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SCOTT/OAKDEN: It is with sadness the family announces that Mabel Harriett Scott/Oakden passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on May 20, 2017 at the age of 96. Mom was born January 25, 1921 in Boissevain, Manitoba to Frederick and Julia Rose Brown. She was the youngest of a family of nine children. Mom graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital as a registered nurse in 1943. She was the only person in her family to receive any formal education beyond high school and was always proud of her nursing career. Mom worked at Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg after graduation and later in Boissevain Hospital. Mom married Charles Oakden on July 21, 1945 and together they had three children; Murray in 1946, Maxine in 1947 and Richard in 1951. Mom and Dad moved back to Boissevain in 1947 where Mum worked as a casual nurse at Boissevain Hospital and Dad partnered in a meat market. In 1961 Mum and Dad took ownership of People’s Food Market and operated as a family business until 1965. In 1966 Mom took the position of Matron of Westview Lodge where she always enjoyed working with the elderly. Throughout the years Mom took great pleasure and interest in her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Playing bridge and crib were favorite pastimes which she enjoyed into her nineties. Charlie passed away in 1982 and for a period of time Mom lived on her own. In 1992 Mom married Doug Scott and they enjoyed eleven years together. Doug’s children became like her own and there are many memories for all of us. From the time she was a child, Mom’s church and her faith were an important part of her life. We all appreciated Mom’s keen sense of humour, which she had all of her life. She will be greatly missed by all of us. She is survived by Murray and Diane Oakden, Maxine Patton and fiancé Lynn Flewitt, Rick and Sharon Oakden, Keith and Shirley Scott, Clifford and Loretta Scott, six grandchildren and their families and five step-grandchildren and their families. The family wish to thank the excellent staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their care and compassion. A Celebration of Life was held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Boissevain on May 30, 2017 with inurnment in Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mabel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care unit in Boissevain Hospital.
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PURVIS: It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Jack Purvis on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at Kelowna General Hospital. Jack fought bravely, but ultimately succumbed to his battle with COPD and CHD. Jack was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. Over the years he would often reminisce about his Brandon paper route, (through deep snow and 40 below temperatures!) He spent the Summer's of his youth at Clear Lake, a place he always loved and where he ran the local roller rink. Jack graduated from the University of Brandon. One day, at the christening of his niece, Marilyn, he met a young nurse named Enid, the student nurse that delivered his niece. He didn’t know it that day that, but she would eventually become the love of this life! Jack and Enid were married in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1956. Jack began his mining career with HBM&S in Flin Flon, Manitoba, moving to the company's Head Office in Winnipeg during the 1950's, and eventually settling his family in Toronto after opening the Toronto Branch in the 1960's. He enjoyed many years of traveling with Enid, Dee and John. They explored Canada coast-to-coast, and parts of Europe during the 1970's. The family trips made for beautiful and lasting memories. Happily married to his loving wife Enid for 60 years, Jack retired as the Vice President of Sales for HBM&S after 35 successful years with the firm. Jack traveled extensively during his career, establishing and maintaining critical relationships within the global mining community for his employer. Jack's was an avid golfer and President of the Donalda Golf and County Club in Toronto .After retirement, Jack and Enid relocated to Kelowna, BC. where he enjoyed golfing at the Bear and Pheasant C.C. The past several years also included playing bridge, attending the symphony, and reading his favorite books. Throughout the years Jack and Enid have hosted many festive gatherings of family and friends to celebrate birthdays, and anniversaries. Jack loved these parties, especially being surrounded by the people he loved. Jack is survived by his wife Enid, (nee Archer), and children Deidre, John, and John's wife Nadia, as well as his four grandchildren; Ryan and Sean Gray, Adam and Dana Purvis. He is also survived by his nieces Marilyn, Carol and Sara, and nephew Paul, as well as Jack's sister-in-law Bobby, and her husband Ted. A kind and loving husband and father, Jack never failed to lend his support to assist a family member or friend in need. The example he set for us will never be forgotten. The love he shared with his family and friends is only outweighed by the loving memories we will all carry with us, forever. You're a wonderful person Jack Purvis and you will be dearly missed by all who knew you. In lieu of flowers we encourage you to please make a donation in Jack's memory to the charity of your choice. A memorial service celebrating Jack's life will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 4:00 PM, Springfield Funeral Home 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
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KOWBEL: Michael Kowbel passed away peacefully at his home near Forrest, MB on Monday, June 19, 2017. Michael was born on August 21, 1933 on the farm in Oak Lake, MB to Nicholas and Anna Kowbel. He was the second born of six siblings. Michael was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Anna; sisters Julie and Jean; and grandson Benjamin Michael Finder. Michael was survived by his brother Danny (Pat); his sisters Mary and Cathy; mother of his children Judy Martinook; children Rebecca (Carlos), Melissa (Nikolaj), Christopher, Vanessa, Nathan (Kate); grandchildren Lily, Rosabella, Estelle, Gabriel, and Shelby; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Michael spent the first few years of his life on the Oak Lake farm. He attended Hagyard School, before moving to the current family farm in 1943. He then attended the original Glanton School where he completed grade eight. After finishing school he worked on the family farm with his father. Through his farming career, he attended courses at Brandon Agricultural School; and he completed the Chicago Vocational course in Edmonton on farm machinery. He returned to Manitoba to pursue farming which was the center of his life. Michael loved to travel and explore Canada and the central United States. He would often reminisce about his time spent during his early adult life in the USA on many different livestock tours. He would comment regularly on his “weakness for the southwest.” This love for cattle and farming kept him very busy with his father and brother for many years. He loved operating farm equipment as well as doing many seasonal activities. It was very common to find him in the farm’s machine shop repairing a broken part or creating his next invention. He was also an active member with the Knights of Columbus; participated in the Ukrainian Reading Hall Men’s Club; and regularly attended Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish. With his close friends he enjoyed various social activities such as curling, bowling, golfing, tennis, and being out in nature. The upmost important and closest thing to Michael was spending precious moments with his children. He ensured that he instilled values in his family through the lessons that he taught in his own unique way, which will always be remembered. A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held, today, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church, 927 Assiniboine Ave., at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada, P.O. Box 1005, 7-B Pleasant Blvd., Toronto, ON, M4T 1K2.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.comVichnaya Pam’yat Eternal Memory.
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McEWEN: Edward Charles. On Thursday, November 24, 2016 Edward McEwen of Winnipeg, MB passed away suddenly at the Health Science Centre at the age of 64. Edward is survived by his beloved 14 year old cocker spaniel Brewer; children Michael (Dawn) McEwen, Winnipeg, MB, and their daughter Vienna; Andrea (Terry Goebel) McEwen, Carlyle, SK; brother Keith (Susan) McEwen, and their children Lisa, Bonnie and Jim; sister Heather McEwen, and her sons Garth and Charlie. Edward was predeceased by his father Charles Henry McEwen and mother Joyce Alexandra Young. Born October 28, 1952, Edward grew up in Virden, MB. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and had a deep passion for curling and coaching, highlighted by coaching his son’s Brandon University team to a Gold Medal at the 2003 Winter Universiades in Tarvisio, Italy. A private family memorial service will be held in Virden, MB.
May the waters always be plentiful, “Gone Fishing”
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Celebration of LifeDr. James (Jimmy) ParrottSept. 15, 1942 – Oct. 4, 2016
The Parrott Family would like to invite you to join us in a Celebration of Life for Jim on July 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Hall in Oak Lake. Jimmy was raised and educated in Oak Lake before starting on his life in the medical field where he touched the lives of many a friend and stranger alike. Jim was predeceased by his father, Glenn Parrott in 1948, his Uncle Jack Story in 1953, his mother Clara in 1976. He will be missed by his wife Theresa, step family Lisa and Terry and two grandsons Caleb and Levi. Also, his sons Crawford (Tracey) and Marshall, grandsons Jesse and Cody, and his sister, Arleen McLean. We would like to invite you to come forward and speak about your encounters with Jim, funny or otherwise.
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FLANAGAN: Iola. We are saddened to announce the death of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sarah Iola Flanagan at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 102. Iola was born on May 11, 1915 to Sarah and William Harrison in Graysville, Manitoba. She attended Graysville School, graduating at a very young age. As a young girl growing up in the rural community, Iola thrived in her involvement with CGIT, debating club, acting, 4H and Young People's Union. In 1937, she married Clarence Landles of Roseisle where they farmed and raised three daughters, Gail, Marilyn and Diane. In 1955, the family moved to Elgin, Manitoba where they continued farming until 1976, and retired to Brandon at that time. They continued travelling to their winter home in Mesa, Arizona until Dad's death in 1984. Mum continued to winter in Arizona until 1994. Mum met Claude Flanagan while on vacation in the British Isles and they were married in 1988. Mum was always very involved in community activities and organizations in Roseisle and Elgin. She belonged and held offices in the W.I., Ladies Aid and UCW. She also taught Sunday School and was a 4H leader. She especially enjoyed her membership in the Elgin Countess Rebecca Lodge. Her knitting, sewing and needle point skills have left many mementos for family and friends. She was very interested in politics and history, both local and world. Included in Mum's travels were Europe; Hawaii; the British Isles as well as bus trips to eastern Canada and U.S. Mum was predeceased by her parents; husband Clarence Landles; husband Claude Flanagan; sisters: Eileen Johnson and Wilma Gray; brothers: Frank; Roy; Ronald and Harvey as well as three sons-in-law: Jim Baptie, Jim Brooks and Craig Clearwater. She is survived by her daughters: Gail Sanderson (Ed), Marilyn Brooks and Diane Nixon (John). Also surviving are five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren Bill Baptie (Charlotte), Samantha and Sarah; Tom Baptie (Ooy); Karen Nicholls (Danny); Quinn (Brett); Cole and Seth; Scott Brooks (Carol); Katya and Corrie Clearwater (Mike); Andy and Maggie. In accordance with Mum's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private burial will be at a later date. We would like to thank the nursing staff at Rideau Park and Dr. Egan for the kind and compassionate care they gave our mother. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society, 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200, 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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BURNEY: With great sadness the family of James "Jim" Wallace Burney, of Brandon, formerly of the R.M. of Cornwallis on Veterans Way, announce his passing on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Fairview Home. Jim was born April 15, 1923 in Deloraine, Manitoba to Gerald and Mildred Burney. He was the fourth of nine children. Due to the depression, at 5 years old, Jim was placed in the Salvation Army Home in Brandon along with his brother Les and sisters Doris, Margaret and Geraldine. He went to school at Parks and Central and attended church at the Salvation Army where he played the cornet (flugelhorn) in the band. At age 10, Jim went to the foster home of Roy and Edith De Jersey near Minnedosa and attended school at Bethany. Moving to Boissevain in his late teens, Jim started his journey in many trade including working for Phill Clark as an electrical helper, wiring farm buildings, truck driver for Hammond Transport and a line labourer for the CP Rail for 5 years. He married Phoebe Ann Burghart in 1947 and they had five children. In 1957, Jim moved to the Chater area where he built the family home at the corner of Chater Road and Veterans Way. After leaving CP Rail, Jim worked construction, prior to becoming a night watchman and cleaner at the T. Eaton store for 12 years. He moved on to be a mechanic at Morgan Motors and then received the contract for maintenance of grounds, boilers and buildings at the RCMP Brandon detachment for 12 years at which time he retired. While at the RCMP, Jim met his wife Doreen Bagnall and they had their daughter Carol. Jim had many hobbies and got great enjoyment from all of them. Each year he put in a beautiful garden, his last one when he was 89 years. He took meticulous care of his yards and liked to fish, camp and spent many hours watching the birds and deer in his yard. Jim's passion was golfing, which he started in 1959. He played in most tournaments in Westman and became the hottest commodity around Westman golf circles, even being referred to as "The Westman Sand Green King" by sports writers Bill Davidson and Bruce Penton. Jim won many trophies and prizes through the years. One of the trophies being the first Bing Crosby donated by Bing Crosby. This trophy was for the championship flight in 1970 at Moosomin golf course celebrating their new course with grass greens to which Jim adjusted his game very well. In 1973, Jim received a large beautiful trophy when he was voted "Sportsman of the Year" sponsored by the Brandon Sun and Gondola Pizza. Throughout his golfing stance Jim got two aces (holes-in-one). One was witnessed by his senior golfing buddies as he became a member of the Glen Lea Seniors Club and settled into a more pleasured pace instead of the grueling demands of competition. His living room is still filled with his numerous trophies, each with a story to tell. Jim is survived by his six children Doris, Larry (Brenda), Erwin, Lloyd (Penny), Lois, and Carol (Wes); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Rose and Gladys as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many great friends. He was predeceased by his precious daughter-in-law Kimberly (Kim) in 1993; his father Gerald, mother Mildred; siblings Doris, Les, Marg, Mildred, Geraldine, Ray, Edith and Stella. The Memorial Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Lt. Kaitlin Adlam of the Salvation Army officiating. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Urn bearers are his sons Larry, Erwin and Lloyd. All in attendance are considered honourary pallbearers. Jim will be laid to rest at the Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations in memory of James may be made to the Salvation Army, Brandon, Donation Processing Centre, P.O. Box 1932, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3R2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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SLASHINSKY: Ann Maria Slashinsky, a long-time resident of Rivers, Manitoba passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017. Ann was born on September 23, 1961 in Minnedosa, Manitoba. At a young age, Ann moved to Ontario to start a new journey. There she raised her children, was a hard worker, working up to three jobs at once to make sure she gave the best life possible for her family. Her compassion and work ethic was impeccable. After over a decade in Ontario she moved home to be with family. Ann was employed by Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba and Riverdale Personal Care Home in Rivers, Manitoba where she created strong relationships with residents and co-workers. Her laughter was contagious and could brighten any atmosphere. Ann enjoyed good friends and socializing, but more than anything she loved her Ukrainian heritage and spending time with her loved ones. Ann was predeceased by her parents Mike and Maria Slashinsky. Mother of: Sylvia Lessey-Goodon (and her children Malcolm, Annie, Theodore, Rocklin, Matthan); Michael (Jenn) Lessey; Anthony Lessey; Wilfred Lessey (and his daughter Roxann) and Alex Lessey (and his son Lucas); ex-husband Neal Lessey. Also survived by sister Kathy Robinson; nephew Roy Robinson; nieces Kim Robinson (and her daughters Adelaya and Annabelle) and Amber Robinson. Honorary children Jordan Higgins; Kelly French; Cassandra Mason; Godchildren; as well as two adopted grandchildren.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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BOURNS: Thomas James Bourns of Oakland Municipality died on June 14, 2017. Tommy was born in Crystal City, MB on October 5, 1942 to Sadie and George Bourns. He grew up and attended school in Cartwright, MB. He moved into Brandon and later took his plumbing ticket in Winnipeg, MB. He worked as a plumber in the construction industry, working mainly in Manitoba. He later moved to Oakland area where he farmed 80 acres while raising sheep and guinea hens. Tommy enjoyed hunting and fishing from his early years as well as a game of cribbage with family and friends. Tommy was predeceased by his parents, Sadie and George Bourns. He is survived by many cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held in the Cartwright Cemetery on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Beth Clarke will officiate. Donations in memory of Tommy can be made to Western Manitoba Cancer Program, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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ANDERSON: Rev. Stewart Anderson of Carberry, MB died peacefully June 19, 2017. His funeral service will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Carberry United Church at 2:00 p.m. in Carberry, MB.
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KOWBEL: Michael passed away peacefully at his home near Forrest, MB on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada, P.O. Box 1005, 7-B Pleasant Blvd., Toronto, ON, M4T 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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ATKINS: Colin George, 85 years, beloved husband of Norma, passed away in Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Funeral service will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Souris Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Colin, donations may be made to any one of the Christian Churches in Souris. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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TAYLOR: On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Ruth Taylor passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Ruth is survived by her son David (Colleen) and grandchildren Sarah, Caitlin (Jordan) and Evan. She was predeceased by her husband James and siblings Mac Larry, Cliff Larry and Evelyn Otto. The Celebration of Ruth's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Ball officiating. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Ruth will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ruth may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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BOURNS: Thomas James Bourns of Oakland Municipality died on June 14, 2017. Tommy was born in Crystal City, MB on October 5, 1942 to Sadie and George Bourns. He grew up and attended school in Cartwright, MB. He moved into Brandon and later took his plumbing ticket in Winnipeg, MB. He worked as a plumber in the construction industry, working mainly in Manitoba. He later moved to Oakland area where he farmed 80 acres while raising sheep and guinea hens. Tommy enjoyed hunting and fishing from his early years as well as a game of cribbage with family and friends. Tommy was predeceased by his parents, Sadie and George Bourns. He is survived by many cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held in the Cartwright Cemetery on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Beth Clarke will officiate. Donations in memory of Tommy can be made to Western Manitoba Cancer Program, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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