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DOWNIE: June 21, 1932April 21, 2011. Thomas (Tom) Edwin Downie passed away suddenly on April 21, 2011 at his home in Grosse Isle, Manitoba at the age of 78 years. He will be dearly missed by his spouse of 57 years, Edith, his son Thomas (Michelle); grandchildren Kate and John (Tanya) Downie. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Downie and his brother Robert (Myrtle) Downie and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Eleanor Downie, his sister Louise and brother Don Downie. Tom had worked for a few years with CPR before moving on to MTS which he retired from in 1991 after 34 years of service. Prior to that Tom had served with the Princess Patricia Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces in Korea. Tom was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Korean Veterans Association throughout his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing with his dearest friends. He was very involved in curling in Brandon, Stony Mountain and Stonewall. He will be dearly missed by his many relatives and friends whose lives he touched. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, Stonewall. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Grosse Isle Community Hall or a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall in care of arrangements.
WOOD: Tony Wood of Brandon, beloved husband of Noreen Ek, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the age of 70 years. In keeping with Tony's wish, cremation will take place. A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow.
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ROLLINS, (MALINOWSKI): The death of Molly Rollins, beloved mother of Barry (Sue) Malinowski and Chris (Bob) Jaska occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 22, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Molly's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private graveside service will be held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Molly to the Central United Church Building Fund, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X5 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information willfollow.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BREIDAL: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Thursday April 21, 2011 at the age of 78 years, John Murray Breidal of Baldur, Manitoba. Murray leaves to mourn his passing his sisters Vala Erickson of Winnipeg, Lily (Joe) Koldyk of Baldur, Anna (Frank) Peterson of Regina, Bonnie Schau of Winnipeg, brother Skip Breidal of Baldur as well as several nieces & nephews. Murray was predeceased by his brothers Helgi (1988), Bertel (1993), Joe (1994), Kris (2009) and by an infant sister Jessie (1931). A Celebration of Murrays life will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Baldur Memorial Hall. An interment will take place in the Bru Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Murrays memory to the Baldur Enrichment Group for Seniors Outings, Box 128 Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to a charitable organization or community foundation within your own community.
Friends wishing to submit online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.com.Jamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
PELLETIER: Susan Faye Pelletier (nee Spence) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the MooseJaw Union Hospital on Monday April 18th, 2011, at the age of 56. Susan was born on November 22nd, 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba, later settling in MooseJaw, Saskatchewan with her husband Robert Taylor. Where they resided until the time of her passing from a lengthy illness. Susan is survived by her husband Robert Taylor; son Arron Spence; mother and father Anna and Richard Baker of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba; grandmother Ivy Baker of Victoria British Columbia; mother-in- law Alice Taylor of Manitou, Manitoba; stepson Dale Taylor (Sandra) of MooseJaw, Saskatchewan; stepdaughter Tammy LaTour (Josh) of Romance, Arkansas. Also surviving are Susan's sister Sandra Landis (Ed) of Vista, California; brother Wayne Spence (Brenda) of Miniota, Manitoba; sister Judith Emes (Bill) of West St. Paul, Manitoba; sister Cynthia Balbar (Bob) of Souris, Manitoba; brother-in-law Jim (Liz) Taylor of Morden, Manitoba; and her little Pom - Malo. There are several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Susan will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. There will be a small gathering at the Salvation Army - 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba on May 2nd 2011 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a donation in memory of Susan to the Salvation Army at - 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba.
MORROW: Mabel I. Morrow (nee Fletcher) 15 December 1929 - 1 February 2011. Mabel passed away early on February 1, 2011 at Heritage Lodge in Winnipeg. She was 81 years of age. She is survived by her son Robert (Sandra) and daughter Laura (Dave) and grandchildren, Julian, Anton, Brendan, Liam and Katie. Mabel was the ninth and youngest child of John Alexander Fletcher and Laura Gallaugher of Regina, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents and all of her siblings. She was raised on a farm near Govan, Sask. She was the first in her family to finish high school and complete business college. Mabel and her husband Jack lived for many years in Virden and Brandon before moving to Winnipeg in 1983. Mabel loved to be active and especially enjoyed travelling, curling, bridge and for many years was a golfing fanatic. Alzheimer's disease robbed her of these pleasures as it robbed her family and friends of her lively and bubbly personality. She will be remembered for her love of life, sense of fun and generous spirit. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website Chapel Lawn
MUIR: Marie Isabel Muir (née Thierry) of Brandon, wife of the late James Malcolm (Mac) Muir, mother of Don Muir (Leanne Bulera) and sister of Milan (Jackie) Thierry, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 79 years. A funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place at Margaret Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 3-613-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McNEILLIE: It is with great sorrow that the family of Gladys McNeillie announces her passing on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was born on July 27, 1923 in St. Catherines, Saskatchewan (west of Prince Albert), to Alexander and Flora Fidler. The first challenge in her life was her premature birth and throughout her life she faced many more, but she always exhibited amazing strength and determination. Growing up on a farm in the 20s and 30s was a hard life, especially being one of twelve children, but she recalled many very happy and humorous times with her family. She lived on the farm until moving to Flin Flon, Manitoba, where she met George Stubodden. Because the war was on, many women were employed and Gladys worked at the HBM&S Mine during WWII. Gladys and George were married in 1943, and had a family of four; Fay, Joanne, Raymond and Eldon Johnny (who died at birth in 1956). Mom was very meticulous in her work ethic and also in her appearance, always looking so very nice. She will also be remembered for her love of dancing, even at home with the little ones. Moms family was the centre of her life and the love she had for us was unconditional. The next phase of her life was after she moved to Brandon, and she was employed at the Brandon General Hospital. Here she met Alex McNeillie who was a bachelor, and when they married in 1987, he lovingly took on a ready-made family, and we all adored him. Mom is survived by her three children; Fay (Tony) Lekopoy of Lockport, MB, Joanne Butler of Elgin, MB, and Raymond Stubodden of Brandon; also eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; her sister Pearl Fieber of Kelowna, B.C.; sister-in-law Joyce Fidler of Brandon; brother-in-law Oscar Ottoson of Chilliwack, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her first husband, George; infant son Eldon Johnny; grandson Carl Anderson; son-in-law Bob Butler; and her soulmate Alex McNeillie. Cremation has taken place and her ashes are now with Alexs, they will be buried together at Rosewood Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank all who showed Mom kindness during the time she was so sick, especially Dr. Groves. At last she is without pain. We love you Mom. If friends so wish, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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For MomI am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living weight to the place of the destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side said, There, shes gone, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices to the glad shout, There, shes coming! and such is dying.
McINNES: Leslie Andrew (Les) died peacefully at home on April 8, 2011. Les was born on November 28, 1933 and grew up in the Westmount and Erickson Districts. Les attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained a Diploma in Agriculture. Upon graduation Les returned to the family farm where he embarked on a farming career. During this time, in addition to mixed farming, Les cultivated expertise in both hog production and beekeeping. These interests earned him a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, in addition to numerous trophies won in fairs closer to home. On June 25th, 1955 Les married Bettyann Turner. In 1959 the couple left the farm as Les took a position with Beaver Lumber, leading to moves between 4 southern Manitoba communities in a short span of 4 years. In 1963 Les and Betty, along with their four children, Laurie, Cameron, Shelley and Susan, returned to Erickson where they established their own grocery and meat market business. Here began Les 33 year career as a meat cutter, where he became renowned throughout Manitoba, in particular with the Clear Lake summer crowd. His special cuts of meat and his homemade sausage brought people back year after year. This career ended with his retirement from the Erickson Co-op in 1996. In Les words because family and his garden were calling him. Les was an ardent curler (well into his retirement). Les also played baseball and hockey and, while attending University, was a proficient pole vaulter. His athleticism resulted in years served as a respected coach, both in hockey and baseball, travelling throughout western Manitoba meeting people and influencing many youngsters .During his lifetime Les touched the lives of many people. Coaching was not Les exclusive volunteer experience. While raising his family, operating his own business, farming and driving a school bus, Les found time to actively participate in the Erickson Lions Club, where he played a vital role in organizing community events, such as the annual Snow Festival. As well, Les was a member of the Erickson Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer fire fighter and an ambulance driver. While working and volunteering, Les also found time to play and enjoy life with many summers spent at the family cabin at Ditch Lake, winters riding snowmobiles and, in later years, seasonal camping at Minnedosa Beach. Les and Betty enjoyed travel and had the opportunity to visit many of the U.S. states including Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and Venezuela. Les is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; three children, daughter, Laurie Jackson, son, Cameron McInnes and his wife, Arden, and daughter, Shelley Serle, and her husband, Kevin; five grandchildren, Sheena Jackson, Kelsea and Torea McInnes and Brett and Dylan Serle; one sister, Gwen Steiman and her husband, Gary. Sister in law, Alice McInnes and brothers in law, Gordon Turner (Gladys) and Bob Turner (Cynthia), uncle and aunt, Andrew and Roya Andersen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his daughter, Susan; his parents, Lachlan and Joan McInnes; a brother, Clare McInnes and his son in law, Wayne Jackson. The family would like to thank Dr. Roche of Minnedosa for his excellent care and compassion in enabling Les to remain at home until his passing. A private family burial is planned at the Erickson Cemetery with long time family friend, Elgin Hall, officiating. Memorial gifts in Les memory can be made to Erickson & District Skating Rink Reno Project, Box 111, Erickson, Manitoba, ROJ OPO.
McFARLANE: Florence Agnes McFarlane of Brandon, beloved wife of Stuart McFarlane, passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Florence is survived by her husband of 67 years, Stuart; son Brian (Laurel); daughter Royce (Floyd) Nowatzki; grandchildren Sherri (Cam) Steuart, Nadine (Brian Theriault) Nowatzki and Janet Nowatzki (Fadi Ennab). In keeping with Florences wishes, cremation will take place with a private family gathering to be held at a later date. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6 or the Alzheimers Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LITTLE: Doreen Betty (Grimshaw). It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Doreen at her home in Carberry on April 12, 2011. Doreen was born on December 10, 1941 in Brandon. As a child she was always full of energy and getting into mischief at any possible chance. Her parents Jim and Betty Grimshaw decided the girls should have a pony, hence began a lifetime of horses and ponies in our lives. She loved sleigh rides in the winter with her dad and the neighborhood kids on the little red flat bottom sleigh. Her summers were spent traveling around the province with her family showing ponies at the local fairs and participating in the Brandon Winter and Summer Fairs. She graduated to the big horses and took so much pleasure in showing. Doreen was a member of various horse clubs, including the Brandon Light Horse and Pony Society, Brandon Gymkhana and Rodeo Association, Manitoba Gymkhana and Rodeo Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association. Doreen met her lifelong partner Russell Little in the early sixties. They were wed April 17, 1964. Their daughter Sherry Lee was born January 3, 1967. Keeping up the tradition of horses and showing was passed onto Sherry. Doreen enjoyed once again traveling to fairs and watching her daughter in the show rings. On September 21, 1994 her first grandson Nicholas arrived. Her second grandson Brenden arrived on February 26, 1997. Doreen took to being a grandmother the same way she did as a mother, so caring and loving and looking out for them at all times. She loved them dearly. Doreen was an outdoor person. Her love of all animals was immense. After moving to Carberry one of her biggest joys was watching her family of deer come into the yard each evening to feed around the bird feeder, which was also kept full all year round. If you did find her in the house she would be busy baking goodies in case someone stopped in. If you were fortunate enough to stop in at meal time you would be guaranteed one of the best meals you had ever ate. As the years passed by Doreen developed severe arthritis in her hip. Again her true grit and determination kicked in. With the purchase of a scooter and ATV she was away again. The scooter for her shopping and lunch dates with family and friends in town and the ATV for getting out and around the yard as well as her adventure trails in the bush. Doreen was the character of the family. She was the one that kept things going with her teasing and little smart cracks. She loved a good time with family and friends. She endured many physical hardships and handled them with the strongest courage and determination not to give in to them. She was an amazing lady. She stayed with us for almost a year after being diagnosed with her cancer. This was three times as long as the doctors had given her and we thank her for having the courage to fight to stay with us. Her wish to remain at home was realized through the dedication of her husband Russell for providing her with such good care - Bless him. We can take comfort in knowing that she is free of all her pain and re-united with Mom and Dad. Doreen is survived by her husband Russell Little, daughter Sherry and grandsons Nicholas and Brenden Howard, sisters Gail Miller (George), Debbie Quintaine (Jim), mother-in-law Alice Little, sisters-in-law Betty Johnson (Frank), Arlene Sloan (Wayne), Brenda Boisvert (Rick), brothers-in-law Doug Little (Toby), Roy Little, Bruce Little (Emily), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
A come and go tea will be held to celebrate Doreen and her mother on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Shady Lane Tea House from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and share the many memories that we all have.
KAUK: The death of Adeline Eugene Kauk of Brandon, widow of the late George Kauk, occurred in Brandon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Edmund Mielke will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Adeline to the Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3P3. Complete obituary informationwill follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KISSOCK: The death of Allan Boyd Kissock occurred at his residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Allan was born in Carberry, Manitoba. He was raised in Shilo and attended schools in Shilo and Douglas. He worked for Manitoba Telephone Systems until 1972 when he was forced to retire due to the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. He entered Fairview Home in 1987. In 1991 he was named to the board at Fairview and represented the residents concerns. He remained on the board after integration with the RHA and retired from the board in 2009. Allan is survived by his wife Rosemary; daughter Tracy (Terry) Mansel; son Boyd and grandson Lyle Kissock; his brothers Bob of Brandon, Jack of Portage La Prairie, and his sister Evelyn of Claresholm, Alberta. Allan was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mina Kissock and brothers Glen, Alex and William. A graveside service will be held at the Carberry Plains Cemetery on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Fairview for the devoted care and friendship they provided to Allan. Thank you for the cards of sympathy and donations made to the MS Society. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BURT: Gladys Martha (Fletcher). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great- great-grandmother on Friday, April 8th, 2011. She was born September 24th, 1916 to John and Catherine Fletcher on a farm five miles south of Oak River, Manitoba. Her early childhood was spent in the Oak River District. At eight years old she and her sister, Bessie accompanied their parents on a visit to the old country, County of Tyronne, Ireland. Gladys married Leonard John Burt on October 27th, 1937 and they farmed in the Lothair district for over 35 years. They raised five children and she was kept busy during that time as a homemaker as well as being involved in a number of outside chores. She drove a school van for a number of years, belonged to the Lothair Daly Guild and participated with her neighbors in Quilting Bees. In the fall of 1972, Mom & Dad moved to Rivers where they purchased a home. She worked at Rivers Home Bakery for a few years. She belonged to 55+ Senior Club where she participated in cards, lawn bowling and other activities. During their time in Rivers Mom & Dad visited friends and relatives in Ontario, Quebec and vacationed in North and South Dakota. When Dad passed away in January, 1982, she continued to live in the house they purchased and then moved to Westwood Lodge in 1994. She lived there until health forced her to move into Birch Lodge Nursing Home in Hamiota in 2008. She participated in a number of activities at Birch Lodge including, listening to music, dancing, visiting with fellow residents, baking, puzzles and bingos. She was a loving and compassionate mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great- great-grandmother. Mom is survived by children, Marlene (Murray) Genung, Mayvis (Jim) Sesak, Jack (Wendy), Brian (Margaret), Linda (Syl) MacDougall; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 9 great- great-grandchildren and brother -in-law Cliff (Beryle) Burt. She is also survived by a number of nephews and nieces who were special to her during her life. Mom was predeceased by her husband Leonard in January 1982; parents John and Catherine Fletcher, sister Bessie (Wes) Brandon and infant sister, Margaret Jane. Also predeceased by two nephews Daryl Brandon and Doug Burt in 2009. Funeral Service was held at Oak River United Church on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Donald Genung, Jamie Burt, Shawn Sesak, Brent Burt, Chris Sesak, and Patrick MacDougall.
BRISCOE: Thomas Cooper Briscoe was born December 1, 1931 at Wigton, Cumbria, England to Curiven and Jane Briscoe. Following a long battle with lung disease he passed away at Minnedosa Hospital, March 25, 2011 with Dorothy and Bruce at his side. As a lad Tom loved everything about the farm, especially the animals. He left school at an early age to become a farm worker. One of his proud accomplishments during this time was winning the plowing competition. In later years he became a lorry driver and traveled the length and breadth of the U.K. Tom came to Canada in October 1984 on a cold and snowy day. One of his first stops was to buy some long underwear. Here he joined Dorothy on the Curle family farm. Although farming methods were a little different than in England, he quickly became an active participant in the farm life. One of the problems he encountered was that someone kept putting the steering wheel on the wrong side of the vehicles. Tom and Dorothy were married December 20, 1986. They shared a love of farm life, raising and showing Simmental cattle. Many happy hours were spent tending to their yard and garden. Love of travel led them to travel across Canada from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton Island. There were also cruises to the Caribbean and to Alaska. Over the years there were several trips to the U.K. to visit family and friends. Tom took up the sport of curling after coming to Canada but his favorite recreation was dancing. Tom and Dororthy traveled many miles to old time dances. While they enjoyed a rousing polka or a quick step, the old time waltz was definitely the favorite. They began to go camping several years ago and visited many places in their R.V. The past four years were spent at Oak Lake, where Tom could be seen motoring around the campground on his scooter. He loved the freedom this gave him and thoroughly enjoyed checking out the campground and stopping in for many a good crack on his rounds. He was usually one of the first to arrive at the evening campfire and was known to tell the occasional story. Tom took great interest in following the lives of his children and grandchildren on both sides of the ocean. He was so proud of the people they had become and of the potential in the grandchildren. Tom became a member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, serving as master for one term and as a member of Grand Lodge for one year. The fellowship of the members was an important part of his life. Tom is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children in England: Jeffrey, Michael (Lynn), Carol (John), Steven (Rose), Andrew (Lynn) and Allison, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and his Canadian step children, Lynne, Leonard (Monica), Brenda (Larry), Bruce (Rhonda) and nine step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Bill (Doreen) and a sister Ann (Edward) in England. At Toms request a private graveside service was held April 18th in Minnedosa, with Elgin Hall officiating. His daughter Carol and son Michael were urn- bearers. A memorial tea was held at the 50+ Centre in Minnedosa. Charitable donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Minnedosa Hospital or to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.