Friday, February 22nd, 2019


SMITH: Shirley Louise Smith passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Doug. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gerry (Lynne), Janice (Len) Slobodian, Jo-Anne (Merv) Schappert, Sally (Ian) Shepherd as well as her brother-in-law, Maurice (Barbara) Smith. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Oak Lake and Area Foundation, Box 133, Oak Lake, Manitoba, R0M 1P0. Complete obituary information to follow.
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2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

TROTTIER: Doreen Lois Trottier (nee Spearman), February 19, 1928-February 10, 2019.It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Doreen Lois Trottier. She is survived by her three daughters: Janice (Glen) Kyle, Dianna (Myles Krauchi) Trottier, and Julie Trottier; six grandchildren: Larissa (Neil) MacDonald, Brandi (David) Jackman, Willow Krauchi, Shaw Krauchi, Vanessa Krauchi, Christie Way (Jamey Matheson), Isabel Trottier-Phaneuf (Alenn Cruzat); and 13 great-grandchildren: Benson, Janessa, Elliot, Wesley, Collin, Robert, Anita and Timothy MacDonald, Jedidiah and Hannah Jackman, Nya Krauchi, Braden Krauchi, Liam Muys; her brother-in-law Freddie (Karen) Trottier and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Albert Trottier and her four siblings (Hazel Gardiner, Evelyn Robinson, Elwood Spearman and Harold Spearman) and brothers- and sisters-in-law. Doreen was born near Crystal City, MB on the farm, the youngest of five children. Their family loved music and spent many hours after supper playing and singing together. Doreen’s mother had TB during her teen years and she boarded with friends and relatives while going to school. Her first job was at the Winnipeg Tribune in 1945. Doreen met Albert Trottier at a dance in Pilot Mound at the age of 18 and they married December 7, 1946. She was 19 and he was 26. Dancing was a 60-year love for both of them and they danced beautifully together. They moved to the Trottier farm where their first home was a 20x22 foot building they renovated and called “The Shack”. In 1948 they bought the Trottier home farm. Doreen milked 20 cows, looked after the pigs and chickens, did canning, baked pies and made full meals for the farm hands. Janice was born in September 1952 and Dianna in September 1954, and in October Doreen and Albert moved to Boissevain to take ownership of the Macleods Store where Doreen worked full time as co-owner in the store. In 1960 they built the new house on Mill Road and in November 1961 Julie was born. In 1962 they built the new store. Doreen enjoyed these busy years. She was also active in Lionelles, IODE, and the Ladies ACT. In 1971 they moved to Brandon and built a new house on Hemlock Crescent where they lived until 1997. They also had 11 rental properties in Brandon. Doreen and Albert wintered in Phoenix, AZ after they “retired” and they eventually moved to a condo in Winnipeg in 1997. Albert died November 30, 1997. Doreen loved visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren…they were very special to her and she asked about them in every phone call. Doreen spent her last months at Bethania Personal Care Home. Our thanks go out to all the staff who gave her such excellent care and love, with special thanks to Charis and Victor. Doreen died as she had lived, with courage and strength, maintaining her sense of humour, dignity and grace to the end. She left us with an incredible legacy that will live on in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Doreen’s Life will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at E.J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald St., in Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Doreen’s memory to the CNIB, P.O. Box 8000 STN Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9, online at or to a charity of choice.
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

LITTLE: Marlene J. passed away at her residence in the Lions Manor on January 28, 2019. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in Marlene's memory can be made to the Huntington's Society of Canada.
2019-02-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

TETZLAFF: Eva Mildred (Burnett) Tetzlaff of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away at the Russell District Health Centre on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 81 years. The funeral service will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Binscarth Community Hall with Rev. Janet Kostyna officiating. Interment at Binscarth Cemetery at a later date. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Inglis Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Expanding Community Cancer Care c/o Russell District Hospital, Bag Service 2, Russell, Manitoba R0J 1W0.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 204.773.2747.
2019-02-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

PERSWAIN: David Perswain entered into rest on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Wawanesa Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or CancerCare MB.
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2019-02-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

MINSHULL: Mrs. Bern Minshull of Pierson, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Birdie (Broadfoot) Morrow; husband, Bill; daughter, Betty-Anne Kirby; one brother and eight sisters. Bern is survived by her four children: Barry (Mag) of Pierson, Boyd (Linda) of Okotoks, AB, Brad (Brenda) of Pierson and Barb (Doug) Korman of Thompson; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service for Bern will be held at the Pierson Community Hall, Pierson, MB on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm. (rev.) Heather Sandilands will officiate with burial to follow at the Pierson Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Huntington Society, 151 Fredrick St. Suite 400, Kitchener, ON, N2H 2M2. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home (204)-522-3361.
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2019-02-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

GRAY: William J. (Bill) Gray, beloved husband of the late Norma Gray, father of Cindy (Ken) Routledge, Dallas (Judy) Gray, and the late Laurie Gray, grandfather of Andrew (Kylee), Michelle (Darren) and their children Kennidy and Grayson, Alex (Jenn), Katy (Andy), Kimberlee (Chris) and their son Liam, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 84 years of age. A service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Kenton United Church, Kenton, MB, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with reception at the Kenton Legion following the service. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kenton United Church Memorial Fund or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118, Kenton, MB, R0M 0Z0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2019-02-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

BEAUFOY: Salín Beaufoy. Passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre on Saturday February 9, 2019 at the age of 97 years, Salín Sigurveig Beaufoy (nee Johannesson), formerly of Baldur, MB. Salin leaves to mourn her passing her four daughters Pat Beaufoy of Winnipeg, Ursula (Bill) Ratt of Brandon, Lelia Beaufoy (Peter Kozak) of Winnipeg, Sydney Beaufoy of Winnipeg, grandson Andrew (Ché), great grandson Boden, as well as extended relatives and friends. Salin was predeceased by her husband Tony (1971), parents Ingolfur and Sigrun Johannesson, brothers Pall and wife Rene and Bjorn and wife Sylvia, and by sister Thora Gunnlaugson and husbands Ray Gunnlaugson and Al Thorleifson. A Celebration of Salín's Life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in the Baldur Memorial Hall with Allan Thorleifson officiating. Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Salín's memory to the Friends of St. Mark's, c/o Susan Kentner, Box 124, Baldur, MB, R0K 0B0.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
2019-02-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

BARDARSON: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the age of 78 years, Albert Bardarson, formerly of Killarney and Baldur, MB. Albert leaves to mourn his children Lionel (Colleen) Bardarson of Baldur, Melanie (Robert) McKenzie of West St. Paul, MB, Nancy (Cory) Dalman of Baldur, Tiffany Nykolyshyn (William Kingdon) of Brandon; fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brother John Bardarson of Souris, MB, brother-in-law Bob Topp of Brandon, sister-in-law Helen Bardarson of Oak Bank, MB as well as numerous extended family and friends. Albert was predeceased by his daughter Vicki Vrooman, granddaughter Tasha Bardarson, brother Helgi and by sisters Alice Topp and Loreen Bardarson. A Celebration of Albert's life will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Sandra Rex officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Baldur Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Glenboro C.E. Building. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Albert's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2430-#3 Victoria Ave., Brandon MB, R7B 0M5.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
2019-02-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

COLLINS: Shirley Collins passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Riverdale Health Centre on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ross Collins. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by her children: Joe-Anne (Gualberto) Pacheco, Donna (Tad) Hoyak, Gerri (Richard) Allen, Gerald Ross Collins, Valerie (Tom) Northam and her brother Kenny Lemmon of Truro, N.S. She will also be remembered by her 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 633 2nd Ave., Rivers, Manitoba on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Riverdale Palliative Care, c/o Box 428, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0.
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2019-02-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

SMITH: Ronald Ralph Smith passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 90 years. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
2019-02-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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. 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. Complete obituary information to follow.
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2019-02-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

McCAUSLAND: Kenneth Rowland McCausland, August 23, 1953-February 6, 2018. Ken McCausland passed away peacefully with family by his side on February 6, 2018, at Brandon Assiniboine Center. He was the beloved brother of Eileen, Russell and Donna. Ken was born on August 23, 1953 to his parents, Rowland and Ruth McCausland. He was the eldest of 4 children. Ken was born with special needs but he always strove to be a big brother to his younger siblings. Ken grew up on the family farm near Ninga. He enjoyed telling how his dad and uncle Gene McCausland, had completed combining by the day he was born. His parents were devoted to ensuring Ken received an education and to have the best quality of life. He attended Sunnyside School in Boissevain. After his schooling was completed Ken moved from the farm to Boissevain and attended the local workshop. Ken had an independent spirit which led him to move to Brandon. Ken worked at a few different jobs. His job at Brandon Co-op Lumber yard was a highlight in his life. When his health permitted, Ken walked his lawn mower long distances in Brandon to mow lawns. In winter he would shovel snow. Ken loved his apartment at Kiwanis Courts, where he lived with his beloved cat, “Mr. Tuck”. His voice would soften and his eyes would light up when he talked about his companion, “Mr. Tuck”. His phone was his main way of communicating. He spent many hours on the phone chatting with family and friends regarding his experiences eg. his adventures growing up on the farm. He often would express concern regarding current weather. It was too dry for seeding, or it was too wet for combining. He could recall dates when tractors, trucks etc. were bought and sold on the farm. He was a frequent caller to CKLQ Happy Line. He would phone in birthdays, anniversaries and sometimes get well wishes to all in the City of Brandon. He loved old time country music. His favorite singers were Wilf Carter and Kitty Wells. He would phone the local radio station request line to ask for “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”. Ken enjoyed visiting. He was always happy to run into an acquaintance at Superstore. He loved going out for ice cream, lunch or a day at the lake. He looked forward to family meals and celebrations especially Christmas and his birthday. He attended Central United Church regularly. Ken had an infectious smile. When he was happy his eyes would beam with excitement. He had a laugh that was contagious. Once you met Ken, you had a friend for life. He never forgot you! Ken was predeceased by his parents Rowland and Ruth McCausland, whom he missed deeply. Ken is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by sister, Eileen Nixon (Brian), brother Russell McCausland (Vickie), sister Donna Deceuninck, nephew Reg Arnold (Tara), great nephews Sylas and Chayce, niece Ruth Arnold (Kyle Berry), nephew Darius McCausland (Julie), niece Pamela Bergen (Brian), nieces Holly and Michelle Deceuninck. He is also survived by aunt Louise McCausland and several cousins and dear friends. Funeral service was officiated by Rev Doug Craig at Central United Church in Brandon on February 13, 2018. Ken will be laid to rest at a later date with a private family interment at Ninga Cemetery.
2019-02-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

HARRIS: Robert (Bob) James Harris passed away peacefully Thursday, January 31, 2019, with family at his side. Left to mourn his passing: his wife, Beverley, of the past 61 years; three sons; Robin (Leona), Ward (Deborah), and Carl (Samantha); seven grandchildren and spouses; Rebecca, Robert, Michael (Kelsey), Nikki (Colin), Christopher (Katie), Angela and Daniel; two great-grandchildren; Keith, Brooke; one younger brother; Andy; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents; Arthur and Dorothy Harris; three brothers; Art, Les, and Roy; and one sister; Margaret. Bob was born in Virden, Manitoba on February 8, 1934. He took most of his education in Brandon schools and Brandon College. He also attended McMaster University Divinity School in Hamilton, Ontario and The University of Manitoba Faculty of Education. He married Beverley Tolton in 1957 and they moved from Brandon to Souris where he taught High School for two years before moving to Wawanesa where he was Principal for five years. They moved to North Kildonan in 1964 and he worked in River East School Division in several schools (River East Collegiate, Morse Place Junior High, Maple Leaf and Emerson). He retired from education in 1989. Along with his teaching career, Bob also served a number of churches as pastor. For nearly 25 years he was pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church and Pilgrim Baptist Church in Winnipeg. During his college years in Brandon he preached each Sunday at Little Souris, Beresford and Brandon Hills United Churches. While in Souris and Wawanesa he served churches in Elgin, Minto and Regent. Bob was active in the Kiwanis Club of East Kildonan since 1967, serving in most Club offices. He was also a life member of the Winnipeg Philatelic Society since his main hobby was stamp collecting. Bob and Beverley enjoyed playing golf together and traveling by car, bus and several cruises. They had a great, happy life together. Funeral and arrangements Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m., Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul (Winnipeg). In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.
2019-02-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

HOULE: Triston Gabriel Rene Houle. Triston was born in Brandon, MB on February 22, 1996. Aged 22, Triston passed away suddenly on January 28, 2019 at Grace Hospital Winnipeg, MB. Triston is survived by his partner Lisa Dawn Pareanteau, their children, Carlos, Abel, Jaxon and Colton and his beloved parents Lisa and Larry Inkster. Triston comes from a very large loving extended family and many good friends. Triston was predeceased by his grandparents Rene and Alice Houle and his “Bana" Linda Freed. Forever remembered for his lopsided grin, pride in his family, love of animals and his dedication to his many friends. There will be a celebration of Triston’s life at St. Augustine RC Church February 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship at the Manitoba Metis Federation, 656-6th Street Brandon, MB. All are welcome to attend. Donations can be made in Triston’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
2019-02-09 issue of the Brandon Sun