Friday, July 19th, 2019

Obituaries

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HASIUK: Blair Alexander, age 65 years, beloved husband of Sonia (nee Bachewich), passed away suddenly on Monday, July 15, 2019. The Funeral Ceremony will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Doug Craig of Central United Church will officiate with a reception to follow also at Memories Chapel. A private interment will be held at Sandy Lake, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Blair may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Brandon & District Chapter, Unit 5B-457 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4A9 or charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PETZ: Ted Petz of Russell, MB formerly of Winnipeg, MB passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 50 years. The funeral service will be held from the George P. Buleziuk Centre, Russell, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Guy Scholz officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.
Friends may share condolences with the family at www.braendlebrucefs.ca
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell is in care of arrangements, (204) 773-2747.
2019-07-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GARBUTT: Frank Garbutt, beloved husband of Sandra Garbutt passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 87 years. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the Rapid City Legion Hall, Rapid City, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Rapid City Community Complex or a charity of choice. White’s Funeral Home, Minnedosa, in care of arrangements.
www.whitesfh.ca
2019-07-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WHYTE: Jenelle Whyte of Kenton, MB passed away peacefully at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 32 years of age. Jenelle is lovingly remembered by Molly Renee, her black furry daughter; her dad and mom Craig and Marianne Whyte; and brothers Roy and Danny. A celebration of Jenelle’s life will be held at the Kenton Memorial Park, Kenton, MB on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Casual, colorful, no black dress is requested. Please bring a lawn chair if you wish. A private interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jenelle’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation (Jenelle’s Fudge Cancer), Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolencemay be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2019-07-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McMANES: The death of Shirley Ann McManes, beloved mother of Wayne, Rick and Cal Mennie, occurred at her residence Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. At Shirley's request a private family graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Box 3, Group 520, RR#5, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y5. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PLOWMAN: The death of Albert Kenneth Plowman, beloved husband of the late Merle Plowman (nee Stothart) and father of Rae (Jo-Ann) and the late Richard Stothart and father-in-law of Sheryl Stothart, occurred at Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The ceremony to celebrate Albert's life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Brandon-Westman Christmas Cheer Registry, Box 50003, Brandon, MB, R7A 7E4. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COLQUHOUN: Shirley Colquhoun, age 95, died July 11, 2019 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters Colleen Coxworth and Wendy (Doug) More as well as their families. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Mac, daughter Susan and son-in-law Wayne Coxworth. Public Graveside Service will take place Friday, July 19, 2019 at Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83, or to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home.
Message of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088
2019-07-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PLOWMAN: The death of Albert Kenneth Plowman, beloved husband of the late Merle Plowman (nee Stothart) and father of Rae (Jo-Ann) and the late Richard Stothart and father-in-law of Sheryl Stothart, occurred at Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The ceremony to celebrate Albert's life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Brandon-Westman Christmas Cheer Registry, Box 50003, Brandon, MB, R7A 7E4. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COLQUHOUN: Shirley Colquhoun, age 95, died July 11, 2019 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters Colleen Coxworth and Wendy (Doug) More as well as their families. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Mac, daughter Susan and son-in-law Wayne Coxworth. Public Graveside Service will take place Friday, July 19, 2019 at Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83, or to the Delwynda Court Personal Care Home.
Message of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088
2019-07-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MITCHELL:It is with deep sadness that we announce that Christine Robin Mitchell died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 10th at the age of 30. She died peacefully with family and friends at her side. Private celebrations of Christine's life will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Christine may be made to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McNEILL: Karen Elizabeth McNeill, of Boissevain, Manitoba beloved daughter of Gladys and the late Desmond and loving sister of Cindy, Barry, and Patti, passed away at Boissevain Health Centre , Boissevain Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in her 68th year. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Manitoba on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Liz Carter-Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice in memory of Karen.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virdenare in care of arrangement
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McBURNEY: Spencer Lloyd was born at the Souris Hospital on September 22, 1961 to William (Bill) and Margaret McBurney and passed from this life, July 1, 2019. He grew up on the family farm south of Elgin and took his schooling at Elgin Elementary and Hartney High Schools, where he graduated in 1979. He was always an excellent student and well liked by his teachers and peers. Being so adept at his books and numbers, he landed his first job at Manitoba Health in the payroll department in October 1979, where he was the Payroll Supervisor until 1992, when he became a payroll officer at Brandon University. In 1994, he moved to Calgary to become a payroll officer at Bennett Jones Law Offices. Later, he returned to Manitoba and took on the tasks at Lucy’s Flowers & Gifts in Wawanesa. Cooking, pouring coffee, folding church bulletins, proofing the Lioness Express, handling Greyhound and Sears parcels, and delivering floral tributes were some of the things he took pride in doing, until due to declining health he was unable to keep on with those tasks. Spencer is survived by his mother, Margaret McBurney, sisters Shirley, Leona (Grant Gillies) Barbara (Karl Cameron) and brother Garnet, as well as nephews, nieces and a grand niece and nephew. He was predeceased by his father William McBurney in 2000. Spencer had a caring and gentle nature. He had an avid interest in music, keyboard, violin and later, clarinet. As a young person, he loved to share his alto voice in worship hymns and this deepened the faith he had for his Lord, God. He had a special relationship with Jesus Christ, which was evident in many of the conversations he shared over the years. Having no children of his own, Spencer’s nieces and nephews were a delight to him, both as young children, and on into their adult lives. Being adept at all things electronic, like computers, TVs, PVRs and all the latest phones and tablets, people were constantly asking his advice about how to make their gadgets work. He will be very much missed by family and friends and will be long remembered with both laughter and tears. Rest in peace, Spencer. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Spencer’s memory to a charity of one’schoice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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JOSIE SPEARMAN/GUNNLAUGSON:
A Celebration of Josie’s Life will be held at the Good Shepherd Catholic Parishioners Hall, 1125 Saskatchewan Ave. East, Portage la Prairie, MB on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HUMPHREYS: Alun Humphreys, known to friends and family as "Taffy", passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Taffy will be forever remembered by his wife of 56 years Dorothy and their children Alf and Barb (Murray) Foster. Taffy will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren Jennifer (Real), Darren (Danielle), Jacquie, Brayden, Carly (Alex) and Brett and three great grandchildren Evangeline, Hunter and Phoenix. During Taffy's time in hospital he had countless visits from his wife, family and loving dog Rascal, whom he referred to as his "little buddy". Rascal helped Taffy's passing to be as peaceful as possible and helped him smile during his final moments. Taffy's family will cherish his memory privately. Donations in Taffy's memory maybe be made to a charity of choice.
A poem dedicated to Taffy:We miss his smile, his kindly ways,With him we spent some happy days;We'll miss him when we need a friend,On him we always could depend.If only he were here todayThen this to him we could say,You'll always be our light even on the darkest of daysExpressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FONTAINE: Gilles (Gill) Felix Fontaine passed away at his residence, Hillcrest Place, on Thursday, July 4th, 2019. Gill was born in Farnham, QC on July 24th, 1941, the youngest of four children born to Hector and Yvonne Fontaine. He was pre-deceased by his siblings: Roland, Hervé, Sylvia and his son Wayne. Dad grew up on the farm in Storthoaks, SK, helping his Dad milk the cows and farm the land. He said he couldn’t skate, so he became a goalie! For some reason, he was sent to the Catholic residential school in Wauchope, SK. At 16, he lost his Dad to a heart condition, which he seldom talked about. Gill left the farm for Regina, where he worked various jobs before upgrading his education and completing a Plumbing and Heating Certificate. While living in Regina, he enjoyed curling with his friends Tony Merchant and John Embry, prominent business men at the time. Gill met Geraldine Giesinger, a hot, young nursing student and they fell in love and got married in 1964. The fruitful union had its share of ups and downs and resulted in them welcoming three boys: Wayne in 1968; Daniel in 1971 and saving the best for last, exactly nine months and one day after Dan’s first birthday, Michael was born in 1973. Gill was a journeyman plumber and sheet metal man and was self-employed in the plumbing and heating business on and off for 40 years, adding in air conditioning in the later years. He was also a rink attendant, owned a corral cleaning business, was a car salesman at Canadian Motors and Wilton’s, Commonwealth Mobile Homes, Westank Industries, and Wholesale Heating. Gill even tried his hand at politics as a federal Liberal candidate under the first Trudeau government for the constituency of Last Mountain Torchwood. His biggest and proudest achievement was most likely purchasing Rainbow’s End Trailer Park on the No. 10 highway south of Brandon, cleaning it up, and changing the name to Brandon Hills Estates. In 1995 he lost his wife when they divorced, and then the trailer court when the family, then grown up, were going their separate ways. Dad spent the next few years cruising the vistas in his beloved Bronco II with his trusty dog by his side, settling in Brandon, Regina, Miniota, Oak Lake and then back to Brandon to move into Hillcrest. Dad always loved his toys and the boys enjoyed all of their cars, bikes, and trikes and horses. Dad enjoyed tunes by Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash, camping and long nature walks. He was also quite good at jive dancing in his younger days. Deep down Dad had a big heart; he loved his family, but was too shy or tough to show it sometimes. Dad was heartbroken by Wayne’s passing in 2010. Those that knew him well knew that Gill had his share of health concerns and you have to look past mental illness in people and find their true selves. One thing everyone would agree on was that there was never a dull moment when Gill was around. He will be missed by his sons: Dan (Charlette,; Mike (Diane), and his five grandchildren: Nathan, Carmen, Carson, Aiden and Jason…oh sorry, it’s Christopher. Thank you to Dr. Bob Paulet, his good friend, all the staff at Hillcrest for their care and understanding and various law enforcement and first responders for keeping him in line and bringing him home! Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 1011 5th Street, Brandon. Interment will be held Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. in Storthoaks Cemetery, Storthoaks, SK. Donations in memory Gill may be made the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.Love you and rest in peace, Dad.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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