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HASIUK: Norman Edward Hasiuk passed away at the Neepawa Hospital on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 86. Norman, son of John and Mary Hasiuk of McConnell, was born on March 10, 1927. On July 10, 1951 he marked Margaret Christine Sinclair of Strathclair. They resided in Cardale, Minnedosa and Neepawa where he worked for Pool Elevators, Wilton Motors, McDougalls Garage, Brown and Murray, and then spent 28 years with Acklands until his retirement in 1992. Throughout his life, Dad enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, curling, cross country skiing and up until earlier this past year, walks around the fairgrounds every morning. He enjoyed travelling to places such as Germany, Indonesia, Texas and western Canada. Dad was an active member of the Neepawa Lions Club for 45 years. Since his retirement, he enjoyed his twice a day coffee with his buddies, with Bud Lee often picking him up. His weekly social schedule went: Mondayvisit the Lee family, Tuesdayvisit Gerry Henry, Wednesdayvisit the Peech family, Thursdayvisit the Sneesby family and Fridaya visit with the Mitchell family. These visits would be to get help with something, enjoy a meal or just a social call. As well, Dad, together with Bud Lee, volunteered to drive cancer patients from Neepawa to Winnipeg for many years. Another part of his schedule were the five or so years of twice daily visits to Mom in East View Lodge while she received care during her fight with MS. Norm was predeceased by his wife Margaret on June 16, 2004; brothers Peter and Jack and sister Jessie Johnston. He is survived by his sons, Edward (Suzanne) of Calgary, Blair (Sonia) of Brandon and Darrel (Marguerite) of Truro, Nova Scotia; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and his sisters Allyson Ford of Calgary and Isabelle Paul of Boca Raton, Florida. A celebration of Dads life took place at the Neepawa United Church on Monday, January 13, 2014 with Kristin Wood as Officiating Clergy. Interment took place at the Riverside Cenetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service, Box 1240, Neepawa, Manitoba R0J 1H0. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa was in care of arrangements.
CONNOLLY: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Sybil Connolly, on December 23, 2013. Sybil is predeceased by her husband, Willie Connolly. Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Pat (Barb), Mike and Danny; three granddaughters, Mandy, Jaci (Brooke), and Jessica; and three great-grandsons, Cole, Brody and Kade. The family would like to thank the staff at Brentwood Care Centre in Calgary, AB, for their excellent care. A small service is to be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB (204)727-0694.
COMSTOCK: It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the passing of William Henry Comstock (Bill) at Nanaimo General Hospital, BC, on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Bill was born June 25, 1933 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Robert and Jennie Comstock. Bill had the honour of being named after one of his uncles killed in World War I. Bill attended Caswell School and City Park Collegiate in Saskatoon. He began his business career in sales where he met his wife, Marion, who he shared 43 years with until her sudden passing. Bills career took them to many communities, but with a wife and two children, Bill decided to put down roots and Brandon, Manitoba, became home. Bills career interests shifted over time to real estate. He was very well respected and served as President of the Brandon and Manitoba Real Estate Associations. Bill belonged to many organizations and charities throughout his life. He was an active Kinsmen member for 40 plus years, an honoree blood donor and in his retirement became active in the legion in Qualicum Beach. Bill enjoyed sports and played the position of goalie in hockey as a child which he continued to play until his late sixties. He also played baseball which he encouraged his oldest grandchild to play. He spent many nights cheering on the Brandon Wheat Kings. It brought Bill great joy to see his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders win The Grey Cup! Bill enjoyed traveling and went to many wonderful places in the world. Clear Lake was a spot dear to his heart where he shared many wonderful memories with family and friends. Bill loved to be active whether it was being involved with an organization, cheering on a grandchild, making his wine or his famous fudge. Bill had quick wit and sense of humour, we will miss him. Bill retired to Qualicum Beach where he married his present wife Margot Graham. Left to mourn is his wife Margot of BC; two daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Sandeman, Lynne (Ches) Bollman; grandchildren, Leah, Stuart, April, Allison and Carter; six great-grandchildren; brother Robert (Caroline) Comstock; sisters, Shirley Baldwin, Dianne (Vic) Palles; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Marion (Spence) 1997. A private celebration of Bills life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society in Bills name.
BRUCE: Doris Ellen Bruce (nee Penelton). August 22, 1925 - November 22, 2013. Passed away peacefully at the Hamiota Health Centre with her daughters by her side. Doris is survived by her daughters Marilyn Bruce and Cathy (Phil) Fafard, grandchildren Philip, Cateline, Luke and Aimée; sister Merl (Colin) Cory, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George, her parents Robert and Ellen Penelton, brother Arthur and sister-in-law Helen, in-laws George and Catherine Bruce and special daughter, Haydee Smeets. Doris was born at Willen, Manitoba, moving to Miniota with her father, brother, and sister in 1933 following the death of her mother. She married George Bruce in 1948, and except for a brief stay at the Bruce farm, she lived in Miniota for the rest of her life, spending 80 years in the house on Railway Ave S. She played an active role in the community as an avid curler, supporter of the Miniota Figure Skating Club and the Fine Arts Festival, and was a proud member of the UCW. Once her beloved grandchildren came along, spending time with them became a big part of her life as she attended many sporting events and made many trips to Brandon and Dauphin. In later years, she became known as the historian of the community by all who knew her as she could produce bits of information seemed long forgotten. While she gave much to her community, she also received much from all her friends and neighbors. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Hamiota Health Centre for all the care and kindness extended to our mother and ourselves over the last several years. We also would like to thank the Miniota First Responders and Virden Ambulance Service for their care, concern and professionalism. A celebration of Doriss life will be held on May 24, 2014 at the Miniota United Church, with fellowship to follow. Private interment will take place at that time at the Miniota Cemetary. Campbell Funeral Home in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doriss memory to the Hudson Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Miniota and Area Foundation, Box 70, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0 or to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared via the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
BAILEY: Charles Allen (VE4LB) passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba after a short struggle with cancer. Arrangements are pending. Complete obituary information will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Charles may be made to the Manitoba Amateur Radio Museum, c/o Dave Snydal, 25 Queens Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba R7B 1G1. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MISANCHUK: Edward Paul, March 30, 1924 - January 12, 2014. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of husband, father and grandfather, at the Brandon General Hospital. Edward was born in1924 to John and Caroline Misanchuk in the Jackfish/Ozerna area, the youngest of three children. He attended elementary school in Jackfish and completed high school in Erickson and Minnedosa. Edward began teaching at the age of 18, shortly after completing his teacher's training in Winnipeg. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Brandon University later in life. Edward started teaching in one room rural schools in Ravensworth, Montcalm, Grandview, and Rackham. He later taught school in Sandy Lake, Ethelbert and Brandon. His teaching profession spanned 38 years before Edward retired in 1983. In 1949 Edward met Ella Lesiuk at an Ozerna community dance and shortly after were married. Edward and Ella had a family of four, twin boys Bruce and Bryan and two girls Gloria and Cynthia. In 1950 they purchased a farm directly north of Edward's parents in Sandy Lake. The farm was bordered by two lakes and because of interest by campers, soon developed into a summer resort, Ed-venture Bay Campgrounds. Sandy Lake remained the focus on weekends and summer school vacations and well beyond school retirement, keeping Edward, Ella and family busy to this day. Edward was predeceased by his wife Ella, parents, John and Carrie Misanchuk, and his brother Peter Misanchuk. Edward is survived by his sister, Zenova Stephanyshyn, his children Bruce (Pamela) Misanchuk Airdrie AB, Bryan Misanchuk of ON, Gloria (Francois) Carrard of Brandon, MB and Cynthia (Richard Hodgson) of Airdrie, AB; and six grandchildren, Mike and Jon Misanchuk, Kara and Sigourney Burrell, Alexandra and Harrison Hodgson and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Father Michael Tkachuk will officiate.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgIn lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation, may do so to a charity of their choice.
Those we love must someday passBeyond our present sight--Must leave us and the world we knowWithout their radiant light.But we know that like a candleTheir lovely light will shineTo brighten up another placeMore perfect --- more divine.And in the realm of HeavenWhere they shine so warm and bright,Our loved ones live forevermoreIn God's eternal light.Raes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
KLYWAK: Pete, beloved father of James (Karen), passed away peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 93. Pete was born on December 1, 1920 at Shoal Lake, MB. He was the second oldest of ten children (four brothers and five sisters). Pete is survived by his son James (Karen), three grandchildren, Vanessa Schurko, Mathew Klywak (LaDon) and Treina Topfer (Gaston). There are eight great grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, Gavyn, Erika, Kerwin, Christopher, Johan and Rinse, two brothers-in-law, John Kavanagh and Tom Emslie, as well as cousins, numerous nieces and nephews. He served with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada during WW II. Pete married Elizabeth Morison on February 16, 1950 in Rivers, MB. They resided in Bradwardine and Winnipeg, and he was employed as a driver for DND until his retirement in 1985, after 31 years of service. They moved to Brandon in the early nineties, where they resided for 20 years, they were very active with Seniors for Seniors. In March of 2011, they moved to Portage la Prairie to be closer to their son, Jim and family. In his younger years, he was a very active and talented curler, and also a life member of the Legion. Dad enjoyed playing crib, cheering on teams, like the original Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Blue Jays. Mom and Dad traveled a great deal to places like Alaska, the Maritime Provinces and Senior for Senior tours by bus. His priority was his wife of almost 64 years and family. He liked to keep in touch with his siblings and their families. He loved being a grandfather; he drove many miles, and spent countless hours cheering on the children when they participated in sports. Pete was predeceased by his wife, Bette on December 5, 2013 and his brothers Mike, Henry, Joe and Edward and sisters Annie Busko, Mary Seminuk, Phyllis Riddell, Marg Kavanaugh and Lillian Emslie. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Pete may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KIRKUP: Mr. Jack Kirkup of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert & Margaret Kirkup; son-in-law, Alan Sheridan; also two brothers and four sisters. Jack is survived by his wife, Edythe of Melita; five children, Elaine (Chris) Hunt of Killarney, Helen Sheridan (Les Kirk) of Hamiota, L.J. (Darlene) of Melita, Murray (Sharron) of Flin Flon, and Bert (Shelley) of Melita; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orma Minshull of Melita and Alda Sitko of Brandon; sister-in-law, Inez Snyder of Melita; also numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB., with (Rev) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment followed at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita & Area Communiplex (make cheque payable to: Melita Pool Committee Inc. Box 341 Melita, MB. R0M 1L0) Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
WASHINGTON: Ken Washington passed away peacefully on December 16, 2013. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, in 1933, and had eleven siblings. He is predeceased by his parents William and Doris Washington, first wife Alice Joy, grandson Jordan, brothers Robert, Lawrence, Ralph and sister Gwen. Ken is survived by his wife Muriel (nee Hay), daughter Brenda (Stormer), son Bill (Lidka), and four grandchildren, brothers Lew, Charlie, Jim, Don and sisters Marion, Pat and Doris. Ken served with the RCMP for 33 years; was the recipient of the Canadian Banks Law Enforcement Award and spent his later years in the Force as a homicide detective in Vancouver. Ken most recently lived in Richmond, B.C. A Celebration of Life to honor Ken will be held at a later date in Richmond, B.C.
VANBESELAERE: Mr. Albert Vanbeselaere of Melita passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 81. Albert is survived by his seven children: Lorraine (Val) Pomedli of Pilger SK; Lorna Warsaba (Ken) of Melita; Ron (Deb) Vanbeselaere of Melita; Doug (Nancy) Vanbeselaere of Calgary, AB; Judy (Kelvin) Edwards of Medora; Terry (Lisa) Vanbeselaere of Reston; and Dwayne (Lynn) Vanbeselaere of Melita. He has 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren and 1 step great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers: Andy (Clara(deceased)) Vanbeselaere of Deloraine; Kenneth (Nadia) Vanbeselaere of Kelowna, B.C.; Victor Vanbeselaere of Melita; George (Gloria) Vanbeselaere of Melita; and sister Helen (Tom) Claeys of Deloraine; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Georgette (April 2013) and his parents, Maurice and Laura Vanbeselaere. Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Melita on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Paul Bisson as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 1K2. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (204-522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com.
SPENCE: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Florence Victoria Spence, on January 11, 2014, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 75. The wake service will be held at the Crane River Roman Catholic Church in Crane River, Manitoba, on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Church, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MILNE: (April 11, 1938 - January 11, 2014). Donald Barrie Milne passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Prior to his very brief hospitalization, he had been residing at Hillcrest Place in Brandon. Known either as Don or Barrie, Mr. Milne was the only son of the late Alex Milne and Frances Milne-McKeown of Brandon. He is survived by his daughter Katherine Anne Milne of Winnipeg; aunts Anna Wall of Brandon and Shirley Mitchell (Walter) of Edmonton; many cousins and in-laws; and dear friends Elizabeth and Bill Goodridge. Don was predeceased by his wife Eleanor (Parker). He will also be remembered by his step-daughters Patty (Eugene) Sansregret and Michele (Anthony) LaPointe- Dixon, grandchildren Crystal (Corey) LaPointe-Toyne, Kyle (Sarah) Sansregret, Marisa (Victor) Thompson, Nicholas Thompson, great-granddaughter Isabelle and sister-in-law Sandra Miller. Don will always be remembered by his grandchildren for the time he spent with them either playing cards, telling stories or one of his famous jokes. Donald Barrie Milne was a charitable, kind and gentle man who loved the world and everyone in it. For much of his life he also enjoyed the companionship of his pets. He was devout and steadfast in his Christian faith. His affable, uncomplaining demeanour, in spite of health problems he endured for many years, was an inspiration to others. He rose to lofty positions in Toastmasters International and was keenly interested in history and military matters. He was proud of his association with the military and the Royal Canadian Legion, and grateful for the sacrifices made by Canadian men and women in uniform who have given so much to defend our freedom and preserve our Canadian way of life. Many thanks are extended to the staffs at Hillcrest Place and Brandon Regional Health Centre and Dr. Moller for their many kindnesses and the care they provided to Don. Donations in Mr. Milnes memory may be made to charities of choice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, with Rev. Paul Stade of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment of Dons ashes will occur at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KOHUT: Audrey, beloved wife of Tony Kohut, mother of Deborah, David and Tracy, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the age of 89 years. To Celebrate Audreys life a memorial reception will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Saturday, January 18 from 12:00 -2:00 pm. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Audrey, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
JENKINS:(Ted) Francis Edward. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ted Jenkins, 68, of Oak Lake, Manitoba on January 8, 2014 as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. Loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother will be dearly missed. Complete obituary and funeral announcement will follow at a later date. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
KINSEY: The family of Betty Kinsey (Rubachuk) announces her passing December. 30, 2013 in Calgary. She was born in Sandy Lake September.24, 1950. Betty will be missed by her loving husband Wayne of 39 years, her two children Diane (Jeff) Chris (Melani) her brother Ronnie (Bev) of Neepawa.
She will be missed by all.