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GOTTFRIED: Ruby Evelyn Gottfried. After a short but hard fought battle with cancer, Mom passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Mom was pre-deceased by her husband and our father, Frank, in 2014. She is survived by her daughters: Jane (Trevor) Kusmack; Nicole (Gil) Roth; and sons: Randy; Darrell (Di Di); Jody (Kelly) and Dale (Cheryl) Gagnon; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters: Winnie Anderson; Marjorie Thompson and brother Vernie (Marion) Curle. Mom enjoyed trying out new recipes, playing cards and beating people at Scrabble. She enjoyed all sorts of crafts. She also enjoyed the many committees she was involved with. To Mom, family was everything. She was the heart, soul, rock and glue. A Come and Go Tea will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Rivers Branch #375, 622 - 2 Avenue, Rivers on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. At Mom’s request, there will be a private Graveside Service. The family would like to thank Dr. Anita Vermaak for the wonderful and compassionate care you gave to our Mom over the years. In lieu of flowers, please donate to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room 0N160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or Riverdale Health Centre Palliative Care, Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
Rest in Peace Mom, and give Dad a hug and kiss from us.
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PIERCE: Edith Pierce, age 92 years, beloved mother of Murray, Bill, Helen, Jan and Donna, passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Celebration of Edith's Life will take place at Central United Church, 327 8th Street on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at Central United Church. Donations in memory of Edith may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 - 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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GOLDFINCH: Ellen J. Goldfinch beloved wife of Goldie, died peacefully on September 23, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 89. In accordance with Ellen's wishes cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Ellen may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Funeral Home (204) 747-2088
HACKENSCHMIDT: Alfred Hackenschmidt, age 87 years, beloved husband of Grace, loving father of Bev Smith and Brenda Hardy occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Celebration of Alf's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Laurel Seyfert officiating. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Alfred will be laid to rest at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Alf may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 114 Ashgrove Blvd, Brandon, MB R7B 1E1 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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YARISH: Brian Michael, age 36 years, passed away in Brandon on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Brian is survived by his mother Wendy, father Brad and brother Brett. The family will honour Brian's memory in a private ceremony. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3 824 18th St, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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STUART: On Saturday, September 24, 2016, with family by her side, Erma Joyce Stuart passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Erma was born May 2, 1930. Remaining to cherish Erma's memory are her loving husband Nick Petroski; sons Randy Reeve (Denise), Rick Reeve and Gord Stuart (Susan Haskett); step-daughter Rochelle Petroski (Brian Rowse); eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Ceremony to Celebrate Erma's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. R. Glenn Ball will officiate. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Erma may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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MILNE: Earl Milne; beloved husband of Maureen; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 78 years of age. A service celebrating Earl’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00am. Interment will be held at 10:00am at the Scotia Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7; or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
MACDONALD: Peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016, Angie Macdonald, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away with family at her bedside at the age of 81 years. Angie was born on February 16, 1935 in Bayard, Saskatchewan. Angie was predeceased by her husband Angus Macdonald (October 9, 1999), her mother Margaret and sister Isabil. Angie is lovingly remembered by her daughter Sandi (Steve) Watters and sons: Brian (Tara) Macdonald, Ian (Anne) Macdonald and Kevin (Linda) Macdonald. She had an outstanding love for her grandchildren: Crissy, Justin (Sher), Aiden, Caitlin (Quincy) and Courtney, as well as her three great grandchildren: Cyra and Maci Watters and Jaxon Kerr. Angie was the sister to Emma, Ken (Sandra), Hugh (Jo), and Zack. She spent 14 years as a resident at Fairview Home where she will always be remembered by always making people laugh with her "yes I guess so" and her coffee group which was always the highlight of her day with friends and family. As per Angie's wishes there will be no formal service held.
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HASLAM: Sarah Jane “Jennie”. March 4, 1917 – September 24, 2016. It is with sadness and love that we announce the passing of Jennie Haslam (nee Maguire) on September 24, 2016 at the age of 99. Jennie was a remarkable woman, loving, compassionate, curious, with a warm smile and an enthusiasm for life. Jennie is predeceased by her husband of 58 years Thomas, in 2004. She was also predeceased by her parents, Sam and Gertrude, brothers Harvey and Mel and sisters Violet, Mae, Hazel and Elsie. Remaining to lovingly cherish her memory are her son, Don, many nieces and nephews and many friends. Jennie was born in Elgin, Manitoba and lived on the farm with her family. She attended Beauty School in Winnipeg and returned to work at her chosen profession in Brandon. A woman of great energy, she practised hairdressing in her home salon for many years and worked with her husband at their grocery store, Haslam’s Superette, in central Brandon. She was also fond of arts and crafts, making ceramics and doing handiwork. Jennie continued to do knitting and crocheting for various charities while living at Riverheights Terrace. She most recently resided at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Jennie was active in the retirement community and made many new friends in her twilight years. Jennie’s Graveside Memorial service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A tea to honour and celebrate her life will follow at St. George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jennie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3 824 18th St, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
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“May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand”.
CHAPMAN:Having lived a productive, fulfilling life, Robert Stewart (Bob) Chapman died peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his parents: Ernest Edward (Teddy) and Edna Mary (née Stewart); his wife, Shirley (née Moulton) and his nephew Ted Bridgett. He is survived by his children and their families: John Chapman (wife Kareen, daughters Mikayla and Shayna); Rob Chapman (wife Alida, children Amanda, Marissa and Kevin); Susan Linto (husband  Terry, sons Ross and Ryan); by his sister Frances Bridgett and brother Norman Chapman; nieces Chris, Margot and Kate Bridgett; and by his beloved Bridgett Overby. Bob was born March 10, 1929 in Brandon, Manitoba, the third generation of a family of agricultural innovators who pioneered Belfield Farm, close to Brandon, in 1881. He farmed all his life. From his boyhood through the Great Depression to his years studying agriculture at the University of Manitoba to farming with his father, on his own, and finally with Susan and Terry; from horses and hired hands to bigger and more complex trucks and tractors, from mixed farming to specialized crops; his work was his life. Planting and harvesting, husbanding animals from birth to death, completing all the daily chores, keeping the machinery working, the farm accounts current and his agricultural knowledge up-to-date, playing a part in his rural community and hardly ever missing a Sunday in church, he felt that his life on the farm had been a privilege. As well as the land and the community, he loved kids, relating first with his sister’s children, then his own children, and in the last two decades, his grandchildren. Bob valued honesty and integrity, co-operation, good stewardship, hospitality, thrift, and his Christian faith, and he exemplified those qualities. He was kind, gentle, brave, patient, hard-working, considerate, and steady. In his final days, he declared that he had been blessed. He was certainly loved. Thanks go to all staff, friends and family, who cared for him and visited him in hospital. Bob really enjoyed his friends and family in Brandon and area community and wishes all the best for everyone.  In his deep, halting voice, Bob spoke only when he had something worthwhile to contribute; he chose words carefully. He was a faithful hospital visitor, a Soup Kitchen volunteer, a reader in church. His hobby was tree-planting. In his last years, when he could not bend over or kneel, he achieved his vision by lying on his side to plant and tend to the century-old shelter belts. Bob’s Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 - 13th Street on Wednesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. with The Ven. Paul Curtis officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family would appreciate your support of what was important to Bob: Helping Hands Centre, 111-7th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3S5; or Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 -13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4P9.  
Rest peacefully Bob. The harvest is over.  "All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin."Messages of condolence may be placed at
SUMIDA: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Guy at the age of 73. Guy suffered a massive heart attack at his home on Monday, September 19th, 2016. He leaves behind his devoted wife Suzanne, his daughters Patricia (Luca), Vanessa (Colin) and his cherished grandchildren, Tzevi, Xavier, Tyvek, Isabella, Indira, Nathan, Addax, Maya and Octavius. He will also be missed by his siblings, Reed, Lynn, TJ, Debbie and Dyan. A full obituary and celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1, or Big Brothers and Sisters of Brandon Association, 153-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3W9.
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PULVER: Darlene Ann Pulver, age 67, of Rivers, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her loving husband, Charlie and her three daughters: Bonnie Theng (Mike); Debbie Brown (Randy) and Shelley Milin (Donnie) and grandchildren: Amanda; Deserai; Adam Theng; Allan Brown; Kayla; Brianna Milin; and great- grandchildren Aiden and Riley. Brother Kenny (Sharon); sister Barbera (Roger); sister-in-law Gladys (Howard) Nagorski; Betty (Allan) Espy; Rex (Pauline) Pulver. Aunts Theresa Birns and Ann Casavast. Darlene is predeceased by parents Alois and Bernice Hamberger and her brother Larry. Darlene loved bingo, auction sales, gardening, puzzles and cards. Also her famous feasts she would do for her loved ones. As per her request, there will be no formal service. Donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, P.O. Box 20029, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8.
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NERBAS: Peacefully, on Saturday, September 17, 2016, Lloyd Leonard Nerbas passed away at the Assiniboine Centre with his family at his bedside. Lloyd was born May 11, 1930 in Shellmouth, Manitoba. His family had moved to a farm South of Kenville when he was young and he attended both the Davidson Country School and Kenville School. In 1957, Lloyd moved to Winnipeg where he took an accounting course at MIT. Upon graduation he worked for Braemar Homes. In 1965 he commenced employment with the Department of Indian & Northern Affairs and spent a year and a half in Island Lake (Garden Hill) before moving back to work in Selkirk and Winnipeg. In 1972 he transferred to the Brandon Research Centre and retired in March of 1993. On May 11, 1963 Lloyd married Bernice Lokke and they had two sons, Kenneth & Timothy. He was a true Montreal Canadiens fan and never wavered in his support through their winning and losing seasons. Lloyd was an active volunteer with his sons' hockey and baseball, and will be remembered by many as "Lloyd, the Skate Sharpener". For many years he was involved with the Westridge Community Centre. He volunteered with the City of Brandon's Tournament of Champions. In 1994 he was presented with their "Outstanding Volunteer" award. He volunteered for many of the major events hosted in Brandon over the years. In 2006 he was instrumental in bringing the Citizens On Patrol Program (COPP) to Brandon. Lloyd and Bernice travelled far and wide, including 3 trips to Norway and a trip to Germany for World Curling - where he enjoyed a side trip to Austria, the homeland of his father. There were car and bus tours throughout Canada and the USA. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Jake & Philipena Nerbas; brothers Ben (& Eva) and Frank; nephew Terry Innis and his brothers-in-law Bruce Innis and Harvey Wakelam. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons Ken (Alisa), Tim (Vanessa); his very special grandchildren Kristen, Kerri and Max Nerbas; sister, Viola Innis and her sons, Leroy (Marian), Mervyn (Audrey) and Robert (Karen); sister-in-law Julie Nerbas and children Joanne (Murray) Goodman and Hilbert (Sheila); his brother Ben's children Larry (Carolyn) and Donalda (Frank) Hambleton, and many great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Joan Wakelam and her children Rob (Arlene), Terri-Lynn (Wes Brown) and Patti and their children. The Funeral Service took place at Knox United Church on Friday, September 23, 2016 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. A very special "Thank You" to the nurses and staff at the Assiniboine Centre who made Lloyd's last days very comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th St., Brandon, MB R7A 5A9, the Westridge Community Centre, WEPO Box 21021, Brandon, MB R7B 3W8, or a charity of choice.
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MELNYK: With her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer, Anne Melnyk passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born January 20, 1935, the daughter of Martha and Stefan Pohyanyko, Anne grew up on the family farm and attended King George School and Birtle High School. Anne married Daniel Melnyk on July 25, 1953. Together they raised three children and resided in Brandon. While raising her children she took a beautician course and operated the business out of her home. She later worked at the Brandon Mental Health Centre as a hairdresser until her retirement in 1992. Anne’s interests were varied and included fishing, camping, gardening, crocheting, knitting, playing cards, bingo, ceramics, paper toole, 10 pin bowling (one frame from a perfect game was her best score) and travelling. Affectionately known as “Baba” by all, she loved her family and friends – the more the merrier. Every special occasion was celebrated at Baba’s house with a mountain of food – all hand prepared by Baba. Remaining to cherish Anne's memory her son Murray (Carol) Melnyk; daughters Mary-Anne (Barry) Bailey and Gail (Gord) Hyde; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Anne is also survived by her brother Mike Pohyanyko and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Stefan, mother Martha, husband Dan, infant daughter Rosilene, brother Peter, sister Rose, brother-in-law Bill Zapuchlak, sister-in-law Lorraine Pohyanyko, sister-in-law Phyllis Pohyanyko, and great grandchildren Isabelle Emmett and Zachary Melnyk. Divine Liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Cross bearer was Ashlynn Barron. Pallbearers were Duncan Melnyk, David Hyde, Darrell Bailey, Steve Pohanayko, Steve Barron and Shaun Hyde. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anne may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
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