Saturday, September 19th, 2020

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MITCHELL: Glen Robert Mitchell (61) of Carberry, Manitoba, passed away suddenly at his home on July 25, 2020. Glen was born April 10, 1959,  to Robert and Margaret (Waterhouse) Mitchell. He grew up on the farm near Douglas, along with his four sisters. He helped his dad on the farm and was in the 4H Beef club for many years. Glen graduated from Carberry Collegiate in 1977. For several years he worked for Graham Farms as well as with his cousin Ron Mitchell in the winters. During the summers, he played baseball with the Wellwood Sluggers and in the winter, he curled in many bonspiels. In 1984, Glen married Shelley Wild. They lived in Gladstone for two years until moving to Douglas (his grandparents' farmyard) in 1986. Glen and Shelley had three children. In 1996, Glen's parents sold their farm and moved into Carberry. Glen and his family moved to Carberry in 1998. Glen was so thrilled the first year that his team won a spot to play in the Labatt Tankard (provincial mens curling). He played in the provincials 4 more times and each time was a highlight for him. He also loved to watch curling and spent many hours at the rink watching and coaching as his children curled in various events. He enjoyed helping with the junior curling program out of the Carberry Curling rink and was always willing to encourage the younger curlers in the finer arts of the game. In 1992, he accepted a job as a parts salesman at Mid-Plains Implements in Carberry. Glen was the "go to" guy at the shop. He knew everyone in the area. There have been many stories about the "grumpy" parts guy at Mid-Plains - he enjoyed chatting (giving anyone he could a hard time) with everyone. And he especially loved having a good laugh with people. The Mid-plains staff are missing his knowledge and expertise in their parts department. Glen loved to golf. You could catch him on the course every Sunday playing all day long. He often golfed with his close friend, Ken Drysdale. However, he was not averse to golfing alone - such was his passion for the game. He was well known to everyone at the golf course. Glen was a hard working man that would always lend a helping hand with community events. Every year prior to the annual Carberry Men's Curling Bonspiel, he would be found at the rink, helping to flood the skating rink to turn it into additional curling sheets. He loved his family and his kids. He wasn't a person to share his feelings openly but anyone who saw him with his children and especially his grandson, knew how deeply he loved them. He would tell everyone what the kids were up to, what Greg was working on, how Andrea was doing in Toronto and what country Mike was in. And he loved to share pictures of Ian. Glen was predeceased by his nephew Zachary Fowles and his father Robert Mitchell. He leaves to mourn his beloved children, Greg (Alyssa) and grandson Ian, Andrea and Michael as well as his mother, Margaret Mitchell and his sisters, Sharon (Ritchie) Bickford, Heather (Earl) McLaren, Gail Mitchell and Debbie (Joe) Woitas, along with numerous nieces and nephews. The pallbearers were Rod Waterhouse, Les Harburn, Ritchie Bickford, Earl McLaren, Joe Woitas and Ken Drysdale. A private graveside service was held on August 5, 2020 at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. A come and go Celebration of Life was hosted by the Carberry Sandhills Golf and Country Club following the graveside service. Thanks to the significant efforts from the golf club and their many volunteers, the family was able to (safely) meet with friends and family who came to share their love and support.
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McGINNIS: Anne McGinnis (née Davey) passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Fairview Personal Care Home in Brandon at the age of 77 years. She was born on September 17, 1942, in the Métis community of San Clara, Manitoba, the daughter of Henry and Vitaline (née Bouvier) Davey. Anne graduated in 1961 from École St. Agathe, where she attended convent. Following her high school graduation, she attended Teachers’ College in Winnipeg, which set her on the path of her 34 year teaching career beginning in St. Rose du Lac, continuing on to Ebb and Flow, Shilo, Brandon, and Regina, where she retired from École Monseigneur du Laval. While at Teachers’ College, she met Leonard Chastko and they later married in 1965, spending most of their 12 years together teaching and raising their children in Shilo. After Leonard’s untimely death, Anne found tremendous strength, with the support of family and friends, to continue to raise her children as a single working mother. During a year’s leave from her teaching position, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Brandon University. Anne reconnected with childhood sweetheart, Lawrence McGinnis, and they were married in 1985. Living in Regina for many years, they found serenity and peace as active members of St. Michael’s Retreat Centre in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley. They were often on the road, driving near and far to be with family and friends. Their travels took them to the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. In addition to her parents and first husband, Anne was predeceased by siblings Morley, Rose, Gordon, Louella, Edward, and Myrna. She is survived by her children Shawne and Todd; daughter-in-law Rose; husband Lawrence and his children Sylvia, Glenda, and Brad; siblings Clara, Leo, Martha, and Elaine; 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. All of these people she loved and touched deeply. A small gathering of immediate family was held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens where Anne’s ashes were placed in a columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be made to Parkinson Canada, P.O. Box 21118, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8 or www.parkinson.ca. The family is grateful to the staff at Fairview Personal Care Home for the compassion they showed Anne during her final days.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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HIEBERT: It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lori Diane Hiebert (nee Vogt), age 57 years, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Lori was predeceased by her parents Ray and Ada and her sister Charlene. She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband of 35 years, Calvin; her three daughters Teresa Birmingham (Shawn), Kim Hiebert (Nick Rawlings) and Sharie Hiebert; and her three precious granddaughters Jazlynn, Bella and Norah. Also left to cherish their memories are Uncle Vic Hiebert; and Richard and Sandra Buhler who have been extra special throughout her life and especially during these last few months. Lori was born on September 27, 1962 to Ray and Ada Vogt. Lori’s favorite childhood memories included spending time with Auntie Ethel and Uncle Harvey, especially fishing trips to The Pas and camping. In 1984, Lori married Calvin, the love of her life and in 1987, they welcomed their first baby girl, Teresa Anne. In the following years they welcomed two more daughters, Kimberly Dawn (1990) and Sharie Nicole (1992). Lori had great pride in her 35-year career at Safeway, beginning as a cashier and progressing to Bakery Manager. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening, knitting, nights at the table playing cards with friends, camping, road trips and Sunday drives with Calvin, and attending any and every extracurricular activity for her children and grandchildren. Lori’s three girls were her pride and joy and her feelings for her three granddaughters were beyond pride; she loved them all so deeply. Her two sons-in-law were also very special to her. She was so happy her girls had found their soulmates. Lori spent far too much time in the hospital for her liking during the last few months, but she was so very grateful to have spent her last three weeks at home surrounded by her family. The family thanks everyone for their support and encouragement through these very difficult days. Special thanks to Dr. S. White, Dr. E. Moller, Dr. P. Czaykowski, Dr. Sabanathan, and the exceptional nursing staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and Western Manitoba Cancer Centre. In a change to the previously announced service details, there will be a private family service held at Grand Valley Church, after which family and friends are invited to a graveside service at the Sparling Cemetery, PR 468 (Justice Road) on Saturday, September 19, 2020 (today) at 1:00 p.m. The church service portion will be recorded and available to view online after Friday, September 25, 2020 on Lori’s memorial page at www.memorieschapel.com. Donations in memory of Lori may be made to the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
When peace like a river attendeth my way,When sorrows like sea billows roll;Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say,“It is well, it is well with my soul”One more day, one more timeOne more sunset maybe I’d be satisfiedBut then again I know what it would doLeave me wishing still for one more day with you Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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OLMSTEAD: Bertram Abram (Bert) Olmstead, March 22, 1933-July 23, 2020. It is with great love and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bert passed away at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Cora (Dempsey) and Vernon Olmstead, along with his sisters Jean (Shareski), brother Ross and sister Shirley (Johannesson). He leaves his wife Patricia (Milne), son Leslie (partner Erica), daughter Karen (partner Murray), and son Stuart to cherish his memory, along with grandson Andrew (wife Tasha), and great granddaughter Madison and brothers Lorne (Ruby) and Jim (Grace). Bert farmed with his brother Ross until his sudden passing. His son Leslie joined the family farm at that time and they worked together for many years. Bert retired from farming in 2003, but was still active around the homestead. He started rebuilding buggies, carriages and sleds from his youth. The first buggy he rebuilt was the one he rode to school in as a child. This buggy was subsequently given to his grandson Andrew and is now in use at the Dauphin Bible Camp to this day. Bert had a love for old tractors and trucks. Bert's pride and joy was his Blue 1957 Chevy truck that he had saved and rebuilt in the 1980's. He loved to attend auction sales, whether to buy something specific or just visit and have a piece of pie. He would frequently be found at the local coffee shops, enjoying a visit with his many friends and neighbours. On many a Saturday night, Bert could be found cutting a rug at the local Legion and enjoying the camaraderie and music. He was a charter member of the Carberry Elks Club and was very proud of the work they had done in the community over the years. He was deeply honoured to receive his 50 year pin along with several of his life long friends and cousins who had helped start the club. He enjoyed a good visit, meeting new people, family get togethers and birthday celebrations. Bert went in to care in the spring of 2019, spending several months at the Deloraine Care Home where he made new friends. In January he was able to come home to Carberry, residing in the Care Home. He was comforted by familiar faces of the other residents and the staff that knew him which took such good care of him. Bert passed away peacefully in the early morning of July 23, 2020, with family by his side. We would like to thank the staff and doctors at the Carberry Care Home for their care and compassion in taking care of our Bert. A service with family, neighbours, and friends followed by an afternoon come and go memorial was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at the Carberry Fair Grounds. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to the Carberry Care Home or Carberry Palliative Care. We would like to thank everyone who has expressed their condolences upon the passing of our Bert. Your kind words have brought life to the memories you have shared. Thank you, one and all.
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PAGE: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John “Johnny” William Page, on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at the age of 67. He passed away peacefully at the Souris Hospital with his family at his bedside. John was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on October 21st, 1952, the only son of Alfred and Myrtle Page. He was raised south of Beresford, Manitoba with his three older sisters, Frances, Eunice and Marjorie. John’s passion for farming started at an early age as he helped his father tend to the fields and the animals. He took over the family farm at the young age of 22. John loved to share stories about his school days at the South Beresford School and Souris High School. He fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Arlene Copeland, from Bunclody, Manitoba and they were married in 1972. They made their home east of his parents farm on the Thomson farmstead. They were blessed with Jacqueline in 1974, Christopher in 1975, and Michelle, in 1978. John had a great passion for sports. He played catcher and first base for the Bunclody Blues fastball team, proudly wearing the number #10. He earned many trophies including Most Sportsmanlike Player, MVP and various batting awards, with one teammate always referring to John as having the “sweetest swing”. Dad’s favorite pastimes were skidooing, hunting, spending time at the hunting shack, coaching hockey, and running the kids to various activities. He loved his years playing slowpitch for the Blues and the friendships with his teammates. He curled and played oldtimer hockey and proudly displayed his trophies. He was a devoted community member and served as a Municipal Councilor and on the Souris Arena Board of Directors. John’s world revolved around spending time with his family and his friends and doing what he loved the most, farming. He loved to spend his days with Chris, working the land and troubleshooting together. Farming with Arlene, Chris and Crystal gave him the greatest joy. John had a zest for life and a passion for people. He loved spending time with Arlene and his children, watching the grandkids playing sports all over Western Canada. He enjoyed teaching the grandkids how to play cribbage, all the while “chirping” them when he took the lead. He looked forward to visiting with friends over the back of a truck or at the ‘staffroom’, and loved going for the mail to catch up with people in town. He enjoyed attending Ag Days and visiting with the guys at Rocky Mountain Equipment. He looked forward to attending local auction sales whether he was looking for machinery, an old friend or the best slice of pie. John loved to travel throughout Canada and to warm destinations including the U.S., Mexico, Cuba and Jamaica. John and Arlene always remembered a return trip to Waikiki in January, 2018 as their most favorite trip together. John was known for his positive outlook on life, big friendly wave, famous finger point, special twinkle in his eye and an infectious smile. He had the strongest handshake, and a bone-crushing hug. He was generous with his time and would always stop and chat, ask how you were doing, talk about his grandkids or the score of last night’s game. He teased people if they drove something other than a “Ford” or if they purchased farm equipment that was not “red”. He loved to make jokes and tease, and always tried to leave people with a smile. He lived a life well-lived and found joy in each and every day. John is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Arlene, daughter Jackie Kirkup and sons Cole and Avery, son Chris (Crystal Sadler) and daughters McKenna, Kelsey and Raylee, and daughter Michelle (Derek Deleau) and children Ella, Maddox, Jace and Kyan. He is also survived by his mother Myrtle Page, his three sisters, Fran (Don Dodds), Eunice (Ed Dewhurst) and Marjorie Page, his sister-in-laws Donna (Don Fenwick) and Cheryl (Mike Carrier), along with 13 nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father, Fred Page. A Celebration of John’s life was held on Sunday, August 23rd at the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery. We are extremely grateful to both Reverend Harvey Hurren for officiating, and Val and Dexter of Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home for the arrangements, and excellent care and guidance during this difficult time. We would like to thank everyone who reached out to extend support, a helping hand, and delicious food during John’s illness, and since his passing. During John’s stay in the hospital he always commented about how the staff was so good to him, and how he was in good hands. The special care John received, from Dr. Cram and the staff at the Souris Health Centre was heartfelt, compassionate and very much appreciated. Our hearts have been touched by the ongoing condolences and expressions of sympathy. We are truly grateful to be a part of such an amazing supportive and loving community. Memorial donations in memory of John can be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund, c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0, or to the Souris & Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
May you rest in peace,John, J.W., Dad, Papa.You will be forever in our hearts
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SOUTHERN: It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Southern announce his passing September 2, 2020 in Chilliwack, BC. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Betty, and children Wendy (Lou), Rick and Lois, grandchildren, Adam (Dana), Ashley (Curtis), Vanessa (James), Sadie, Hope, and five great granddaughters. Frank was born on June 16, 1928 in Leask, Saskatchewan. He joined the workforce in his early teens and was always looking for the next adventure. Flin Flon, Manitoba in the mine, road building on the Trans-Canada Highway between Boston Bar and Spuzzum, apprenticing as a mechanic/welder at M.W. Swalwell International Garage in Justice, Manitoba, where he met and married Betty Foster in 1955. He was a foreman for Elton Municipality in Manitoba, worked in the logging industry in Boston Bar, heavy duty mechanic for Tech Corporation in Dawson City, Yukon, and then started his own welding and repair business in the Fraser Canyon. He was a very industrious and hardworking man who always had a smile on his face. Frank enjoyed drawing and wood carving, playing guitar and accordion, and watching western movies. After he retired, Frank and Betty enjoyed golfing, travelling in their RV, and spending many winters in Yuma, Arizona. Frank’s greatest joy was his family. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and “pa” to his great granddaughters. He was a strong, quiet, gentle man who always made everyone around him smile and laugh. Frank was so loved by us all and we were so lucky to have him for 92 years. He had a very full life of love and family.
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SPARROW: Cecil Cameron Sparrow, beloved husband of Ramona Sparrow, entered into rest peacefully September 15, 2020 at the Neepawa Personal Care Home at the age of 81. A graveside service at Carberry Cemetery will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
White's Funeral HomeNeepawa, Carberry, Minnedosain care of arrangements www.whitesfh.ca
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SPLETT: Rudy "Ronnie" Splett, age 65, died on September 2, 2020 at his residence in Hartney, Manitoba. In accordance with his family's wishes cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Ronnie may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com. Smith Funeral Home204-747-2088
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STERLING: Mrs. Jean Sterling of Melita passed away peacefully at the Melita Personal Care Home on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the age of 98. Jean is survived by her daughters, Patricia Downey (Francis, deceased) (their sons, Todd and Scott), and Ruth Zahorodny (Larrie, deceased); sons, Bill (Cheryl) (their children, Jodi, Sherrie, and Rick), Bob's children, (Tara and Kelly), Stephen (Darlene) (their children, Devon and Blair), and son-in-law, Lee Willoughby. She is lovingly remembered by twenty two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Kenneth (Della, deceased), Allan (Barbara), and her sister Gwen Tucker (Arthur, deceased); numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; sisters-in-law, Joyce Lee, Joyce Parker, and Gwen Kenner; brother-in-law, Jim Sterling and many friends. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Sadie (Southam) Lee; her husband, William Delmar (Pat); son, Robert (Bob); daughter, Karen Willoughby; brother, Gordon. Jean was employed by Canada Post until her retirement at the age of 65. She was an incredible mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and homemaker. She was always helpful and kind to everyone she knew. She loved playing senior slow pitch until the ripe old age of 83 winning many a medal. She also enjoyed curling, golfing and her Scottish dancing. She had a passion for baking her famous cinnamon buns and sticky Jim. Her smiles, laughter and warm hugs will be sadly missed. Special thanks to all of the staff at Melita Personal Care Home for all the wonderful care she received in her final years. Due to COVID-19 a private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean can be directed to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 – 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2 or to the Victoria United Church Memorial Fund, Box 159, Melita, MB, R0M 1L0.
Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. (204) 522-3361Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron - Funeral Directors. To send a message of condolence to the Sterling family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
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STIRLING: Margaret McKenzie Stirling passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years with her husband James at her side on September 16, 2020 due to kidney failure. Margaret McKenzie Leitch was born on January 6, 1943 in Renfrew, Scotland. She was born with a natural resilience and a fierce determination into a family where treasured relationships would be forged and cherished for the rest of her life despite her emigrating a world away to Canada as a young adult. Marg was the middle child of three, having an older brother, George, and a younger sister, May, both of whom have predeceased her. She remained close to both of those siblings throughout her life and in addition to her frequent trips back home to visit family she and Jim often enjoyed hosting family and friends here in Canada as well. So many good times ensued on those get togethers. In her late teens, Margaret happened to catch the eye of a strapping young paratrooper a few years her senior. She could not have imagined then the wonderful life that awaited her and the beautiful family they would create together. They dated for a while and, succumbing to the inevitable, were happily married in the spring of 1962. They had their first of five sons in early 1964. In 1965, they followed Jim’s older sister, who was a war bride, to Canada in search of a better life. With tears of sadness in her eyes, but excitement in her heart, she left the only family and friends she had ever known in metropolitan Glasgow to settle in the quiet, small prairie town of Elkhorn, Manitoba with its wooden plank sidewalks and tumbleweeds rolling down the main street. The decision to emigrate was one that Marg never regretted although there must have been times during that first brutally cold winter in a rural community that she doubted the wisdom of the venture. But much like back home, family here were amazingly supportive and warm-hearted friends came easy to her. Two more boys were born in those early Canadian years before Jim found a job at Simplot and the family moved to Brandon in 1969. Soon after moving to Brandon, and with three small boys at her feet, they made the fateful decision to try for a girl. Surprisingly, instead of one girl they received two more boys, twins in 1972! Interestingly though, despite having only boys herself, all but one of her grandchildren have been girls suggesting that she only had to wait a little longer for an even greater reward! Marg worked at a variety of jobs before settling into the admissions department at Brandon University. She really enjoyed this job along with the people she met there and the friends she made. It seemed to mark the change in her life where she went from having jobs to building a career, for it was soon after that that she started in the personnel department with the City of Brandon, eventually earning the position of Personnel Officer for the City and even more valued lifelong friendships. She was always trying to better herself and it was during this employment period that she earned a Human Resources diploma at the University of Manitoba while raising a family and working a full-time job. This would not have been an easy balancing act, but success was yet another foregone conclusion for someone with her aptitudes and capabilities. Marg had always enjoyed sports even as a young girl. She was tall and slender and excelled at sports like track and field and basketball. In Canada she especially enjoyed racquetball and golf, again making many good friends in the process. At racquetball she became part of a particularly close group of friends which dubbed themselves “The Haggles” and found a similar kinship amongst the breast cancer group, Waves of Hope. Some of the relationships in these groups have been impervious to the passage of time and these friends have always held a very special place in her heart. Marg was not shy to travel and, in fact, it was one of her joys. Perhaps her most exciting travel adventure was their around-the-world trip to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and the UK when Jim retired in 1999. What an adventure they shared together, just the two of them together again and seeing so many places they had previously only read about! Unfortunately, Marg seemed to suffer more than her fair share of ailments though many would never know since she rarely, if ever, complained about them. Chief among those ailments were her repeated battles with cancer, which she won every time, and the kidney failure which ultimately is responsible for her early passing. Regardless, Margaret was thankful for her family and friends and the amazing life she enjoyed. She is survived, and will be greatly missed by her husband Jim, sons Brian (Paula), Ron, Steve, Andy (Trista) and Ian, as well as grandchildren Logan, Holly, Leah, Keirra, McKenzie and Abigail. Due to COVID restrictions, the family will have a private service at this time with plans to hold a public service in March, on what would have been their 59th wedding anniversary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, PO Box 20077, Bdn South PO, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y8 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. The family would also like to recognize the amazing people we have working in our local health care facilities who did such an amazing job of caring for Margaret.
“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.” - Oscar WildeExpressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
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TIBBETT: On August 21, 2020, Anna Marie Tibbett passed away at the age of 89 years. Anna was born June 29, 1931 at Carman, Manitoba, the second youngest in a family of ten. At the age of 10 her family moved to Wingham, Manitoba where she received her education. On November 15, 1952 Anna married Ross Tibbett at Elm Creek, and they began farming with Ross's father Orval. In 1966 they purchased the farm west of Neepawa where they raised their family. Anna was active in the W.I., Beautiful Plains Ag Society, and bowling leagues. She enjoyed sports and spent countless hours cheering on her sons and later her grandsons in baseball and hockey. Curling was also a favorite and she could often be found coaching from her chair. Anna loved the company of family and friends and was always interested in what everyone was doing. There was always coffee or a meal for anyone stopping in, along with a good visit. As her family grew further away Anna spent hours on the phone keeping in touch with siblings, nieces and nephews. In 2014 Anna moved from the farm to Elks Manor where she enjoyed making new friends, the activities, and especially the gang on the sixth floor. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gary (Donna), Glen (Cindy), and Murray (Alayne); grandchildren, Melanie (Jeff), Brandy, Chris (Tasha), Corinna, Mark, Cameron (Kristin), Kirk (Tristyn), Drew (Nikki), and Devin (Erin); great grandchildren, Marcus, Kai, Samantha, Bailey, Katie, Jackson, Austin, Allan, Nash, Hannah, Hunter, Sadie, Jaxon, Quinn, and Lacey. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Jean (Don) Poulsen, Norma (Vic) Lazarowich, Marj (Stan Sandulak) Lehmann, Muriel MacLean Schaf, and Donalda Tibbett; and brother-in-law George Tibbett; as well as many nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husband Ross in 1994; parents John and Frances MacLean, and Ross's parents Orval and Marjorie Tibbett; sisters, Jean (Angus Archibald, Les Olson), and Audrey (Paul) Rose; brothers, Alex (Gene), Cameron (Marie), Harold, Doug (Muriel), Earle (Pearl), Cliff (Nellie), and Hugh; sister-in-law Lorraine Tibbett, and brothers-in-law Gerald Lehmann and Roy Tibbett. A graveside service was held August 25, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, with Rita Friesen officiating. Pallbearers were grandchildren Brandy, Cameron, Kirk, Drew and Devin Tibbett, and Chris Stang. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Neepawa Palliative Care, Box 1240, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0, or a charity of choice.
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WALDON SHAW: Beverly Maxine Waldon Shaw (nee Hotham) was born April 20, 1934 to Herbert Earl and Sarah Edith Hotham in Rapid City, Manitoba. She was the youngest and only daughter with two older brothers Robert and Richard. Her mother Sarah passed in 1935 and Bev was raised by her paternal grandmother until her father remarried Lillian Hotham (nee Hayhurst) in 1942. Her childhood in Rapid City would foster a love of the outdoors and a strong sense of community that would continue for the rest of her life. She was involved with countless groups and committees over her lifetime including The Rapid City Sewing Club, The Rapid City Historical Society and the Rapid City Museum. She was also involved with the Rapid City United Church and UCW. Bev married Harry Kenneth (Ken) Waldon in 1953 and their daughter Lynn Edith was born shortly after. Ken and Bev also had a son in 1959 named Gerald Kenneth. Bev and Ken enjoyed many happy years together including working together at Waldon Insurance which they purchased in 1983. Ken’s ill health prompted the sale of the business and he passed away in 1989. Bev married Larry Shaw in 1991 and they lived on the Shaw family farm near Cardale for several years until moving to Brandon in 2003. They spent many winters in Weslaco, Texas and enjoyed the times they had with good friends there. Larry passed away in 2017. Bev will lovingly remembered by family for her skills in cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. For many years she wrote a monthly column in the Rapid City Tell-it-Gram called Homemaker’s Page that included recipes that the family was happy to taste test. She also happily assisted her grandchildren with many home ec and crafts projects over the years and was a constant supporter at choir concerts, plays, baseball and hockey games. Bev is survived by her daughter Lynn Klym Mills and son-in-law Drew, grandchildren Sarah (Bryce) Reynolds, Shelley (Dale) Oleschuk, Ryan Mills, Andrew Mills and Darren Mills; her son Gerry and daughter-in-law Christie Waldon, granddaughters Nicole (Derek) Green, and Kathryn Waldon. Bev adored her great-grandchildren, Adele, Mathis, Danna, Emily, Abigail, Silas, Emma and Lincoln. She was predeceased by son-in-law Robert Klym and her great grandson Clayton. Bev’s family wishes to thank the staff at Hillcrest for their compassionate care in the final months of our mother and grandmother’s life. She was the matriarch of our family and while we are weaker for having lost her, we are stronger for having been raised and loved by her. A private family service will take place due to current world events. Donations can be made in Bev’s memory to Trinity United Church in Brandon.
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YANCHYCKI: Bonnie-Lynn Mabel Yanchycki (nee Wilson), November 7, 1974-August 31, 2020. With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and Nana. Bonnie-Lynn passed away on August 31, 2020 at Brandon Regional Health Centre after a very brief and unexpected battle with cancer. Bonnie-Lynn is survived by her husband Erin, children Enya-Rae, Ashley-Joy (Joshua) Burgess, Mathew, William and Victoria, her grandchildren Cordelia, John-Terry, Kai, Nyx, Benjaman, and Daphne-Mae; her mother Diane (John) Janzen, her father Norman Wilson, brothers Robert Wilson and Derek Wilson; grandmother Reta Kendrick and in-laws Robert and Joan Yanchycki and numerous family members. Bonnie-Lynn was born in Winnipeg, MB on November 7, 1974 to parents Norman and Diane. She spent much of her childhood enjoying Ukrainian summer camp and participating in Ukrainian Dance; an activity she loved and fondly remembered. Bonnie-Lynn met her husband Erin in 2000, and married on July 27, 2020 blending their two families together. They raised their five children in Virden, MB and later in Brandon, MB. The only thing she loved more than being a wife and mother was being a “Nana”. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and permitted. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Elspeth Reid Centre in Brandon, the Samaritan House in Brandon or the Brandon Food Bank.
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YOUNG: Jean Isabel. With great strength, courage and determination “Ma” passed away peacefully at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, MB with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Ken Young, predeceased by her son Ward Gill (1979), mom to Mark (Shelley) Gill and Todd (Rachel) Gill, “Ma” to Trent, Tyler (Laura and Novah), and Trista Gill. A graveside service will be held at the Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, MB on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Please bring a lawn chair. Social distancing shall be followed and masks are optional. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. Complete obituary to follow.
Messages of condolence may be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Arrangements are with Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota. (866) 620-2744.
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