June 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, MB with Sandra Rex officiating. Everyone is welcome to attend. Following the interment, you are invited to a Reception & Tribute to be held at the Belmont Community Hall. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Shanleys memory to the John Tosh Memorial Fund, (Proceeds to the New Glenboro Arena Fund), c/o Village of Glenboro, Box 190, Glenboro MB or to a worthy charity within ones own community.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.Jamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
WILSON: Marguerite Isabell passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, Brandon on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the age of 96 years. Marge was born in Cobalt, Ontario on October 15, 1915 to William and Ida Lowe. For a few years, the family moved around and eventually settled in the Rackham District, east of Sandy Lake. This is where she met and married Fred Wilson. After a few years, the Wilson family moved to the North Park Gate of Riding Mountain National Park where they owned and operated a Sawmill and where they raised three children. After the death of her husband, Marge and her youngest daughter, Janice, moved to Dauphin where she got employment at the Dauphin General Hospital. After retirement, she moved to Hobbs Manor in Brandon, Manitoba where she was very active in all programs. During her lifetime, she had many hobbies: making quilts, sweaters, doilies and many other crafts. Mom was predeceased by her husband Fred and son Cecil, three brothers and a son-in-law, Bob Preston. She leaves to mourn her two daughters Arleen (Frank) Vegso of Penticton, BC and Janice Preston of Brandon, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Egan and staff at Fairview Home and friends who cared and visited her. Marge will be laid to rest in the Dauphin Cemetery beside her husband and son at a later date.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ISAAK: John Isaak, formerly of Brandon, passed away on June 23, 2012 at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. John was born on September 15, 1926 and was raised at Rivers. He farmed for a number of years as well as taking various off farm jobs which eventually led to full-time employment with B. A. Robinson for some 20 years. He struggled with heart related health issues for a number of years, and after open heart surgery in 1985, enjoyed renewed health for another 26 years. He was always very active in church - singing in quartets and choirs, serving as worship leader, Deacon, trustee, and in any capacity where help was needed. John was predeceased by his first wife Helen (Martens) in 1978, his brother Jack, and his sister Teeny. He is survived by his wife Helen (Fehr), daughter Linda (Rick Dyjak) of Calgary, son John (Lorraine) of Brandon, grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher and Allison. He is also survived by one brother Henry (Sue) of Brandon, sister Lee (Ike Penner) of Brandon, and sister Agatha (Martin Fehr) of Saskatoon. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 30, 2012 at Cornerstone Mennonite Church in Saskatoon. If friends so desire, donations in Johns memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Pauls Hospital, Saskatoon or Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.
HOY: Lynda Ann Hoy (Young) June 5, 1942 - June 23, 2012, passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care). Predeceased by mother and father Mervin and Elda Young at Greenway, MB. Survived by husband Tom Hoy; sons Raymond (Daina), Red Deer, AB, Kelly (Anna-Marie) Winnipeg, MB; granddaughters Taylor, Riley, and Morgan. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be at a later time. No flowers, memorial donations may be made to BRHA Foundation (Murray House).
HOARE: Robert Hoare. Peacefully, at the Deer Lodge Center in Winnipeg, on June 23, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on August 30th, 1923 in Calgary, Alberta where he resided until joining the R.C.A.F. in 1941, serving as a wireless operator until 1945. He then went on to obtain his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta. He was employed as a chemist with the Food and Drug Labs in Ottawa until 1954 and then attended the University of Manitoba where he completed his Ph.D in Biochemistry. In 1958 he began work as a clinical chemist for the province of Manitoba, assuming the position of Provincial Biochemist with MB Dept. of Health in 1959 in Brandon, later transferring to the Cadham Lab in Winnipeg from which he retired in 1983 after 25 yrs. of service. He also taught Biochemistry at Brandon University from 1960-1973. Bob was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists where he served two terms as National Secretary. Other interests included that of organist for St. Matthews Cathedral Brandon, and St. Andrews Anglican and St. Judes churches in Winnipeg, twenty-five years with Scouts Canada as Scouter, Rover Leader and Assistant Provincial Commissioner. He also enjoyed attending symphony and theatre and curled for many years. Bob loved spending time over the years at the family cottage at Salt Lake, Pelican Lake and most recently Lake Manitoba. In later years Bob was a Lay Reader at St. Andrews Anglican Church and was an original member of St. Andrews Mens club. Bob married Mary Delamater in Oak River, Manitoba in September, 1951. Bob was predeceased by his parents Phoebe and Edwards, his sister Mary, brother Edward, sister in-law Ruth, sister in-law Laura Delamater and brother in-law John Wood. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Tricia, son Ted (Susan Jewell), grandchildren Ricki- Lee and Brett, sister in-law Iva Wood and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care provided by the staff at Grace Hospital and the Deer Lodge Center during his illness. A private family service will be held in St. Andrews Anglican Church, Winnipeg with burial of cremated remains in St. Andrews Memorial Rose Garden. Flowers and donations are gratefully declined. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, (204) 949-2200.
BRIDGEMAN: J. Earl Bridgeman of Brandon, beloved husband of Evelyn and dear father of Darcie (Corky) Glaseman and Michelle Huskilson, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Earls life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.