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WILLIAMS: Ivan Alfred With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our husband, father, papa, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend, Ivan Alfred Williams in his 85th year. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at West-Man Nursing Home in Virden, Manitoba. Ivan was the loving husband of Leola (Studer) and father of his five children Keith, Joyce, Valerie, Debra and Terry. Ivan was born in Springvale District on June 10, 1924 to Norman and Elizabelle (Cheaters) Williams. He was the second child born in the family. He had an older sister Norma and two younger sisters Irene and Hazel. In 1935, tragedy struck the young family when their mother passed away suddenly. Ivan would have been 11 at the time. Ivan and Norma were forced to grow up a bit quicker to help with the younger sisters and the farming. In 1939, Ivan’s father remarried Ida (Wardle) and then Lloyd and Eleanor were born into the family. Ivan took his schooling at Springvale and continued to help his dad with the farming. On April 12, 1944, Ivan married the love of his life, Leola, (Studer), who had moved into the area with her family in 1937 from Eastend, Saskatchewan. They were married in St. Paul’s United Church in Virden. The newlyweds honeymooned in Winnipeg and upon their return to the Springvale District they rented and farmed the E1/2 11w-10-28, later buying it and then it became home to their family. Ivan was the third generation to farm in the district. Besides doing his own farming Ivan had a JD-H tractor and did custom work for other farmers as well. He also worked in Virden putting Massey Ferguson machinery together. Ivan and Leola spent one winter living in Virden and one in Winnipeg where he worked as an electrician. In 1952, the oil moved to the district and Ivan bought a truck and hauled oil and water. The first rig to move into the area was Commonwealth Oil and Ivan pulled it in with a small caterpillar. Hydro came to the area also in 1952 and Ivan worked as an electrician with his former neighbour and together they wired most of the farms in the area. In 1953 Ivan went up north to buy lumber from a sawmill to build a new house. The family was able to move into the house in 1956 when it was completed. Ivan replaced all the old buildings on the farm and then we purchased a herd of Hereford cows and a barn full of feeder pigs. This farm became later known as Flying W Ranch. Ivan’s biggest dream from his boyhood til now was to learn how to fly. In 1958 this dream became a reality when Ivan took his training at Virden Airport and became the pilot he had always dreamed of being. Ivan enjoyed flying so much that he started crop dusting with a PA-12. As his love of crop dusting grew, Ivan bought a few larger planes and started his own aerial spraying business called Williams Spraying Service. In 1962 Ivan and Leola joined the Manitoba Flying Farmers affiliated with International Flying Farmers and went on many flying tours and conventions throughout Canada, USA and Mexico. Ivan enjoyed many fishing, hunting and camping trips. They travelled on many trips to B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. They went on a trip to the Copper Canyon where the truck and trailer were put on a flatbed of a train. Around 1970, Ivan and Leola started driving a truck and trailer down south for the month of February but as their children grew and one by one left home and no more nanny was needed they started spending the winters – their last trip being in 2005. They also had a lakefront lot at Pyotts’ West Campground where they spent as much time as possible. They loved when family and friends came to visit. It was set up so they could fly in with the float plane (Ivan’s Baby) which he was able to taxi right up in front of his trailer and tie down for the weekend. This supercub was Ivan’s pride and joy! In 1998 Ivan and Leola retired to Virden from the farm. They moved a house in and kept busy doing yard work. In November 2006, deteriorating health for both Ivan and Leola necessitated a move to the West-Man Nursing Home where they were lucky to be able to be in the same room together till Ivan’s passing. Ivan left us all with many great memories. He was a gruff tough man with a real teddy bear heart inside. He lived life to its fullest and enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially over a good shot of rum. Papa, your memory will live on in all of us! Ivan was predeceased by his father Norman; mother Elizabelle; stepmother Ida; sister Irene; brothers- in-law Larry, Fred, Frank, Melbourne and Duane and sister-in-law Elvira. Left to mourn Ivan’s passing are his wife Leola (three months short of being married 65 years); sons Keith (Lois), Terry (Susan) daughters Joyce (Dave) Derksen, Valerie (Garry) Walker, Debra (Dennis) Smith, his grandchildren Colleen (Wayne), Aaron (Mary), Jason (Darlene), Angela (Allen), Trish (Rocky), Chad (Tisha), Shawna (Dwight), Michelle (Jason), Danielle, Denisha, Carmelle, Natasha and Teikon; his great-grandchildren Shane, Amonie, Devon, Brock, Ashley, Bethany, Olivia, Isaac, Amber, Brittany, Kaidryan, Hali, Tadyn and Dylan. Also by his sisters Norma, Hazel (Harry), Eleanor, brother Lloyd, (Carole), sister-in-law Betty, Eileen, Violet (Giles), Thelma (Wylie), Shirley (Ray) and brother-in-law Henry (Alice) as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and neighbours including the residents and staff at the West-Man Nursing Home. The ceremony to celebrate Ivan’s life was held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church in Virden, Manitoba, with Rev. Jan Van Aertselaer officiating. Soloist was Lynda Lyng accompanied by Gladys Carefoot on piano. Other songs played were “He Was A Good Man”, “Angels Among Us” and “You Can Let Go”. Active pallbearers were his nephews Dennis Tough, Barry Tough, Garth Nixon, Kevin Williams, Darel Kilford and family friend Kent Mathieson. Ushers were Ivan’s friends John Liefso and Peter Dillon. A private family interment followed at Virden Cemetery. A tea and luncheon was held immediately after at the Virden Legion Hall served by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. A movie “In Memory of Papa” was shown for everyone to enjoy. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ivan may be made to Manitoba Flying Farmers, Box 718, Virden, Manitoba, R0M 2C0 or to a charity of your choice.
You can remember me only that I am gone orYou can cherish my memory and let it live on.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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VINCK: Zelia Louisa Vinck passed away peacefully at Hartney Personal Care Home Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the age of 88. Zelia was born at Belleview on May 8, 1920 to Desire and Lea Dogniez, the second of three daughters. Zelia married John Vinck of Grande Clairiere on June 14, 1939 and farmed in the Lauder district until 1971 when they moved to Hartney. She moved to Hartney Personal Care Home in 2002. She loved her family deeply and enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and liked to knit and crochet for family and friends. She looked forward to visit with friends, be it in her home or on the telephone. Zelia is survived by her son Des (Marie) Vinck and two granddaughters: Michelle (Eric) Kobs and their three daughters, Sydney, Whitney and Avery; Melanie Vinck (Chris Kraning) and their daughter Maya. She is also survived by her sister Marceline Gofflot, sisters-in -law Germaine Dubreuil, Elise Vinck, Aline Vinck and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband John on July 12, 1974, infant daughter Alice in 1941, and sister Gilberte Gofflot. Prayer service was held Friday, January 30 at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel in Souris. Funeral mass was Saturday, January 31, 2009 at St. Jean’s Catholic Church in Grande Clairiere with celebrant Father Raju Madanu. Organist was Carmen Logeot and choir; ushers were John Martin and Maurice Bertholet; altar server Dylan Murphy and eulogy Paulette Rey. Pallbearers were Adrian Bertholet, Garry Drummond, Edward Dubreuil, Richard Lamouline, David Mahy and Clair Vinck. Interment in Grande Clairiere Cemetery.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SNOW: Lois Elizabeth (nee Thompson). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother at the Russell Hospital, on January 17, 2009, at the age of 80 yrs. After many years of coping with C.O.P.D. Mother left us very peacefully with her family by her side. Mom was predeceased by Dad (Doug) in 1995 and a son, Lloyd in 1953. Mother will always be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Geraldine (Wayne Webster), and sons, Jim (Carol), Rick (Lorraine), Rodney (Anna Marie), Maurice (Joy) and Warren (Darlene). Also left to cherish her memory are twelve grandchildren, David, Diana, Scott, Paige, Brent, Adam, Jeremy, Janna, Terra, Kyle, Kayla, and Jennifer As well as, nine great grandchildren, six nieces and seven nephews. Mom was born in Indian Head, Sask., raised and schooled in the Oak River/Cardale area. She was working in Winnipeg when she met Dad. They married on August 2, 1946 and moved to Birtle where they lived on the farm for 57 years. Mother lived her last four years in her new home next door to Rodney and Anna. She loved the many flower gardens around her house and enjoyed many hours playing cards with her very special friends, Lenore and Allan. A memorial service was held on January 21, 2009 at Braendle-Bruce Funeral Home with Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Internment will follow in the Birtle cemetery next July. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Russell Pallative Care Unit.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SIMPSON: E. Murray Simpson, B. Arch. Passed away February 17, 2009 at his residence in Fairview Home in Brandon. Murray was born in Winnipeg in 1926 to Roy and Eva Simpson. Murray is survived by his wife, Mef Simpson, whom he married in 1950; children Vandy Simpson (Darrell Markowitz) of Wareham, Ontario, Dr. Carl Simpson (Anna Marie Larsen) of Waterloo, Ontario, Joanne (Ward Keith) and grandchildren Jonah and Arielle of Winnipeg. He is also survived by his brother Waverley (Pat) and nephews Bruce and Scott and their families, also of Winnipeg. Murray graduated from University of Manitoba in 1948 with a degree in architecture. He then spent two years of postgraduate studies at the School of Design in Chicago. He returned to Winnipeg and was employed at Green, Blankstein & Russell Architects, moving in 1960 to Brandon to open a branch office. Among the projects he worked on in Brandon were the Brandon General Hospital, the Parish Hall at St. Matthews Cathedral, the Brandon Sun, the Brodie Building and two residences on B. U. campus, Manitoba Public Insurance, Hobbs Manor, and the Garden Lounge at Fairview. Murray was an Honorary life member of the Children's Aid Society and past deputy governor for the Kinsmen Club of Brandon. He also served as president of the Brandon Allied Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and served as a board member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. His hobbies included pottery, fencing, designing and painting theatre sets for the Ballet, MTC and Brandon School of Music. He loved travelling with his wife and friends and was an avid gourmet cook. The family will have an intimate memorial at a later date and asks that those who knew Murray take a moment to reflect and enjoy your memories of him.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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REEVES: Alice Mildred Reeves, beloved wife of Robert John Reeves of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre Wednesday; February 18, 2009 in her 79th year. Memorial service will be held from G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Tuesday; February 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janice Van Aertselaer officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice in memory of Alice. Complete obituary to follow. E-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences atwww.carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHAIR: Shirley, 76 years, beloved wife of Howard Phair, mother of Tammy (Randy) McCannell, Cathy (Wayne) Suski and Michael (Tracy) Phair, died in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Shirley, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Manitoba.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NOORT: Berendina (Diane) Noort. It is with regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother on February 11, 2009. Berendina was born in Leiden, The Netherlands, March 11, 1932 and came to Canada in March of 1954, settling in Brandon where she and Dad lived until 1959. They moved to Thompson and lived there until 1974 and from there the family moved to Minnedosa, where she worked as a Nurse's Aide while raising her family. In 1995, she moved to Rivers/Newdale. Mom left us with many fond memories and nothing meant more to her than her family. Mom especially enjoyed traveling, knitting, ceramics, crafts, bingo and the company of her cats. She is survived by her children, daughter Francis (Steve) Young, and her sons Hans (Brenda), Randy (Bonnie), Robert (Michelle) and Richard (Cindy) Noort. Also fifteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and two brothers and one sister in The Netherlands. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1981, her mother and father, two sisters and one brother. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A family service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Rivers Palliative Care or a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NAY: Muriel Irene Nay (Hill) passed away on February 16, 2009 with her three children and their spouses at her side. She went peacefully in her sleep. Mom was born on the family farm three miles northeast of Ninga on August 26, 1918. She was born to Thomas Antony Hill and Florence Ida (Brown). She had two younger sisters, Ruth Campbell and Alma McCausland. She went on to graduate from Killarney High School and then went to Success Business College in Winnipeg. She worked for a few years at Swift's in Winnipeg and Toronto. In 1943, mom went to Bellville Ontario, to marry her neighbour, Morley Nay, who was serving in the Air Force. They were later posted to Toronto, Port Alberni and Tofino, B.C. Mom loved telling us of some of the beautiful things they saw in their early lives together, like Casa Loma in Toronto and the sunsets on Vancouver Island. They would return to dad's home farm, four miles northeast of Ninga, in 1945 and lived there, until 1960. Dad became the Postmaster in Ninga, which mom ran as dad continued to farm for a few years. She ran the Post Office until 1975, when they would move to Boissevain. Mom worked in the office for her nephew, Kenn Riddell, in his plumbing business for a number of years. In 1984, mom and dad moved to Killarney and in 1997, she moved to Brandon. Mom had many interests in her life. She enjoyed curling, cards, sewing and crafts, artwork, drawing, gardening and travelling. Her travels took her to England, Scotland, Portugal, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, California, Florida, Mexico, and of course, Texas where mom and dad spent many winters. She would never turn down an invitation to play cards and especially loved playing with her grandchildren. She loved watching curling and ball. In 1950, Jim was adopted and Diane (Gouldie) in 1952. A few years later, in 1959, along came Mary Lou (Klassen). Mom is survived by her sisters, Ruth Campbell and Alma and her brother-in-law, Gene McCausland. She is also survived by her three children, Jim and Trudy (Patterson), their children Brad of Calgary and Janice of Brandon and great grandson Zachary; Diane and Cliff Gouldie and their two children Sherry and Mark Pippert of Falmouth, Nova Scotia and great grand children Robyn and Holly, also Travis and Pam (Saban) and great grandson Leyton; and Mary Lou and Rod Klassen and their two children Brett and Laura. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Morley in 1984 and many in-laws. The funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were Muriel's grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HOLMBERG: Sylvia Holmberg of Erickson residing in Fairview Home passed away peacefully February 3rd at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The family takes comfort in the knowledge she has gone to join her husband Elis. Sylvia raised 12 children and was a very talented homemaker and mother. She made holidays very special occasions for her family especially Christmas and Easter. She was a friend to all and served her community well being a life member of the Erickson Legion and The Lutheran Church. In later years Sylvia enjoyed traveling with friends and enjoyed the places they visited. Sylvia will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. She was predeceased by her husband Elis in 1972, five children Shirley, Sandra, Dale, Glen and Ken, also one grandson Kevin. Surviving are four sons, Art (Joyce), Lorne (Betty) of Kitimat, B.C., Leslie (Sandy) of Winnipeg, and Raymond (Karen) of Brandon. Three daughters, Joan McTavish, Levina Granger and Alma Warniski, all of Brandon. Also left to mourn are fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great- grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild, two brothers and one sister. Also many extended family members and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 12, 2009 at the Lutheran Church in Erickson, burial in Erickson Cemetery with Rae’s Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. If so desired, donations may be made to The Erickson Legion or Erickson Lutheran Church.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MAISONNEUVE: Remi (Ray) Joseph passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 7, 2009. Ray was born on January 10, 1937 in Curran, Ontario. He was the only child to Rheal and Therese (Lavigne) Maisonneuve. In his early years Ray spent many hours with his cousins, who he considered as his brothers and sisters, being he was the only child born to his parents. New Year’s Day was Ray’s favorite holiday. It brought back fond memories of his childhood, spending the day with all his relatives at his grandparent’s home. He always had a special place in his heart for his grandmother Josephine Lavigne, who helped raise him. As a young man Ray loved to joke and pull pranks on unsuspecting individuals. Ray also raced snowmobiles and won many trophies for his accomplishments in the sport. All through his life Ray loved to go hunting and fishing. He passed his passion for fishing onto both his sons Marc and Luc. At the age of 20 after several jobs, Ray joined the Air Force in 1957. On May 2, 1959, Ray married Bessie Yvonne Bishop, at RCAF Station, Rockcliffe, Ontario. Later that year they were posted to Trenton, Ontario. Ray and Bess started their family in 1960, with the birth of their son Marc. In July of 1960 the family was posted to 2(F) Wing, France. Their two daughters Christine and Micheline were born in 1961 and in 1962. Their next posting was to St. Hubert, Quebec, in the summer of 1965. Their third daughter, Joanne was born in 1967. Later that year they were posted to Lamacaza, Quebec. Here they gave birth to their second son, Luc, in 1969. After spending five years in Lamacaza, the family was posted back to St. Hubert, Quebec in 1972. Their final posting was to CFB Shilo, Manitoba in 1978. Ray retired in 1985 at the rank of Sargeant. Ray’s retirement didn’t last long, as he was hired as a civil servant with the Brandon Armories and CFB Shilo as an accountant. In 1994, he hung up his boots and officially retired. Ray will be deeply missed by sons: Marc (Carol), and Luc; daughters: Christine, Micheline and Joanne; grandchildren: Michelle, Jessica and Joey. Also left to mourn are his children’s mother Bessie and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Ray was predeceased by his father Rheal in 1968 and his mother Therese in 1986. Thank you to Dr. Peter Van Rensburg, Home Care and nursing staff on the 3rd Floor of the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A special thank you to the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care and compassion for Dad. It was very much appreciated by all the family. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ray’s Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Major Velma Preston and Captain Bill Preston will be officiating. Interment will take place in May 2009 in St. Pascal, Ontario. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3A9; Canadian Diabetes Association, Westman Region, B-727-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7; or The Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 9Z9. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.comArrangements are with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KNUTT: Kevin Alfred Knutt. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Knutt on Friday, February 13, 2009, at the age of 50 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Sheila and Clarence Knutt. Kevin is survived by his two brothers: Ron (Debbie) and Murray; his nephew and niece, Corie (Jenn) and Leslie (Dan) Knutt-Mielke. Kevin appreciated the support from the home care workers, his friends from the railway and from the GBS Foundation, as well as the many medical professionals who provided him with care through his illness. A graveside service for family and friends will be held on June 13, 2009, in Strathclair for Kevin, Sheila and Clarence Knutt. Flowers most gratefully declined. Donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FRIESEN: Johann “John” Friesen. It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of John Friesen on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Regina, Saskatchewan, hospital at the age of 77 years. John was born September 22, 1931 in Halbstadt, Manitoba to John G and Helen Friesen. He lived in Horndean, Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba, Malakwa and Sicamous, B.C., and Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. John was predeceased by his daughter Patsy Miller, son-in-law Darcy Myers, parents John and Helen Friesen, brother Eddy and John’s ex-wife Norma. John will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Linda Myers and Laurie (Dave) Anderson and their children: Reid, Elicia, Kyle and Victoria, and son-in-law Danny Miller and children Kelsey, Reese and Riley. Also left to mourn his passing are brother Abe (Ann) Friesen, sister Helen (Nic) Fedorowich, children Craig (Barb and son Kardy), Jamie (Mo) and Sean (Maria and children Nic and Sarah) and sister Eileen (Abe) Friesen and son Chris. He also leaves behind one aunt Katharine Friesen and many cousins, nephews and extended family, as well as special friends Ken (Mary) Epp who were John’s main caregivers the last five years. The funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Oakville, Manitoba on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Chuck Ross officiatied. Interment followed at the Oakville Cemetery. Family and friends gathered for a reception at Silver Threads in Oakville. Pallbearers were Danny Miller, Dave Anderson, Craig Fedorowich, Jamie Fedorowich, Sean Fedorowich and Chris Friesen. Honorary pallbearers were Ken and Mary Epp and Ralph Bieber. Special thanks to Dr. Cassette at Herbert, Saskatchewan and his special staff of nurses, public health nurses and home care personnel.
“The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace” Numbers 6: 24-26.
Flowers are gratefully declined. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in John’s memory to Westman Dreams for Kids, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7C 4J2 or to Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 857-4021.
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2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COURT: Patricia Ann Court passed away suddenly on February 13, 2009. Pat was born in Brandon, Manitoba on September 4, 1934. She was predeceased by her father Frank George Court, mother Alice Mary Court, sister Betty Haggerty and her brother-in-law Clarence Lacquement. Pat was the youngest of three sisters and is survived by her eldest sister Florence Lacquement and her nieces Sandra Lacquement (Les), Patti Stouffer (Ted), Linda Lauzé (Michel) and many great nephews, nieces and cousins. Pat will also be greatly missed by her close friends Roberta Rupert, Judy Robinson and Pam Battersby whom she has lived with for the past 23 years. Pat also had many friends and staff from Brandon Community Options and COR Enterprises that will miss her. Patricia worked for many years at Camroc and then later at COR. In Pat’s retirement, she enjoyed her time she spent at Seniors for Seniors in her stitch and chat group, knitting with her friends there. Pat always looked forward to going out with her friends for lunch and shopping and always found enjoyment in being crafty and spending time with animals. A special thanks goes out to Pat’s primary care provider Carol Burney and to the Brandon RHA Home Care program, the Brandon Clinic and pharmacy, all the hospital staff and all of Pat’s staff at 561-16th Street. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff of St. Mary’s Anglican Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Community Options, 136-11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-21 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ZAPUCHLAK: Gladys (Jensen) April 21st, 1930 – February 9th, 2009. There is a sacredness in tears. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable loss. Gladys’ children announce the passing of their loving and courageous mother, at age 78, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, following a brief illness. She will be forever and deeply missed by daughter Bonnie Dee, and sons Tommy and Michael. Also mourning her passing are her granddaughter Robyn Dee Court, great-grandson (her Darling Boy), Jacob Court, and numerous special nieces and nephews in Manitoba. Mom’s entire life was built around her family, children & grandchildren. We will miss her love and thoughtfulness and her gentle spirit that was, many times, concealed by her sassy tongue and independent nature. She had a special place in her heart for all children and animals. Mom was predeceased in 1986 by her husband and the love of her life, Tom. We take comfort that they are together once again. She was also predeceased by her parents, Ruby and K.P. Jensen and brothers Bob and Glenn Jensen. At mom’s request, there will be no funeral service, and cremation has taken place. Donations may be made in mom’s honour to the S.P.C.A. or Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Society.Condolences to the family @ www.evergreenmemorial.com
2009-02-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHAIR: Shirley, 76 years, beloved wife of Howard Phair, mother of Tammy (Randy) McCannell, Cathy (Wayne) Suski and Michael (Tracy) Phair, died in the Souris Health Centre on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Shirley, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Manitoba.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
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