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EVANS: Edward, beloved husband of Linda Evans, father of Dean and Val, passed away peacefully in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Ed, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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HOLM: Victor Alan Holm passed away suddenly 28th of April 2013 in Virden, Manitoba. Can it be a year? Victor was born at the Arborg Hospital on the 3rd of September 1951. Second son of Albert and Jeannette Holm, brother of David and eventually brother of Leonard. The family left the farm in Vidir during 1955, spending one year in Stockton, then on to Brandon. This is where Victor spent his childhood and began his adult life. Victor was very sports minded, playing both hockey and baseball. He decided to follow his maternal Grandfather's footsteps as a plumber. He graduated from A.C.C. Pre-apprentice Program in Plumbing. He then went on to Winnipeg and then to Calgary to finish his apprenticeship. This is where he became interested in the Gas/Oil service industry. He eventually started his own inspection/construction company, where he became the well respected "go to guy" for the Gas/Oil companies. Victor travelled the world looking after many projects, Finally working in Southwestern Manitoba as the construction superintendent for Tundra Energy while living in Virden. Victor had three children, Jennifer Lynn, Meagan, Benjamin and one grandchild Leigha. Victor was predeceased by his father; Albert Victor George Holm 1997; his Amma and Afi Fanny and Ludvik Holm (1956); his grandparents in England, Frances Taylor (1969), Wilfred Henry Taylor (1976). Those who knew "Vic" well, knew a man who loved and cared deeply. Left to fondly remember Victor are his spouse Joyce McKay, his mother Jeannette Alexandra Holm, brothers David John Holm and Leonard Paul Holm plus countless friends from his busy life. Reverend Shannon McCarthy presided over the service held at Central United Church May 8th, 2013.
STEWART: R.D. “Bob” Stewart passed away at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on February 3, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of MB or Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
STYLES: Doris (Doll) passed away at The Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon, MB on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 101. Doll was born in Winnipeg on January 27, 1913. She resided there until she moved to Reston in 1994 and then Brandon in 2013. Doll was an active member of the Patricia Chapter #8 Order of the Eastern Star. She received her 50 year pin in 2004. She was a member of the Kilola Bridge Club for many years and also the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary. Doll kept in close touch with family and friends through many letters and phone calls. She enjoyed several trips to England to visit extended family and often played hostess when they came here. She loved to knit, play cards and games (Scrabble was a favorite), watch Jeopardy, make shortbread and help those in need. Nothing gave her more pleasure than doing for others. Doll was predeceased by her mother Edith, her father Fred, her brother Bill, her sister-in-law Florence, and her nephew Grant. She is survived by her niece Diane Fotheringham and husband Jack of Brandon and their children Jodi Fotheringham (White Rock), Lori and Fred Greig, Allison, Stephanie, Cameron (Reston), Jeff and Janine Fotheringham, Jack, Clare, Meg (Saskatoon) and Nancy Fotheringham (Brandon); Grant’s children Shane and Marla Styles, Finn, Layla, Tatum (Kelowna), Shannon Styles (Kelowna) and Kim Styles and Lev (Squamish). A memorial will be held at the Reston Anglican Church on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The ashes will be interred in the family plot in Elmwood Cemetery in Winnipeg. Donations in Doll’s memory may be made to the Reston and Area Foundation or a charity of your choice.
SHAW: Clara Kate Shaw (née Hawkins.) Born in Brandon, Clara was the third child born to Jack and Kate Hawkins (née Playford). She spent her early years in Nesbitt, married Robert Shaw and moved back to Brandon. She worked for many years at Brandon General Hospital with the housekeeping department. She was a wonderful pianist, and was very involved with St. Mary’s Church A.C.W., who continued to love and support her throughout her life. Clara was predeceased by her parents, her husband Bob and four brothers Tom, Herbert, Ken, Sam and her sister Dorothy. She is survived by her sister Helen Friesen of Burnaby, B.C., several nieces and nephews, loving friends Loretta and Wayne Hamilton and family, and dear friends of St. Mary’s Anglican Church. Clara was a very special person who loved to attend the musical entertainment provided by Fairview Home and appreciated every visit, card, bouquet and gift she received. Well known for her big, warm hugs, she will be remembered for her kind and loving nature. She never missed an opportunity to express her appreciation and left each visitor knowing how grateful she was that they took the time to stop by. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday, April 25, 2014 with Rev. Fr. Sean Beahen of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clara may be made to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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RUSHTON: Our family is sad to announce the death of Joyce Ashley Kay Rushton on March 21, 2014 at Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba. Joyce was born in Liverpool, England in 1924 to Oswald and Elizabeth (Rice) KAY. They immigrated to Canada in 1928, and farmed on the beautiful Grenadier Island in the St. Lawrence Seaway until her mother's death a year later. The family moved to Saskatchewan where Joyce lived with her eldest sister Winifred's family until 1937. When her father married Annie Hillier, she went to live with them in Chaggoness, Saskatchewan.   Joyce graduated high school in Naicam, Saskatchewan and that same year she began teaching at age 17 in Eriksdale, Manitoba. After Winnipeg Normal School, Joyce went to teach grades 5-8 in Waskada, Manitoba. In 1946, at 22, she was assistant principal at Dewberry School, Alberta.  In July 1947, Joyce married Glen Rushton in Edmonton, Alberta. They made their home on the Rushton farm, 5 miles south of Waskada. Alan was born in 1948 and Beth in 1951. While their children were small, Joyce was active with the United Church Women. By 1960 she was asked to teach again in Waskada. The family moved into town and Joyce began teaching French, English and Art to Junior High students. She became Elementary School Principal and in 1969 they moved to Virden. There, Joyce continued teaching Junior High French and Art until her retirement in 1978. But Joyce could not retire from art and went on to lead adult classes for Manitoba Cultural Affairs. She worked a year at the Brandon Art Gallery and for Arts West to raise art awareness from Brandon to the US border. For twenty years, she donated her paintings to raise funds for Brandon's South Western Art Gallery. In 2000, Joyce and Glen moved from Virden to Brandon and lived at Riverheights Terrace. Glen and Joyce were happily married for 63 years. After his death in 2010, Joyce once again held art classes for the Riverheights residents, and organized exhibitions of their work.  Joyce was predeceased by her parents Oswald and Elizabeth, her husband Glen, her sisters Winifred, Lilian, Madeline, Irene, and her brother Harry. Joyce is survived by her son Alan of Winnipeg, daughter Beth (Horst) of Surrey B.C., grandson Lyndsey Ferguson (Ana) of Reston, Virginia, and her granddaughter Melanie Rushton (Tony) of Winnipeg.
We all miss her bright, shining, face. 
"Marrying Joyce was the best decision of my life." — Glen"Mom had a generous spirit and believed in living life to the fullest. She was joyful and curious". — Al and Beth"Grandma was caring, strong, and smart. She was full of life, with passion for art, teaching and politics. She was an example of perseverance, hope, and family". — Lyndsey "Grandma was a shrewd business woman, yet fair, incredibly kind, and thoughtful. She inspired me to be patient and encouraged me through hard times. I will always remember her as one of the most positive people I have ever known." — MelanieA private, family interment will be held at the cemetery in Waskada, Manitoba this summer. Joyce's favorite charities were the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Liberal Party of Canada.
Messages or condolences may be left on Joyce Rushton's on-line guest book at
"The Family is the Country of the heart. There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family." –– Guiseppe Mazzini
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PERRY: Olive Perry, (née Green) a long-time resident of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on March 10, 2014. Olive was born December 16th, 1923 in Birtle, MB and moved to Brandon when she was seventeen. She met Basil Perry and they married February 23, 1945. They had four children, Bob, Dianne, Betty and Heather. Olive worked for many years at the Assiniboine Centre as a Unit Clerk where she made many friends. She was still a familiar face to many hospital staff who remembered her whenever they met. With her vast experience and knowledge of medical issues from working at the hospital, family members fondly remember her ability to diagnose and recommend treatment for each of her children’s and grandchildren’s ailments. Olive was a great cook and loved her own cooking so much she was always the first to compliment the chef! In her retirement years, Olive moved to Lion’s Manor. During those years she enjoyed golfing, bowling, line dancing, playing in the band and singing in the choir. She also enjoyed the occasional bus trip with her good friend, Joyce. She will be greatly missed by her children Bob (Sharon) Perry of Erickson; Dianne (John) Down of High River, AB; Betty (Neil) Cochrane of Brandon and Heather (Lyle) Tranberg of Esterhazy, SK. She will also be missed by nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Olive was predeceased by her husband Basil, her grandson Trent Perry and five sisters and two brothers. A celebration of life will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday May 2nd, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Olive may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
de DELLEY: Francis Larry de Delley, age 80 years, beloved husband of Alice, passed away at Fairview Home, on Friday, April 25, 2014. Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside will be held at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Funeral Celebrant, Lydia Glawson will officiate. Donations in memory of Larry may be made to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Box 3, Group 520, RR #5, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McMANUS: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Clifford Neil McManus, on April 1,2014, at Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Cliff was born at Shergrove, MB, August 9, 1921. He was 3rd youngest in a family of 11, and received his education at Cameron School. In the fall of 1942, he joined the R.C.A.F. and following his training in MB, SK and Quebec, he was than posted to England. Their crew flew 31 trips and considered themselves very lucky to finish their missions and return home.. In July 1950, Cliff married Muriel Stitt, of Foxwarren. They farmed south of Basswood raising a family of three boys and five girls. After they retired to Minnedosa in the fall of 1989, they enjoyed traveling, taking trips to Alaska, Nova Scotia and Gabriola Island. They also attended an Air Force reunion in England. Cliff was predeceased by parents, William & Edla McManus, sisters: Teany (Bill) Hood, Kathleen (George) Pollon, Irene (Harvey) Glawson, and Pearl (Stewart) Kille, and brothers: Reuben, Carl, Earl, Norval (Mary), J. Oscar (Ruby) and Henry and great-granddaughter Ruby. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Muriel, Bob and Karen, Judy, Allan, Catherine, Nancy and Randy (Smith), Joyce, Dale and Diana, Eva and Brad (Graham), eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Marion McManus. Donations in Cliff's memory may be made to the Patio Fund at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Services were in charge of the arrangements.
HARRISON: Ellen Clara Harrison, beloved wife of the late Stanley Reid Harrison, of Reston, Manitoba passed away at Willowview Personal Care Home, Reston Tuesday; April 22, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Funeral arrangements will be private. Interment will be in Sinclair Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Reston United Church Remembrance Fund in memory of Ellen.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
COTTON: On the morning of April 2, 2014 the family, friends and community of Robert (Bob) Wilkinson Cotton were devastated by his tragic loss. Memorial services were held in the Holland Community Hall, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Sandra Rex officiating. Bob was born June 23, 1940 in Brandon, Manitoba, the eldest of three children born to Lloyd and Annie Cotton. Graduating high school in Brandon, he began work for Laird Sprague, now Meyers Norris Penny LLP. Bob devoted his career to retail co-operatives eventually becoming Finance and Control Manager for Federated Co-op (Alberta). The co-operative philosophy motivated Bob to work hard for each community he lived in, holding himself to a standard which made him inherently valuable to the Co-operative and people around him. In his retirement Bob continued to serve the needs of others with that same philosophy. He assisted numerous businesses and community groups. His wealth of experience coupled with his patient gentle demeanor endeared him to those he worked with. Bob was a navigator, servant and helper. A thread weaving through our lives, he drew us to him and gave us strength. Left to cherish his memory are Bob’s wife Beth Flemington, his step-children Geoff, Brendan and Shannon Westbury (Derek Jackson), his children, Lee-Ann Cotton (Ben Rosentreter), Robyn (Rich) Kuczera, Bob Cotton (Richelle), his grandchildren Kelsey, Delaney, Curtis, and Steven, and step-grandchildren Nicholas, Dylen and Maddox, his sister Barbara (Bob Knight) and their children Brian Knight (Sherry), Valerie Carson (JC). He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was predeceased by his mother Annie (Swinton) Cotton, father Lloyd Cotton, and his brother David Cotton. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Holland & Area Community Foundation, Box 87 Holland, MB R0G 0X0, or to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Holland, MB were in care of arrangements.
The clock of life is wound but once,and no man has the powerTo tell just when the hands will stop,at late or early hour.
Now is the only time we own, toil with a will...*Do not wait until tomorrow,*for the hands may then be still.
CLARKE: Our dear mother, grandmother and friend died on April 17th in her 90th year. Vivian has gone to do the foxtrot with Charlie who crossed over in 2003. Her children, Bill, Sandy, Ngaire, Yvonne, and Robin are sad that we will no longer be able to benefit from her sage advice, to hear the family stories, or to challenge her to a game of cribbage. There is a big hole left in the lives of her 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Her brother, Lyle, passed on just a few months ago. Their surviving sister, Lois, holds on to the belief that despite any distance, they still remain close at heart. Mother was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba.  She began life as a farm girl before the family moved to California during the depression.  They came back to Canada where mom would eventually graduate as a teacher from the Brandon Normal School in 1942.  Her teaching career eventually took her to Flin Flon where she met and married Charlie.  They spent four years in New Zealand and then settled in Thompson.  A couple of years in Indonesia ended the international travel before Charlie retired to his market garden in Wabowden.  They left the north in 2001, settling in Brandon. Mom was always involved in the community, as a member of the Royal Purple, as a part of her church, and as a volunteer with children's activities, even after her own kids had left home. She loved crafts, cooking, her flower garden, and being outside.  She was a great mediator, always able to smooth ruffles amongst her children and her friends.  Although her professional teaching career ended decades ago, she remained a teacher of life lessons that we will all remember.  A celebration of Vivian's life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Plan Canada, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 0B3 or a children's charity of your choice.
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BRECHKA: James Alexander Brechka, “The Happy Hugger”. October 5, 1938-April 18, 2014. Peacefully on Good Friday morning, Jimmy skipped up to the pearly gates to be with his special friend, Jesus, after a short, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Jimmy welcomed everyone with open arms. His hugs were warm and enveloping. He loved wearing his multi-coloured Hawaiian shirts. Jimmy will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Monica, his wife of 46 years, and his daughter Kim, son-in-law Denis and beautiful grandchildren Patrice and Paul-James Sibilleau. He also will be missed by his brother Bill (Audrey - Danny and Terri) and sisters Lucille (Bruno), Betty (Curtis and Christi), Trish (Willie - Lisa and Brad), Mary Anne (Peter - David and Michelle), Marlene (René); Aunty Marjorie; many cousins and friends across Canada and USA. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary (Bachinski); brother Johnny; uncles Joe, Walter, Mike, Frank, Tom, and John; aunts Pauline B., Anne and Pauline M.; niece Rhea; cousins Nancy and Susan; and his in-laws Jim and Monica Mortemore, Boggy Creek, MB. Jimmy was proud of his Ukrainian and Polish heritage. His father was born at Nowasilka, Ukraine and his maternal grandparents were born in Poland. As a child, he attended Ukrainian language classes and volunteered as an altar server where he loved to ring the bells. Born in Brandon, Jimmy attended David Livingstone, Earl Oxford and Brandon Collegiate. He worked at the Sanitarium Board of Manitoba in Brandon and Winnipeg (Rehabilitation Hospital). He attended the University of Manitoba and achieved his dream of attaining his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work degrees. As a social worker, he enjoyed working with his clients, their families, and fellow case coordinators within the Home Care Program. He served his church community with unconditional love; asking himself “What would Jesus do?” and then doing it. Everything he did was done with a “joie de vivre” - his extended family, profession, Nathanael program, ARISE group, bowling, golfing, camping, fishing, reading, visiting Folklorama, travelling (across Canada, USA, Hawaii and Europe), cooking thousands of spinach balls and deviled eggs to give away at CWL, K. of C. and church events. He had a passion for history and firmly believed in life-long learning. Jimmy was a proud member of East Kildonan Council #4107, Knights of Columbus, and wore his loudest Hawaiian shirts to attract attention while selling tickets at local stores and Kildonan Place. He was a staunch supporter of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada - St. Al’s Council, Diocesan Councils of St. Boniface, Winnipeg and Keewatin-The Pas, as well as, the National Council. He received a Certificate of Merit and pin from the St. Boniface Diocesan Council. Gido, Patrice and Paul-James witnessed Monica/Baba receiving her Life Membership at the National Convention in Edmonton and giving her first oral report as Manitoba Provincial President at the National Convention in Regina. Pallbearers were his brother Knights of Columbus. Truth be told, Jimmy wanted everyone attending the Prayers and Funeral to consider themselves Honourary Pallbearers. To celebrate Jimmy’s life, Prayer Service was led by Fr. Leo Couture at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, on Friday, April 25 and Fr. Janusz Maron, OFM, Cap. presided at the Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Church, corner of Munroe Ave., & Brazier St. at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. Special thanks to Dr. John Mayba, Manitoba Clinic; Dr. J. Lipschitz, HSC; Dr. R. Wong and staff at CancerCare Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital; the Winnipeg Regional Health Authorities Palliative Care Team - doctors, (Chantel, Jonathon and Nicole), nurses and pharmacists. Special thanks go to Ken Zink and Colleen Barton at Ebbeling Pharmacy; staff at Tache Pharmacy; regular nurse, Ola; and nurse Ann, who was present to Jimmy and I when he left us. Thank you everyone for the calls, cards, emails, flowers, food, Masses, Novenas and Prayers. Fr. Janusz and Fr. Leo, thank you, for preparing Jimmy for the journey home. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations in Jimmy’s memory, can be made to St. Alphonsus Church; St. Alphonsus School; Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine, 250 Jefferson Ave., Winnipeg, R2V 0M6; or Pancreatic Cancer Canada, 30 Concourse Gate, Unit 27, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 7V7.
“Toodles” and, until we meet again. “May God hold you in the palm of His hand”
SMITH: Margaret "Peggy" Josephine (nee Woods). At the age of 92, Peggy passed away on April 17, 2014 surrounded by family at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon. Peggy will be deeply missed by her husband of nearly 69 years Richard (Dick) Smith. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Kal Kneeshaw, son Bill (Lynn), daughter Kathleen Helen, son Richard (Alvina), son David (Shelley), grandchildren Kaleigh, Paula, Nathan, Brennagh, Michaela, and Kieran as well as numerous nieces and nephews who knew her as “Aunty Peg”. Her loving spirit will be dearly shared with her great grandchildren Kate and Nicholas. She was predeceased by her brother Jack Woods. Peggy was born on October 6, 1921 on the family farm near Beulah, Manitoba to G.L. and Eleanor Woods. She attended school in Beulah and Miniota and then attended Teacher’s College in 1939. Peggy taught school at Endcliffe, Beulah and Birtle. On December 5, 1945 she married Dick Smith; they lived on the Smith family farm near Birtle. In 1952, they moved to Birtle. She was heavily involved in church activities including playing the organ, leading choirs, teaching Sunday school, and leading various youth groups. In 1965, the family moved to Neepawa. Peggy resumed her teaching career at Hazel M. Kellington School, first in the classroom then as a music specialist, conducting and training numerous choirs. She was one of the founders of the Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival. In 1980, they moved to Brandon. Dick and Peggy were avid bowlers and golfers. Peggy was a voracious reader and solver of crossword puzzles. They were very active in the local Seniors for Seniors organization. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Fairview Home for their care and kindness. As Peggy wished, cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held in early June.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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