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McKIE: William Bill Kenneth McKie of Brandon, beloved husband of Sylvia McKie and dad to Russ Everett and Dale Baker, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the age of 88 years. A Funeral Service will be held at Grace Luthern Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
McCRIMMON, Brad. Suddenly September 7, 2011 at 52 years of age. Brad was proud to be from Plenty, Saskatchewan, Canada; he was a wonderful mentor to many in the game of Hockey. But, mostly he loved spending time with his family, friends and enjoyed spending time outside. He is survived by his best friend, wife and soul mate, Maureen for 21 years; his cherished children, Carlin and Liam; and his loving parents, Byron and Faye McCrimmon. Dear brother of Kelly (Terry) McCrimmon; brother-in-law of Michele (Bill) Van Belle, Bill (Chris) Carlin, Kevin Carlin, Bob (Elisa) Carlin and Rich (Joy) Carlin. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, September 16th, 4:309:00 p.m. at Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23165 Power Rd., Farmington. Funeral Mass Saturday, September 17th, 12:00 Noon at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes suggested to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Arrangements entrusted to the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington, 248-474-5200.
BRAYBROOK: George Wesley Braybrook, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Braybrook of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre Thursday; September 8, 2011 at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Friday; September 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Don Bernhardt, Chaplain of Royal Canadian Legion Br. #8, Virden, officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of George. Ee-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atwww.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WARK: Angelique Beatrice Wark, (nee Montroy), 92 years, of Val Marie, Saskatchewan and formerly of Minto, Manitoba, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at the Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Beatrice was born at Neelin, Manitoba on September 24, 1918 to Ramsay and Lily Montroy, the second youngest of 6 children. She enjoyed playing music with her brothers and sisters, playing the guitar and chording on the organ. Mom loved the old cowboy songs Wilf Carter being her favourite. She received her education at Connaught School, walking 3 miles to light the fires each morning. She worked for various families in the Neelin area, helping with housework and chores At home, I was the chore girl, milking 9 cows, but I liked working outside. In 1940, Beatrice came to Minto to work for the Fred Wark family, where she met Jim. They were married on Feb. 5, 1941. They lived and farmed 2 miles south of Minto until moving to town in 1961. The farm was where Beatrice was most happy. Hard work never hurt anybody, she would say. She always grew a large garden, and enjoyed baking bread, buns, and biscuits, much of which she gave away. After dad passed away, mom moved out West to Val Marie in 1991 to be closer to her family, enjoying the view from her suite where she could see the deer and horses grazing the hayfield. Mom always walked at a brisk pace. Mom had a keen interest in sports, watching TSN, even the Golf channel. She kept up with world news and weather, watching news from Toronto to Victoria, enjoyed Wheel of Fortune, doing word searches and Jumble word puzzles. There wasnt anything more important to Mom than her family. They always came first. Her children and grandchildren were a great source of pride, visits from nieces and nephews and friends from back home made her most happy. Anyone coming to visit usually never left empty-handed or hungry. Garry and Jim took Mom and Dad to see the mountains, B.C., and even Las Vegas. She walked the golf course with Cal and even drove his golf cart. She took a bus trip to Nashville to the Grand Ole Opry which was a highlight for her. She kept a souvenir from everywhere notepads from motels, placemats, Keno pencils... Mom was a kind and gentle soul who always thought of others first, never complained or wanted anything for herself. Mom was always thankful for any kindness shown to her. Dont forget your manners, she would say. Share what you have, and help others. You can never do too much. You might need help someday yourself. Mom was predeceased by her father Ramsay in 1956, mother Lily in 1971, two sisters, Evelyn Stephens in 1945, Gertie McKay in 2008, three brothers, Emil in 1944, Fred in 1973, and Oliver in 1990, husband Jim on February 24th, 1981, son Garry on May 21, 2009, and daughter-in-law Beatrice on Aug. 8, 2003. She is survived by son Calvin (Evelyn) of Esterhazy, grandson Barry (Tricia) of Collingwood, Ontario and great-grandchildren Brianna, Harrison, and Alexander; son Jim of Strathmore, AB, grandchildren Russell Primrose (Monica) of Coleman, AB, Faith Schadlich (David) of Rockyford, AB and David Primrose of Strathmore, AB and their families; daughter-in-law Noreen Wark of Strathmore, AB, grand daughter Sue Ann Wark (Mike Reagan) of Strathmore, AB, great-grandchildren Jordan and Matthew, granddaughter Sherri de Pencier (Kevin) of Red Deer, AB, great-grandchildren Samuel and Dylan; daughter Angela Glas (Richard) of Val Marie, granddaughter Jennifer (Kevin Holmberg), of Maple Creek, SK, grandsons Daniel Glas, and Clinton Glas of Val Marie, and Jared Glas of Medicine Hat, AB; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held from St. Felix de Valois Church in Dunrea, Manitoba on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Mike Nwosu officiating. Ushers were Bob Wark and Don Parker, the readers were Bonnie McKay and Myrna Ditchum and the eulogy was presented by Bev Lamb. Interment took place at Minto Cemetery at Minto, Manitoba. Binkley's Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.Binkleys.com) was in charge of the arrangements. Prayer Services were held from the Church of the Nativity at Val Marie, SK on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research in care of Binkley's Funeral Service at 306-297-2412. Honorary Pallbearers were Barry Wark, Brianna Wark, Harrison Wark, Alexander Wark, Samuel de Pencier, Dylan de Pencier, Jordan Nicklasson, Matthew Reagan, Bonnie Empey and all her Nieces and Nephews. Pallbearers were Sue Ann Wark, Sherri de Pencier, Jennifer Glas, Daniel Glas, Clinton Glas and Jared Glas.
TREMBLAY: Florence Tremblay of Minnedosa, Manitoba entered into rest at the Minnedosa Health Centre on Sept. 11, 2011 at the age of 59 years. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lazare Cemetery, St. Lazare, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
MORRICE: Margaret Jean Morrice, 'Jean' to all who knew her, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2011. Born in Hamiota, Manitoba in 1922 she was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Morrice, her siblings Sandy Morrice and Molly Black, her niece Jean Morrice and her nephew Chuck Morrice. Jean was a very social person who will be greatly missed by her wide circle of friends, her neighbours, and her surviving family: sister-in-law Terry Morrice, niece Katherine, nephews Ed (Grace) and Ian (Cynthia), niece-in-law Lynne Marie, great-niece Juli (Michael), great-nephew Matthew (Tiffany), and great-great nieces and nephew Emma, Cameron and Claire. A celebration of Jean's life was held on February 10th at St. George's United Church, Courtney, B.C. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Hamiota Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Red Cross, British Columbia Association for Community Living or a charity of choice.
MANULAK: Mike Manulak of Strathclair passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Shoal Lake Strathclair Health centre at the age of 92 years. Mike is survived by his wife Betty Manulak; sons: Brian (Linda) Manulak of Shoal Lake, Sam Christie of Oakburn and Rodney (Pat) Manulak of Elphinstone; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren and sister Marion brown of Winnipeg. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Dolyny with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held at the church Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Dolyny Cemetery Fund or to a charity of their choice. Raes Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. 759-2160.
GREGG: Daisy Jacqueline Gregg of Brandon, Manitoba born November 14, 1929 in Cookstown, Ontario. Our loving mother and grandmother passed away Friday, September 9, 2011. Daisy was the youngest of four children, and grew up in a small town. At the age of 18 she married Donald Gregg. She worked various jobs here and there, but her devotion to family came first. Being a wife and mother filled Daisys days. She was a member at Donnelly United church and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Garry. She had a great love of birds and flowers and enjoyed sitting outside watching the birds. Her favorite vacation place was Freeport, Bahamas, where she went every year in February. She is survived by daughters, Julie Gregg of Calgary and Lorie (David) Beaney of Brandon. Grandchildren, Donald Beaney and Lisa (Cory) Andrew of Brandon. Daisy will be missed by two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Betty, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by husband Donald Gregg, her parents Gladys and Charles Copeland, sisters Olive and Muriel and brother Thomas Alex. A Memorial Services will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th St, Brandon on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. There will be a private burial followed by a lunch served at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. Daisy will be remembered for her kindness, great sense of humor and love of brilliant colors. Bright colors at her celebration of life are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donation in memory of Daisy to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
GOODEN: George Kent Gooden, B.A., L.L.D. February 11, 1921 September 8, 2011. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of George Kent Gooden on September 8, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. George was predeceased by his father William Ebenezer Gooden, his mother Inez Louise Gooden (Kent), and his sister Peggy (Brown). Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years Evelyn Mary (nee Watson), his sister Beth Blore (George), his three children Richard Kent (Karen), Jill Vogan (Eric), William Jay, and his six grandchildren Kim Halhead (Brad) and Kurt Gooden, Jane and John Vogan, and Eric (Fernando Vargas) and Geoffrey Gooden. George was born and raised in Brandon, attending Central School, Brandon Collegiate, and Brandon University. After an early start in the family mens wear and tailoring business, George married his high school sweetheart Mary in1945. Married life led to family life with the birth of Kent, Jill, and Bill between 1948 and 1953. Having established his business life and family, George then took the unusual step at that time and returned to university. He graduated in 1964 with a B.A., double major Economics and Psychology. George was a strong believer in the value of education a value he passed onto his children. Georges interests spread well beyond business and family. He played a leadership role in many community organizations including the Brandon University Foundation, BU Board of Governors and Alumni Association, the Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, Many Voices Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Museum, Downtown Brandon Business Improvement Area, 1978/79 Canada Winter Games, lobby effort to secure jet service to Brandon, Brandon General Hospital, YMCA, Kinsmen and K40 Clubs, Brandon Flying Club, St. Pauls Church, Brandon Trap Shooting Club, Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, and various national retail organizations to name a few. In his early years his spare time was filled with raising homing pigeons (yes, homing pigeons). Family life revolved around boating and the cottage at Clear Lake, hunting, golfing, alpine and cross country skiing, tennis, gardening, traveling, and picnics with his wife Mary. George proved to be an astute business man. Inspired by his childrens love of skiing, he moved beyond mens wear to establish Goodens Ski Shop in 1967. Ski enthusiasts in western Manitoba no longer had to travel to Winnipeg for top of the line ski gear. And again in 1975, spurred on by his wife Marys love of art, he supported her in the founding of the Staircase Canadiana Art Gallery. Goodens was a permanent fixture on Brandons main street Rosser Ave. for 97 years from 1892 when the business was founded by Georges grandfather (William Samuel Gooden) to 1989 when George retired. Even while retired, George traveled to western Manitoba communities assisting small businesses for the Federal Business Development Bank. In 1993, Brandon University recognized Georges contributions to the community and bestowed upon him an honorary Doctor of Laws. He and his wife were again recognized by BU in 2004, with the naming of the George and Mary Gooden Gallery of Art in the Health Studies complex at BU. Living to over 90, George was sharp and a great story teller to the end. Always a gentleman, generous and giving, he lived a full and content life. He was particularly proud of his six grandchildren, who gave him special pleasure. His family loves him and will cherish his memory always. Special thanks to Georges doctors and the kind staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Funeral Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon University Foundation, 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9 or to the Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, c/o Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba Foundation Inc., 255-9th Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6X1.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
FORDYCE: Evelyn M. Fordyce, beloved wife of Cam and loving mother of Connie Brown, Debbie LeBlanc, Bob and Darryl passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will officiate. A private interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GILL: William Kenneth Gill of Brandon, beloved husband of Fern and dear father of Tanis Stapleton and Greg (Carolyn), passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the age of 87 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, 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. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CHALANCHUK: Ronald Brian Chalanchuk of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the age of 50 years. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service was held.
WARK: Angelique Beatrice Wark age 92 years of Val Marie, Saskatchewan and formerly of Minto, Manitoba died on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Beatrice was born at Neelin, Manitoba on September 24, 1918. Funeral Services will be held from St. Felix de Valois Church in Dunrea, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Mike Nwosu officiating. Interment will take place at Minto Cemetery, Minto, Manitoba. Prayer services were held from the Church of the Nativity at Val Marie, Saskatchewan on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Binkley's Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.Binkleys.com) is in charge of the arrangements. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research in care of Binkley's Funeral Service (306) 297-2412.
VAN DEVEIRE: Peter Van Deveire was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on May 7, 1956 to Joseph and Marie-Louise Van Deveire. Following a courageous battle with cancer, Peter passed away peacefully at home with his wife and children by his side. Peter grew up on a farm 6 miles east of Deloraine where he lived until he graduated from the Deloraine Collegiate Institute in 1974. After graduation, Peter worked for three years as an orderly at the Miscericordia Hospital in Winnipeg. He then enrolled at the University of Manitoba where he obtained his Bachelors in Animal Science and Masters in Entomology. While involved in his studies, Peter met his future wife Betty Lam. In 1980, Peter was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1981, after living apart for one year, Peter and Betty married in Winnipeg. Peter graduated in 1984 with his DVM and secured employment in Langenburg, SK. That same year, Peter became the proud father of his first child, Marcus. Although Peter enjoyed his work as a large animal practitioner in Langenburg, his devotion to his family brought him back to Manitoba. In 1985, Peter accepted a position with the Brandon Hills Veterinary Clinic and moved to Brandon with his family. Before the years end, their second child Katherine had arrived. Peter thoroughly enjoyed his profession as a veterinarian working first as a mixed animal vet, later as a small animal vet, and finally, in 2007, as an inspector for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Peter was his childrens greatest fan. When he wasnt coaching or umpiring, Peter was always found cheering for his children in the stands as he never missed an opportunity to watch them skate the length of the ice or run the bases. Even while battling cancer, Peter found the strength to bring himself to the diamond and watch Katy play slow pitch. With Bettys help, Peter re-established, coordinated, and instructed the Brandon Wildlife Junior Rifle Club from 2008 to 2010. Reading, hiking, woodworking, bird watching, and wine making were some of Peters other hobbies. Peter is survived by his wife, Betty, children Marcus and Katy (Michael Panciera), sister Marieanne Peterson, mother-in-law Pui Yuk Lam, sisters-in-law Angie Lam and Sanny Lam (Paulo), brother-in-law Roy Lam (Anita), and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Peters life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on September 8th, 2011. In passing, Peter wishes to thank all those who touched his life in a positive manner. Thanks to Dr. DuPloy and the nurses of the BRHA Cancer Program for their compassionate care. Special thanks to all those who supported Peter and enabled him to remain comfortably at home until his passing, including Dr. Groves, Melissa Dunbley (BRHA Palliative Care program coordinator), and the nurses of both the STEP and Home Care Program. Memorial gifts in Peters memory can be made to CancerCare Manitoba to further research the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers, or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
SUTHERLAND: Janet Diane Sutherland passed away Friday, September 2, 2011. Janet was born in Souris, Manitoba on September 12, 1966. Janet lived on the family farm in the RM of Whitehead, Manitoba and attended school in Brandon. Janet worked at the Brandon A & W drive-in until her marriage to John Adolph. They had three children, James, Tasha and Ashley. When the children were of school age she graduated with a Diploma in Office Administration from ACC then working at the Maple Leaf plant in Brandon until 2007. Following her time there, Janet received her Dietary Aide Certificate and was employed at Victoria Landing before working for the BRHC at the GeneralCentre. She loved horses and horseback riding. Janet is survived by her children James, Tasha and Ashley Adolph whom she adored and their father John; brothers Murray, George, Allan and John Sutherland and their families and her friend Doug Chunick. Janet was predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Francis Sutherland. The Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Roy Jamieson and Pastor Tony Budzik will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Janet may be made to S.P.E.A.K., 100 - 4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1C4.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.