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HYRSAK: Kay. The heart of a gentle woman, the one with a kind, thoughtful soul has come to rest. Kay Hyrsak (Waytowich) peacefully passed away on July 22, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Mom was born in Gimli on May 9, 1917 and moved to the Olha district when she was still a baby. She attended Oakburn and Randall Schools until Grade 8 when a family accident forced her to stay at home and help out on the farm. On October 7, 1939 she married Paul - a union which would last almost 74 years. From this union they were blessed with three children. During her time in Oakburn, Mom was very active in church and community activities. It was here that her association with the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League began and would last more than 65 years. In 1958, Dad and Mom moved to Brandon. Although Mom never worked outside the home, she supplemented Dad’s income by taking in many boarders over the years, many of whom became like sons and daughters to her and remained close friends throughout her life. Mom enjoyed knitting, gardening, being outdoors, but her greatest love was cooking. Anyone who visited her home never left hungry. She could produce a scrumptious meal in mere minutes. Mom never refused a good game of cards. Evening card games with friends were very special. Mom had a heart of gold. She was generous, kind, patient and never raised her voice. She always had a strong affection for all animals. Kay is survived by her husband Paul, son Nelson (Judi), daughter Linda (Garry) McIntosh, grandchildren Calla (Don) Cooper, Darron (Leah), great grandchildren Mitchell and Kylan Cooper, Rachel and Bryce Hyrsak and special sister-in-law Anne Waytowich. Kay was predeceased by an infant son Delmar, her parents, five brothers and four sisters. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor, Stella Fedeniuk. A private interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 208-740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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Celebration of Birdeen Taylor’s life
Aug. 8th-2013- Feb. 23rd 2013. “Come visit and share memories” at the East End Community Centre, Saturday, August 10th from 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
HUNT: Albert Francis (Bert) December 1, 1938 - July 18, 2013. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Bert at aged 74. Bert died peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 52 years, Mary. They were an inseparable couple. Bert is also survived by his sons Rodney and Richard, daughter-in-law Marla, and grandchildren, Jennifer and Tyler. Bert was born in Hartney, Manitoba on December 1, 1938 to Kathleen and Robert Hunt. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Brian, and survived by his brothers Bob and Bill, and sister Doreen. Bert had a richly social and rewarding career, and he worked with many people for whom he remained fond throughout his life. He was trained as a Psychiatric Nurse through the Ministry of Health in Brandon. Bert worked at Brandon Mental Health Centre as a psychiatric nurse and nurse supervisor from the time of his graduation in August 1962 until June 1973 when he moved his family to Victoria. In Victoria, Bert worked as Administrator of Resident Services and as a member of the Executive Management Team at Glendale Lodge for 23 years before retiring in 1996. He is remembered for the supportive relationships he fostered with and between work colleagues, service providers and residents in direct care, community facilities, volunteer groups, and government agencies. Bert maintained many of his valued work and community connections in his retirement through his association with Kardel Consulting Services -- a retirement that was perfectly suited for a man who loved his work. At home, one of Bert's favorite pastimes was his garden, where he loved to watch and photograph birds. Bert also liked camping. More than anything, Bert loved his grandchildren, and together with Mary, he enjoyed hours of pleasure cheering them on at their sporting events. Bert was a kind and generous man with a gentle character. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and dear friend. He will be missed. Bert’s spirit will live on forever in our hearts and memories. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 am, at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation,
HELGESON: William “Bill,” beloved husband of Dorothy and father of John (Tracy), Rick (Tami) and Bruce (Charlene), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 7, 2013 at the age of 83 years. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 7 - 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1PZ or (204)786-2637.
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HURD: The death of Lorne Hurd, of Brandon, beloved father of Ray and Linda, occurred on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ceremony to Celebrate Lorne’s Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Chris Arthur will officiate. Interment will follow in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Lorne may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
BOHRN: Edith May Bohrn; formerly of Miniota, MB; beloved wife of the late Max Bohrn and mother of Donna (Ken) Pomehichuk and Stan (Kim) Bohrn; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 87 years of age. A service to celebrate May’s life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Miniota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in May’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2; the Miniota United Church Memorial Fund, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0; or to Birch Lodge PCH, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
OLSON: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Olson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Archie W. Olson and dear mother of Joanie (Doug) Ross of Spruce Grove, AB and Kirsten (Dennis) Ardron of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 92. Funeral arrangements are pending. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB (204)522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
PROST: It is with sadness that the family of Ivy Louise Prost, age 91, announce that her death occurred on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A private graveside service will take place in the Veterans’ Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Colleen Gareau, her niece, will officiate. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ivy may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
KENNEDY: Gordon Elliott, 82 years old, of Forrest, MB; beloved husband of Edna, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is survived by his three children, Sheryl (Drew) Livingston, Karen (Rene) de Delley, and Brian (Miho) Kennedy and ten grandchildren. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with viewing prior to the service. Rev. Barb Jardine will officiate. Interment will follow at the Humesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Gordon to Forrest United Church, Box 48, Forrest, MB R0K 0W0; the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon MB R7A 5B7, or charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
SPENCE: Darren John Spence, born May 19, 1975 and his sons, Gage Michael Spence, born April 8, 2002 and Logan John Laurence Spence, born July 9, 2003, all passed away together on February 10, 2013. Darren was born in Winnipeg, MB, on May 19, 1975 to Lorna and Edward Spence of Waskada, MB. He attended Waskada School from kindergarten to grade 12 where he graduated. Throughout his school years, Darren enjoyed playing both baseball and hockey. After graduation, he started working on an oil rig in Lethbridge, AB, eventually progressing to a new position with Alberta’s Precision Oil Company for two years. Darren’s next adventure was to explore the field of trucking. He even purchased his own truck, which took him from coast to coast throughout North America meeting new people and making friends everywhere he went. But home was always Waskada, and he came back to work with his dad on the family farm. As he got older, Darren developed a passion to start flying. He started, took his solo flight in Brandon Flying Club, and finished getting a certificate on March 18, 1993. From there, he took his commercial pilot’s license, finished, and got his certificate on February 21, 1998. At this point, Darren started his spraying career, which he loved dearly. Darren went to the Canadian Aerial Applicators (CAA) convention in Ottawa, Canada and the Savannah, Georgia Convention in the U.S. and really enjoyed each one. He was Vice President of the CAA and was to go on to be President of the Canadian organization, but that was not to be. Gage was born in Brandon General Hospital on April 8, 2002. He took his kindergarten to grade 5 in Waskada School. He loved to skate, so he practised every night from 6:30 – 9:00. He had a passion for hockey and was a good hockey player. He played with Waskada and Pierson Hockey Atoms, and every other year he played with the Deloraine Hockey Team because of the age difference. His passionate goal was to one day play with Team Canada. Logan was born in Brandon General Hospital on July 9, 2003. He took his kindergarten to grade 4 in Waskada School. He loved to watch TV and was quite a thinker. He also enjoyed playing on the computer and was good at what he did. He loved to play hockey with Pierson and Waskada Atoms, and played every year with them. I think Logan would have joined the military as he loved everything about it. He wanted to be like his step-dad, Murray. Gage and Logan were very close brothers and were always together, whether it was playing hockey or playing ball, and Darren was very proud of all the boys’ accomplishments. Left to mourn Darren are his two daughters; Kaylie, who lives in Shilo, and Ariana, who lives in Montana; Mom and Dad, Lorna and Edward Spence; sister, Debra Wiltshire; nephew, RJ Wiltshire; niece, Taylor Wiltshire; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many, many people he knew from everywhere far and wide including friends and neighbours. Gage and Logan leave to mourn their mother, Michelle (Murray McCauley); sister, Kaylie who lives in Shilo; Grandma and Grandpa Teeteart of Deloraine, MB; Grandma and Grandpa Spence of Waskada, MB; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many, many friends and neighbours. They are all missed so much from our families and everyone who knew them.
A Mother’s Poem
The things we remember of you nowAre the gentle eyes when you smileThe love and hugs you gave us every dayWe’ll never let it go away
We keep your memories in our heartsEvery care that caused a single smartWe would hold you always dearKiss away all your tears
We would take away from you every hour you were sadEvery day that wasn’t happy or gladWe would pray for you that your dreams would come trueIf we could do for you what we most want to do
You’re not goneYou’re just awayPretty soon you will be there to staySmelling the roses every day
~ With love from Mom and Grandma
The funeral service for a celebration of their lives was held at Jolly’s Construction machine shed in Waskada, MB on February 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of their funeral (204-747-2088).
SIMPSON: Mary Franc. Mef Simpson passed away peacefully on July 23, 2013 in Brandon, Manitoba. Mef was born November 13, 1927 to Leonard and Martha Hankins in Chicago, Illinois. She was predeceased in 2009 by her loving husband, Murray, whom she married in 1950. She is survived by her children; Vandy Simpson of Wareham, Ontario, Dr. Carl Simpson (Anna Marie Larsen) of Waterloo, Ontario, and Joanne Keith (Ward Keith) of Winnipeg. She also leaves her two grandchildren; Jonah and Arielle Keith. Mef graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Interior Design. When she and Murray settled in Brandon, Mef became an active member of the community and well-known artist. She was very involved with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and for many years, owned the Small House Gallery in Brandon along with three of her dearest friends. Mef and Murray were strong supporters of the Arts and loved to travel and entertain. Mef was fortunate to have exceptional friends who loved and cared for her to the very end. To these special people, her children wish to express their gratitude. You enriched her life and brightened her days. There will be no formal service, but those wishing to honour Mef’s memory are encouraged to make a donation to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Unit 2-710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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SCRASE: Frank “Ross” Scrase, dearly loved and loving husband of Joan, died suddenly on July 20, 2013 at Brandon, Manitoba, following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ross was born in Kenville, Manitoba on October 23, 1931 to Ted and Melba Scrase. He attended school in Kenville, finishing high school in Dauphin. He went on to the University of Manitoba, graduating in Civil Engineering in 1955. He worked for CN Railway in southern Ontario, returning to Manitoba in 1958 to work with The Department of Highways. In Winnipeg he met his best friend, Joan Darbey, and married her on April 8, 1961 at All Saints Anglican Church. Together, they moved on to The Pas, Portage la Prairie and Brandon. He retired in 1996 as the Regional Director of Highways for Southwestern Manitoba after 38 years of dedicated service. Ross took great pride in his career, working with integrity and professionalism. Ross loved to travel, taking his family on many vacations by car from coast to coast across Canada and the United States, often catching a baseball or hockey game on the way. In retirement, Ross and Joan enjoyed extensive travel through Europe. Ross was actively involved in his Church Community, serving on vestry, as Rector’s Warden, and synod delegate at All Saints Winnipeg, Christ Church The Pas, St. Mary’s Portage, and St Matthew’s Brandon. Ross loved his children. Many hours were spent playing with them and supporting them in all their endeavours. His grandchildren were special to him and gave him the opportunity to play again. Ross will be missed by Joan, daughters Jacqueline Woodcock (Bruce) and Nicolas, Innisfil, Ontario, Kerry Scrase, Dallas, Texas, son Michael Scrase (Rachelle) and Sarah and Ethan, Red Deer, Alberta, sister Gwen Fletcher, Sidney, BC, brother-in-law Wilmar Wikjord, Medicine Hat, Alberta and sister-in-law Diane Jinks (David), Pender Island, BC. He has passed from our loving hands into the loving hands of God. He was predeceased by his sister Corrine Wikjord and brother-in-law Bert Fletcher. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the fourth floor of the Assiniboine Centre and Dinsdale Home. The Funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 - 13th Street (13th and Louise Ave.), Brandon, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with The Venerable Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will take place at the Hillside Cemetery in Portage la Prairie at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 4B, 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
“I have fought the good fightI have finished the courseI have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
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SHELVEY: Eva Phoebe Elizabeth Shelvey was born to Ernest and Elizabeth Hales on December 24, 1904 at Rapid City, Manitoba, shortly after they immigrated to Canada from Kent, England. At the age of 22 she was united in marriage to William Halhad Shelvey on December 29, 1926 in her parental home. During their years of marriage they raised a family of seven children, during which they farmed, lived a life of dedication of strong Christian faith and hard work. Around the early 1980’s Eva and Halhad moved into the Lawson Lodge in Brandon, and then in March of 2004, Eva moved into the Valleyview Care facility. On July 19, 2013 at 6:00 a.m., at the age of 108 years and 7 months Eva quietly slipped in to arms of the Jesus, the One she loved. Diane Denny, her niece, was close by. Eva leaves a strong lasting legacy to her family and close friends. Family members include Ernest and Bertha Shelvey; Eileen Hall; Nancy Shelvey; Bernice and Ervin Fuhrmann; Percy and Shirley Shelvey and Roy and Judy Shelvey. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Halhad on June 22, 1983; a son, Elmer Shelvey; step-daughter, Muriel McMullen; daughter-in-law, Louise Shelvey; sons-in-law Hubert Hall and Robert McMullen. Eva's father, Ernest Hales died on February 21, 1946, her mother Elizabeth Hales on October 2, 1965 and two sisters Winnifred Cornish on May 22, 1985 and Ivy Cornish on June 19, 2000. Many memories of Eva will be remembered by 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and 9 great, great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces, plus a whole host of friends and the doctors, nurses and aides in the Valleyview Care Home. We can all honestly say “We love you, Eva, and we will not soon forget you!” A family graveside service was held at the Humesville Cemetery on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 with Funeral Service held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Jennings officiated. A time of fellowship and refreshment followed the ceremony. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish to make a donation, in memory of Eva, may do so to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2. Special “Thanks” to the Valleyview Care Centre Nurses, Aides, Staff and Dr. Egan. Eva died under their efficient, loving and capable hands. Also thanks to Memories Chapel Staff, and their expertise and friendship.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
PENNO: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ada Olive Penno at the age of 88, at the Brandon General Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on July 19, 2013. Ada will be missed by all who knew her for her sense of humour, quick smile and gentle manner. She was born on October 21, 1924, at Pipestone, Manitoba, the youngest of 6 children to Olive and William Elliott. She enjoyed farm life, riding her horse and the company of good life long friends. She attended Belses and Pipestone schools. She moved to Winnipeg in 1942 and attended Dominion Business College. She married Stanley Kennedy March 11, 1950 and during this marriage lived in Winnipeg and McCreary. Ada moved back to Pipestone in 1964. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the United Church Women. She married Arthur Penno on January 25, 1969. Ada and Art moved from the farm to Melita in 1976. She was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge. They enjoyed their retirement at the cabin they built at Oak Lake and here you could find them fishing or playing cards with their good friends. Ada moved back to Brandon in February, 2010 and resided at Victoria Landing until her passing. Ada is lovingly remembered by her daughter Wilma (Bob) Nevill, sons Blaine and Bill Kennedy, step-daughter Lois (Ron) Paul, step-sons Howard (Marlene) and Gerald (Bev) Penno, sisters-in-law, Linda, Olive and Ida Elliott, daughter-in-law Shelley (Roger) Walker and Jodene, her beloved grandchildren Rhett (Stacy) Nevill and Cory Nevill, Candace (Jeff) Henderson, Nicholette (Jimmy) Claire, Zachary, Kennedy, Shannon (Mark) Jost, Tammie (Jerod) Riddell, Tanya (Scott) Robertson, Irwin Paul, Rhonda (Shayne) Thomson, Kendra, Kelsey and Blair Penno, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Ada was predeceased by her parents, husband Art, sister Laurie (Nick) Dodds, brothers Doug, Bert, Russell and Jack Elliott, brother-in-law Walter (Jean) Penno, sisters-in-law Heddie (Doug) Turnbull, Eda (Hollis) Raymond and Herta Kolke. A service to honour Ada's life was held on July 25, 2013 at the Victoria United Church in Relita, MB with Rev. Rob Reed officiating. Eulogy was given by granddaughters Tammie Riddell and Tanya Robertson, which included a letter written by granddaughter Shannon Paul-Jost. A Memory book of Ada's life made by granddaughter Candy Henderson was on display at the lunch after the service. Active pallbearers were her nephews Bob, Wayne, Graham, Bill, Larrie and Barrie Elliott. Interment took place at Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ada, may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to a charity of one's choice.
MITCHELL: Mrs. Yvette Reita Mitchell (née Lemire), former resident of Winnipeg House in Brandon and of Justice MB, beloved wife of the late Charles Mitchell, passed away at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba on July 25, 2013. Yvette is survived by her daughters Irene (Cecil) Kennedy, Elaine (Martin) Kilfoyle and her son Reginald (Carolyn) Mitchell, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yvette’s family thanks the staff of the 3rd floor of Fairview Home for their great care and many kindnesses to Yvette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Yvette Mitchell to Fairview Home or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services.
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