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HARRISON: Christopher Frederic Harrison passed away on March 25, 2013 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. A service to celebrate Chris’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnedosa Covenant Church (101, 4th Avenue SW). Following the service, all are welcome to join the family for lunch at the Legion (34, 2nd Avenue SW) from 12:00 till 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to Minnedosa Regional Events Centre, Box 1425, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0.Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
HI EAGLE: Samuel Jeffery (Wanbdi Watakpena – Charging Eagle). Jeff Hi Eagle, 41, of Whiteriver, Arizona died April 22, 2013 at his home in the Cradleboard District of the White Mountain Apache Reservation. He was born in Virden, Manitoba, on February 13, 1972. He is the only son of Phillip Hi Eagle and Rose Marie (Eastman) McKay. He was educated at the Clearfield Job Corp in Clearfield, Utah where he studied to be a Security Officer. He later studied at Utah Community College where he focused on Criminal Justice. In 2001, he married his companion of six years, LaMonica (Gordon) HiEagle. They have four children: Ryan, Duran, Sisilly, and Carmelo (adopted son). Jeff served and protected the people of the White Mountain Apache Tribe for 15 years; during this time, he was employed by both the White Mountain Apache Housing Authority as a Security Guard and the Whiteriver Police Department as Police Officer, Detention Officer, Dispatcher, and a Transport Officer. He was also previously employed as a Slot Technician at Hondah Casino. He leaves behind his beloved wife, LaMonica; his sons, Ryan, Duran, and Carmello; and daughter, Sisilly. He also leaves his father, Phillip (Faye) Hi Eagle of Virden, Manitoba; his mother, Rose Marie (Edward) McKay of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba; and two sisters, Terri Hi Eagle and Sheree (Desmond) Blacksmith of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He also leaves several Aunties: Linda, Viola, Barbara, Clara and Maryann, Uncles: Joseph and Gus (Buffalo), cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jeff was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Frank and Rosaline Eastman and paternal grandparents George and Mabel Hi Eagle of Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Manitoba. He leaves many adopted brothers that he met in his lifetime both in Canada and the United States. His body will be brought back to his residence at 7105 N. Cradleboard Ave. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. A funeral home service will be held at his residence in Cradleboard on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Co-Pastor Mike Lupe presiding. Cards and condolences can be sent to: LaMonica Hi Eagle and Family, P.O. Box 273, Whiteriver, AZ 85941. (928) -338-4221. Arrangements are being handled by the Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor, AZ. The Hi Eagle and Eastman Families will be holding a Traditional Service at the Canupawakpa Community Complex on the Canupawakpa Dakota Nation, Manitoba to honor Jeff’s memory on Saturday, May 4, 2013 starting at 11:00 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 1:00 p.m. All friends and relatives of Jeff Hi Eagle (Wanbdi Watakpena - Charging Eagle) are invited to attend.
HARKNESS: Thelma Irene, 97 years old, beloved wife of the late Bob Harkness, mother of Merv and Lola, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. In memory of Thelma, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
FOLLIS: The family would like to announce the passing of Glen F. Follis at the age of 74, just three days short of his 75th birthday. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife Barbara; daughters Tammie (Greg) Dueck; Glenda (Richard) Marsh; son Gary; brother Brian (Shirley) and other extended family members. Glen was predeceased by his parents John and Rose Follis, siblings Melvyn, Albert, Aileen, Viola, and Bruce. He was born and raised in the Wood Bay District. Glen, known as “Penny” by his Wood Bay friends, left school at an early age to begin a lifetime of farming. Glen married Barbara in 1974 and together they raised three children on the farm. He was dedicated to the land and raising his cattle. He was always an early riser and a very hard worker. Glen served as a councilor for the RM of Louise, Ward 4 for thirteen years. He was also a leader of the Pilot Mound 4-H Beef Club for several years. Throughout his life, Glen enjoyed many activities including curling, hunting, playing cards, watching sports, going to the casino, and harness races. He proudly supported his children’s activities and accomplishments. Glen appeared to have a tough exterior, but on the inside had a soft spot for animals, and his family and friends. He loved to tease and it was a sure sign of his friendship. In keeping with Glen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Lorne Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit, c/o Lorne Memorial Health Foundation, Box 40, Swan Lake MB, ROG 2SO.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Graham’s Funeral Service Ltd.204-825-2848.
DERBOWKA: Mike Derbowka, of Brandon Manitoba passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 80 years old. Mike was born in Wroxton, Saskatchewan on November 18, 1932. He then moved with his family to Russell, Manitoba where they farmed until he moved away from home to start his own life. Mike joined Canadian Propane as a branch manager, which later became ICG Propane. He was with ICG for 35 years before he retired in Brandon Manitoba where he has lived for the last 25 years with his family. Mike loved his job and was highly thought of by all his employees for his kind nature. Mikes retirement was spent carving wooden ducks, making bird houses and spending time with his 2 grandsons who he adored and loved. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Mike will always be remembered and loved as a kind, gentle man who was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten by his daughter Michelle Derbowka, son Ralph Johnson and grandsons Damen Macgillivray and Tyler Glowach. To honour Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside ceremony will be held in Russell Manitoba later this summer where he will be laid to rest with his late wife Arlene Derbowka. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CAMERON: Shirley Lorraine Cameron (Culbertson). Shirley was born in 1932, to parents Bill and Grace Culbertson of Goodlands, MB. She passed away on April 12, 2013 with family at her side at the Bren-Del-Wyn Lodge in Deloraine, MB. Shirley went to the Lennox School and took her teacher training in Winnipeg. She taught at Verona School between 1949-1950. She then worked at Pat Cutt's Store for two years. She was married to Doug Cameron from 1953-1980. They had four children (Dwayne, Joelle, Brenda and Carla). Shirley loved music and spent many enjoyable hours playing the piano. She also enjoyed curling, knitting, crafts, gardening and always loved to bake. Her door was always open to anyone who would come in and have a cup of coffee with her. Shirley was a legion auxillary member for 58 years and was proud to be a part of this honorable organization. She endured many hardships throughout her life, but her strong faith in God helped her overcome these hurdles. Shirley was predeceased by both her parents, Bill and Grace Culbertson, Brothers: Glen, Roy and Blaine, Sisters-in-law: Marlene (Tingey) and Dorothy (Spence), nephews and nieces: Dale, Peter and baby Hope. She leaves to mourn her four children: Dwayne, Joelle and Bill, Brenda and Doug, Carla and Real, ten grandchildren: Jennifer, Chanda, Brad, Julie, Justin (Tara), Tory, Cayla, Daniel, Danae and Ashton, seven great -grandchildren: Rylan, Reid, Haylee, Leah, Cayden, Noah and Kahu. Shirley will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Smith Funeral Home, 204-747-2088.
BROWN: Vera May (nee Bell), beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Brown, mother of Merrill, Lois (Fred) Zmetana, Diane Reid and Cameron, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 103 years 9 months of age. Mother will also be lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and special friends. Mother was able to maintain her personal skills during her total life.
A graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, R.M. of Woodworth to celebrate Mom’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence can be shared at
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BARR: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at the age of 99 years, Dorothy Florence Barr (nee Welch) of Baldur, formerly of Belmont MB. Dorothy leaves to mourn her passing her three children Allan (Janice) Barr of Lockport MB, Mervin (Carol) Barr of Calgary, AB, Ruby (Rod) Lee of Foam Lake, SK, six grandchildren; Karen (Wayne), Heather (David), Shawn (Nicole), Carrie (Dwight), Brian (Lyndsay), and Derrick (Cristin), thirteen great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Irene Embury as well as several nieces & nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Oscar (1981), an infant daughter at birth (1940), grandson Darrin (2002), great granddaughter Olivia (2004), a great grandson Isaac (2008), brother Henry Welch (1942) & by a sister Mary Scott (2004). A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Monday April 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Christchurch Anglican Church, Belmont MB, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Baldur Personal Care Home, Box 128 Baldur MB R0K 0B0 or to the Belmont Historical Society, Box 69, Belmont, MB R0K 0C0.
On line condolences can be made by visiting
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ANDREWS: The Great Robert William Andrews, retired Sgt. of 3rd RCHA, loving husband of Evelyn (nee Walker) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Bob was born in Ashmore, NS on August 20, 1937. Predeceased by parents Benjamin and Goldie Andrews and brother Charles and daughter Kenda Langille. He will be sadly missed by a huge community as he touched many lives. Bob was a very active member of Grand Valley Community Church. Bob walked in the steps of Jesus as he gave of his time and love to many. He was involved and passionate serving many ethnic groups by providing and delivering donated household and furniture items. He is known as “Mr. Bob” as he befriended many of them and they were a part of his family. Dad travelled many miles to spend time with family as we are scattered across Canada. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as this would be a reflection of his legacy. He was involved in the Scottish Society and spent many a summer travelling to Nova Scotia with Evelyn to spend time with relatives and research our ancestry and heritage. He shared his knowledge with us in order that we could be proud of where we came from. He loved the beauty of nature and the view of the ocean. He was involved in the Bluebird society and enjoyed the peacefulness of setting up and maintaining the nests. He is survived by his sisters Gert (Kip) Vidito and Mickey Robichaud; children Kathy (Dennis) Darvill, Ben (Sue) Andrews, Bruce (Meg) Andrews, Christie (Jim) Netzlaw, Jennifer (Randy) Levett, Bill (Terri) Lyon; grandchildren Mitch (Erica) Darvill, Rachelle (Graham) Kardynal, Jade (Chaz) Andrews, Christopher and Konor Andrews, Stirling, Gabriel and Graham Netzlaw, Stephanie and Kelsea-Rae Hannaberry, Melissa, Amanda and Mallory Crossman, Taylor, Brittney and Tanner Lyon; great grandchildren Aylah and Ethan Kardynal, Rylee Hannaberry, as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service took place at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Monday, April 22, 2013. Rev. Tim Clarke officiated. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
STANLEY: Clarence Herbert Stanley of Hillcrest Place, Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the age of 96 years. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Clarence may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McKAY: It is with sadness the family of Stanley John McKay, age 91, announce that his death occurred on Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Traditional Wake services will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Hall, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will take place Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. also at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Interment will follow at the Fellowship Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
ROSS: December 6, 1968 – April 22, 2013. It is with utmost sadness and disbelief that we announce the unexpected passing of Christopher Winston Ross following a heart attack on April 22, 2013. Born December 6, 1968, Chris was raised in Brandon, Manitoba where he attended elementary school and graduated from Vincent Massey High School. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, and then articled with Meyers, Norris, Penny to earn a Chartered Accountant designation. He moved from public accounting to the business sector where he worked for Progress Rail and, at the time of his passing, was employed by Sandvik (formerly Cubex) where he acted as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer – Manufacturing. Throughout his journey in life, Chris’s academic achievements included: CA (Chartered Accountant), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CPA (Certified Public Accountant, USA designation) and CBV (Chartered Business Valuator). Chris lived large and enjoyed spending his time with family, friends, food, and fun. His tastes were eclectic. He was an avid reader and greatly enjoyed many genres of music. He loved entertaining and frequently hosted UFC gatherings at his home. He was a whiz at the computer and often bailed out frustrated, technically - challenged family members. He managed to maintain relationships with far-flung friends and family members through social media. He was straightforward, detail-oriented, and always called a spade a spade, but at the same time, had a heart of gold and was extremely generous with family and friends. He was a fantastic uncle, and took a lot of teasing about being a single man with a baby seat in his vehicle. His love affair with motorcycles started at the age of two, and he wore out many toes of his little ‘braking shoes’. Chris had done exhaustive research on dome homes, and was looking forward to beginning construction of his own dream dome home on his rural property this summer. Cherishing Chris’s memory are his parents: Robert (Bob) and Lois Ross, brother Vincent (Maribel) Ross, precious nephew Rex Ross, grandfather Lyle Watson, grandmother Marjorie Oliver, and numerous extended family members. Chris will also be missed by his large network of close friends and business associates. Welcoming Chris into his next chapter are his grandfather Winston Ross, grandmother Beulah Watson and Grandfather George Oliver. Cremation has taken place & a celebration of Christopher’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2 P.M. at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in memory of Chris may be made to a charity of choice or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation at 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, R3L OK6. The family would like to thank everybody for their love and support through this difficult time. Glen Eden Funeral Home 204-338-7111.
DRUWE: Marie, 84 years old, beloved wife of Charles Druwe, mother of Claudette, Cyril, Connie and the late Sharon, died at her residence in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, April 22, 2013. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Marie’s wishes that no Funeral Mass be held. Private interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Marie, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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MUDRAY: On Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, Stella Mudray of Portage la Prairie, widow of the late Michael Mudray passed away at the age of 97 years. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, 2013 with the Deacon Michael Strilec officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. Stella was born on May 29, 1915 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. She was raised and received her education in the East Bay District, finishing her schooling at Dauphin Collegiate. She then taught on a teaching permit in the East Bay School. On June 22, 1940 she married Michael Mudray and they lived in East Bay until 1959 when they moved to Brandon. In Brandon she worked at the Brandon Mental Hospital until illness force her to retire in 1970. In 1972 they moved to Portage la Prairie. Stella was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption, the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, crocheting, sewing and flower arranging. She always enjoyed visiting with all family and friends who stopped by for a visit. Predeceased by her husband Michael in 2012, 2 brothers Michael & Bill, three sisters Eva, Eileen, Alice and Mary, she leaves to mourn her passing two sons; Michael of Brandon, Barry (Anne) of Winnipeg, three grandchildren; Tara (Steve), Trisha (Chris) and Colin, two great grandchildren; Teresa and Catherine. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined but should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
LOWEY: Lynda Ann Lowey, 60, of Kamloops, B.C, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 12, 2013 after a brief struggle with cancer. Lynda was born and raised in Brandon, M.B. In July 20, 1968 Lynda married Doug Lowey; They were married for 46 loving years. Together, Doug and Lynda raised three children; Cliff Lowey (Michele Lothier) of Thompson, M.B, Theresa Barnes (Darren Barnes) of Kamloops, B.C, and Rick Lowey (Kerri Hoogers) of Calgary, A.B. Lynda will be dearly missed by her children and 2 loving grandchildren, Jazmin and Jayden Barnes of Kamloops, B.C. In addition to raising her three children, Lynda was a full time server until the age of 50. Her devotion to family was evident in all that she did for them. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and joyous demeanor with a smile that won the hearts of many. Lynda cared for her family and friends through her delicious baking and cooking. She loved spending time outdoors, walking and gardening. Lynda is predeceased by her Mother and Father; Ann and Frederick Haverstock. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for and visited Lynda during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association: 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C V2E 2S9 Ph. (250) 372-1336. Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home, 250-554-2577.
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