Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Obituaries

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ZDEBIAK: It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Tony Zdebiak at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on April 18th, at the age of 90. Left to mourn and cherish his memory is his loving wife Marion of 65 years, his niece Debbie Smiley (Doug), several nieces and nephews, as well as extended family members. Tony was born in the R.M. of Strathclair and was the youngest of 9 children. He received his education in Strathclair but at the age of 16, his father passed away, at which time he decided to run the farm with his mother. In 1953, Tony married the love of his life, Marion Domanski, and together they enjoyed farming and maintaining their beautiful yard for which they received numerous awards. They also enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. and drove to many scenic destinations. Later in life, they enjoyed going on bus trips and found great joy in casino getaways. Tony was an active member of the Manitoba Pool Elevator, the local Co-op, as well as the Credit Union. He enjoyed playing cards and pool, keeping things neatly organized in his garage, and he especially enjoyed fishing at their cottage at Thomas Lake. In 1989, they sold their farm and moved to Sandy Lake where they maintained another beautiful yard on a smaller scale. In 2003, they moved to Brandon where they resided at a 55 plus complex called Village Green. Tony was well liked by all those who got to know him, and he and Marion enjoyed playing cards with friends, getting together for coffee, and going on various social outings. Tony had a special way of making people laugh and his sense of humour and friendly personality will greatly be missed by all those who knew him. Tony was predeceased by his parents Nick and Jenny Zdebiak, his brothers Mike (Carrie), Sandy (Rose), Peter (Margaret), as well as his sisters Anne Chwaluk (John), Rose Nykoliation (Bill), Kay Kyrylik (Peter), Mary, and Caroline. He was also predeceased by his fond nephew Walter Zdebiak, his wife Annette, as well as several in-laws. The family wish to thank Dr. Minders, Dr. Gupta, and the wonderful staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre who took such great care of Tony in his final weeks. Their kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been made with Brockie Donovan but in keeping with Tony's wishes there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tony can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-04-23 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PETERS: John Gordon, of Brandon, formerly of Plumas, beloved husband of Carol and loving father to Trevor (Caroline), Shauna and Brett (Kaleigh), passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The Celebration of John's Life will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon. Wendy Denbow will officiate. Donation in memory of John may be made to Diabetes Canada, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5 or to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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ROBINS: The death of Terry Robins, of Brandon, loving husband of Wendy and father to Derek and Dana, occurred Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
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WRIGHT: Donna Wright, beloved wife of the late Ronald James Wright, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nursing Home, Virden, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in her 92nd year. Funeral service will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 with Rev. Liz Carter – Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Donna.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
2019-04-23 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MEAGHER: (née Senkbeil) Coralie "Beryl" passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home on April 19, 2019. Beryl was born in Brandon, Manitoba on February 14, 1922. She was raised on the Senkbeil family farm at Kemnay, Manitoba. She attended Kemnay School and helped with the work on the farm. She married John Meagher on November 18, 1942. They lived and farmed in the Kemnay district until retiring to Brandon. During her years in Kemnay, Beryl was involved with the community and belonged to the United Church, Women's Auxiliary and Young Women's KXL Club. During those years Beryl also was a member of the Brandon Curling Club as well as the Brandon Horticulture Society. Beryl worked alongside John during their years on the farm. She raised chickens and sold eggs. Beryl and John retired to Brandon and built a new home on 6th Street. The move to Brandon created new interests and fun. Beryl was a very active member of the Brandon New Horizons Senior Club, Stanley Park Lawn Bowling, and Central United Church. Beryl and John enjoyed years of dancing, playing cards, visiting friends and some travel. She also enjoyed gardening in her yard. Beryl was predeceased by her husband John in November of 1987. After John's death Beryl remained active and enjoyed lawn bowling, floor and table shuffleboard and lots of cards. She was a real card shark. Beryl made the move from her home on 6th Street to the Odd Fellows Corner where she enjoyed the companionship and activities with her fellow residents for several years before moving to Fairview Home in 2017. Beryl is survived by her brother, Cecil (Margaret) Senkbeil, sister-in-law Katie Meagher, four nephews, one niece and their families. Beryl was predeceased by; her parents Edward and Coralie Senkbeil, husband John Meagher, sister Isobel (Stan) Gilbert, sister Shirley (Neale) McIntyre, nephew Allan McIntyre, brothers-in-law Alex (Dot) Meagher, Gordon Meagher, sisters-in-law Annie and Alice Meagher. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery (west side of 18th St.) on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a 12:00 p.m. service and lunch in the George Brockie Fellowship Centre at the Brockie Donovan Chapel. The service will be officiated by Rev. Craig Miller. The family would like to acknowledge and express gratitude to Dr. S. Blyth for his many years of care to Beryl, and to the great staff on the 4th floor at Fairview Home.
Rest In Peace...A Life Well LivedMessages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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INNES: Betty Innes, died on April 17, 2019 at Bren-Del-Win Lodge, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 95 years. She is lovingly remembered by her children Wayne, Greg, Neil and Sandra as well as their families. She is predeceased by her husbands Grenville Gilson and Hank Innes. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Harvest Community Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to as charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
2019-04-23 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GERRY: Gail Gerry, 81 years of Brandon, Manitoba passed away peacefully on April 18th, 2019 with her husband Gord and family at her side. Gail was born to the late Florence and Walter Kozina on January 6, 1938 in Brandon, Manitoba. She was their third daughter and sister to Shirley, Buddy, and Noel. She married Gordon Gerry, also of Brandon, on March 8, 1958.  They lived together in Brandon for nine years before relocating to Boissevain. Opportunity knocked for Gord to "build the road to nowhere" so they moved to Sundance for two years before returning to Brandon in 1993. Gail is survived by her children Denise (Dwayne) Strate of Swan River and Rob (Cindy) Gerry of Winnipeg. She is also survived by grandchildren Brendon Strate (Lama), Matthew Strate (Courtney), Alyssa Strate, Alexander Gerry, Jordan Gerry, great-granddaughter Aria Strate, sister Buddy (Wes) Ardron, sister-in-law Gladys Woodman as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom lived for her family and friends. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, and more recently belonged to the Red Hat Society in Brandon. Travelling was a passion she and Dad enjoyed; visiting lands overseas, tropical locations in the Caribbean, cruising, and their favorite hot spot- the Hawaiian Islands. The lazy, hazy days of summer were spent at the Clear Lake cabin. We would like to thank friends for their love and support during this difficult time as well as all of the staff with the Palliative care program and Unit in the Assiniboine Centre.  A special thank you to Dr. Caplan as she went above and beyond for Mom. A Celebration of Gail's Life will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, Mom requested a donation to be made to the Children's Wish Foundation at www.childrenswish.ca.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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CHANDLER: Ann Chandler of Brandon formerly of Russell, Manitoba passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 86 years. The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Russell Alliance Church, Russell, Manitoba. Interment to follow in the Harrowby Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Society of Manitoba.
Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at www.braendlebrucefs.caBraendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
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AGNEW: Gord, 68 years, beloved husband of Dianne Agnew, father of Chad (Andrea) and Mark (Kristy), grandfather of Jase, Levi, Mila and Ellie, son of Jean and the late Orville Agnew, brother of Bill (Alana), passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Funeral service will be held at the Centennial Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Hartney Cemetery. In memory of Gord, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Hartney Splash Park, c/o Municipality of Grassland, Box 399, Hartney, Manitoba, R0M 0X0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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DIEHL: Anna Grace Diehl (1937-2019). Anna Grace Diehl (née Wall) was born December 6, 1937, to Robert and Laura Wall of Ninga, and named for her two grandmothers. Her whole life has been enriched by close relationships with family and friends. The eldest of thirteen, she grew up knowing how to find joy in little things—picking berries, riding bikes, dancing, sewing, making fudge with fresh cream, and caring for others. As a young woman, she taught in the north, then in rural schools, before settling down to create a family of her own with the handsome love of her life, Les Diehl. Together Anna Grace and Les had four children: Cheryl Lynn, who died in her first year, Charlene, Heather, and Michael, and each of them was supported with an enviable mixture of good humour and high expectations. The couple also provided a welcoming home for many of Anna Grace’s siblings, for several nieces and nephews, for exchange students from northern Manitoba, India, and Mauritius, and for young friends who benefited from a helping hand. Their circle included the Nguyen family from Vietnam in the 1980s, and most recently Mom’s beloved Eritrean family who are now putting down roots in Boissevain. It’s almost impossible to catalogue Anna Grace’s passions. She was a lifelong reader, thinker, and teacher, and spent several decades at the helm of the Boissevain & Morton Regional Library. Under her care, the library frequently hosted exhibits of arts and hobbies as well as a spring riot of tulips, and also came to house the local archives, as well as the Moncur Gallery, an important collection of Indigenous artifacts from the area. She was committed to her United Church community, including lifelong friendships with “Unit 5,” her UCW group. When her husband Les died in 2009, she stepped into his spot on the Boissevain Recycling team, and took great satisfaction in providing stewardship for the environment. She spearheaded the work toward establishing the Palliative Care unit at the Boissevain Hospital, and spent many hours over the last decades quietly accompanying people as they made their last journeys. She was an avid gardener, and every summer the kitchen was a hive of activity as she prepared and preserved vegetables and fruits to last through the winter. She loved to be outside, and was always marveling over birdsong and flowers, whether peddling her bike along country roads (into her 80s) or sitting with her tea in her quiet back yard. She was rooted in her lovely home, but was also quick to embrace opportunities to explore. She had proudly set foot in every Canadian province and territory (including several with a tent in the trunk), she biked with Les through French wine country (with a cast on her broken wrist), and soaked up the special magic of Portugal, Mexico, Iceland, England, and her ancestral Scotland. She poured her time into quilts for her children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, transforming scraps into impressive works of art. She was a wonderful writer, sharing observations and insights warmly in letters and emails—and, in her last decade, texts. She was as comfortable wielding a hammer as she was sailing across the dance floor with her beloved. She claimed to not enjoy cooking, but made the best bread and pie ever, and was experimenting with new cuisines up to the end. She was an excellent conversationalist, always curious about the lives of others, and she sustained rich friendships with people of all ages and walks of life, from across the country and beyond, as well as in Boissevain, her heart’s home. She was modest, serious, efficient, surprisingly shy, ridiculously productive, and deeply principled. She had an infectious smile and genuine kindness. She dreamed of an inclusive world, and was respectful to all. In the midst of a typically busy week this April, she suffered an aneurysm, and was rushed to hospital. Over the next days, she had some surprising lucid moments where she shared her warm smile and kindness with people she loved, then drifted into a peaceful sleep in the Palliative Care Room she had worked so hard to create. Before dawn on April 10, with her family around her, she slipped away quietly to join her dance partner. She is held close in memory and love by her daughter Charlene and children Liam and Anna; her daughter Heather and husband Les; and her son Michael and ex-wife Tiana, and children Emily, Ben, Anni, and Neo (Omi). She is the beloved big sister of Ernie, Margaret, Marion, Blaine, Ronald, Glen, Edith, Norma, Norman, Lora Lee, and Barrie, and is loved by a raft of nieces and nephews on both sides of the family, and by her many friends. She is predeceased by her soulmate Les, her parents, her brother Bob, her infant daughter Cheryl Lynn, and her infant granddaughter Chloe. The family offers heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nell and the extraordinary nursing team at the Boissevain Hospital, to Wheatland Funeral Service for their care and professionalism, and to the extraordinary community of Boissevain which has offered Anna Grace such a deep and sustaining sense of belonging throughout her life. A Celebration of Life for Anna Grace Diehl will be held on Monday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain, with a gathering to follow at the Community Centre. Donations are welcome in her name at the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care or the Boissevain Resettlement Committee, two initiatives she championed.
Condolences may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
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DERENIWSKY:Marie Dereniwsky, 102, passed away on Monday, April 16th at the Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota. Marie was born January 21, 1917 at Seech, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her parents Anton and Anne (Kaskiw) and her two brothers John and Joseph. She is survived by numerous cousins and other more distant relatives. She is also survived by Helen Gourlay (nee: Arnold), and Douglas Gourlay (Audrey) who was 2 years old when Marie came to the Gourlay farm. She was also very close to Doug and Audrey's family who visited Marie on a regular basis. Marie was very active in many community activities and especially during the Second World War when women of the community got together for quilting bees and other projects that were sent to Great Britain. She volunteered for over forty years and worked tirelessly in maintaining the cemetery at White Bank Lea. She competed for many years in numerous Agricultural Society Fairs throughout the area showing baking, crocheting, quilting, garden produce and grains. She won numerous awards. She was an excellent cook and baker but could also handle any kind of chore on the farm such as milking cows, stooking, and driving a grain truck at harvest. Picking wild berries and maintaining a large garden were her specialties. A funeral service will be held for Marie on Monday, April 22nd at the Oak River United Church, Oak River, Manitoba at 11:00 am with John Shaw officiating and interment at the White Bank Lea Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gerald Gourlay, Robert Gourlay, Mike Martel, Thomas Heapy, Mark Gill, and Danny Wiltsie. If anyone wishes to make a donation in memory of Marie, in lieu of flowers they may do so to the Hamiota Birch Lodge Activities Fund, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to a charity of their choice.
Campbell Funeral Home,Hamiota in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
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COLLISTER: Lloyd “Cloud” Douglas passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019. Lloyd was born to Henry and Margurite Collister on May 16, 1943 in Brandon. He attended Earl Oxford and Vincent Massey High School. Upon finishing school he started his working life as a miner at Lynn Lake, Manitoba. In 1962 he met his future wife Geri and they were married on August 3, 1963. They returned to Brandon, and following in the footsteps of his grand-father, Chief Harry Collister, Lloyd joined the Brandon Police Service, where he enjoyed his career for 35 years. He then served as Chief of Police in Rivers, Manitoba for three years. During his career as a police officer, Lloyd enjoyed entering shooting competitions where he achieved the highest level of awards. After his retirement, Lloyd and Geri spent their winters in Texas and Mexico, where they enjoyed many “happy hours” and made life-long friends. He also looked forward to his routine of meeting his buddies for coffee and spending time with family. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Henry and Margurite Collister and sister Val Thomson. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Geri of 56 years; children Tracey Bessette (Walter), Shayne (Karen) Collister and Dee (Rodney) McKay; grandchildren Sean (Kayla), Tyler (Samantha), Quinton, Shelby, Jessica (Brayden), and Cyrus (Amanda); great-grandchildren Aria and Henley; brother Jack (Marge); sister Cheryl (Dean); and many nieces and nephews. The family will cherish Lloyd's memory privately.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
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BUSH: Kristena Michelle Bush of Carberry, MB passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 following a courageous three and a half year battle with breast cancer. Michelle was born on April 8, 1980 in Prince George, BC but spent her early years growing up in greater Vancouver, BC. At the age of 13, she earned her black belt in shotokan karate, a sport she enjoyed practicing with her father and brother. Two years later she moved with her family to Carstairs, AB. After graduating high school, Michelle's love of nature led her to complete a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. There, she met Jason and the two were married in 2008. They welcomed daughter Emily in 2009 and moved to London, ON in 2011. There, Michelle and Emily spent countless hours exploring nature, museums, and artistic endeavors together. When Emily began school, Michelle taught herself to crochet and began working part-time at a local toy store where she took every opportunity to find the newest and most exciting toys for Emily. In 2015, the family moved to Manitoba, eventually settling in Carberry, where Michelle developed an interest in sewing. She was an active member of the sewing group at the drop-in centre and made sure to attend all of Emily's extracurricular activities. Michelle is survived by her daughter Emily, husband Jason, brother Doug (Holly) Westlund, parents Kris and Ron Westlund, step-brother Jonathan (Aleisha) Bush, niece Charlotte, nephew William, and mother-in-law Maggie Bush. A family memorial will be held later this year. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Carberry Plains Health Centre, Box 2000, Carberry, MB, R0K 0H0.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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BONNER: Laurette Bonner. Born February 27, 1928 at home on the farm near Debden Saskatchewan, with the assistance of Grandma Leclerc, the midwife. Laurette was the eldest of 14 children born to Louis and Noella Jean. Laurette passed from her earthly bonds to heaven’s arms on Monday April 15, 2019 in her 92nd year. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life; her brothers and sisters many many nieces and nephews and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Son Tom (Kathy) Bonner, granddaughters Allison, Amy (Logan), and Anna (Joel) and great-granddaughter Nora Jean. Daughter Mona Koroscil, granddaughter Jessica (Margaret) Koroscil, great-granddaughter Georgia, grandson Micheal (Kyla) Koroscil and great-granddaughters Adelaide, Aavril, and Aniston, grandson Levi Koroscil, grandson Anthony (Jazmin) Koroscil and great-granddaughter Aubrey. Son Kevin (Terry) Bonner, granddaughter Nicole (Shae) Bonner-Haverstock, great-grandchildren Hayley and Logan. Daughter Teresa (Kerry) Lowe, granddaughter Becky (Curtis) Smith and great-granddaughters Dylanne and Kirby, granddaughter Pam (Tyler) Bond and great-grandchildren Rudy, Hudson, Boden, granddaughter Lacy (Scott) Hodge and great-granddaughters Penny and Hannah, grandson Ian (Candace) Lowe and great-granddaughters Braelynn and Brenna. Daughter Jennifer (Scott) Andrew, grandsons Hayden and Tyson, granddaughter Samantha. Laurette is predeceased by her loving husband Ray, her infant daughter Michelle, her son-in-law Les Koroscil, her sisters Pierrette Jean and Anita Dumais and her parents Louis and Noella Jean. Laurette was born and raised in a large French Catholic family. She received her schooling in a one room country school named Wanakena. At the age of 18 years in 1946 with $25 from her Dad Laurette departed on the train for Ninette, Manitoba where she took a job Nursing at the Sanatorium. Laurette lived and worked at the “San” caring for Tuberculosis patients for 6 years. During this time she met the love of her life Ray Bonner and airman who was hospitalized with TB. On September 22, 1952 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in Brandon, Manitoba the couple where wed and pledged their life together. Laurette and Ray where married 63 years and where blessed with 6 children, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Laurette’s married life began in Winnipeg in a small house on Silver Avenue, which is near the base of the runway for Richardson International Airport. It was never clear if Laurette enjoyed the noise of planes overhead. Clearly Ray was comforted with this traffic. In 1954 Laurette and Ray, after much contemplation, established their growing family in Virden, setting up a new business venture in partnership with the Walker brothers. Living in a small community Laurette was allowed the privilege of becoming highly involved with her family, the church and the community. Laurette was first of all dedicated to her husband and family. Laurette and Ray raised their family in their community building a sense of love and respect. Laurette was active in curling and golfing clubs, and the Bridge League. Laurette and Ray enjoyed the Virden Cromer Clippers Square Dance Club for many years. Quilt Till You Wilt group was another passion. Laurette served several terms as president of the Catholic Women’s League at Sacred Heart Parish; was a life time member of Virden Ladies Curling Club. Even though Laurette has passed on she remains present in the homes of many friends and family in the person of her numerous quilts. Quilting was a relished activity, she was very fond of quilting and worked hard to make certain those people she cared about had a piece of her art. Sporting activities became part of Laurette’s devotion; she was an avid curler and golfer, she became a keen downhill skier when she thought she would be left behind by her husband and children as they pursued their winter activities. A cherished memory for Laurette was 23 consecutive years of ski holidays to the mountains. Laurette and Ray and family especially enjoyed camping; over the years they progressed from the canvas tent and four kids in a station wagon in the early years to a beautiful ultra - modern camper for two adventuresome travelers. A favourite brag of Laurette’s family is that she insisted on continuing to enjoy camping making an annual 3 week camping trip to Kenora, Ontario. Her most recent camping trip was August 2018 in her 91st year. She enjoyed her camper, her kayak, daily swims, and family and friends. At home in Virden during the summers she was always anxious for the local swimming pool to establish their aqua fit program and was an active participant. Another of Laurette’s claim to fame was her curling team’s award for and 8 Ender. This year during the Brier, she recounted this event in great detail and to her great delight retold the story. As a member of the Virden Community for 65 years, Laurette participated fully and with immense pride. Christmas seasons saw Laurette working for hours on her dolls, every year she sent dozens of redressed and refreshed dolls to the Christmas Cheer Board. She was a knitter as well. Her grandchildren all loved getting mitts as a gift; there was always a little money tucked inside each one, this added to the excitement for each one of the children. Laurette was the eldest of 14 children in the Jean family. Her family has always been enormously important in her life. With many brothers and sisters the opportunities for gatherings was ever present and the Jean family certainly did like to gather. Her photo album illustrates the progression of this family and Laurette and Ray’s involvement. She felt she was blessed to have such a wonderful large caring family. Laurette’s faith was strong and helped carry her in the closing days of her life. She truly felt she had lived life with purpose and abundance. She was proud and fulfilled. She has provided all of us with an example of a life well lived. She now is hand in hand reunited in love with her husband Ray. The Funeral Mass will be held from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Virden, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 with Fr. Leo Fernandes officiating. The Evening Prayer Vigil will be held on at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Virden Christmas Cheer – c/o P.O. Box 2260 Virden, MB R0M 2C0, the Virden District Health Auxiliary, P.O. Box 2526, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Laurette.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in careof arrangements.
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