Wednesday, August 21st, 2019


2019-08-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

COEY: Calvin (Cal) Grant Coey. With great sadness, Cal’s family announces the passing of their cherished husband and father on August 9, 2019 at the St. Boniface Hospital. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, at Christ The King Parish, 847 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg.
Bardal Funeral Home204-774-7474Condolences:
2019-08-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

WALLACE: Peacefully, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, Neil Perry Wallace passed away in the Wawanesa Personal Care, at the age of 85. Born April 29, 1934, Neil was the youngest son of Perry and Lillian (Barr) Wallace. Neil leaves to mourn, his children, Kevin (Koryna), Marlene (Randy) Biles, Dean (Laura); grandchildren Candace (Carter), Brennan, Kaylene (Anthony), Justin, Ashley and Keira; great grandchildren Easton and Corbin; nephews Brock and Kerry Wallace and by numerous nieces and nephews from the MacGregor side of the family and step-children from the Frederick family connection will also share memories of Neil. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Harvey and sister-in-law Roberta and by former wives Sheila Wallace (MacGregor) and Victoria Wallace (Frederick). Neil had many careers in his lifetime including trucking, farming, grocery store owner, builder, plumber, to name just a few. His favorite pastime though was making friends, visiting and engaging with everyone he knew whether it was over coffee or playing a lively game of cribbage. He could sit down with a stranger and connect someone they knew to someone he knew in a short amount of time. His family and friends meant the world to him. Neil was born and grew up in Crandall, Manitoba and from there he lived in a number of communities including Regina and Weyburn up until 2012 when he moved to Wawanesa. Many friends and neighbors were made in all of these communities. Neil embraced technology and had great fun with his iPad games, tracking people on Facebook, constantly listening to his Stingray music and ferociously reading Westerns on his Kindle. Netflix and YouTube were also among his favorite forms of entertainment. At Neil’s request, a private family graveside service will be held. Donations in memory of Neil can be made to the Lung Association, charity of your choice or reach out to someone in need.
“He will live on in each of us, and be as missed as he was loved.”Online condolences can be made by
Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
2019-08-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROOKES: Martha Rookes (nee Will), November 16th, 1927-June 3rd, 2019. A service of Remembrance and Celebration for Martha will be held Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Elkhorn Cemetery, 2:00 p.m., following by lunch and a time of fellowship at the Elkhorn Leisure Centre.
2019-08-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

FERRAND: Germaine Marcelle Ferrand passed away on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Germaine was born on March 5th, 1931 at Ste. Rose du Lac. Germaine had a long and fulfilling career in nursing. She is survived by brother Germain Ferrand, sister Gilberte-Marie Fingas and many nieces and nephews for whom she will always be remembered as a much loved favorite aunt. We all will miss her very much.
2019-08-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

WALWYN: Jean Elizabeth Marian Walwyn passed away suddenly with her family by her side, on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the age of 81 years. Jean leaves to mourn her husband Roy of 63 years, son David, his wife Joan and niece Pam Willey. A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at The Salvation Army Citadel, 9 Princess Ave. E. at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Ave. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at
2019-08-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

BAILEY: With family by his side, Loraine Dolar Bailey, Ph.D. of Brandon, MB, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lorna (nee Goodwin), daughters, Janice Bailey (Grant Vandenberg) of Quebec City, QC, Jackie Bailey (Curtis Gobert) of Winnipeg, MB, Vanessa Bailey (Kenton Rod) of Richland, WA, and grandchildren, Liam Vandenberg, Matthew and Mason Gobert, Catriona and Annika Rod, as well as extended family and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Loraine's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Brandon, MB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice. Dr. Bailey’s family take this opportunity to thank the teams at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and to his niece, Barb Goodwin, for their care, kindness, and professionalism. Online condolences can be sent to the Bailey family by visiting
Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480
2019-08-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

KOWBEL: Our loving husband, father, gido, brother, uncle and friend, Danny Kowbel, passed away peacefully, at his residence, with family by his side, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the age of 74 years. Danny was born on February 27, 1945 in Brandon, Manitoba to Nicholas and Anna Kowbel (née Czekan). He was the youngest of six siblings. Danny was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Anna Kowbel; his parents-in-law Christopher and Tena Novalkowski; sisters Julie and Jean and brother Michael. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Pat; three daughters: Nicole (Derrick) Snyder; Chantelle (Myles) Lawrence and Candace Kwiatkowski; six grandchildren: Nikolaus; Cole; Dawson; Elle; Madison and Macy. Also surviving are two sisters: Mary Kowbel of Forrest and Cathy Kowbel of Winnipeg. Danny attended school in Glanton and Forrest. He graduated from Elton Collegiate in 1963. He then went on to become a meteorologist, which started in Broadview, Saskatchewan and took him to Thunder Bay, Ottawa and Churchill. In 1971 Danny returned to the family farm, which ultimately would become his life's passion. Aside from farming, Danny held many other interests including camping, fishing, boating, waterskiing, downhill skiing, karate, judo, goldsmithing, golf and playing cards. At the age of 49, Danny also earned himself a black belt in judo, for which we were all so proud of. He could also add judo instructor and ski instructor to his list of many accomplishments. Danny also served as a counsellor for the R.M. of Elton for thirteen years and he was also an avid member of the Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Men's Club. Danny was an amazing friend who was always quick to lend a helping hand, be a supportive shoulder, or pour you a drink — whichever one was needed the most. He was loved by all and was always the life of the party, with his infectious laughter and witty one liners. Danny loved his family and devoted his life to being the man that we all respect and admire. We could always count on him for guidance, encouragement and unconditional love — or money if you needed it. We honour Danny and his character, his integrity, his commitment to the things he stood for — recognizing his amazing heart, his sense of humour, and the helping hand he so often extended to others. We celebrate a life and all that earned him the love, the admiration, the respect of family and friends, feeling grateful for our time with him, enriched by having known him, feeling blessed to have his remarkable spirit here among us forever.
Danny was a man well loved, in a life well lived.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who has brought food and offered condolences and support during this very difficult time. Special thanks to Dr. Tegg, Dr. Bookatz, Dr. Gaiser-Edwards, the Western Medical Clinic staff, Melissa Peters and Brandon Home Care staff, and Heather Boersma and Minnedosa Home Care staff for their compassionate care and support. Thank you to Rev. Father Michael Tkachuk, Cantor Stella Fedeniuk, and the Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Men’s Club for the lovely service; to the pallbearers who lead Danny to his final resting place; to Leona Randall for the beautiful music; and to the ladies who prepared and served lunch. Special thank you to Ken Gold and all of the staff at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. Your thoughtfulness and compassion will never be forgotten. And an extra special thank you to Aunty Shirley Novalkowski for holding Mom up and offering your support when she really needed it.
- Pat and family
Last but certainly not least, we would like to thank Pat.  Dad’s last few years were not easy, but you devoted every minute to making his life the best it could be.  He was always surrounded by love and laughter, and was always the centre of attention. That was only made possible because of you. Thank you Pat for being dad’s person.
- Danny’s Girls
A Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.; interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Danny may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 414 Westmount Dr., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2J 1P2.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at
2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

KILBORN: Louise Ellen Kilborn (Thompson) loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister. It is with deep sadness and sorrow we announce Louise’s passing, much too soon, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Louise was all about family, and together with Brian they raised three children Shelley, Christine, and Neil. Mom was a loving person, always there for her husband, children and grandsons. Brian and Louise celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year, together since the age of 15 years old; they dated for four years before marrying on February 15, 1969. Once married they moved from Neepawa, MB, to Brandon, MB to raise their children. In her early 30’s, with three kids at home, Louise went back to college, earning her degree in Business Administration. After graduating she went to work at MillCo Steel until her retirement at age 60. Retirement allowed her to slow down and spend more time working on her miniatures. She was involved in the Miniature Club in Brandon, travelling and collecting tiny little treasures in various cities. During the summer, you would find her outside puttering in her yard, picking the weeds only she could see, as CBC played on the radio. When she wasn’t in her backyard, you would find her at the lake resting on the deck, reading a book, watching the birds, visiting the neighbours or just enjoying the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Louise was most proud of her two grandsons, Joel and Brent Pulver, and loved them with all her heart. She got great joy out of watching them play their sports and was always happy to cheer them on. Even as they grew older, she always wanted to hear about what was happening in their lives, sharing stories of their adventures with the neighbours and at the same time making sure they didn’t miss any family functions. Louise was preceded in death by her mother and father Doreen and Charles Thompson and brothers Neil and Ken Thompson. She is survived by her husband Brian Kilborn; daughters: Shelley (Chris) Doan and Christine Kilborn; her son Neil Kilborn and her grandsons Joel and Brent Pulver; as well as her sister Grace (Bob) Denis and brothers John (Anna-Lynn) and Rick (Elaine) Thompson. A private Graveside Service for family and friends will be held at Brandon Cemetery on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. All are welcome to attend a Memorial Reception at the Brockie Donovan George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, at 11:00 a.m.
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2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

JOHNSTON: William John “Jack” Johnston. On Thursday August 8, 2019, Jack passed away at the Portage District General Hospital at the age of 80 years after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Jytte of Portage la Prairie; daughter Enid Sweeney (fiancé David Masse) of Starbuck and granddaughters Kelsey and Sydney of Portage la Prairie; daughter Paula Johnston and grandson Ty of Winnipeg; daughter Leah Hyrsak (Darron) and grandchildren Rachel and Bryce of Brandon; and son Thomas Johnston of Winnipeg. Jack also leaves behind his sister Maxine Kehler of Calgary; brother-in-law Rene Ammann of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Susanne Johnston of Portage la Prairie; grandchildren Cole and Sydney Lindblom and their mother Colleen of Winnipeg; great aunts Norma Wiebe, Lola Wiebe, Marg (Clarence) McIntyre; along with the Hellesoe family including numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Sam and Emma Johnston; sister Sandra Ammann; brother Brian Johnston and parents-in-law Hans and Inga Hellesoe. Jack’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 at Glesby Centre, 11-2 Street NE Portage la Prairie, with Pastor Kevin Trembley and Mr. Cecil Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Longburn Cemetery. If desired, expressions of sympathy can be made with donations in Jack’s memory to the CNIB Foundation, 1080 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3M3, the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, 501-840 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1S1, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5 or the Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0K8. A tree will be planted and cared for in memory of Jack by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel who are in care of arrangements and can be contacted at 204-857-4021
2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

HOBSON: Neil Craig Hobson, December 7, 1964 - July 29, 2019. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Neil Hobson on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the age of 54. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Edith and brother Mark, aunt Doreen Smith, uncle Ernest (Pat) Kempthorne, aunt Maurena Wear (partner Ross Svoboda), and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his father Walter in 2014, grandparents Art and Elva Hobson and Lorne and Marj Kempthorne, uncle Bill and aunt Lorraine Kempthorne, and uncle Murray Kempthorne. Neil was born in Brandon on December 7, 1964. Two years later the family moved to Winnipeg so he could access programs for the deaf. Neil attended preschool for the hearing impaired from what is now called the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and Mulvey, Gordon Bell, and Tec Voc schools.  He trained to be a dental technician and worked at several labs before losing his vision at the age of 40. Neil moved to the Deaf Centre of Manitoba not long after.  He became an advocate for the deaf-blind, and was a past Co-Chair of the Manitoba Deaf-Blind Association and current Treasurer. Neil was a passionate man with a gentle soul and endearing smile. Despite struggling with serious health issues for most of his adulthood, he was able to live an independent and active life. He loved the Jets, the Wheat Kings, the Goldeyes, and the Bombers and attended their games as often as he could.  He also loved music and attended many concerts.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and his friends, who will miss him deeply. The family would like to thank the friends and staff at ECCOE, the Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), and the HSC Dialysis Unit for all their care and devotion throughout the years.  We also wish to thank the attending police, firefighters, and paramedics, with special thanks to Nicholas. We will celebrate Neil's life at a service to be held at Prairie Spirit United Church, 207 Thompson Drive, on Saturday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Neil's memory to RCMDB (228-285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg MB, R3L-2E1), or a charity of your choice.
Neil Bardal Funeral
2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

HIEBERT: Henry passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 85 after a brief battle with cancer. Henry was born in Lowe Farm, Manitoba on January 29, 1934 to Jacob and Annie Hiebert. The family lived in several locations in southern Manitoba before settling on the homestead farm just outside of Rivers, Manitoba. Henry spent most of his adult life in the Brandon area. Even though he worked full-time at the university, he enjoyed the farm life and always helped family members with whatever needed to be done on the farm. Henry retired from Brandon University with more than 30 years of service at the age of 65. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, mechanics, as well as building his skills as an amateur electrician. And, of course, we cannot forget his favourite pastime – auction sales. Henry was blessed with two sons: Calvin (Lori) and Norman, and three daughters: Lillian, Joy (Emmerson) and Sandra (Richard). Henry’s family has grown to include 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Gladys and brothers John and Victor. Henry was predeceased by his infant son Norman, parents Jacob and Annie Hiebert, and brother Art. The Graveside Service was held at Alexander Cemetery, Alexander, Manitoba on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Donations in memory of Henry may be made to a charity of choice.
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2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

GUSDAL: Viola Fay Gusdal, born to Arthur and Mary Gusdal on October 10, 1931, passed away at Brandon Regional Hospital on July 31, 2019. She leaves to mourn her sisters Marilyn Giesbrecht of Calgary, AB, Judith Ravenhill (John), of Kelowna, BC and Wendy Allison-McCulloch (Thomas) of Calgary as well as her brother Daniel (Judy) of Wetaskiwin, AB. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Jean, and brothers, Merril, Allan and Ralph. Fay left home at a young age and had many occupations including teaching, modeling and book keeping. Her last occupation was that of secretary-treasurer for the R.M. of Clanwilliam. Fay spent several winters in Arizona where she attended a Lutheran church and enjoyed singing in the choir conducted by her sister, Marilyn. Fay enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble, curling and golfing. Fay was baptized at Bethel Lutheran Church and was a member of Erickson Lutheran Church. A Celebration of Life for Fay will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church (Danvers) near Erickson, on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted by Bethel Historical Society and Erickson Lutheran Church.
Remembrances andcondolences may be shared at
Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

DRAYSON: Peacefully, with his family by his side, Elgin Gordon Drayson passed away, Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Neepawa Health Centre, at the age of 91. Born April 26, 1928, Elgin was the youngest son of Charlie and Gladys (Hockin) Drayson. Elgin leaves to mourn his wife Susan, daughter Shauna Drayson-Kunkel (Russell), grandchildren Scott, Briony, Kalin and Sydney, brother Mervin and sister Jean Ernest, numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his parents, sons Christopher Elgin, Richard and Marty, brother Gerald, sisters-in-law Helen and Marj, and brother-in-law Arn Ernest. Family and farming were an important part of Elgin’s life beginning with his bonds at home; escapades with cousins and support for his children and grandchildren. He carried that forward into his life with the joy of “visiting”, particularly with people who were lonely, and the “coffee crowd”. Elgin loved people and their stories. He served his community in many ways through East View Lodge, Farm Business Groups, Gordon United Church, etc. Despite an early polio handicap he loved sports whether it was hockey, baseball or curling, later taking up golf and sailing. On August 4, 1953, he married Susan and began the task of introducing her to “farm life,” a formidable task with many laughs! Changing a baseball cap to a mining helmet they moved to Windsor, Ontario in 1957, returning to the farm in 1960. A close partnership with his brother Merv began in 1962 and continued until Merv retired.  Then the partnership changed to farming with nephews Ray, Terry and Darren.  Retiring to Neepawa in 1997, he continued “fixing” things (even over the phone and internet) and raising giant tomatoes! Duck tape, pliers, screw drivers, gorilla glue and scissors were always by his side! Not far away were the peanut butter squares and sweet and sour sauce! Donations in memory of Elgin can be made to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation, charity of your choice or doing an act of kindness for someone in need. A Celebration of Life was held in the Neepawa United Church on July 12.
“He will live on in each of us, and be as missed as he was loved”
2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

2019-08-10 issue of the Brandon Sun