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OLIVER: Reginald Lloyd Peacefully passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on July 6th, 2012. Lloyd was born on February 25th, 1923 to Reginald and Lilian Oliver of Miniota, MB. Lloyd received all his formal education at Miniota School. In 1940 he answered the call of duty and enlisted in the Canadian Army, fighting in Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. After the war Lloyd returned home to Miniota and started farming. In 1951 he married Beth Lorimer of Pope Manitoba and were later blessed with seven children. In the following years Lloyds carpentry and plumbing skills earned him the nickname Mr Fix it as he quickly became the handyman of Miniota. When Lloyd retired from full time Farming in 1978 he and Beth enjoyed travelling the globe, from Mexico to the Netherlands and all over North America. Lloyds new career soon became being an advisor to the next generation on the family farm, craftsman and grandfather. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and community member. Family and friend gathered July 11th at the Miniota Hall in a celebration of a life well lived. Pallbearers were 6 grandsons: Dallas Oliver, Nicholas Croft, Jordan Moffatt, Ted Oliver, Travis Oliver and Michael Croft. Internment followed at the Miniota Cemetery and a reception followed at the Miniota Hall. Lloyd is survived by his children: sons Dennis (Beth), Brian (Mary-Jean), Darcy, daughters, Julia (Bryan) Schettler, Betty (Paul) Croft, sisters Ruth (Charles) Pike and Shirley Oliver, and numerous grandchildren. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Beth, his parents Reg and Lilian Oliver, sons Ted Oliver and Paul Oliver and grandson Tyler Oliver. Donations in Lloyds memory may be sent to the Miniota and Area Foundation Box 70, Miniota MB R0M 1M0 or ones charity of choice.
MITCHELL: Edna Mitchell, beloved wife of the late Barclay Mitchell, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Edna may be made to Sun Fund for Kids, 800 McTavish Avenue, Brandon MB R7A 6C2 or a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.comArrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LUNG: On July 3, 2012, at Fairview Home, our precious Mom, Grandma and GreatGrandma passed away in the arms of her family. Marie was born March 31, 1931 in the Arawana District; the youngest of four children to Avery and Pearl Chapple. She grew up with her two sisters and brother on the family farm. The family later located to Virden where Marie attended Virden High School. After graduating from the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, Marie began her nursing career in the Elkhorn Hospital. While in nursing training Mom met the love of her life, Johnny Lung. They were married at her parent's home in Elkhorn, September 5, 1953. They began their life together in the Dand district where Dad acquired a small farm and operated Dand Motors. Mom continued nursing at the Hartney Hospital. The Lungs resided at the "More" farm where twins, Louise and Lorna, were born (1954). The family then moved to a little three-room home known as the "Shanty", which Mom and Dad built themselves. Mom eventually gave up her nursing career to dedicate her time to the twins and to Dad's farming endeavours. After several short moves to Hartney, Deloraine and Virden, the Lung family returned to the farm and garage in Dand. Two more children arrived, Karen (1961) and Peter (1964), completing the Lung family. Mom devoted her life to Dad's work, her children and community. She sang in the Dand United Church choir, was a member of the UCW, and was also a leader of Explorers and Messengers. The Dand years were filled with the young Lungfamily working together though hardships and good times. Countless hours were spent delivering lunches, driving kids to music festivals, field days and swimming at Chain Lakes. Mom had an appreciation for the "simple things in life". She enjoyed walking the hills with her children looking for wild flowers, family picnics and singing with Dad as he played the accordion to the music she so loved. In 1966, Mom and Dad moved their family to an acreage in the Brandon Hills. With no running water, an unfinished house, and acres of weeds, the Lung family worked for years building and planting to make the "Ranch" their family home. Mom put her heart and soul into hard work such as pouring cement, roofing, mowing acres of grass, and shovelling snow by hand at 5:00 a.m. for Dad to get to work. Many times, Mom would stay up late cooking and baking for family and neighbourhood gatherings. Lucky for everyone, the cookie jar was always full! Family get-togethers were Mom's most treasured times. Her grandchildren were as special to her as she was to them. She was their best friend, confidante and mentor. They loved to be with her at the Ranch whether it was work or play. Mom lost her belovedJohnny in 1994. It was her love of the outdoors, her birds and the flowers, and her family coming home that kept Mom at the Ranch for ten more years. In 2004, Mom moved to Brandon where she continued to enjoy life with her family. The last three years of Mom's life proved to be difficult as her health started to fail her. After a lengthy stay at the Brandon RHA, Fairview became Mom's home in 2010. The family extends their most humble and heartfelt thanks to the Nursing Staff at Fairview for the care you gave to Mom and the compassion you showed. We will always remember your kindness. Left to cherish Mom's memories are Louise (Craig) Hourie; Lorna McKenzie; Karen (Dave) Wall and Pete (Gillian Speelman) Lung; grandchildren Nick (Deb) Hourie; Bobby (Rebecca MacRae) Hourie; Andrew (Jodie) McKenzie; Brae (Lloyd) Drummond; Brittany (Steven Melnyk) Wall; Grant Wall; Bayley and Amy Kerbis; great- grandchildren, McKayla and Brooklyn Hourie, and Paige andNathan Drummond. Mom also leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Avery and Pearl Chapple; sister Gladys McKay, sister Norma Volkers; brother Lorne Chapple as well as several special sister and brother-in-laws. A graveside service for family members was held at the Rounthwaite Cemetery followed by the Ceremony to Celebrate Marie's Life which was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Bonnie Zimmer of First Presbyterian Church officiated. Flowers gratefully declined. According to Mom's wishes, friends may make a donation to First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339 12th Street, Brandon MB R7A 4M3, the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon MB R7A 2B3 or charity ofchoice.
Mom we miss you so muchand we love you dearly. Our comfort is that you are now with Dad and free of painand doing "Just Fine".
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FLUKER: Lorraine Aileen Fluker passed away peacefully on July 9, 2012 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack at the age of 70. Wife of her late husband, Arthur (Bud) Fluker, she will be sadly missed by her children, Brian (Nancy) Anderson, Brent Anderson, Brad (Jackie) Anderson and granddaughters Tracey and Carla Anderson. She is also survived by her brother Irvin (Evelyn) Sobry, Skip (Sheryl) Sobry and sister, Linda (Frank) Donais as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom loved to be with family and have family together. Mom enjoyed helping others. She enjoyed her years volunteering at Brandon Hospital. Mom fought a tough battle with cancer for 9 years. Now she is resting peacefully. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Johns Anglican Church 46098 Higginson Rd. Chilliwack. If any so desire, please consider memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Lorraines memory.
Please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.
GUSDAL: Orville Erick Gusdal of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Orville is survived by his wife Lavina and children: Bryan, Sharyn and Curtis. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church (Danvers), Erickson, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Bethel Historical Society, PO Box 414, Erickson, Manitoba R0J 0P0, the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd., Brandon, Manitoba R7B 1W1 or to a charity of their choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.orgRaes Funeral service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204)636-7727.
CARLISLE: Corrine Roberta Carlisle (nee Kubske) November 3, 1941 July 2, 2012. Corrine passed away peacefully after her courageous battle with cancer on Monday July 2, 2012 in Souris, MB at the age of 70 years. Corrine was born on November 3, 1941 on the family farm near Minitonas, Manitoba to Lena ane Julius Kubske. While living in Winnipeg and working at Safeway, Corrine met and married Peter Carlisle in May of 1966. The Carlisles moved to Portage la Prairie in September of 1968 to take over the family farm after the death of Peters father, Frank. During that time three sons were born at Portage General Hospital: Jeffery, in June of 1969, and the twins Terry and Todd in August of l97I. In November 1973, the family moved to Souris, MB, Peters hometown. Corrine started a flower shop in the basement of their home on Water Street, in November 1976. Corrines Flowers quickly outgrew the space, and the business moved uptown to the basement of Kirkup Agencies, then later to the frontage of Sanderson Printing. Peter passed away on July 1, 1989. Corrine sold the Flower Shop in August of the same year, she then decided to return to Safeway in Brandon as a florist and cashier in March of 1990 until her retirement there in early 2007. Corrine's caring and fun-loving nature was instrumental in guiding her children and grandchildren to a legacy of living for the moment and appreciating all God's creations. She especially loved watching, feeding and listening to the birds in her yard and spending as much time as possible with family and friends. While her spirit lives on she will be greatly missed by her sons Jeff (Janine) Carlisle, Terry Carlisle, Todd (Krista Moffatt) Carlisle, grandchildren Jaelyn and Jace Carlisle, sister Elsie Bedu and numerous nieces and nephews.Corrine was predeceased by her husband, Peter Carlisle, her parents, Julius & Lena Kubske, sister and brother-in-law Evelyn & Wayne Moran, Mother-in- law and Father-in-law Dorothy & Frank Carlisle, brother-in-law, Archie Bedu. Funeral Service was held on July 7, 2012 at St. Paul's United Church, Souris, MB with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment at Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Corrine donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to the Town of Souris Beautification fund. Arrangements were entrusted to Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, MB. Thank you to friends and family for the flowers, food, cards, kind words and other gifts; they were greatly appreciated. Thank you to the Legion Ladies Auxilary for the wonderful lunch.
BLAKE: Albert Edward "Bert" Blake (June 29, 1919 - June 19, 2012) and Eileen Grace Blake (née Murray) (May 6, 1928 - July 3, 2012). They were a formidable pair. Both were horse people par excellence, he a successful trainer for over 50 years at Assiniboia Downs and she a skilled equestrian in her youth - winner of the Powder Puff Derby at Assiniboia Downs in 1960 -- and later a buyer of horses for the track. They were partners in profession, and in love. Married for 55 years, so close to one another in life, it seems somehow fitting that they died a mere two weeks apart from one another. They were a beloved pair. Bert stormed Juno Beach on D-Day, and was personally decorated by King George Vl. He could appear gruff but on the inside was a softy. Eileen was poised and elegant, with impeccable posture---a leftover, no doubt, from her equestrian days. They each lived full, rich lives, and they did what they loved. Eileen and Bert will be missed dearly by their family and friends. Predeceased by their parents Albert Edward and Florence Blake and Roy and Lois Murray. Also predeceased by Eileen's brother Jack in 1947, and brother in law Brant Ackroyd in 1971. Celebrating their life are Eileen's sister Margaret Ackroyd of Brandon, MB, brother Roy (Lorri) Murray of Vernon, B.C., nieces and nephews Ellen (John) Kachan of Calgary, AB, Jack (Mo) Ackroyd of Vernon, B.C., Greg (Sheri) Ackroyd of St. Albert, AB, Susan Slawson of Burlington, ON, Brian (Jackie) Ackroyd of Winnipeg, MB, Michele Murray (Daniel Miller) of Sherbrooke, QC, Roslyn Murray of Vancouver, B.C. Also several great and great great nieces and nephews. The family extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, for their kind and compassionate care of Bert and Eileen. Also special thanks to Barry Boychuk and Mary Dagg for their help and kindness to Bert and Eileen. Flowers graciously declined. As per Bert and Eileen's request, a private family graveside service will be held in Brandon.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ATKINSON: Peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012 Linda Joan Atkinson, age 58 years, beloved wife of Rod, passed away at the Fairview Home. Linda was born May 15, 1954 in Rivers, MB to John and Erma Wyness. She was the eldest of four children. Linda was a quiet and gentle little girl often being the little mother to her siblings. As a young girl, she spent many hours at the local curling rink in the winter where her parents curled. It didn't take long to see that Linda was a natural curler and the game became her passion. Most summers were spent camping at Rivers Lake. She enjoyed swimming, campfires and waterskiing, but most of the time drove the boat so others could ski. Linda took piano lessons and played in the Rivers Orchestra. She played beautifully but usually no one heard her as she only played for herself. Linda attended Rivers Elementary School and Rivers High School graduating in 1972. She received the top award given in the Rolling River School Division for Business Administration. While in High School, Linda also skipped her team to two Provincial High School playdowns. After high school, Linda was employed as Secretary to the Principal of the Rivers Elementary School. A year later, she moved to Brandon and accepted a position at the old Assiniboine Hospital and then later transferred to the Brandon General Hospital in Nursing Services. Linda was employed in other positions at the hospital before moving into Human Resources. There she got to know most of the staff at the Brandon General Hospital and enjoyed assisting them with their H.R. related needs. Linda was employed at the Brandon General Hospital for 25 years until her sudden illness in May of 1998. She was never able to recover completely and resided in Fairview Personal Care Home until her passing. She cherished her years of good health, spending time at the family cottage at Sandy Lake with family and friends. In winter she continued her love of curling in local leagues and bonspiels in the region. Linda continued to play the piano as this was one of her methods of relaxation during the few quiet times at home. Linda was very dedicated to her family and was a loving wife and mother to her three sons. Linda is survived by her husband Rod; three sons Kurtis, Clark (Christina) and Steven Atkinson; mother Erma Wyness; sister Deby (Dave) Murray and brother Rob (Valerie) Wyness and brother-in-law Dave Meadows. Two grandchildren Bree and William Atkinson as well as many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her father John Wyness and sister Barb Meadows. A private graveside service was held at Rivers Cemetery with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Donations in Linda's memory may be made to The Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MORRIS: William John (Jack), 91 years, died in the Souris Personal Care Home, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuks Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Jack, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
WATSON: Beulah DeLong Watson (nee Sexton). On June 29, 2012, Beulah DeLong Watson of Virden, passed away peacefully at the Westman Nursing Home with her husband Lyle at her side. Beulah was born on the family farm in the Regent area, the sixth of seven children of Ross and Alice Sexton. She attended Wapaha and Deloraine Schools before moving to Winnipeg to work. In 1945, she married Winston Ross of Elgin and had one son, Robert. In 1947, Winston died tragically in a farming accident. On October 24, 1953, Beulah married Lyle Watson. They farmed in the West Hall district, and together had two more children, Laura and David. Beulah will be remembered by her family and friends as a person who enjoyed life. She was never one who wanted to be the centre of attention, but was always willing to join in on any activity anywhere from line dancing to karaoke. Beulah and Lyle spent time travelling throughout Canada and the US, and for more than twenty-five years, thoroughly enjoyed spending the winters in Arizona. Dancing and happy hour with their many friends were sources of great fun for all. In the summers, she enjoyed trips in their fifth wheel and fishing on Lake of the Prairie. One of Beulahs greatest joys was spending time with family. There were very few milestones in the lives of her children or grandchildren that she missed. Friends often remarked on how close the family was and how much we enjoyed being in each others company, sharing a story, a game, or a glass of Lyles wine. Laughter was always in abundance in the Watson house, due often to Beulahs quick wit and great sense of humour. Beulah will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Lyle. She will be forever in the hearts of her son Robert Ross (Lois), daughter Laura (Rick Wright), and son David Watson (Vivian). Grandchildren Chris Ross, Vincent (Maribel) Ross, Danny Wright, Erin Watson, Carla Watson, and great-grandson Rex Ross will remember that Grandma always had time for them. Beulah is also survived by her sister, Dorothy More of Souris, sisters-in-law Hilda Sexton, Beth Ewen, Janet (Bruce) Clevett, and numerous nieces and nephews. Beulah was predeceased by her first husband Winston Ross and her parents Ross and Alice Sexton. She was also predeceased by her brothers George, Stuart, Raymond and Edgar Sexton and sister Mabel Armstrong. A celebration of Beulahs life will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, 383 Wellington Street West, Virden, Manitoba with Reverend Lydia Glawson officiating In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Beulah may be made to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Fitzgerald and the staffs at Virden Health Centre and Westman Nursing Home for their compassion and care. Arrangements with Carscadden Funeral Chapels Ltd., Virden, Manitoba.
ROBINSON: Ralph Roscoe of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Alice Maude Robinson and loving father of Randy (Wendy) Robinson and the late Ronald Robinson, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 11, 2012 at the age of 90 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GAGNON: It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Ronald Gagnon on July 9, 2012. Dennis was born June 3, 1951 in Holland, Manitoba and was raised in the St. Alphonse area. In 1977 he married Kimberly and in 1979 they moved to the Baldur area where they raised their 4 daughters. Dennis was a salesman at heart and had many successful businesses. He was a hard worker and dedicated family man. His happiest times were spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He leaves to mourn his wife, Kimberly (Bolack), daughters Shannon (Todd), Victoria (Adam), Belinda (Tyler), Lisa, grandchildren, Kody, Calla, Mya, Talyn, Tia, and Ava. Parents Eugene and Germaine Gagnon, brothers and sister Lawrence (Joyce), Arlene (Rob) Zeghers, and Daniel (Monique). brother -in-law and sister-in-laws Lois (Valere) DeRuyck, Edith (Norman) Desrochers, Karl (Delores) Bolack, Carol(Ron) Schneider, Nancy(Jake) Penner, Siggi (Dan) DeKezel, Amy Bolack, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Margaret, mother -in-law Finna and father-in-law Harold. A private family burial will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
We love you always and will forever miss you Papa.
THOMPSON: Donald Ross Thompson passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the age of 56 years. Ross is survived by his beloved wife Jacquie, his loving children Matt (Loni), Steve, Patrick and Melanie, and his dear grandchildren Emmalie, Aidan and Ava. The service to celebrate Ross life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, A Sense of Home 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SAUNDERS: Dorothy Mary of Brandon, MB, formerly of Waskada and Deloraine, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the age of 91 years. A private graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, July 12, 2012 with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HUYS: Gerard "Slim" Huys, age 87, beloved husband of Joy died on July 8, 2012 at the Delwynda Court, Deloraine, Manitoba. Mass will be celebrated on Friday July 13, 2012 St. Antoninus Catholic Church Deloraine, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m with viewing prior to the service. Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Slim may be made to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Alzheimers Society, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.