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STANICK: Jeffrey James “Jeff” Stanick of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on August 19, 2016 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon at the age of 45 years. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th St., Brandon, Manitoba. Interment to follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Westman Opportunities Inc., 1544-10th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4H7.
Remembrances and condolences can be emailed to braendlebruce@mts.netBraendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747
TOWNSEND: David Terry “Jethro” Townsend, beloved husband of Donna Townsend, passed peacefully into the arms of his loving Saviour on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 69 years. Dave was born in Maryville, Tennessee, the oldest of three children born to Bud and Louise Townsend on June 5, 1947. After graduating from high school in Maryville, Dave joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in both Pensacola, Florida and Hawaii. Moving to Canada after being discharged, Dave moved to Brandon, Manitoba where he met and married Donna, his wife of 35 years. It was here in Brandon, that he began work for Coca-Cola as a delivery truck driver, then as a sales representative for various autobody paint supply businesses over the years and finally as a shuttle driver for Kelleher Ford. As a long time member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Dave experienced joy in his relationship with Jesus and was actively involved in a number of different leadership roles in the church, the youth group and Awana and in earlier years, the Boy Scouts. Dave was an avid car enthusiast who loved pin striping and painting anything from vehicles to motorcycles and even a walker. This enthusiasm gave him the determination to restore several vehicles including a 1963 Chevy Nova and plans to restore others. His Harley Davidson motorcycle was a source of enjoyment which he loved to ride. Other interests included Nascar, football, and fishing but above all family time was most important and he thoroughly enjoyed the time he could spend with his children and grandchildren. Dave will be lovingly remembered by his wife Donna; children David (Rachel) of Brandon, Chris of Lethbridge, AB and Becky (Jason) Salmond of Windham Centre, Ontario; eight grandchildren; brother Dennis (Suzie) of Townsend, Tennessee and sister Laura (Eugene) Deal of Maryville, Tennessee, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and a niece, Katie Deal. The funeral service will take place at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 4 Willowdale Crescent, Brandon on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and at the Church prior to the service from 12:15 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Pastor Dan Cavey will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan Buhler, Don Hysop, Kevin Buhler, Windsor Thames, Caleb Kroeker, and Jason Isaak. Following the interment, a reception will take place at the Church. Donations in memory of Dave may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to the Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
“Seek the Lord while he may be found” - Isaiah 55:6
MOORE: Barry Ernest Moore. Passed away at the Lorne Memorial Hospital in Swan Lake, MB on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the age of 64 years, Barry Ernest Moore, of Baldur MB. Barry leaves to mourn his passing his sons Devin (Tarissa) of Brandon and Jordan (Keeley) of Regina, SK, grandson Grayson Moore of Brandon, his mother Kitty Moore of Treherne, twin brother Larry of Winnipeg Beach, brothers Jim (Deb) of Balzac, AB and Les (Alison) also of Balzac, AB, sisters Gail (Craig) Cudmore of Winnipeg and Tami (Terry) Romaniuk of Winnipeg as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Barry was predeceased by his father John in 2015.A Celebration of Barry’s life will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Baldur School Gymnasium with Sandra Rex officiating. Following the service, a reception will take place in the Baldur Memorial Hall. Everyone is welcome. A family graveside service will take place at a later date in the Bethel Cemetery, Treherne, MB. Friends that so desire, may make memorial donations in Barry’s memory to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot St., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to the Baldur & Area Endowment Fund (make cheques payable to the R.M. of Argyle), Box 40, Baldur, MB, R0K 0B0. Special thanks to the Cancer Care staff in Winnipeg and Brandon for care provided to Barry during the past two years. Also special thanks to the community of Baldur for all your love and support over the years.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com
Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
KEAYS: Lillian E. Keays died peacefully at Rock Lake Hospital in Crystal City, Manitoba on August 19, 2016 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband Elmer in 1988. She is lovingly remembered by her children Heather Jean (Bob), Catherine (Michael) and their families. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Rock Lake Pastoral Charge United Church in Crystal City, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at the Crystal City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lillian may be made to the Rock Lake Health District, Rock Lake Hospital, Box 130, Crystal City, Manitoba, R0K 0N0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service 204-825-2848
DOLINSKY: Vivian Dolinsky (nee: Harrison) passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Fairview Personal Care Home. She was born on August 17, 1925. Vivian was predeceased by her husband Nestor Dolinsky, her parents and 8 of her 9 siblings. She is survived by her sister Pearl Bosiak, her sons Wayne (Marlyne) of Brandon and Terry of Calgary. Vivian had grandchildren, Ken Dolinsky, Vern Dolinsky, Jennifer Russell-Dolinsky and Kristina Pawlyk and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Vivian’s Life will take place at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Vivian may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8
HUTTON: John (Jack) Hutton, born September 11, 1921, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at the age of 94 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with a time of Visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510- 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N9 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
THIFFEAULT: It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing our dear father, Clovis (Claude) Thiffeault. Claude passed away peacefully with his wife Margaret Thiffeault at his side, on Tuesday August 16, 2016 in Brandon General Hospital due to heart failure. Claude was born in Montreal on July 8, 1936. He spent his early years in Montreal finishing his education then moved on to work on the docks in the ship yards. But he quickly realized that he didn’t want to stay in Montreal, so he chose to move west. Claude landed in Brandon Manitoba in early spring of 1959 and began working as a bartender at The Price Edward Hotel. This is where he also met his soon to be wife, Margaret Shiloff. They began dating and soon realized they were meant to be together for eternity. Claude and Margaret got married in October 1959. Together they had four children, three sons and one daughter. Claude later moved on from the hotel to become a pipe fitter with Plains Western Gas. He retired with the City of Brandon as an engineer in June of 1997. A unique soul, Claude was very light spirited and always finding ways to make people laugh whether it was with a joke or silly faces he’d make, he always lit up the room. Claude loved to be kept busy. If he wasn’t working on a crossword puzzle, you would find him in the basement working on matchstick sculptures. He had a very creative mind, from sculpting with his hands to playing music on his harmonica, guitar, spoons and bones, not to mention singing French songs in his most eloquent French accent! Claude will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Margaret of 56 years, his three sons Claude Jr. (wife Linda and son Phoenix), Ronnie (wife Veronica, sons Alexander, Dominik and Nikolas and daughter Tara of Winnipeg), Kenny (wife Serena and sons Riley and Braedon of Victoria, BC) and daughter Carla (sons Garrett and Joshua and daughter Breanna) and sister Bertha Thiffeault of Montreal. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Germaine Thiffeault and brother Gerry Thiffeault. A private family celebration of life will be held in Claude’s honor at a later date.
SUTTER: Dora “Dolly” Sutter, widow of the late Willi Sutter, passed away at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on August 16, 2016. Dora was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on October 9, 1925. She was predeceased by her husband Willi in 2004. Dora is survived by her daughter, Susan, whom she loved with all her heart, her favorite son-in-law, Ron Brodie, whom she would often tease being "her only son-in-law" and by her grandsons, Alexander and Marcus, who were her pride and joy. They filled her heart with unimaginable love. She also leaves many tremendous friends from Toronto, Brandon and especially from her final residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Cremation has taken place and a private family ceremony will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Rideau Park Recreation Fund, 525 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 6S9 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
Robert William McMechanLL.B. LL.M., Ph.D.Tax LawJune 12, 1952 - August 7, 2016
In Ottawa on Sunday, August 7, 2016, age 64 years, after a courageous battle, Robert (Bob) McMechan, in the midst of love of family and friends passed away. Bob is the beloved son of Sylvia McMechan, Regina and the late William Charles McMechan of Deloraine. Those left to cherish Bob’s memory are his loving partner, Allison Woyiwada, Ottawa, his daughter, Laurie Souchotte (Joel) and their son, Blake, his son, Phil McMechan (Kristie) and their daughter, Isla and step children, Marya Woyiwada (Alain Lacroix) and Tyler Woyiwada. Dear brother of sisters, Bette-Lou Paragg (Ralph), Regina and their children, Karla and Jillian and Joan Veselovsky (Ben) of Virden. A celebration of Bob’s life was held at Southminister United in Ottawa on August 12, 2016. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ottawa United Way, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Deloraine or a charity of your choice.
“There is only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
Aldous Huxley
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust
MEADOWS: Darlene (nee Careme) of Brandon peacefully left this world on August 13, 2016 with family by her side at the age of 62 years. Darlene is predeceased by her father Joe, mother Stella and most recently her fur baby Darby. She is survived by her daughter Tannis (Cary), grandchildren Brynn and Haidan and brother Ron (Lisa). Darlene, lovingly referred to by most as Da, was passionate about helping students, staff and family whenever possible. She spent the majority of her career in Student Services at ACC in Brandon. Darlene loved visiting and getting to meet new people. She always had a friendly smile and welcomed anyone in whether it be friends or family. Darlene’s pride and joy were her daughter Tannis and grandchildren Brynn and Haidan. Darlene loved to let people know what they were all up to and what activities the kids were in. She was beyond happy when Tannis told her the news of her engagement to Cary and to see how happy Tannis was. She was even more excited to welcome Cary's kids to the family too (Destiny, Max, Darcy & Marcus). No matter what health ups and downs Darlene had she hit them straight on and with a positive attitude. She was full of life and spunk. Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Darlene maybe made to Brandon CancerCare; 620 Frederick St., Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr Visser, the staff at CancerCare Brandon and the staff on A3 of the Assinboine Centre for all the care and attention they gave Darlene.
Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
MEALY: With family by his side, Ivan Hudson Mealy passed away peacefully on August 6, 2016 at the Boissevain Health Centre. Ivan was born March 17, 1931 at Fairfax, MB to parents Fern and Welland Mealy. Ivan attended Fairfax School and spent all his life farming on the Mealy homestead, which was founded by his grandfather, William Mealy who immigrated from the Isle of Man. This same farm was declared a Centennial Farm by the Manitoba Historical Society in 1998. In his teen years, while farming, he met Grace Paterson, a teacher in the district, and they were married on March 5, 1955 at Portage la Prairie, MB. He was a long time member of the Canadian Order of Foresters, as had been his father and grandfather. Ivan was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church in Fairfax until its closing in the late sixties. Ivan enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was dedicated to his work and took much pride in the fruits of his labours. His main joys were his farm, his family and his grandsons Stirling, Taylor, and Hudson who spent their formative years on the farm with Grandpa. One of Ivan’s greatest attributes was his sharp wit and sense of humour which will remain with us always. Hardly a day goes by without one of us using his favourite funny one-liners which is a constant reminder of Dad. Summers found Ivan camping at nearby lakes and winters travelling to warmer climates such as Palm Springs, Phoenix, Hawaii and Vancouver Island, BC. An exciting time for Ivan was an Alaskan cruise for all of his family to be together for his 80th birthday. Dad and Mom were honoured as King and Queen of the Cruise for being the oldest couple on the dance floor. Ivan is survived by his loving wife Grace (Paterson); daughter Marvie (George) of Nanaimo, BC and their sons Stirling of Halifax, NS and Gregory of Geneva, Switzerland; son Trevor (Ruth) of Minto, MB and their sons Taylor and Hudson. He is also survived by his sisters Doreen Halladay of Boissevain, MB and Yvonne Patterson of Brandon, MB, and one sister-in-law Gladys Paterson of Portage la Prairie, MB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ivan was predeceased by his parents Fern and Welland Mealy; grandparents Esther and William Mealy and Fannie and William Hudson; brothers-in -law, Lorne Halladay, Murray Patterson, Guthrie Paterson, Paul Olson and George Maguire; sisters-in-law, Jean Maguire and Margaret Olson; nephew, Ken Olson and several aunts and uncles. Ivan’s family would like to express its sincere gratitude to Dr. Nell and the wonderful hospital staff at Boissevain Health Centre, especially the kindness and superior care he received while a patient at Evergreen Personal Care Home. The thoughtfulness, generosity and cheery attitude of the Palliative Care group will always be appreciated and remembered. The family is also thankful for the support and care shown to Ivan during his long hospital stay from his many relatives and friends in the community through visits, flowers, cards and baking. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel, Brandon, MB on Friday, August 12, 2016. Rev. Harvey Hurren officiated. The private interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in December, 2016. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Ivan may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or Palliative Care, Boissevain Health Centre, P.O. Box 899, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
KULCHYCKY: Adam Kulchycky (Kulchyski), age 92, formerly of Brandon, MB passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Colonel Belcher Veteran's Care Centre in Calgary, AB. The Graveside Service will take place at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
KRYSHEWSKY: The death of Wilma Marie Kryshewsky, widow of the late Peter Kryshewsky, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue on Friday, September 30, 2016 with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery followed by a reception at the church. Donations in memory of Wilma may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
HRABARCHUK: Florence, beloved wife of Matt Hrabarchuk, passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2016 at the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba, at the age of 82 years, with her family by her side.  Florence was born on 7 March 1934 in Binscarth, Manitoba.  Florence was predeceased by her son Ron; sisters Kay, Evelyn and Shirley; Brothers Butch and Orville.  Florence is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Matt; Sons Bob (Jacquie) from Maricopa, Arizona and Rick (Marilyn) from Brandon, Manitoba, as well as three grandchildren, five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place.  A private funeral will be held at a later date.  Florence and Matt left Brandon, Manitoba for Lynn Lake in 1970 for what was to be a 2 year posting. They ended up staying for 12 and 1/2 years.  After that they arrived in Souris in October 1982.  They made many long lasting friends in both communities.  Following retirement, Florence and Matt spent their winters in south Texas for numerous years, again adding to their collection of good friends.  A celebration of Florence and Matt's  50th wedding anniversary took place in 2013 at the Souris & Glenwood Golf Club.  Florence spent many days and nights at the Souris Hospital without complaint. The family would like to thank the doctors and the Souris hospital nursing staff for their kind and compassionate care of Florence. Florence was a remarkable woman and devoted wife; she had a wonderful spirit and a kind and loving heart.  Florence will be dearly missed by all that knew her.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.  
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
FOY: Evaleen May Foy of Erickson, Manitoba formerly Rivers, Manitoba and a long time resident of the Erickson Personal Care Home passed away peacefully on Saturday July 23, 2016 at the young age of 90 years old. Evaleen was a lover of the great outdoors; camping, fishing, canoeing and gardening. In her younger years one could always find her enjoying one of these activities. She also loved good food, wine, crossword puzzles, reading and the company of her children and good friends. For many years Evaleen was active member of the Rivers Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Evaleen is survived by her 4 children and their spouses; Patricia Foy Wells (Wells) of Douglas, MB; Bert Foy (Sharon) of Calgary, AB; Shawn Foy (Lise Champagne) of Sherwood Park, AB and Rayne Foy-Vachon (Felicia Brooks) of Winnipeg, MB. As well as 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her companion of 38 years Mervin Foster of Onanole, MB, her sister Irene MacFie of Dunchurch, ON, her parents Mary and Edgar Vashon and her husband Berchmans Foy of Rivers, MB. Evaleen had a wonderful smile that would light up the room, she will be missed by many. At her request a family memorial will be held instead of a service. Donations may be sent in her name to the Erickson Personal Care Home. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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