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RIM: Neil Livingstone Rinn, husband of the late Isabel Rinn passed away peacefully on April 7, 2014 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, Manitoba. Neil was born on October 25, 1922 in Snowflake, Manitoba to Leslie and Myrrha Rinn. He lived in Snowflake until he enlisted in the army. He served with the Winnipeg Rifles in both England and Holland during WWII. After the war he worked building annexes and elevators along the rail line in South Western Manitoba. He and his brother Milt also played baseball with the Snowflake Baseball Club from 1948-1953. Their team was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2006. Neil started employment at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in December 1954 and was employed there as a correctional officer until his retirement in December 1981. He was married to Isabel in 1960 and moved to Stonewall where they lived until 2002. He and Isabel enjoyed camping and fishing so much that they went to Kenora and fished on their honeymoon. They spent many summers in their trailer – always opening it up on Mother’s Day weekend and not shutting it down until Thanksgiving. They also enjoyed travelling and managed to tour Canada from east coast to west as well as large parts of the US. They travelled to Ireland in their 70’s, and Neil was able to see the area his family had immigrated from. Neil and Isabel moved to Brandon in 2002. Neil is survived by his daughter Kristy Tufts (Leonard) and by his son Kelly; grandchildren James Rinn (Amber), Trevor Rinn, Warren Rinn (Christine), and Kira and Lane Tufts; as well as great grandchildren Charlie, Jackson, Maya, Serena and Kate Rinn and his sister Doreen. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel and son Jim, as well as his parents and siblings George, Vernon, Milton, Muriel and Orval. Funeral service for Neil will be held at Mackenzie Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Stonewall on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Association for Community Living, Interlake Branch, Box 1222, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
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KROEKER: Wally Kroeker beloved husband of the late Martha Kroeker died April 5, 2014 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 79 years. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitewater Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wally may be made to Extended Hands Ministries; Box 1311, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0, MCC Canada; 134 Plaza Dr., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5K9 or to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation; Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at or www.kroekerlove.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
GARDHAM: Lillian Wilda Gardham; beloved wife of the late George Gardham and mother of Bill (Barb) and Elaine (Terry) Mowez; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in her 89th year. A service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service at the Miniota Community Hall. Interment will take place at Arrow River Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lillian’s memory to Lilac Residence, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
DANDO: James (Jim) Gordon Dando passed away peacefully on April 5, 2014, at 89 years of age at River Park Gardens, leaving a legacy of love and fun filled memories. Born in Waskada, Manitoba on January 27, 1925, Jim is survived by his children, Ken (Linda), Mary and Doug (Cheryl), his grandchildren, Sheila, Carla (Stephen), Sarah (Robert), Adrienne (Michael), Shawn (Jennifer) Katherine (Martin) and Jason (Kaitlyn), and his precious great grandchildren, Edie, Lucy, Keira, Charlie, Leo, Anna, Brynn, Grace, Ava, and Brooke. Jim also valued his relationships with all the nieces, nephews and cousins of the Dando and Temple families. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mildred in 2007, parents Enoch and Martha, brother Grenville (Hazel), brother-in-law Melvin (Jean), brother-in-law Lorne (Phyllis), sister-in-law Ida (Jim) and sister-in-law Joyce. Jim was raised on the family farm, and attended school in Goodlands. He married Mildred Temple on November 17, 1945. Jim and Mildred worked side by side throughout their marriage. They started their married life farming in Waskada, later moving to Melita, as owners of a Robinson Store and in retirement enjoying many happy years at Lake Metigoshe. In 2002, they moved to their home in Winnipeg to be closer to family. During their 62 year marriage Jim & Mildred were the model of a successful and loving couple, always together and enjoying each other’s company. Jim was a warm and caring father and grandfather; remembered for his love of life, sense of fun, and the smile he always brought to anyone who interacted with him. Jim was active in sports and community activities, serving for several years on the Council of Brenda Municipality. Jim’s sense of whimsy was represented in his many wood working projects. He had a special bond with his grandchildren as they were growing up, including “rights of passage trips” in the motor home, spending lazy summer days at the lake, and skating and snowmobiling in winter. The warm hospitality extended by Jim and Mildred to friends and family have left us all with many fond memories. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 PM at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg. Interment will be held at Waskada Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6, or the charity of your choice.
Jim & Mildred together forever
Thomson “In The Park” 204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to
AUSTIN: Helen Louise Austin, age 71 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Helen's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to Brandon Community Options, 136 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4 or Special Olympics, 1645B - 18th Street, P.O. Box 20149, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SMALLEY: Aileen Hope Smalley of Brandon, beloved wife of Gordon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age 82 years. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Urn placement will take place in the St. Matthew’s Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aileen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DANDO: James (Jim). On Saturday, April 5, 2014 Jim Dando passed away at the River Park Gardens at the age of 89. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 PM at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg. A complete obituary will follow.
Thomson “In The Park”(204) 925-1120Condolences may be sent to
McDOUGALL: Angus William McDougall, beloved father of Dennis, Gary, and Carolyn passed away at his residence, Fairview Home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. A private graveside ceremony will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Angus to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
STRAHL: Garnet Wayne Strahl 1933 - 2014. Garnie passed away on April 2, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Garnie was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba on May 9, 1933 to the late Ernest and Hilda Strahl. He married Marja Visser in 1982 and they lived in the lower mainland until Garnie’s retirement as Superintendent of Air Control for the Pacific Region in 1988. They moved to Logan Lake in 1989 before settling in Enderby in 1996. Garnie joined the RCAF in 1952 and was honourably discharged in September 1960. This was followed by a long career in air traffic control serving in many centres around the country and eventually becoming the Chief of ATC at Vancouver International Airport. In addition to his regular duties he was asked by the Federal Department of Transport to also act as its Liaison with the Vatican for the Pope’s visit to B.C. in 1984; followed by becoming the Federal Coordinator for Expo 86. During his retirement Garnie was an active member of the community and was well known throughout Enderby for his endless energy and ability to help whenever and wherever help was needed. He will be missed by his loving wife, Marja, his four children, six grandchildren, and his two sisters. Memorial services will be held later in the year.
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Cremation arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® Armstrong, 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
JONES: Donna Mae Jones passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gerald, children Dave (Colleen), Vince (Holly), Angela (Shawn) Berkshire, grandchildren Carrie, Ryan, Mitchell, Marisa, Beth, Dawn, Nicholas and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Christopher. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Captain Rhonda Smith of The Salvation Army officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
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COTTON: Robert Wilkinson “Bob” Cotton. Bob Cotton of Holland, MB passed away accidentally on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the R. M. of North Norfolk, MB at the age of 73 years. Memorial service will be held in the Holland Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Sandra Rex officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Holland & Area Community Foundation, Box 87 Holland, MB R0G 0X0, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.
BOLLEY: Hazel Marie, beloved wife of the late Merv Bolley and dear mother of Sharon Furman, Bill (Kathy), Don (Virginia), Alanna (Paul) Murray passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the age of 89 years. The Ceremony to Celebrate Hazel's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon Joy Ruddock officiating. Private family interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Hazel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary to follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
HINTZ: Joan Hintz, beloved wife of Mervin Hintz died April 3, 2014 at Everggreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 73. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to Evergreen Place Personal Care Home (staff fund); Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791.
FRIESEN:With sorrowing hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Friesen, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. After suffering a stroke on March 17th, she was admitted to Brandon Regional Health Centre before returning to Fairview last week. Mary was born on December 13, 1923 in the village of Kornejewka, in Siberian Russia. With her parents, Franz and Anna Dick and two siblings she emigrated to Canada in 1926, where the family came to Manitoba. After living temporarily on several different farms including two years at Carnduff, SK, the family eventually settled on a farm in the Terence district southwest of Alexander. Here Mom grew up, along with five siblings. The Dick family were part of the Mennonite community, and their lives were interwoven with those of their co-religionists, even as they sought to assimilate and make their way in a new country with a different language, customs and ways. Mother attended the Milan school, also Moore Park, and was able to attend one year at Winkler Bible School, as well as take a sewing course in Steinbach. In the course of these years she met our father, John Friesen of Griswold, and they were married on October 24, 1944. Their union was blessed with five children: Carl, Phillip, Marlies, Frank and Karin. Mother's life was characterized by self-sacrifice, love and devotion to her spouse and children. We will always remember the hearty meals she served, her dedication to homemaking, helping with many of the chores that were normal to farming of that era. Anyone who entered the home, or happened to be on the yard at mealtime would be invited in to join the family at the table. Sewing, gardening and tending to her children was simply who she was and what she did. She took a keen interest in our schooling, and stressed to us the importance of gaining an education. Mother put her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord and in 1941, was baptized into the Mennonite Brethren Church at Griswold. She lived out her faith in practical ways, willing to go the second mile and return good for evil. Late in the evening when the house was quieter, one could hear Mom and Dad praying together before they turned in for the night. Music was a big part of Mom's life at home, her father was choir director in their church, so naturally singing and music lessons was part of our growing up years as well. She relished a good concert or performance. Mother read a lot, especially in these later years when there was more leisure time. Taking up a dare, or challenge, from Karin, Mom worked as a cook in a cafe in Oak Lake for a few years, also, she worked in housekeeping at Central Park Lodge in Brandon for a brief period. She was willing to try something new. Retiring to Brandon was a new challenge for Mom, it didn't always come easy, but she managed it, making new friends and strengthening old friendships. Here Mom and Dad could live out their golden years, and celebrate their 50th anniversary with friends and family. They were now able to have more involvement with friends at Richmond Park M.B. Church. When Dad passed away five years ago, it left a big void in Mom's life. She missed her best friend. With gracious acceptance she moved to Fairview, and here she made her home, enjoying loving compassionate care. We never heard her complain, although she experienced some lonely times. Our sincere and hearty thanks to the staff at Fairview. They gave Mom excellent care, especially this last week. Also many people from Richmond Park have made a point of visiting her regularly and this we value greatly. Mother was predeceased by her parents, her husband, John and a brother, Peter Dick. She is survived by three sons and two daughters; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; as well as one brother and three sisters. Funeral service will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Kramer and Pastor Dave Thiessen officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of choice.
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TISDALE: Peggy Eileen Tisdale passed away comfortably and quietly on the morning of February 14, 2014 in the Assiniboine wing of the Brandon General Hospital. She was 93 years of age and spent her final 6+ weeks there, unsuccessfully battling a recently discovered cancer. She was born December 7, 1920 in Estevan, Saskatchewan where she completed her formal education and then married her high school sweetheart, Murray Tisdale, on August 3, 1940, just days before he departed for Europe to fulfill his duties in WWII. Following the war, Mr. and Mrs. Tisdale were involved in the dry-cleaning industry in Regina, and Assiniboia, Saskatchewan before returning to Estevan to establish their own business. During the following years, their two children were born and raised in Estevan. In 1962, they sold their business and moved to Brandon to operate a new outlet for Perth’s Cleaners. Later in life, while working as a Dental receptionist, Peggy went back to school and became a dental assistant, Phase II. Still later, she again went back to school and obtained a Gerontology Certificate in order to better understand the phase of life that she and Murray were then entering. Peggy was also a very active member in the community, especially Central United Church U.C.W., Naomi Rebekah Lodge #6 (70 years), Seniors for Seniors (Lifetime Member), and the Golden Gals Curling Association with whom she culminated a 55 year span of active curling. She held and/or participated in several capacities with all of these organizations. She enjoyed her final Christmas together with her son and daughter, after which she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although reserved, she was a cheerful person throughout her entire, busy life. Peggy was pre-deceased by Murray on April 12, 1988. Surviving her are her brother, Basil Parsons of Toronto and his extended family, her son, Bruce (Barbara) Tisdale of Winnipeg, MB, her daughter, Carol Tisdale of Nanaimo, BC, grandchildren Jason (Tara) Tisdale of Lethbridge, AB, Niki (Chris) McDonald of Nanaimo, BC, Lindsay Tisdale of Winnipeg, MB, and Laura Tisdale of Regina Beach, SK, plus great-grandchildren Cole and Taylor Tisdale and Miles McDonald. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, Brandon on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Heather Lea will officiate. Interment will follow where Peggy will, at long last, be re-united with Murray in the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section. Contributions in memory of Peggy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or Central United Church Building Fund, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X5.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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