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McKELLAR: William (Bill) McKellar passed away at his residence, Riverheights Terrace, on November 18, 2015 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Connie of 61 years, daughter Coleen of Brandon, son Dean (Earla) of Sherwood Park, AB, grandchildren, Rachel and Graham, sister Maxine and many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Doug and Neal, and sister, Marion. Born in Boissevain, MB, Bill grew up in Melita and joined the Navy at a young age. He was discharged in 1946 and worked around Melita until the family moved to Brandon in 1948. He was employed by Breen Motors and later by Sharpe’s Auto Electric as a travelling salesman. He then worked for Thomas Motors in Virden for two years before returning to Brandon as an agent for Great West Life, retiring as the Office Manager. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch #3, Senior Men’s Wheat City Golf Course and Senior Men at the Brandon Curling Club. Both Bill and Connie enjoyed golfing and curling and joined friends for bonspiels and travelling to golf courses - staying overnight and moving on to the next town. Bill’s favourite hobby was feeding the squirrels and birds and watching the birds come to the window feeder. He was a family man involved in the children’s activities, coaching hockey, baseball and softball or travelling to their games as a spectator. Anytime they asked him for a decision to be made his reply was, “Ask your Mother.” A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne, officiating. Cremation has taken place and the interment of his urn will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of choice.
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DUNHAM: Kodi Grant Dunham, beloved son of Lana, loving brother of Julie and Lacey and loved dad of Marlee passed away accidentally on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at the age of 23 years. Funeral service from St. Andrew’s United Church, Maryfield, Sask., on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 p.m.. Interment in Maryfield Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Maryfield Cemetery, The Canadian Cancer Society or to a Charity of your choice in memory of Kodi.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin, in care of arrangements.
MARCH: Kathleen “Kathy” March passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the age of 96 years. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Kathy may be made to St. Matthew’s Cathedral Memorial Fund, 403-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4P9, or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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HUCULAK: Anne Huculak of Sandy Lake, MB passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Anne is survived by her husband Nick, daughters: Carol Watkins of Victoria, BC, Iris Popplestone of Sandy Lake, MB, Marcia (Kent) Radcliffe of Winnipeg, MB, grandchildren: Matthew (Christine) Morrison of Victoria, BC, Katie (Stiofan) O Cearuil of Dublin, Ireland, Lauren Radcliffe of Winnipeg, MB and great grandchildren: Olive Morrison, Bronson Morrison, Donnchadh O Cearuil and Saoirse Ni Chearuil. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake. Rev. John Sianchuk C.Ss.R and Rev. Emil Kardasinec will officiate. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Sandy Lake Endowment Fund.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of arrangements.
PHILLIPS: The death of Lorna May Phillips, beloved wife of the late Alvin Phillips, occurred at her residence Fairview Home, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Donations in memory Lorna may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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McDOUGALL: It is with very heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Larry George McDougall on November 20, 2015 at the age of 58 years. Larry leaves to mourn his passing, his soul mate and life partner Marie Natomagan, her daughter Kayla (Kyle) and grandson Lyndon, and in-laws Rod and Joan Steele of Portage La Prairie as well as a large extended family, his mom, Donna McDougall of Souris, Manitoba, brothers; Del (Joyce) McDougall and Garry McDougall of Nesbitt, Manitoba, sisters; Linda McDougall of Edmonton, Alberta, Gaye (Brad) Guy of Westlock, Alberta, Anne (Bob) King and Heather (Mel) Morrison of Red Deer, Alberta. Also mourning his loss are his special nieces and nephews, who thought the world of him, Jenn (Kevin) Cullen and family, Patti (Ken) McEvoy and family, Kyle (Holly) McDougall and family, Brian Patterson (Doug), Brad Patterson, Amanda Patterson (Mike), Stewart (Aimee) Guy and family, Janice Guy (Chris), Randy Rempel, Keith (Michelle) Rempel, Kevin (Tasha) Rempel and family, Krystal King (Taylor) and Michael Morrison. Larry was predeceased by his father Stewart and his sister Wendy. In lieu of flowers donation gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of life will be held at the Carroll Community Hall on Tuesday November 24, 2015 (TODAY) at 2:00 p.m. with fellowship and refreshments to follow. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
HAMILTON: The death of Mavis Hamilton, age 73 years, beloved mother of Tracey, Kelly, and Patrick, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The Celebration of Mavis' Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain officiating. Reception will follow at Memories Chapel. A private interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mavis may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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CROZIER: The death of Samuel Crozier, age 80 years, husband of the late Gloria Crozier, father to Pat and Audrey, occurred on Friday, November 20, 2015. The Celebration of Sam's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will be at the Brandon Cemetery with a reception to follow at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Sam may be made to Prairie Mountain Health - Regional Palliative Care, Attn: Community Palliative, Box 579, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Complete obituary information will follow.
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RINGLAND: William (Bill) James, age 75, passed away suddenly on November 8, 2015. He leaves behind his wife Linda, his son Robert, his daughters Sandra (Peter) and Katherine, his granddaughter Rachel, his sisters Irene (Douglas) and Alice (George) and many nieces and nephews. Bill was born on March 3, 1940 to James and Rachel Ringland in the small town of Ninette, Manitoba. His first few years of life were spent in Ninette until the family moved to Brandon, Manitoba. While in Brandon, he joined the Army Cadets and rose to the rank of Sergeant Major, which was a proud achievement of his and one that he talked about fondly. He received his Journeyman Electrician License in 1965 and moved back to Ninette with his young family, where he was employed at the Ninette Sanatorium. While there, he enjoyed curling and coaching his son’s hockey team. The family’s next move was to the Ex-Military Base outside of Rivers, where he was the Maintenance Supervisor. He became a Charter Member of the Rivers Lions Club and was involved in the Lions Telethons to raise money for the Lions Eye Bank that helped the blind and visually impaired. The last move for the family was to a small acreage in the RM of Elton, outside of Brandon, a move made because of his new position as the Facility Manager for the newly built Brandon Correctional Institute. Over his years in Brandon, he also worked at Assiniboine Community College, and the Brandon Mental Health Centre before his last job landed him at the Ag Centre, where he retired as a Zone Manager for District 3 for the Province of Manitoba. A service to celebrate Bill’s life was held on November 16, 2015, followed by interment at Roseville Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Venerable Paul Curtis, Brockie Donovan Funeral Home and to our many friends and neighbours for their thoughtful and caring support. We would also like to thank the Brandon Paramedics – Group 4 and the RCMP officers from Brandon and Carberry for your respectful care of Bill and his family at this difficult time. Donations may be made in the memory of Bill to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Heart Health Clinic,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice.
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DYCK-HILDEBRAND: Lena Dyck-Hildebrand, beloved wife of the late Abe A. Dyck and John Hildebrand of Crystal City, Manitoba, beloved Mom to Ed, Richard, Linda, Henry, and Ron, step mom to Irma, Betty, Bob and Esther died on November 14, 2015 at the Boissevain Health Centre at the age of 90. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain, MB at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be held at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lena may be made to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund; Box 899 Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
FOWLES: Jack Kenley Fowles (better known as Ken) died November 10, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, passing away peacefully with family by his side after a battle with bowel cancer. Ken was born in the east-end of Brandon on December 8, 1936, to parents Robert and Anne Fowles (née Roney). As a child, he lived on 5th Street near Central School where he received his early education, later attending Junior High School at Earl Haig and High School at the Brandon Collegiate Institute. Prior to joining his father at his barber shop at 144-9th Street in 1956, Ken attended barber school in Winnipeg while playing hockey there. He spent his early adult years on 12th and 15th Streets before moving to Lorne Avenue in 1967. Ken met and married Joan McCunn in 1958 with whom he had four children. Following Joan’s death in 1966, Ken met and married Willa (née Yates) in 1968, who with the help of Ken’s mother, raised his four children and then welcomed two more into the world.Ken participated in many sports and was a devoted “Y” goer, participating in wrestling, boxing, tennis and volleyball. He played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in Brandon, later refereeing in this league and the WHL. A highlight of his hockey career was attending a Detroit Red Wings hockey camp and playing with the likes of Gordie Howe and others of that era. He was an avid skier, and proud of the many hills and mountains he succumbed to in Western Canada and the US. Many happy hours were spent on the water in a sailboat ranging from a 12 foot Wayfarer to a 42 foot Ketch, the former plying the waters of Southern Manitoba, the latter, the waters off the Gulf Islands on the West coast and the St. Lawrence River. By far his greatest challenge and his most pleasurable experience was sailing as a crew member on a charter yacht from England to the Caribbean in 1984. Ken served as President of the Brandon Barbers’ Union for a period of time. He was also a member of the Lions Club and Canadian Yachting Association. He described the last few of years at the barbershop as a “hobby,” not an occupation anymore. He ‘formally’ retired in August of 2014 and sold his business of 57 years in the fall of last year. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife Willa of 47 years, children Margaret Ann (Randy) Lawrence, Holly Fowles, Tara Fowles, Tamasin Buschau, John (Tiphanie) Fowles, nine beautiful grandchildren, Janna, Madison, Julie, Josh, Kyle, Kahlann, Leah, Ryenne, Linden, and two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Immanuel. Also cherishing his memory is his sister Carole (Dave) Rudy and their children Paul (Susan) and Aaron (Shandra) plus many other caring relatives. Ken was predeceased by his brother Bobbie in 1938, father Robert in 1962, wife Joan in 1966, eldest son Brett in 1992 and mother, Anne in 1998. A Celebration of Ken’s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, November 16, 2015. The urn was later placed in the columbarium at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of urn-bearers, members of the immediate family took their turn in passing Ken’s urn to Willa who placed his ashes to rest. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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DUNTON: On Monday, November 16, 2015, Bill Dunton, age 85 years, passed away in his usual private, quiet, peaceful manner. Bill was born in Sidney, Manitoba, later moving to Brandon, where he worked several years for the CP Rail and later 30 years for the Brandon City Police. After moving to Brandon, Bill met and married Jean, a union of 61 years. They raised a family of three boys, Rodney of Brandon, Brent (Denise) of Kelowna and Eric (Carla) of Winnipeg. He was proud of his grandchildren, Evan of Calgary, and Amanda in Vancouver. Bill devoted his life to his family and many hours to his dogs or any dog he met during his walks. He will be sadly missed.
Forever and a Day.
A graveside service will take place at a later date.
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PITTMAN: With heavy hearts but lasting memories the Pittman/Perih family announces the passing of Shawn Pittman on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at the HSC in Winnipeg, MB. His joyful spirit and compassionate nature lives on in all of us. He will be forever in our hearts. Shawn was born December 16, 1961 to Silas and Bertha in Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, where he grew up and was the youngest of 3 siblings. In 1984 he made a permanent move to Thompson, MB calling it home. It was there he developed a passion for welding, making it his career. He deeply valued his strong family ties and throughout the years built many meaningful, long lasting friendships. Shawn leaves to mourn his loving wife Sandra Perih (nee Roney), children Jason Perih (Alison Webber) of Wawanesa, Jen Perih (Josh Marshall) of Brandon, grandchildren Adin Sy & Jaxson, sisters Viola Young (Morris) and Josephine Pittman (Max Upwards) all of Rocky Harbour Newfoundland, brother-in-law Al Roney (Cheryl) of Winnipeg, nieces, nephews and numerous extended family. He was predeceased by his father Silas, mother Bertha, stepfather Lloyd Payne, father-in-law Barry Roney and mother-in-law Connie Roney. A private family service will take place date in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro MB, on Friday, November 27, 2015 with Rev. Margret Kristjansson officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shawn's memory to your local Humane Society or a charity of your choice.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements.
DRAPER: It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the family of Janice Draper (Bennion) announces that she passed away on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. She was born in Brandon, MB on May 11th, 1948 & lived most of her life there. The past 7 years she resided in Belmont, MB. In 1968, she married Bill Draper of Elgin, MB and had two children, Suzanne and Mark. She was a woman of amazing strength and courage. She had many health issues in the past 10 years & faced every one of them with a smile on her face and an optimistic attitude. She had a passion for horses which she passed on to Suzanne. They spent many years raising and showing horses & she loved spending time at the family cabin at Oak Lake Beach. She worked at the Brandon Clinic for 25 years as a stenographer and then as medical receptionist. She loved her job and seemed to be the go to person for her doctors and coworkers when someone needed help with something. She loved to cook, bake and sew. Her biggest passion in life was her family. She was an amazing Mom who taught her children so many wonderful things about living and living well. She supported everything her kids did. She was simply the best. She aspired to being a grandmother but when her kids hit 40 she didn't think that would ever happen. To her great delight she became a Nana in 2011. She was a Nana like no other. It didn't matter what was going on with her, she dropped everything for her grandchildren. They made her life worth living for the past 4 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Inez Bennion and her aunt Hazel Williams. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne (Dan) Spring and grandchildren Alex and Kylee, her son Mark (Chantelle), her brother Bryan Bennion, her uncle Wes Williams, her uncle Larry (Barbara) Klier and their children Susan and Shannon, cousins Donna Bell and Ron (June) Klier and their families. Janice had an amazing attitude toward life right until the end. Where her body failed her, her personality still shone brightly. She will be forever loved and missed. A Celebration of Janice's life will be held on Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm in Memories Chapel & Preplanning Centre, 330-18th St. N. Brandon MB. Memorial donations can be made in Janice's memory to Adopt-A-Family, Christmas Cheer Board, c/o The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Ave. E. Brandon MB R7A 1R8.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
Rest in Peace Mom.
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