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KIMBALL: In loving memory of Shirley Florine Kimball of Killarney. Shirley died on March 11, 2011 at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 86. In accordance with the family’s wishes a graveside service will be held at the Belmont Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba; 493 Madison Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 1J2.
Messages of condolence may be made online at
Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204)523-7791
BRAUN: Jacob Braun, of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at the age of 79 years, after a courageous 15 year battle with prostate cancer. Lion Jake will be proudly remembered by his family and friends for his tireless service to the Lions Club and many other volunteer organizations, as well as years spent as teacher and principal. Jake is survived by his wife, Rita, sons Terry (Debby) of Inglis, Mb., Rick (Deb) of Rapid City, daughter, Donna Braun (Brent McCallum) of Brandon, Mb., grandchildren, Dustin (Brandi), Tyarra (Jon), JJ, Ricky, Jeremy, Angela (Ian), Lindsey and Randi; great- grandchildren: Jersey, Brooklyn and Cheyenne. Jake is also survived by brothers George (Mary), of Kelowna, BC, John (Linda) of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Dick, of Calgary, Alberta, and sister, Anne (Don) Dodd, of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. from Central United Church, 327 8th St., Brandon, Manitoba. A second funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 1:00 pm from Knox United Church, Russell, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jacob J. Braun Memorial Fund, “A Living Legacy, For A Lifetime of Giving” c/o Westoba Credit Union, 562 1st St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2X1. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
GIESBRECHT: The death of Peter George Giesbrecht of Brandon University I.T. Department, occurred in the city on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Peter's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Dr. Peter Hordern will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Peter to the Brandon University Student Union Food Bank, 270-189th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
TURTON: Peacefully on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Cliff Turton passed away at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his daughter Heather; son-in-law Dean and grandsons: Jeffery and Derek Dickson and Jessie Turton. Cliff was predeceased by his daughter Lynn Turton; his parents William and Matilda; siblings Gertrude, Hazel, John, Doris, Victor, Lawrence and Wilf. Cliff was born on February 5, 1921 in Saskatchewan and moved to the Sinclair District of Manitoba in 1927. He spent the next several years working on the farm and eventually moved with his family to Rapid City in 1937. The call to war saw Cliff enlist in 1942 and after basic training, he headed overseas in 1943, first to England followed by action in France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany. Upon his return in 1945, and discharge from the army in 1946, he returned to Clear Lake where he worked for several years before moving to Brandon in 1952. Employed by Cook's Roofing and Insulation, Cliff learned the necessary tools of the trade which ultimately lead to the formation of Turton Shingling and Siding, a business which he operated until his retirement in 1985. In 1958, he married Jessie Evans and from this union they had two daughters, Lynn and Heather. His family enjoyed his passion for camping which led to many trips within Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the United States, highlighted by longer trips to both California and Florida. In winter, Cliff could be found playing or skipping on many different curling teams. The highlight of his curling career was the rare feat of scoring an eight ender and becoming a member of this exclusive club. The family wishes to acknowledge the personal attention provided by Caring Companions as well as the exceptional care that Cliff received from the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. The Ceremony to Celebrate Cliff's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cliff may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LAMINMAN: In loving memory of Lorna Marion Laminman of Deloraine, Manitoba. Lorna died on March 11, 2011 at the Deloraine Health Centre in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 71. A public graveside will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at the Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00p.m. Donations in memory of Lorna may be made to a charity of own choice. Messages of condolence may be made online at Funeral Home Ltd.(204) 747-2088
GIESBRECHT: The death of Peter George Giesbrecht of Brandon University I.T. Department, occurred in the city on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The Ceremony to Celebrate Peter's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Dr. Peter Hordern will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Peter to the Brandon University Student Union Food Bank, 270-189th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made
Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WIENS: Cameron Dale Wiens of Rivers, Manitoba passed away at the Rivers Health Centre on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the age of 50 years. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cam may be made to the Prairie Crocus Regional Library, Box 609, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WATKINS: It is with great sadness the family of Eva Mae Watkins (nee Teed) announces the passing of our dear “Gam” on March 4, 2011 at the Minnedosa Hospital with her family by her side at the age of seventy-one. Eva (now affectionately called “Gam”) was born February 20, 1940, at Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia. She was a graduate of Central Colchester High School in 1958 and Nova Scotia Normal College in 1959. Eva spent the next several years teaching in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Eva was united in marriage to Gerald of Summerford, Newfoundland at Lower Onslow United Church, Nova Scotia on July 27, 1963. After living in Ontario for a number of years, they moved to The Pas, Manitoba in 1973. When Gerald retired in 1995 and Deborah’s children were older they decided to move to Newdale, Manitoba in 2002 to be closer to their younger grandchildren in Newdale and Brandon. Eva leaves behind her husband, Gerald and three daughters: Deborah Calvert (Ricky) in The Pas, Manitoba, granddaughter Kaila (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and grandson Andrew (Pincourt, Quebec), Cindy Dalke (Shannon), granddaughter Melanie and grandson Tyler in Newdale, Manitoba and Joanne Watkins (Mike Brown) and grandsons Keegan and Steven in Brandon, Manitoba. Eva also leaves behind a stepson, Danny Keats (Joy) in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, granddaughter Kristie Hurley (Cory), great granddaughters Danielle and Lauren in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and grandson Kenneth Keats (Nadine) and great grandson Lucas in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Mourning Eva’s passing are sisters Barbara Clarke, Truro, Nova Scotia, Jennie Marshall, Edmonton, Alberta and brother Douglas (Marie) Teed, Peterborough, Ontario and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Eva was predeceased by her parents, Lucy and Willard Teed and brother-in-law, Darrell Clarke. To say that Eva (Gam) had health concerns would be an understatement. Gam developed rheumatoid arthritis in her mid forties that forced her to stop playing baseball which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her arthritis was quite severe and prevented her from doing many of the things she loved – her music being one of the things she missed the most. Gam loved her music and played the harmonica, juice harp and her steel guitar when she was able to. But although she couldn’t play anything herself anymore you would frequently walk in to find her listening to her many types of music. She would spend hours in her “studio” making tapes for her and Pa to listen to. A treasured memory for Gam and her girls was when they all went on a “girls night out” to the Johnny Reid concert together in October. Gam had a love of knowledge as well and would spend hours working on things for her children, grandchildren and their friends. Gam’s used her teaching background to the fullest by tutoring many children throughout the years. Gam’s children, grandchildren and many others benefited from her patience and her love for teaching. Gam’s greatest love was her husband of forty-seven years, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family which she treasured. She would have gone through anything to be blessed with more time to share with them. Everyone who knew Gam recognized her amazing will to live. Even when confronted with cancer for the third time and was asked about chemotherapy her answer was…”Yes, when can I start?” Gam’s first challenge with cancer was in 1997 and since that time our family has “cherished” each and every time that we could be together as a family! Eva (Gam) was a loving and caring person and would do anything for anyone! She and her smile will be dearly missed by many. The family sends a very special thanks to all the Home Care Staff for their care and support shown to Gam and the family over the years. We also send special thanks to all the staff at the Minnedosa Hospital for their care and compassion. We would like to express our gratitude to the Minnedosa Funeral Service for helping us through this difficult time. A funeral service was held on March 9th, 2011 at the Newdale United Church with Tim Crouch officiating.
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. He put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”. So when we saw you sleeping, so peacefully, free from pain, we could not wish you back to suffer that again. So keep your arms around her Lord. And give her special care. Make up for all she suffered and all that seemed unfair.
If friends so wish, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Arthritis Society or the Newdale United Church. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements. (204) 867-3868.
SKARDAL: Ethel Frances Skardal. Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Monday March 7, 2011 at the age of 91 years, Ethel Frances Skardal (nee Joelson) of Baldur, formerly of Winnipeg, Carberry and Glenboro. Ethel leaves to mourn her passing her son Ray and wife Diana of Winnipeg, grandchildren Raymond and Riley (Dawn), great grandchildren Rylee, Rae and Ryan, sister Anne Biles of Glenboro as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Frank (1981), parents Fredbjorn “Fred” & Gudny Joelson, brothers Vilhelm “Bill”, Sigurdur “Siggie”, Irwin, Herman and Norman and by her sister Alice Sveinson-Jones. A Celebration of Ethel’s life will be held on Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Baldur, Manitoba, with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Ethel’s memory to the Baldur Personal Care Home, Box 128 Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
TURTON: The death of Clifford A. Turton of Brandon occurred Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon.
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Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
NIELSEN: Our Dad, Stanley William "Stan" Nielsen passed away on February 20, 2011 at Brandon General Hospital with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life was held at Rivers United Church on February 25th. Minister and friend Glenna Beauchamp officiated. His grandson Steven Kent was the urn bearer. Stanley William Nielsen was born in 1923 at Minnedosa. In 1944, he married Ila Shuttleworth who predeceased him in 2000. Dad and Mom began their life together and their family on a farm near Pettapiece. Dad worked for Brandon Packers and Harvath Construction until he and Lloyd Leech started their own construction company which continued for 25 years. Dad retired in 1985. Stan was a smooth dancer, whether he was square-dancing with mom or doing a slow dance with his daughters. He had almost infinite patience with his children. We remember our dad whose love of animals let us have many different pets like dogs, cats, skunks, cows, rabbits, turkeys and mice. Stan was a carpenter who helped build many houses in Rivers and the prankster who used to send unsuspecting people to the lumber yard to get a sky hook or a board stretcher. He was a fisherman who once caught a sea gull and spent a long time getting it un-caught! We remember the neighbor who was a regular at the coffee shop and the golfer who played his own particular version of golf called "Clousting the Balls". Dad just hung his golf clubs last summer after averaging 150 rounds. We remember our dad who passes his love of this game onto his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We honor and give thanks for the farmer, carpenter, fisherman, animal lover, dancer, guitar and banjo player, curler, golfer, athlete, coach, card player, story and joke teller. Stan was a man who loved family gatherings and was often accompanied by a dear friend Joan. The humorous ways they joked back and forth led to many more laughs around the table. We give thanks to: our father who taught us to always be there for others, to our grandpa, great-grandpa and great-great-grandpa who was always interested in our activities and who was always proud of our achievements. He will always be remembered by his children: Garry (Betty) Nielsen, Darlene (Terry) Berreth, Lois Turner, Patti (Jim) Kent, 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Joyce Campbell, brother-in-law Ed Shuttleworth and sister-in-law Mary Nielsen. Stan was also predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Christense, brother Vic, sisters Freda and Paula, daughter Betty, son-in-law John, great granddaughter Jessica. Memorial donations may be made to community charities or a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KOROSCIL: David Leslie Koroscil of Brandon, beloved husband of Mona and dear father of Jessica (Margaret), Micheal (Kyla), Levi and Anthony, Dido to Aavril and Adelaide, passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital, Pallative Care Unit, in Winnipeg on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Prayers will be held for Les at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Les may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MARSDEN: Sadly the family announces the passing of Eileen Mary Marsden (née Bates) at Fairview Home, on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the age of 97 years. She was born at Deloraine, Manitoba on September 12, 1913 the eldest child and only daughter of William Bates and Ellen Jane Bates (née Snodgrass), Irish immigrants. She spent her early years in Deloraine. Eileen’s family returned to their home in Ireland for a short time and then resettled in the Kenville area, where she graduated from high school. She received a teaching certificate at the Normal School in Dauphin in 1932, and then taught in the Goodlands area. She married Philip (Tom) Marsden on August 4, 1941. They lived and farmed on the Grand Valley Road. After Tom’s death in 1992, Eileen continued to live on the farm, until 2007 when she moved to Fairview. She loved her little house in the valley and was very sad to leave it, and her good neighbours in the district. She lived an active and productive life. She worked hard on the farm alongside Tom, always having a big garden and many chickens. She took time to be involved in her community as a leader in the Poplar Hill 4-H Club, and a member of the Zion United Church ladies group. She was also a member of St. Matthews Cathedral. Eileen enjoyed playing cards with friends and neighbours and in later years with a group at the Central Community Centre. She enjoyed sports and was a good athlete. In her early years she played ball, and later was involved in curling and golf. She was an avid and competitive curler for many years. Over the years she won honours in bonspiels and competitions. A highlight of her curling career occurred in 1985, when she was on the winning rink at the Golden Gals Provincial Championship. After she “hung up her broom” she remained active in the Golden Gals Association. She enjoyed golfing with friends, and Eileen was a part of the 9 hole league at the Recreation Centre until she was ninety years old. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Tom; parents William Bates and Ellen Jane Bates; her brothers William Bates and John Bates; sisters-in-law Lisa Bates and Marie Bates. She is survived and fondly remembered by her two children; John Marsden of Victoria, BC and Judy Taylor of Neepawa; grandchildren Rob Taylor (Tania) of Abbotsford, BC, Jennifer Taylor (Locky Miller) of Winnipeg; and great grandchildren Jack and Abby Taylor and Jordan Miller. Also surviving is her youngest brother Gordon(Jeanne) Bates from Brighton, ON; their daughters Deborah of Newman,Toronto, ON and Francine Bates(Steve McNemeny) of Claremont, Ontario and their families; nieces Denise Town(David Will) of Lacombe, AB, Maureen(Morris) Mymko of Thunder Bay, ON, Marsha (Murray)McLeod of Brandon, Noreen Noble of Victoria, BC; nephews Doug(Val) Bates of Blind Bay, B.C., Barry Bates of St. Albert, Alberta and their families. There are also several cousins and their families who have special memories of times spent with Eileen. The funeral service and celebration of Eileen’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday March 11, 2011 with Rev. Chad McCharles from St. James Anglican Church in Neepawa officiating. Lunch followed at the St. Matthew’s Cathedral Hall. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Campbell Macpherson, Steve Andreychuk, Murray Sangster, Lawrence Kelly, Matthew McLeod and John McLeod. The family would like to recognize and thank Dr. Mary Egan and the staff at Fairview Home for their care and support. Memorial Donations may be made to Fairview Fund, 1352-13thStreet, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
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GRUBB: James “Harry” Grubb passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. He was 67. Born in Leamington, Ontario on 25 February 1943, Harry had resided in Brandon for almost 40 years. The son of a fisherman, his childhood was spent on Lake Erie in Point Pellee, Ontario. After graduating high school in Leamington, he started his career working for the Metropolitan Stores. During this period, he rose to the position of store manager while working throughout Ontario and Western Canada. Establishing roots in Brandon, he was once the owner of Brandon Upholstery and then worked at Inventronics for over 25 years until his retirement in October 2009. Harry was a true outdoorsman and family man. During the winter months, he would be riding his snowmobile or out ice-fishing. Summers were spent camping in the Turtle Mountain area and of course fall was “hunting season”. He was a man of few words but valued friendship, and the people that he loved. James Harry Grubb is survived by his beloved partner, Jocelyne Trembley, his daughter Sandi and her husband Rob; his son Stacy and his wife Alana; his step-son Darren and his wife Tracey; his step-daughter Melissa and her husband Jason; his grandchildren, Emily, Abby, Riley, Jacob, Jackson, Kyra and Ellie. He is also survived by his brother Chester and Mae; his sister Marilyn and Michael; his sister Janet and Randy; his brother Richard and Donna; his brother Ken and Rose; and all of his extended family. He was predeceased by his wife Lois; his father and mother, Riel and Evelyn and his daughter, Sharon. A Celebration of Harry’s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on February 23, 2011. Donations in memory of Harry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western MB Cancer Care Project," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. The family would like to thank everyone for their support and well-wishes during this very difficult time. James Harry Grubb is gone but he will never be forgotten. God Bless.
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FLEMINGTON: Garnet Alvin Flemington. After a very brief fight with cancer, Garnet Alvin Flemington passed peacefully into the arms of his loving Saviour on Wednesday evening, March 9th, 2011. He leaves to cherish his wonderful wife, Marian Rose (Cookshaw), children Heather Bage (Tony), Colin Flemington (Kerry), Karla Douglas (Shawn), ten deeply loved grandchildren, brother Kevin Miller, sisters Karen Branson and Terry Miller. Garnet was born on July 31st, 1945 in Maryfield, Saskatchewan to Vivian Beryle Flemington. He was raised on his grandparents farm, where he first discovered the joys of tinkering. Whether it was fixing old cars, rigging up a washing machine motor to a bicycle, or his accomplishments as a carpenter, Garnet never backed down from trying something new. And whatever he did, he did it well and with the intent that his workmanship would stand the test of time. Garnet met the love of his life, Marian, in the fall of 1971, and the rest is history. Three children and ten grandchildren later, Garnet and Marian were able to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on March 4th. Garnet loved his family deeply and showed that love by passing on his zest for life to his children and grandchildren. He loved to tinker with Colin, sing with Karla, joke with Heather, and get down and play with his grandkids. Garnet was also a gifted musician; there was nothing quite so lovely as Garn on his guitar, singing old standards or favourite hymns. Garnet accepted Christ as his Saviour in the winter of 1984. Although Garnet wasn’t a man who delved deeply into theological discussions, his faith was wonderfully simple and refreshing. As such, his faith had a deep impact on his family and those who came to know him. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
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