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WELLS: John Leslie Arnold Wells passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 64 years. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WELLS: Raymond Scott Wells born November 30, 1942, passed away June 30th, 2012. Ray is survived by his sons Steven (Darlene), Sean (Jennifer), Shane (Carrie) and daughters Leanne, Sabrina (Leonard), Natashya along with very dear friends Nicole and Kim. A small graveside service will be held with friends and family. Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
WATSON: Beulah DeLong Watson, of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of Lyle Watson and loving mother of Bob Ross, Laura Wright and David Watson who passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Friday, June 29, 2012. Funeral service will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lydia Glawson officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Beulah.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
HARDIE: Mabel Hardie (nee Bugg), 1924-2012. Surrounded by loving family, Mabel entered into rest at the Carberry Personal Care Home on July 2 at the age of 88. She was born in Lauder, Manitoba on March 13, 1924 to Otto & Bertie Bugg. She was the third youngest in a family of 11 brothers and sisters. She married Alex Hardie in 1945 and they made Carberry their lifelong home. Alex predeceased her in July, 2002. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Edna, Pearl, Elma and Ida and brothers Lorne, Ken, Art, Charlie & Harold. She is survived by one sister Norma Rawlinson of Melita, sisters in law Gladys Bugg, Lois Bugg and Audrey Bugg all of Melita. Mabel leaves to mourn her four children: Joan (Mac) Scott St. Albert; Don (Diane) Hardie Courtenay; Perry Hardie, Calgary; Greg (Dawna) Hardie Squamish: grandchildren Ian Scott, Edmonton; Graham (Joanne) Scott, St. Albert; Garth Scott (deceased); Shannon (Garrett) Mack, Sechelt; Ryan (Elaine) Hardie, Didsbury; Keith(Deana) Hardie, Didsbury; Angie Dupasquier, Olds. Mabel had 11 great grandchildren: Keegan & Cameron Scott, Jessica Gorgchuck, Brooklyn, Rogan & Mersadies Mack, Boston Hardie, Neely & Dylan Hardie, Taylor & Madisyn Dupasquier. She also leaves numerous nieces & nephews. Mabel was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, neighbour and friend. She was a very caring compassionate person. Mabel routinely visited those confined to the hospital or care home. She loved people and her large family of relatives & friends. She gave of herself to many worthwhile projects in the community by volunteering her time and energy. She was a founding member of the Sharon Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Carberry and celebrated more than 50 years with the organization. She was a 40 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch # 153. She was a very active member of the United Church and the United Church Women. She spent countless hours over several decades supporting all church fundraising events. Through these organizations and church she developed many lasting friendships. It also provided her with a sense of community outside her own home. Funeral service will be held in the Carberry United Church on Friday, July 6 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. For the past three years Mabel received compassionate, respectful and dignified care at the Carberry Care Home. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Carberry Care Home/Activities (Box 2000, Carberry, Manitoba ROK OHO) or the charity of your choice.
CARLISLE: Corrine, 70 years, beloved wife of the late Peter Carlisle, mother of Jeff, Terry and Todd, died in the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, July 2, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Corrine, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to the Town of Souris Beautification Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.
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HANSEN: Deanna Lynn Hansen (nee Perrin). It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the accidental death of our daughter, mother, sister and friend. Deanna Lynn Hansen died tragically on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 while visiting family and friends at the age of 46 years. Remaining to forever cherish Deanna’s memory are her very precious son Skyler; parents, Corinne and Bob Nesbitt; brothers, Jim (Barb) Perrin, Danny (Sharon) Perrin; sister, Cindy (Leo) Fauchet; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and an extended family. Deanna was predeceased by her father, Ted Perrin. Deanna was born June 3, 1966 in Virden, Manitoba. She went to school in Cranberry Portage and spent the rest of her years in Nelson and Creston, B.C.  Deanna will always be remembered by the large circle of friends she made wherever she went, her great sense of humor, and her kindness. At the time of her death she was employed at the nursing home in Creston, B.C. She loved working with the seniors. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba, with Irene Cousins officiating. A time of remembering was done by her niece Jenny Perrin. Deanna’s final resting place will be back in Creston, B.C., where Skyler will continue his education under the care of Deanna’s very close friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the friends and family who with the all the hugs, food trays, flowers, and calls have allowed us to make our way through our fog of grief. We will never forget your kindnesses. In lieu of flowers a trust fund will be established at the CIBC, Creston, B.C., for Skyler Hansen. 
It will be lonely here without you,We will miss you more each day.For life will not be the same for ussince you’ve been called away.We will remember the way you looked,walked, and smiled.You lived for those you loved,and those you loved remember.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue,
ATKINSON: Peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012 Linda Joan Atkinson, age 58 years, beloved wife of Rod, passed away at the Fairview Home. A private graveside service will take place at Rivers Cemetery. Complete obituary notice will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CHEATERS: Lorne Cheaters, of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Maxine and loving father of Gary, Joanne, Laureen, Rodney and the late Ricky Cheaters passed away at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 80 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Wednesday, July 4. 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund or to Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Lorne.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WILLIAMSON: D. Wahnetah (Tot) Williamson passed away at Eagleview Care Home in Comox, B.C. June 9, 2012. She was born in Fairfax, MB April 5th 1930, Wahnetah graduated with her R.N. from Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951 and worked in Brandon, Carberry, Vancouver General and Tsawassen Medical Clinic, where she spent the last 31 years of her career. Wahnetah married the love of her life Grant Williamson from Carberry in 1952 and they moved to Vancouver in 1956. She is survived by husband Grant, sons Brock (Rita), Rod (Rene), daughter Leigh (John) five grandchildren and three great- grandchildren, sister Joan Gradidge (Ken) and predeceased by sisters Audrey Elliott and Marjorie Hunt (Alfred). A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
WASTLE: Merle Gertrude (nee Steele) born September 19, 1921 at Riding Mountain went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 24, 2012. Predeceased by husband John; son-in-law Barry Teal; brothers, Gordon, Reg, Norman, and sisters, Eileen, Hazel and Reta. Merle is survived by son Clarence (Theresa) and daughter Joyce Teal; grandchildren Christal Wastle (Andy Slusarczyk), Lisa (Kyle Chrystian), Teresa (Ryan Meise), Barb (Mark Schram), and James (Ana) Teal; great-grandchildren Austin Wastle, Ethan Chrystian, Dustin Lonsdale, Nathan and Drew Meise, Luke and Ellisa Schram, Samantha and Ana Teal; brother-in-law Ralph (Grace) Wastle and many niecesand nephews. A Celebration of Merle's life will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon. Pastor Len Smith will officiate. Interment will be at Gladstone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Merle may be made to the Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre, P.O. Box 62, Ninette, MB R0K 1R0.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
STILWELL: On Saturday, June 16, 2012 John Dixon "Jack" Stilwell of Brandon passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born November 29, 1920 in Baldur, Manitoba, he was the youngest of nine children. Jack attended school in Baldur and graduated from high school. When the war broke out, he joined the XII Manitoba Dragoons. Jack was deployed overseas and fought from the Normandy beachhead to the liberation of Holland. While on leave in Scotland, he met Agnes Aitken and they were married in Glasgow on May 16, 1945. They were inseparable for the next sixty-seven years. Jack trained as a bookkeeper in England, then returning to Canada attended university in Alberta for a period and at the age of 60, graduated with honours from the Certificate in Municipal Administration course at the University of Manitoba. After the war, Jack and Agnes returned to Baldur to build their lives, start a family and were blessed with three children. In 1952, they moved to Elgin Manitoba where they lived until 1996 when they moved to Brandon. While in Baldur, Jack worked for the Highways department and spent a winter working in a logging camp in Flanders Ontario. In 1952, Jack and family moved to Elgin where he singlehandedly built their family home. From 1952 to 1977 he developed his repair business - Stilwell Welding & Repair. His shop was a gathering place in the community with many a visit or argument taking place while repairs were being done. In addition to owning and operating his business, Jack wasReeve of Whitewater Municipality from 1971 to 1977. In 1977, Jack closed his repair business and became Secretary Treasurer of Whitewater Municipality. He retired in 1988. Jack was appointed Reeve of Whitewater Municipality in 1989 and served until 1995. When he was not working, Jack served on most community committees in Baldur and Elgin where he was president of the rink building committee, a member of the Elgin community committee, Chair of the 1971 centennial celebrations, President of the Elgin Legion, served forty years as People's warden and sec-treasure of St. John's Anglican church in Elgin as well as numerous other boards in Elgin, Whitewater Municipality and Manitoba. Jack was awarded the Canada 125 Commemorative Medal in 1992 by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, in recognition of his significant contributions to his community, Province and Canada. He had a love of the outdoors which included hunting and fishing plus he curled. In the mid 1950's, Jack built the family cottage at Pelican Lake where the family spent most summer weekends and where Jack and Agnes spent most of their summers in their retirement. Jack is survived by his wife Agnes; his children, Annie(Werner) Nowak of Winnipeg, Andrew (Penny) Stilwell of Winnipeg, Bill (Evelyn) Stilwell of Neepawa; grandchildren, Heather, Sean, Stephen, Scott, Greg, Tyler; great grandchildren, Hannah, Connor, Emma as well as numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by all eight brothers and sisters. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Memories Chapel on June 22, 2012. Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary's Anglican Church officiated. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation - for the Elgin Community, Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9.
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Arrangements withMemories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SNOWDON: Keith Elliott Snowdon. It is with heavy hearts that Keith's family announces his passing on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at the age of 83 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Keith was born in Pettapiece, MB to parents, John and Florence Snowdon, on July 30th, 1928. Keith is survived by his two sisters, Connie Cyster & family, Muriel Snowdon, both of Medicine Hat, AB; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by his sister Daisy Snowdon and his parents.
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ROBSON: Marjorie Rosina Robson (Ellis)1923-2012, died peacefully in Pallative Care, BRHC. Marjorie was active until late May, enjoying family, friends, cards and her gardening. Marjorie started her life with parents Charles and Jessie Ellis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she met her love and life partner, Keith during grade twelve. Marjorie is predeceased by brothers George and Lloyd Ellis and sister Mary Horner. Marjorie enjoyed yearly visits with her younger brother Robert Ellis and was with him in Vancouver in May to celebrate his birthday. Marjorie was a WWII bride with ration stamps and a love of life. As a young mother of three, with their oldest child in Toronto Sick Children's hospital, Marjorie was a strong partner for Keith while he completed his degree in Guelph. The week their oldest son died, just days before his fifth birthday, Marjorie and Keith set out for Selkirk, Manitoba to start Brain Memorial Animal Hospital. With daily inclusion of daughters Beverley Leckie (Lea) and Bonnie Robson, the practice grew to cover land north, east and west of Selkirk, adding a dairy farm that later switched to beef as part of the artifical insemination business that served farmers and ranchers in the three prairie provivces. Keith and Marjorie sold the practice and farm to move to Brandon, Manitoba in 1967 so that they would have more time for their younger sons, Brent (Brenda) and Brad (Debbie). Keith then worked for the province and federal departments of Agriculture and Health of Animals until retirement that was spent wintering with many great friends near Edinburg, Texas. Its in Texas that Marjorie started to paint while Keith took up golf. Both loved to dance and even spent a few years enjoying square dancing. Music was a constant even during the years of study, practice and farming, often with Marjorie signing while she cooked supper accompanied by Keith at the piano or on occassion on clarinet. Marjorie was loved for her thoughtfulness and caring and is treasured by her grandchildren, Shauna (Dom), Mark (Krystal), Nelson (Joni ), Sheldon (Tasha), Graham, Glen, Blake, Bradley, and step-grandaughter Tiffany (Brandon). Marjorie delighted in being "GG" to her great grandchildren Kassidy, Hannah, Simon, Alyvia, Mason, and step-greatgrands Taylor and Isabella. Marjorie was looking forward to the arrival of another great grandson and great grandaughter in August. Marjorie touched the lives of many people with her generous spirit and loving nature, she was loved and will be missed by those that knew her. Marjorie's life will be celebrated at 4:00 pm, July 21 at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB, followed by refreshments and a time to visit in the church hall. Cut flowers are happily declined in respect for Marjorie's principal of frugality. Her wish would be for you to use the funds for an act of kindness. Upon leaving the church, family and friends are invited to Marjorie's Memorial Weiner Roast at 51 Ashgrove Blvd in Brandon. Marjorie's daughter, Bev Leckie will appreciate a call or email to assist the family in their preparations.
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ROBINSON: Barbara Goodwin Robinson of Brandon, Manitoba died peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 93. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Beverley and her sister Marian. She leaves her devoted family: son, John and daughter-in-law, Marion and grandsons Alex (Eva) and Tim (Kayla), her son Alan, and her son Dale and daughter-in-law, Joan and granddaughters Holly and Krista. Those who knew her will know that Barbara was a humble person who loved the out-of-doors and had a devotion to learning about the animals, birds and plants of the area. She was a self taught authority and shared this knowledge as the curator of the B. J. Hales Museum during part of the time when it was located at Brandon University and she participated as a contributing author to the book, A Birder’s Guide to Southwestern Manitoba. As a member of the local Friends of the Bluebirds she cared for an extensive line of nest boxes, kept records of their use and travelled to many annual meetings. In September of 1987 she was presented an award for Outstanding Contributions to the North American Bluebird Society. She actively participated in the Brandon Naturalist Society, was one of the first to take part in local bird counts and faithfully volunteered at the Brandon Humane Society. She lived a busy independent life into her nineties, only reluctantly leaving her many pursuits, her bluebird line near the Criddle-Van historical homestead and her friends at Seniors 4 Seniors, Stitch and Chat, as her health failed. Barbara’s family would like to thank Dr. Hechler of Rosser Medical, the Home Care team from the Brandon RHA, visitors from the Westman Hospice Association and the many family and friends who helped her, in so many thoughtful ways, to stay in her home during the last two years. Having worked at Fairview Home herself, Barbara learned the significance of thoughtful care for those in their final years, and she fully appreciated the thoughtful care she received as she remained in her own home, enjoying the birds who visited her yard. Thanks are extended as well to the Activity Coordinators and to those on floor three of the Assibinboine Centre who helped make Barbara’s last four months as comfortable as possible. Special thanks are reserved for Sharon, who helped Barbara stay connected to those things she continued to find enjoyable and who remained a treasured companion to Barbara’s last day. At Barbara’s request no service will be held. Those wishing to remember Barbara may send donations to the Brandon Humane Society, Seniors 4 Seniors or a charity of their choice.
GEBAUER: Dennis Louis Gebauer passed away in Montreal on November 20, 2011. Dennis was predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Lena. Left to cherish his memory are brothers Delmar and Marvin, and sisters Faye and Fern and families. The ceremony to celebrate Dennis’s life will be held at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 320 St. Charles Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. July 7, 2012.
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