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CARTER: Margaret Agnes passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Douglas Carter in 1948 and Etta Carter in 1990, and her brother Jack in 2006. Margaret is survived by cousins in Canada and overseas and by her good friends Jeanne and Dave, Alice and George. A special thanks to Rideau Park staff for their kind care and compassion. In keeping with Marg’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. Interment will follow at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations may be made to the Brandon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0L3 or to a charity of choice.
“Memory has a magic wayOf keeping loved ones near”
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BULBACK: Roberta May Bulback passed away in Brandon, Manitoba on March 18, 2012. Born February 11, 1930 in Portage la Prairie, Roberta was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1996. Survivors include her children, daughter Roberta Bain (Murray) of Brandon, son Fred Bulback (Donna) of Cranbrook, B.C., and son Peter Bulback (Dianne) of Winnipeg, sister Blanche Humphrey of Portage la Prairie, brothers Robert Kitching of Calgary, John Kitching of Portage la Prairie and Bill Kitching of Portage la Prairie and their families. Also surviving are five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Roberta was a founding member of the Fort Lorraine Women’s Auxiliary in Portage la Prairie and a member of Little Bits of Brandon Miniature Club. She was multi-talented and very creative, an avid quilter. There was nothing she couldn’t make or wouldn’t try to do. A celebration of her life will be held at Seniors for Seniors, 311 Park Avenue East, Brandon on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held in Portage la Prairie on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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BOUCHARD: Irwin Bernard Bouchard, age 63, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on March 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Irwin was born on December 12, 1948 in Radville, Saskatchewan, son of Dorothy and Bernard Bouchard. Irwin enjoyed farming as well as working for 25 years at Simplot Canada Ltd, 15 years at Manitoba Crop Insurance and 4 years at Schweitzer-Mauduit. Irwin and Sandie shared 45 years of marriage and their greatest achievements include their five children and ten grandchildren. Irwin is predeceased by his parents, father- in-law Emile Skrabek, and brother-in-laws Barry Skrabek and Peter McLeod. Irwin is survived by his wife Sandie, his children and their families; Darin, Krista, Brady & Tara Lee Bouchard; Denny, Karen, Emily & Hannah Bouchard; Corey Bouchard; Jodene, Doug, Hayden, Sydney & Luke Wiggins, and Haylee, Brett, Dalyce, Lane & Abby Hargreaves; his mother-in-law Helen Skrabek, his siblings June (Garnet) Ferguson, Judy (Don) Atchison, Elwin (Jean) Bouchard, and Janet (Wes) Charter and numerous nieces and nephews. Irwin had a strong work ethic and appreciated a job well done. His “can do” attitude and love of life will be missed but carried on through generations. A family gathering will take place to honor Irwin. If desired, donations in Irwin’s memory can be made to Minnedosa Health Centre EMS Dept., Box 960, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0.  Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
WHITEHORN: Bill Whitehorn, beloved husband of Mhairi Whitehorn of Oak Lake, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Tuesday; March 20, 2012 at the age of 68 years. Funeral service will be held from Oak Lake United Church, Oak Lake Saturday; March 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "A Sense of Home" Campaign, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
CITULSKY: On March 21st, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Center, William (Bill) Citulsky, beloved husband of the late Anne Citulsky, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. Dad was born May 26th, 1924 at Oakburn, Manitoba. He was the oldest of 6 children of Mike and Teenie Citulsky of Seech, Manitoba. He attended school at Seech and then Zaparoza however was pulled from school at the age of 13 to help out on the family farm. Dad worked a little at the Shoal Lake Creamery at which time he met Mom (Anne Nychuk) and in 1945 they were married .In 1948 they purchased land in the Pettapiece area near Rivers where they spent the majority of their life farming and raising their family. Dad and Mom moved off the farm in 1979 into their home in Rivers. Farming was Dad’s passion and even when he was retired would drive out daily to the farm to see if there was something he could do. He also worked for Manitoba Crop Insurance for a number of years. Family was very important to Dad. He and Mom were always busy with their own children and in later years took special interest in their grandchildren’s activities. Seech was always home to Dad and when the opportunity came to have a camping site at Seech Lake, this was their summer home for many years This became a Citulsky family gathering place yearly when his brothers and sisters obtained camping sites as well .There were many informal and formal gatherings of the Citulsky and Matiowsky clan at Seech Lake. Dad came from a very musical family. He played the guitar and loved to sing traditional Ukrainian songs. You could always count on a campfire “jam” session when the 3 brothers got together. Besides family and music Dad enjoyed golfing and fishing. He and Mom traveled across Canada and to several places in the USA. Dad served on the Board of Directors of the Rivers Seed Plant, Rivers Hospital Board, and President of the Rivers Ukrainian Society for several years. The Church was very important to Dad .He and Mom are members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ghost, Brandon .Dad served on the executive of the church for a number of years. Dad was predeceased his wife Anne, his parents Mike and Teenie Citulsky, sister Olga, brother Ernie, his parents-in-law Mike and Carrie Nychuk, brothers-in-law Steve, Melvin, Nick, Dick, Bill and Matt Nychuk and one sister-in-law Jean Walowetz. Dad leaves to mourn his 3 children, Ron (Susan) of Rivers, Evelyn (Eric) Neufeld of Minnedosa and Michael of Vancouver, BC. He has 5 grandchildren: Suzanne (Les) Sullivan, Steven (Erin) Neufeld, Curtis (Nicole) Citulsky, Andrew (Jennifer) Citulsky, and Evan Citulsky (friend Jolene Hodgins). He also has 5 great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ashley Sullivan, Haylee and Cameron Citulsky and Kate Neufeld. He is also survived by his brother Peter (Jean) Citulsky, sisters Jean (Steve) Manuliak, Anne (Wally) Kolench, Alice (Nestor) Zemliak and sister-in-laws Jean Citulsky, Kay Drul, Violet Nychuk and Mary Nychuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Saturday March 24th at Memories Funeral Chapel, Brandon at 11:00 a.m. with V. Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiating. Interment will follow at the Pettapiece Cemetery near Rivers at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations maybe made to the Rivers Foundation or any Palliative Care Center.
Will forever be loved and missed!Vichnaya Pamyat’.
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CITULSKY: Peacefully on March 21, 2012 at the Minnedosa Health Center William “Bill” Citulsky of Rivers, Manitoba beloved husband of the late Anne Citulsky, father of Ron (Susan) Eveleyn ( Eric) and Michael passed away at the age of 87 years. Funeral service will be held Sat. March 24, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Memories Funeral Chapel Brandon with V. Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiating. Interment will follow at the Pettapiece Cemetery near Rivers at 3:00 Pp.m. Memorial donations may be made to Rivers Foundation or your Palliative Care choice. Full obituary to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
McMILLAN: William (Bill) Charles, born June 22, 1947 in Brandon, MB passed away peacefully on November 15, 2011 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 64. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years Sharon Anne McMillan and by his parents Bruce and Dorothy McMillan and Bill and Edna Smith (in-laws). Bill will be dearly missed by his children Lisa (Dennis) Hemrica, Charlie McMillan, and his two grandchildren Jaden and Brett Hemrica and his sister Valerie McMillan. Bill spent his childhood living in Carberry, MB. At the age of 16 he decided to broaden his horizon by heading for the west coast. However he never made it quite that far, instead settled in Strathmore, AB. He worked odd jobs here and there until he landed a job with Ducks Unlimited. He worked there for a few years until one day he got a call from his parents in Brandon, MB asking him to come and help with the family owned meat shop. So with that, another chapter in his life began. While living in Brandon, he met the love of his life, Sharon Anne Smith. Bill knew she was the one for him so after dating for awhile they were married on October 10, 1970. The newly weds lived in Brandon briefly; however the city life was not for them so they moved to a small farm outside of Brandon. With their love of animals and wildlife this was the perfect place to start their new life and their new family together. Not long after their daughter Lisa Janet arrived followed shortly by their son Charles Henry McMillan. A few years later, a business opportunity came up in Kenton, MB. Bill, who had always hoped to own his own meat shop, packed up his family and moved to Kenton. There he worked tirelessly day and night making some of the best products around. He also made many lifelong friends over the years through the shop. Bill had a great sense of humour and loved hearing a good joke and meeting new people. He was a long time (chartered) member of the Kenton Lions Club, Kenton Legion and the Kenton Fire Department. Although he lived a busy life he still made time for the things he loved to do like gardening, hunting, fishing, playing poker in the Legion, even having a drink and just enjoying life. Most of all he was a wonderful father and grandfather, loving husband and devoted friend to all that knew him. Bill’s generous nature throughout his life concluded with the donation and successful transplantation of both his corneas.
Thank you Dad for everything, your memory will live on in all of us.
LINDSAY: In loving memory of M. Kathleen “Kay” Lindsay, beloved sister of Grace Blanchard, and John Lindsay. Kay died on March 18, 2012 at the Boissevain Health Centre in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 90. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Boissevain, Manitoba at 2: 00 p.m. Interment will be held at the Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Parkinson Society; 4211 Yonge St. Suite 316 Toronto, Ontario M2P 3A9, or to a charity of your own choice.
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SKURA: Audre Grace Skura (nee Laskowich). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at the age of 87, on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Grace Hospital. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 23 at St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 202 Harcourt St. with Rt. Rev. Canon. W. Klimchak officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Cemetery. As per Audre's wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Basil's Church, 202 Harcourt Street, Winnipeg, MB. R3J 3H3. Korban Funeral Chapel, 204-956-2193.
COUTTS: Mr. George Coutts of Melita, MB. passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Monday, March 19, 2012 in his 96th year. The funeral service will be held from the Melita Legion Hall (Main Street) on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Alston officiating. Interment will follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of George may be made to War Amps of Canada, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON. K1V 0C4, or to the Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita (522-3361), Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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BROOME: Jessie Broome of Brandon, beloved mother of Ian Broome, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the age of 86 years. In keeping with Jessie’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private family service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6 or a donation of blood in memory of her to the Canadian Blood Services. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WOYCHYSHYN-BULL: Ellen, beloved mother of Raymond, Wesley, Kevin, Darren, Richard and Stephen, entered into rest with family at her side on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 71. She ended her time with us at Shoal Lake Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Rapid City United Church, Rapid City, Mb.Donations in Ellen's memory may be made to Shoal Lake Palliative Care, Shoal Lake, Mb., or BRHC Foundation "A Sense of Home" Campaign, 150 McTavish Ave East, Brandon, Mb, R7A 2B3.
VANDERSCHAEGHE: On Saturday, March 17, 2012 (Marie) Antoinette, nee Gilliard, slipped away in her sleep at RUH in Saskatoon, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Henry of 60 years, daughter Marie, sons Roger and Lawrence Vanderschaeghe. She is survived by her son Maurice (Johnell) Vanderschaeghe, daughters Emily (Gary) Poppel and Irene (Doug) Brown and daughter-in-law Evelyn Vanderschaeghe; 10 Grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; her brother Gaston (Lorette) Gilliard, sister -in-law Bertha Kernel and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her parents Emil and Hortense (Montes) Gilliard; siblings, Irene Bandet, Rose Lepage, Ulyse Gilliard, Germaine Lepage, Emilie Florizone, Emile Gilliard, John Gilliard and Anna Gilliard, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Antoinette was born on June 22nd, 1922 in Howell, SK now known as Prud'homme. She married Henry on her 22nd birthday on June 22nd, 1944. They began their life together in Routledge, MB, followed by a move to Oake Lake, MB; where they worked hard side by side on their farm. During this time, Antoinette enjoyed being a member of the Catholic Women's League and the South Country Ladies Group in Oak Lake. She also drove school bus for the Fort la Bosse School Division for 18 years. Once retired from farming, Antoinette and Henry enjoyed travelling with friends and family to Hawaii, Mexico, Spain, Texas, Belgium and France. Eventually they moved to Brandon, MB and decided to become "Snowbirds" and made their way down to Apache Junction, Arizona each winter where they made friends whom she continued contact with. Antoinette had many hobbies - knitting, crocheting, socializing, playing cards with friends, square dancing with Henry and as time went on she loved to play solitaire on her computer, doing puzzles and bingo - always bingo! Prayers to be held at Samaritan Place, 375 Cornish Rd., Saskatoon, Sk. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7 pm. Funeral service to be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Parish, 481 Queen St. W., Virden, MB. A private family interment will take place at Virden Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the ALS Society. Arrangements entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home 306-934-4888.
PICKARD: Mrs. Violet Pickard of Brandon, and formerly of Fertile, SK., passed away at the Fairview Home, Brandon, on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband Garnet in 2003; parents James and Sara Bennett; brothers Max and Elwood Bennett; sister Isabel (Bill) Smith; sister-in-law Joyce Bennett; and numerous in-laws on the Pickard family side. Violet is survived by her two daughters: Donna (Barry) Davis of Reston and Debbie (Val) Rekken of Fertile, SK.; seven grandchildren: Vanessa (Scott) Bertholet (and their children Shana, Cody, and Jordon), Jerry (Josie) Davis (and their children Austin and Jennifer), Wesley Davis, Kristopher (Sara) Rekken, Hans Rekken (Christine Shoemaker) and their son Ethan, Erik Rekken and his daughter Ariana, and Ashley Rekken (Adam Gnauck) and their son Dylan; brother Colin Bennett of Gainsborough; brother-in-law Ted Gardiner of Melita; three sisters-in-law: Shirley Bennett of Carnduff, Helen Bennett of Carnduff, and Lil Nadeau of Melita. A service to celebrate Violet’s life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm from the Knox United Church, Gainsborough, SK. with Reverend Rob Reed officiating. Interment will follow at the Gainsborough Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Gainsborough Cemetery Fund Box 120 Gainsborough, SK. S0C 0Z0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Carnduff, SK. (306) 482-336109. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.
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NYKOLIATION: Joseph Ross Nykoliation. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Nykoliation on March 16th, 2012, at the Valleyview Care Centre just a few days short of his 88th birthday. Joe was born in Seech, Manitoba on March 22, 1924. He attended high school in Strathclair and during that time he met Jennie Zdebiak. They were married on October 27, 1946 and spent several years farming in the McConnell area. In 1980 they retired in Shoal Lake where they lived for 26 years. They moved to Brandon in 2006 and in 2011 they moved to the Valleyview Care Centre where they were fortunate to share a suite together. Dad will always be remembered for his hard work and dedication to his farm. He worked many long hours but he loved what he did. He also enjoyed dancing, playing cards and pool, and he loved spending time fishing at their cottage at Thomas Lake. Dad was always known for telling stories about the good old days and he especially enjoyed making people laugh. Dad will be remembered and missed by his loving wife Jennie of 65 years, his daughter Debbie and son-in-law Doug Smiley, his brother-in-law and wife Tony and Marion Zdebiak, as well as several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents Margaret and Nicholas, his brothers John (Sophie), Bill (Rose), Alex (Tennie) and Steve, as well as his sister Mary Zurbyk (Nick). He was also predeceased by several in-laws as well as other extended family members. The family wish to thank all the wonderful staff at the Valleyview Care Centre who took such great care of dad during his final weeks. Their kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to Dr. Caplan and the staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their care as well. Special thanks to Home Care and Camelot Gardens for their excellent care and support prior to dad moving to Valleyview. Funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date at Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends or family wish, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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