Friday, May 24th, 2019

Obituaries

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DONOHOE: Ellen Dorothy (nee Philpott) Mom, Granny, Auntie Ellen passed away surrounded by her family at Hillcrest Place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Granny was born on October 4, 1928 to Frederick Philpott and Mary Jane Carter. She grew up in the Hartley school district near Petersfield, Manitoba with big sister Hannah and brothers George and Martin. Sister Lily joined them in 1937. In her early years, Granny was busy attending school, doing chores, and playing with her brothers and sisters. In 1948 she married John Blake Donohoe and by 1970, Ellen and Blake moved their family to Brandon, Manitoba which marked the beginning of Donfield Farms. She was a wonderful mother to her 5 boys Garry (Garda), Keith (Margaret), John (Sandra), Mark (Mary-IdaÝ) and Matthew (Heidi). She was a loving grandmother to her 17 grandchildren: Jamie, Gari-Ellen (Ramon), Tara-Lyn (Tom) and Kate-Lee (John); Gwen (Casey), Amanda and Neil; John Jr. (Rhonda), Travis (Candice) and Kyle (Brittany); Haydn (Laci), Holly and Anna; Austin, Laura (Corey), Alana and Lynnell and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Blake; daughter- in-law, Mary Ida; her parents; brothers and sisters. Our Granny was busy raising her boys, volunteering in the community and all the while keeping up a busy social calendar with Blake. Granny became involved with St. Augustine’s Church and held many positions within the Catholic Women’s League. This June, Granny was to receive her 50 year pin with the CWL in Brandon. She was an active parent in the Brandon 4-H Dairy Club and was always quick to donate homemade baking or afghans to various fundraisers. Granny enjoyed playing cards, bird watching and could be seen most summer evenings tending to her much loved vegetable and flower gardens. Family was always her main priority. She would jump in her Buick, with little concern to a Manitoba winter, and head to The Pas, Basswood or Steinbach to visit her boys and their families. She also crocheted every family member their very own, personalized afghan. Granny was warm hearted and always generous with her time. We will miss our family’s matriarch, every day. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Celebrant was with Rev. Fr. Michael R Savarimuthu. Active pallbearers were all of her grandchildren. Interment was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Ellen may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, 204-825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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CHAPMAN: Margaret Eva Chapman passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba on May 29, 1938. Marg was the second of four children born to Gladys and Harold Williamson. She was raised in Brandon, and met the love of her life Thory Chapman in 1954 through a family friend. Marg and Thory were married shortly thereafter and welcomed their son William "Bill". Marg was devoted to her role as a mother and encouraged Bill in every activity he pursued. When the time came, Marg was thrilled to become a mother-in-law and grandmother. Marg lived for her family, and spent many of her days looking after and spoiling her two granddaughters Angela and Stacy. Marg worked at Fabricland, Co-op, and then found her calling working in health records at BMHC for twenty-three years. After her retirement Marg and Thory enjoyed travelling including many trips to Victoria, BC to visit friends, as well as venturing to Alaska, Cuba and England. Family and friends were always a priority for Marg and she spent many hours helping her siblings and lunching with her ladies. Marg was a generous person donating whatever she could spare to almost every charity that came her way. Later in life Marg developed a love for bingo and curling and attended the Brier in 2019. Marg was predeceased by her parents Gladys and Harold, husband Thory, brothers John "Bud" and Harold, sister Betty, sister-in-law Bev, and brothers-in-law Harvey and Kelly. Left to lovingly remember her include her son Bill (Shiela), granddaughters Angela (Andy), Stacy (Collin), great granddaughter Logan, sister-in-law Roberta, Aunt Alvina, nephews Wayne (Judy), Harold (Christine), niece Vicky (Ron), lifelong friend Lorrie, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Rev. Barb Jardine officiated and interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Marg may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2B7 or a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BRADLEY: Robert "Bob” Allen Bradley passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place on May 25th in Hazelcliffe, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 2A-1717 Dublin Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0H2.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BOMEK: Marie Bomek, mother of Donna Young and Grant Bomek, grandmother to Tracy Young, Scott Young (Kate), great grandmother to Lucy and Kate, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. As per Marie’s wishes, a private family service will take place. If friends so wish, they may make a donation to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17 Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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AUSTIN: Bob, 65 years, beloved partner of Carol, father of Dana, passed away at the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BEEDIE: James Martin "Jim" Beedie, age 92 years, passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Monday, May 13, 2019. Jim was born on July 10, 1926 in the R.M. of Winchester, Manitoba; the youngest of four children born to William and Cecelia Beedie. The family farmed east of Deloraine which Jim took over from his parents and continued farming for seven years. Jim and Dorothy Potter married on July 12, 1947 and had a daughter, Barbara in 1949. Jim worked at a garage in Deloraine prior to him starting a Dray business hauling coal in 1956. A job opportunity came for Jim to work and train as a psych nurse at the Brandon Mental Hospital which lasted for thirty years. After some time the relationship with Dorothy ended. In retirement, Jim was happy to head to Brock, Saskatchewan every fall and spring to help friends with seeding and harvest. In 1982, Jim met Iris Mitchell and for thirty years they enjoyed each other's company including time spent with Iris' family. Throughout his life, he enjoyed travelling across Canada and the United States. His musical abilities, especially with the fiddle, entertained many generations of people. Jim will be remembered for his amazing memory, quirkiness, talents and laugh, but especially his love for family. Predeceased by his parents, brother Bill (Glady), sisters Mat (Edward) Krauchi and Vi (Edward) Clelland, daughter Barbara Punton and special friend Iris Mitchell, Jim will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Deb (Dwayne) Webster, Chris (Megan) Lelonde, Terry Will and Ashley Will (Clay), eight great-grandchildren, Barb's husband Greg Punton, many nieces, nephews and extended family. A Graveside Ceremony will be held at Rivers Cemetery, Rivers, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2T5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LAWSON: Wilma G. Lawson (nee Juckes) passed away with family and friends by her side on Monday, May 13, 2019. Wilma was born in Hamiota, the youngest daughter of the late Emma and Bryan Juckes. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Lawson, 3 sisters: Lillian, Bettina and Shirley and brother Bing. Left to mourn her passing are her sister-in-law and friend Wilda Juckes, several adored nieces and nephews and 4 step-children: Gordon (Phyllis) Lawson, Marilyn Walorny, Judy (Terry) Finch, Bob (Gail) Lawson and their families. Wilma took all her schooling in Hamiota, moved to Brandon to work in the insurance industry and then enjoyed many years in Winnipeg working for the Roblin government as a Minister’s Assistant. Marrying Doug meant a return to Brandon to enjoy a close circle of friends, wining, dining and supporting Doug in his volunteer position with the Keystone Centre and Exhibition Board. For almost 45 years, Wilma and Doug opened their hearts and home to extended family both in Brandon and at Clear Lake. Wilma spent almost 30 years volunteering at the Brandon Regional Hospital, mostly in the Breast Screening Program in tribute to the care she received as a breast cancer survivor and made lasting friendships there. Thank you to the staff at Riverheights Terrace these past 5 years and thank you to Ruth Anne and Jamie Rudack and Gordon and Phyllis Lawson for their special attention. On behalf of the Lawson and extended Juckes’ families, we would like to thank the wide circle of friends for their love and support to Wilma. Special mention to Sharon and Bob Springer, Lorna McKenzie, Carol MacLaughlin and Debbie Rey. Wilma’s friends are extraordinary and their love and friendship is comforting and inspiring. To honour Wilma, wear pink and invite a friend to lunch. A private celebration will take place at a later date.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MORRISON:On April 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer, we sadly said goodbye to our son, Kevin Richard Morrison. Kevin was born on October 28, 1979 in Brandon, MB. He attended Fleming, Earl Oxford and graduated from Crocus Plains. When Kevin was young he enjoyed playing in Brandon Youth Hockey and baseball. Many of his younger days were spent at the West End Community Centre where he and his friends would meet. Kevin’s work career went from part time at Safeway on 10th Street to working at McKenzie Seeds and his last career being Warehouse Manager at Custom Truck Sales. Kevin was an avid Sports Fan. He was a huge Oilers fan and loved the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Indians. He enjoyed golfing in the Monday night men’s league at GlenLea Golf Course, curling in the Sunday morning Off-Ice league at Riverview Curling Club and playing pool at the ANAF. He was especially happy when he bought his new home in Meadowbrook Village where he said he was 47 steps from the 15th tee box at GlenLea. Kevin had many friends and was always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. He had a smile that would light up any room! If you made a friend with Kevin, you had a friend for life! Kevin leaves to mourn his mom and dad, Beth and Ric, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gwen and Glenn Eggert and family of Flin Flon, MB, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and special friend, Jennifer Mann. Kevin was predeceased by his wife, Loree in 2006, his grandparents, Joe and Donna Morrison and John and Alice Hardy (Summers). A graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on April 15th followed by a Celebration of Life at the Riverview Curling Club. The Urn Bearers were Troy Laluk and Scott Hardy, who are cousins of Kevin’s but were always more like brothers. A special thank you to Dr. Tegg, Dr. E. Moller, Dr. Donohoe, Dr. Donaleshen, BRHC staff of 300, Westman Cancer Care and Palliative Care for their excellent care and compassion during Kevin’s journey.
ALWAYS REMEMBERED ~ ALWAYS LOVED!
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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OLMSTEAD: Ivan Olmstead of Carberry, MB passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at the Carberry Hospital at the age of 89 years. Ivan was the third child born to Percy and Clara Olmstead of Gregg, MB on November 17th, 1929. Elementary schooling was begun at Kerfoot School and continued in the Carberry Collegiate. After school, he helped on the family farm as well as trained as a construction electrician. In 1955 he found the love of his life, Marlene Mitchell, and together they established their home in the Petrel District, eventually welcoming three children: Lois, Donna and Murray to complete their family. After their marriage, Ivan continued to farm with his two brothers for many years. His farming operation began with beef cattle and grain, but expanded to include broiler chickens that number in 30,000 birds a cycle. He started out growing chicken for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Canada Packers and then Granny’s Poultry. Ivan served on the provincial and national marketing boards for more than 20 years. His faith in Jesus Christ was his driving force to serve his Lord, his church, and his community. He attended the Kerfoot United Church and in the later years, the Carberry United Church. He was a member of the Carberry Evangelical Free Church for the past 39 years. Ivan was a member of the Gideons for many years and had served as District Area Rep. It was a great joy to visit and minister in the areas of Brandon, Deloraine, Kola, Neepawa and Carberry camps. He was an entrepreneur, he could create a gadget to get a job done easier and more efficiently, he was the guy to call if you needed something fixed or a problem solved. Once they retired into Carberry in 1994, he wasn’t one to just sit around, he found many more projects that he could contribute to: Town Council for seven years, Library, Communities in Bloom and his biggest passion was the establishment of the Carberry sign. His woodworking shop was the place where he solved many problems with his creative juices. He in his workshop created thousands of walking sticks for Christian Farmers Organization and Wordless Walking Sticks Ministries along with mini-hockey sticks and garden stakes that are to this day in the hands of countless people who heard the saving message of the gospel through the story of the coloured beads. While Ivan worked on these items, he prayed for whomever would receive them and their spiritual welfare. Ivan was predeceased by his parents Percy and Clara, sister-in-law Merle Olmstead, brother-in-law, Ted Bradford and step-mother, Bessie Olmstead. He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene of 63 years, 3 children: Lois (Henry) Sevcenko of Minitonas, MB; Donna (Dave) Loewen of Carberry and Murray (Merrilynn) Olmstead also of Carberry, and seven grandchildren: Adam (JoEllen) Sevcenko, Thomas Sevcenko, Trevor (Lindsay) Loewen, Benjamin (Laurel) Loewen, Joshua Loewen, Dylan and Rebecca-Lynn Olmstead, as well as nine great-grandchildren: Abby, Luca and Ella Sevcenko; Olivia, Jack and Hunter Loewen; Evalette, Kaelem and Phoebe Loewen. He is also survived by his siblings Earle (Barb) Olmstead, Rheta Bradford, Neil (Linda) Olmstead as well as numerous nieces and nephews. All his family held a dear spot in his heart. He took great joy in watching his grand and great-grandchildren as they grew and developed. The funeral service at the Carberry Evangelical Free Church in Carberry, MB was held on May 1st, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Will Feldbush and Joel Friesen officiating. Guest pastors participating in the service of celebration were Ed Johnson and Eldon Babcock of Saskatchewan. Pallbearers were Ivan’s grandsons: Adam and Thomas Sevcenko, Trevor, Benjamin and Joshua Loewen, and Dylan Olmstead.
I’M FREEDon’t grieve for me, for now I am freeI’m following the path God has laid you see.I took His hand when I heard Him callI turned my back and left it all.I could not stay another dayTo laugh, to love, to work, to play.Tasks left undone must stay that wayI found that peace at the close of day.If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss.Be not burdened with times of sorrowI wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.My life’s been full, I savoured muchGood friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.Perhaps my time seemed all too briefDon’t lengthen it now with undue grief.Lift up your hearts, and peace to theeGod wanted me now; He set me free
Author Unknown
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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OSBORNE: Evelyn Blanche (nee Gray), December 8, 1924-May 9, 2019. Evelyn passed away on Thursday evening May 9, 2019 at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur (March 6, 2015) at the age of 92. Arthur and Evelyn were married in 1948. After marrying they lived in Wawanesa, Manitoba for a few years before moving to Brandon, Manitoba where they raised their family. Following their family west, they moved to Calgary in 1987 after Arthur retired. Evelyn will be forever remembered by her son, Edward (Lynne); daughter, Ellen (Sherwin); grandsons, Andrew Osborne (Katrina, great grandson Easton and great granddaughter Ellis), Patrick Smook (Jen and great grandson Morgan); granddaughters, Meagan Ferguson (Brandon), Adrienne Ewert (Geoff and great-grandson Callum), Nancy Lentz (Tim) and many friends and relatives located across Canada. In keeping with Evelyn’s wishes a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to remember her life and her many contributions to those around her. Memorial donations can be forwarded to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca/en/donate/.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.caArrangements entrusted to Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre 24223 Twp Rd 242,Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHILLIPS: Audrey Phillips (nee Brownridge), passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the age of 96 years. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to a Charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SMITH: Linda Diane Smith (nee Carnegie) passed away with family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 69 years. Linda was born in Hamiota, Manitoba to Don and Thelma Carnegie on January 10, 1950. Linda began her schooling in Birtle before moving to The Pas in 1957 with her family. Following high school graduation in The Pas, Linda furthered her education at Red River Community College where she graduated as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. Her practicum took her to Brandon where she met Lyall Smith, her loving husband for 47 years. Lyall’s career took Linda from Brandon, to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Emerson and back to Brandon. Linda practised her profession at the Emerson Hospital then later at The Brandon Clinic once all the kids were old enough to attend school. Linda was a mother to Kristin, Justin, Kelly and Kerri. She lovingly devoted her life to raising and teaching her four children. She lived her life as an example to them of how to treat others, serve others and love others. Linda was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she was a respected teacher for all ages. She had a special place in her heart for children and spent hours preparing lessons and activities devoted to teaching about how much God loves them. Linda was an avid reader and read much throughout her life. She once mentioned that if someone had a personal sad story to tell, she owed it to them to read their story. Linda had an unmatched ability to sympathize with those who had suffered through life in any way. She truly knew how to love everyone. Linda’s other interests included watching sports with her husband, especially horse racing, walking in the early morning hours with him, and visiting her children as often as she could. She was an excellent cook and baker. We all remember coming home to delicious smells coming from the kitchen where she would be cooking and baking our favorite things. Linda loved being a grandmother and, even though many of her 13 grandchildren don’t live close by, she made sure they each knew she loved them dearly. She visited when she could and supported them in all of their endeavours. When needed, she would spend weeks visiting and helping tend children, cooking, cleaning and supporting each of her children’s families. Linda is survived by her husband Lyall, daughter Kristin (Steve) Arnold of Fountain Valley, CA; son Justin (Melodie) Smith of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter Kelly (Jordan) Pieren of Gilbert, AZ; daughter Kerri (Shawn) Lehman of Alexander, MB. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Matthew, Alexandra, Sydney, Sophie, Sadie, Estelle, Norah, Jude, Marley, Crew, Leo, Emerson, and River. Linda will also be dearly missed by her brothers Bob, Gord, Ernie, Gary, Don, Steve and her sister Lori. Linda was predeceased by her parents Don & Thelma Carnegie, infant brother Don, sister Beverly, and granddaughter Audrey. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Western Manitoba Cancer Centre and the Assiniboine Palliative Care Unit for their care and to the church family and friends for their kind deeds and thoughtfulness. The funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 107 Queens Ave. E. Brandon, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service, then interment at the Alexander Cemetery. Donations in memory of Linda may be made to BRHC Foundation - Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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VAIL: Suzanne Hazel of Brandon, loving wife of Brad Dyck, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Brandon, Manitoba. The Ceremony to Celebrate Suzanne's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Garry MacDowall officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the ceremony. Interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. By request, in place of a sympathy card for the family, you may bring a flower to place on Suzanne's casket. Donations in memory of Suzanne may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-05-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FARMER: Donald Brian “Don” Farmer, beloved husband of Colleen Farmer and beloved dad of Robin (Mike) Zoey, Rachel, Nixon and Brooke (Chris) Mikaela, Bentley, Isabella, Charlee, died May 15, 2019 at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 60 years old. Memorial Reception will take place Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Legion Club Room, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Don may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
Message of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2019-05-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

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