Monday, October 26th, 2020


CLEMIS: Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Thursday January 1, 2009 at the age of 82 years, Ralph Eli Clemis, of Belmont, Manitoba. Ralph leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Shirley (nee Ramsay), son Andy (Amanda) Clemis of Cypress River, Manitoba, daughter Teresa (Jim) Fox of Mississauga, Ontario, five grandchildren Stephanie, Ian, Ayla, Quinn and Keegan; brother Milton of Souris, sister Violet Hamilton of Glenboro, sister-in-law Pauline Clemis of Glenboro, brothers-in-law Wilfred (Dorothy) Ramsay of Edmonton Alberta and Leroy (Mabel) Ramsay of Brandon as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his brothers George and Alex, a sister Minnie Evans, by brothers-in-law George Evans and Stewart Hamilton, parents Fred and Violet Clemis and by father and mother-in-law John and Mabel Ramsay. Funeral services will be held on Friday January 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Helen Delorme officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenboro Cemetery, followed by a reception in the Belmont Community Hall. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, Belmont, Manitoba, R0K 0C0.
On line condolences may be sent to Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. -204-827-2480.
2009-01-06 issue of the Brandon Sun

O'ROURKE: David. The death of David O'Rourke of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, formerly of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved husband of Linda, loving father of Mark, Tim, and Scott, occurred at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 2, 2009. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of David may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9. Arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-05 issue of the Brandon Sun

YATES: Evelyn (nee Chabauty): Passed away December 23, 2008 at the age of 88 years, in Brandon, Manitoba. Born July 5, 1920 in Winnipeg, Evelyn was predeceased by her first husband, Hillaire Chabauty and second husband Art Yates. Evelyn leaves behind son, Ron (Smiley) of Penticton; daughter Cheryl Dando (Doug and family) of Dauphin, Manitoba; adopted daughter, Joyce Hall (George and family) of Flin Flon and Killarney, Manitoba and brother-in-law Ted (Bligh) Yates of Brandon. Cremation. No service by request. If desired, donations may be made to your local SPCA.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

STEWART: Craig Stewart (1928-2009). Peacefully, on January 1, 2009 Donald Craig Stewart passed away in Minnedosa Hospital after a brief illness. Craig is survived by his caring wife Isabel; his children Allyson (Mike), Jennifer (David), Leslie (Larry), Elizabeth, and Keith (Laney); his grandchildren Brittany, Alyssa, Wyatt, Jacob, Connor, Michelle and Ryan; his Hyde family step-children Rick (Lucie), Linda (Ed), Doug (Sharalyn), Tom (Nancy), Bob (Laurel), Helen (Blaine); numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; his sister Effie, brother Gavin (Barbara); and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Keith and Jeanette and stepmother Bessie; his wife Mickey; sister Mary. Craig was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on April 4, 1928 to Keith and Jeannette Stewart (Stout). He grew up in Portage and following school lived for a short time in Edmonton where his two older sisters had moved. In 1951 Craig moved to Minnedosa to become the office manager for Wilton Motors, and it is here he would make his home. In 1956 Craig married Maxine “Mickey” Switzer, daughter of Ted and Elfred Switzer of Newdale. In 1957, Craig purchased the garage and it became Stewart Motors. At this time he added Massey Ferguson Implements and ran the business until 1968 when he was elected to the House of Commons. Craig sold Stewart Motors in the mid 70’s. Craig was first elected as a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament in 1968 serving the Marquette riding and ran for three terms before retiring from politics in 1979. While a member, he served as Chairman of the Manitoba Caucus, on the external affairs and National Defence Committee, on the Agriculture Committee and one term as a Canadian Delegate for the United Nations. During his time in office he always made it a priority to commute home every week while the House of Commons was in session, spending the weekend with family before making the trip back to Ottawa. Craig was a very active community leader. He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, was a founding member and Past President of the Kinsmen Club, and a member of the Masons. He served twice on Town Council, in the 1960’s as a Councilor and Deputy Mayor, and later as Mayor (1980-1983) during Minnedosa’s 100th Centennial Celebration. From 1979 - 1988 Craig owned and operated Minnedosa Insurance Services and was a member of the National Parole Board from 1984 -1990. In 1988, Craig married Isabel Hyde from Portage la Prairie. Together they spent many winters in Florida, where they enjoyed countless visits from kids and grandkids. They were always happy to share the pleasures of their adopted winter home, and Craig especially enjoyed taking in baseball spring training. We will remember Dad as a kind man, always devoted to his family, and for his sense of humour. He will also be remembered as a fair and trusted man in his business and public service, always there to listen and offer advice to friends and colleagues. The family wishes to thank the staff from the Minnedosa Hospital and Home Care for the wonderful care he received. A memorial service will be held Monday January 5, 2009, 2:00 P.M. at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Minnedosa Foundation, Box 183 Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0. Minnedosa Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

SLACK: Howard Alton Slack passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his wife Anne; parents Henry & Grace (Steele) Slack; brothers Charlie and Gordon (Isobelle); sister Lorene Cullen; two sisters-in-law: Dot Slack and Betty (Alex) Couvier; 4 brothers-in-law: Bill Mckay, Bill Heichert, Steve Czechmeister and Joe Czechmeister. Howard is survived by his four children: son Murray (Doreen) and children Kelly Ann (Rob), Ricky and Jeremy, son Brad (Janis) and children Jessica and Joshua; daughter Grace (Jim) Carr and children Delbert and Brandi, daughter Melanie (Sandy) Drier and children Taylor and Colt; three brothers: Orville, Floyd and Albert (Shirley); three sisters: Hazel Plews, Hattie (Ernie) Deeg and Bertha (Leo) Chicoine. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be given to the Melita Palliative Care Fund Box 459, Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

MANTS: James Frederick "Jim" Mants. October 21, 1920 - December 24, 2008. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jim Mants, age 88, on December 24, 2008 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. Jim will forever be loved and missed by his wife of sixty-six years, Norma; sister Norah; daughters: Geraldine (Carl), Carol, Linda (Brian), and son Jack. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Tara, Colin, Riley, Richard, Kirsten,and Christopher; great-grandchildren: Mia and Halle, as well many extended relatives and friends. Jim's loyalty to family, his honesty, integrity and strong work ethic have served as an example to us all. He was predeceased by his brother David; sisters Betty and Esther. Jim was born in Battleford, Saskatchewan, and brought up on a nearby farm. His main interests outside of farm activities while growing up were operating his small fur-trading business and playing banjo in a little band called Wilf's Night Owls. He joined the RCAF in 1941 as a pilot and became a flying instructor until late 1944, when he took operational training on Mosquitos and was posted overseas, returning to Canada in July 1945. Jim married NormaBooth from Lashburn, Saskatchewan in 1942. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1949, he joined United Grain Growers (UGG) as a field representative. He worked out of Regina for five years before being posted to their Head Office in Winnipeg to do special projects related to expansion. In 1963, Jim became the General Manager of Country Operations. In 1972, he joined the federal government where he worked on a variety of special projects relating to feed grains policy and transportation for Western Canada. In 1981, he returned to UGG where he worked for an additional seven years. In 1961, Jim was awarded the Order of the Buffalo Scout by Premier Duff Roblin for his contribution to the establishment of the Agricultural Economics Research Council of Canada. He maintained his interest in flying activities throughout most of his life and was a Director of the Winnipeg Flying Club for twenty-five years and President for four years. In 1975, Jim was awarded the A.D. McLean Award in recognition of his contribution to the flying club movement in Canada. Jim retired in 1988 and enjoyed twenty years in very good health. He spent many hours gardening and working on various household building projects. He also devoted a great deal of time watching over the family investments and developed a very keen interest in the subject of retirement planning. The family would like to express their profound thanks to the entire team of nurses and support staff at the Assiniboine Centre, BRHC, as well as to the staff of New Life Home Health Services for their compassionate and constant care of Jim over the past several months. In accordance with Jim's wishes, there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

KUFLOWSKI: The death of Yvonne Kuflowski, beloved wife of Ed, occurred at Fairview Home on Wednesday, December 31, 2008. The Ceremony to Celebrate Yvonne's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Mona Franklin will officiate. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba-Westman Region, 1-613-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

KNUTT: Clarence Wilfred. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence Knutt on Saturday, December 27, 2008, at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Sheila; an infant son; parents, Olga and Gustav; sister Linda; and granddaughter, Amanda. Clarence is survived by three sons, Ron (Debbie), Murray, Kevin; two grandchildren, Corie (Jenn), Leslie (Dan) Knutt-Mielke; and brother Dennis (Cheryl). Clarence was a very giving person and will be missed greatly by his family, friends and cat, Snoopy. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at a later date in 2009 for Sheila and Clarence. Flowers most gratefully declined. Donations in Clarence’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

FLEURY: Margaret Hilda Fleury of Maryfield, Saskatchewan, formerly of Brandon, beloved mother of Shirley Hayden, passed away peacefully at the Moosomin Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Prayers will be held for Margaret at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

DUMBLETON:Vera Helen Dumbleton was born January 6, 1919 in Stockton, Manitoba. Her parents, Alexander and Ethel Anderson, farmed near Stockton and worked hard to give their family of 12 a good home. Vera married James Dumbleton on October 11, 1939. They started their married life in Killarney until Jim joined the army in 1940, at which time Vera moved to Glenboro to be close to family. Once World War II was over, Jim returned home and moved his wife and two sons, James Dennis and Barry Don to Ninette, where Jim required treatment in the Ninette Sanitarium for tuberculosis. When Jim recovered, they moved back to Killarney. Vera was a strong, independent woman who managed a household and raised two boys on her own for long periods of time while Jim served in the war and convalesced from his illness. She was an excellent homemaker, seamstress and gardener. In the 1960’s Jim became the Postmaster of the Killarney Post Office. Vera worked with him in the post office on a part time basis until 1975 when they both retired. While living in Killarney, Vera was very involved in the community. She was a life time member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and a member of the Royal Purple Lodge. Jim and Vera spent many happy years with the Killarney Square Dance Club which included traveling to various clubs in Southern Manitoba. In 1975, Jim and Vera moved to Edmonton to spend their retirement in closer proximity to their sons. Denny and his wife, Kathy, lived in Edmonton while Barry visited often from his Vancouver home. Vera quickly became involved in her new community. She attended the Church of the Good Shepherd and later St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. She continued her volunteer work at the Lynwood Extended Care Centre receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication. She enjoyed various card games, reading and was an avid sports fan. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost a loyal fan as she attended their games for years, following them on T.V. when she could no longer be in the stands. Vera passed away December 26, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton which had been her home for three years. The funeral service was held on January 2, 2009 in the Wheatland Chapel, Killarney with Reverend Reed of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. Vera was predeceased by her son Dennis in 1979, her husband James in 1982, her parents and all her siblings. She is survived by her son Barry, as well as several relatives and friends. Vera was always cheerful and placed the needs of other before her own. Although she will be sadly missed, we are grateful for the many ways she touched and enriched our lives.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

ARTHUR: It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Myrtle Irene Arthur, beloved wife of the late Walter Arthur, on December 30, 2008. Myrtle grew up on the homestead near Oak Lake surrounded by the love of her parents, eight brothers and one sister. Life on the farm was filled with lots of hard work and treasured memories. Myrtle met her husband Walter and they were married April 23, 1949. Shortly thereafter, they started their family - a source of constant happiness for them. They enjoyed 55 years together before Walter's sudden passing. Myrtle loved to curl and enjoyed her weekly outings. Golfing with Walter was another pastime. Myrtle loved to sew and knit and created many family treasures, but taking care of her family was Myrtle's number one priority. During our childhood years, Mom's day was not over until buns were baked, pants mended, Barbie clothes sewn or stories read. She worked hard to provide as much as she could for her children and getting together for birthdays and special events was so important to her. Even in recent years, through several health issues, all her thoughts were on the welfare of her children. Left to mourn Myrtle are her sons John (Cecelia), Robert (Leslie, granddaughter Raechelle), daughters Lori and Val, and brother Maxwell Hatch (Phyllis). The Funeral Service will take place at St. Matthew's Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker officiating. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Myrtle's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8.
You were loved so much Mom.You will remain in our hearts forever.
Messages of condolence may be placed at
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

ARTHUR: Lilian Arthur passed away peacefully at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home on January 1, 2009 at the age of 94. Lilian was predeceased by her first husband Henry Frances McCormick in 1952 and by her second husband Harold Arthur in the late 70's. Lilian is survived by her son Gordon of Brandon, a grand daughter Laura and her family in Nanton, Alberta and various family members in British Columbia and Ontario. A private memorial ceremony will be held at the Dinsdale Personal Care Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Davloor and the staff at Dinsdale for the excellent care she received.
2009-01-03 issue of the Brandon Sun

ARTHUR: Mrs. Myrtle Arthur of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Arthur, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694.
2009-01-02 issue of the Brandon Sun