Friday, May 24th, 2019

Obituaries

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EARL: Robert Morris, age 90 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Funeral arrangements are pending. Complete obituary and service details will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-24 issue of the Brandon Sun

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AUSTIN: Bob, 65 years, beloved partner of Carol, father of Dana, passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
2019-05-23 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KING: Kris King beloved husband to Pam and lovingly remembered by his children Mark (Caryn) and Cortney (Kurt), and grandchildren Reece, Kelsey, Max, Sydney and Lindsey, died May 17, 2019 at his home, Crystal City, Manitoba at the age of 65 years. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Rock Lake Pastoral Charge United Church, Crystal City, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Casual attire and jerseys encouraged. A private interment will take place at a later date in Elgin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kris may be made to South Central Cancer Resource, 34 Stephen St. #400 Morden, Manitoba, R6M 2G3, or to the Crystal City Community and Benevolent Association, Box 462, Crystal City, Manitoba, R0K 0N0.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-825-2848
2019-05-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COWAN: Leona, 71 years, beloved mother of Richard Cowan, grandmother of Hanna, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 20, 2019. Memorial reception for family and friends will be held at the Souris Legion Clubroom on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:30. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Leona, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
2019-05-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CHATT: Jenny Chatt. A Celebration of Life for Jenny Chatt will be held on May 29, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion #3, 560-13 Street East, Brandon, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers and cards, please make a donation to the Brandon Humane Society, her favorite charity. A donation box will be at the Legion for your convenience.
2019-05-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BARTEAUX: Philip Barteaux was born on the farm on May 14, 1925 to May and Orlando Barteaux. Phil was predeceased by his parents, step-mother, Clara, cherished wife of 66 years, Beverley, his son Dale, his three brothers, George, Jack and Bruce, and by his son-in-law, Morris. He grew up in Wattsview and remembered fondly the scrapes and trouble he and his brothers and their friends made. In 1951, he married Beverley Shier, and they farmed together, raising seven children, Linda (Morris Butcher), Wayne (Debra Admussen), Connie (Glenn LaMarche), Karen (Dwayne Clark), Glen (Dana Hutchings), Dale (Evelyn Bertram), and Janette (Sean O’Brien).  Phil is survived by six children, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Phil farmed all his life and had a huge connection to his land. He took a keen interest in it even in the fall of 2018, driving out in his beloved Highlander to check the crops and the progress of the harvest. He farmed with George and Jack for many years and experienced decades of changes, from the four-horse team pulling the plow to the massive equipment used today. He never stopped learning, was curious and inventive, and loved his “farmer’s arithmetic”. His latest hobby was supervising the oil wells in Wattsview and looking for his first gusher. He was a keen volunteer, first at the skating rink, the Pool Elevator, community projects, and finally the Drop In Centre. He had hundreds of stories at the ready and a long and colorful memory. His favorite things were Beverley’s cooking, potatoes with gravy, sour cream raisin pie, and his garden. His eyes would light up when friends and neighbors dropped over and especially if anyone was keen to play cards with him. He lived his values everyday; neighboring, duty, and minimalism. Phil was much loved and honored in the community to which he gave his whole life. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Birtle United Church with interment to follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Birtle Drop In Centre.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.braendlebrucefs.ca Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747
2019-05-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ACKROYD: Margaret Evelyn Ackroyd. (Note: Change of Service Location). Margaret passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, ON, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Margaret was predeceased by husband Brant and daughter Ellen Kachan. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Jack, Greg, Brian and Susan Slawson. A Memorial Service will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, (Brockie Donovan), 332-8th Street, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Memorial Eye Foundation, Box 132–4025 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3R 3V5.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-05-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LARONDE: Wilbert William Edward “Bill”, age 85 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Bill was born March 26, 1934 to George and Joyce Laronde in Foresters Falls, Ontario. He grew up with a love of playing hockey and spent many years as a goaltender. Bill developed a strong work ethic early in life and began working in the lumber camps at the young age of 14 years. From there he moved forward with his passion for military, and after receiving his mothers blessing, joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in June 1951 in Ottawa, Ontario. Following basic and advanced training, Bill shipped out to Harymuir, Japan for advanced battle training with Second Battalion RCR for 4 weeks. He was then deployed to Korea and spent 23 months with the infantry until returning to Trenton, Ontario CFB in May of 1953 following the cease-fire. Bill was released in June of 1953, but then re-joined 2 months later, joining the first RCR Airborne CJATC in Rivers, Manitoba. He was sent to Gagetown, New Brunswick for advanced training and returned to London, Ontario in 1955 where he then married his first wife Elsie. Bill was transferred back to Rivers, Manitoba First Airborne Platoon RCASC in January of 1957 and was involved in Air Supply School as an instructor. He was doing and teaching regular parachute jumping until August of 1957 when he was involved in a serious parachute accident resulting in a 7 month hospital stay at the Deer Lodge Veteran Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba where recovered from multiple serious injuries. Unable to jump again, he returned back to the Air Supply School in Rivers, Manitoba and became involved in Clerk Administration Training. He completed the 3 levels of training required and was then deployed to Nanaimo, British Columbia (the HOLE) assigned to General Staff Administration Head Quarters in 1959. In 1960, Bill was sent to Leopoldville, Africa for 9 months with the Signal Core Unit in dealing with the African Revolt and then returned to base in Vancouver. Bill was stationed in Germany in 1962 for an 8-month period and in 1964 he returned to Rivers, Manitoba Building Headquarters as a Staff Sargent RCASC. During the summer of 1966 Bill was honourably discharged from the General Forces, however his love of the Military saw him enlist with the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (The Reserves), based out of Brandon, Manitoba. After 13 years in the reserves he retired with rank of Warrant Officer (Paymaster). Once out of the military, Bill was employed by the City of Brandon as a building and plumbing inspector. It was while working at the city that Bill met his second wife, Alice and they were married in 1984. For many years Bill was a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and past Brandon Manitoba Legion Member, he was also an avid 5-pin bowler with Elsie and enjoyed going to Sportsman's Park on weekends for many years. Bill loved to hunt and fish and his children fondly remember his generosity. He was a great dancer and attended many dances and socials with Alice. He loved taking trips to the casino and never missed the opportunity to ask any of his visiting children when they were taking him next! He was a long time supporter and fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings and shared his love of the team with his youngest granddaughter. Bill was predeceased by his parents George and Joyce Laronde, his infant daughter, Patricia Ann in 1956, his first wife Elsie (nee Hrycyk) in 1983 and his second wife Alice (nee Brown) in 2016. He is survived by his children Richard (Brenda) Laronde of Dauphin, MB, Paddy (Peter) Kartes of Leask, SK, Nancy (Garth) Lindgren of Shellbrook, SK, and stepdaughter Sharon Ward of Brandon, MB. Bill is also survived by his sisters Marion (Howard) Miehm of Petawawa, ON, Beryl McKee of Napanee, ON and Sheila (Bud) Taylor of Kamloops, BC. Bill will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jason, Janelle, Sherry-Lynn, Shawn, Shane, Jeffrey, Curtis and Katey as well as 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Rideau Park for their excellent care during Bill's time there. Thanks also to the nurses and staff on A2 and Palliative Care. A private graveside service was held in the Veterans Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Son Richard Laronde was the urn bearer. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KOLTUSKY: Steve Koltusky of Olha, Manitoba passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre at the age of 75 years. Steve is survived by his wife Marion and son Ryan. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michaels’ Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olha, with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Father Emil Kardasinec will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olha, Manitoba.
Remembrances andcondolences may be shared at www.raesfs.caRae’s Funeral Serviceof Shoal Lake and Ericksonin care of arrangements. 1-204-759-2160
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HIGGS: Ann Higgs, age 80 years, loving wife to Ed, and caring mother to Kelly Higgs (Robert), David Higgs (Laurie), and Lisa Hercun (Jamie), passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending with complete obituary and announcement of service to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HAMPTON: Michaela (Mickey) Hampton nee Vasiliu Cristea (Boaden). Mickey was born in Bucharest on October 31, 1941 to Mia (Maria Angela) and Eugene Vasiliu Cristea. The story is that Mia wanted a boy to be named Michael, but when a daughter appeared an “a” was simply added and she became Michaela. Her great aunt Vivi, instantly called her Mickey. Romania was under Nazi rule when Mickey was born and then taken over by the Communists. Many of her relatives suffered under both regimes. King Michael of Romania was her godfather, other family members went to prison. Her father died of cancer when she was 3 years old. Two years later her mother married Eddy Boaden, an Englishman, who was in the oil business in Romania. They escaped to Paris, via Vienna and then moved to Kuwait, where Eddy became General Manager of the Kuwait Oil Company. The move to Paris was wonderful for her great aunt Vivi, who was a fashion icon and introduced her to Pierre Cardin and Edith Piaf (who, though being tiny herself always called Mickey “ma petite”). Mickey was sent on to a school for people who did not speak English and then to Wycombe Abbey, where she was taught proper English, sportsmanship and the responsibility of public service. She also learned a healthy disrespect for autocratic authority. After leaving school she went to University in Geneva to study simultaneous translation, but, funds having been cut off by her step father, she worked in a travel agency, at the same time acting as her mother's deputy at many social functions. She met most of the famous politicians of the day and many others such as Ian Fleming. In Kuwait she met Stuart, the love of her life. They fell in love on a fishing trip aboard on a yacht with circling sharks and distinguished guests. They quietly left the company of the others to sit on an old cooler, and realized that they wanted to be together forever. Mickey and Stuart became engaged in September 1962 and magnificent parties were held by Kuwatii friends to celebrate. They married in Knightsbridge and had their reception in the Dorchester Hotel. They went to Alice Springs, Australia where Mickey worked at all of the European things she could to pay for the trip back to Scotland. Mary Jane was born in Scotland. The family moved to Dorchester and then to Leeds where she collected antiques and planned a life in Canada. In 1969, Brandon Manitoba became home. Abby was born while the new house was being built. The rockery was a major endeavor, which involved Mickey lugging enormous rocks with chains to make sure that they were in exactly the right spot. The garden was a work in progress (as it always is) with help from The Royal Horticultural Society. She was chairman of the Altar Guild at St. Matthews Cathedral and founding chairman of the Brandon Alzheimer Society. She became the best known antique appraiser in the area. The garden became a source of revenue for several charities when she gave Garden Parties, which raised thousands of dollars for groups she and Stuart supported. As office manager of Stuart's practice, Mickey became a well-known voice to many health professionals and the maker of the most loved shortbread, which was given to friends and colleagues. That is a tradition she brought to Nova Scotia when she and Stuart moved in 2018 to live with their daughter Abby, and next door to Mary Jane. Although it seemed that a battle with lung cancer had been won, the disease struck again suddenly and quickly. As Mickey always did, she took charge and directed all her final planning. She died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 14, surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her adoring husband Stuart, daughters Abby and Mary Jane and two grand daughters, Tia and Chloe. There will, at Mickey's request, be no funeral ceremony, cremation having already taken place. Donations to The Brandon Area Community Foundation (Dr. Stuart and Mickey Hampton Family Fund) would be greatly appreciated by the family. www.bacf.ca.
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GRADIDGE: Joan Gradidge (nee Elliott), born January 9, 1936, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 9, 2019 surrounded by her family and is now reunited with her beloved husband Kenny. Joan graduated from Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1957 and worked for 39 years before retiring from Central Park Lodge in 1996. She will be greatly missed by her sons Brad (Linda), David (Anu) and Michael (Elaine); grandchildren Lisa (Clay), Kaylie, Karsen (Justin), Scott (Kelly), Matthew (Jenn) and Lauren; great-grandson Braxton; sister-in-law Eileen Gradidge; special friend Barry Johnston and nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her parents Harper and Ethel Elliott, husband Ken (married 1957), sisters Marjorie (Alfred) Hunt, Audrey Elliott, Wahnetah (Grant) Williamson and brothers-in-law Bob (Winona) and Percy Gradidge. Our sincerest gratitude is extended to BRHC ER and Palliative Care staff. The Celebration of Joan's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Mr. Kurt Ardron officiated and interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FARMER: Donald Brian “Don” Farmer, beloved husband of Colleen Farmer and beloved dad of Robin (Mike) Zoey, Rachel, Nixon and Brooke (Chris) Mikaela, Bentley, Isabella, Charlee, died May 15, 2019 at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 60 years old. Memorial Reception will take place Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Legion Club Room, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Don may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Message of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FAIRCHILD: Arlys E. Fairchild (nee Anseth). Aryls Fairchild beloved wife of the late Ernie Fairchild and beloved mom of Paulette (Jim) Trewin beloved grandma to Jeff, Greg and Wade Trewin and great-grandma to Morgan and Forbes, died May 4, 2019 at Delwynda Court PCH, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 87 years. In accordance with Aryls’s wishes cremation has taken place and a public graveside service will be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Arlys may be made to Deloraine Health Centre Palliative Care, Waskada Cemetery or MS Society of Canada.
Message of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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EISSNER: Erika, 92 years, beloved mother of Ullrich, Detlef, Birgit and Arne, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Friday, May 17, 2019. Funeral service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Erika, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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