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MANSFIELD: It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of William Bill Mansfield, which occurred on March 27th in Donna, Texas. Bill was born in Brandon, MB on November 4, 1946 and was raised on the family farm, along with his sister, Nadean Ramsey, by his father Frederick, and his mother Genevieve Gene. Earlier in life Bill married Eva Blaine and had a son Billy. In 1975 Bill was happily remarried to Pat Young of Brandon, and continued his diverse work life at Forrest, while raising their daughters, Shelly and Theresa. Bill enjoyed camping, playing music and socializing with family and friends, at home and in Donna, TX. His most recent passion was his involvement with The Amigos, an organization that helps children in Mexico. Bill and Pat made many trips in their RV, and enjoyed meeting new friends no matter where they went. Bill is remembered by a family who loved him dearly: his wife Pat, his son Billy (Candy) Croy of Brandon, MB., his daughters Shelly (Paul) Corbiere of Vermilion, AB., and Theresa of Flin Flon, MB., his grandchildren, Courtney, Ashley, Clay, Avery, Mary-Ann and Johnathon. Bills passing is also mourned by his father Fred, his sister Nadean, many in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends. Bill was predeceased by his mother Genevieve, one sibling, one child, step-mother Eudora Mansfield, brother- in-law Lyle Ramsey and nephew Dean Ramsey. A celebration of Bills life will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Central Community Center, 529- 4th Street, Brandon, MB. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Bill Mansfields memory.
KENNEDY: James Jim Wilson Kennedy of Pierson, Manitoba, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the age of 88. Jim is survived by his wife Marion of Pierson; three daughters: Doreen (Chuck) Lund of Dauphin, Lori (Ken) Blyth of Edmonton, and Jodi Kennedy of Pierson; granddaughter Erin Lund of Winnipeg and grandson Jeremy Lund of Edmonton; sister Annie Nero of Winnipeg; brother Cecil (Vivian) Kennedy of Bassano, Alberta; two sisters-in-law: Ruth (Orest) Harris of Winnipeg and Mayne Doak of Brandon; two brothers-in-law: Norman (Yvonne) Mitchell of Winnipeg and Jack (Eileen) Mitchell of Cupar, Saskatchewan; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James and Agnes (Ayre) Kennedy; four brothers-in-law: Ray Nero, Ken Doak, Bill (Jean) Mitchell, and Rae (Gloria) Mitchell. A funeral service held at a later date. Donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the CNIB 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 3M3. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
HUTLET: CORRECTION Guy Gaetan Wilfrid Joseph Hutlet of Killarney/Cypress River passed away on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico at the age of 81 years. Guy will be missed by his step-family Brian Drader of Winnipeg, MB, Nancy Heide, Karen, John, and Mac of Killarney, MB; Diane (Andrew) Saramaga of Hazelridge, MB; Blair (Susan), Thomas and Amelia Drader of Esterhazy, and Holly (Alan), Victoria and Madison Mitchell. The family apologizes for this error and any undue stress it may have caused. Jamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro-Holland were in care of arrangements.
HARROWEN: Nancy Isabel Harrowen, beloved wife of the late George Harrowen and mother to Marsha Giles, Donna Harrowen and Vicky Deprez, passed away in her 90th year at Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 7th. A private family service will be held. Complete obituary information to follow.
FLEMING: Gladys May Fleming (Barefoot) passed away on April 6, 2012 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney with family at her side. Mom was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) in 2000, her sister Marguerite Wedlake in 2003 and son-in-law Alex Willim in 2010. She is survived by her children: Marjorie (Jim) Hawkins of Milton, Ontario, Robert (Bert) and Roberta (Bobbie) Fleming of Brandon, Louise (Jack) Pinkerton of Killarney, Cheryl Willim of Winnipeg; six grandchildren: Jason (Katrina) Fleming, Clint (Nicole) Fleming, Twyla (Rusty) Ayoungman, Nikki (Scott) McMillan, Christy (John) Cherwinski, Steven (Nicole) Willim;seven great grandchildren: Fiona, Kieran and Rosheen Fleming, Elizabeth and Gabrielle Ayoungman, Samantha and Carly Fleming; brothers-in-law Frank Wedlake and John Fleming; plus numerous nieces & nephews. Mom was born on the family farm at Croll on January 7, 1921 to Edgar & Nellie Barefoot. She attended elementary school at Croll and high school in Boissevain. In 1942 she started work as a telephone operator for the Manitoba Telephone System. She was Chief Operator in 1944 when she married Bob Fleming. Mom & Dad farmed in the Minto area until 1957 when they moved to Boissevain where they farmed until they retired to Killarney in 1991. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews were the highlight of her life and she loved to celebrate the special events in their lives. She was so happy to see and hold her most recent great granddaughter, Carly, born March 20, 2012. She had a wall of family pictures at her apartment some of which were transferred to her hospital room where she could see her babies everyday. To Mom, family was all important and she loved family gatherings, both large and small, throughout their married life. For many years the family would gather at the farm in Boissevain on the August long weekend and later this tradition continued at Bert & Bobbies in Brandon. Two events she really enjoyed were their 50th wedding anniversary party in 1994 and her 90th birthday celebration in 2011. The memory of these two events were revisited many times with family and friends. Mom loved to bake, with her bread, buns and cookies always being family favorites. One of Moms special gifts was her enjoyment of children, be it baking cookies, doing crafts or just playing with them. She also enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, a passion she continued at her apartment in Killarney, maintaining outdoor flower beds and a front window full of plants. The Thursday Adult Day Program provided her with many enjoyable outings. At age 80, she accepted a new challenge, the Hospital Auxiliary. Mom was always active in the church, most recently in the Killarney United Church, the UCW and the Tuesday Bible study group. Her faith guided her life and kept her strong. She always thought of others before herself, looked at life with a positive attitude and made the best of every situation. She lived a long and happy life which she shared with family and friends. She will be greatly missed and will be forever kept in our hearts. Funeral services will be held at the Killarney United Church on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1:30pm with internment at Minto Cemetery at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities; 825 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5 or Killarney United Church; Killarney, Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
KRUK: Wilma Eleanor, 81 years, beloved wife of William Kruk, mother of Shirley, Bill, Jean and John, died in the Souris Health Centre on Monday, April 2, 2012. Prayer service will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Marys Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Wilma, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre, c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KABAN: Adolph Edward Kaban, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 6th, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Edward was born on May 21st, 1940 in Rossburn, Manitoba. He attended Glen Elmo Country School until grade 8, then went on to study mechanics at Manitoba Technical Institute in Winnipeg. Upon his return, he joined his dad on the farm. He worked with horses and tractors in his early years. At age16, Posarino Construction of Grandview gave him the opportunity to run a crawler to clear the land. After seeing his abilities, contractor Patricia Transportation gave him a two-way ticket to run crawlers at Kelsy Hydro Power Dam. The train ride ended in Thompson which, back then was only a one room shack, and then an 80 mile ride by Bombadier to site. Here he learned to weld from a company mechanic, work ended when ice started to break on Nelson River. He ran Mixed Farm for forty years in partnership with his father, Matt and brother, Eugene. He ran a crawler for John Tisnohuz clearing land. He designed and built his own equipment for farm and shop to make life easier. He retired to Brandon in 2001. Edward enjoyed fishing, taking one-day trips to the countryside to relax and to hunt. At retirement, he felt he had achieved everything he wanted related to farming. His last project in retirement was building a miniature four wheel drive from two garden tractors. Edward is survived by his brother Eugene Kaban, brother-in-law Ernest Charney, nephews Marvin Brian (Dianne) Charney and Terry Dale Charney, as well as numerous cousins. Edward was pre-deceased by his parents Dmytro and Hannah (Kostuk) Kaban, sister Elsie (Lil) Charney, brothers Walter and Joseph Kaban, grandparents Wasyl and Martha (Pushka) Kaban and Hnat and Irene (Deydey) Kostuk. A memorial service to honour Edwards life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
JAMES Jim Wilson Kennedy of Pierson, Manitoba, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the age of 88. Jim is survived by his wife Marion of Pierson; three daughters: Doreen (Chuck) Lund of Dauphin, Lori (Ken) Blyth of Edmonton, and Jodi Kennedy of Pierson; granddaughter Erin Lund of Winnipeg and grandson Jeremy Lund of Edmonton; sister Annie Nero of Winnipeg; brother Cecil (Vivian) Kennedy of Bassano, Alberta; two sisters-in-law: Ruth (Orest) Harris of Winnipeg and Mayne Doak of Brandon; two brothers-in-law: Norman (Yvonne) Mitchell of Winnipeg and Jack (Eileen) Mitchell of Cupar, Saskatchewan; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents James and Agnes (Ayre) Kennedy; four brothers-in-law: Ray Nero, Ken Doak, Bill (Jean) Mitchell, and Rae (Gloria) Mitchell. A funeral service held at a later date. Donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the CNIB 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 3M3. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
TROPIN: Rozalia (Rose) Tropin, who called Brandon home for 59 years and who lived in Yorkton for the past six years, died suddenly but peacefully on March 31, 2012 at 84 years of age. Rose was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Rose was born in Krakow, Poland to Mathew and Agnes Pluta and grew up on the family farm with her siblings Stanley, Nelly and Teresa before the Second World War set her on the path to Canada and into the loving arms of her husband, Alexsander. Rose was a resilient person and her wartime journey included a period of forced labour in Germany and at 15 years old being separated from her family. Rose stayed on in Germany as a free labourer before immigrating to Brandon in 1948. Rose worked first as a housekeeper followed by 35 years as a nurse's aide at Brandon Mental Health Centre. Rose met Alexsander Tropin at the Palladium, the social gathering place of the day, where she also met many of her lifelong friends. Rose and Alexsander married in 1950 and they had one child, John. Alexsander and Rose were inseparable until his death in 1985. Their son, John, married Sharon and the "Bullee bunch" became their extended family. Rose loved cats and her garden. She loved a good laugh and her many dear friends. Rose has three grandchildren Adam, Philip (Lea), and Ann (Tyler) who, with their parents, loved eating her delicious perogies, loved teasing and being teased by Grandma Rose and who will miss her forever. Her funeral was held April 4, 2012 in Brandon at St. Augustine's Church with interment at Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to thank those who have shared their sympathy and memories of Rose, and thank Father James Ahaneku and the staff of Brockie Donovan for helping to celebrate the life of Rose.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
SAMBROOK: With great sadness we announce the passing of Howard E. Sambrook, peacefully, with family at his side, on March 30th at BRHC. Howard was born on Dec. 29, 1928 in Milestone, Saskatchewan and was raised, along with two brothers and two sisters, on the family farm, by his father, Tom, and mother, Margaret. Howard married Doreen Atkinson of Medora in 1953, and after farming at Milestone for three years, they moved to Medora where they raised their only daughter, Colleen. Howard and Doreen farmed together until her passing in 1990. As well as grain farming, Howard worked for Manitoba Crop Insurance for many years, was a car salesman with Tweeds of Medora, and helped Doreen drive a school van. During his years on the farm he also served on many boards, sang bass in the Medora United Church choir, and was a member of the Southwest Mens Choir. He and Doreen enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, and socializing with family and friends, at home and at Sharpe Lake. In 1992, Howard was fortunate to find happiness again as he married Doreen Wheeler. They spent the past twenty years as golfers, spectators at many sporting events, Wheat Kings season ticket holders, and until last year, enjoyed the spring, summer, and fall at the cottage on Brandosa Beach. Howard and Doreen made many trips around the countryside as they enthusiastically supported their grandchildren in all of their athletic pursuits. Howard enjoyed nothing more than a good visit with family and friends, and because he had met many people during his working life, no matter where he went, he always had someone to visit with. Howard has left behind a family who loved him dearly: his wife, Doreen of Brandon, daughter Colleen Adams and son-in-law, Rob Adams of Boissevain, two grandchildren- Kirby Stone and her husband Dustin of Wawanesa, Tanner Adams and his partner Alaina Cook of Boissevain. Howards passing is also mourned by Doreens children and grandchildren who have embraced him as part of their family for the last twenty years: Murray and Donna Smith of Brandon and their family, Greg and Kim Smith and family of Winnipeg, Nancy Lintott of Brandon and her family, Jim and Betty Wheeler of Barrie, Ontario and their family, Rick and Wendy Wheeler and family of Winnipeg, and Patti Ilott and family of Winnipeg. Howard is also lovingly remembered by his brother, Bob and sister-in-law Eunice of Milestone, Sask., sisters Dorothy Howse of Pangman, Sask. and Edith Schultz of Milestone, sister-in-law Doris Sambrook of Pangman, Sask., sister-in-law Freda Davidson and her husband, Ken of Carberry, sister-in-law Trudy Wells of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his wife, Doreen, parents Tom and Margaret, step-son Gary Smith, his brother Tom, brothers-in-law Knute Tingvold, Wilmar Schultz, and John Howse. A graveside service, conducted by Rev. Allan Gairns, was held at the Medora Cemetery on April 4th with Smiths Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Urn bearers were grandchildren Tanner Adams and Kirby Stone. Donations in Howards memory may be made to the Medora Cemetery Fund, Medora, Manitoba, R0M 1K0.
He was a good man (Emerson Drive) I want be the oneWhen all is said and doneWho lived a good life, loved a good wife,and always helped someone in troubleOn the day they lay me downWant everyone to gather roundAnd say, He was a father, brother,neighbor and a friendHe was a good manSmith Funeral Home 747-2088. www.wheatlandfs.com
SCLATER: The death of Mary Marjorie Sclater of Rivers, widow of the late Ab Sclater and dear mother to Tom, Aeleen and the late Ron Sclater, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 2, 2012. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Rivers United Church on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A private family graveside service will follow at the Pettapiece cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mary to the Rivers United Church, P.O. Box 444, Rivers, MB R0K1X0 or to the Manitoba 4-H Endowment Fund Foundation, c/o Dawn Krinke, 1129 Queens Crescent, Brandon, MB, R7A 1L9 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TEETAERT: Jeanne, 85 years, beloved wife of the late Amiel Teetaert, mother of Walter and the late Laura, died in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jeans Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Jeanne, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care c/o ARHA Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Kowalchuks Funeral Home Souris, in care of arrangements.Expression of sympathy may be made at email@example.com.
RONDEAU: Irene Lillian Rondeau, age 76, beloved wife of Danny Rondeau, died April 3. 2012, at her residence, Killarney, Manitoba. Mass on Saturday, April 14, 2012, St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church, Dunrea, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment St. Felix Cemetery, Dunrea, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the St. Felix de Valois Catholic Church; Dunrea, Manitoba R0K 0S0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comKillarney & Boisevain Funeral Home Ltd. 204-523-7791. www.wheatlandfs.com
POCHYNOK: Peter Paul of Brandon passed away suddenly on March 31st, 2012 at the age of 67 years. He was born November 20, 1944 in Brandon. Peter attended David Livingston School and completed his studies at Composite High, where he met his sweetheart of 45 years. He held various jobs before beginning work with Pearson Construction, and was an integral part in the building of the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in 1967. Two years later, he started his career as Stage Manager at that same venue. This position gave him the opportunity to become an important part of the Performing Arts community. In 1986, he also assumed the position of General Manager at the WMCA, which he held until his retirement in 2009. During this time, Peter also served on the Board of the Brandon Dance Ensemble for 12 years. Peter enjoyed a variety of hobbies including carpentry, gardening, cooking and crosswords. His most memorable times were spent with family and friends at the cottage. Peter is survived by his loving wife Carol, his only daughter Kathy, son in law Dave, and cherished granddaughter Kellie. He leaves his sister Polly (Bob) Fleming, nieces Barbie, Debbie and families, sister in law Adella Pochynok and nephew Mark. Peter also leaves his mother in law Kathleen Hominick, sisters in law Lynda (George) Sutherland, Barbara (Don) Stewart, niece Karrie Sutherland, and nephews Rory and Keel Stewart. Peter is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Susan Pochynok, brother Mike Pochynok and father in law Nick Hominick. Funeral service for Peter will be held Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, 205 20th Street, Brandon. Following a private graveside ceremony, friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon in the Grand Salon of the WMCA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7.
Khrystos VoskresMessages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PETER and Myrtle Nadler A Celebration of Their LivesA memorial celebration will be held to honor the lives of Peter and Myrtle Nadler on April 14, 2012 in Brandon, Manitoba. A funeral mass for Myrtle will begin at 1:00 p.m. in St. Augustine's Church, followed by the interment for both Myrtle and Peter at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery. A reception and luncheon will take place at St. Augustine's Parish. Family and friends are welcome to attend.