Friday, February 22nd, 2019


STRUTH: Mrs. Pearl Eleanor Struth beloved wife of the late Mr. James Struth of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with her family by her side on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the age of 71 years. She is survived by her children: Debbie (Stephan) Lacusta and their children Chantel and Stephanie, Norman (Trudi) Struth and their children Nicole and Lauren, Patrick Struth (Candy Hildebrand); one brother Donald (Donna) Olson, one sister Sylvia (Dennis) Koldon; sister-in-law Norma Struth as well as numerous other relatives. Pearl was predeceased by her husband James Struth, parents Perley and Eleanor Olson; and eldest brother Eugene Olson. Pearl was born November 14, 1937 in Carman, Manitoba. She was raised and educated in  southern Manitoba. After a short courtship, she married the love of her life, James Struth on May 4, 1957. Pearl experienced the military life during the early years of marriage while her husband was stationed at various Canadian Armed Forces postings in Canada and Europe. Their daughter was born in 1958, while stationed in Germany. Upon returning to Canada, their two sons were born in 1960 and 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pearl worked at the Brandon University for several years in Food Services. In 1975, the family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta and worked as Restaurant Manager at the Red Grill in Woolco until her retirement. Pearl loved camping, knitting, playing cards, and travelling with her family. She enjoyed playing BINGO and was a committed season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Her summer loves were watching the Toronto Blue Jays and Winnipeg Bluebombers on T.V.  Her four granddaughters held a very special place in her heart and she always loved spending time with them. Pearl was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the Royal Canadian Legion and an Honourary Member of the Korean Veterans Association. She will be lovingly missed by her family and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 5B, Dr. Burton, Dr. Wong, and Dr. Lee at the Chinook Regional Hospital as well as all the friends and family that took time to visit and phone during her extended stay in the hospital. A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 at 11:00 A.M., with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in the Field of Honour. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 2J1 or a charity of your choice. Mom, you will be sadly missed this Mother’s Day. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.
2009-05-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROME: Mrs. Reita Elva Rome of Brandon, formerly of Nesbitt, beloved wife of the late Mr. Calvin Morley Rome, passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at the age of 84 years. A funeral service for family and friends will be held at Central United Church, 327 - 8th Street, on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Minnewawa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Reita may be made to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
2009-05-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

LAMBKIN: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday May 8, 2009 at the age of 50 years, Lois Jean Lambkin of Shilo, formerly of Belmont Manitoba. Lois leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Lauren, parents Lorne & Dorothy Lambkin of Belmont, brothers Murray (Wendy) of Okotoks Alta., Brent (Joanne) of Red Deer Alberta, Myles (Virginia) of Lethbridge Alberta, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. A Celebration of Lois’ life will be held on Wednesday May 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the St. Barbara’s Chapel, Shilo with Rev. Dave Wilson officiating. Interment will take place in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont Manitoba. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Lois’ memory to the Lauren Lambkin Trust Fund, c/o Westoba Credit Union. On line condolences can be sent to’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
2009-05-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

KUFLOWSKI: Ludwig (Lou, Louie) Kuflowski. On April 24th, 2009 at Health Sciences Centre, Lou passed away peacefully after a short illness at the age of 90 years old. He will be remembered fondly by his wife Ann; brother Eddie; grandchildren Melanie Zarrillo (Cameron) and Dean Zarrillo; as well as many extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents Magdalena and Nicholas Kuflowski; his “pride and joy”, daughter Lois Karen; and many siblings and their spouses. Lou grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and relocated to Winnipeg in the 1940’s. It is here that he met his wife, Ann, and they married on August 9, 1947. He worked for CNR as a Baggage Master for approximately 35 years and proudly took on the role of Union Chairman until his retirement at the age of 65. Lou will be remembered as a thoughtful and kind man. Memorial services (viewing and gathering) has taken place at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.
Rest in Peace, Dear brother
2009-05-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

FIELDS: Mr. Lance Edward Fields. June 4th, 1917 – May 6th, 2009. Also known as "Gracie" and "Uncle Bill". Lance passed away at the Souris Hospital on Wednesday, May 6th at the age of 91 years. He was the youngest son born to George and Nancy Fields in Alexander, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his father George, his mother Nancy, his brother Welly and his wife Betty, his brother Dick (Richard), his sister Nora and her husband Duncan Paige, and sister Mae and her husband Fin Pollock. Lance was also predeceased by niece Leona Harrison, nephew Jimmie Paige and great nephew Craig Beaumont. Lance is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lance served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in England and Europe from 1940 – 1946. After the war he made his home in Souris until his passing. A graveside funeral for family and friends will be held at the Alexander Cemetery (the family plot) on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Marvin Beaumont officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, a donation may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
"We Will Miss You"
2009-05-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

VOODRE: Glen Norman Voodre died at Delwynda Court Personal Care in Deloraine on May 6 2009, age 81, beloved husband of Anne. In accordance with family wishes a private funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Smith Funeral Home in Deloriane. Donations may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home in Deloriane. Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

POTTER: The death of Howard Leslie Potter, beloved husband of Marion, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 7, 2009. A private family graveside service will be held at the old Deloraine Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba, at a later date. Donations in memory of Howard may bemade to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9 or to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

UNGER: It is with great sadness that the family of John Unger wishes to announce his passing. His death occurred at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Sunday, April 19, 2009, surrounded by his family. John was born on April 26, 1935 in Elm Creek, Manitoba to George and Elizabeth Unger, the fourth of eight children. He met his soulmate Helen Unger at the wedding of their siblings and they were married on November 4, 1955. Right to the end when Dad was alert, his eyes would follow Mom when she came into the room. When they were first married John was in construction and Helen cooked for the crew. This required them moving to wherever the work was being performed. One summer they moved 22 times. They purchased a home in Carman, Manitoba where they lived for five years. John went into business with his brother Neil at a Massey Ferguson dealership in Crystal City in 1966. The family lived there until 1972 when John started working for Mazer Implements and moved the family to Brandon where they lived to this day. Dad loved his family; believed in family and in the support of family. All events needed to be celebrated on the day of the event and always with traditional food. Dad continued with this practice right to date. He was predeceased by his son Brad, his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 53 years (Helen Unger) and daughters Janice (Mark) Rankmore, Joanne (Brian) Mackie, Carol (Mark) Kindrat. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Steph (Chris) and Baby Josie of Hope, B.C., B.L. (Patrena) and Kole and Brooke Mackie, Shawn (Sheens) and Callie and Baby Ty Mackie, Dallas Unger, Darci (Bryan) and Baby Tia Bourdon, Tryna Kindrat, Joshua Kindrat, all of Brandon, Manitoba. The ceremony to celebrate John’s life was held at Central United Church in Brandon on Saturday, April 25, 2009.
A cluster of beautiful memoriesSprayed with a million tears,Wishing God had spared youBut for a few more years.Thanks for the years you gave usAnd for the happy times we shared.We only pray that when you left usYou knew how much we cared. Our family chain is broken,And nothing seems the sameBut as God calls us one by oneOur chain will link again.
Love forever, your family
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

OLIVER: Minnie, (nee Stewart). Minnie Oliver of Carberry, Manitoba, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and great aunt, on May 6, 2009 at the Carberry Memorial Hospital. Funeral service is at Know Zion Presbyterian Church in Carberry, on Tuesday, May 12 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Minho Yoo officiating. White's Funeral Home of Neepawa is in charge of arrangements. Minnie would have appreciated any donations sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. A detailed Obituary to follow.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

McMILLAN: Bruce McMillan of Oak Lake, Manitoba and formerly of Virden, passed away at Virden Health Centre on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Bruce was in his 86th year. Funeral services will be held from G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, on Monday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Minho Yo officiating. Interment will be in Carberry Plains Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Bruce. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences at www.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden, in care of arrangements.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

MAHER: After ninety-six years, Howard passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Born in Vancouver on April 13, 1913, the family moved to Manitoba in 1915 to farm in the Rounthwaite area. Howard married Mary Barns in 1950. With three children, he spent a lot of time driving to baseball, hockey, curling, music and numerous school activities, most of which he stayed to watch or coach. As a 4-H leader, he was well known around Wawanesa. Howard was very active in the community, serving as a municipal counsellor, a Board member of the Co-op, Wawanesa Hospital, Church and a volunteer for whatever needed to be done. Camping was a favorite summer family activity with regular treks west to visit family in Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. Howard and Mary loved square dancing and travelled with the many friends they met to jamborees across the country. After retiring from farming in 1972, they had time for travelling to England, Hawaii, California, Arizona, and coast-to-coast Canada. In 2000, Howard moved off the farm into Riverheights Terrace where he enjoyed the company and activities of other retirees. Left to mourn are: sons Jim and Ray (Wendy) and daughter Jean (Don) Elcheshen; granddaughters: Tracy (Colin) Grierson, Tara, Nikki, and Brooklyn; great-grandchildren Maya and Evan Grierson. Howard was predeceased by his wife Mary (1991), daughter-in-law Gail (2007), brothers Norman and Wes, sisters Clara and Doris. Howard always reminded his family that he had a good, long life and we should do the same,"live life to its fullest." A Memorial Service will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church, 5th Street and Southern Avenue, on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Jim Brown will officiate. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Howard may be made to a charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

KUKURUDZ: Suddenly, on April 28, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, with her family by her side, Eileen passed peacefully into the arms of God. Eileen was born to Jake and Helen Walter on October 16, 1939 in Lampman, Saskatchewan. They moved to Shoal Lake in 1951, where Eileen grew up and graduated from Shoal Lake Collegiate in 1957. She worked at the Avalon Theatre in Shoal Lake and it was there that she met the man of her dreams. She went on to work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre for a short time. Although Eileen was accepted to the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, she chose to marry the love of her life, Boris, and their wedding took place on July 25, 1959. Boris and Eileen settled down in Brandon and so began their beautiful life together. Eileen was involved with many organizations and committees. She was an executive member of the Brandon Twin and Triplet Club, a member of the UCT Ladies Auxiliary, and the Brandon Hills Fireflies Community Club, as well as the Shumka (later Troyanda) Ukrainian Dance Club. Eileen was a stay-at-home mom, and volunteered for everything! She was a hockey mom, a baseball mom, and was continuously sewing for family and friends, creating costumes, sweaters, bridesmaid dresses, and maternityclothes. She was very involved with the Ukrainian dance group, particularly in designing and creating costumes and coordinating events. She was an avid reader and a constant babysitter to her many grandchildren. Eileen co-hosted the annual Kukurudz Corn Roast every September long -weekend, a 20-year tradition. Above all else, Eileen loved her best friend and husband Boris, her children, and especially her thirteen grandchildren, who were the pride and joy of her life. Eileen is survived by her husband Boris, son Ken Kukurudz (Michelle), Scott, Cory, Kali, Josh; son Rob Kukurudz (Andi), Ryan, Justin, Rebekah; daughter Shelley Swartz (Larry), Tyler, Rachel; daughter Sherie Burton (Andrew), Stephanie, Thomas; and also Tammy Carleton, Travis, and Charissa. She is also survived by; her sister Pauline Brigden andmother-in-law Stella Kukurudz. She is predeceased by; her parents Jake andHelen Walter, father-in-law John Kukurukz, brothers George and Dyck Walter,and sisters Rose Wuksinic, Helen Lisoweski, and Kathy Dunitz. Divine Liturgywas celebrated on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at St. Mary's Ukrainian CatholicChurch and was officiated by Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor was Mr. TonyYuriy. As always was her wish, Eileen's pallbearers were her grandchildren;Scott Kukurudz, Ryan Kukurudz, Justin Kukurudz, Travis Carleton, JoshKukurudz, and Tyler Swartz. Eulogy was given by Scott Kukurudz, cross-bearerwas Andrew Burton, scripture reading was done by Ken Kukurudz, and soloist,Steve Burton sang a beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace. Interment was heldat the Brandon Cemetery. A time of fellowship followed at Memories Chapel.Friends who wish may make donations to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermotAvenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0V9. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements were with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330."The gap Eileen has left in our lives can only be filled by the memories wehave."
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

CLEMENTS: Isabelle Clements of Binscarth, Manitoba passed away on May 6, 2009 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 85 years. She is survived by her daughters Cathy Zaharychuk of Melita, Manitoba and Margaret (Lawrie) Lamoureux of Binscarth, Manitoba. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church, Binscarth with Rev. David Howell officiating. Interment to follow in the Binscarth Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Binscarth Knox United Church Memorial Fund or the Russell Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

BROWN: The death of Norman William "Norm" Brown, beloved husband of Connie dear father to Marilyn and Diane, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 7, 2009. The Ceremony to Celebrate Norm's Life will be held at the Monterey Estates Community Centre, on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Mona Franklin will officiate. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Norm to the Westman Autism Parent's Support Group, c/o 646 23rd Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 1W1. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRODT: Richard Charles "Rick" Brodt passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 1, 2009, surrounded by his family. Rick was born on November 1, 1949 in Regina, Saskatchewan but grew up primarily in Edmonton, Alberta. It was there that he developed a passion for the Edmonton Eskimos that lasted through all of his years. Rick lived briefly in Winnipeg before settling in Brandon in 1967. He considered Brandon to be his home. Rick attended BCI. In 1968, he began his training as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. After graduating in 1970, he continued to work, first at BMHC and then at Rideau Park Personal Care Home until his retirement in 2004. Rick then continued to work casually up until his illness. At work he developed many treasured friendships and earned the respect of co-workers and residents. As a youth, Rick attended Sea Cadets. He was also a member of the Board of Managers at First Presbyterian Church. Rick was and will continue to be a very important member of cook shack #22 at Clear Lake. He was an avid sports enthusiast. His participation in curling started at BMHC Curling Club. Rick then went onto the Brandon Curling Club, and in 1986, won the Brandon Men's Bonspiel, entitling him to a berth in the Manitoba Tankard. Rick enjoyed playing softball, and later took up coaching. His summers were spent at Clear Lake, where he enjoyed golfing, boating, reading and being amongst friends. After his retirement, he looked forward to his annual trips to Mexico. There he enjoyed the warm sunshine, companionship with Colleen, meeting new people and a cold cerveza. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over thirty-eight years, Colleen; his two heart broken daughters, Elizabeth (Brodie and Tori), Lisa (Carson and Lindy); son-in-law Kyle Shewfelt; his friend and brother Doug (Colette). He is also survived by his nephews Dean, Todd and their families, Chris and Michael andone sister-in-law Frances Bourque (Christopher) and their children Aaron (Claire), Kirsten and Carolyn. Rick had an extended family of loyal, loving, generous, close friends who also share in his loss. Rick was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Irene in 2005; his father, Charles in 2003; mother Kitty in 1991 and his father-in-law Bill in 1973. The Ceremony to Celebrate Rick's Life was held at the First Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Mrs. Arlene Robertson and Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim officiated. Donations in memory of Rick may be made to a charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements were with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, 727-0330.
"I Did It My Way"
2009-05-09 issue of the Brandon Sun