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WIEBE: Matthew Wiebe beloved son of Greg and Sherry, brother to Megan died on May 18, 2012 at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 22. A memorial service will be held at the Oak Bluff Community Centre in Oak Bluff, Manitoba on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Matthew may be made to the Meningitis Foundation of Canada; Box 28015 RPO Parkside Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6J8.
Messages of Condolence may be made online at
Smith Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 747-2088.
COULTER: Lane Lesley Edward Coulter, cherished son of Les and Cathy and precious brother of Erin and Tess, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Wednesday; May 16, 2012 at the age of 14 years. Funeral services will be held on Friday; May 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Virden Recreation Complex Banquet Hall with Pastor Jason Hodson and Fr. Don Bernhardt officiating. A private interment service will follow. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the 12th Manitoba Dragoons - Virden Cadet Corps c/o P. O. Box 814, Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0 in memory of Lane.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at
www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
COX: Hazel Mary, 94 years, beloved wife of the late James Venning (Bud) Philp and the late George Cox, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, MB on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, MB on Friday May 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Hazel, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
ENGLISH: Francis Malcolm “Frank” English, beloved husband of the late Jean English, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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SCHOONBAERT: Julienne Schoonbaert, age 97, beloved wife of the late George Schoonbaert, died May 18, 2012, Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass Thursday, May 24, 2012, St. Antoninus Catholic Church, Deloraine, Manitoba 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be said at Smith Funeral Home Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. Interment Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Delwynda Court P.C.H., Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0 or to the Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Smith's Funeral Home 204-747-2088
GRZYBOWSKI: Anthony (Tony) Andrew, born January 2, 1922 in Brzesc nad Bugiem, Poland, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Holy Family Home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 90 years. Tony was predeceased byKatherine, his wife of 51 years in 1998, and by his son-in-law William Hakman in 2010. Left to cherish his memory are his son Zenon (Lynn) of Winnipeg; daughter Mary Hakman of Brandon; granddaughters Shannon Grzybowski and Lesley (Joe) Kozun of Winnipeg; grandson Andrew Hakman of Edmonton and great-granddaughters Nicole and Megan Kozun of Winnipeg. Tony was a skilled cabinet maker, and spent many years working for Currie Manufacturing and North American Lumber in Brandon. In their retirement years, Tony and Katherine enjoyed many vacations to warmer climes. Tony was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He always took great interest and pride in the lives and accomplishments of all his family members. His presence in our lives will be profoundly missed. Prayers will be said at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon on Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday May 23 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Tony may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
Vichnaya PamyatDear Father
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WOOD:Harry Edward, 86 years, beloved husband of Thora (Betty) Wood, father of Gerry Madden, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 18, 2012. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Club Room. In memory of Harry, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
ANGUS: Gordon Fraser: December 19, 1938 – May 3, 2012; beloved husband of Barbara, entered into rest at the Hamiota District Health Centre. Fraser was born in Crandall, MB, the second son of Gordon and Irene Angus. Fraser’s early years were spent on the farm, between Lenore and Crandall, with his brothers Melvin and Don and sister Doreen. Fraser attended Ravine School. During his last few years of schooling, he lived and worked for the Brays: Stella, Nellie and Harvey, going to school from their home. Fraser well remembered their kindness. Upon leaving school, he began to work for local farmers. Later he began to work in the construction business under the watchful eye of Lester Brown of Lenore. Out of these years developed a love for both farming and construction work. He continued working in both until a carbon monoxide accident destroyed his lungs in January, 2000. Shortly after this tragedy, he and Barbara retired to Oak River. Fraser married Barbara Power in December of 1958, following which they settled down to farming in the Oak River district where they raised their children Marianne and Colin. Eventually daughter Marianne married the boy next door, Alex Gerrard. They farmed together until Fraser’s retirement. During those years they had the joy of sharing in the growing up years of their grandchildren Bobbi, Gordon and Raymond. After retiring to Oak River, the joy of Fraser’s life were his great grandchildren Seth, Kalen, Avery White and Rachelle Gerrard. Fraser and Barbara were blest with 53 years of marriage. In the early years of the marriage they were also privileged to have Fraser’s cousins, Bob and Brian Taylor, come from the city of Winnipeg to spend the summer in the country. During the winter months Fraser at various times enjoyed curling, ski-dooing and trapping. In the fall he enjoyed deer hunting with the boys. During the summer months (if time) he enjoyed fishing and “attempting” to water ski. They enjoyed several winter time trips to the United States mostly in the company of Barbara’s cousins from the Lloydminster area, Glen and Hazel Detchon, and one trip to Las Vegas with Alex’s parents, Tom and Lil Gerrard. In the fall of 2002 they had one final great adventure travelling by train and ferry to the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) to visit son Colin, an engineer in the forestry industry, and his wife Claudia. Fraser even caught a big salmon! Fraser is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter Marianne (Alex) Gerrard; son Colin (Claudia) Angus; granddaughter Bobbi (Jeff) White; grandsons Gordon and Raymond Gerrard; great grandchildren Seth, Kalen, Avery White, Rachelle Gerrard; sister Doreen (Bill) Edgar; brother Don (Shirley) Angus; sister in-law Anne Mawer and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Fraser was predeceased by his parents Gordon and Irene; his brother Melvin; and his brothers in-law Ray Power, Rodger Mawer, and Jim Edgar. A private family interment was held at Scotia Cemetery following which the service to celebrate Fraser’s life was held in Oak River, May 8, 2012, with Pastor Jason Hodson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; the Lung Association Manitoba, 8-940 Princess Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6; or to a charity of one’s choice. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota were in care of arrangements.
God saw that he was wearyAnd the hill was hard to climbSo He closed his weary eyelidsAnd whispered “Peace Be Thine”.
BARRIT: Carolyn Alice Barrit (née Makowski). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, daughter, sister, and friend Carolyn Alice Barrit on May 10, 2012 at the age of 57 years. After a courageous battle with cancer, Carolyn’s final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She will be deeply missed by her family: her parents Steve and Sally Makowski, her children Shawn (Jane) Barrit and Michelle (Steve) Wahl, her brother Garry, her sister Connie (Sean and Ethan) Sodomsky, Hamish Barrit, her beloved pet Yorkies Buttons and Becky, her cats Bailey and Casey, and her horse Sugar. Born in Gilbert Plains, and raised in Dauphin, Carolyn’s love of the outdoors and her special bond with animals were present from an early age. She moved to Winnipeg as a young mother where she selflessly raised her two children, working as a nurse and as the owner-operator of two independent businesses. An ever-caring and nurturing soul, Carolyn adopted many stray animals and pets over the years. She was fiercely independent, and in 2007, this independence and her love of the outdoors drew her to spend time in several communities in southern Manitoba before settling in Brandon in 2011. This allowed her to spend more time riding horses with close friends and camping throughout the summers. With a touch of wanderlust and always looking for the next horizon, Carolyn’s moves provided opportunities for another favourite pastime – renovating and redecorating until things were just right – something she even tried to do from her hospital bed. Carolyn loved to read, bake, shop, and keep in touch with friends and family on the phone. We will always cherish her kind heart, gift of gab, and the many memories we made together. Carolyn will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank the palliative care team at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their care, kindness, and compassion. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
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BOURDEAU D'HUI: George Gustaf, September 19, 1929 - May 7, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather George, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Marie, brother Marcel and sister Yvonne. Remaining to forever cherish his memory are wife Josephine, children Dianne (Randy), Paul, Larry (Pat), Gerald (Cheryl), Lorrie (Dale), grandchildren Devin, Ashley, Megan, Brendan, Brandon and Brianna. George spent his early years in the Swan Lake area. Then after entering the work force in the construction business he moved to Brandon where he spent the remainder of his life. He was very proud of his family spending time at the lake fishing and helping clean the many and varied fish ready for the next meal. Fall saw him out trudging through the snow in pursuit of a prized deer, which made many a winter stew. In his early years handball was his favourite pastime and getting to the games with his buddies on weekends was a must. George enjoyed bowling, music and dancing with his favourite gal. In later years due to health problems he slowed down and spent time reading, doing puzzles and those unforgettable crib games. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors on A2 Assiniboine Centre for their dedicated care during his final stay. A private family celebration of George's life will take place with a graveside ceremony at Brandon Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel andPre-Planning Centre, 727-0330
CARTLIDGE: Vera Elizabeth (Bessie) Cartlidge (nee Canning). On Monday, May 14, 2012 our beloved mother Vera Elizabeth Cartlidge passed away at the Souris District Hospital. She was born November 25, 1915 on the farm in Deleau, Manitoba to Margaret Isabelle (nee White) and ErmineStanley Clive Canning. She attended school in Deleau and Carroll. In 1935 she began her career in nursing at the Souris Hospital graduating as an RN in 1938. After a long and rewarding career she retired from the Souris Hospital as Director of Nursing in 1980. Subsequently, she was employed by Victoria Park Lodge for a number of years. She was also active in the St. Luke’s Anglican Church where she played the organ for forty eight years as well as being very involved in the community with the Rebecca Lodge, the ACW, and many other organizations. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald Cartlidge and her two sisters; Marguerite Doreen Cox and Wilna Mae (Billie) McIntosh. She is survived by her daughter Linda Heape (Wayne), her son Bruce Cartlidge (Myrna), five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Bessie is also survived by Brother-in-law Bob McIntosh and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Souris St Luke’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund or to the Souris Nurses’ Education Fund c/o Souris Hospital. Funeral service was held on Friday May 18, 2012 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church with Rev. Mark Murray officiating. A private interment was held in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery.
COLLINS: Wilfred Thomas passed away May 15, 2012 in Brandon. Wilf leaves to mourn his son Christopher (Mikaela), grandchildren Ryan and Lorelai,brothers Clifford Collins (Loa), Lorne Collins and sister Sharon Hamilton (Rick) and many nieces and nephews. Wilf was predeceased by his wife Ollie, infant son Jeffrey and his parents Olive and Charles Plowman. Wilf was born in Petrel on June 16, 1936 and was raised in Carberry where he worked for Tom Hood. He then went to Campbell River, B.C. to work at the saw mill. He returned to Winnipeg to work for Alsips Building and Product Services. From there he moved to Port Arthur, ON where he apprenticed as a plumber. There he met the love of his life, Olga Borodey. They moved back to Winnipeg and were married on July 30, 1966. He worked for a plumbing company before moving to Sprucewoods in 1971 where he worked for DND and owned "Collins Plumbing & Heating" until his retirement. Wilf was very active in his community of Sprucewoods and on the Douglas United Church Board. He loved a game of golf and enjoyed his coffee meetings with his buddies. Wilf was a gentle soul with many friends. "He will be missed by all." Interment will take place at Madford Cemetery on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Following the interment a Celebration of Wilf's Life will be held at Douglas United Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRIGG: Jacqueline B. May 7, 1939 - May 15, 2012. The family announces with sadness the passing of Jacquie on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Jacquie was born, raised, educated, and worked her entire life in Brandon before retiring on May 28, 2007, completing 50 years of service in the workforce. Jacquie is survived by her sister Marilyn (Guenther), nephew Gary (Cheryl and stepson Jonah), niece Karen (Steven), great niece Melissa Anne, and numerous cousins. Jacquie was predeceased by both her parents in 1998. The family would like to thank Jacquie's friends, coworkers, and neighbours who were part of her life and her friendships, and express appreciation to the staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre and Assiniboine Centre Palliative Care for their kind and caring assistance. A private family graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Jacquie's memory may do so to the charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre 204-727-0330
KOZAK: William Michael “Bill,” beloved husband of Judy, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Bill is also survived by his daughter Michelle, grandchildren Cody (Alex), Kilee (Dan) and great granddaughter Skyelynn; son Allan (Cathy) and grandchildren Amanda, Samantha and Josh. Cremation took place and a private family graveside service was held at the Minnewawa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Souris Health Centre, Box 10, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.
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LITTLE: Shirley Lorrain (McMillan) Little. Very peacefully on January 22 ,2012 at the age of 71. Shirley passed away in the presence of loving family by her side. Shirley predeceased by her husband David in January 2001, son Gordon, grandson Anthony, father and mother Jack and Isobel. Brothers, Bill, Barry, Wally, sister-in-law Myrtle, brother-in-law Jim Boyer. Sadly missed by her daughter Toni (Ray), their daughter Leanne of Alberta, son Dave from Winnipeg and his daughter Kala. Two step grand sons Mike, Brent from Winnipeg and their families, Shirley's brothers Terry (Hazel), Gerald (Becky), Ed (Susan), sisters Mary Boyer, Nettie (Peter) LePage; sisters-in-law Marge, and Kathleen. Her dear mother-in-law Tina Giesbrecht of Morris and The Little Families, many friends. Funeral services were held at Carberry United Church with Rev. Peggy Ried officiating. Luncheon was held. Shirley is resting in MacGregor Cemetery with her husband and family. Shirley was the first born of nine to Jack and Isobel McMillan of Pine Creek. Shirley at 6 months old was stuck with the out break of polio. She was accepted into the Shriners Hospital for crippled children at age 4. She spent the next 10 years going to school and living in and out of the Shriners which she had 15 operations to help her overcome her disability to walk. Nurses would write letters home for mom until she learnt to write herself. Never complaining of her pain only to ask how her brothers and sister were. Those letters were saved by Shirley's Mom in a scrapbook of Shirley's life in the Shriners. Shirley moved on with life, left with just a swing in her leg as she walked. Later in life she was in a wheel chair. Shirley loved her job as a telephone switchboard operator for the Manitoba Telephone Company in Austin until she married David Little Of MacGregor in 1958. Shirley and David raised three children and lived most of their married life in Winnipeg. After the passing of Dad, mom moved to Carberry residing the last 11 years at the Carberry Lodge. Her favorite thing to do was play cards with her friends. Mom was a very proud, strong, independent woman who struggled with her disabilities with grace and determination not to be a burden to any one. She had a great sense of humour, great smile, and laughter to go with it ...She loved to be with the family and enjoyed her friends.
MOM, God knew you might never get well upon this earth again. He saw the roadways getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered; "Peace be thine".It broke our hearts to lose you but you never went alone,For part of us went with you The day God called you home.
Love and memories foreverin our hearts.God has made you pain free we can be grateful.
Love, daughter Toni, son Dave, and family.
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