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DUNFIELD: Anne Kathleen (December 15, 1916 - April 6, 2009). Mom passed away peacefully at Fairview Home, in Brandon, on April 6, 2009. She was ninety-two. She is survived by her son, Grant (Marion), daughter Mary-Ann (Don Lepper), grandchildren Allison (Scott Emmerson), Paula, Stephen (Maureen), Sean (Tobi), and great grandchildren Jillian, Luke, Kaitlin, and Auriel. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Masciuch and niece, Elizabeth (Dan Sprague). She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Edgar, to whom she was married for fifty-two years. Ed passed away in 1995. She was also predeceased by her parents Samuel and Kathleen Waychok, and brother, Walter.Mom graduated from Brandon College in 1937 with a degree in Arts. She taught English and French at B.C.I., Vincent Massey, and Neelin High School for 34 years, retiring in 1977. She will be remembered as a devoted teacher to several generations of students giving of her time to many extra-curricular school activities including dance and dramatic productions. She started into teaching at a time when there were few women working out of the home and fewer still in teaching. Mom’s graduating class from Brandon College maintained a lifelong connection, their last reunion being their 60th in Brandon. Born into a Ukrainian family, Mom was always proud of her heritage and culture and cherished her many friends at the dinners and festivities at the Ukrainian Hall. Mom remained a passionate learner all her life always enrolling in new courses to challenge her active mind – Spanish, German, calligraphy, ballet. After retirement, Mom spent many hours teaching English to new Canadians who immigrated to Brandon, many of whom became good friends. Mom was a devoted mother and grandmother and her grandchildren have very fond memories of holidays spent at the cabin at Clear Lake and Almond Crescent where home-made buns and lemon pies would be waiting on our arrival. She will be remembered as the consummate hostess, cook, homemaker, and contributor to the community through volunteering on many committees and organizations. She was a tireless visitor to shut-in friends. She was a long time member of Knox United Church, making many close friends, serving on numerous committees and singing in the choir. She was a keen basketball player in her youth, an ardent curler, knitter and gardener. Travel was one of her interests well into her eighties. The annual trip to Maui with Ed's family was a highlight of the year and new friends were made there over the years. Mom, you were a wonderful model and inspiration to all your family and friends. We cherish the memories of our times with you and we will miss you. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. A private family interment will take place prior to the memorial service at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anne 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
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2009-04-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CHAMPAGNE: Jean (John) Real Champagne - August 9, 1934 – April 6, 2009. John was a man of integrity, care and compassion, who brought joy into the lives of those who knew him. John passed away peacefully April 6, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. John is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, June, daughters Catherine (Chris) Brufach, Laurie (Robert) Allen, and son Bruce (Deborah) Champagne, and predeceased by daughter Lynne Champagne. John will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Nicola, Madison and Lucas, as well as his sisters Rose Boulet, Agathe Champagne-Botting and brothers Lucien, Laurent, and Ivan Champagne. Son of Eugene and Germaine Champagne, John was born in St. Anne, Manitoba. He started his career of 37 years with the Manitoba Telephone System in Winnipeg. He married June and moved to Brandon in 1959 where they raised their family. In 1997, John and June moved to Parksville, British Columbia. During his retirement, John enjoyed camping, golfing, playing cards and travelling south for the winters. John was always available with a helping hand and his generous spirit will be remembered. The family would like to thank the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency and Palliative Care units for their wonderful support. Honouring John`s request, there will be a private family gathering to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Lung Association, P.O. Box 34009, Stn. D, Vancouver, B.C., V6J 9Z9, would be appreciated.
2009-04-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CASWELL: Linda Janet Caswell (nee Rea), age 66, died April 6, 2009 at Deloraine Health Centre Deloraine, Manitoba. In accordance with family's wishes a private graveside service will be held at the Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Linda may be made to Delwynda Court Personal Care Home Deloraine, Manitoba.
Messages of condolence may made onlineat www.wheatlnd.com
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, Manitoba entrusted with arrangements.
2009-04-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BAILEY: Passed away at the Pinawa Health Centre on Sunday April 5, 2009 at the age of 65 years, Martin James Bailey, of Pinawa, formerly of the Glenboro/Stockton area. Martin leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Linda (nee Reddon), children Quinn of Stony Mountain, Candis (Tim) of Stony Mountain, Brad of Bonnyville, Alberta, Bill (Nanita) Witherspoon of Guelph Ont., Lisa (Dave) Michaleski of Selkirk, and by nine grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Allan (Barb) Bailey of Peace River Alberta, sister Sharla (Vernon) Byers of Brandon, as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Sid and Ruth Bailey. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Glenboro Kinsmen Community Hall with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment will take place in the Millford Cemetery, Stockton, Manitoba. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Martin’s memory to Pinawa Cancer Care, c/o Pinawa Health Centre, Pinawa, Manitoba, R0E 1L0.
On line condolences can be sent to
jamiesonsfuneralser@mts.net.Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
2009-04-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CANTELO: Clarence Lyle Cantelo, 1960 – 2009. In the early morning hours of April 6th Clarence left our world in the presence of his family. Clarence’s family were paramount to his happiness and he lived his life with them foremost in his thoughts. Clarence is survived by the love of his life, wife Diane and his daughters Shawna (Andrew), Michelle (Bryan) and their mother Elaine. He was so proud of his daughters and his first granddaughter Danna. He is survived by his parents Harold and Jean and his siblings: Laura (Lindsay), Donna (Henry) and their children Nadegé and Jolene, Carol (Ken) and their children Tyea and Tegan, and a brother John. He is also survived by Diane’s family; mother Sigrid; sisters Barb (Bill) and daughter Lisa and Tracey and son Nicholas and brother Steven. He was predeceased by his grandparents, a sister Mary-ann; brother-in-law Allan and his children in infancy twins – Christopher and Christine. As a young boy Clarence spent a lot of time with his cousins at the family farm in the Virden area. Perhaps it was from here he developed a love for animals. Clarence was educated in Brandon, attending Brandon University – psych nursing and graduating from ACC. Clarence loved sports, starting with hockey at the rink on 23rd and in the boxing ring as part of Team Canada, Olympic try-outs in Quebec and hisstanding of 3 times provincial middleweight champion. During his younger years he had many jobs in which his work ethic carried to his profession as manager, Leitch Livestock at the time of his passing. His passion and loyalty for this job was unsurmounted. The true measure of a man is his compassion and love for his fellow man. This was evidenced in his many friendships and his kindness for all and any in need. Clarence enjoyed his animals, his yard and his rocks. The Ceremony to Celebrate Clarence’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Joe Ball will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Clarence to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or to a charity of one’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.“His laughter will be missed”
2009-04-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SLON: Marie Slon of Rossburn passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 64 years. Marie was predeceased by her husband Harold. She is survived by her children: son Kelly (Darlene) Slon of Rossburn; daughter Francine (Brian) Currie of Rossburn, 2 grandsons: T.J. Duncan and Dylan Slon. Also surviving are numerous brothers and sisters and their families. The funeral service will be held on Wedneday, April 8, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Rev. Darren Kawiuk will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Rossburn Foundation, PO Box 70, Rossburn, Manitoba R0J 1V0. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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RAHNEFELD: Gunther Wolfgang Rahnefeld, beloved husband of Patricia, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the age of 79 years. Gunther was born on November 21, 1929 in Passaic, New Jersey. He attended school (grade and high school) in Clifton, New Jersey and then attended Montana State College at Boseman, Montana. He received a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry. Gunther then went into the U.S. Airforce for two years. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1960 with completion of a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Animal Genetics. Gunther began working at the Brandon Research Centre as an Animal Geneticist in 1961. He worked there for 32 years. Most of the research was done with beef cattle. Gunther was a member of the Kinsmen Club and the Brandon Retriever Club. He enjoyed dog breeding and training dogs for field trials. His dog, Ginger, won the U.S. National Field Trial Championship in 1987 and his dog, Spook, won the Canadian National Field Trial Championship in 1993. Gunther also loved gardening, especially gladioli and lilies. Gunther is survived by his wife Patricia Teegarden Rahnefeld, daughter Lorelei Rahnefeld of La Spezia, Italy, granddaughter Sabrina Spinello, Italy, son-in-law Salvatore Spinello, Italy, son Karl Rahnefeld of Winnipeg, Manitoba, daughter -in-law Wendy Rahnefeld, Winnipeg, and daughter Heidi Rahnefeld of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Gunther was predeceased by his mother, Martha Rosa Baumgartel Rahnefeld (1903-1984) and by his father, Ferdinand Fred Rahnefeld (1902-1987), both of Reichenbach, Germany. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 9, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Gunther’s Life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Gunther may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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DUNFIELD: Anne Kathleen Dunfield of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Edgar Dunfield, passed away at the Fairview Home in Brandon, on Monday, April 6, 2009 at the age of 92 years. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. A private family interment will take place prior to the memorial service at Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HRYMACK: Peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Florence Hrymack passed away at the age of 68 years. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Sophia Poirier (late Joseph Poirier) of Portage la Prairie, and Joyce Barr (Allan) of Ottawa. Special thanks to Florence’s best friend, Rochelle Thomas of Brandon for all her kindness and caring attention. Also special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. There will be no funeral service and a private graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Portage la Prairie. For those who wish, donations to Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1P6, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Ronald Moffit Memorial Services, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HANNIMAN: Michael Martin Hanniman, December 8, 1920 – April 5, 2009. Mike was called home on Palm Sunday. He will be forever missed by Geraldine and Michael and the light of his life, his grandson Mike Willcock, his dear sister Ross Hass who had a great visit with him in February 2009, his in-laws Patrick, Rita and Adele O’Sullivan, Teresa Egan, and Teresa King, and many nieces and nephews, especially the Egans whom he loved as his own. Born in Renfrew, Ontario to Elizabeth (Preen) and Martin on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Mike was Baptized at Mount St. Patrick Church. He worked on the farm and in the bush with his brothers August, Ab, Lorne, Paul and Jim. He first came west on a harvest excursion, then moved to Brandon in the 40s to be with his sister Ann Hass. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Church, St. Vincent de Paul, the Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Ambulance. He married Anne Louise O’Sullivan in 1954. He built their house on Percy Street and the cabin at Clear Lake. They entertained hundreds as their door was always open. He worked at the Prince Edward Hotel and in the underground at Camps Shilo and Hughes. In 1988 Anne and Mike moved to Winnipeg to be with their grandson, whom he named Mike. Anne died in 1994 and Mike moved in with Geraldine, Michael and Mike. We had many wonderful times until he fell in 2006 and broke his back in two places. Since then he received exceptional care at Tuxedo Villa. A hard worker all his life, Mike loved the outdoors – the yard, garden, the cottage and even shovelling snow!! To him heaven was a hoe and a long row of potatoes. A special thank you to the staff at Tuxedo Villa, our faithful friends Dr. Fr. Patrick Morand, Sr. Gerarda Pura, OSB, and all who visited Mike. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Brebeuf on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Prayers and viewing one half hour in advance at 1:30 pm. Pallbearers: Robert Muys, Lewis, Joseph, Gerard, and David Egan and Al Simoens. Donations gratefully accepted to St. Paul’s College, General Fund, 70 Dysart Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2M6. “Thomson “In the ParK” 925-1120. Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COLLI: Reta Jean Colli (nee Braybrook) passed away quietly on April 1, 2009 at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Manitoba. Born October 17, 1927 in the District of Hargrave, Jean was the third child of Walter and Sarah Braybrook. She attended schools in Hargrave and Virden, graduating from the Virden Collegiate in 1945. In 1946 she graduated from the Normal School in Winnipeg with her Teaching Certificate and took up teaching in a one-room school house in the Laggan District. On August 8, 1947 she married Godfrey Colli and they began farming just west of the Town of Virden. During her lifetime Jean took on a number of professional challenges: first as a bookkeeper at the Royalite/Gulf service station in Virden and later as assistant branch manager at the Bank of Nova Scotia. She complete her professional career as the first manager of Princess Lodge, E.P.H. Jean was also an active participant in many Virden Community activities, including the Catholic Women’s League, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Donor’s Choice. She was an advocate for and a member of the first Board of Directors for SAIL. In 1998 Jean and her husband were among the first residents of Kin Place. She moved to the Sherwood in 2006 and subsequently to Elkwood Manor in 2007. She was predeceased by her husband Godfrey; two brothers, Sid and Gordon; and a sister Lucretia. Left to cherish her memory are sons, Terry (Jerry), Kenneth (Gail), Donald (Carla), and Brian (Susan), together with thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A Mass in celebration of her life was held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Virden on April 4. Interment was at the Virden Cemetery. The family extends its sincere gratitude for the caring attention provided by the staffs of the Sherwood and Elkwood Manor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice.
2009-04-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LEWIS: Janie Lewis of Hamiota, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Charles Lewis; mother of Sid (Terry); grandmother of Nathan (Margie), Adam, Patrick; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 85 years of age. A reception for friends and family will be held at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM. A family graveside service will take place at the Crandall Cemetery at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janie’s memory to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence to Janie’s family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744
2009-04-06 issue of the Brandon Sun

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GERVAIS: Leonce, age 92 years, beloved husband of the late Marguerite Gervais, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:00p.m. Prayer service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. In memory of Leonce, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Expression of sympathy may be made at dkowalchuk@mts.net.
2009-04-06 issue of the Brandon Sun

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DUDMAN: Barry of Onanole, Manitoba. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the age of 66 years. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Onanole Recreation Centre. If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Manitoba or the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to raesfs@mts.net. Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements. (204) 636-7727.
2009-04-06 issue of the Brandon Sun

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ROBINSON: Eleanor Robinson of Minnedosa, ManitobaB passed away on April 3, 2009 at the age of 70 years. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. A Memorial Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm at the Minnedosa Legion Clubroom, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba or the Brummitt Feasby House, 2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0L3.
2009-04-04 issue of the Brandon Sun

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