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SHURVELL: James, Wesley passed away Friday, March 13, 2009 in Westman Nursing Home, Virden, Manitoba at the age of 95 years. Wesley Shurvell was born in Beulah, Manitoba on October 12, 1913 to Herbert and Annie Shurvell. He was predeceased by his first wife, Merle Bardwell, daughter Sandra, brothers Terry, Clifford, Murray, Arthur, William and Lloyd Shurvell. Wesley is survived by his loving wife Norma, sisters Doreen Whyte, Olive Thorkelson, and brother Earle (Marcia) Shurvell, sons Ron (Helen), Jim (Vivian), Kelvin (Debbie Wright), son-in-law Stan Bryant (Bonnie), daughters-in-law Sheila Lockhart (Art) and Judy Campbell (Colin), 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Wesley began his career repairing and painting grain elevators in various towns in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In 1937 Wes obtained the position of Grain Buyer at Dalny, Manitoba and Alameda, Saskatchewan for Western Canada Flour Mills. Wesley joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a wireless operator/air gunner in 1942. He trained and served in Canada and the European Theatre. On June 28, 1944 Wesley was shot down over Metz, France. He evaded capture and was repatriated with the British to fly from Orly Airport, France to London, England arriving on September 8, 1944. In 1945 Wesley joined the Winnipeg Post Office. He retired in 1976 as Postmaster at Norwood Grove in St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1975 Wesley married Norma Bryant and they resided in Miniota, Manitoba. Wes and Norma spent 16 winters in Apache Junction, Arizona, and three winters in B.C. Wes and Norma spent many happy hours camping and fishing. Wesley also enjoyed the sport of golf (especially the 19th hole). A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Holy Trinity Church in Miniota at 2:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wesley’s name to any charity of choice. We wish to thank the staff of the Westman Nursing Home for the kindness and special care given to Wes during his stay there. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744
Messages of condolence to the Shurvell Family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
2009-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LEBID: Caroline of Brandon, beloved mother of Mildred Hykawy and Pat MacAulay, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the age of 91 years. Caroline was born to Alex and Maria Galan on October 17, 1917 in the R.M. of Strathclair, Manitoba. She was raised on a farm with two older brothers, Mike and Steve, and two younger brothers, Peter and Harry. Caroline was raised in Wisla and attended school there until grade nine. She attended church at Dolyny. She married John Lebid in 1937 and they farmed at Seech until 1955. They moved to Oak River where she worked at the egg grading station for about ten years. Caroline then went on to work at both the Rivers and Shilo Army Bases. She retired and moved to Brandon in 1989. Caroline belonged to the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Seech, Rivers and St. Mary’s in Brandon. She enjoyed her time curling at the Oak River Curling Club, as well as gardening, crocheting, knitting, lawn bowling and watching hockey, baseball and soccer. Caroline is survived by her first daughter Mildred Hykawy, second daughter Pat MacAulay and husband Ron; two grandchildren, Richard and wife Valerie Hykawy and Aaron MacAulay; two great-grandchildren Richard and Angelica Hykawy. She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Maria Galan, husband John in 1992 and all four of her brothers, Mike, Steve, Peter and Harry. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Assiniboine Centre”, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
2009-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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YOUNG: Lilian Isobel Young, beloved wife of the late Bob Young and mother of Margaret (Hugh) Fraser, Roberta (D’Arcy) Harmacy, Eddie (Margie), Garry (Wilma), Elva (Murray) Knight, Florence Young; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 94 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Isabella Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lilian’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence to Lilian’s family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2009-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WILKINSON: Brenda (Robinson). Brenda passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on March 7, 2009 at the age of 58 years. She is survived by her husband Brian of High River, Alberta, son Brad (Belinda), daughter Deana (Keith) all of Brandon, Manitoba, step daughter Alissa (Keith) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as three grandchildren Dylan, Neely and Kayla and numerous nieces and nephews. Brenda is also survived by her brother Marvin (Eucilla) of Brandon, Manitoba, sister Robin (Jake) of High River, Alberta. She was predeceased by her father Harry, mother Margery and sister Sylvia. A Memorial Service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River, on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Linda Ormson officiated. Interment followed at Highwood Cemetery, High River. Donations in memory of Brenda may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 - 14th St., S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6. You were a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, mother- in-law and friend. We will miss you dearly and you will forever be in our hearts.
To email condolences, please visit
www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Telephone 403-652-2222.
2009-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LEBID: Caroline Lebid of Brandon, beloved mother of Mildred Hykawy and Pat MacAulay, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the age of 91 years. Prayers will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Assiniboine Centre”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
2009-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KLAPP: George Frederick Klapp, born, October 17, 1919, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon Regional Health Centre. George is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Eleanor; daughter Judith Klapp of Brandon; daughter Betty (Dennis) Deegan of Calgary, Alberta; and son Fred (Darcie) Klapp of Kelowna, British Columbia. Celebration of George's Life will be held at a later date. Complete obituary information will follow. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ADAMSKI: On Saturday, February 21, 2009, Frank Michael Adamski passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 79 years. Frank was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on March 23, 1929, to Peter and Rose Adamski. He was predeceased by his sister Mary and brothers Walter (Amelia), John (Susan), and Mike (Joyce), and is survived by his brothers Thomas (Ramona) and Stan (Virginia). In Brandon, Frank attended Central Elementary, Earl Haig Junior High and Brandon Collegiate. In 1949, he went to Brandon College and later to its affiliate, the University of Manitoba, where he graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science (General) and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. On his return to Brandon, Frank worked at Johnson’s Drugs on Rosser Avenue. He later moved to Vancouver and, in the 1980s, to Coquitlam. Frank worked at many pharmacies and drugstores in the metro Vancouver area, including Woodward’s, The Bay, St. Paul’s Hospital and Riverview Hospital. Frank was an active volunteer in his church, but it’s the tremendous love and generosity he extended to his family and friends for which he will be remembered the most. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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THOMPSON: Edna Agnes Thompson, predeceased by husband Edgar in 1987, age 92died on March 10, 2009 in the R.M. Arthur, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Saturday March 14, 2009 Waskada United Church, Waskada, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to M.S. Society or a charity of own choice. Interment Waskada Cemetery, Waskada , Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may be sent by e-mail to wheatlnd@mts.net
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, Manitoba entrusted with arrangements.
2009-03-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SKOBLACK: Mrs. Nellie Skoblack of Brandon, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the age of 98 years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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STEPHENSON: Hugh Milton Stephenson, family man, entrepreneur, and community supporter, died peacefully in his sleep, in the early hours of March 8, 2009, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Hugh was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba in the summer of 1920, the second son of Margaret Jane Trott and Robert Roy Stephenson. As his brother died in infancy, Hugh grew up an only child, a product of the depression. Hugh learned the value of family at his parents' knees when they took in his cousin, Wellington McRae and raised him as their own. As his parents and his aunts aged, he cared for and attended to theseloved ones in a way that inspired and impressed on his daughters the importance of family. Hugh always said he "married one, and got a harem..." and that he did. Hugh and Evelyn "Jean" Watson were married in 1949 and had three daughters whom he loved dearly. His daughters sometimes thought he loved his sons-in-law even more. While he taught his daughters to dance, drive, skate, and water ski on the lake in Minnedosa, how to be involved citizens and how to be part of the give and take of a marriage partnership (such as his rule of never going to bed mad), there was nothing he liked better than a game of crib, bridge or golf with any or all of his sons-in-law. He never missed an opportunity to toast his sons-in-law and restate how lucky he was that his daughters made such good choices. Hugh showed his independence and determination early, beginning a paper route at age eleven. While working for the Royal Bank of Canada (Minnedosa, Clanwilliam, McCreary, Birtle, and Winnipeg) the war broke out and Hugh served as a meteorologist (Port Hardy) and physical training instructor (Borden and Rivers) in the Air Force during WW II. After the war, he worked with his father in their Studebaker dealership while running a coal businessin Minnedosa. After taking over the business and changing over to General Motors, he also was a partner in a piggery, and operated Valley River Bus Lines, which served Rolling River School Division. When the school divisiondecided to run their own buses, Hugh sold the "Stephenson's Motors" building to the school division and soon after moved Jean and Pat to Brandon where he worked as Sales Manager for both Murray Chev Olds and Fowler Pontiac Buick GMC. After retiring a second time, Hugh went back to school and acquired a Mutual Fund License and thoroughly enjoyed this new connection with people. Hugh was a Master of the Minnedosa Masonic Lodge, a Rotarian, and a town councillor and also served as Mayor of Minnedosa from 1969 through 1971, when he ran on Liberal ticket with Izzy Asper. Always ready to serve the community in some capacity, Hugh became a member of the Shrine and served as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church after the move to Brandon. Hugh never lost his love of and his interest in the happenings in his hometown and wasthrilled to be asked to return as an Honourary Guest as a past mayor at the 125th Anniversary Celebrations in the summer of 2008. He thoroughly enjoyed the visits he had with his fellow Minnedosans that week. Predeceased by his beloved daughter, "PJ" Patricia Jean, Hugh is lovingly remembered by his wife Jean; his daughters and sons-in-law: Ruth and Dan Wiwchar, Dianne and David Sjoberg and Brian Cottom; grandchildren: Stephen (Lisa) Wiwchar, Michael (Mara) Wiwchar, Kate, Erik (Shelley Hymers) and Joshua (Summer Armitt) Sjoberg, and Kyla and Lauren Cottom. The Ceremony to Celebrate Hugh's Life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 339 12th Street. The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim and Arlene Robertson will officiate. Family interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a gift to one of the following would be appreciated: First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339 12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4M3 or the Minnedosa Rink Project, c/o E. Maguire, Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0, to support Hugh's home town; or the BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, R7A 2B3, one of Pat's favourite charities.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HARDY: Janice Elizabeth Hardy (nee Kurtenbach). With great sadness we announce the passing of Janice on March 10, 2009, at the Assiniboine Centre, at 71 years of age. Private family service will be held at a later date, and a more detailed obituary will follow.
2009-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KUFFLICK: Mrs. Eunice Kufflick of Clear Lake, Manitoba, beloved wife of Mike and dear mother of Dustin and Jeromie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the age of 58 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Eunice may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BRUUN: Mr. Jens Bruun, beloved husband of the late Ella Bruun, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the age of 78. He will be deeply missed by his children Anders (Lorraine), Ingse (Abdul), Birthe, Kari (Tony) and Albert (Terry). He will also be missed by his sisters Nanna and Inger Margrethe, brothers Vagn, Sten Folke and Asger, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and his many friends. Jens was born on August 1,1930 at Hundborg, Denmark, the first son of Ingeborg L. and Anders Y. Bruun, both now deceased. He had many fond memories of his early childhood years and enjoyed sharing those stories with family and friends. He had particularly vivid memories of the occupation of Denmark by Germany from April 9, 1940 to May 5, 1945, an event which he remembered his father warning about several years prior to the commencement of hostilities. While Denmark was largely spared the horrors of World War 2, he became acutely aware of the dangers of the misuse of authority in any form and shared his lessons from that experience, often by metaphor, with family and friends. At 18, he and two friends took a long trip through Norway by bicycle and returned from that to start work managing one of several farms owned by his father. This farm was located a few short kilometres from the one on which the soon to be love of his life, and future wife, Ella Hojgaard lived. The next few years were a flurry of activity with courtship, marriage and starting a family being his top priorities. He also managed to do his compulsory military service at a base not too far from Ella. When he was 27, he and Ella decided to move to Canada. The early years were difficult but he remembered them as being very good filled with promise and new experiences. He worked for the PFRA for several years assisting on water flow studies in the Wilson Creek area on the eastern side of Riding Mountain National Park. Part of his job required him to measure rainfall, and water levels and flows at stations throughout the watershed. He loved to take his children with him on those days so they could see nature in the raw and the abundant wildlife of the Park. His children remember those special days alone with Dad as being grand adventures. He built his first house in McCreary and this experience led him into the construction industry where he worked as a carpenter on projects ranging from The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Limestone power dam to houses for resale. He received his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Carpenters Union in 2002. Ella passed away August 23, 2006 and he never truly recovered from that loss. He believed that his children were his greatest achievement and took tremendous pride in all of them. He was especially pleased with the arrival of his three grandchildren Farha, Kasim and Carolyn and was delighted with the arrival of great-grandchildren Sabine, Mira and Leah. Apart from his immediate family, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting both waterfowl and big game, fishing, reading, staying on top of current events, doing home improvement projects, travel across Canada and to visit family in Denmark and socializing with friends. He was a man who was always active and engaged with life and his passing will be mourned deeply. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jens may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ARBUCKLE: Bernice, age 83 years, beloved wife of Bob Arbuckle, mother of Forbes (Lorraine), Donna, Grant (Rosanne), Dianne (Mike) and Neil (Corie), died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. In memory of Bernice, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Sun Room Fund c/o A.R.H.A. Box 10, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
2009-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BRUUN: Mr. Jens Bruun, beloved husband of the late Ella Bruun, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the age of 78 years. The funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jens, may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

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