Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Obituaries

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FRASER: Agnes Clyne Fraser, loving wife of Ted Fraser and mother of Alex and Stan Fraser from Fleming, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba in her 103 year. She was born in 1916 at Kenton, Manitoba. Daughter of Alex and Peggy Stewart, she was raised in Oxbow, Saskatchewan district with nine brothers and two sisters. Agnes worked hard from an early age due to necessity, however, she had a very happy childhood filled with music and good memories. The Stewart family had their own dance band and entertained throughout the country. Her nine brothers had their own ball team for a few years until the war broke out and five of her brothers served, with two of them not returning. Agnes was predeceased by her Mother, Father, all of her siblings and her husband Teddy. Agnes married Edwin (Teddy) Fraser from Fleming, Saskatchewan and they raised their two sons on the family farm there. She was actively involved in the United Church (UCW), was very community minded, and enjoyed her curling, even participating in Provincials. She was involved in concerts, talent shows and many community events. Agnes played in a local dance band for many years. As well as being a busy farmers wife, Agnes drove school bus for many years watching many neighbours children grow up. Her many relatives spent time on the farm during summer holidays, Christmases or any excuse to see and spend time with her. Upon retiring Agnes and Teddy moved into Moosomin, Saskatchewan where she continued to participate in Church choirs and functions. Agnes was a loving and caring person, very welcoming and outgoing. You could never get near her house without having a cup of tea or a meal. She was well known for her pastries and amazing butter tarts. In 1990, Agnes and Teddy moved to Brandon, Manitoba to be near family and enjoyed time together until 1998 when Teddy passed away. Agnes was very fortunate to live a majority of her life around her family, enjoying her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also was very fortunate to live a very happy and healthy life, having very few ailments over her life span. Agnes spent the last ten years of her life in Dinsdale Personal Care Home where she made many new friends both residents and staff. She was a live wire with a hug and a smile for everyone. She adored the caregivers and had nothing but praise for the love, care and attention she received. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4A9.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
May God Bless Her
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FRIESEN: Larry passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on April 12, 2019. He is survived by his parents Ben and Eva Friesen, 2 brothers and 3 sisters and their families. Larry was predeceased by 2 brothers in infancy. Larry had a wonderful sense of humor, he gave people knick names that would stick forever. A very positive attitude got him through good and bad times. He loved cribbage and was the family champion. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at ACC for their kindness. A special thanks to Tan, Norm and Ed Smith for their friendship over the years. As per request there will be no service. Private family interment at a later date.
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KYLE: Elizabeth “Betty” Kyle passed away at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 98 years. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to take place at 1:00 p.m. at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SMITH: Shirley Louise Smith (Thompson) passed away February 14, 2019 at Fairview Nursing Home. Shirley was born in 1923 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and was raised in Yellowgrass. Predeceased by her husband Doug Smith in 2009, parents Russell and Louisa Thompson, sisters Jen Snell (Fred) and infant Maxine, sisters-in-law Bessie McAuley (Ed) and Dorothy Pontifex (Carl). After graduation, Shirley moved to Regina where she was employed as a bank teller. Mom was extremely proud of her Saskatchewan heritage. In 1944, she met RCAF pilot trainee Doug, the love of her life, who she married in 1945 and they were soulmates for sixty-four years. They moved to the family farm at Oak Lake where they became successful farmers, working hard in the community while raising four children; Gerald (Lynne Bailey), Janice (Leonard) Slobodian, Jo-Anne (Mervyn) Schappert and Sally (lan) Shepherd. Mom loved her children's spouses as her own. Also mourning her loss are ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, brother-in-law Maurice (Barbara) Smith and several nieces and nephews. Not born on a farm, Mom had to learn the routine of being a farm wife during the early years. She persevered and worked hard to make the family she loved thrive. Always gracious, she hosted many family reunions and dinner parties with friends. During retirement, Shirley and Doug were snowbirds travelling to the southern states and later BC. They visited many countries, including Wales – her mother’s homeland. She is remembered for her beautiful singing voice, generosity, and community involvement including St. David's and Oak Lake United Churches, choir leader, volunteer ambulance attendant, Branch #79 Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Oak Lake Agricultural Society, Oak Lake Golf Club, curling and all round good sport. She will be lovingly missed by her family. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oak Lake & Area Foundation, Box 133, Oak Lake, Manitoba, R0M 1P0.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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TAME: Reginald “Lawrie” Tame passed away peacefully after a brief stay at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the age of 87 years. As per Lawrie’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Lawrie may be made to Funds for Furry Friends, 740 Rosser Avenue, Suite 208, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WAGENAAR: Patrick Allan Wagenaar, age 64 years, beloved husband of Beth, father of Rick, passed away at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The Celebration of Pat's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. A reception will follow. Donations in memory of Patrick may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-04-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HARPELLE: Keith William, age 51 years, beloved husband of Kim and father of Kassandra and Kristen, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Viewing for family and friends will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Celebration of Keith's Life will be held at the Victoria Inn, Grand Salon, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Donations in memory of Keith may be made to the Suicide Prevention Implementation Network c/o BRHC Foundation- SPIN, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A, 2B3 or a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-04-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CROSSMAN: Mrs. Marion Elizabeth (Vendsel) Crossman (née Krause) of Brandon, formerly of Pierson, passed away peacefully surrounded by all ten of her children at Fairview Home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 91. The funeral service for Marion will be held at the Pierson United Church, Pierson, MB on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with (rev.) Heather Sandilands officiating. The interment will follow at the Lyleton Cemetery, Lyleton, MB. Donations in memory of Marion can be directed to the Lyleton Cemetery Fund, Lyleton, MB. R0M 1G0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB, (204) 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron, Funeral Directors.
To send messages of condolence to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
2019-04-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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DECORTE: Gwen Decorte, of Virden, Manitoba formerly of Cromer, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Bob Decorte and loving mother of Bryon and the late Leigh Decorte passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will be in Kola Anglican Cemetery. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and District Health Auxiliary in memory of Gwen.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
2019-04-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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THOM: Gladys C. Thom. Gladys Thom beloved wife of the late Harvey Thom and beloved mom of Francine, Allan, Martin and Jeffrey, died April 12, 2019 at Bren Del Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 93 years. Funeral Service will take place Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Fellowship Community Church, Waskada, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to Deloraine Palliative Care Fund or to the Goodlands Cemetery.
Message of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088
2019-04-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NEWTON: Letty Newton passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. A Celebration of Letty’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the church where she regularly attended, First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, MB. If desired, donations in memory of Mom may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HADLEY: Patricia Joan (nee Glaseman). October 9, 1954-April 13, 2019. With profound sadness, the family of Patricia Hadley announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the age of 64 years. Patricia is survived by her children Todd, Tobi and Bobbi-Lee and grandchildren Brolin and Makena. She is also survived by loving father of her children Borden Hadley; favorite brother Dale (Janet) Glaseman; sister and best friend Noni (Oscar) Collette; brother Corky (Darcie) Glaseman; sister Barb (Art) LaFleche; sisters-in-law Vonni Glaseman and Karen Glaseman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by her parents Kay and Leo Lacharite and brothers Chick and Darwin Glaseman. The family will cherish her memory privately. Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation Inc., Unit 4, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-04-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FRASER: Agnes Clyne, age 102 years, passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home (her special place for the past ten years) on Friday, April 12, 2019. She leaves behind her sons Alex (Eva) and Stan (Beatrice), six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Such a tiny lady with such a huge heart! She will be greatly missed but we will cherish all the wonderful memories of who she was and how much she loved! A family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SHOEMAKER: Jim (James) Shoemaker, November 28, 1945 – February 28, 2019. It is with heavy hearts we wish to announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Jim Shoemaker. Jim leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years Donna Shoemaker (Goethe), children; Christine Parfeniuk (Garth), Mark Shoemaker (Julie) and Laura Koster (Jamie); grandchildren Casey, Jenna, Joel, Kyle, Talon and Kendall. Also remaining to remember him are sisters Valerie (Victor) Nissan of Courtenay, BC, Brenda (Bob) Fiddler of Somerset, Manitoba, Monica (Ken) Flamond of Brandon, Manitoba; brothers Darryl Shoemaker of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Kevin Shoemaker (Cindy Burkett) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and brother-in-law Ronald Goethe of Brandon, Manitoba, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Fred and Effie Shoemaker, infant brother Mark, sister-in-law Jeannie Goethe as well as his sister-in-law Rhonda Shoemaker who passed within hours of his passing. Jim grew up in Elkhorn, Manitoba, the oldest child of Fred and Effie. He left Elkhorn in 1965 to join the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On September 21, 1967 he married the love of his life Donna and they spent another three years in Halifax (where their daughter Christine was born). In 1970 Jim and Donna moved to Winnipeg (where their son Mark was born). In 1972 they then returned home to Elkhorn where they farmed until 1987. Their daughter Laura was born in Virden in 1978. Jim also worked on the oil rigs while farming. In 1987 Jim and Donna made the decision to move to Steinbach where Jim was employed with Friesen Driller's until his retirement in 2011. Along with Donna, he was a fixture at all of the grandchildren’s activities, some of which took them as far as Germany, numerous cities throughout the mid-western United States and across Canada. He enjoyed his gardening in the summers, various model projects, tinkering around with many odds and ends and attending Winnipeg Jets games. His favorite pastime may have been teasing and fooling around with his grandchildren. Winters were spent traveling to hot destinations and for the last few years he and Donna enjoyed their winters in Florida.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family gathering will be held at Woodville Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elkhorn Legion on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a luncheon.
2019-04-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KOWAL: David Anthony Kowal of Brandon, MB passed away peacefully, surrounded by love and family, at the Assiniboine Centre (Brandon Regional Health Centre) on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 62. Dave was born on July 1, 1956 to Anne (Wuschenny) and Tony Kowal, and he was followed quickly by his twin brother Dennis (to the surprise of everyone, including older brother Larry). He attended Solsgirth School, Birtle Collegiate, and Red River College and he worked at Westman Lab for 40 years. A hard worker, Dave believed in being ready, arriving early, and staying late. He was well-known, highly-respected, and much-loved in Brandon as a knowledgeable lab technologist, bighearted volunteer and neighbour, lifetime sports enthusiast, resonant baseball announcer (and cool dad). Dave was exuberant, optimistic, and generous. He delighted in playing games, teaching, and telling jokes. He thrived in get-togethers (the bigger the better), he loved talking with people and he never let the facts get in the way of a good story. A confident public speaker, Dave was a natural announcer for Brandon Marlins baseball and AAA hockey. He had a lifetime of trivia and stories about curling, including ice-making and an honoured visit to the 2019 Brier. Dave enjoyed playing cards, and he loved his Inukshuk cribbage group which played every Friday, in sickness and in health. Travel was a priority for Dave and he was proud to have completed his ‘bucket list’ items: seeing a game at every major league baseball stadium, visiting all 50 states, and drinking a Tim Horton’s coffee in every province. Dave was so happy to (re)meet Gerrie Taylor at a baseball game, and they became partners in travel and at home, in love and in life. Dave enjoyed yard work and field work and in retirement he spent a lot of time on the farm, always visiting his brothers and grandkids on the way. Dave loved life, and each day he focused on something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to. Dave was predeceased by his father, Tony, and an infant daughter, Amy. Dave is survived by his partner, Gerrie Taylor; son, Jeff Kowal; daughter, Kara (Barry) Rost and their children, Abbi and Brock; mother, Anne Kowal; brother, Larry (Jean) Kowal and twin brother, Dennis (Debbie) Kowal; Jeff and Kara's mother, Karyn Kowal; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and members of Gerrie's family. Dave was the favourite of many people, and he loved and treated each of his family and friends as a favourite. A service to celebrate Dave's life was held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Central United Church in Brandon. A private interment took place at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Olha, MB. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Dave can be directed to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. (204) 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron, Funeral Directors.
To send messages of condolence to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
2019-04-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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