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DOW: Dr. George Edward Dow. Dec. 12, 1929-Aug. 18, 2011. It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our much loved husband, father and grandfather, George Dow. Born and raised in Boissevain, Manitoba, George was the only child of Dorothy (Taylor) Dow and Edward Dow. He is survived by wife Ruth (Mackie), and children Anne Dow-Clarke (Stephen) and Edward (Marielle); grandchildren Meaghan Clarke, Abigail Clarke and Sophie Dow; sister-in-law Laura Cliffe; nieces Dawne Obleman (Bob), Sandra Marcus, and Karla Henderson; and great-nephew Rick Obleman (Carla) and their children Matt and Avery. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his sister in-law Grace Henderson, brothers-in-law Gordon Cliffe and Doug Henderson; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; too many friends to count – and his two very capable hunting dogs, both named Cappy. Dad spent his entire childhood in the town of Boissevain, Manitoba, graduating from Boissevain Collegiate in 1946. From there he attended the University of Manitoba graduating with degrees in Science (1950) and Medicine (1955). Following their marriage in 1955, Mom and Dad moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for one year where Dad studied family medicine before entering into medical practice in Killarney, Manitoba in 1956. Dad served as a physician in the town of Killarney and district for over 40 years, retiring in 1999. For much of his career he was part of a 2 or 3 doctor practice which meant that each doctor spent countless hours “on-call” for weekend and medical calls. In addition he served as a medical examiner for the region for many years. Throughout his time in Killarney Dad was very involved in local politics and numerous community organizations. He served on the building committees for the Tri-Lake Health Centre and the new Killarney United Church. He also found time to serve as a town councillor from 1977-1986, mayor from 1977-1986, and school trustee from 1987-1997. For his dedication and commitment to the community Dad was named “Physician of the Year” by the Manitoba Medical Association in 1990. He was also recognized by the College of Family Physicians of Canadawith a life membership, awarded in 1999. In July of this year he received his 60 year service award from the Masonic Lodge. Dad was a man with boundless energy and to say he was well-rounded would be an understatement. He had numerous hobbies: hunting, fishing, trapshooting, golf, curling, reading, stamp collecting, church choir and travelling. Most importantly Dad was a dedicated family man and a mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was also a world-class tease, never missing an opportunity to frustrate and bemuse those around him. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Killarney United Church, officiated by Reverend Cole Grambo. Special thanks to the staff at Bayside Personal Care Home, Garth Nichol, the United Church ladies, and to all others who have helped in any way. For those who desire donations may be made to the Bayview Friends (Bayside) or the Killarney United Church Building Fund.
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DEVENNY: Murray Scott Devenny passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on August 21, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Murray was the beloved husband of Verona (Verna), father of Cheryl, Timothy, Lloyd, and brother of Gerry and Margaret. He leaves to mourn many special friends and numerous family members including three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Neil Scott and Hannah (nee Hogan) and brother, Neil. Prior to the last three years of being in Brandon, Murray and Verna resided in Yorkton, SK for eight years. Murray worked for the CNR as a locomotive engineer out of The Pas area. After 38 years of service, he retired in 1984. After retiring, both Murray and Verna enjoyed 17 years of fishing, boating, snowmobiling and beautiful sunsets at Rocky Lake in northern Manitoba. As per Murray’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony was held.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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CZEKALA: Oliver "Oli" Czekala passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Oliver was born on May 7, 1969 in Mehlingen, Germany. As a young boy growing up, he spent lots of time fishing with his dad and also camping and going on holiday's with his parents. He was also on a bowling league in Germany. Oliver graduated from high school in Germany in 1984 and following high school, he went to a trades school where he graduated with a Carpentry Diploma in 1987. Following school, he enlisted in the German Army in 1991 and came over to Canada with the German Army in 1993, stationed at Shilo. Oliver left the army in 1994. His daughter Racheal was born in January 1995. Oliver later went to work at Ora Dental in 1995 until the time of his passing. In the many years he worked there, he made many good friends. Oliver liked spending time with his two best friends in Canada Fred and Deiter. The three of them enjoyed going to the German Restaurant to have a cold beer and a Schnitzel. This is where Oliver and Michelle met. In 2004, their son Matthias was born. Oliver and Michelle were married and became a united family in June of 2005. In April of 2006, they travelled to Germany to meet and visit with his family. They spent this time seeing his beautiful country, by going to castles and going on the Rhine River. In April of 2007, their second son Jayden was born. In 2009, Oliver's brother and wife came to visit us and we got to show them where we lived in Canada. Oliver enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed hosting BBQ's at their home, spending time on his computer gaming with Fred or Tory, golfing with the guys, watching the demo derby at the fair, going for walks or to playtime with the little boys. He also loved spending time with his wife after the boys went to bed watching their favorite shows together. Oliver is survived by his wife Michelle; son Tory; daughter Racheal; son Matthias; and son Jayden. He is also survived by his brother Gottfried (Silvia), sister Inga in Germany and father and mother in law Randy and Karen Jay and brother-in-law Michael (Jodi) Jay. As well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in both Canada and Germany. Oliver was predeceased by: his father Adalbert Czekala; mother Ruth Czekala; and brother-in-law Berhard Bohm.
Always and Foreverin our hearts”
The Ceremony to Celebrate Oli's life was held at Central United Church on Monday, August 8, 2011. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiated. Donations in memory of Oli may be made to the Y.M.C.A. 231-8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X2.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BRODA: Mike (Turk) Broda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Authority after losing his brief but brave battle with cancer. Mike was born in Terrace, B.C. on October 12, 1956, but lived all his adult years in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked for Swish Marrin as a sales representative for the last 27 years. He travelled throughout Western Manitoba, all the way north to Thompson. He had an infectious love for life, and was always ready to greet friends into his home or cottage. He had many activities which he enjoyed, such as boating, racquetball, squash, and golf. By far, however was his love of snowmobiling. He loved his "toys", each of which was always new and always fast. Mike was honoured each year to host a golf tournament at Clear Lake for the last 15 years, rain or shine, which was always attended by a large number of friends. All participants and any other friends were then invited to Mike's cabin for a potluck supper. Mike also held a special place in his heart for his friend's children, and the children took to Mike like the "uncle" he wanted to be. He is survived by his mother Vera Slastukin; brother Rick, step brothers Robbie and Johnnie, and dozens of friends, too many to name, who he considered family. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. A reception will follow, also at the Church. Anyone who wishes may donate in Mike's name to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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WARREN: James Edward “Jim” Warren, 1933-2011. James, only son of the late Amy and Walter Warren of Ninette, passed away suddenly on August 23, 2011. He is survived by his sons, Craig, Kerry, Kelvin, Scott, his daughters, Linda and Garlyn, stepchildren, Stacy and Barb, his former wife Gwen, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, plus his sister Donna. He was predeceased by his parents, one son Brett wife Doris and sister Verna. He spent his worklife in long distance trucking. He enjoyed fishing and caring for his mother, Paul, Doris, and Jean. His good sense of humour will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Wheatland Chapel in Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 27, 2011. Interment will be held at the Ninette Cemetery following the service. In Lieu of flowers donations in memory of Jim may be made to the local foodbank, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791.
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McLEOD: Eileen Grace McLeod beloved wife of Wilbert, of Minnedosa, MB passed away on August 24, 2011 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB. Interment to follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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LAVOIE: The death of Donna Marie Lavoie beloved wife of Dick Vreeman occurred in Brandon on August 24, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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BRODA: Mike (Turk) Broda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Authority after losing his brief but brave battle with cancer. Mike was born in Terrace, B.C. on October 12, 1956, but lived all his adult years in Brandon, Manitoba. He worked for Swish Marrin as a sales representative for the last 27 years. He travelled throughout Western Manitoba, all the way north to Thompson. He had an infectious love for life, and was always ready to greet friends into his home or cottage. He had many activities which he enjoyed, such as boating, racquetball, squash, and golf. By far, however was his love of snowmobiling. He loved his "toys", each of which was always new and always fast. Mike was honoured each year to host a golf tournament at Clear Lake for the last 15 years, rain or shine, which was always attended by a large number of friends. All participants and any other friends were then invited to Mike's cabin for a potluck supper. Mike also held a special place in his heart for his friend's children, and the children took to Mike like the "uncle" he wanted to be. He is survived by his mother Vera Slastukin; brother Rick, step brothers Robbie and Johnnie, and dozens of friends, too many to name, who he considered family. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. A reception will follow, also at the Church. Anyone who wishes may donate in Mike's name to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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MAITLAND: Harry Maitland, of Brandon, MB, beloved son of the late Alex and Mary Maitland, passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 92 years of age. A service to celebrate Harry’s life will be held at the Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to the Dinsdale PCH, 510-6th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent through the obituary at
www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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TAYLOR: Sharon Linda Taylor of Brandon, beloved wife of Bob and dear mother to Rob (Shelly) and Nana to Kaylee, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the age of 64 years. A service of remembrance to honour Sharon’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp of the Rivers United Church officiating. Placement of the urn will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Brandon RHA Cancer Services" or "Palliative Care," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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CHURCH: Dorothy Jean Church, June 28, 1940 – August 21, 2011. On August 21st, 2011, Dot Church passed away peacefully with her daughter, Melody, by her side. Dot was born to Albert and Julia Blandford in the District of Tullymet in Saskatchewan. The family lived in and around Ituna, SK for many years, but settled in Minitonas, MB in 1949. Dot began her work career at the tender age of 14 as a nanny. Nanny positions were interspersed with waitressing jobs and, most notably, at 16, a position cleaning at the Ninette Sanitarium. She married Melvin Church on May 20th, 1961, and they lived in Swan River, MB until their separation in 1982. They had two daughters. She taught her girls to work hard and be independent, but to also be loving and dependable to others. After the separation, Dot moved to Brandon, MB and made her career as Head Housekeeper, working over twenty years for Bill and Donna McTavish at both the City Centre and Beaubier Hotels. Her varied and successful work career also included the management of the Twilight and Eastview Motels, Head Housekeeper at the Westwood Inn, and team leader for Avon, all in Swan River. After retirement, she expended her endless energy on her apartment, family and friends. Many hours were spent playing Scrabble and Aggravation, but not until after the decorating was done and the house was sparkling! These were her joys in life and she was our joy to love. Dot was predeceased by: her parents, Albert and Julia; her brothers Robert, William, Henry and Gordon; her husband, Melvin and her son, Charles Albert. Left to mourn are: her daughters Melody (Leslie) and Lila (Aaron); her grandchildren Cassandra (Charles), Colby (Melissa), Josiah, Ebony and Laurie; and her great-granddaughters Mikayla and Lyric. The memorial service will take place at Manitoba Metis Federation Hall, 656 Sixth Street, Brandon, MB, Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
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BENDER: Gordon Bender beloved husband of Ann, passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital Wednesday August 17th in White Rock BC at the age of 82. Gordon was born in Neudorf, Saskatchewan April 23, 1929 and subsequently moved to Brandon. He began working at Canadian Motors and worked for 42 years until his retirement. He made many friends through his work and always had a smile for his customers, and a joke or two for his fellow employees! As all who knew him can attest, Gordon was one of the most entertaining and personable individuals they ever knew. He and Ann were married in 1959 in Brandon. Gordon was an avid water-skier and was one of the original members of the Minnedosa Mallards Ski Club. In fact, he was water-skiing well into his 60’s. He had a ton of energy and would never slow down. Gordon purchased a bit of land out by Alexander and proceeded to use up some of that excess energy farming it in his spare time. He put in some long hours for a few years, yet he always had time for his children. He took great pride in participating in the building of the family cabin at Thomas Lake. The Bender cottage was home to many good times for many friends and family and those memories will always be cherished. He had many other hobbies to keep him occupied over the years. He was the ultimate recycler…so much so he made many bottle trips to Regina! Gordon also enjoyed playing the guitar and I am sure “you are my Sunshine” will forever more bring a tear to the eye of all who knew him! Gordon also enjoyed his many holidays (Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, etc) enjoying the last few years in Palm Springs, one of his favourite places. He so looked forward to their move to White Rock last fall to spend more time with his last passion, his grandchildren, and luckily during his short time in White Rock, created many lasting memories for them. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Ann, Son Craig wife Cindy, Son Scott wife Tracey, Granddaugher Katie, Grandson Jenson, Daughter Janice husband Grant, Granddaughter Colleen husband Carlos, Great granddaughters Kiara and Mikaela., Grandson Ryan wife Steph, Sister Irene Erickson of Edmonton and was predeceased by his sister Alice Hooke of Brandon. Also survived by his Sisters-in-law Linda Hutton of Brandon and Karen Mains of Regina. He had many nieces and nephews who he cared deeply for and they were very close to him, particularly Candice, Chris, Kelly, Holly and Jeffrey. Gordon did not want a public service and really just wanted all his friends to remember him and have a toast on him during a time of your liking. On him didn’t mean he would pay though!! He always enjoyed being the center of attention just not in this fashion so please share your memories with friends and family and remember Gordon as he would like us all to, having fun, sharing good times and doing anything for his friends! At some point in the future we will be planning a small get together in Brandon whereas we can celebrate Gordon’s wonderful life with Friends and Family. Should friends so desire, donations may be made to The White Rock Hospice Society www.whiterockhospice.org
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TAYLOR: Sharon Linda Taylor of Brandon, beloved wife of Bob and dear mother to Rob (Shelly) and Nana to Kaylee, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the age of 64 years. A service of remembrance to honour Sharon’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp of the Rivers United Church officiating. Placement of the urn will take place at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Brandon RHA Cancer Services" or "Palliative Care," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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GATES: James Secord. The death of James Secord Gates, age 70 years, of Brandon and formerly of Toronto, occurred in Brandon on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Announcement of service details will follow. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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FRIESEN: Rita Agnes Friesen passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre on August 20, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place at a later date in the Dryden Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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