Monday, November 19th, 2018

Obituaries

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JACKSON: Leonard Douglas (Len) Jackson passed away surrounded by loved ones at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 62 years. Leonard (Len) will lovingly be remembered by his wife Olga Cook and step-children Jessie Cook and Colton Creasy. A Celebration of Leonard’s Life will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 13th Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with The Very Reverend Don Bernhardt officiating. Interment will follow at St. Matthew’s Cathedral Columbarium. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2018-11-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HILLIS: Mary Agnes Hillis (Nany) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Mary is survived by her children Lloyd Smith, Tina Moore and Stephen Smith, as well as her grandchildren Matthew Moore, Catlin Smith and Chelsea Hills. She will always be remembered for her generosity and her sassy sarcastic attitude. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to the Brandon Humane Society “Pawsitive Communities”, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2018-11-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GRAY: Peacefully, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Shirley Frances Gray, age 86 years passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre surrounded by her family. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jim (Sharon), Brian, Roy (Loree), and Val (Blair) Zurba; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Celebration of Shirley's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Shirley will be laid to rest with her husband Nelson in the Veterans' Section at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2018-11-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHILLIPS: Patricia "Patty" Jean Phillips born September 15, 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba passed away after a short, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on November 12, 2018. Patty is survived by her Aunt Rena Cornish, Uncle Wendlin Brotzel, sister Bernice Finlay, sister Shirley (Harold) Slator and sister Linda (David) Ewald as well as nieces and nephews Doug (Hali) Finlay, Sandra (Bart) Gloor, Cameron (Lisa) Slator, Jason (Kim) Slator, Tammy (Shawn) Williams, Johnathan (Sydney) and Josh Ewald and also survived by great nieces and nephews Kaitlyn and Rylee, Donald and Jessica Slator and Melanie and Kelsey Gloor and Zane Finlay. Patty was predeceased by her parents Ruth and Gilbert Phillips, her companion Greg Richardson and brother-in-law Keith Finlay. Patty grew up in Rapid City and spent her spare time helping out with the family business, Gib's Service. She was a member of The Rapid City Stock Car Club with her best friend Debbie (Sibbald) Inglis. Eventually the stock car club led her to the demolition derbies around Manitoba. It was with impressed surprise and delight that her nieces and nephews would find out that she actually raced and smashed up cars. Around this time, Patty, who was at the time working at Christies School Supply met Greg Richardson and they spent their days at Pelican Lake and Netley Creek areas, fishing, playing cards and just enjoying being with family. Greg passed away in 1985 after a difficult battle against cancer. Now on her own in Winnipeg where she and Greg had moved a number of years ago, her sister Linda moved to Winnipeg to keep her company. Patty still worked for Christies School Supply Winnipeg Office and when they downsized found herself without work. Her brother-in-law Jack Richardson recommended her for an opening at Vipond Automatic Sprinkler Company, in December 1986. Patty quickly became a valued and respected member of Vipond and was loved by her coworkers. In 1992, Linda joined Patty at Vipond and they worked together for 22 years. In 2011 Patty received a gold pendent in recognition of her 25 years of service to Vipond Inc. After a restructuring process at Vipond, Patty took some time off to spend time with her nephews and then in October of 2015, Patty began to work at BDR Services and she was a part of the BDR Family until her diagnosis. A thank you to all of the staff at BDR, especially David and Candace for the care and compassion they showed for Patty in the last couple of months. Patty took great pride in all of her nephews and nieces but Johnathan and Josh were lucky enough to have her in their lives each and every day. She loved spending time with them going for walks, spoiled them like crazy on birthdays and at Christmas but they always knew it wasn't about the gifts - it was all about the special person who loved them dearly. She could sit for hours just watching them working on vehicles, playing video games, you could see the love for them in her eyes as she watched them. When Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Johnathan went to all of her doctor's appointments with her, looked after getting her to and from her surgery and then chauffeured her to all of her radiation treatments. Having him there was a huge comfort for Patty during this difficult time and it meant so much to her. Just remember boys she may not be on earth with you but you now have the best guardian angel you could ever hope for. She will be watching over each and every one of us. Thank you to all who visited, friends, fellow coworkers from BDR, former coworkers from Vipond. Your visits gave Patty so much support and reminded her how fulfilled her life was and how many people cared for her. Unfortunately as her cancer was so aggressive not everyone managed to get a visit in but know that she was thinking of all of her friends and relatives with fondness. We would also like to thank all medical personnel who cared for her at Seven Oaks Hospital and HSC. A Celebration of Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Patty may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
Thanks for the Memories Patty!!!
Thank you deeply for the heartfelt expressions of sympathy given to us during this difficult journey. We are stronger because of you. We mourn deeply but we know Patty would want a smile on our face and get on with our living. Loved forever, and never, ever forgotten.
2018-11-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PARSONAGE: Walter Parsonage, age 87 years, loving husband of Doris, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The Celebration of Walter's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Christopher Evetts of St. Mary's Anglican Church officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2018-11-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

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TEETAERT: Gail Teetaert beloved wife of the late Lou Teetaert, mom to Sharon, Brenda, Daryl and families died November 8, 2018 at Delwynda Court, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 93 years. In accordance with Gail’s wishes a private family service will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home. A private interment will take place at the Deloraine Catholic Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gail may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, MB R0M 0M0.
Messages of condolences may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith’s Funeral Home 204-747-2088
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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TAYLOR: Doug passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Assiniboine Centre, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Doug will lovingly be remembered by his wife Anne; children Richard and Cheryl and granddaughter Zenny. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at Renaissance Station, Main Floor Great Room, 457 9th Street, on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Identified Needs”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHILLIPS: Patricia "Patty" Jean Phillips, born September 15, 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba, passed away after a short, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Celebration of Patty's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Patty may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NEFF: On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Gerald Douglas "Gerry", "Neffer" Neff, age 70 years, beloved father of Ryan, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Celebration of Gerry's Life will take place at the Victoria Inn, Grand Salon, 3550 Victoria Avenue on Saturday, November 17, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m. with a time of reflection at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MYMKO: It is with great sadness that we announce Norman Murray Mymko’s passing at the age 77. Norman passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Rideau Park Personal Care Home in Brandon. Norman was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Our memories of Norman will live on with love and admiration by his loving wife Isabelle of 57 years, sons Barry (Sue), Terry (Diane), Steve (Laurie), Richard (Jennifer) and daughter Pamela (Dale King), 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters Muriel, Pat, Micheline, June (Dennis Laswika). Norman was predeceased by his mother, father, and sister Lyla. Norman was a very well respected by all his friends and family, he gave his time unconditionally without ever seeking credit or reward. He was always available to his family, friends, and neighbours, no job was ever too big. Norman’s favorite past-times were hunting, fishing, camping, golf, cards, dancing, and travelling. Norman was a very dedicated firefighter, with 29 years of service, retiring as a Senior Fire Prevention Officer. Norman was a true hero in everything he did. A strong man with a big heart, he will be deeply missed by those that had the privilege of knowing him. The family would like to thank Norman’s second family, the staff of Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Norman’s funeral service will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at St. Augustine Church at 10:00 a.m. in Brandon, MB. Father Michael Savarimuthu will officiate. Internment will take place at a later date at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Erickson, MB. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Norman’s memory to the Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund or Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Activity Department, Brandon.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.raesfs.caRae’s Funeral Service of Ericksonin care of the arrangements (204) 636-7727
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McNEELY: Shirley Irene McNeely (née Popple), 1935-2018. After a brief illness, Shirley passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on October 24, 2018. Born in Minto, Manitoba, she grew up on a nearby farm, helping out where she could, while not getting too much under foot with her three siblings. After graduating from the Minto School, she entered Brandon College to pursue a teaching degree. While there, she met her future husband, Trevor McNeely. Shirley put her career aspirations on hold to raise 4 children in Spain and in Alberta, before returning with Trevor to Brandon. Shirley’s strong desire for higher education and interest in contributing to the community led her to embark on her own professional career. She enrolled in Assiniboine Community College where she graduated with a diploma in Business Administration. With diploma in hand she returned to the work force and then studied diligently to achieve her CGA designation in 1983. She worked for a local accounting firm for a number of years, before opening the doors to her own firm. She successfully ran the firm until her retirement in the 1990’s. In some aspects Shirley was a trailblazer. From early on she knew her life and career were not to be in farming or in agriculture. She pushed back against established societal conventions. She embraced feminism and stood firm about what she wanted to do and achieve. When she returned to school and then established her career, she faced the typical inequalities experienced by professional women at the time. She was known to voice her concerns. This strength of character was also exemplified by her determination to live life to the fullest after suffering a stroke and undergoing treatment for breast cancer. After overcoming breast cancer, she joined the local Waves of Hope Dragon Boat rowing team, where she was both an active competitor and member of the team executive. Following the passing of her husband, Shirley moved to Edmonton where she lived independently until her death. Shirley was an exemplary mother, cook, seamstress and family manager. She instilled in her children the importance of hard work, responsibility, fairness, compassion, and respect. The kitchen and its table were the scene of many joyful times. Cards, meals, parties, and arguments all happened around the dinner table. She was skilled at bridge, cribbage and many other card games. In cards, she was always happy to place a “small” bet, but as pleased to win it back. She was known for her dry sense of humour, both willing to share as to laugh at a joke at her expense. Shirley’s other pleasures included reading, solving crossword puzzles, playing the sports critic while watching curling and baseball on TV, and traveling. Through her long life, she seemed to have crossed the world, first to Europe as a young mother and then to vacation on the East coast of the United States or the Caribbean while working as an accountant and again in retirement. Her favorite trips were to Asia, the Philippines, and especially Australia. She crisscrossed Canada by planes, trains and automobiles from BC to Ontario visiting cherished family and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband Trevor, her parents Gordon and Grace Popple, and her brother Dave. She is survived by her sisters Marilyn Pugh (Mark), Betty Ann Kraft (Roger), children Ruth, Gary (Wendy Untereiner), Dale (Margie) and Jim (Val), grandchildren Jessica Webber (Rogan McLean), Lindsey Saville (Jim), Grace, Linette Anderson (Scott), Trevor, Bradley, and Donal, and great-grandchildren Nolan, Averly, Jeffrey, and Alice. Details of a Celebration of Life to be held in the spring will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6, or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. 
Condolences may be emailed to meaningful@telus.netArrangements in care of Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service, Red Deer, Alberta 587-876-4944
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CREIGHTON: Phyllis Creighton passed away surrounded by family at Fairview Personal Care Home on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2018-11-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ROBERTS: Barry Evan Allen (82) passed away at his residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, in the early hours of Sunday, October 21, 2018, surrounded by family. Born on June 2, 1936 in Blackfalds, AB he was the first child of Evan and Florence (Pierce) Roberts. The family relocated to the Rounthwaite District (Oakland/Wawanesa Municipality) in 1944, where he remained for much of his life. Barry attended East Brandon School and Brandon Collegiate. As a young man he tried out a few different jobs throughout western Canada but always found himself pulled back to the farm. As the eldest son, it was at the family homestead where he would remain and dedicate his life to the farm, working alongside his family. Barry was the pure definition of a farmer. He was respected for his attention to detail, care of his property and equipment, and for his ability to fix most anything. Barry met Carol (Douglas) later in life through a combination of acquaintances, 2-way radios and community dances. They wed at City Hall on December 12, 1974. Barry proudly adopted Carol’s son, Darwyn, and together he and Carol were blessed with another son, Robbie, in 1977. Barry and Carol remained at the family homestead until 2014, creating many years of memories for their family, friends and community. The onset of Alzheimer’s required Barry to leave the farm and move to Fairview. Barry was recognized as one of the most widely known citizen band (CB) radio operators in western Manitoba. His nickname or 'handle' back then was 'Country Boy' and when Carol came on the scene, her handle was 'Country Girl'. Barry had a strong booming voice on the CB radio and with the use of a large antenna mounted on the windmill tower in his yard, his signal travelled for hundreds and even thousands of miles if the conditions were just right. One of his many talents was working with electronics and his interest in radio led him to pass the exam needed to acquire his ham radio licence in 2003 with the call sign VE4KWR, and soon after Barry became a member of the Brandon Amateur Radio Club.  Barry will be remembered by his wife Carol; daughter-in-law Hope; grandchildren: Kayla (Adam) and Ryan; and great-grandchild, Epic; brother Owen (Deb); sister Lynda Sclater (Tom); sister-in-law Val; nephews: Marty, Dana, Mark, Vance, Sean (and their families); and nieces: Elena, Ashley and Bryna (and their families). Barry’s passing is also felt amongst his extended Roberts and Douglas/Perreault families, and a close group of friends, from the farm and Amateur Radio worlds, and the community at large. Barry was predeceased by his sons, Darwyn and Robbie; parents Evan and Florence; and his brother Trevor. A funeral service in Barry’s memory was held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Central United Church, with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. He was laid to rest at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark, Vance, Sean, Marty, and Dana Roberts and Troy Granger. Honorary pallbearers were Elena, Ashley and Bryna, Kayla and Ryan. Barry’s family members presented tributes in celebration of his life. Donations in Barry’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457-9th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LUND: Lyle Lund. It is with deep regret the family announces the passing of Lyle in Maple Ridge, BC on October 24, 2018, formerly of Brandon, MB. At Lyle’s request, no funeral will be held.
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MYMKO: Peacefully and with family at his side, Norman Mymko, beloved husband of Isabelle Mymko of Brandon passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, at the age of 77 years. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, Brandon, with Father Michael Savarimuthu officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Erickson. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation or to Rideau Park Personal Care Home Activity Department. Longer obituary to follow.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.raesfs.caRae’s Funeral Service of Ericksonin care of the arrangements (204) 636-7727
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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