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STEPHENSON: Hugh Milton Stephenson of Brandon, formerly of Minnedosa, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Ceremony to Celebrate Hugh's Life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church, 339 12th Street at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in memory of Hugh may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 339 12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4M3. Complete obituary information to follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

SCHWARTZ: The family is saddened to announce the passing of Adam Schwartz at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home in the afternoon of Saturday, March 7, 2009. He is at last at peace and rest with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is survived by his loving wife Lily; daughter Barb (Harvey) Paterson and their children: Rod (Lana), Wendy (Ron) and Riley and Savannah; son David (Ollie) and their sons Jason, Ryan (Jolene), Ava; daughter Karen(Keith) Buechler and their son Chris (Laura) and Gwen; daughter Cathy (Rick) Petrinack and their daughter Melissa. Adam was predeceased by a special granddaughter Angelia Petrinack; his father, stepfather; mother and all of his siblings. The Funeral Service to Celebrate Adam's Life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. Viewing will be prior to the service. Donations in memory of Adam may be made to Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, Box 1198, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0 or to The Gideon's, P.O. Box 3619 Stn. Main, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 9Z9. 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.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

MILLER: Freda Cora Lee Miller (née Seary) of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Freda was born on August 18, 1922 in Three Mile Plains, Windsor, Nova Scotia. She grew up on a farmstead there with seven brothers and sisters. Her father had a penchant for horses and Freda, an avid storyteller, often recounted the thrill of driving the horses into the barn. A self-taught musician longing to play an instrument, Freda began to experiment with the harmonica. Her abilities grew and mesmerized anyone who could coax her into an informal concert. Freda told many stories of school seen as a testing ground for life. She enjoyed social times, during her school years, but left early to work in a local factory. Her industrious nature was demonstrated by her extending each school day to complete her paper routes. She left home in her teens following the death of her mother. She described many happy times in those years. She enjoyed her work at Eaton’s as well as the social atmosphere in Halifax during the war years. During that time, she met Alvin who continued to court her when she moved to Ontario with her younger sister, Nita. Freda and Alvin wed in 1946 and Freda’s primary work in those years was raising their four children. She supported Alvin in his work and gaining further education. They were united in finding ways to provide their children with opportunities they, as elders, did not have. This included music lessons and opportunity for advanced education. Freda was interested in lively conversation on topics including religion and politics. She enjoyed carpentry, music and also had an interest in natural history. She displayed her grandmother’s “seamstress's eye” for fashion and enjoyed finding a fashion bargain to the end. Her varied life experiences eventually provided for her a rich understanding of others sorrows and she was a support to many who crossed her path. Freda is survived by her children: David (Sharon), Edith (John Fowlis), Wayne, John; grandchildren: Michael Miller, Shawn Belecki (Annie), Jennifer Devji (Arfan), Brent Belecki (Keri) and seven great grandchildren: Danika and Briana Miller, Brynn and Brooke Belecki and Reegan, Bo, and Eve Devji. Freda is also survived by her brother Robert Seary (Jean); sisters Nita Haynes and Myrtle Seary and sister-in-law Anglica (Dolly). She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Freda was predeceased by her parents John and Blanche Seary, her husband Alvin, her brothers Norman, Herb and Roy, sister Irene Sweet, brothers-in-law Enoch Sweet, Jack Haynes and Eldred Miller, and sister- in-law, Audrey Skrine. The family would like to thank Doctors Davloor and Chaudhry and the caring staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Their support during Freda’s sudden illness is most appreciated. Viewing will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 1:00 p.m.– 4: 00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street. Interment will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Freda may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

McCANNELL: Eunice McCannell, age 84, died March 6, 2009 at Boundary Trails Health Centre Winkler, Manitoba. She is survied by husband Ross, Leith (Allan) Fallis, Trudy (Garry) Taylor, Curtis (Jackie) McCannell daughter in law Brenda and their families. Eunice was predeceased by son Bruce. Memorial Service will be heldMonday March 23, 2009 Pilot Mound United Church Pilot Mound, Manitoba 2:00 p.m. Family Interment in be at Greenwood Cemetery, Pilot Mound, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or a charity of own choice
Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.com
Grahams funeral Service in care of arrangements.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

KIRBY: The death of Dot Doris Kirby occurred in Brandon on March 8, 2009. She was born in Morris, Manitoba on January 6, 1914. Dot was predeceased by her parents Amos and Ettie Dowler and five brothers and sisters. She was also predeceased by her first husband Ray Hyndman and her second husband Walter Kirby. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Hansen (Bill) and Lynne Hyndman of Brandon. Also surviving are three grandchildren and their families, Bryan and Sherri Ferguson (Spencer, Cassie and Renee); Patricia and Gerry Gordon (Riley and Amy); Boyd and Carleen Ferguson. One sister Babe Bannatyne also survives her. There will be no formal service. A private family interment will take place at later date. We are celebrating Mom’s 95 wonderful years.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

CURLE: Ruth Helen Curle, October 24, 1917 - December 29, 2008. Ruth Curle of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away very suddenly at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home on Monday, December 29, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Ruth was born in Glenwood to Martha and William Stapleton. She was the 9th of 12 children. In 1936 she married Gordon Curle and together they had four children. Ruth enjoyed gardening, took pride in her flower beds and had a love for farming and animals, especially dogs, cats and jersey cows. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Gordon and will be lovingly remembered by her children, Eveleen (Bill) Gutcher, Beverly (Harold) Williamson, Yvonne (Gord) Kelly and Donald (Bernice) Curle, as well as two sisters, Edna Boyd and Irene Dawson. She was also loved by ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren who will always miss you Nan.
Those we love don’t go away,They walk beside us every day.Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still loved, still missed and very dear.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

HOCKLEY: (nee Wade) Hazel Gwendolyn "Gwen" of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully with family at her side at Fairview Home on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Gwen was born on August 4, 1915 to James and Etta Alverda Wade of Brandon. She was the younger sister of Ruth and the older sister of Sheridan. She received her early education at Flemming School, going on to Brandon Collegiate Institute and Brandon College. Gwen began work as a bookkeeper at the family business, Wade & Son Lumber. Throughout these early adult years, Gwen cared for her grandparents who resided with the Wade family. She was an active member of the Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT), for thirteen years, and involved in the Baptist Church teaching Sunday school and singing. In 1943 Gwen married Victor James Hockley. This city girl was about to become a farmer's wife, and for the next fifty-eight years, Gwen and Vic lived and farmed the original Hockley homestead west of Forrest. Gwen had to quickly learn to drive an automobile, as taking the weekly trip to the Brandon Creamery became her responsibility. "The Rugbyettes" was a group of ladies in the area that met monthly to quilt their blankets for numerous charities, Mom became involved soon after moving to the farm, being an active member for fifty eight years. Gwen and Vic, along with a few like-minded friends and believers, were the founders of the first Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Brandon on the corner of 6th Street and Rosser Avenue. Their life long faith and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ saw the growth of the church as it grew and moved to 16th Street and Princess Avenue, moving one more time to and becoming, the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church. The church and the mission work was a central and daily part of Mom's life. In 1975 Gwen and Vic moved approximately 400 feet west of the 'ol farmhouse to their new home. This home was built for entertaining, whether it be neighbors, family, missionaries, church family or folks they met on their travels. The door was always open and Mom always had tea on and lunch ready in no time. Just as in the old house this home was where numerous family gatherings and memories were formed. Gwen's passion was reading and talking on the telephone. As Mom's family grew and spread out, we never felt out of touch with any and all family members and activities due to Gwen being the anchor by telephone and daily phone calls to all. Mom's gift of conversation has touched many lives. She had time to talk with anyone and never hesitated to approach strangers if she thought a good conversation would result. Being a "greeter" at Sunday morning church was indeed a joy for Mom. She was always positive, eternally gracious, and forever a lady. Mom was an inspiration. Gwen was predeceased by her parents, her sister Ruth and brother-in-law Archie McLachlan; brother Sheridan, Sherry, Wade and husband Victor in 2001. She is survived by her daughters: Ruth (Ed) Saunders, of Winnipeg; Sylvia (Roy) Rysavy of Moose Jaw; and son Fred (Kathryn) Hockley of Brandon; grandchildren: Carolyn, Glendene, Jennifer, Sherri, Dallas, Jason, Kari and Justin; and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Marion Wade and Winnie Scott; brother- in-law Don Hockley as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family cannot begin to thank the Fairview Home's 4th floor staff for their skill and talents matched with their compassion and humour. It is all of you who made Mom's last residence as comfortable as it was, for her, and for us. The ceremony to celebrate Gwen's life will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Drive, on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Larry Janz and Pastor Dan Pope will officiate. Private family interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cyril Stott, Wes Hockley, Garth Hockley, Neale Hockley, Neil Henry and Harvey Patterson. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B- 727 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

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.
2009-03-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

WILLIAMSON: James “Ab” Albert passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 20, 2009 at the Souris District Hospital. Ab was born on July 22, 1922 at the Souris hospital, Souris, Manitoba. He was the only child to James and Katherine Williamson. He grew up in Souris enjoying the wonders of a special prairie town. When the 2nd World War came along he joined the RCAF and was posted to England as an airplane mechanic in the 410 Night Fighter Squadron where he was very proud to serve his beloved country alongside his future life long friends. They became a big part of his life and Ab was active in the squadron with his many friends and reunions. After the war he came home to work with his father in his construction business where he learned his trade and eventually took over the business, continuing in the trade he loved until his retirement in 1989. He was always proud of his crew and their work in and on many homes and buildings in the Souris area. He loved his work and serving his customers with the finished work that they were satisfied with and all could cherish. In 1951 Ab married Florence “Flo” Sellers of Bunclody, Manitoba. This union enriched his life with such a special person as Flo and her family and cousins. They had a very special love that was cherished until Flo’s passing in 1992. Ab was a loving, caring and active parent and community member. He loved his curling, his work with Odd Fellows Lodge, along with being a volunteer fire fighter and ambulance driver. He was also active in the United Church. His children, Glen and Gail’s activities and sports were a priority where he was a definite passionate supporter. Later on in life he became an avid supporter of his grandchildren and his friends’ children and grandchildren activities. Ab became very involved in Community Services after his retirement where he connected people and promoted co-operation for ideas and projects both locally and provincially. He served many years on the Board of the Manitoba League for the Handicapped. His influence in the Souris Healthy Community Association helped start the Souris Parent Support Association plus many other projects. He cherished his co-leaders and all the work they did. In 2001 Ab was presented with the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Manitoba Health Services. Ab loved to travel and explore when he could. His passion to learn and broaden his knowledge of people, society and the world never stopped. With pure pride he would drive around Souris and South Western Manitoba watching, absorbing and talking to all that wanted to share time with him. He had passion -passion to live, passion to learn, passion and compassion for people and community life. He cherished dearly all the friends and relatives that he had met throughout his life. Ab is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Gail Williamson, of Brandon, his son, Glen Williamson, and his family Barbara, Christopher, Alexandra and Jordan of Okotoks, Alberta along with his sister in laws Minnie Smith of Souris, Jean Jackson of Brandon and Margaret Sellers of Toronto and their immediate families. Memorial Services were held on February 24 at the St. Paul United Church in Souris Manitoba with Rev. John Oldenkamp officiating. Urn bearer was Grant Arbuckle, and service ushers were Claire Edmunds, Steven Hicks, Morley Smith and Bill Cowan. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation c/o Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Box 730, Souris, Manitoba, R0K 2C0.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

REEVES: Alice Mildred (nee Hayward) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wife, mother,grandmother, great- grandmother, sister, niece and friend, on February 18th at the Virden Health Center in her 79th year. Alice will be dearly remembered and sadly missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert (Bob) and their family; son Ken(Sheila) of Ste Anne, grandchildren Allison (Joe) and Jill (Glynn), great-grandsons Sheamus and Devlin; son Blake (Kris) of Gillam, grandchildren Shireen (Will), Courtney (Jason) and Derrick; daughter Pat (David) Bruderer of Gillam, grandchildren Jenna, Kyla and Reeva; daughter Glenna (Paul) Lockerby of Douglas, grandchildren Brandon and Larissa; brothers Harold (Betty) of Virden; Maurice (Muriel) of Chetwyn, B.C.; sister-in-law Alice of Virden; brother-in -law Neil (Carole) Reeves of Rivers;Aunt Christina (Tena) Hegan; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Born in 1930, to Thomas and Margaret Hayward of the Blair District near Virden, 'Sis' was the youngest and only daughter of five children. She received her early education at the Blair School, completed high school in Virden and went on to teach in McAuley, Kemnay, Rivers, Brandon, Dublin School, Sinclair and Gillam, retiring in 1988. In 1952, Alice married Bob and they settled in Reston where they started their family. During this period Alice enjoyed playing fastball,golf, and curling. In 1967, Alice and Bob moved their family north to Gillam for two years and stayed for twenty-two. There they made new friends and enjoyed the activies of the area, taking up fishing, snowmobiling and the 'bush life'. Enjoyable times were had with family and friends at the 'shack in the bush' where Alice always kept a pot of food on the cook stove for visitors. In 1989, Alice and Bob retired to Virden where they renewed aquaintances with family, old friends and continued to make new friends. Alice returned to golfing and enjoyed curling in a variety of leagues, making new friends and enjoying the companionship of fellow golfers and curlers until her health prevented her participating. She was particularily proud of her involvement with the Golden Gals curling. Retirement allowed time to enjoy card games with family and friends, following sports, knitting, crocheting, tending to her flowers and keeping up with the grandchildrens' lives. Many an hour was spent going for a drive to enjoy the wildlife. Phone calls with family often reported how many baby bison, deer, skunks, crows and other animals were seen. Family was important to Alice and she cherished their visits and phone calls. Alice will be remembered for her bright smile and cheerful laugh. A memorial service was held in Virden, February 24, 2009 with interment at the Oak Lake Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

JONES: Richard Alexander "Dick" was born on June 10, 1918 to Alexander and Leonora Jones in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was raised in Arnaud, Manitoba and attended elementary school there. He took high school at Dominion City, Manitoba and then apprenticed as an Automotive Mechanic, being the third person in the province to receive certification, and was licensed in 1939. He joined the Armed Forces in 1940 and served overseas with the Lord Strathcona's Horse from 1941 -1946 in Britain, Italy and Northwest Europe. He returned home in January 1946 and was married on February 2 to Ethel Reynolds of the Dand/Hartney district. After a number of years as a Ford dealer in both Ontario and Manitoba, he joined Ford of Canada as a District Service Representative and later, as a District Manager. Leaving Ford in 1961, he developed a technical and vocational training school in Brandon, Manitoba and subsequently became the first President of Assiniboine Community College. After ten years at ACC, he joined the office of the Assistant Deputy Minister of College and University Affairs and later took over Management Development for the Province of Manitoba. He was forced into retirement in 1978 due to ill health. Dick was not one to sit still, even in retirement. He loved to travel and spend time with family, so he and Ethel were able to visit Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and most of Canada as well as much of the United States. They moved into Lions Manor in 1989 and were there until August 2008. Their final home was Fairview Personal Care Home where Dick passed away on March 1, 2009. He is survived by Ethel, his wife of 63 years; his four sons: Rick (Anita), Wayne (Barbara), Ted(Margaret), Greg (Elizabeth); grandchildren: Rich, Cobi, Robert, Bill and Sandy and their spouses; great-grandchildren: Zachary, Micah, Jennadee, Noah, Kyra, Justin, Kailey, Michael, Madison and Kale. The Ceremony to Celebrate Richard's Life was held at Memories Chapel, on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiated. A private interment was held in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

JACOBSON: Kristine was born Kristine Lynne Johnson on February 28th, 1950 in Esterhazy, SK to John and Verna Johnson. Kristine passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2009 with her loving family at her side following a long and courageous battle against cancer. Kristine was predeceased by her father-in-law Walter Jacobson. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 36 years Calvin “Skip”, children Glenn (Lori), Janna (Brad Demers), Tyler (Roxanna Smith), grandsons Jacob Demers and Aiden Jacobson, parents John and Verna Johnson, sisters Colleen (Ian Delmage), Ruth (Mark Hutton), mother-in-law Evelyn Baisley, sister-in-law Caren (Gary St.Lawrence) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles¸ cousins and friends. Kristine was a woman of many talents. She loved crafts of every kind, knitting, crocheting, painting, quilting, cooking, reading and sitting down to do some Sudoku. Kristine loved attending hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball, badminton and rugby games in which her children participated in. She also was an avid Brandon Wheat King fan and held season tickets along with her husband Skip. However, above all, Kristine’s greatest passion were the children she grew to know and love whether they were her own children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or the students of MCI. All of the children who touched Kristine’s life all expressed love and respect in return for her. Kristine was an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her strength and memory will live on in all who knew her. Internment took place at the Minnedosa Cemetery prior to the memorial service at the M.C.C.C on February 26th, 2009. Memorial donations can be made in Kristine’s memory to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

GLADSTONE: Cecil Lawrence Gladstone of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away with his family at his side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Cec was born in Boissevain, Manitoba on June 10, 1929. There, he began his education but left school early to start a life-long career in construction, carpentry and cabinet making. While living in Boissevain, he met and married Mary Elizabeth Ramsey and they began their family with the birth of daughter, Maureen, before moving to Brandon. There, he spent the majority of his working life with the B&B of the Canadian Pacific Railway and was known for his exceptional wood working skills. Cec and Mary were very social people making many lasting friendships at the curling rink, as members of the Legion and ANAF and summers at their cottage at Ditch Lake. Cec was a strong believer in the work of A.A. He gave back as much as he could by working tirelessly with the fellowship and his home group making sure meeting rooms were open, coffee was made, assisting with conferences, working as treasurer and most importantly, helping others as a sponsor. He enjoyed outings to the Thresherman's Reunion, family reunions and visiting friends and family and cared deeply for the welfare of others. His personal needs always came second. Cec will be fondly remembered by daughter Maureen, grandson Larry (Caralee) and great grandchildren Jessica and Brady, sons Jim (Allison) and Dan. He was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 46 years, parents Alena and Arthur Fredrick Gladstone, brothers Albert, Jim, Bob and Charles and many lifelong friends, co-workers and relatives. Funeral services were held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 with Arlene Robertson and Rachelle Wilk officiating, followed by a private family interment at the Brandon Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Lynn Flewitt, Mark Morgan, Gord Nelson, Larry Marsh, Dan Gladstone and Jim Gladstone with Hank and Bill as Honorary Pallbearers. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Cec's memory to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1R8, Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. The family would like to pass on their utmost gratitude and respect to the entire staff on A3 for the care and support they show for all their patients and families.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

FEARNLEY: John Fearnley of Rapid City passed away February 11, 2009 at Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. John was born July 26, 1918 in Wigan Lancashire, England to John and Lucy Fearnley. He came to Canada at the age of three. He was educated at Poplar Grove and Rapid City Schools. He worked on the farm with his father until 1941. He enlisted in the Army at age 23 and was shipped overseas. He received many medals including the Military Medal for Bravery in the fields. After the war he farmed west of Rapid City. On February 1, 1949 he married Vera Trott. After his father’s death the family moved to the homestead north of Rapid City. After Vera’s passing he met long time friend Grace Terry. On September 20, 1986 they were married. He decided to retire from the farm and move to Rapid City. John was a member of the Rapid City Legion, School Board, Oddfellows, Agricultural Society, Curling Club and 4-H leader of the beef club. John was a good friend and neighbor to all, both on farm and in town. Funeral service was held at the Rapid City Legion Hall, February 14, 2009 with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment was held at the Rapid City Cemetery prior to the service with Legion Honour Guard present. Nieces Marilyn Simpson and Myrna Bayes and Rev. Tom Delgaty spoke on John’s life. Fond memories of family life and military achievements were shared. He was predeceased by wife Vera; son Thomas; brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law Mac and Grace Sibbald, Charlie and Jean Christie, brothers-in-law Norman Taylor, Wilbur Trott and Bob Hyndman, sister- in-law Margaret Hyndman. Surviving are his wife Grace and her daughter Penny (Ron) Buckingham and their family; sons Albert (Sally), children Michelle and Robert, James (Janet), children Elizabeth, April, Vicki and Terry; daughter Margaret (Robert) Lund, children Catherine and Shawn, great-grandson Lucas; and daughter-in-law Irene Lippett; sister Margaret Taylor; brothers-in-law Nyall and Timer Hyndman; sister- in-law Bette Hyndman; also surviving are nephews and nieces and their families. Pallbearers were Robert Fearnley, Shawn Lund, Ken Bayes, Harvey Simpson, Ron Buckingham and Stephen Hay. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Rapid City Legion or charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

DALE: Edward Parsons (Ted) It is with sadness that the family of Edward Dale announces his passing on March 2, 2009 at the Winnipeg Victoria Hospital after a very full life as husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a close friend to many. Ted was predeceased by his first wife, Viola in 1975, second wife, Gladys in 2008, brother Ross and sisters Hazel Oberlin and Eileen Pearson. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter Lorna Thompson (Ron Dupras) and her children Gordon (Nancy) and Kenneth Thompson; daughter Barbara Glawson (Keith), and their children Dallas Glawson (Hillary) and Jai-Lynne McAmmond (Phil), great-grandchildren Makenna and Avery McAmmond; son Edward W. Dale, Jr. (Carolyn) and their children Jason Palmer (Kate), Gwyneth and great-grandchild Carson Palmer, Edward J. and Kaisley Dale. Also by his extended Ridley family: Jane Ridley (Weldon-deceased); Jackie Hodgson (Bob) and Cathy Poole (Allan), as well as all their children and grandchildren. Ted was born at Medora, Manitoba on December 4, 1911. He received his education at Medora Sherwood School, the Deloraine School and finished his school years in Lauder. Ted first started farming with his father, Edward Simms in Lauder. He purchased Gateside Stock Farm in 1937 where he and his brother Ross farmed, side by side, until 1977. It was there he branded his cattle with the symbol Bar 9D. Ted married Viola Brown of Strathclair in 1940 and they resided at Gateside Stock Farm until her sudden passing in 1975. Ted and Ross sold the farm shortly after. Ted remarried in 1978 to Gladys Ridley of Morden. For several years they enjoyed their home in Brandon and found much pleasure “snow birding” in Arizona. They later moved to the Sterling House in Winnipeg and spent many enjoyable years there making many wonderful friendships along the way. During his years in the Lauder area, Ted was chairman of the Lauder School Board for 20 years; worked for the Lake of the Wood Elevator Co. in Lauder for 17 years and was a member of the Hartney Masonic Lodge. Ted had two passions in life - the sport of curling and of standard bred horse racing. An outstanding achievement for Ted came in 1961 when he and his curling teammates won the Zone 9 playoffs giving them a place in the Provincial Championships that led up to the Brier Competition. When Ted could no longer curl, he turned to owning race horses. He enjoyed seeing them compete at various racing circuits throughout southern Manitoba. Ted was made an honorary member of the Canadian Horse Racing Association in 1998. Funeral services will be held at the Lauder United Church in Lauder, Manitoba on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place following the service at the Lauder Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lauder Cemetery Fund, R. M. of Cameron, Box 399, Hartney, Manitoba, R0M 0X0, would be appreciated.
Good Bye Dad, We Love You!
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, Manitoba, entrusted with the arrangements.
2009-03-07 issue of the Brandon Sun