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Obituaries

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KLASSEN:  David Klassen, beloved husband of Katherine and dear father of Helga Bryant and Paul Klassen, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 10, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held at the Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, Brandon on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:30 p .m. Pastor Dave Ens will officiate. The graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery, Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to attend, please assemble at the Church parking lot by 10:30 a.m. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mr. Klassen to The Gideons Brandon Camp, P.O. Box  20060 Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y8.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HUTTON: The death of Agnes Marion Hutton, widow of the late James Hutton occurred at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg on Friday, January 9, 2009. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm. The Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Marion to acharity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HAWKINS:  Mary Margaret Hawkins, beloved wife of Ken and dear mother of Lorraine, Allan (Darlene) and John (Fran) and sister of Don Wright, passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Friday, January 9, 2009. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North on Wednesday evening, January 14, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. with Arlene Robertson ofFirst Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mary to the Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930-26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B8 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GFELLNER:  Mary Gfellner, late of Fairview Home and widow of George Gfellner passed away in the city of Brandon on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. The funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Peter Hordern will officiate. A private graveside service will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mary to Funds for Furry Friends, c/o Suite 208, 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K9.Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SUNAERT: It is with deep sadness that the family of Andrew Sunaert announce his sudden passing at the St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg on the morning of December 26, 2008 at the age of 75 years. Andrew was born on May 9, 1933 in the R.M. of Brenda. He was the fourth child born to Gaston and Julia Sunaert. His child years were spent on farms in the Deloraine area with a move to Ontario for a couple of years and then moving to the Waskada district in 1943. In 1945 Gaston passed away leaving Julia and the family to run the farm. In 1947 Julia married Arthur Goethals and in 1948 they along with Andrew and step-brother, Roger, moved to Deloraine to section 2-3-22. Andrew attended school at Flossie, Verona and Hazeldean and then quit to help his parents on the farm. On June 11, 1957 he married the love of his life, Annette Beaudry. They were married 51 wonderful years. Andrew farmed for over 40 years with his step-brother Roger and later son Dan and nephews Dale and Blair. Through farming together a special relationship was formed that will always be treasured. After he retired from farming Andrew still loved to go out to the farm. He was always happy to get that call from the boys asking him if he could go out to harrow, pack or whatever elsethey would need him for. You could always find Andrew in the shop making sure everything was tidy and in it’s right place!! He was an avid welder and made many things for himself to use or others. He could fix almost anything that needed fixing on the farm and took great pride in any project he tackled. You always knew that anything he made would be heavy and would not fall apart. Andrew loved all kinds of sports. He played ball with the Hazeldean ball club, Deloraine Imperials and Deloraine Royals. He was a member of the Deloraine Curling Club and curled for over 50 years attending many bonspiels. He loved to follow the local curlers to many Safeway Selects, Briers and lastly to the Olympic trials in Halifax. He was an avid hunter of all sorts. He enjoyed many deer and moose hunting trips which to this day we have many laughs over. This was the first time in 59 years that Andrew was not able to go hunting. He also enjoyed all kinds of fishing and many good times were had fishing with family and friends. Andrew belonged to the St. Antoninus Parish, Royal Canadian Legion #83 and the Deloraine Golf Course which was a major part of his life in the latter years. He enjoyed golfing to the fullest and went on many golf excursions with Annette and friends. He was always willing to volunteer in any way at the Golf Course putting in countless hours doing whatever needed to be done. Andrew enjoyed hockey. He never missed too many Royals games and always enjoyed the bus trips he and Annette went on when following the team. He followed Dan for over 25 years with the Royals and at present was following his grandchildren when he could. In 1976, we built a cabin at the lake. Andrew enjoyed many hours ski-dooing in the winter and riding on the barge and sea-doo in the summer. The door was always open to family and friends who often spent weekends at the lake and many good times were had by all. Andrew loved a good time and loved to party. He liked to be the first one to arrive and the last one to leave. It didn’t matter younger or older, he could party with them all! He loved to sing and dance. He had a beautiful singing voice and sang at many weddings. Many times while entertaining at home you could be sure that the violin would come out and he would sing and play. “Little Arrows” was always a must! These are memories that we will always cherish. Andrew was predeceased by his sister Jose in 1927, father Gaston Sunaert, mother and step-father Arthur and Julia Goethals, step-brother Roger Goethals, brother Roger Sunaert, sister and brother-in-law Georgette and Toni Hemeryck, father and mother in-law Leo and Elizabeth Beaudry and brother-in-law Julian Breemersch. Left to mourn his passing are his wife and best friend, Annette, children Debra (Wayne) McCallum, Daniel (Kate) Sunaert, Myrna (Phil) Adams, and Teresa (Tony) Bell. Also his ten grandchildren Jocelyn Arthur (fiancé Stephane), Renee and Gaelan McCallum, Jay and Brandan Sunaert, Justin and Miranda Adams, Tristan, Ashton and Samuel Bell. Also, his sister-in-laws Aileen Sunaert, Doreen Goethals, Irene Breemersch, sisters and brothers in-law Aldea and Fred Gervais, Paulette and George Breemersch and Paul and Margie Beaudry and many nieces , nephews and cousins. Also his only Aunt, Jean Vercaigne. Prayers were held at Smith’s Funeral Home on December 30th, 2008 at 7 pm with Deacon Murray Teetaert officiating followed by the funeral service on December 31,2008 at 2 pm at the St. Antoninus Catholic Church with Father Mike Nwosu, celebrant. During the mass readings were done by Lorna Grismer (niece), Debra McCallum (daughter) and Judy Missinne (niece). Gifts were carried by Renee and Ashton (grandchildren). During the offertory, Teresa (daughter) sang a beautiful rendition of “Walk In the Reign” which would have made her Dad proud. The active pallbears were Clark Tweed, Maurice Lesy, Barry Hartel, Dennis Maxwell, Don Morrison and Ron Cassils. Everyone else in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbears. Interment was held at the Deloraine Cemetary with arrangements in care of Smith’s Funeral home. In lieu of flowers you may wish to contribute to the following charities – The Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the CanadianCancer Society.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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STEWART: Nicole Stewart (née Campion) passed away suddenly in Shilo, Manitoba on December 16, 2008 at the age of 22 years. Nicole Joy Campion was born on March 19th, 1986 in Brandon, Manitoba to parents, Kelly and Greg. She was a busy little girl and talked very early on in her life to the amazement of all around her. Her early years were spent in Pipestone, Boissevain, Brandon, Cross Lake, Treherne and Souris. She was the first grandchild on both sides of her family and her birth brought “joy” into the Campion and Woods households. Nicole always took the road less travelled. Her zest for life sometimes got her into some sticky situations but she always learned from her actions and rose up as a stronger and wiser young woman. She attended high school in Souris and graduated from Reston High School in 2004. Her future was bright and she headed into Brandon to university but soon realized that her calling was working with small children. She left university to work in a daycare and she began her training in childcare at A.C.C. She loved her job working with children. Her soft heart and unlimited patience with the little ones was her strength and they in turn, loved her. In 2006, she met Robert Stewart, “Stewie” and had finally met her soul mate. Together they could conquer the world. True to form, Nicole said to her mom one Friday in April, “Robbie and I are going to get married on Monday.” She knew what she wanted and when she decided, there was no changing her mind. A beautiful wedding with the people she loved was held that following Monday. Robbie was her best friend and she always said that she had no doubt in her mind that they would be together forever. They both enjoyed the same sense of humor, games, movies and just being together. After they were married, the two of them moved to Shilo, where she took great pleasure in fixing up their home. When Robbie was deployed to Afghanistan, Nicole held their little family together waiting daily for phone calls and preparing for the day her Robbie would return home safely. Nicole’s greatest triumph in life was the birth of their sweet daughter, Jordyn Kelly Stewart on November 22, 2006. She had found her ultimate calling and she loved being a mom. She was determined to be the best mom in the world and she was so proud of her little girl. The most important thing to Nicole was to spend time with Jordie and they spent literally hours of every single day singing, playing, reading books, drawing and coloring. In an effort to help Jordie learn, Nicole moved their dining room furniture out to the back shed and created a wonderful playroom. Her theory was, “who needed a table and chairs to eat at when you could play all day and have fun picnicking on the floor!!!” Jordyn is and will always be Nicole’s sweet and wonderful legacy. Nicole was the most thoughtful person and she remembered everyone’s birthday and the whole family could count on a card with some artwork from Jordyn. She went out of her way to keep in touch with her brothers, Ryan and Daris and her grandparents, to make sure they were always kept up with the family news. Nicole loved her family, and enjoyed reminiscing with home videos and pictures of the past and present. She especially loved the holidays and family celebrations when everyone got together. She was so excited and looked forward to this Christmas because Jordie was old enough to understand how special these times were. Her favorite places to visit were her family farms and the lake. She was very close to her mom and they spent many days puttering around the farm and this summer camping at Oak Lake. She also would take Jordie out with Grandpa Greg to do chores and see the cows. Nicole was proud of her parents and where she came from. She was a real “country girl” at heart. This summer she spent time with Aunt Heather and Uncle Rob, Derek and Taylor and her cousins Emma and Elise at Denolf’s cabin and travelled to Falcon Lake to spend time with Uncle Mike and Aunt Marcie, Amy, Ben and Katie. Nicole and her constant side-kick, Jordie, were beach bums every chance they got! Nicole loved a challenge and an adventure so, as well, this summer she and Jordyn bravely set out for Calgary, travelling by train and bus to visit Uncle Dale and Aunt Teri, Emma and Elise. She was exhausted but so happy when they returned home from their trip. Nicole also took great pleasure in being part of the Stewart family. Although they lived a distance away, she kept in touch regularly with Robbie’s mom and dad, Dan and Sharon, through cards and telephone calls. She was especially happy that Rob, herself and Jordie got to spend time with Rob’s brother Chris and wife Lisa along with nieces, Samantha, Erica and Allyssa and many of Rob’s relatives that came out to wish them well at Christmas last year. She also enjoyed spending time with Robbie’s brother Johnny, whom she considered a close friend as well as a brother. Nicole knew many friends and her photo albums were filled with fond memories, present and past. She was especially close to her best friend Amy and they shared many laughs and tears together. Later on in Shilo, she made some really special friends in Michelle, Jen and Wendy, taking part in bellydancing, swimming and many, many fun “playdates.” She will be lovingly remembered as a caring, warm, generous and funny friend. Nicole will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her wonderful sense of humor. She was so funny and she could easily find something to laugh at especially if it was something silly she had done herself. She loved the adventure of camping, swimming and being outside during the summer months and tobogganing in the winter. She loved the little things in life and was satisfied and content just to love and be loved. She had often remarked to family and friends how happy she was and it is a great comfort to her family that in her last years of life she found true love, joy and happiness, things that some people search a lifetime to attain. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Joy Woods, whom she was very close to as a little girl, as well as her great grandmothers, Reva Campion, Muriel Woods and Vera McDougald and great-grandfather Foster McDougald. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Robert and baby daughter Jordyn. Her mother and stepfather, Kelly and Reid, her father, Greg and brothers Ryan and Daris, Papa Keith Woods, Grandpa Garth, Grandma Bev Campion and Allan and Gwen Cowieson. She had several aunts and uncles and cousins that she also leaves to mourn her loss including, Mike and Marcie Woods (Amy, Ben and Katie), Dale and Teri Campion (Emma and Elise), Heather and Rob Denolf (Derek and Taylor), Trevor and Sandra Cowieson (Alicia and Kirsten) and Dean Cowieson. A service of remembrance was held to honor Nicole’s life at the Central United Church on December 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund set up for Nicole’s daughter, Jordyn, at any R.B.C. Royal Bank, Manitoba location.
To send a messages ofcondolence or to view the video tribute, please visit www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SHILOFF: Frederick Dwight Shiloff passed away peacefully at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 4, 2009 at age 61. Dwight is survived by his father Fred Shiloff, sister Debbie Campbell (Gordon), and brother Todd Shiloff (Laurie) all of Brandon. Also surviving Dwight are his children Amber Shiloff Snyder (Floyd Ormsbee), Tara Shiloff, and Tyler Shiloff all living in Ontario; and Nadia Shiloff-Croteau of Winnipeg. He leaves five grandchildren, Deanna Snyder, Katrina Snyder, Logan Snyder, Dawson Shiloff, and Mya Shiloff. Dwight was predeceased by his mother Betty Shiloff in December 2007. Born on February 4, 1947, Dwight grew up in Brandon. He attended Harrison High School where he met Carole Hogeland, whom he married in 1968. As a Beaver Lumber store manager, Dwight and his family were transferred to Teulon, Manitoba; Nipigon, Ontario; and Trenton, Ontario. Dwight later became a private contractor but after suffering an injury, he was unable to continue working in the trades. Dwight moved to Winnipeg in 1985 where he resided until his passing. A Memorial Service for Dwight will be held at a later date. In memory of Dwight Shiloff, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association with a notification card to: Amber Shiloff Snyder, 87 King Street East Brockville, Ontario K6V 1B4. Online messages of condolence and special memories may be posted at:
http://dwightshiloff.homestead.com.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SEAFOOT: Bea Seafoot passed away suddenly in her Brandon home on January 6, 2009, at the age of 69 years. Bea began life’s journey in Brandon, Manitoba, where she grew up with many wonderful friends and a great family. She met her loving husband, Cliff, whom she married on May 7, 1960. The couple made their family home in the Nesbitt area where friends and family were life’s focus. Bea enjoyed many sporting events with Cliff and took pride in her home and her family. Following Cliff’s passing, Bea stayed on the farm for nine years, moving into Brandon in 2000. Joining the workforce brought many wonderful people into her life. Bea stayed active enjoying golf and gardening in the summers and bowling in the winters. Bea will be missed by her children and their partners, Tracey and Bill Roberts and Trent and Sheila Sesiuk as well as her granddaughter, MacKenzie. Her legacy to enjoy life to the fullest and to keep friends and family close lives on in those who were dear to her. A private service will be held in Souris to lay Bea to rest with a celebration of her life to follow in the Spring.
In our hearts and thoughts forever: Her heart keeps sharing,Her smile keeps growing,Her love keeps showing,No one takes the place of Our dear Mother.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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RUDNISKI: Kazmiere 1930 –2009: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kaz Rudniski on January 8th, 2009 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa. Kaz will be forever loved and missed by his wife Peg of fifty-seven years; daughters Christine (James), Lori (Warren) and son-in-law, Lyle Redman. “Poppy" will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Kim, Brad, Daniel, Carleigh, Jimmy, Whitney, Zachary, Delaney; step grandchildren Allan and Tamara; great grandchildren, Grace, Abby, and Pilot. Kaz was born and raised in Basswood, Manitoba. In 1951, he married Peggy Duncan and they farmed for 56 years in the Moline district. The first year of their married life was spent in Toronto where he worked at Dehaveland Aircraft. Kaz's first love was farming, but in his later years, he enjoyed traveling in the winter months to Arizona, Texas, and Florida with his wife. He greatly enjoyed jamming with musician friends and he and his fiddle were frequent participants at many musical events. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Brandon Assiniboine Hospital for the wonderful care he received. A Memorial Service will be held at the Rivers United Church on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery prior to the service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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O’GRADY - Jean Ethel (nee Brandt). June 26, 1926 – December 25, 2008. Jean Ethel O’Grady (nee Brandt) passed away in Calgary on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by her brothers, Fred of Brandon, MB and Bill (Diane) of Kamloops, BC as well as her nieces and nephews, Lila (Ron) Paddock, Darlene Brackenreed (Grant Miller), Leslie (Leanne) Brackenreed, Lois (Ralph) Curle, Darryl (Dodie) Brandt, Sylvia Brandt, and Tyson (Lulu) Brandt and close friends Charlotte Raaymakers, Shirley Busch and Bill Andersen. She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Ethel Brandt, sisters Josephine (Earl) Brackenreed, Betty Brandt, brother James and nephew Foster Brackenreed. Jean will be remembered for her lively sense of humour, her love of travel as well as her beautiful paintings. Arrangements are entrusted to McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes in Calgary, AB and Brockie Donovan Funeral Directors in Brandon, MB. A Graveside Service will be held at Sparling Cemetery in Justice, MB in the spring. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca or a charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Jean O’Grady, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MOORE: Lois Tillia Moore (nee Leigh), August 8, 1929 - January 8, 2009. It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Lois Moore at the Glenboro Hospital. She will be dearly missed by her children: Christine, Michael (Ishbel), Eric (Carol), Robert (Lisa), Mary (Larry Sylvester), Janet (Glen Suggett), Francine (Brian Horky), Monica (Odee Pineda), Celia and Albert. She will be remembered fondly by her grandchildren: Brad, Ishbel, and Elizabeth; Cody, Garett, Kyle, and Wyatt; Matthew, Ken, David and Jennifer; Andrew; Ariana and Aidan. She will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, friends and neighbours. Born in Medora on August 8, 1929, Lois was predeceased by her father Edward (1971); her mother Getrude Tillia (1949), her husband John (1988), her daughter Helen (1963) and her son Hugh John (1971). Lois was a determined, strong woman, who was very caring and loving to her family and friends. She grew up on a farm in the Medora area where she made many life-long friends. Mom was unable to attend school, so she learned by correspondence, and finished her high school at summer school in Gimli. She attended Normal School in Winnipeg, and graduated with a teaching certificate in 1951. Lois taught at several one-room schools in Manitoba, including Pennisula, Waterloo and Northfield. While at Northfield School she met her husband, John Rae Moore. They were married in 1956, and farmed for many years near Wawanesa. In addition to being a mother to 12 children and helping to run the farm, she worked as a home care attendant until she retired at the age of 70. In 2002 Lois moved off the farm to Wawanesa. Mom was a faithful and devout Roman Catholic. Her community was important to her. She was actively involved in many organizations, including Senior Independent Services, the Wawanesa Museum, and the Northfield Community Club. Mom was very interested in local history and genealogy, and spent many hours searching for her roots. She square-danced, she gardened, she cooked and these activities gave her great joy. Her pies and farm fresh meals were infamous. She deeply loved her 14 grandchildren and made every effort to attend all of their numerous activities. In accordance with Lois' wishes, her body was donated to the University of Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at St. Felix Catholic Church, Dunrea, Manitoba with lunch to follow at the Wawanesa Hall. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lois’ memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg R3E 0V9 or to the Palliative Unit at the Glenboro Hospital, Box 310 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0. On line condolences may be sent to jamiesonsfuneralser@mts.net. Lois’ arrangements have been entrusted to the Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Glenboro.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McDOLE: James Albert (Bert), formerly of Elgin, Manitoba, passed away peacefully with family at his side on January 6, 2009 at Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home in Birtle, Manitoba. He was in his 95th year. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy (MacGillivray); his parents James and Mary (Kelly); sisters Muriel, Madge, Katherine and Marguerite. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Jim, Janie (Tom) and Carla (Rick); grandchildren Chris, Jodie (Jon); Kara (Mike); Jill and Tim and his great grandchildren (who affectionately called him "Big Papa") Holden, Reece, Trey, Emerson, Griffin and Claire, sister-in-law, Mae MacGillivray, nephew Bill and nieces Lynn and Carla. Dad was born at the family home in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 16, 1914, the youngest of five. In 1918 the family moved to Elgin. He took all his schooling in Elgin, was active in the Anglican Young Peoples and enjoyed playing hockey. In 1934 Dad began working with his father in the lumber and coal business and James McDole & Son was formed. They took on the Imperial Oil Agency in 1921. Upon his father's death in 1957 the business became known as McDole Lumber and Fuel with fertilizer being added in 1967. Dad retired from the business in 1980. The family also owned the Elgin Hall from 1930-1949, where all the local concerts, plays, movies, dances, and meetings were held. Dad was always active in the community. He served as Minister and People's Warden at St. John's Anglican Church for many years; Past Master of the Elgin Masonic Lodge; Secretary-Treasurer of the Elgin Consolidated School; secretary & co-chair of the Elgin - Souris - Hartney Field Days when hosted by Elgin. Dad also enjoyed curling and was past president of the curling club and spent many years as drawmaster for the Men's Bonspiel. Following the death of his wife, Dorothy, in 1989, Dad moved to Brandon. He maintained an active lifestyle, attending his grandchildren’s many activities, golfing, and attending Wheat King games. Family was very important to Dad and he enjoyed the many gatherings to celebrate special occasions. As his mobility started to decline he made the decision to go into Personal Care and settled into Sunnyside Manor at Birtle in 2007; having Carla and Rick close by. The family want to thank all the staff at the Birtle Hospital and Sunnyside Manor for the wonderful care they provided to him. A private family graveside service will be held at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Manitoba at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bert may be made to the Elgin Community Fund, c/o Brandon Area Community Foundation, Box 22096, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6Y9. Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MAIN: Frank Gerald of Riverheights Terrace, Brandon, passed away December 8th, 2008 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon General Hospital, after a short illness. Frank was born May 13, 1926 near Goodlands, Manitoba. While growing up on the farm, he had a love for horses, which he would ride or hitch to a sleigh in winter to get to and from school. He also had a passion for cars and following high school apprenticed to become a licensed auto mechanic. On December 11, 1948, Frank married Shirley Pyper (Killarney) and they settled in Ninga Manitoba where Frank opened an auto repair shop. After moves to Elgin and later to Russell Manitoba, Frank and Shirley re-located to Brandon in 1958 to open Arena Servicentre – across from the old Wheat City Arena. In 1962, Frank and Shirley became “pioneers” in the RV industry, renting and selling campers, trailers and truck campers – initiating a new venture – Pik-A-Dilly Trailer Sales. He became a founding member of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Manitoba. Frank was a true entrepreneur, and over the years started many businesses. He had two stores in the Brandon Shoppers Mall in the 1980’s (Grant’s Gourmet Market and Brackenberry’s Candy and Nuts) and finished his career as Operations Manager at Christies Office Plus in which he had previously invested. Frank retired in 1994. Frank loved gardening but his favourite hobby was restoring and showing antique automobiles. It allowed him to return to his earlier roots, but more importantly, provided a great social opportunity to interact with his many friends at fairs, car shows, parades and special events. He filled a huge showcase with the many trophies won from shows all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and as far away as North Dakota and Wisconsin. He was very active in the Western Manitoba Pioneer Automobile Club, completing a couple of terms as the President. In later years, Dad was active with Seniors for Seniors, where he fashioned himself a shuffleboard “champion.” He also enjoyed time as a Board Member until his illness. Frank leaves to mourn: his sons, Don (Shelly Shewchuk) of Brandon, Garry (Wilma) of Calgary and daughter Pat Watson of Brandon, grandchildren Ryan and Lindsay Main, Amber, Kelly and Anson Main, Angela and Melaney Watson, two great grandchildren, Sheldon Main and Cora Main-Perry. Also surviving are two sisters, Madeline Bartley, Killarney and Shirley (Bill) Smith, Calgary, brothers -in-law Lloyd (Fran) Pyper, Winnipeg, Harley (Sharon) Pyper, Martensville, Saskatchewan, sisters-in-law Pat (Andy) Piche, Calgary, Marie (Tom) Mooney, Regina, Marilyn (Laverne) Harper, Annondale, MN and, numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his wife Shirley, his parents William and Edith, sisters Hazel and Neva and brother Russell. Funeral service to honour Frank’s life was delivered by Rev. Harvey Hurren at Central United Church, December 11th, 2008. Frank and Shirley were re-united on what would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Angela Watson presented a tribute to the love of their grandfather, on behalf of all the grandchildren. Pallbearers were Angela Watson, Melaney Watson, Kelly Main, Ryan Main, Lindsay Main, Melvin Bartley, Jared Bartley and Reg Spencer. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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KUFLOWSKI: It is with heavy hearts that the family wishes to announce the passing of Yvonne Elizabeth Kuflowski, with her husband by her side, at Fairview Personal Care Home on December 31, 2008 after a lengthy illness at the age of 80 years. Yvonne is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Edward; daughters: Daunna (Ralph) Sommerfeld and Drew of Winnipeg, Leanne (Shaun) Dudman, and Deena of Onanole, Manitoba; son Edward of Regina, Saskatchewan. Yvonne was predeceased by her parents Winfield and Sarah Smith and by her brother William. Yvonne was born October 26, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario. Her early years were spent in rural Ontario moving to Brandon aftermarrying the love of her life, Edward, in 1958. Yvonne worked as a nurse's aide for the Assiniboine Hospital, a bank teller for the Bank of Nova Scotia, a clerk for Sharp Electric and as an accounting clerk for B.M.H.C., where she made many friends. Yvonne loved her flowers, her friends, but most of all her family. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family and she cherished the time spent watching her grandchildren grow. Yvonne was a gentle soul who was always supportive and encouraging. She was a giver, not a taker and always put others before herself. Her generous spirit and witty sense of humor will always be a part of us. Yvonne's hands were seldom idle. If not busy with her flowers in the summer, then she would spend the winter months with her needle crafts. Many of these pieces became gifts to her children that will stay with us and remind us of her always. Yvonne was an avid 10-pin bowler for many years. She made many friends while bowling and enjoyed the traveling she was able to do with her ladies team. She loved the comradery and the competitions. The family would like to send a very heart felt "thank you" to the nursing staff at the Fairview PersonalCare Home for the exemplary care of Yvonne and genuine compassion to the whole family over the last 20 months. With your care our wife and Mom was able to maintain her grace and dignity to the end. We will never forget this and are truly thankful. In accordance with Yvonne's wishes cremation has taken place. The Ceremony to Celebrate Yvonne's Life was held at Memories Chapel, on Monday, January 5, 2009. Mona Franklin officiated. A privatefamily interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Yvonne may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba-Westman Region, 1-613-10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G6. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-01-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GFELLNER: Mary Gfellner, late of Fairview Home and widow of George Gfellner passed away in the city on Thursday, January 8, 2009. Announcement of funeral details to follow. Funeral arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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