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FINCH: Shirley “Lee” Finch of Brandon, beloved wife of Ed, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, 5th Street & Southern Avenue, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Chad McCharles officiating. Placement of the urn will follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lee may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, 1011-5thStreet, Brandon, MB, R7A 3M1 or to a church of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DUNFORD: It is with great sadness we the family of Julie Ann Vivian (Blacksmith) Dunford (nee Crampain), announce her death after a courageous battle with cancer, on May 9, 2014. She was born January 11, 1968. Julie was the chosen daughter of Marion Crampain- Harvatt and the late Gary Crampain. An aboriginal funeral will take place at the Aboriginal Funeral Chapel at the corner of Parr and Selkirk in Winnipeg on Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation will follow and a memorial service will be held at the Oak Lake United Church on May 21 at 6:00 p.m., with interment in the Oak Lake Cemetery. Lunch and fellowship at the Oak Lake Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in honor of Julie.
KENT: Allen Wesley Kent was born July 6, 1921, in Unity, Saskatchewan. He passed away May 10, 2014 at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Allen was a young man when he and his family moved to Brandon, and it was here that he developed his hardworking ways. He worked hard at farming, road construction, Kent Construction and Zenith Paving. After retiring from Kent Construction, Allen went back to farming with his only son for many years. When Allen wasn’t working, he enjoyed many hours hunting and fishing. Allen is survived by his wife, Irene, son, Robert and daughter-in-law Regina (children Amanda and Gordon). Sister-in-law, Ruth Kent, and brother-in-law, William Mossop. As per Allen’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held.
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RICARD: Roland Aimé Henri Ricard. Peacefully at the Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne, Manitoba on Monday, May 12, 2014, Mr. Roland Ricard of St. Claude, Manitoba passed away at the age of 78 years. He leaves to mourn his brother Joseph Ricard, 28 nieces and nephews: devoted nephew, friend and neighbour Clément (Lynn) Gobin, Norbert Gobin, Jeanette (Grant) Briggs, Beatrice Nicolson and Marcel Gobin; niece Mariette (Denis) Pinette who held a special place in his heart, Simone (André) Lambert, Denise (André) Rémillard, Gisèle (Doug) Orton, Aurèle (Peggy) Ricard, Olive Parrott, Gérald (Jill) Ricard, Jacques (Gisèle) Ricard, Michel (Margaret) Ricard, Elliette (Ronald) Miller, Marcelle (Laurent) Boulet, Claude (Sherry) Ricard, Chantal (Daniel) Labossière, Joël (Melinda) Ricard and Daniel (Fhem) Ricard; Lucille (Jim) Ellerton, Robert Ricard, Alain Ricard, Louise (Ed) Van Leur, Normand Ricard, Suzanne (Bim) Sharkey, Patrick Ricard and Annette (Frank) Majercsak as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Roland was predeceased by his parents Marie-Louise (née Kervinio) and Raphaël Ricard, sisters Marguerite Gobin, brothers Raymond and René Ricard and sisters-in-law Marie-Ange Ricard and Anita Ricard. The Family would like to thank the caring Staff at the St. Claude Pavilion where Roland resided for the past few years. Prayers will be held at Adam’s Funeral Home on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Funeral Service will be held in the St. Claude Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Music and Eulogy at 1:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 2:00 p.m. with family interment in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Claude Wellness Centre or to the St. Claude Catholic Church. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
FLEGER: James (Jim) Harvey Fleger, of Neepawa, MB entered into rest on May 13, 2014 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, MB. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Building Improvement Fund, Neepawa Branch; or the Neepawa District Palliative Care Service. White’s Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
DRUWE: Charles Joseph, beloved husband of the late Marie Druwe, father of Claudette, Cyril, Connie and the late Sharon, passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In memory of Charlie, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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CAVE: Elma Ellen Cave passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB at 87 years of age. Elma is lovingly remembered by her children Lois Cave, Linda (Bob) Timbrell, Archie Tanner, Charlie Thomas, and many more foster children; grandchildren Jennifer (Michael) Roth, Jason Timbrell; great grandchildren Natasha Roth, Johnathon Roth, Bailey Salmon, Bradley Timbrell, Riley Timbrell; sister Emma Duthie; and special care giver Donna Smith; and many nieces and nephews. Elma was predeceased by her parents John and Lillian Gudbranson; husband Fred Cave; son Ricky Benn; sisters May Stadnyk, Sarah Gudbranson, Thelma Gudbranson, Mable Mason; brothers Jack Gudbranson, Gilbert Gudbranson, Gerald Gudbranson. A graveside service for friends and family will be held at the Ancrum Cemetery, RM of Daly, MB on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00pm. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Elma’s memory to the Riverdale Health Centre Palliative Care Program, c/o Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0. Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CURRY: 1932 - 2014. On Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre, Larry Curry aged 82 years went to his eternal rest. Lawrence (Larry) Donald Curry was born May 9, 1932 in Hamiota, MB to Clarence and Winnifred (Honey) Curry. He married Everyne Johnston on September 20, 1952. Dad grew up on a farm with his family. His first business venture with his brother, Garth was “Risk & Hope”. They went on to buy a transfer business and moved to Manitou in 1959. The “Curry Bros Business” farmed, bought cattle, created the Manitou Auction Barn, the Behlen Bin Business and finally partnering with other family to start Manitou’s 4C gas station and restaurant. Larry also ran some businesses on his own or with other partners, notably the Lundar Auction Barn and Ranch and his golf cart business. Throughout all of these business ventures there was only one bookkeeper capable of handling the nuances of these businesses, and that was mom. Dad had a true entrepreneurial spirit and was one of Manitou’s biggest promoters throughout his life there. Dad was there to support his community be it the Manitou Fair 4H calf sale, a Curling Calcutta or the ball diamond and he was also a lifetime member of the Manitou Golf Course and Curling Rink. Dad had many interests in his life including baseball, golfing, curling and horses. Dad was also a great dancer and loved his country music. In his later years, his interest for current events and reading could be seen by the newspapers present on his chair or the floor. Dad became a cabin owner in Pleasant Valley and many fun times were spent on the golf course or driving the golf carts around the beach. Dad’s cabin was easily identified by the red geraniums found hanging from planters and fences around the cabin. Dad always loved children. He spent hours entertaining us with his famous “stick out teeth” routine. This routine never got old from the time we were children to the time of his grandchildren. When Dad’s health required him to move to Morden, it brought him closer to his grandchildren. The children knew that when you went to visit Grandpa there would be one or more jelly beans or hard candies waiting for them in his pocket or cupboard. The last two years of Dad’s life brought him back to Manitou. We saw the return of his sense of humour while being with friends and family in familiar settings. Dad was content and happy in his home, the Pembina Manitou Health Centre. We will be forever grateful to all the wonderful staff and friends who cared for Dad and popped by for a visit. Dad has left us all a legacy of love, laughter, loyalty and friendship. Larry was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Everyne, daughter, Patsi, his parents, sister, Audrey, brothers, Garth and Verne and son-in-law, Don Compton. He is survived by daughters, Adel, Trudy and son, Lane (Krista), eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister, Doreen Jenkins, sister-in-law, Shirlee Curry, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews who all knew and loved Uncle Larry. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday May 15, 2014 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Manitou with Rev. Bev and Laurie Simpson officiating. Public viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Church prior to the service with a private family interment to follow at the Manitou Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to the Pembina-Manitou Health Centre. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements, 204-822-4755
HOOKE: After three years of "helping" with some of the day to day nursing duties at Fairview Personal Care Home, Eileen Hooke, "always a nurse", has decided to move on. She passed away at Fairview on Sunday, May 11, 014. So for her friends and her most recent "co-workers" and those who worked with her in earlier years, her family extends an invitation to say farewell at a Celebration of her life at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:3o pm. The Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow in the Madford cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Eileen to the Douglas United Church P.O. Box 24, Douglas, MB R0K 0R0. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
GUTHRIE: Muriel Irene Guthrie. Muriel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Willowview Personal Care Home in Reston. Muriels parents immigrated from Scotland in 1912 and settled in Reston when Muriel was born in 1926. She was the youngest of 4 daughters; mother Helen Kay was a midwife and dad ‘Scotty’ John Kay was manager and worker at the CPR roundhouse. Muriel lived her life in Reston and spoke fondly of her school days, drama club, working at the local bakeshop, skating at the community rink and living through the war years of loss. She fell in love with Jack Guthrie and they were married 1944. She adapted well to farm life and pursued her many community activities in womens groups (Eastern Star; United Church), in childrens learning (4-H sewing teacher and figure skating organization) church and library boards, Agricultural Society and heritage committees. She is forever remembered by her children Kay (Bonnie), Gaylyn (Linda), Jacquie (Richard); grandchildren, John (Jackie), Sheldon (Andrea), Nicholas (Nichole), Jennifer, Rebecca, Craig (Monique), Corey, Steven (Heather), Jonathan: great- grandchildren Ethan, Ella, Jaxon, Jace, Madison, Elizabeth, Noah, Alexa, Jason, Ashley, Peyton, Kara, Jack, Chloe. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Jack in 2011: sisters Hannah (Walter), Jessie (Mickey), Agnes (Ab): sisters- in-law Mora (John), Margaret (Bill) and her parents Helen and John Kay.
Muriel held her children’s hands for awhile and she will hold our hearts forever.
Our family thanks the community of support that surrounds us with words of comfort, cards, gifts of food and memories of Muriel at our time of loss of a mom, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Thank-you all.
REID: William Rae (November 25, 1915 - January 31, 2014). Rae Reid, at the age of 98, passed away peacefully in Rideau Park Personal Care Home, with family by his side. Rae was born at Isabella, Manitoba, where he spent his youth on the family farm. Farm life suited him well and he also enjoyed playing hockey and baseball. In 1940, Rae married Anne Graham and joined the Air Force in 1942. He trained as a Radio Operator and was stationed in Toronto, ON and then Victoria, B.C. After the war, he worked as a mechanic in the ship yards. In 1950, following the tragic death of his wife and three children, Rae came to Brandon with his two daughters. Rae always possessed a very strong work ethic and could do any job and do it well. He completed the psychiatric nursing program at the B.M.H.C. graduating with top honors in 1956, and was employed there for 25 years before retiring. In 1957, he married Jean Arthur and they shared many years of travelling, and spending summers at their Sandy Lake Cottage with family and friends. Golf and fishing were frequent activities they both enjoyed. Rae was an avid walker and gardener and was also fond of swimming, ice skating, cycling, bowling and curling. He was a very independent, private man but was always very willing to lend a hand wherever it was needed. Rae and Jean moved into Lions Manor in 1989 where they enjoyed a very active social life. He loved a good card game and was a sharp pool player. Jean passed away in 1993 following a stroke. In 1995, Rae and Gertrude Kenyan were married at the Lions Manor and continued enjoying the social life there. They made many trips to Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario visiting their families. In 2007, they moved into Victoria Landing and Gertrude passed away November 2013 in Winnipeg. Rae was also predeceased by his brother, Claude, and two grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters: Marlene (Tom) Carson, Leduc, AB, Janice (Jack) Jones, Brandon, MB; four grandchildren: Debbie (Murray) Haywood, Melanie Wilson, Paula (Wayne) Morris, Dave (Monica) Carson and six great grandchildren, sister- in-law Georgina Reid, two nieces and two nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their care and compassion during Rae's time there. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon. A private family interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Rae may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
WEST: Eunice Winnifred Marie (née O’Rourke) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Eunice will be lovingly remembered by her son Stephen West, daughter Anne West and grandchildren Carleigh (Jon), Keri (Mandee), Kelsey and Sarah. A celebration of Eunice’s life will follow at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Melodi and Miriam at Fairview Home. They would also like to thank Dr. Deong, Shelley, Charlene, Josie, Lana and all the staff of the 4th floor at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Donations in memory Eunice may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STURGEON: Bernice Sturgeon of Onanole, MB passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Joe and is survived by son Marlon (Marilyn) Sturgeon of Brandon, MB, daughters: Bonnie-Jo (Gordon) Lyon of Dryden, OT., Shelley (Len) Mainville of Beaverlodge, AB, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, brother Gary Gunnarson (Gloria Gunnarson) of Onanole, Evelyn Ingaldson of Minnedosa and Violet Lowe of Texas City, Texas. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Erickson with Fr. Mark Filips officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said at the church Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
YOUNG: Gwendolyn “Gwen” Alda Young, sister to Dorothy Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the age of 90 years. A celebration of Gwen’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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STRAHL: Bernice Strahl passed away on April 26, 2014 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 84 years. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Personal Care Home or the Alzheimer Society of MB or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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