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DENOON: On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the age of 97, Olive “Irene” Denoon (nee Coad) passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Care Centre. Irene was the youngest child of Dick and Margaret Coad and was born May 23, 1916 and raised in Eden, Manitoba. The Coad family were among the first cabin owners (Sunset View) at Clear Lake and their summers were enjoyed there with family, friends and boarding guests. Irene married her childhood sweetheart and soulmate Vernon Denoon on July 14, 1940 at Clear Lake. They had an amazing love and life together. They built their home in Onanole and raised three children there – son Jim (June), daughters Joyce and Joanne (Ken). It was rare to ever see one without the other. After retirement they spent most summers camping and fishing around the province with family and friends. Vern and Irene were married for 69 years before Vern’s passing in 2009. Irene loved children and was blessed with grandchildren – Beverly Ruml, Mark (Pam) Ruml, Vern Ruml and Cherie Bailey; great grandchildren Jordan and Nikki Bailey, Dustin and Mitch Ruml, Nina and Santee Ruml and great great granddaughter Eris Ruml. Family and friends meant everything to Irene and she was always there to lend a shoulder, wipe a tear, bake a pie or share a good laugh. She would always make sure all of our favorites were coming out of the oven upon our arrival. No one ever left Irene’s kitchen hungry or without having played a game or two of cards! She was a great woman who will be deeply missed. Irene was active in the community; she was a CGIT and Brownie leader, Sunday School teacher and volunteer. She worked many years at the Onanole Post Office, she was Past President and Honorary Member of the Women’s Institute (WI) and United Church Women (UCW) and member of the Onanole Seniors Group. Vern and Irene moved to Brandon in 2003 prior to moving into the Valleyview Care Home. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Egan and the staff at Valleyview for the wonderful and compassionate care. Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband Vernon; parents Dick and Margaret Coad; sisters Margaret (Doug), Verna (Bill) and brother Earl (Olive); son-in-law Frank Ruml and great grandson baby Frank Ruml. Irene and Vern will be laid to rest together at the Onanole Cemetery in a private family service at a later date. Donations in memory of Irene would be welcomed by the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 – 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8, or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B – 457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 .
“Just one more cast Vern!”Expressions of sympathymay be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
THOMSON: 1928 – 2013 Mr. Fred Thomson, currently of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre in the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Pat; son Gary (Colette) of Rockwood, Ontario and daughter Sandra (Grant) Hahn of Red Deer, Alberta. Fred will also be greatly missed by his grand-children Colin (Nichelle), Shawn, Kristin (Chad) Salyn, Allison (Chris) Clark, Travis and Brandon; as well as by his great-granddaughters Hayley and Manning. Fred was predeceased by his son Glenn. In honour of Fred, his life will be celebrated at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation by visiting
Fred’s family wishes to thank Dr. Jim and the entire ICU team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for the exceptional care and compassion provided.
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Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040
NATRASONY: Brett Gordon Natrasony passed away tragically on June 5, 2013 at 21 years of age. Brett is survived by his mother Laura, father Gordon, older sister Jenna-lee, younger brother Lance and little sister Jade. Brett was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on June 25, 1991. He was raised on the family farm near Fork River and attended school in Winnipegosis. In Grade 11, Brett transferred to the DRCSS to complete Grades 11 and 12. Brett was very outgoing and active in the community. He was a member of the Fork River Dneipro Dancers and the Fork River 4-H Club. One of Brett’s favorite memories as a young man was when he won the local turkey shoot with his Uncle Steven. Like most kids during the winter in Fork River, Brett spent at least 5 days a week at the Fork River skating rink playing shinny hockey or broomball. Brett was a gifted athlete and excelled in all sports he tried. He was hockey crazy and played for the Winnipegosis Tigers and then the Parkland Rangers. Brett was one of the fastest skaters in the area but also loved snowboarding, soccer, track and field, and was wicked at pingpong. The passion of his life was driving; driving sleds, dirtbikes, streetbikes, quads, BMX and stunt bikes. Brett’s pride and joy were his orange 600cc Honda CBR and his 50 cc “Fiddie” dirt bike and he loved to show off his amazing talent for getting any bike on one wheel. Brett worked at a variety of jobs after graduation, his favorite job being when he worked for Headingly Motor Sports. The job was to set up motorcycles and sleds and test drive them, what a perfect fit. Brett then decided he needed to further his education and moved to Brandon, where he was enrolled in the Economics Program at Brandon University. Brett shared a special bond with his family and his many friends and was very happy when Lance moved to Brandon as well. Brett had a marvelous sense of humor and a smile that lit up the room. He will be remembered for his ability to find humor in situations, his knack for playing tricks on his friends and nicknaming all of his buddies and the vehicles he owned. His friends all knew that the door was always open to them but the fridge was most likely empty. At the time of his death Brett was recovering from a serious accident. He had made a miraculous recovery and was humbled by the support and love he received from his family and friends. Brett was very grateful to be given a second chance at life, and was looking forward to returning to university and moving forward with his dreams of being in business, finding the right lady and having a family. Brett was very close to his grandparents and family and family friends throughout his life. He enjoyed coming home to Fork River often to spend the weekend on ‘Mommabears’ couch, being sure to spend time with his little sister who he admired greatly.He leaves behind a family who thought the world of him and will forever be proud of the man he was. Prayers were offered on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church in Winnipegosis, celebrated by Fr. David Kowalski. Candace Benson served as organist, accompanying the Winnipegosis Community Choir. Interment followed in the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery. Laying Brett to rest were Pallbearers Cam Pakulak, Aaron Ross, Brad Braun, Jenna Natrasony, Lance Natrasony and Gavin Shewchuk. Donations in memory of Brett may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Manitoba. Brett’s family would like to thank all of the wonderful people in his life and especially those who have supported us in saying goodbye to Brett.
Ride easy Brett!!
Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Dauphin, MB (204) 638-4110
HALLS: Mrs. Kay Halls of Reston, and formerly of Tilston, beloved wife of the late Gordon Halls, passed away at the Willowview PCH, Reston, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the age of 90. Due to flooding the funeral service will now be held at the Tilston United Church, Tilston, MB. on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Dwight Rutherford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, Box 70, Tilston, MB, R0M 2K0 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
To send condolences to the family, please visit:www.redpathfuneralhome.comRedpath Funeral Home
KEY: The death of Raymond Alfred Key occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, June 24, 2013. Ceremony to Celebrate Ray’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church will officiate. Private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ray may be made to ALS Canada, 3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200, Markham, ON L3R 4T9 or online at or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Unit 1, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
TAYLOR: Donald Norman Taylor of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on June 21, 2013 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Donald is survived by his wife Brenda, children: Sherri (Ken) Sharpe, Sandy Taylor, Cathy (Darren) Woychyshyn and Stacey Cook. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba with interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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VERCAIGNE: Mrs. Margaret Vercaigne of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 75. Margaret is survived by her loving husband Jack; five children, Donna Carr (children, Megan and Katie) of Melita, Dale of Melita, Glenn (Lisa) (children, Nicholas and Liam) of Melita, Rochelle (Brad) Oliver (children, Alex, Lucas and Cole) of Melita, and Joe (Jaime) (children, Brooke and Tyler) of Red Deer; sister Roberta Graham of Carman; step-mother-in-law, Jean Vercaigne of Boissevain; sister- in-law, Margaret (Wilfred) Barré of Virden; three brothers-in-law, Paul (Martha) Vercaigne of Deloraine, Norman (Diane) Vercaigne of Deloraine, and Dwayne Vercaigne of Deloraine; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Kathleen Graham; sister, Alice Krutz; two infant sisters; two sisters-in-law, Alice (Marcel) Schoonbaert and Blanche (Wilfred) Lemieux; two brothers-in-law, George Vercaigne and Robert Vercaigne; and in-laws, Joe and Mary Vercaigne. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Both services will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Melita, MB, with Reverend Father Paul Bisson officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Cancer Society, 415-1st St. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 204-522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.comRedpath Funeral Home
LAWRENCE: Spencer George Lawrence, beloved father of Doug (Mary Jane) and Darlene (Darren), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Valleyview Care Centre. A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Gary Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Spencer may be made to the Valleyview Resident Council Van Fund, 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 2K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
JARDINE: It is with sadness the family of Arleen Babbette “Babs” Jardine, age 70 years, beloved wife of Thomas, mother of Darryl, Scott and Rodney, announce that her death occurred on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A service will take place at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow. Donations in memory of Arleen may be made to the BRHC Foundation for Brandon RHA Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements withMemories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
JAMIESON: Dorothy, formerly of McAuley, Manitoba born February 23, 1929, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 18, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. A service to celebrate her life will be held in Innisfail, Alberta on June 28, 2013, Heartland at 2:30 p.m. She is survived by her children Ross (Wendy) McBean, Carol (John) Crump, Ken McBean, Brenda (Ron) Dubois, Lorraine Moldeen. Predeceased by her son Doug McBean and husbands Gordon McBean and Norman Moldeen and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
FISHER: In loving memory of Pat Fisher, age 49, loving partner of Mark Canada, beloved mother to Josie and Michelle, died June 20, 2013, Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba. Interment in Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St., Brandon, Manitoba, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
WILLMAN: Clemence (nee Grosjean ) passed away peacefully on June 10 ,2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Clemence was born on September 3, 1922, the third child of 14 children. The family moved several times finally settling on a farm in the Griswold area and this is where she met her husband, Fred Willman. They were married on November 14, 1944 and they farmed in the Griswold area raising their two sons, Bob and Richard. We remember Clemence as a hard worker, milking cows, having a big garden and doing lots of canning of vegetables and fruit. Her life centered around her family as time spent with them meant everything to her. She was a very caring and loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Fred passed away in 1972 and this is when Clemence started working as a waitress in Souris at the Souris Motor Inn and after that, Chicken Jacks. In 1976 she bought a house in Souris and moved into town, living there until 1997 when she moved to the Souris Apartments. She was there until 2009 when she moved again into Crescent Manor. In 2012 she went to Victoria Park Lodge for a short while and in 2013 she spent the past 2 1/2 months in the Souris Personal Care Home. Clemence loved to do all sorts of crafts from knitting, crocheting, quilting and making artificial flower arrangements. All of the members of her family either have wool socks, wool mittens, dishcloths, crocheted tablecloths, doilies or artificial flower arrangements that she has made. Clemence was predeased by her husband, Fred in 1972; sister -in-law Dorothy Willman and brother-in-law George Willman; sisters Alice Kettles, Rose Kettles, Jeanne Bastien, Eva Stewart and Mary Grosjean; brothers Fernand Grosjean, Felix Grosjean, Julien Grosjean and Joseph Grosjean sister-in-laws Francis (Chrisp) Grosjean and Blanche (McGee) Grosjean; brother-in-laws Don Kettles, Allan Kettles, Gordon Stewart, Alfred Buckingham and Bruno Enns. Clemence leaves to mourn 2 children Bob(Dorothy) Willman and Richard(Gloria) Willman as well as grandchildren Sherri (Louis) Vachon, Robby Willman, Fred (Gina) Willman and Bobbie (Kim) Willman. Granny will also be deeply missed by her great-grandchildren Janelle (Brendan) Schwindt, Albert, Natalie and Marc Vachon, Riley and Weston Willman, Dawson Ramsden, Bryanne and Brody Willman. As well she is survived by sister-in-laws; Grace Willman, Kay Grosjean and Ruth( Meadows) Grosjean; sisters Anna Enns and Josie Buckingham; brothers Clement (Kay) Grosjean and Jacque( Eileen) Grosjean as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at Griswold United Church on Friday June 14th, 2013 with minister Don Sellsted officiating. Interment was in Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers were Grandsons Robby, Fred and Bobbie Willman. Great-Grandsons Albert and Marc Vachon and Grandson- in-law Louis Vachon. In memory of Clemence donations may be made to the Griswold United Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were with Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, Manitoba.
POWNE: The death of Ruby Myrtle Powne of Brandon occurred on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Graveside service will be held on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands Manitoba. Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
RHODES: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Thomas (Tommy) Rhodes, husband of the late Gertie Rhodes on June 16th, 2013 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, MB at the age of 90 years. Tommy was born July 8th, 1922 in Helpringham Fen, Sleaford, in the County of Lincoln, England to Eliza and Thomas Harry Rhodes. Tommy and his family immigrated to Canada in April 1925 and settled in the Hargrave District in MB. Tommy and Gertie were married on May 30th, 1944 and together they raised four children. He will be sadly missed by daughter Marilyn (Doug) Duncalfe, son Allan Rhodes, daughters Audrey Rhodes (Kevin) and Barbara (Dale) Hoggan, seven grandchildren, Terry (Ellen) Duncalfe, Laura (Larry) Litwin, Darren (Kristin) Duncalfe, Grant (Marcy) Duncalfe, Angie Hamm (Jay), Derek Hamm, Andrew Hoggan and nine great grandchildren. Surviving are sisters Dorothy Ivey, Daisy Atchinson, brother Arthur Rhodes, sisters-in-law Marie Rhodes and Lucy Rhodes and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Gertie of 66 years, his parents, brothers Ernie, Cecil, Bill, sisters Nellie Windsor, Gladys Warner, Kathleen Carefoot, an infant son Leslie Neil Rhodes and infant great granddaughter Rilynn Duncalfe. In Dad's early years he was employed by MacArthurs, North Star Oil Ltd, Shell Oil Ltd and Shur-Gro Farm Services. All of Dad's employment history involved driving truck, whether it was moving freight or delivering fuel oil or gas. He was well liked and knew every road and farm site in southwestern MB. He made friends with all his customers and they knew he could be depended on to deliver. Dad was a kind and gentle man and always willing to give a helping hand. Dad loved family get togethers, holidays to Western Canada and Sunday drives with Mum. Dad was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Dad, we will miss you always. A funeral service was held on June 21, 2013 at Brockie Donovan, Brandon, and interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice in Dad's memory.
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MOONEY: Andrew Daryl Mooney was born at the Brandon General Hospital on July 30, 1986. Andrew attended Kirkcaldy Heights School from kindergarten to grade 8 and graduated from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in June 2004. Immediately following high school graduation, Andrew attended Assiniboine Community College where he graduated from the John Deere Tech Program in May 2008 and obtained his Red Seal Agricultural Equipment Technician Certificate in December 2008. He worked as an Ag Tech for a couple of years, but the lure of the oil field and better wages took him out to Virden where he was employed as a Power Tong Operator up until illness forced him to stop working. Andrew made his home in the RM of Pipestone. Andrew was a town raised kid who loved the peace and quiet of country living and having his own wide open space to ride his horse and quad. He was known to be an excellent farm hand. He could drive and fix pretty much anything and was always willing to help out his farmer friends. In his younger years, Andrew was a member of the Ghost Riders 4-H Club and the South Roseland Beef 4-H Club. As a kid, he loved to ride his dirt bike and raced competitively for a while. Andrew took pleasure in simple things like having a beer and socializing with friends and keeping up with Swap and Shop and the eBrandon Classifieds. He was outgoing and fun loving. People often commented on his great sense of humour and described him as one of those guys that others enjoyed being around. Andrew was diagnosed with a very rare, aggressive, advanced cancer just two weeks after his 26th birthday. Although this was devastating news, he faced his cancer diagnosis with his characteristic determination. Over the course of the subsequent 10 months, he proved to be a true fighter enduring nine cycles of high dose chemotherapy, three stem cell transplants, and radiation therapy. Throughout the many challenges in his battle against cancer he taught us the true meaning of strength, courage, resilience, fortitude and endurance as he never gave up, even at the end as he fought the ravages of what he knew was an untreatable illness. Andrew believed that the greatest disability is a negative attitude. He was often heard to say that feeling sorry for himself wasn't going to make him feel any better. Andrew will be forever deeply loved and missed by his family. It was with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we said our final good byes. Andrew lives on in the hearts and memories of his parents Daryl and Linda Mooney, his sister and brother-in-law Leslee and Brendan Brown, and his niece Avery Brown; grandparents Les and Dorothy White and Evelyn Mooney; uncle and aunt Barry White and Evelyn Soto; uncle and aunt Garth and Jacqueline Mooney; cousins Calum and Kim Mooney, Jason Mooney and Tara Dalrymple, and Aidan Mooney and Ike Green. Andrew was predeceased by his grandfather Norman Mooney and uncle Donald Mooney. Andrew made many friends throughout his short life with whom he shared both great adventures and misadventures. The memories of those times will inevitably bring a smile to those who shared in them. Andrew's family sincerely thanks everyone who provided Andrew with their love and support throughout his illness. Andrew was the grateful recipient of care from a variety of medical and health care professionals. Special thanks to Dr. P. Czaykowski, Dr. M. Seftel, and Dr. B. Bashir as well as to Andrew's many other supporters at CancerCare Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre D6, Western Manitoba CancerCare, and the Palliative Care Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Their compassion, kindness, and expertise were instrumental in Andrew's quality of life throughout his treatment and he was truly grateful for all that they did for him. A celebration of Andrew's life was held at Central United Church, Brandon on Wednesday June 19, 2013 with Brockie Donovan and Funeral Celebrant Kim Lewarne. Um bearers were Dallas Mennie, Kyle Williamson, Rob Baker, and Leslee Brown. Burial was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. For those who so wish, donations in Andrew's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Palliative Care Unit" at 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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