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ROSS-HARMS: Carol, 60 years old, loving partner of Nelson Ross-Harms, mother of Cris Harms, Shawn Ross-Harms and Wade Harms, died in the Souris Health Centre on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Funeral Service will be held at St. Pauls United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Carol, donation may be made to the Souris Hospital, the Souris Arts Council or to the Souris Multicultural Association. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
BROWN: Brian Logan Goodfellow Brown of Carberry, son of Abie and Delma Brown born May 16, 1946 passed away in the early hours of Feb 8, 2013. That morning I lost my best friend and partner of over 41 years, our children and grandchildren lost a loving parent and grandfather who loved them very much and enjoyed watching them grow. Many family members and friends came to show their support for their brother, brother-in-law, uncle and valued friend. We had a memorable afternoon enjoying Mom's homemade apple pie and reminiscing with loved ones, our pie party was the talk of the 4th floor of Brandon General Hospital that day. Brian was a favorite with the nurses with his ready laugh and bright blue eyes. They often said that it was nice to have a patient so appreciative of their care, even if it was 4 in the morning. Our community has also lost a talented neighbour, with a fully stocked shop, who was always able to help out with many repairs. Usually followed up with a few good stories and laughs over coffee. Brian was a farmer, a fabricator of machinery, a carpenter, a mechanic; as a matter of fact there wasn't much he couldn't do. Brian loved spending his winters in Texas with friends, and his occasional evenings out fishing with friends and family. Because of Brians love of music and good ear, he was able to play a number of instruments, including the button accordion. He leaves to morn his loving wife, children, grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and their families, who will forever remember his sense of humor and loving nature. A gathering to celebrate Brian's life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153, Carberry, Manitoba. Donations in Brian's memory may be made to the Carberry Ag Society. Seasons Funeral Chapel in OakBank, MB in care of arrangements 204-444-5444.
SIMPSON: The death of Ronald Francis Simpson, beloved husband of Bernice, occurred on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ronald Simpson was born at Shoal Lake, Manitoba on July 20, 1925, the only son of Edmund and Susan Simpson. He attended Wheatfield Elementary School and Shoal Lake High School. After finishing school, he began working with his father on their farm. In 1947, when he was 22 years old, the family moved to a farm east of the village of Brookdale, Manitoba. Many hours were spent over the following years, not just farming, but planning and improving all aspects of the farm. He was always interested in new farming methods and the new farm machinery which was developed over the years. He was also keenly interested in co-operatives, serving on the board of directors of the Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op for 17 years, retiring in 1985. He also served on the board of the Brookdale Pool Elevator Association and the Beautiful Plains Credit Union. While visiting relatives in Brantford, Ontario, in March 1974, he met Bernice Burley. Bernice was a registered nurse, working at the General Hospital there. They were married on November 9, 1974 in Brookdale United Church. With the arrival of three children, their family was complete. Both his parents came from large families, and Ronald had many cousins in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and the US. He maintained contact with many of these relatives over the years, with a genuine interest in them and their families. Family history was important to him, especially on the Simpson side. An article on the early Shoal Lake settlers written by Ronald was published in the second volume of the Shoal Lake History Book, Ripples on the Lake, in 2007. He was an avid story teller, who loved to pass down the stories of the early days from his father to his nieces and nephews and anyone else who would lend an ear. Retiring from farming in 1995, Ronald continued living on the farm until 2008, when he and Bernice moved to Monterey Estates in Brandon. Ronald had a long standing battle with cancer. He survived prostate and colon cancer; finally succumbing to Liver cancer on Friday, February 8, 2013. Ronald is survived by his loving wife Bernice; son Charles (Connie) of Calgary; daughter Sharon (Hector) Menzies of Brandon; daughter Irene of Edmonton; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister Grace (Reg) Jones of Brandon; sister-in-law Beverley Rath of London, Ontario; brother-in-law Robert Burley of Montreal, Quebec, and eleven nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by all. The funeral service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8, would be appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SHWALUK: Anne passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her first husband Bill Peech in 1987 and her step-son John Shwaluk in 2012. Left to mourn is her husband Matt Shwaluk, step- daughter Diane (Bill) Swalyn and their children and grandchildren. Also left to mourn her loss are several sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Divine Liturgy will be held at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakburn, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. Rae's Funeral Home of Shoal Lake in care of arrangements. A very special thank-you to the management and staff of Hillcrest Place for the wonderful care and compassion that they provided for Anne for the past ten years.
MITCHELL: The death of Jane Jean Mitchell, beloved wife of the late Roy Wallace Mitchell, occurred on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Mother and daughter Geraldine (Dean) Wilkins (nee Stevenson), died at home Trevartha Farm, U.K. April 25, 2012, age 60.Marjorie Polo/Stevenson (nee Horner), died at home Brandon, MB December 1, 2012, age 88.
Loved and missed.
SANDILANDS: Alistair McMorran Sandilands of Birtle Manitoba passed away on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 74. Alistair was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1938. His father John was a policeman, and his mother Agnes a nurse, and lived in Annan. His parents decided to become farmers and on his 9th birthday moved to Glenzier Head farm where he and his brother David continued to farm after his dad's retirement. Alistair married Kathleen Murray in 1968 and started a family, sons Robin, and twins Kenneth & Keith (deceased). In 1983 the family moved to Birtle to continue farming until retirement in 2008. Alistair and Kathleen quickly made many friends in the Birtle area. Alistair's hobbies included badminton, golfing, curling, bird watching, walking and being outdoors. Alistair served on the Birtle hospital board and the Manitoba Pool elevator board in Solsgirth. He also was a badminton coach at Birtle Collegiate Institute. As an avid reader he always had multiple books on the go and would read anything that was non-fiction. The family would like to thank friends for their support especially over the last year. Thanks to all the staff at CGP in Brandon who cared for Dad and a special thank you to Gerry his nurse. Thanks to Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service. Alistair was predeceased by his parents John and Agnes McMorran, and brother Robert. Survived by his wife Kathleen, his son Robin (Maureen Kennedy) and granddaughters Erica, Karine, and Nicole; and son Kenneth, brother David, nephews Ian, David and Scott, and nieces Alison, and Helen. The funeral service was held in the Birtle United Church, on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Elaine Dixon officiating. Interment followed in the Birtle Cemetery. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell were in care of arrangements.
MILLER: Betty Velma Miller (nee Emerson), graduated into her eternal reward Thursday, February 7, 2013. Betty was born to Gordon & Bessie Emerson on July 18, 1922 in the Hamiota District. She was the last surviving member of her family and was predeceased by her mother, Bessie (nee: Sterling); father, Gordon; brother Bruce; brother Elton (Rita); sister Lily Bushel (Russell) and beloved sister and friend, Eleanor Pearson (Alver). Betty is survived by her husband, Bernard; her children: Joy McKinnon, Hazel Schindel (Chelsea), Esther Hansen (Don), Eva Irwin (John), Merrilyn Irvine (Mark), Ruth Brugger (Rick), 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She also is survived by one-sister-in law, Marjorie Emerson, and many nieces and nephews. Betty lived in Manitoba all 90 years of her life, growing up on a farm near McConnell and completing her high school education in Hamiota. Following high school, Betty completed her teachers diploma in Winnipeg and taught in Arborg, Blaris and Decker, Manitoba until 1949 when she married the love of her life, Bernard Miller, from Rossburn area. Betty and Bernard bought and moved to her parents family farm 3 miles south of Hamiota. Betty and Bernard were married 63 years, farming together in Hamiota for the first 25, where they raised their 6 daughters. They lived in Minnedosa for 18 years and retired in Brandon, where they lived until Bettys passing from her home at Victoria Landing. Every day of her life Betty portrayed a love for her God, family and kindness to everyone who touched her life. Even as her health declined, she never complained, and continued to praise her God. The family is so very grateful to their sister Ruth Brugger, the staff at Victoria Landing, the wonderful caregivers at Camelot Personal Care and finally to Brandon Homecare, who gave Betty such amazing care. She was blessed beyond measure to have been surrounded by such kind and compassionate people during her last months on this earth. She has fought the good fight, she has finished the race, she has kept the faith. She is finally home! Service to Celebrate Bettys life will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Mike Davis will officiate. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Betty may be made to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
LUNDY: The death of Margaret Victoria Lundy of Brandon occurred at Hillcrest Place on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LOVELACE: Harold Wesley Chid Lovelace passed away peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home Saturday, January 26th, 2013 with family by his side. Chid was born October 6, 1922 in Souris, Manitoba to Sydney and Edith Lovelace. Dad lived in Souris until the CPR closed down its division office forcing his Dad, a railroader, and his family to move to Winnipeg. Here he completed his high school at Daniel McIntyre and onto Success Business College where he acquired his vast knowledge of shorthand which he still used daily. As WWII broke out he enlisted in the Air Force and due to a medical condition he was grounded from flying and was posted to Suffield Base in Alberta. After the War, Dad returned to Souris and worked for Murrays Garage as Parts Manager. He caught up with old friends one being Aileen Lovatt, a pretty young nurse from the hospital. He convinced her to go out with him and they were married October 2, 1948. Along came three daughters and our very special memories of trips to Oak Lake and who could see the lake first. Songs along the way, You are my Sunshine, Ive been working on the Railroad, and tents built for us on the beach. Dad continued at Murrays and later became a school bus driver. Dad and Mom enjoyed many trips to Arizona and truly enjoyed their home at the Edge where he could putter and acquire all the miscellaneous items he could. Dad took great pride in his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and all their varied interests. He loved children and they were always excited to see what coin he could produce from behind their ear and the funny under the chin wave he would greet them with. Dad was predeceased by wife Aileen and his siblings Connie, Ed, Floyd and sister Dorothy and very special nephew Ron Banting. Dad will be lovingly remembered by daughters Pauline and Blaine Canning, Carolynne and Bob Russell and Brenda and Brian Green and especially remembered by Angela, Roger, Ellamay and Adeline, Michael and Jessica, Melanie and Mario, Amy, Victoria and Adam, Mathew and Melissa, Jenna and Lee and special friend Ivy Watkin.
The kiss of the sun for pardonThe song of the birds for mirthYou are closer to Godin the gardenThan anywhere else on earth.
HEUCHERT: Maria Heuchert, beloved wife of Georg, and mother of Ralph and Philip, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the age of 77 years. A celebration of Marias life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Jason Zinko of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maria may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.Complete obituary information to follow.
ALLNUTT: With heavy hearts the family of Annabell Allnutt announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 8, 2013. Ann leaves to mourn her four daughters and their husbands - Sheila and Rick McNish, Bonnie and Dave Fletcher, Cindy and Neil Murray, Patti and Randy Kingdon; eleven grandchildren and their families; ten great grandchildren and one great, great grandson. A Ceremony to Celebrate Ann's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Manson Moir officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ann may be made to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, c/o Michelle Jones, Box 54 , Tilston, MB R0M 2B0 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Murray House Cancer Treatment Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre,204-727-0330.
DEMERS: Marie Louise Demers of Brandon, beloved Mom of Roy (Betty), Carol (Pat) Baldock and John (Suzanne), passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Friday, February 08, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements arepending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 204-727-0694.
REUSER: The death of Robert Gysbert Reuser, of Brandon, occurred on Thursday, January 30, 2013. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NICHOLLS:Marion Joyce Nicholls passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Marion was born on August 24, 1932 to parents Archie and Ila McKellar. She was predeceased by her brothers, Douglas and Neil. Left to mourn are her husband Ed Nicholls, son Douglas (Kim) Nicholls, daughter Cathy Lawson, grandchildren Robin, Steven and Ben Lawson, Marshall and Meghan Nicholls. Also surviving are her twin sister Maxine McKellar and brother, Bill McKellar. Marion will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to express their appreciation to the nursing staff on 200, particularly Linda S. and Caryn as well as Lynne F. and Dr. Davis, for their compassionate care of Marion during her hospital stay. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Marion may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-First Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.