Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Obituaries

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NICHOLLS: Edward John Nicholls passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Center. Left to mourn Edward is his daughter Cathy Lawson and her children Robin (Mike), Ben and Steven, son Doug Nicholls and his children Marshall and Megan, his only great grandchild Jade McKinney, sisters Evelyn and Florence, many nieces and nephews as well as his friends and neighbors at Hobbs Manor. A time of visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th Street on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ed may be made to the United Commercial Travelers, P.O. Box 21005, Brandon, MB, R7B 3W8.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-02-22 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SILEWICH: Mary, age 86 years, wife of the late Frank Silewich, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Mary will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McLENAGHEN: Harold McLenaghen, age 74 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 15, 2019. The family will cherish his memory privately. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-02-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MISPELON: Mrs. Mary Mispelon of Sinclair, MB, beloved wife of Andre “Andy”, passed away peacefully at the Redvers Health Centre, Redvers, SK on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the age of 85. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Melita on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Darius Biliran as Celebrant. The interment will follow at the Tilston Catholic Cemetery, Tilston, MB. Donations in memory of Mary can be given to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB, (204) 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron, Funeral Directors.
To send messages of condolence to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
2019-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BOURDEAU D’HUI: Larry Bourdeau D’Hui died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pat; children Brandon, Brianna and Nolan; mother Josephine; sisters Dianne and Lorrie and brother Gerald. A memorial reception will be held at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave., Brandon, MB on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in Larry’s memory to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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RABE: Surrounded by her loving family Elizabeth “Betty” Grace Rabe passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Prior to her short time in hospital Betty resided at Fairview Home since October of 2018. Betty was born in Brandon on April 12, 1930. She grew up in the Beresford District and attended early school in Gardner and then on to high school in Alexander. Upon completion of high school, she continued her studies at Wheat City Business College where she trained to be a bookkeeper. She found employment at Hughs and Company real estate. Betty met her soon to be husband, Frank while attending high school in Alexander. On November 22, 1952, Betty and Frank were married and began their life together. They celebrated their 66th anniversary last November. During their first few years of marriage they built their own home on the Rabe family farm at NW 22-10-22 in the Alexander district. Together they farmed and raised three children, Greg, Barry and Lori. Betty excelled at her role of farm wife and mother. She contributed to the labor of the farm as well as the bookkeeping. Betty always put her family first, putting needs of others before her own. She made the best of any challenge put before her, was a doer and not a complainer. Betty was a fantastic cook, gardener/canning, housekeeper, and was very organized. She enjoyed her hobbies and interests, was constantly learning something new; sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, ceramics, scrapbooking to name a few. She mastered whatever new project she tried. Family members will cherish many keepsakes of Betty’s handiwork. Golfing and curling were sports she enjoyed. Betty was a dedicated member of the Alexander community. She put in countless hours during her 60 plus years in the community before Frank and Betty’s move to Brandon. She was involved with the Alexander United Church, the UCW group, Order of the Easter Star, Alexander Rink, RM of Whitehead Centennial Committee, Community Club, Boy Scouts, to name a few. Her bookkeeping and organizational skills, and of course her cooking and baking were a great asset to the community. Family time was enjoyed during many camping trips, then the cottage at Oak Lake, and then the past 30 years at Clear Lake. Betty always welcomed family and friends in her home. Through the years Frank, Betty and their gang of friends regularly had get togethers to play cards, attend booster dances, fall suppers and brought in the New Year together. Until this past year Betty enjoyed the once a month Friday afternoon tea parties with her dear Alexander friends. Great knowledge would come out of these get togethers! As Betty’s children got older the family began to grow. She was the best mother-in-law and welcomed Wanda, Trinda and Terry with open arms. Soon after one by one, came six grandchildren which were Betty’s pride and joy. She welcomed each new family member and created hand-made treasures for each one of them. The grandchildren cherish the time spent with gramma and the countless traditions she created for them. She supported the interests and activities of each grandchild and cheered them on in the stands. In her later years, Betty was blessed with four great-grandchildren. Her face lit up whenever she had a visit from them. Betty lived her life as a positive role model for all of us, kind, caring, positive, hard-working, humble and always had a smile of her face. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her husband Frank, son Greg (Wanda), son Barry (Trinda), daughter Lori (Terry) Senkbeil. Also left to cherish their grandmothers passing is Melissa (Ben), Cody (Amy), Justin (Karla), Krysten (Dave), Cory, Kinsley and Betty’s four great-grandchildren; Max, Cooper, Beau, Myla; sister Pat McManes and brother Gordon Thompson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents William and Flora Thompson, brother Jack Thompson, sister-in-law Donna Thompson, brother-in-law Hugh McManes and niece Dianna McManes. The memorial service to honour Betty’s life took place on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Central United Church, officiated by Rev. Doug Neufeld. Private family interment took place at Alexander Cemetery prior to the service. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4A9 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. The family would like to thank staff with the BRHA Home Care program, the staff at Fairview Home 4th Floor for their care and compassion during Betty’s short time there, Dr. L. Groves for his years of excellent care to Betty, Dr. J. Deong and the staff on the Palliative Unit for their guidance and care over the past weeks.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
Those we love do not go away, they walk beside us every day unseen unheard but always near still loved still missed and very dear.
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PARR: Patricia Gail Parr, December 3, 1955-February 12 2019. Peacefully passed away with family by her side at the Southwood Care Center in Calgary, AB. Patricia is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by all her family in Brandon, MB. Parents; Leon and Tena Richels, siblings; Heather Lariviere, Allan (Marlene) Richels, Michael Richels, Angela Richels, Corrine (Ritchie) Jacobson, Lee (Nancy) Richels, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, Victoria Stabanuk, (Sadie her precious little dog), extended family and friends. The family sincerely extends gratitude to special friends Elizabeth Barcellona, Debbie Harbour, and all of the staff and students at Emily Follensbee School. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses, support staff and priest at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and Southwood Care Center for all of their care, support, and blessings.
Pat, you can now be together with Chester in Heaven!
A family memorial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice.
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PAINE: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Shirley Josephine “Jo” Paine (née Tomlinson) on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Jo was born on December 13, 1930 and was raised and educated in Saskatchewan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan in 1953 and a Master of Science in Nursing (Education) from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Much of her professional work experience was in nursing education: she held positions at the School of Nursing at Saskatoon City Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, and the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing. Jo retired in 1992, having been the Director of the Brandon General Hospital School of Nursing since 1977. Beginning in 1974, and continuing to 1993, she was actively involved in a wide variety of efforts to establish a degree program in nursing at Brandon University. In 1987, she was seconded from Brandon General Hospital and Appointed Acting Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Science, at Brandon University. This was the beginning of the post-diploma baccalaureate program in nursing at Brandon University. The Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses (now the College of Registered Nurses) was the main focus of her professional activities. She was a member of many committees and of the Board of Directors and served as President from 1988 to 1990. After retirement, a major interest had been designing and creating costumes for community and high school theatre, and for the Brandon University School of Music “Opera Excerpts.” She was also actively involved in costuming and organization for the “Madrigale Feaste” at the BU School of Music from 1977 to 1987. As a long-time member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Brandon, she had been a vestry member and a member of the Altar Guild. From 1986 to 1990, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Samaritan House Ministries in Brandon. Jo married musician Leslie Paine in 1953, and together they raised three children: Matthew, Nancy, and Patricia. The family settled in Brandon in 1964. Jo is predeceased by her loving husband Leslie “Cham” Paine and her daughter Nancy Miller; she is survived by son Matthew Paine and wife Cindy Noppen, daughter Patricia Boggs, grandchildren Linden Paine and wife Kortney Tarney-Paine, Emaline Collins, Christine Boss, Alexander Paine, Stephan and Thomas Miller, and Tyler, Joshua and Zachary Boggs, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. Funeral services to be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Jo may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.comThe Road goes ever on and on,Down from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with eager feet,Until it joins some larger wayWhere many paths and errands meet.And whither then? I cannot say.The Road goes ever on and onOut from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone,Let others follow it who can!Let them a journey new begin,But I at last with weary feetWill turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet.
J.R.R. Tolkien
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McVEY: William “Bill” McVey, beloved husband of Laurie, passed away on February 14, 2019 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 65 years. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Minnedosa, MB with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will take place prior to the service in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
Messages of condolencemay be placed online at www.whitesfh.ca
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KYLE: Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Kyle (née Holditch). September 20, 1920 - February 6, 2019. It is with sadness we announce the passing of our mother Betty Kyle at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her two sons, Keith and Glen, daughter-in-law Janice; four grandchildren Larissa (Neil) MacDonald, Brent (Leanne) Kyle, Brandi (David) Jackman and Jerron (Lindsey) Kyle; 14 great-grandchildren Benson, Janessa, Elliot, Wesley, Collin, Robert, Anita and Timothy MacDonald, Ella and Luke Kyle, Jedidiah and Hannah Jackman, Bennett and Lawson Kyle; her sister Jean Boyd, sister-in-law Ruth (Norman) McKinnon, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Betty attended Fairburn and Boissevain schools, followed by Normal School in Brandon and teaching in Mather, Killarney, and Flin Flon. Betty and Jack (Edwin John) Kyle fell in love in Grade 11 but weren’t married until July 20, 1946.  For Betty that was a long eight years, with Jack overseas for 3 1/2 years serving in the war. They bought the Jim Kyle farm in Brownlea District, farming for 40 years, which Betty later said was a good life. Keith was born in 1947 and Glen in 1951. The years that followed were filled with ball and hockey tournaments, 4-H Club, picnics, square dancing, Brownlea Ladies group, boarding the teacher and frequent family gatherings. In 1982, they retired from the farm and moved to Brandon, close to their four grandchildren, who Betty loved to treat with ice cream, food and clothing. Jack and Betty continued to square dance, meeting many wonderful friends and travelling to jamborees. They had several holidays to various places. Betty loved to bake and cook for her family and friends, and there was always a warm welcome and a carefully laid out meal. Betty did all things well, enjoyed flowers and decorating, and hosting her family and friends. She enjoyed food and her ice cream to the end and enjoyed going out for coffee or a meal with her sons. She missed Jack tremendously when he passed away in May of 2010. She died as she lived, with dignity and grace. Special thanks to the Valleyview Care Centre staff who looked after mom. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Brandon Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Betty’s Life at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Central United Church. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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JOYE: Cyril H. Joye. Cyril Joye beloved husband of Pat Joye, died February 12, 2019 at Westview Lodge Personal Care Home, Boissevain, MB at the age of 90 years old. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Boissevain, MB at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Minto Cemetery, Minto, MB. Donations in memory of Cyril may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Message of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HARDER: Erica passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 on her 93rd birthday. Erica was born in Winkler, Manitoba on February 5, 1926, the second child of Jacob and Agathe Loewen. At the age of one, they moved to Moore Park and in the spring of 1940 her family moved to the Justice area. Erica attended the Justice school until grade eight then stayed home to help her mother care for the home and her four younger siblings. One winter she took a sewing course in Steinbach, Manitoba and from then on she sewed many beautiful clothes for herself and her sisters and later on for her children, including graduation gowns and wedding dresses for her daughters. Erica married Jake Harder on April 24, 1948. They farmed in the Moore Park area for 62 years. She enjoyed being a homemaker. She loved to bake and cook, tending to her family’s needs, her home, her garden and her flower gardens, always making a home that was filled with warmth, love and laughter. She and Jake especially loved the times when their grandchildren and later also great grandchildren came to spend time with them, always making sure she had lots of their favorite food and snacks. Erica loved her Lord and Saviour. She was baptized and became a member of the Justice Mennonite Brethren Church in 1943. She was very involved first in the youth group and singing in the choir then also in the Women’s Fellowship group and teaching Sunday school to the youngest children, ages 2–4. For many years she also worked in the MCC Thrift Store in Brandon. Erica and Jake moved to Monterey Estates in Brandon in 2010 and although her health was declining she still enjoyed having her family and friends come to visit. In July 2018, she moved to Fairview Home where she continued to make new friends. Erica is survived by her beloved husband Jake of almost 71 years; daughter Eleanor and Gerry Epp of Moore Park and their children Jonathan (Sylvia) Epp, Heather (Donny) Sparrow, Joanne (Marc Nantel) Simpson, and Sheryl (Zach) Ward and their families; daughter Audrey Harder of Winnipeg; son Phil and Connie Harder of Moore Park and their children Brent (fiancée Tara) Harder, Blaine (Amanda) Harder, Darren (Erin) Harder, Travis Falk, Ryan Falk, Morgan Falk; daughter Dorothy and Ray Wieler of Winkler and their children Kerri (Tomm) Penner and Cody (Nadine) Wieler and their families. She is also survived by two sisters Martha (Ross) McMillan and Jessie (David) Penner; three sisters-in-law Agnes Loewen, Margaret Loewen and Mary Willms and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Agathe Loewen, daughter Frieda in infancy, daughter-in-law Sharon, brothers Walter Loewen and Jake Loewen, sister Ruth Charbonneau, and numerous in-laws. A time of viewing and sharing was held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Memories Chapel. A graveside service will take place at a later date. For those who desire, donations in memory of Erica may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 3619 Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 7A2. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Fairview Home for their thoughtfulness during our last days with Mom and for the excellent care she received as a resident there. We also thank Dr. Joanne Maier for being so attentive to Mom over many years.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CAREW: Elizabeth Adia Carew, passed away at the Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on Monday, February 11, 2019. Elizabeth will be deeply missed by her mother Kylia, father Jason, siblings Madoc, Aylie, and Lachlan and grandparents David and Colleen Wilson, Heather LeBlanc and Ralph Carew. She is also survived by aunts Kimberly (Paul) Nikkel, Karen (Ron) Ramsey and Aliesha (Steve) Carew and uncle Steven Wilson. The Celebration of Elizabeth's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, February 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Gordon of Bethel Christian Assembly officiating. Please attend in casual attire. Elizabeth will be laid to rest at the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Elizabeth may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 4-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BOURDEAU D’HUI: Larry Bourdeau D’Hui died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Pat; children Brandon, Brianna and Nolan; mother Josephine; sisters Dianne and Lorrie and brother Gerald. A memorial reception will be held at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave., Brandon, MB on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in Larry’s memory to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-02-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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