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KEYES: Arnold Keyes age 79, beloved husband of Shirley, dad to Gordon, Les, and Tammy died April 29, 2013 at Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Killarney Cemetery. Donations in memory of Arnold may be made to the Tri Lake Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 5000 Killarney, MB R0K 1G0.
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Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
HOLM: Victor Alan Holm of Bentley, AB, formerly of Brandon, beloved husband of Joyce, passed away in Virden, MB on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the age of 61 years. A Service to Honour Victor’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. A time of viewing for family and friends will take place prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. For those who wish, donations in memory of Victor may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Brandon & District Chapter, 5B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9, or to the Edmonton Fellowship of the Deaf Blind, 6240-113th Street N.W., Edmonton, AB, T6H 3L2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HARKNESS: Thelma Irene, 97 years old, beloved wife of the late Bob Harkness, mother of Merv and Lola, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. In memory of Thelma, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
SLOMIANY: Helen Frances (Nee Biczak) June 17, 1934 to April 28, 2013. Peacefully after suffering a severe stroke our dearest mom, nana, sister, aunt and friend, Helen Frances passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Our hearts are broken, but the love she had for us and the examples she set for us will sustain us. The Ceremony to Celebrate Helen's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Very Rev. Fr. Jerzy Urbanski of St. Joseph's Polish National Catholic Church will officiate. A private interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Helen to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
POLLON: Ruby Eleanor Pollon passed away on April 28, 2013 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 90 years. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clanwilliam Cemetery, Clanwilliam, MB with memorial luncheon to follow at the Minnedosa Legion Club Room. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or CancerCare MB. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.Messages of condolences may be sent to
POETS: The death of Frederick Arthur Poets, father of Bonnie, Edward and Shari, occurred on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born October 23, 1933 at Redvers, Saskatchewan to Arthur and Florence (nee Burr) Poets, Fred moved to Brandon and lived with his grandparents on the Poets side. It was here that he met Bernice Kobialka. They married and moved to Hamilton, Ontario where Fred worked for the City of Hamilton and later operated heavy equipment, up until the time he had astroke which forced him to quit work. Fred loved stock car racing (Car #54) and was a stock car driver for many years. He won many championships; he liked speed and the challenges of out-witting other drivers and always finished in the top five. He raced against and admired Bobby Allison. Fred was a Hobby Hall of Fame Member of the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Fred loved life and he loved to dance, he also loved animals and wanted to be a vet. He especially enjoyed taking his dog for car rides and walks in the park. Fred is survived by his children: Bonnie Poets from his marriage to Bernice Kobialka, Edward Poets and Shari Poets from his marriage to Elfi Knuth; grandchildren: Jodi, Amanda, and Justin; sister, Joyce Zalucky; numerous nieces and nephews as well as his closest friends Kevin and Sue, whom he loved and missed. Funeral Ceremony will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Joe Ball will officiate. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Fred may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DRAPER: Marlene Margaret Draper (nee Marsh) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on April 29, 2013 after a fun filled life. She is survived by her loving husband Norman of 50 years; her children: Ron (Candace) of Flin Flon, and Rhonda and grandchildren Cole and Nash of Brandon. She is also survived by 5 sisters, Hazel Wood of Birtle, MB, Norma (Andy) Bott of Grand Forks, BC, Sharon (Terry) Robertson of Sandy Lake, MB, Judy (Orvil) Hertlien of Nakups, BC, Karen (Bill) Dummett Edgewood, BC and 2 brothers Ken (Fran) Marsh of Fort St. John, BC and Keith (Marcy) Marsh of Dawson Creek, BC and several nieces and nephews. Marlene was born March 29, 1944 in Esterhazy, SK. After marrying Norman she lived on a dairy farm just north of Harding, MB for 25 years.  She was a hair dresser by trade and had a shop in Kenton for many years and ended that time of her life after moving her business home for several years. Marlene and Norman sold the farm 25 years ago and moved to an acreage just south of Hamiota. She continued to do hair from home and later took up guitar in an old time band that Norman was in. They got two dogs, Cloe and Digger that became her zest for life until her fight with liver cancer took her from us. Thanks to all the staff at the Hamiota Health Centre for their wonderful care in her final days. A service to celebrate Marlene’s life will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. A time of fellowship and refreshment will take place at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church following the interment. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Marlene’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CHREST: Nicholas Chrest of Brandon, beloved father of Bill, Bob and Dana, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the age of 87 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401 – 1st Street, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Canon Joy Ruddock officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nick may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 204- 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1M5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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BELL: It is with deep sorrow the family announces the peaceful passing of Winnifred Agnes Bell (Lion’s Manor), on Monday, April 29. Funeral service: St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401 First Street, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice.
WILSON: Elizabeth [Betty] Wilson of Brandon, MB. passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the age of 75 years. Betty is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Myrna [Bob] Smith of Nipawin, Sk., son, Murray Erickson of Austin, Texas, grandchildren, Becky Verishine, Sacha [Marc] Johnson, Shane [Kate Ney] Smith and Austin Erickson, three great grandchildren, Leighton and Brogan Verishine and Avah Johnson, brother; Barry [Audrey] Cutter, sisters: May Scott and Wilma Braun, numerous nieces and nephews that were very special to her. Mom was a generous woman, a caregiver to many, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had a lot of dear friends that were very close to her. She will be remembered by her friends and family with love and respect. Mom’s wishes were to have a private family interment at the Erickson Cemetery. Myrna and Murray would like to invite family and friends to a Celebration of Life Luncheon honoring their mom's memory at the Victoria Inn, Brandon, MB. on May 4th 2013 at 1:00 pm. Grateful thanks to the staff at Erickson Health Centre and the Pallative Care volunteers for their care and compassion. Thank-you to Rick Thom from Rae's Funeral Service for your kindness and professionalism. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson in care of the arrangements (204) 636-7727.
WEBSTER: It is with sadness the family of Peter John “Jack” “P.J.” Webster announce that his death occurred on Thursday, April 17, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 3, 1922, Jack grew up on a farm near Forrest, Manitoba. He entered the army near the end of WWII where he trained in England and served in Europe just after the war was over. After he was discharged, he moved to Brandon and got a job working in the refinery. He married Doreen Margaret Hopeley in 1947. Jack worked at Anglo refinery in Brandon after the war and moved to Cape Breton in 1969, worked for Gulf Oil as an operator and then shift supervisor until he retired in 1981. Jack enjoyed belonging to several Lodges – both in Manitoba and Nova Scotia and being involved with the Masons was very important to him. Jack regularly attended the United Church. He enjoyed camping, family reunions, golfing, curling, playing cards as well as crokinole and travelled extensively throughout Canada, US, Hawaii, United Kingdom and Europe. Jack is survived by his daughters Trish (Gary) Constantine and Cathy (Reed) Wolfe as well as granddaughters Allea and Deanna Wolfe. He was predeceased by his wife Doreen. The Ceremony to Celebrate Jack’s Life was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Rev. Craig Miller of Knox United Church officiated. Masonic Rites were observed at the Ceremony. Urn bearers were Jack’s granddaughters Allea and Deanna Wolfe. Interment followed in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jack to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Brandon RHA cancer services, 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
TELIOU: Vasiliki “Vicky” of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Vicky was born and raised in Greece and came to Canada in 1979. She resided with her sister, Maria, in Carman, Manitoba until they moved to Brandon in 1993. Vicky was very much loved by her family and friends. She was always eager to help people in any way possible. Vicky is survived by her sisters: Mina and Amy of Greece, Maria of Brandon, nephews Maurice, Marc, Stephen, Scott and special friend, Eugene Dobroski. She was predeceased by her parents Eve and Vasilis Teliou and brothers Demetrios, Spiros, Christos and Vlasis. The funeral service to honour Vicky’s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday with Fr. Theodore Paraskevopoulos of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Winnipeg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Vicky may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7.
Vasso ....I love you ...May God and the angel's watch over you ...goodbye my dear sister.
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STANLEY: Russell Theodore passed away peacefully at home on March 22, 2013, surrounded by the love of his wife Helen, son Ted, daughter Elaine and granddaughter Kim. Russ was born in Brandon on May 18, 1921, the third oldest child of Oliver and Jennie (Todd). He spent his entire life in Brandon except for three years served in the army down east and in Ontario. While posted to Kingston Russ met his lifetime love, Helen Malone (originally from Prince Edward Island). While standing in line at a movie, Russ and his buddy spotted two girls, Helen and her friend. Amused, they watched Helen, an animal lover, attempt to discretely pet the fur coat on the lady in line ahead of her, while her friend panicked that Helen would be caught. The following night, the guys saw the girls at a dance and the rest became history. Their marriage of almost 68 years began on July 15, 1945. Upon discharge from the military in August 1946, Russ and Helen moved to Brandon. They had three children: Ted, Elaine, and Jerry. For over twenty years Russ worked as an auto body repairman at Western Motors. In the 1960s Helen and Russ operated Russ’s Grocery at 251-3rd Street. Russ was a maintenance man at the provincial building when ill health then forced him into retirement. Helen and Russ loved to travel, first with the kids to Boston, PEI, and Alberta. Once the kids left home, so did Russ and Helen any chance they got. They travelled to Boston, PEI, Victoria, Vancouver (to visit Jerry and family), California, Vegas, Tahoe, Atlantic City, Florida, Nashville and overnight trips to different casinos. Once the overnight trips were no longer an option, they enjoyed the day trips into Winnipeg with Prairie Oasis. They talked often about how much they enjoyed their travels and trips and all the people they had met - time well spent. During his life Russ had a variety of interests–curling, hockey and fishing (a pastime he introduced to Ted at family picnics at the iron bridge). When Jerry played hockey and baseball as a youth, Russ would go watch him play. Later in life, Russ could be found with a TV (or two) tuned into a hockey, baseball or curling game. Horses held a fascination for him (especially heavy horses having worked with them after leaving school) and when able, he and Helen attended the Calgary Stampede, the winter and summer fairs in Brandon or would watch programs on TV that showed horses – rodeos, horse racing, equestrian events, winter and summer fairs. Russ and Helen enjoyed music, singing and dancing. He often spoke of the many dances he and Helen would go to when they were younger. Russ referred to them “jiving” while Helen referred to “being tossed around the dance floor”. As a young girl, Elaine learned to dance by “jiving” around the kitchen with dad. As well as playing the bugle in the army, Russ played the harmonica. In recent times, he and Helen would watch “Let’s Sing Again” on TV and the two would often be heard singing along with the show and once in a while the harmonica would come out, much to our delight. Russ loved his granddaughters. He and Helen spent a great deal of time with Kim while she was growing up and they had a bond that was only made stronger in the last two years of his life. Always a jokester, Kim became the main target of his sense of humor and quick wit: cracking her up with his one liners, pretending to be unconscious or suddenly busting into a dance move while walking with his walker, turning Kim into the stunt coordinator. He and Helen made annual trips to BC to visit Amanda and Cassi until travel became too hard on them. When the nieces and nephews were young, Uncle Russ enjoyed playing Santa for a number of Christmases. He really enjoyed children and would try to put a smile on their face or get a giggle from them. Russ was an animal lover. He enjoyed watching the wildlife that came into the yard–birds, deer, turkeys, squirrels, and rabbits. Through the years Russ and Helen had various cats and dogs, usually having multiple at a time. Of their last trio of cats, Colby chose Russ as his “main human”. It was common to find Colby curled up on Russ’s lap or stretched out up Russ’s chest to rub his head on Russ’s beard. The loss of Colby was particularly hard on him and at his request, Colby’s urn was buried with Russ. Russ’s greatest love was his wife, Helen and even when he knew he was dying his main concern was that he be at home with her until he passed and that she be well cared for when he was gone. Survived by his loving wife, Helen; son Ted (son Kelly, grandsons Mike, Chris and Dennis); daughter Elaine (G. W. Hannay), granddaughter Kim, G.W.’s sons Ryan and Shaun; son Jerry (Roberta), granddaughters Amanda and Cassandra; sister Evelyn Webber; brothers Ernie and John; sisters-in-law Joanna Malone, Ann and Joyce Stanley; Mike Malone of Edmonton;Pat and Mike Feeney and family of Boston; and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother and father; sister Vivian Adams; brothers Ollie, Bert and Gerald; daughter-in-law Joanne Rollins and her daughter Patti; father and mother-in-law Joseph and Mary Malone; brothers-in-law Ted Malone, Jack Webber and Buster Adams; sisters-in-law Emma and Sylvia Stanley. Funeral Service was held March 28th at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were G.W., Ryan and Shaun Hannay.
Thank you to Ken, Cindy, Jodee and staff at Brockie Donovan for their compassion and professionalism. Thank you to family and friends for the kindness shown to us at the time of Russ’s passing. The phone calls, expressions of sympathy, visits, food, cards and donations to the Humane Society were very much appreciated.
NEALE: Arthur Ross Neale, CD passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 after a short illness. Born March 14, 1925 in Neepawa, MB to Art and Lily Neale, Ross was raised in the Franklin and Minnedosa area. He started working for MTS at a young age clearing bush and help setting poles. Ross enlisted in the army in 1943 and served with RWR landing at Juno Beach on D-Day, he was wounded just 11 days later and was returned home to Deer Lodge Hospital to recover and rehabilitate. After being released from active service he returned to MTS as a lineman, then a BX cable man, and finally in the business office retiring in 1979. Ross met Marion Coleman in Brandon in 1947; they were married June 2, 1948 and were blessed with three daughters. In addition to working for MTS, Ross had a career with the 71 Bty/26th Field Reg't as a Reservist, he retired as RSM in 1976. He then helped to create the 26th Field/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum and was Curator there until 2010 becoming Curator Emeritus. Ross was a Boy Scout leader and while living in Morden he helped five young men to earn the designation of Queen Scout. Ross was a member of many rifle clubs around the western province as the family moved often with MTS. He was also a ham radio operator and a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the Purple Martin Club. Ross was predeceased by his wife Marion of 58 years; parents and two sisters Ella and Dorothy. Left to mourn are his daughters Faye (Dwight) Carkener, Ann (David) Pickford and Joan (Arnold) Winstone; grandchildren Ian (Jody) Carkener, Nancy (Erik) Adema, Christopher (Vanessa) Pickford, Marlis Russell (Collin Kulbacki), Blaine Winstone (Kandace Graham), Lacey and Lindsay Winstone; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Warren, Farran, Taven, Bradley, Bretton, Kamden, Lorelai, Emersen, Hadley, Kyra, Taylor, Arianna and Kalhelm; brother John (Phyllis) Neale as well as many nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Ross’ life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. R. Glenn Ball will officiate. Ross will be laid to rest together with his wife, Marion, in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the 26th Field Regiment RCA, XII MB Dragoons Museum Inc., 1116 Victoria Avenue, Brandon MB R7A 1B2.
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MARTIN: Mary Martin, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Martin and beloved mother to Greg and Kate, died on April 24, 2013 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 79. In accordance with Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Private Interment will be held at the Margaret Cemetery Margaret, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 204-825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1M5.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791
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