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POWNE: Ruby Myrtle Powne (nee Ferguson) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, leaving to celebrate her life daughter Lois Powne of Winnipeg; son Doug of Brandon; grandson Jim (Naomi); great grandson Anthony of Brandon; granddaughter Krista (Scott Dreger) and great grandchildren Bailey and Jordyn of Martensville, Saskatchewan as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Cecil in 1974; mother Myrtle (nee Perrin) in 1985, father Walter in 1954 and infant sister Beryl in 1921. Ruby was born on the family farm at Goodlands, Manitoba on June 29, 1918. She received her schooling at Lennox School, Goodlands, then attended Brandon College and Brandon Normal School. After completing her studies in 1939, Ruby taught at Bluevale, Reston and Deloraine Schools. In 1945, Ruby married Cecil Powne of Goodlands and after a brief period in Ottawa, where Cecil worked for the Federal Government, they returned to Goodlands to take up farming on the Ferguson family farm and to begin raising their family. Along with the usual farm activities, Ruby returned to teaching in 1956. She taught for the next ten years, first returning to Deloraine, then four years in Goodlands and ending at the Montefore school. During her time in Goodlands, Ruby was active in many community groups. She was organist and choir director at Goodlands United Church for 25 years and a leader of the Church Mission Board, the school Junior Red Cross and the Goodlands 4-H Club. She was also one of the ladies entrusted to cook a turkey for the communitys annual Fowl Supper. An avid curler, Ruby often curled in the local mixed Bonspiel (on Cecils rink, of course). In 1968, the family moved to Brandon. Ruby became involved in many activities at Knox United Church, serving on committees, visiting new families and those in nursing homes. She was leader of Chapel Fellowship Unit for many years and an active participant at Busy-Hands Quilting, making crib quilts and knitting hundreds of pairs of mitts for local charities and shelters. After Cecils death in a traffic accident in 1974, Ruby began to research the family history. Over the years, she discovered many connections in far-flung corners of the globe and has enjoyed a long and rich correspondence with many of her new found cousins. Ruby was an avid gardener. Her vegetable garden produced bountifully and she took great pride in her many varieties of flowers. Rubys health began to decline in 2011. After a series of strokes and a diagnosis of colon cancer, Ruby was admitted to the Assiniboine Centre in April 2012, where she received generous and compassionate care from the staff. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Rubys doctors and all her care givers. Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, Brandon on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations in memory of Ruby be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7, the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8, Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5A9 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Assiniboine Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
MARTIN: Doreen Elaine. Doreen passed away peacefully with her children by her side at the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, AB on December 21, 2012 at the age of 80 years. She was born on March 14, 1932 on a farm near Lake Alma, SK. In September 1937 she moved with her Mom and Dad and seven siblings by train to the Houston District of MB. At the age of 17 she took a hairdressing course in Kenora, ON and set up a successful salon in Reston, MB. She later moved to Portage la Prairie, MB to continue her hairdressing career. She married Gordon Russell on September 1, 1962 in Melita, MB where she and Gordon worked at the family business, Russell Electric. On February 27, 1965 twins Rodney and Karla were born. In 1967 they moved to Roblin, MB where they owned and operated the Saturn Hotel until 1970 when they moved to Killarney, MB, still in the hotel business. In 1976 they moved to Brandon, MB and bought the Western Motel. Gordon passed away suddenly in 1978 at the age of 52. Doreen continued to operatethe business for a few more years then sold. She married Hugh Martin in 1996 and sadly, he passed away March 28, 1997. In June 1998 Doreen moved to Calgary, where her children resided. In Calgary she enjoyed her family, golf, baking and giving to others. She is survived by her children Rodney and Karla (Trevor Brooks); brothers Clair (Dorothy), Vilas (Vivian) and Duane (Sharon); sister Wanda (Jim Lees) as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Levi and Elsie Anderson; husbands Gordon and Hugh; brothers Earl, Hilton and Bud and sisters Florence and June. She will be remembered for her free spirit, zest for life, good food and laughter around the kitchen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Rosedale Hospice, 920 -7A Street NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3J3 or to a charity dear to your heart. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332 8th Street, Brandon, MB with interment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the websitewww.fostersgardenchapel.ca.Fosters Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium. Phone 403-297-0888.
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LESLIE: Henry Leslie passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Son of Stanley and Verna Leslie, Henry was born in Saskatchewan. He lived most of his life in Brandon and the surrounding area. Henry was predeceased by his parents and brother, Robert. He leaves to mourn his wife Jean, children Ronald, Kenneth, Karen, Dennis, Glennis and their spouses, 18 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, brother Vern (Ruby) and family. Henry was a good friend to all and loved by his family. He enjoyed hobby farming and the outdoors. Thank you to Palliative Care for your care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Meredith and staff. Thank you to family and friends for your love and support. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KENNEDY: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and husband, David Arnold Kennedy aged 75 years on December 13, 2012 at Assiniboine Hospital in Brandon, Manitoba. Left to cherish Davids memory are his loving wife, Doreen; son, Tim and daughter-in-law, Mary-Anne and grandsons, Brandon and Kiran, along with the many family and friends he had touched. Dave was an exuberant man who always made you laugh with his many jokes and wonderful stories. You could find him out fishing, in his truck taking in the countryside or taking his chances at bingo. He was a man who believed in a honest day work. Although he had many obstacles in his life, his courage and determination to succeed will be forever be remembered. A memorial service was held on December 18, 2012 at Memories Chapel. Dave would have been thankful for your love and support you have provided the family. We leave it to Dave to say ... You may say your have Winter in your hair but Summer in your heart, But if you dont put some Spring in your step, you will be here until Fall
JOHNSTON: Annie Marlene Johnston (nee Porritt), beloved wife of the late Orland Johnston, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Brandon, Manitoba. Left to mourn are: daughter Cheryl Couturier of Brandon, Manitoba; son Neil (Shirley) of Perth, Ontario; granddaughters Danielle and Stephanie Couturier and GGs little angel, great granddaughter Grace Couturier. Cremation has taken place. A graveside and interment service will be held at a later date at Port Dover, Ontario.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
HUBER: Lloyd H. Huber of Brandon, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the age of 60 years. A service to celebrate Lloyds life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GRAY: Cameron of Brandon, MB., beloved husband of Kenzie and dear father of Marla Winters (Ron), Jennifer Newitt (Bruce), and Elizabeth Gray, dear grandfather of Alyssa Newitt and Hope Winters, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the age of 69 years. A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Thursday, January 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Cameron may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DEMAS: It is with broken hearts that the family of Ben Demas, age 62, beloved husband of Cathy and adored father of Mary announce his unexpected death at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Ben always called Brandon home. He was born in Redvers Saskatchewan and at age one moved with his family to Brandon. He was predeceased by his father Joseph (1970), mother Melonia (1979), sister Suzanne (1995) and his father & mother in-law Lawrence and Mary Turton (2005). Ben received his schooling at St Augustine School and Neelin High School. In his elementary years he served as an Altar Boy and for the last few years was a member of the St. Lukes Society at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church. At a young age he began his career as a psychiatric nursing assistance at Brandon Mental Health Center. In 2005 Ben retired from the Center for Adult Psychiatry after 37 years of service in the field of mental health. Ben made lifelong friends from his years of work at BMHC. It was there that he met his life companion Cathy in 1982 while she was a psychiatric nursing student. They were married in 1985 and the greatest joy in his life was the birth of his precious daughter Mary in 1989. Ben was a devoted family man and his girls were his priority. Ben loved the outdoors from his early years of fishing, hunting and snowshoeing with his dad, to the landscaping of yards with the purchase of each new home. He had a love for flower gardens and rose bushes were essential. His love will be in each of his budding roses this coming spring. Most of all he enjoyed camping with his family. Each spring the countdown was on to the May long weekend when another season of camping would begin. Ben looked forward to the time spent with his family and friends each year at their seasonal campsite. Prayers were said at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, December 10, 2012. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, Brandon on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 with Rev. Fr. Kevin Smith as Celebrant. Pallbearers were Tyler Byczkowski, Chuck Dalgaleish, Mike Dodds, Dwight Edwards, Lorne McDonald, and Wade Yuen. Interment was Wednesday December 12, 2012 at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ben may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - "A Sense of Home" Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
Though your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch, we have so many memories of the one we loved. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330
CULLEN: Passed away at the Wawanesa Health Centre on Friday December 21, 2012 at the age of 101 years, Gertrude Amanda Gert Cullen (nee Thornborough), of Wawanesa, MB. Gert leaves to mourn her passing her four children Jim (Verna) of Wawanesa, daughter Jeanette Jefferies of Glenboro, Walter (Wendy) of Treesbank MB, Wallace (Eileen) of Edmonton, AB, daughter-in-law Carol Cullen of Glenboro, 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Laura Bednorski of Drumheller, AB, as well as numerous extended relatives. Gert was predeceased by her husband Lewis (1982), son Morley (2001) and son- in-law Gordon Jefferies (2006); also by parents Henry and Harriet Thornborough, brothers, Len (Mattie), Fred (Emma), John (Ellen), Ernie (Sally) and Bert and by sisters Elva (Vince) Hamilton, May (Gerry) Hoffberg and Alice (Ken) Wiggett. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa United Church with Rev. Harvey Huron officiating. Interment will take place in the Millford Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Gerts memory to the Wawanesa & District Swimming Pool Inc., Box 427, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0 or to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147, Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0 or to a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204- 827-2480.
COTÉ: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, Madeline Coté, on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. She is now with her Lord and Saviour and has joined her husband Edouard, son-in-law John Kennedy and grandson Terry Joye in heaven. She was also predeceased by infant sister Josephine; brothers Francis Spurrill, John Spurrill and sister Mary Acorn. We were blessed to have our mother until the age of 101 years, sound of mind and memory. Daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (OSullivan) Spurrill, Madeline was born October 30, 1911 in the R.M. of Riverside, Manitoba. She is survived by her children Patricia (Cyril) Joye, Helen Kennedy, Ron (Sally) Coté; seven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park for the loving care they gave our mother. A Ceremony of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Felix de Valois Roman Catholic Church, Dunrea, Manitoba on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Philip Malayil celebrating. Interment will follow at St. Felix de Valois Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Madeline may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1 800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6N5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
RUBENIUK: Valerie "Val" Diane Rubeniuk passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Val was born August 11, 1957 in Rossburn, Manitoba to James (predeceased) and Sonya Rubeniuk. She was the eldest of four children. Throughout life Val enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening. She had the pleasure of growing up on both the farm and in the city. In 1981, Val moved to Brandon to start her own family. She had three children; Brent, Ashley, and Danny. Over the years Val had various jobs which ranged from working in a sewing factory to personal care homes within the community, but no job brought her more joy then her last which was with the Brandon School Division driving a school bus. She will be dearly remembered by her mother Sonya; son Brent; daughter Ashley (Ryan) and son Danny as well as her nieces and nephews. Val is also survived by her sister Kathy (Dennis); brother Robert (Roni), and brother Kevin (Karlyn). She will be sadly missed by the children she drove daily, her friends and most of all her family who loved her dearly. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th St. North, on Monday December 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk will officiate. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Val may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Murray House Cancer Treatment Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330
SHOREY: Barbara D. Shorey beloved wife of the late Ralph Shorey died peacefully on December 28, 2012 at Evergreen Personal Care Home in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 91. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Pauls United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the Boissevain Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the St. Pauls United Church in Boissevain, Manitoba, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
VANDOORNE: Agnes, 21/03/1924-04/12/2012. Agnes Margaret Eugene Vandoorne (nee Joye), beloved wife of the late Rudolf (Duffy) Vandoorne passed away at the Bren Del Win Lodge December 4th at the age of 88 years. Aggie leaves to mourn her passing her son Denis (Laura) Vandoorne, Deloraine, daughter Shirley (Bob) Bender, Winnipeg MB., daughter Luanne (Fred) Coleman - Deloraine. Grandchildren Kelly (Vanessa) Vandoorne - Dustin and Hayden, Kevin Vandoorne, Jae Bender (Tami) - Kody, Brooke (Paul) Fust Kyu and Izzi, Nicole Coleman, Stacey (Sam) Gervin Bailey, Christy (Clarke) Wallace Jackson and Maxwell, Bobby Halliday Destiny and Alex and George (Kristy) Wintle Kenny. She is also survived by her brother Cyril (Pat) Joye, sister-in-law Mary Vandoorne and brother-in-law Rene Vandoorne, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Henri and Pharilda Joye and her sister Gabe (Ross) Dujardin, brothers-in-law Roger and Eddie Vandoorne and sister-in-law Louise Vandoorne. Aggie was born on March 21st, 1924 in Mountainside Manitoba to Henri and Pharilda Joye. She attended Minto and Boissevain Schools. In 1948 she married Rudolph Vandoorne and they farmed in the Deloraine area. Throughout the years Aggie was active in the Royal Purple, CWL, Game and Fish Association, 4-H and the Mountview Center teaching ceramics. She was an avid gardener as well as a gifted seamstress and cook. She was a jack of all trades and could pretty much accomplish anything she set her mind to. Her immediate and extended family was her world and she dedicated her life to them. She will be missed by all who knew her. A celebration of Aggies life was held on Saturday December 8th 2012. Father Paul Bisson officiated. A time of fellowship followed internment at the Del-Win Cemetery. Thank-you to all who sent flowers, food and condolences during the trying time of our mothers/grandmothers loss. Your thoughts, prayers and generosity is very much appreciated. Denis/Laura Vandoorne, Shirley/Bob Bender, Fred/Luanne Coleman and families. Smith Funeral Home (204)747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
ROBERTS: Margaret Elizabeth Louise Roberts (née Cobb) died peacefully at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB. on December 21, 2012. Margaret was born on October 16, 1929 in Netherhill, SK. At the age of eleven she attended the Qu'Appelle Diocesan School (QDS) in Regina, followed by nurses training at the Regina General Hospital. It was in Regina that Margaret met and married Denis Roberts, a young Anglican minister, on August 20, 1952. Through the years they lived and served in many parishes across the prairies: Medicine Hat, Kenaston, Neepawa, The Pas, Killarney, Dauphin, and Rivers. Margaret nursed and with Denis raised five children. Margaret is predeceased by son Michael and husband Denis. She is survived by her brother Herb, her five children David (Elizabeth), Edwin (Joy), Kathryn (Jerry), Kenneth (Gwen), and Ronald (Jenny), fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, MB. at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 with The Very Rev. Jim Njegovan officiating. Interment will follow at the Rivers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB), 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3M3.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.brockiedonovan.com
ELDER: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edmund James Jim Elder of Holland, MB on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Jim leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Joyce (nee Early) of Holland, MB, son Scott (Leanne) of Wawanesa, MB, daughter Kim (Denis) Le Heiget of Winnipeg, MB and grandchildren Ashlyn, Genevieve, Amelie, Evangeline and Mathurin, sisters Gayle (Johnnie) Ouellette and Sharon (John) McCoy, and brother Lynn Elder, as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended relatives. Jim was predeceased by his parents Bill & Edith (nee Munro) Elder, brother & sister-in-law Bryson and Lucille Elder, sister & brother-in-law Cheryl and Ron Muir and mother & father-in-law George & Lily Early. Funeral service will be held at the Holland Community Hall, Holland, MB, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, with Rev. Robert Campbell officiating. Private family interment will take place prior to the service in the Brookdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, The Tiger Hills Manor, Treherne, MB, R0G 2V0, or to a local charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Service of Holland, MB in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380.