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HILDEBRANDT: The death of Walter Hildebrandt occurred suddenly on the 24th of September, 2010 at his home in Rivers, Manitoba. Walter was born in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. He was the son of the late Matilda and Archie Hildebrandt of Surrey, B.C. and Wheatland, Manitoba. Walter was a veteran of WWII, he served with the combined RECCE Group, British Second Army, Polar Division. He worked for the Department of National Defence in Cold Lake, Alberta. Walter enjoyed many sports but his favorite by far was hockey and Stompin Tom Connors' "The Hockey Song". Walter is survived by six children: Ron of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Larry of Kelowna, B.C., Glenn of Hampton, NB, Marlene of Whitehorse, YT, Danny of Edmonton, Alberta and Terri of Edmonton, Alberta and their mother Minnie Hildebrandt of Grand Centre, Alberta. Phillipine Hildebrandt of Montmarte, Saskatchewan, sister Alma and brothers: Albert, C arlie, Irvin and Leonard, all of B.C. He also leaves to mourn grandchildren: Chad, Yvette Hildebrandt, Michael, Cheryl Hildebrandt, Brandie Chetcuti, Michael Fuder, Karly, Kelsey, Lindsay Hildebrandt, Dayton Pederson, Darrell Hildebrandt; great- grandchildren: Tanner, Sydney, Daniel Bourque, Braeden, Tyler, Cole Hildebrandt, Julianne Chetcuti, Kala Hildebrandt. A Veteran's Graveside Funeral was held Friday, September 24, 2010 at Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp Legion Padre officiated. The honour guard were members of the Rivers Legion providing the Last Post Ceremony, with representation from the Rivers Police Force. A Reception was held following the Service at the Rivers Legion Hall. Many thanks from the family to all who attended, for their fine participation and the ladies of the Auxiliary for the lunch they provided. The family has requested any donations be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HARDY: Doris Eileen, age 75 years, beloved wife of Andy Hardy, mother of Don, Karen and Ken, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Brandon. In memory of Doris, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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BURGESS: The reception to celebrate the life of James Keith Burgess will be held at The Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, on Saturday October 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Ty Burgess at 604-986–3536 or email
HALL: Helen Hall (nee McMillan) passed away peacefully on September 1, 2010 with her daughter Judy by her side at Neepawa Hospital. Helen was born on December 31, 1922 in Dauphin, Manitoba. After high school she went to Normal School in Winnipeg. She taught school at Glenholm and Erickson. On May 17, 1946 she married her husband, Earle, and they had three children: Paul, Billie and Judy. After marriage, Helen was a stay-at-home mother and the children appreciated her being there for them. When her children became more independent she followed her passion for oil painting and painted until only a couple of months ago. A retirement highlight was a 3 month trip with Earle to England. She battled a weak heart all her life, cancer on numerous occasions and lost a son to cystic fibrosis but she carried on, enjoying life and her family. When Earle entered Assiniboine Centre due to emphysema in 1993 she visited him daily until the day he died, almost 7 years later. After Earle’s passing, she left Brandon to be with Judy and her growing family in Neepawa. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Earle (2000), her son Billie (1956), and her sisters Dorothy (George) and Margaret (Archie). Surviving are son Paul (Janice), daughter Judy (Brian) Elgert, and precious grandchildren Daryl (Liz) Hall and David, Vicky and Dale Elgert. Also surviving are her brother Bill (Loreen), sister-in-law Margie Hall and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held September 7, 2010 at Bethel Lutheran Church with Elgin Hall officiating. Her daughter Judy gave a memorable tribute. Interment followed in Danvers Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Cliff McArthur, Royce Quesnel, Murray Parrott, Steven Strelczik, Mervin Hall and Allan Hall. White’s Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
When I'm Gone
When I come to the end of my journeyAnd I travel my last weary mileJust forget if you can, that I ever frownedAnd remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spokenRemember some good I have doneForget that I ever had heartacheAnd remember I've had loads of fun.Forget that I've stumbled and blunderedAnd sometimes fell by the wayRemember I have fought some hard battles and won, ere the close of the day.Then forget to grieve for my goingI would not have you sad for a dayBut in summer just gather some flowersAnd remember the place where I lay.And come in the shade of eveningWhen the sun paints the sky in the westStand for a few moments beside meAnd remember only my best.
WROBLESKI: Dennis passed away on September 30, 2010 at the age of 62. He leaves behind his mother Mary, brother Donald, sister Barbara, his children Barbara and Douglas, grandson David and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral service for family and a few close friends will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at a graveside service.
HARDY: Doris, age 75 years, beloved wife of Andrew Hardy, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Funeral arrangements are pending. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
FARIS: Audrey Geraldine Faris “Gerrie" 1928 – 2010. On Tuesday October 5, 2010 we lost a loving, caring and treasured Aunt and friend. Left to forever cherish her memory are her dear friend Elizabeth (Betty) Hall, her niece Dee Cyr (Bob), her nephew Doug Wood, the "Greats"- Darrell (Susan), David, and Debbie (Glenn Gursky) Roberts, and Randy and Damien (Lori Fredette) Cyr, and the "Great greats" - Katie and Kevin Roberts, Jessica Gursky, James Pine, Noah Cyr, and Abigail Cyr. She was predeceased by her mother Mona Faris, sister Fran Wood, and niece Sharon Roberts. Audrey had a long and successful career as an educator. She taught in rural Manitoba, at CFB in Germany, at Sargent Park School, and until her retirement, at Daniel Maclntyre Collegiate. She was well liked and kept in touch with many former students and colleagues. She had a long time love of sports, excelling in softball, curling and golf. She was extremely proud of being inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame for her pitching with the CUAC Blues. The biggest love and joy in our Aunt's life was the cottage at Clear Lake where she and Betty spent many years relaxing, socializing and golfing. It brought her much happiness. A Celebration of Life to honour Audrey's memory will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of one's choice.
Great Scott!! You will be missed.
Chapel Lawn 204-885-9715.
KLUSENDORF: Donna Elizabeth Klusendorf of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late Melbourne John Klusendorf and loving mother of Jeff, Dean and Kristi, passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden Monday; October 4, 2010 at the age of 65 years.Funeral service will be held from Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba Friday; October 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. M. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will be in Reston Cemetery.Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Thursday; October 7th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden & Area Palliative Care or to WestMan Nursing Home Courtyard Fund in memory of Donna.e-mail messages of condolence or sign teh on-line Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
ANDREWS: Laurence “Bud” Andrews, beloved husband of the late Doreen Andrews, passed away peacefully at his residence, Hillcrest Place, on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 89 years. A Celebration of Bud’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bud may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, #2-37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
JORDENS: The death of Margaret Ethel Jordens occurred Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to celebrate Margaret's Life will be Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. Complete obituary will follow. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Rivers and Area Community Foundation, Box 714, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SCALE: The death of Richard Davies Scale, beloved husband of Nichola and loving father of James, Joseph and Francis, occurred tragically in the R.M. of Morton, Manitoba on October 2, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Fr. Chad McCharles will officiate. A private interment will be held at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Richard to St. Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Box 784, Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0. Complete obituary will follow.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MOORE: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 88 years, Mary Eileen Moore (nee Williams) of Glenboro, Manitoba. Mary leaves to mourn her passing her three children Marilyn (Larry) Smikles of Winnipeg, Kerry Yeo of Edmonton, Alberta, Kevin Moore of Baldur, Manitoba, five grandchildren Layne (Alastair) Fogg, Brady and Riley Smikles, Summer (Aaron) Langstraat and Jamie Yeo; one great grandchild Javon Morant; two sisters-in-law Agnes Moore of Glenboro and Grace Moore of Chilliwack, B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Albert “Ab” (1991), infant daughter Alary (1951) and by a brother Hubert (1944). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Mary’s memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Health Care Designation, Box 147, Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements 1-204-827-2480.
McLEOD: It is with great sadness that the family of Josephine Marie McLeod (nee Wegren) announces her passing on Friday, October 1, 2010. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Don in 2004. She leaves to mourn: son Don, his wife Brenda and their children Chris and Lindsay; daughter Lesley, her husband Allan Bens and their daughter Katrina; special in-laws George and Betty McLeod, and a large extended family. Jo was born November 7, 1917 on the family farm near Allan, SK to Joseph and Florence Wegren. She enjoyed a happy childhood with her brothers John, Rodney and Dale. In 1942 she joined the RCAF, rising to the rank of corporal and performing duties in the hangars and offices of the Air Force. These were her proudest years. In October 1945 she married Don, whom she met while they were both in the RCAF. Don was the centre of her world, and she supported him and his career every moment of their 58 years together. Through various moves between Saskatchewan and Manitoba she pursued homemaking zealously, making every new house a warm and welcoming environment. Her piano always moved with her, and Mom would play as often as she could. Needlework occupied her leisure moments all the days of her life; her hands were always busy. She created works of art that all the family now enjoy. In the early years, in her spare time, she bowled, golfed and curled. A very competitive person, she loved to play bridge and all kinds of other board and card games. In later years her gardens were her primary joy. She created so much beauty with her flowers in many different places. Even during her last years in retirement communities, her balcony and her rooms were bowers of potted plants. Jo undertook volunteer work, service club and church work over the years with spirit and energy. She was a long time member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, St. Andrew's congregation in Saskatoon, and First Church in Brandon, Manitoba. Mom loved her family above all and was happiest when entertaining and feeding them. Whether it was close kin, extended family or dear friends, everyone could be assured of a warm welcome and a great meal when invited to visit Jo and Don. She will be sorely missed, but we rejoice knowing she is again with Dad. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 6, 2010 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (corner of 20th St. E and Spadina Cres.) conducted by Rev. Amanda Currie. Condolences may be emailed to , arrangements are entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 306- 244-5577.
TOEWS: Eira Toews passed away at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home on October 2, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Graveside Service will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rosewood Cemetery, Brandon with Major Velma Preston officiating. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.
THOMPSON: Doreen Thompson of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Charles Thompson and mother of Grace Denis, Louise Kilborn, Richard and John Thompson, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home at the age of 83 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327– 4th Street, on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. A private family interment will take place at Neepawa Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, “Society of St. Vincent de Paul”, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon, R7A 3H1. Complete obituary information to follow.
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