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BALDWIN: Raymond Murray Baldwin passed away after a short illness at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg with family and close friends at his side on February 17, 2012. Ray grew was born on December 26, 1961 and was the son of Mary and the late Bert Baldwin. Ray grew up on the family farm at Cardale learning to love the outdoors and belonging to the community. He attended Sunday School at Cardale and played on many local ball and hockey teams over the years. Ray started school at Hamiota Elementary school and graduated from Hamiota Collegiate in 1979. Following that he attended the University of Manitoba taking a Diploma course ion Agriculture. He liked to move around and had many jobs in different places. He farmed the home place for a few years but realized that it wasn’t meant for him. It was during this time that he spent a few winter months at Panorama Ski Resort in B.C. He worked several years for Zenith Paving in Brandon and five years with Grain Commission in Prince Rupert, B.C. Trucking was one of his favorite jobs and he drove semis for several different companies and enjoyed seeing a lot of Canada and the U.S.A. He loved to travel and took several trips starting as a teenager going by motorcycle out to the west coast with his cousin. In the past few years he traveled to Mexico, Cuba, and Las Vegas. For the past ten years he has worked for Vale Nickel Mine at Thompson where he made a great many friends. He enjoyed his life in the “north” , his cabin at Paint Lake, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and quadding. Recently he had bought a Harley Davidson and was looking forward to some new adventures. He still loved his farm home and returned as often as possible to visit family and friends. He enjoyed attending he McConnell reunion in August 2011 where he had a chance to catch up with many friends and classmates. He was a kind and fun person to be with and leaves a host of friends from near and far. He is survived by his mother Mary; sister Eleanor (Bill) Bradley; n iece Krista (Brad) Congdon; nephew Cody Bradley; close friend Nancy Strachan; aunts Winnifred Yorke and Ethel Clement; uncles William (Peggy) Longstaff, Douglas (Ruby) Longstaff, Charlie Longstaff; and numerous cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father Bert; aunts Mildred Longstaff, Doris (Baldwin) Youngs, Elsie (Baldwin) Petty, Audrey Baldwin; Uncle Art Baldwin and cousins Bruce Longstaff and Gail (Youngs) Wolfgram. A celebration of Ray’s life was held on February 25, 2012 in Hamiota United Church with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin Hyndman, Larry Houck, Shawn Wilson, Bob McCutcheon, Rene Daigle and George Armstrong. Soloist was Ray’s cousin Don Longstaff. Campbell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The interment was held in the Hamiota Cemetery.
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
WESLEY: Disney (Dick) Wesley passed away peacefully April 2, 2012 at the Assiniboine Health Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. He was born in Deloraine, MB May 29, 1921 to William and Margaret Wesley. The family moved to the family farm near Carroll, MB when he was eight years old. He completed Grade 10 and left home, working at various jobs across eastern Canada. He met and married Alice Hall of Foxwarren on June 11, 1948 and they had 64 wonderful years together. They had three daughters, Sylvia Mae Marshall of Birtle, Margaret Jean Garbolinsky of Minnedosa and Sharon Lynn Nagai of Calgary. Dick worked for Petro Canada for over 40 years delivering fuel to area farmers and in later years he was the dispatcher in the office. He was a member of Trinity United Church and an elder there for 10 years. Dick loved to golf, curl, play bridge and most of all he enjoyed times with his family. He kept in close touch with all of his relatives and delighted in visiting them over the years. "Uncle Dick" was a favorite to all the nieces and nephews. His greatest joy was his five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He delighted in going on holidays with them, attending all their weddings and just generally spending time getting to know them. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, daughters Jean (Gary) and Sharon (Mas) and son-in-law Robert Marshall. Grandchildren Brent (Susan), Tracy (Tim), Cory (Anne), Mikko (Chris), Allison (Perry). Great Grandchildren Elaine, Scott, Amy, Stuart, Matthew, Rachel, Tori, Kara. Brother Robert (Joan) of Carroll and sister Peggy (Clare) of Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and William, daughter Sylvia and three brothers Andrew, Doug and Charlie. Dick embraced life and approached each day as a blessing. The family would like to thank the support staff, nurses and doctors at the Assiniboine Health Centre on the 3rd floor for their compassionate care, Brockie Donovan for the wonderful service and the Trinity United Church ladies for the delicious lunch. A celebration of Dick's life was held April 7, 2012 at Brockie Donovan with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Interment followed at the Carroll Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dick may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or charity of your choice.
We'll miss you Dad, God bless you, rest in peace.
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JOHNSTON: It is with sadness and happy memories that we announce the passing of Lyall Lawrence Johnston on April 12, his father's birthday. Left to hold his memory dear is his wife of 54 years Jean (Livingston), brother-in-law Stan Livingston, sisters-in-law Elma and Marypat Johnston, nephew Cal Johnston and dear nieces Kelly, Sally, Nancy and Leanne. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Joseph Johnston, his brothers Claire and Burton, brother-in-law Alvin and sister-in-law Marj. Lyall was born February 3, 1927 in Roland, Manitoba. The family moved to Isabella in 1937. It was here that he grew up on the family farm. In 1956 he moved to Wawa, Ontario to work as a welder for Algoma Ore. He was an avid curler, a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and in 1962 was on the Mine Rescue team which won the Provincial Championship. In 1970, he relocated to Thompson to work for Inco Maintenance. He curled and spent many enjoyable hours at the cottage at Paint Lake. Holidays were spent travelling around Canada and the United States. In 1990, he retired and in 1992 moved to Brandon. Winters were spent in Texas, Australia and Victoria where he began to enjoy golf. Over the years Lyall and Jean kept in touch with their many friends and old co-workers during their travels. Favorite greetings of Lyall's were: "How you doing gal?" or "Hi there lad or lassie!" Lyall will be remembered by friends and neighbours as a helpful, fun loving, generous man.
"It's not the things you've said or done but it's how you've made people feel."
A private committal service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share their memories at Memories Chapel, 330 -18th Street North on Monday, April 16, 2012 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with a time of sharing at 2:30 p.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the Salvation Army's Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their wonderful care. Donations in memory of Lyall may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CAMPBELL: Jean Eleanor Campbell of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Center, Brandon on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A funeral service to honour Jean's life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Left to mourn is her loving husband Douglas, daughter Marilyn Shurb, son David (Pam), brother Wilk Collins, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Jean is predeceased by her parents Frank and Amelia Collins, infant son Frankie, brother Jim, sister-in-law Dorothy (Hunt), son-in-law Mike Shurb, and former husband Simon Roseman.
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McANDREW: Gordon Leslie September 25, 1949 – April 5, 2012. On April 5, 2012 Gordon McAndrew of Vegreville, AB passed away at the age of 62. Gordon is survived by his loving family: his wife, Lorraine; his daughter, Bridget (Tony) Robucci and grandchildren, Nico and Eva of Denver, Colorado; sisters, Edith Rowand of Kola, MB, Donna (Howard) Thorne of Brandon, MB; Doris (Delwin) Shand of The Pas, MB; brother, David (Colleen) McAndrew of Winnipeg, MB; and a number of nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Connie McAndrew; and sister, Brenda Blair. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 4814-50 Street, Vegreville. Reverend Ken Flanagan officiating. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Akasu Palliative Care Society, 4229-47 Street, Vegreville, AB T9C 1X1.To send condolences, visit Park Memorial Ltd., Vegreville 780-632-2000. Family owned home.
ZYWINA: Violet May Zywina (nee Stone) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 8, 2012 after a full life. She is survived by her husband Len of 57 years and daughters Pat (Bruce Hawkins), Ottawa and Kathy (Mark Rodriguez), San Antonio. Violet was born in Brandon, married Len and raised their family there. She provided a solid foundation for her family including being a Brownie Leader, softball and curling coach and a loving mother. Violet enjoyed curling for many years and skipped a rink out of the Riverview Curling Club. Violet went on many a fishing trip on the waterways of Manitoba, enjoying nature. Together, Violet and Len enjoyed their life as snowbirds in Weslaco, Texas and their summer residence living in Countryside Estates, Onanole. She was an active shuffler winning many trophies and honors. Violet also enjoyed duplicate bridge. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's RomanCatholic Church, 327 - 4th Street on Friday April 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. James Ahaneku. Interment will be in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Violet may be made to any charity of your choice.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ROBERTS: Ruby Grace Roberts of Dauphin, formerly of Rapid City, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dauphin Personal Care Home, on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the age of 99 years. The funeral service to honor Ruby’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the St. George’s Cemetery in Rapid City. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruby may be made to the St. George’s Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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POCHYNOK: Peter Paul of Brandon passed away suddenly on March 31st, 2012 at the age of 67 years. He was born November 20, 1944 in Brandon. Peter attended David Livingston School and completed his studies at Composite High, where he met his sweetheart of 45 years. He held various jobs before beginning work with Pearson Construction, and was an integral part in the building of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in 1967. Two years later, he started his career as Stage Manager at that same venue. This position gave him the opportunity to become an important part of the Performing Arts community. In 1986, he also assumed the position of General Manager at the WMCA, which he held until his retirement in 2009. During this time, Peter also served on the Board of the Brandon Dance Ensemble for 22 years. Peter enjoyed a variety of hobbies including carpentry, gardening, cooking and crosswords. His most memorable times were spent with family and friends at the cottage. Peter is survived by his loving wife Carol, his only daughter Kathy, son in law Dave, and cherished granddaughter Kellie. He leaves his sister Polly (Bob) Fleming, nieces Barbie, Debbie and families, sister in law Adella Pochynok and nephew Mark. Peter also leaves his mother in law Kathleen Hominick, sisters in law Lynda (George) Sutherland, Barbara (Don) Stewart, niece Karrie Sutherland, and nephews Rory and Keel Stewart. Peter is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Susan Pochynok, brother Mike Pochynok and father in law Nick Hominick. Funeral service for Peter will be held Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 – 20th Street, Brandon. Following a private graveside ceremony, friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon in the Grand Salon of the WMCA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
Chrystos Voskres
LONG: Robert “Bob” Long of Brandon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, at the age of 75 years. A graveside service to honor Bob’s life will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Friday, April 13th, 2012, at 2:30PM, with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Jamie Berry officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Manitoba Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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MILLER: Tim Miller, age 47, beloved son of Bill and Pat Miller, special friend of Julia Williamson, died April 9, 2012, Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Public Graveside Service, Friday, April 13, 2012, Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba, at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Tim may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund or the Boissevain Health Care Recruitment Fund.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791.
ROSS: Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Ross of Melita, MB. passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the age of 78. The funeral service will be held from the Victoria United Church, Melita on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Allan Gairns officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 - 1st Street, Brandon, MB. R7A 2W8 or The Prairie Vision Arts Council, Box 341, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors.
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SHWALUK: It is with great sadness that the family of John Shwaluk, age 57 years of Winnipeg, passed away at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. John was predeceased by his mother Lena in 1986. Left to mourn his passing are his father and step-mother Matt and AnneShwaluk of Brandon, his sister Diane (Bill) Salyn of Brandon, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces Terry (Deb), Jackson and Matthew of Carberry, Jeff (Nadine) and Piper of Saskatoon, Brad (Joleen) and Falena of Winnipeg and good friends Dyan and Julie Wegner of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Michael Tkachuk, celebrant. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, the family would appreciate mass offerings or a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MANSFIELD:  It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of William “Bill” Mansfield, which occurred on March 27th in Donna, Texas. Bill was born in Brandon, MB on November 4, 1946 and was raised on the family farm, along with his sister, Nadean Ramsey, by his father Frederick, and his mother Genevieve “Gene”. Earlier in life Bill married Eva Blaine and had a son Billy. In 1975 Bill was happily remarried to Pat Young of Brandon, and continued his diverse work life at Forrest, while raising their daughters, Shelly and Theresa. Bill enjoyed camping, playing music and socializing with family and friends, at home and in Donna, TX. His most recent passion was his involvement with The Amigos, an organization that helps children in Mexico. Bill and Pat made many trips in their RV, and enjoyed meeting new friends no matter where they went. Bill is remembered by a family who loved him dearly: his wife Pat, his son Billy (Candy) Croy of Brandon, MB., his daughters Shelly (Paul) Corbiere of Vermilion, AB., and Theresa of Flin Flon, MB., his grandchildren, Courtney, Ashley, Clay, Avery, Mary-Ann and Johnathon. Bill’s passing is also mourned by his father Fred, his sister Nadean, many in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends. Bill was predeceased by his mother Genevieve, one sibling, one child, step-mother Eudora Mansfield, brother- in-law Lyle Ramsey and nephew Dean Ramsey. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Central Community Center, 529- 4th Street, Brandon, MB. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Bill Mansfield’s memory.
KENNEDY: James “Jim” Wilson Kennedy of Pierson, Manitoba, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the age of 88. Jim is survived by his wife Marion of Pierson; three daughters: Doreen (Chuck) Lund of Dauphin, Lori (Ken) Blyth of Edmonton, and Jodi Kennedy of Pierson; granddaughter Erin Lund of Winnipeg and grandson Jeremy Lund of Edmonton; sister Annie Nero of Winnipeg; brother Cecil (Vivian) Kennedy of Bassano, Alberta; two sisters-in-law: Ruth (Orest) Harris of Winnipeg and Mayne Doak of Brandon; two brothers-in-law: Norman (Yvonne) Mitchell of Winnipeg and Jack (Eileen) Mitchell of Cupar, Saskatchewan; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James and Agnes (Ayre) Kennedy; four brothers-in-law: Ray Nero, Ken Doak, Bill (Jean) Mitchell, and Rae (Gloria) Mitchell. A funeral service held at a later date. Donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the CNIB 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 3M3. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
HUTLET: CORRECTION Guy” Gaetan Wilfrid Joseph Hutlet of Killarney/Cypress River passed away on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico at the age of 81 years. Guy will be missed by his step-family Brian Drader of Winnipeg, MB, Nancy Heide, Karen, John, and Mac of Killarney, MB; Diane (Andrew) Saramaga of Hazelridge, MB; Blair (Susan), Thomas and Amelia Drader of Esterhazy, and Holly (Alan), Victoria and Madison Mitchell. The family apologizes for this error and any undue stress it may have caused. Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland were in care of arrangements.
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