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DAVISON: George Ira Davison of Carberry, Manitoba passed away at the Carberry Personal Care Home, January 27, 2009, with his family at his side.George was born at Souris, Manitoba to George and Jean Davison, October 31, 1929; along with his twin brother, Gerald. They were the youngest of five children. He grew up on the family farm, and received his education at Souris, Manitoba. He worked for the CPR running trade, out of Kenora, Ontario. In 1954 he married Verlie Kinnear of Winnipeg. They had three children: Richard, Geraldine and Laura. In 1961 he moved the family back to Manitoba to farm. He settled in the Oberon area in 1964, and combined farming and working at the Carberry potato plant, for many years. Then he farmed along with his son Richard, retiring in 1999. George and Verlie lived on the farm until the fall of 2006, when they moved to Carberry. George spent the last year of his life at the Carberry Personal Care Home. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and restoring and driving antique autos. He was accompanied usually at the farm, by his faithful black Lab dog, Sandy. He was predeceased by an infant grandson, Curtis, brother Jack, and twin Gerald, and brother-in-law Art Tully. Surviving are his wife Verlie, son Richard (Jackie), and family, daughter Gerri(Earl) and family, daughter Laura (Gerard) and family. Also surviving, brother Bill (Frances), sister Lois Tully, sisters-in-law Hazel and Judy, Mother-in-law Mildred Kinnear, sister-in-law Lois Botten, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Jan. 31, 2009 from Carberry United Church with Rev. George Cargo officiating. Internment to follow at a later date. Pallbearers were grandsons Evan, Bryan, and Gregg Reynolds, Geoff and Kirk Davison, and Matthew Bohrn. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
2009-02-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NAY: Muriel Irene Nay (née Hill), age 90, wife of the late Morley Nay, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on February 16, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She leaves to mourn her loving children, Jim (Trudy) Nay, Diane (Cliff) Gouldie and Mary Lou (Rod) Klassen; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ruth Campbell, Winnipeg and Alma (Gene) McCausland, Boissevain. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GURR: Vera Gurr, widow of Albert "Bert" Gurr, passed away in Brandon on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. The Ceremony to Celebrate Vera's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Jennings of Calvary Temple will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Vera to the Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3R8. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FORSTER: Lillie Beatrice Forster passed away on Feb. 18, 2009 at the age of 105 at Bayside Personal Care Home. She was born February 11, 1904 in the district of Glendening. Lillie married Howard (Jack) Forster. They lived in Killanrey, where they had two sons Jack and Raye. Howard passed away in 1948. Lillie was left to raise her two sons. In 1985 her eldest son Jack passed away. She was also predceased by her five brothers, Jim, Cecil, John, Fred, Bill and her sister Isabel. She is survived by her son James (Raye) Forster, her three granddaughters, Susan, Sharon and Sandra. Five great grandsons Matthew, Dustin, Aaron, Andrew and Ryan. Lillie has several nieces and nephews that will also miss her. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Killarney at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the charity of own choice. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of the arrangements www.wheatlnd.com
2009-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ANDERSON: Andrew James (A.J.) Anderson, of Hamiota, Manitoba, beloved husband of the late Mabel Anderson, and father of Lorraine (Chuck) Fidler and Doug (Lynn) Anderson; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 94 years of age. A service to celebrate A.J.’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB at a later date. More information to follow. For those so desiring, donations may be made in A.J.’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence to A.J.’s family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2009-02-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NAY: Muriel Irene Nay (née Hill), age 90, wife of the late Morley Nay, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on February 16, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She leaves to mourn her loving children, Jim (Trudy) Nay, Diane (Cliff) Gouldie and Mary Lou (Rod) Klassen; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ruth Campbell, Winnipeg and Alma (Gene) McCausland, Boissevain. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-02-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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JOHNSTON: Keith Johnston of Erickson passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009, at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Keith is survived by his wife Janet; son Melvin of Erickson and daughter Shirley (Wilf) Sawatzky of Winnipeg; three grandsons: Colton, Denver and Devon Sawatzky. Also surviving is one brother Wendell (Mavis) Johnston of Minnedosa. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at the Erickson Lutheran Church, Erickson. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Elgin Hall will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Erickson and District Health Foundation, Erickson, Manitoba. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of the arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
2009-02-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FRIESEN: Johan “John” Friesen. Suddenly on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 John, beloved father of Linda, Laurie and the late Patsy, passed away in Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 77 years. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Knox United Church in Oakville, Manitoba led by Rev. Chuck Ross. Interment is to follow in Oakville Cemetery. 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 St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com
2009-02-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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EDMUNDSON: Ruby (Bartram) Edmundson of Shoal Lake passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, at the age of 81 years. Ruby is survived by her husband James Richard (Dick) Edmundson of Shoal Lake, son Andy (Deborah) Edmundson of Calgary and daughter Geneva (Larry) Chipelski of Russell; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: Jack (Marie) Bartram of Birtle, and Ted (Elsie) Bartram of Angusville; four sisters: Janet White of Shoal Lake, Winnifred Gwyer of Birtle, May Patterson of Abbottsford, B.C., and Doris Risely of Shoal Lake. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Shoal Lake Community Hall, Shoal Lake. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. Pastor Wendy Thom will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.netRae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements.
2009-02-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BRAZZELL: Anne Catherine Brazzell. It is with  great  sorrow that  we  announce the  passing  of  Anne Catherine Brazzell, in Winnipeg, on Friday  February the  13, eight  days  after   her 100th birthday. She leaves to  mourn her passing her son Gary and  daughter-in-law Pixie, daughter  Phyllis  and  son-in-law Rudy Boivin, and  daughter  Lois in  Vancouver, BC. She  was  predeceased  by  her  husband  Fred in  March, 1991. She was a  loving  grandmother to  Kathy, Bob and  Paul  Brazzell, Darren, Tracy and  Leslee Boivin and  Debbie, Jim, Ken  and  Crissy Smith. Great Grandma was  also  introduced to 13 great  grandchildren. She is also  survived by her  sister  Marjorie Bridgeman, sister  in  law  Mary McLaughlin and  many  caring  cousins, nieces and  nephews.  A  celebration of her life will   be  held in  Brandon, on Friday, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Central United Church. Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family would like to invite everyone back to the Victoria Inn for refreshments and lunch following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 0R3 or The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway. 783-7211.Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com.
2009-02-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WELLS: Janette Doris, 80 years, beloved wife of Ed Wells, mother of Georgia, Clint and Kim, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 13, 2009. Funeral service will be held at the Hartney United Church, Hartney, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney. In memory of Janette, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Hartney Donors Choice. Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
2009-02-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HUDSON: Dorothy McAllister Hudson (nee Pilkey), beloved wife of the late Dr. Ed Hudson, and mother of Joan (Bob) Lidington, Bob (Yasmin), Don (Colleen), Dorothy Jane Hudson; passed away at Birch Lodge PCH, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangments. (866) 620-2744
2009-02-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WALLBRIDGE: Ross Frank Wallbridge was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 4, 1930. His heritage was of United Empire Loyalist stock from the Picton, Ontario region. Ross lived the first years of his life in Kemnay, close to Brandon, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother as his mother had died in childbirth. The family moved into Brandon when he was still a child and he lived there until joining the Canadian military in 1949 at Shilo. He met Stella Marie Flamand in Winnipeg during the big flood of 1950 and they were married later that year on September 5th. Stella is from a large, historic Metis family, the Flamands and throughout their life together the joining of two cultures was always in the background. Together Ross and Stella had five children, Connie Lachnit (John), Harold (Gail), Janet, Garth (Pat Moore) and Susanne Marie Moore. Today there are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who along with their parents are proud to have called Ross Dad and Grand-dad. Ross was a proud Canadian and a proud veteran, who although he never served overseas, was pleased when the policy of the Canadian military changed a few years back to recognize that lack of overseas service should not preclude someone who served in uniform from being called “a Canadian military veteran”. (But he was a little bit disappointed that he could not get a “Veteran’s” license plate for his car because the car was registered in Stella’s name!). He served in the Third Royal Canadian Horse Artillery until he took an early retirement in 1971. In over twenty years of military service as a gunner in the artillery he never had to fire a big gun at any enemy other than avalanches in the mountains of western Canada. He was proud of that service, making highways and towns in the mountains safer for the Canadians who lived and traveled there. He had a second career working for Canada Post for twelve years and then with the Canadian Corps of Commissioners for another three. For most of his life he wore one uniform or another of the country he was so proud to be a citizen of. Ross was an active member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 141 on Selkirk Avenue in the North End for the many years he lived in the area. After retiring from the Army he was involved in the Knights of Columbus. Ross was very handy with his hands. He could fix just about anything and he took great pride in building things such as a house in Brandon when he was first married and then a number of table saws that he built from hardwood and electrical motors and miscellaneous parts, that he would then sell to his fellow soldiers. For many years he ran an upholstery business out of the basement of the various army houses he lived in so he could help his army buddies have a little better furniture at a price they could afford on an army salary. When the family moved to Winnipeg in 1966 Ross negotiated rent on a house in the North End of Winnipeg at the princely sum of $135 per month so long as he made all repairs that were needed to the house. He made all those repairs and the landlord liked the arrangement so much the rent stayed the same for well over a decade. Ross liked to tell the story about how when he was building that house in Brandon he needed some fine sand for grout for the concrete blocks in the basement. He and a buddy drove out to the distant parts of the army base as Shilo, and because it was winter and the ground was frozen they built a small gasoline bomb, used a pick to chop a hole in the side of a sand bank, set the bomb into it, and had success, lots of loose sand. As they were busy shoveling some into the trunk of their car the Military Police showed up in response to a report of an explosion on the base! Ross was able to convince the police that he was just putting the skills of improvisation that the Army had taught him to work. And he got away with it. He really wasn’t much of a hell raiser though and no doubt where his soul rests today he is sitting there peacefully offering a helping hand and a bit of advice to all around him. A service will be held at the Meadowood Manor, 575 St. Anne’s Rd. on Wednesday, February 18, at 11:00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations could be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3 or Meadowood Manor, 575 St. Anne’s Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2M 5B2, where Ross lived comfortably for the last two years of his life.
Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200. nbardal.mb.ca
2009-02-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SHEA: Frances Georgina Shea (nee Moir), June 18, 1926 - February 1, 2009 Frances was born in Hartney, Manitoba to Lillian and George Moir. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband Bill (William) Shea; her brother Arthur Moir and his wife Dora; her sister-in-law Kay Moir; and her brother-in-law Ed Mansoff. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Shea of Edmonton, Alberta and Patricia Nichols (and partner John Hardman) of Ochre River, Manitoba; her brother Cyril Moir of Hartney, her sister Edith Hayden (and husband Paul) of Brandon, her brother Harvey Moir and wife Evelyn of Victoria, BC and her sister Ruth of Calgary, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frances lived most of her adult life in Winnipeg, relocating there after training as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse at Brandon Mental Hospital. She nursed for over 25 years at Misericordia General Hospital until retiring in 1991. Fran had previously worked as a telephone operator in Hartney and retail clerk in Brandon. Frances and Bill married on July 1, 1961. In 1964 they moved to Danbury Bay where they lived until Bill's passing in 1997. Frances relocated to the Westwood area. During that time she enjoyed visiting Cheryl in Edmonton, and backyard BBQ's with Pat, her grand-dogs, and making new friends at Westwood Community Church. For the last seven years Fran has been a resident of Extendicare Oakview Place in Winnipeg where, until her health declined, she enjoyed numerous activities including church services, sing songs, walking in the garden and of course her favourite...the ice cream socials. Cheryl and Pat wish to thank the staff (especially those on the second floor) for their kind, attentive care to Fran over the years. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Extendicare Oakview Place, 2395 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 1A5 or the Mars Hill Centre, Box 4400, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 4T5.
2009-02-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ROSS: On Friday, January 29, 2009, Phyllis Ross passed away in Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 96 years. Phyllis was born on May 2, 1912 in Minnewakan, Manitoba to Phillip and Kate Bayley. It was there she spent her early childhood, moving to Winnipeg to receive her senior schooling. As a young adult, Phyllis remained in Winnipeg working at Eaton’s in the jewelry department where she later became manager. It was in Winnipeg that she met and married Don Ross in October of 1939. They had two children, Don in 1941 and Karen in 1943. Don and Phyllis shared a dream of creating a summer camp from the ground up. They chose a property on the south shore of Pelican Lake, which became Pleasant Valley. Together they built a store and several cottages. These were rented to fishermen and families wishing for a holiday on the lake. During the children’s school years, winters were spent in Belmont. It was during these winters, they taught square dancing to the young and old. They began by teaching the United Church young peoples group, then formed their own club. After working hard for several years, Don & Phyllis sold Pleasant Valley to Mel Hall, ending up in Ninette in 1966. There they managed a resort on the north shore of Pelican Lake, just outside of Ninette.In October of 1969, Don passed away. Phyllis moved out to Vancouver and travelled extensively across Canada, the United States, & Europe. Her favourite destinations were Hawaii and Rome. She loved living at the coast but eventually moved back to Manitoba and settled in Cartwright. She later moved on to Brandon to reside at the Winnipeg House senior’s complex. There she was quite involved in the life of the apartment block, leading the daily walking/coffee group on their trek to Eaton’s, and writing a column for the Brandon Sun reporting on life at Winnipeg house. She shared a love for bridge and puzzles with many of the residents there. She also continued traveling while living in Brandon.Phyllis’ interests were many and varied. She stayed on top of politics and current events around the world, and enjoyed a wide variety of music. She spent a lot of time learning about herbs and natural healing. When her health began to fail, she moved to Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, residing there from 1994 until the time of her passing. She was a much loved resident and is fondly remembered and sadly missed by the staff at the facility. She is predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Kate, Step-father Pete, brothers Vic, Ken and Stan, and husband Don. Her legacy lives on in the hearts and lives of her children Don Ross and wife Sandra, Karen Cummings and husband Jim, her five grandchildren, and her 14 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Friday February 6, 2009 at Knox United Church in Belmont with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont. Memoriams may be made in Phyllis’s memory to a charity of choice. Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro were in charge of arrangements.
2009-02-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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