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HOWEY: The death of John Wesley "Wes" Howey, beloved husband of Anna and father to Pat, occurred on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Wes' Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Wes may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
ARDAGH:Violet (Vi), 87 years, beloved wife of the late Fred Ardagh, mother of Gail, Karen, Linda and Vicky, passed away at the Fairview Home Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Funeral service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Vi, donations may be to the Parkinson Society, Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
BOJARSKI: On Thursday, March 24, 2016 our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, Margaret Bojarski, passed away at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 93 years. She will be deeply missed and forever cherished by her children: Raymond, Beverly (Edward), and Wayne (Sherry); her grandchildren: Liam (Marcie), Meaghan, Korey, Brittany and Tasha; her great grandchildren: Olivia and Colton; her siblings: Verna, Alec and Eleanor; sisters-in-law Joyce and Sylvia; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Frank, her parents, Mike and Maria Bulbuck and her siblings: Dora, Jack, Rose, George, Sadie, Anne, Ted and James. Mom was born in Inglis, Manitoba on July 16, 1922. She was one of twelve children. She received her education in Inglis. As a young woman Mom moved to Portage la Prairie and then to Thunder Bay where she worked at “Canada Car” during the war years. Mom moved to Brandon in 1945 where she met and married our father, Frank Bojarski. Mom and Dad were married for 67 years. Mom devoted her life to raising and supporting her family which was the center of her universe and her unconditional love. She always found time for others and would help them in any way that she could. Mom loved to have family and friends visit her. One could always expect a wonderful meal and the love and warmth of family time. Her legacy of love and devotion to family and friends will continue forever. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy Parish, 135 John Forsyth Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The interment will follow at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. Our family would like to thank our niece, Tasha Bojarski, Dr. Brendan MacDougall as well as the staff at Golden Links Lodge for the care that they provided to our Mom. “A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to braendlebruce@mts.net
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 and Mosaic Funeral Services of Winnipeg, Manitoba (204) 275-5555 are in care of arrangements.
TAYLOR-RETA: "Marjorie" Taylor, beloved wife of the late Jim Taylor, Mom of Marilyn and Mavis, died March 25, 2016 at Evergreen Place Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 92. Memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Church on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment will take place at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marj may be made to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation Box 1075 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0 or Evergreen Place PCH Box 899 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com 204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
OTTO: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at the age of 72 years, Robert Dean Otto, of Wawanesa MB. Dean leaves to mourn his passing his son Travis (Monique) Otto of Saskatoon Sask., step children Terresa (Brent) Cullen of Wawanesa, Brent (Tracy) Gullett of Stonewall, Curt (Carla) Gullett of Gilbert Plains, Dennis (Tanya) Gullett of Wawanesa, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, Travis' mother Hazel Sylvestre of Redvers, Sask. as well as numerous extended relatives & friends. Dean was predeceased by his partner Shirley Gullett (nee Moore) in 2009. A Celebration of Dean's life will be held on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Wawanesa Community Hall with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment to take place in the Wawanesa Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Dean's memory to the Glenboro Palliative Care, Box 310 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0. On line condolences can be made by visiting ww.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480
FORTIN: Gerald Robert, 56 years, beloved son of Rene and the late Simone Fortin, brother of Ron, Norm and the late Denise, passed away suddenly at the Tri Lake Health Centre, Killarney, Manitoba on Saturday, March 26, 2016. A private graveside funeral service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Gerry, donations may be to the Southwest Community Option Inc. or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
McINTOSH: Alexander Lewueie McIntosh, beloved husband of Helen McIntosh, beloved Dad to Tim and Judy, died on March 23, 2016 at Westview Lodge in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 88. A memorial reception will be held at St. Paul's United Church on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 ~ all are welcome. In accordance with Alex's wishes a private graveside service will be held at Boissevain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Alex may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0 or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence
may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
ALLUM: Marion Lorraine. On Friday, March 25, 2016, Lorraine Allum (nee Bullard), age 74 years, mother of Jim, Jeannette, Donna, Randy, and Ron, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a viewing to take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, March 31 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will also take place at Memories Chapel on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing prior to the service. Rev. Richard Wittmeier of the Christian Life Centre will officiate. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery with a reception to follow at Memories Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
WOOD: Margaret Wood (nee Verstraete) October 14, 1933 - March 18, 2016. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at the Glenboro Personal Care Home. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 2014. She was born in Cypress River, MB and attended Cypress Valley School where she met the love of her life, Lawrence. They were wed on April 15 1952. They moved to a farm nine miles west of Glenboro, MB and then to their present farm in 1956. They continued to farm until their retirement. Mom enjoyed baking, gardening, spoiling our puppies, and watching curling and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on TV. But, most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren. Left to mourn Margaret’s passing are her sons, Garry Wood (Donna Bourdeaud’hui) of Brandon MB, Dennis (Irma) Wood of Glenboro MB, and Mark (Sandra) Wood of Gimli MB, grandchildren Kevin (Leanne), Trevor (Angela), Jason, Danielle (Brayden), and Michael, great-granddaughters Bridget and Sophia and great-grandson William, her brother-in-law Leo (Mona) Wood, sisters-in-law Jessie, and Imelda Wood and Esther Verstraete, as well of numerous niece and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents August and Clementine Verstraete, brothers Marcel and Rene (Margaret) Verstraete, sister Clara (Andre) DeRuyck, as well as many extended relatives. Funeral service will be held at Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, MB at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Father Phillip Malayil, celebrant. Prayers will take place at 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. If friends so desire, donations made in Margaret’s name to the Glenboro Area Foundation Inc. Box 147, Glenboro MB, R0K 0X0, or a charity of your choice.
VODON: Hubert Matthew Joseph Vodon of Virden, Manitoba beloved husband of Jeanne Vodon and beloved father of Ida, Denis and David passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Friday; March 18, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Eric Zadji officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. Evening Prayer Vigil will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Monday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Hubert may be made to Canadian Cancer Society - Transportation Services, 415 - 1st St. Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
E-mail messages of condolenceor sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
MUNDAY: Robert (Bob), J.A. Passed away suddenly at his home March 16th with his wife at his side. He is survived by wife Bonnie (née Balkwill), daughter Dori (Paul) Lionello of Penticton, son W. Rob (Jenny) Munday MD, at Yale University in Connecticut and grandsons Lucas and Logan. Bob grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, worked in radio in Winnipeg, Melfort, SK and Castlegar, BC. In Trail he chose journalism at the Trail Times before he moved to Penticton. His heart was in sports and he enjoyed being the sports editor of the Penticton Herald for seventeen years. He also did some work for the Penticton Western and Oliver Chronicle. During the parenting years Bob focused on raising Dori & Rob and he supported and encouraged all of their endeavours. There were many years of weekends at hockey, tennis, gymnastics, and soccer events. He adored his young grandsons and looked forward to their growing years. Bob harboured no grudges and was known for his genuine warmth, kindness and respectful manner. He enjoyed people, sports, and life in general every day and was often in touch with his many friends. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. A celebration of life will take place at a future date.
HOWARD: Margaret Helen (Robertson) died March 16, 2016, at Sunnyside Manor, Birtle, MB. Born March 22, 1930 in Russell, MB to John Redpath Robertson and Millicent Marie (Hallick). Childhood years were spent with her 5 siblings on the farm (Twin Brae), 13 miles north of Inglis, MB. In 1944 the family moved to Foxwarren, then to Birtle in 1947. Margie worked as a switch board operator with MTS in Russell, Dauphin, Portage, and Gladstone. She met and married Raymond Ernest Howard. Together they operated Howards Clothing Store and Ray's Foods and raised a family of three (Laurie, David and Jeff). Margie is remembered for her great sense of humor and her many talents. She loved the outdoors hiking, gardening, X-country skiing, bird watching, camping and travelling. She rarely sat idle (baking, knitting, sewing) and created many handmade gifts of pottery and pictures done in crewel embroidery. Margie was predeceased by her parents, John (1976), and Millie (1958); her husband Ray (1986); siblings Catherine (2015), Ken (2009) Wotton; Bill (1983); parents-in-law Dick (1984) and Ethel (1998) Howard; brother-in-law Al Cook (2005). She is survived by her children: Laurie (Steve) Lawrance; David (Dorothy); Jeff (Wanda) and grandchildren: Ben (Kandi); Jill (Steve) Warkentin; Courtney (Tyler); Nat (Kristy); Alison; Shelby; Ruth and step-grandchildren: Christine (Keith) Hartwig; Craig Lawrance and 10 great grandchildren and siblings: Peter (Marie) Robertson; Patricia Robertson; Karen (Bob) Marshall; and sisters-in-law: Linda Glover (Bert); Doris Cook (Louie); and many nephews and nieces. Donations in Margie’s memory may be made to: Birtle & District Foundation, Box 598, Birtle, MB, R0M 0C0 or The Centre c/o The Birtle Foundation.
HARVIE: Cheryl Diane Harvie, March 28, 1948 - March 19, 2016. It is with sadness and acceptance that we announce the passing of Cheryl, March 19, 2016, at the age of 67, at the Palliative Care Ward of BRHC, after a long and courageous battle. Mom was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Left to cherish her memory are her children Michelle Harvie, Shane Harvie (Shari Couture); her grandchildren Taylor Foxon, (Mom Tammy Funk), Kaitlyn Harvie-Houle, William Slattery, Mikela and Brody Couture; and all Mom’s beautiful memories will be shared with her newest grandson due in a few weeks. Her mother Louise Royko, her five siblings, and nine nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her father Frederick Steffens and first grandson Daniel Foxon-Harvie. Moms greatest joy in life was the time spent with her granddaughters, teaching them to dance with the wind in the trees, see the beauty in every bug and creature and find peace and laughter every day. We were able to fulfill Mom’s wishes to be at home with us the last eight months of her life. A time of visitation and celebration of her life will be held at The Kurve Clinic, 1321 Rosser Avenue, Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at a later date at the Minnedosa Cemetery.
GRIFFITH: Our family is saddened to announce the passing of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Lois Olive Maxine Griffith (Wolfe) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 20, 1929 in Ebor, Manitoba, Lois grew up with her two sisters Doreen and Georgina. She attended school in Ebor and Virden and in 1947 attended Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught school in Rounthwaite and Brandon Hills. In 1948, while teaching at her first school in Routhwaite, Lois met Jim, the love of her life, and they were married in 1950. Together they farmed and raised their family in Rounthwaite and moved to Brandon in 1972. Mother was active in the Rounthwaite Community Club, UCW and in her later years enjoyed a good game of bridge and the fellowship it provided. Jim and Lois enjoyed over 25 years spending winters in Mesa Arizona. Her grandchildren and great Grandchildren were a constant source of pride and enjoyment. Lois is survived by her husband Jim of 66 years; children Lorraine (Jim), Mark (Lorraine) and Grant (Patty); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amie), Brian (Kirsten), Tyler (Belinda), Courtney (Jon), Jesse (Nadine), Curtis (Laura) and eleven great-grandchildren. Mother's gentle nature will be sadly missed by her surviving sister Doreen White, sister-in-law Carol (Grant) Smith and many nieces and nephews. The family will honour her memory privately at a graveside service at the Rounthwaite Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Rounthwaite Cemetery Fund" (cheques payable to Brandon Area Community Foundation), #5A, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9 or to a charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.
DEG: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eva Hannah Kathleen Deg (Olfrey) on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Eva leaves to mourn her children Mina (Fred) Laycock, Arvadell (Sydney) Egesz, Ian (Jackie) Deg, Daryl (Kathy) Deg, and Kevin (Erin) Deg; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Nellie Thorne. She was predeceased by her husband John; two sons Dwight in 2010 and Arthur in infancy; and brother-in-law Stan Thorne. A Time of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Temple Building Fund, 620-34th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2R5 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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