Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Obituaries

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STOLAR: Doreen Stolar, beloved wife of Hank Stolar and beloved mom of Scott and Marlene, died March 17, 2019 at Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB at the age of 78 years old. In accordance with Doreen’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Killarney Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2 or to the Killarney Foundation, Box 1180, Killarney, MB, R0K 1G0.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2019-03-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CORNISH: Rena Cornish of Rapid City, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the age of 102 years. Rena will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jean Chapman, Shirley Bettle and Morley (Faye). A Celebration of Rena’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Donations in memory of Rena may be made to the Rapid City Regional Library, Box 8, Rapid City, MB, R0K 1W0. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PROKASKA: John Keith. In Ottawa on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Born in Brandon, MB on June 16, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Winnifred Prokaska. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Vivian (nee Grieve); his son Joel (Lynn Vincent); grandchildren Nathan and Nadia; and his sister Sharon Norris. He will be dearly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends. Special thanks to the staff at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus for their exceptional care of John. Friends and family are invited to pay respects at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre – 2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa on Friday, March 22, 2019 after 1:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment and reception to follow. In Memoriam donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com
2019-03-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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DROZDA: Ernie Drozda of Shoal Lake passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, at the age of 85 years. Ernie is survived by his wife Sylvia; daughters: Shelley (Ed) Robidoux of Binscarth and Lisa (George) Lambert of Winnipeg and 5 grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers: Bill Drozda of Dryden, Ontario and Lawrence (Verone) Drozda of Dauphin; 2 sisters: Sophie Maryniuk of Shoal Lake and Donna (Louis) Kwiatkowski of Shoal Lake; and brother-in-law, Pete (Sheila) Stevenson of Brandon. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall with Rev. Jamie Bradshaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Shoal Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Shoal Lake Communi-Plex or to the Shoal Lake Airport.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.raesfs.caRae’s Funeral Serviceof Shoal Lake and Ericksonin care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160
2019-03-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NEWTON: It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing our precious Mom and Grandma. Letty Newton was called home into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus on Monday, March 11, 2019. What can be said of a life well lived at the age of 93? Mom was born Letty Ellen Nystrom to Ellen Maria and Victor Eric on May 15, 1925 in the town of Erickson, Manitoba. She was married to her sweetheart, Henry Andrew Newton, for 68 years and was predeceased by him in 2011. Mom was a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She travelled many times with Dad to keep close ties with family. She loved square dancing, hunting and fishing trips with Dad. She lovingly volunteered for her church for many years, putting on multiple baby and bridal showers. She belonged to Streamliners for many years. She was a fun loving person with a wonderful sense of humour. Had many words of wisdom pertaining to life lessons that she generously shared with family and friends. She is survived by her sister Ada Shellborn of Erickson, Manitoba and is predeceased by her parents Ellen and Victor and her brother Stan Nystrom of Toronto. Our Dear little Christian Mom and Grandma loved her Baptist Church and her Lord Jesus, a love which she has passed on as a legacy to her family: her children, Judy Mirzai (Dr. Mike Mirzai-deceased) of Maui and Elly Bateman (Murray Bateman) of Calgary, her grandchildren – Dr. Michael Mirzai (Eva Marie) of North Dakota, Dr. Todd Mirzai of Maui and Dr. Deanna Mirzai-Nagasaka (Steve) of Maui, Desiree Shannon (Don Godin) and Lani Southgate (Zane) and her many great-grandchildren - Evanna Mirzai, Michael Junior Mirzai, Darius Mirzai, Leila Nagasaka, Jack Nagasaka, Max Nagasaka, Brooke Shannon, Ethan Shannon and Scott Southgate. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mom was always kind to those less fortunate and worked for many years for her beloved First Baptist Church where she made countless wonderful friends whom were so richly blessed by her generosity and love.
We will forever cherish your memory and legacy in our hearts as the wonderful role model you have been in our lives and the precious moral life lessons you taught us. Mom, until we meet again in heaven, we will love you forever.
A celebration of Letty’s life is planned for Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the church where she regularly attended, First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, MB. If desired, donations in memory of Mom may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GALLOWAY: George (Wayne) Galloway, age 80, of Brandon, MB passed away March 14, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Wayne is survived by Leona Randall, daughter Sherry, grandsons Ben and Zach, sister-in-law Cecile, nephews George, Cory, Scott and Trevor, and their families, special cousin Elaine McMillan. Extended family includes Leona’s children Lana, Robert, Jeffery and Lori, their families, in-laws Anne Randall, Geordie, Amy, Marion, Keith, Edie, Kevin, Charlotte and families. Also his cousins and many close friends, former MTS co-workers, curling community and fellow church members. Wayne was born May 31, 1938 in Assiniboia, SK, lived in Lakenheath, attending school in Readlyn and Assiniboia. Wayne started working with MTS at the age of 21, transferring to Dauphin for 10 years and finally to Brandon where he retired in 1995 after 38 years. Wayne’s passion most of all was curling, starting as a child in Readlyn, celebrating Provincial MTS Championships and many other good times, noted for his extended delivery slide often encroaching the 2nd hogline. Wayne was predeceased by his parents George and Marjorie and brother Neale, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba Cancer Centre,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care and the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BRIESE: Stuart Gordon Briese of Neepawa, Manitoba, partner of Barb Harris, passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 72 years. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc., Box 486, Neepawa, Manitoba, R0J 1H0.
White’s Funeral HomeNeepawa, Manitoba in care of arrangements 204-476-2848Messages of condolence may be sent to www.whitesfh.ca
2019-03-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GALLOWAY: George (Wayne) Galloway, age 80, of Brandon, MB passed away March 14, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Wayne is survived by Leona Randall, daughter Sherry, grandsons Ben and Zach, sister-in-law Cecile, nephews George, Cory, Scott and Trevor, and their families, special cousin Elaine MacMillan. Extended family includes Leona’s children Lana, Robert, Jeffery and Lori, their families, his cousins and many close friends, former MTS co-workers, curling community and fellow church members. Wayne was born May 31, 1938 in Assiniboia, SK, lived in Lakenheath, attending school in Readlyn and Assiniboia. Wayne started working with MTS at the age of 21, transferring to Dauphin for 10 years and finally to Brandon where he retired in 1995 after 38 years. Wayne’s passion most of all was curling, starting as a child in Readlyn, celebrating Provincial MTS Championships and many other good times, noted for his extended delivery slide often encroaching the 2nd hogline. Wayne was predeceased by his parents George and Marjorie and brother Neale, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba Cancer Centre,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Cancer Care and the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MINSHULL: Edith Bernice of Pierson, MB passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Berne (née Morrow) was born on October 26, 1925. She was the second youngest in a family of ten children. Berne was raised in the town of Melita. As a youngster, she delivered milk by wagon in the community with her siblings. As a teenager, she worked at both the Sun and Carleton Cafes in Melita. In 1944, Berne married Bill Minshull of the Eunola District. Shortly after their wedding Bill was shipped overseas for active duty in World War II. With God’s grace, Bill returned home two years later. The happy couple settled on the Minshull Farm and raised their five children. Berne was a lifelong member of the United Church, a member of the UCW, and Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. Berne bowled, curled, and loved a good game of cards – particularly cribbage. She accompanied her husband Bill to many baseball games and sports days over the years and followed their children in all their endeavors. Berne had boundless amounts of energy. She was always busy cooking, baking, gardening, and caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. All this while still helping neighbours and friends any way she could. Berne would often fill up the car with her own kids and the neighbour kids for the trip into Pierson for Sunday school, and maybe an ice cream cone at the Travellers’ Lunch afterwards. In 2005, Berne was recognized by the Rural Municipality of Edward with a plaque in honour of her contribution to the community. In 2008, at the age of 83, Berne was given an award by the Manitoba Council on Aging recognizing her extraordinary contributions to her community. In 2000, Berne moved from the farm to the Pierson Lodge where she settled in and fast became the life of the lodge. She looked forward to family and friends stopping by for happy hour. Berne was predeceased by her husband, Bill; daughter, Betty-Anne Kirby; parents, Frank and Mary Adelaide Morrow; Bill’s parents, Art and Mary Anne Minshull; eight sisters and one brother; sisters and brothers-in-law. Berne was loved by and will be mourned by many. She is survived by her four remaining children, Barry (Mag), Boyd (Linda), Brad (Brenda), and Barb (Doug); fourteen grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Minshull; numerous extended family members. Berne never lost her zest for life and continued to enjoy every minute to her last. The family wishes to thank the Brandon Regional Health Centre ICU doctors and nursing staff, Reverend Heather Sandilands, Redpath Funeral Home, and Pierson UCW for providing the funeral lunch. Thanks to those who sent flowers, cards, and food. Thanks to her close friends Pat Hammell and niece Heather Kennedy for all of their kindness and support to Mum over the years. Thanks also to the Home Care ladies who helped Mum in their special way. Donations in memory of Berne may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada, 151 Fredrick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON, N2H 2M2.
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McLENAGHEN: Harold, 1944-2019. On the 15th of February Harold William McLenaghen took his last breath enveloped in the love of his family. To all who shared your thoughtful memories of Harold and heartfelt condolences with Don and me, please know your kindness in and recognition of Harold’s death is truly appreciated. We take heart in remembering the good man he strived to be. Thank you to the angels on A3, Dr. Large and Greg Hildebrandt at Memories. He was a curious guy not satisfied that some things just worked, he wanted to understand the how and the why, with the patience to see it through. Willing to listen, learn and share when asked. He could be pretty inventive when a situation called for it. He went from calling a floppy disk a sloppy disk to building his own computer. A skilled handyman, a mechanic back in the day when you could still fix your own car. He was a funny guy, who couldn’t remember a punchline to save his soul. No he was more of the prankster variety with deadpan delivery, he pulled some doozies and never mean, I am sure upon recollection some smile to this day and he could laugh at himself. While on his way back to our campsite one night he wandered into a site with a fire that looked very much like the one he had built, sat down only to look up and see strangers staring back at him, he promptly rose, complimented them on their fire and chuckled all the way back to our site. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a natural at sports, baseball, curling, bowling, golf and yes chess. Together we must have walked the length and breadth of Brandon ten times over during which times we solved the ills of the world. A guy who beamed when he was thanked but never expected it. There are three people who walk the earth today because of Harold’s direct intervention, not one to seek praise in his lifetime we shall do it for him, our unsung hero. A man who showed empathy for the patients he interacted with as an orderly, who showed reverence for the deceased and concern for the bereaved when at the lab. A man who respected and enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow workers. My buddy and true love who captured my heart at seventeen, a dad who loved his son beyond measure and was loved in return. A man who will be remembered and cherished for our eternity. Closing with his favorite toast
Happy Days, Honey and they will be again someday.” Delphine and Don
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LITTLE: Marlene Jamina Little nee Morison, passed away at her residence in the Lions Manor in Brandon on January 28, 2019. Marlene was born to parents James and Margaret (Peggy) Morison on the family farm in the Scotia District, east of Pope, Manitoba, followed soon after by her twin sister, Margaret. Marlene and her sisters attended Oakner School and Scotia church growing up and were active in the Oakner 4-H club. After school, Marlene worked for a time in the town office at Hamiota and then at the town office in Minnedosa, before moving to Edmonton, Alberta to become a policewoman at the Edmonton City Police Department. After a few years, she decided to pursue a teaching career. She started teaching in Souris, Manitoba then in the Brandon School Division from which she retired in 1994. Marlene enjoyed spending her summers at Clear Lake and then at the cottage at Sandy Lake enjoying fishing, waterskiing, boating, and socializing with family and friends. In her later years, she loved playing bridge and was active in the Retired Educators League as well as her own group of ladies whose company she enjoyed immensely. Marlene cherished her family and will be missed by her daughter Karen (Larry) and son Kevin, granddaughter Haley (Michael) and great granddaughter Westlyn, granddaughter Erin and grandson Brandon. She will also be missed dearly by her sister Delia Milne, and her 6 nephews and their families. Marlene was predeceased by her parents James and Peggy Morison, sisters Elaine Kruger and Margaret Parkolub, and brothers-in-law Albert Kruger, John Parkolub, and Leslie Milne. At Marlene's request, a private graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in Marlene’s memory can be made to the Huntington’s Society of Canada, Research Dept., 151 Frederick St., Suite 400, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2M2
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LINDEMANN: Faye Noreen Lindemann of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of the late Sam Lindemann, loving mother of Kim, Lisa, Candice, Jamie and Nicky and cherished sister of Gaye, Penny and Wendy, passed away at Virden Health Centre Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 73 years. The funeral service will be held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Liz Carter-Morgan officiating. The interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Faye may be made to Prairie Mountain Health for Virden and Area Palliative Care, P.O. Box 400, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.com
G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LAMPERTZ: It is with sadness we say goodbye to our brother Larry, who lost his battle with Parkinson’s and dementia on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Hartney Community Health Centre. Larry was born September 7, 1946 at Melita, MB to Jacob and Annie (Dhur) Lampertz. He grew up on the farm at Napinka NW 22-4-26 and attended school in Napinka. Larry began working for Stewart’s Lumber at an early age for a few years and then he moved on to operating heavy equipment until health issues prevented him from doing so. He worked on the Limestone, Conawapa and Wuskwatim Hydro Dams in northern Manitoba. He also worked different jobs with companies in Alberta and spent some time working with his nephew Dean. When his brother-in-law Sam passed away, he returned home to help his sister on the farm. He worked for Keith Jones building oil leases, and road work for Penteluk Construction of Estevan. He was also employed by Day Construction and GCCL both of Carnduff, SK and Cameron Construction of Melita. Larry wasn’t afraid of work but he also played hard too. When he had some spare time he loved to be on the golf course. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Annie (Dhur) Lampertz; brother-in-law, Sam Mason; sister-in-law, Marion Lampertz. He is survived by his brother, George and his family: Cindy (Glen) Forsyth and their children, Sheena (Greg), Cory (Courtney), Candice (Ron) Lenz, (Joe and girls), Tony (Alison) and their children, Laird (Catherine), Jordan (Calla) and Leandra and Deah Buchanan and children, Jayden, Jenai, and Joryn; sister, Irene Mason and her family, Duane (Leanne) Mason, Sherri Murray (Morgan and Brett), and Dean Mason. A graveside service for Larry will be held in the spring of 2019. Donations may be given to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, 204-522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors.To send condolences to the family, please visitwww.redpathfuneralhome.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HADDOW: Daniel Gray, age 79 years, father to Scott, Tracy and Kim, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 11, 2019. A Celebration of Daniel's Life will take place at the Victoria Inn, Imperial Ballroom, 3550 Victoria Avenue on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Joe Ball officiating. Daniel will be laid to rest, with his late wife Billie, at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Victoria Inn. Donations in memory of Daniel may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FOWLER: The family sadly announces the sudden passing of Doreen Fowler at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Doreen was born to Polly and Earl Lund in Elkhorn, MB where she also received her education. In her late teens, she was employed at the Elkhorn Creamery followed by a brief career at the CIBC in Brandon. Doreen met the love of her life, Glen Fowler, in Elkhorn where they later married in November, 1952. They lived in Virden where all five of their children were born. The family moved to Brandon in 1966 where she resided until her death. Doreen and Glen enjoyed travelling and camping with their family and later in life were fortunate to visit many parts of the world. They spent many winters in Hawaii and later in Mesa, AZ. Summers were spent with family and friends (with no shortage of fun) at Oak Lake as well as Clear Lake. Doreen was her family’s biggest cheerleader. She attended many events, near and far, whether it a sporting event or celebrating an academic achievement. She played a big role in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives. She was also admired by her children’s friends and well known to all as “Nana.” She was also a long time supporter of the Brandon Wheat Kings. She had a great sense of humour and was known to pull the odd practical joke or two. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Glen in 2002. She is survived by her family: son Brian (Lois) Fowler, (children Rhonda (Darren) Ritchie, Quinn and Nolan; Rob (Ericka) Fowler, Carson and (Aiden), daughter Brenda (Bryan) Williams, (children Jen (Jeff) Shuttleworth, Sam and Ben; Janine (Doug) Fischer, Charlie), son Grant (Cathy) Fowler, daughter Sharon (Brian) Shannon, daughter Susan (Tim) Dekker, (children Brooke Gripich, Kaleb and Rochelle; Boyd, Kelsey (Tom) and Kristin). A Celebration of Doreen’s life took place at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, March 14, 2019 with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal…But love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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