Saturday, September 22nd, 2018


MOOREHEAD: Sherry Doreen (nee Pierce), August 14, 1950-September 15, 2018. Sherry was born August 14, 1950 in Shoal Lake, MB to parents Charles and Julia (nee Salmon) Pierce. She was predeceased by her father. She is survived by and will be sadly missed by her loving husband Ray of 48 years; two sons Nelson (Jo-Ann) and Sheldon; two grandchildren Quinton and Kamryn; mother Julia Pierce; sister Cindy (Mark) Morton; brothers Ken (Colette) Pierce and Randy (Elaine) Pierce; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and brothers and sisters in-law. We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at the Virden Hospital and Brandon ICU for the excellent care. A private graveside service will be held at the Miniota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sherry’s memory to the MS Society of Canada, Westman, Unit 5B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9 (
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2018-09-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

KILLE: Muriel passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Muriel was born in Brandon on April 29th, 1928. During her childhood years, she was raised on the family farm in the Margaret area. In 1945, the family moved to Brandon. On June 3rd, 1950, she married Les Kille and they celebrated 60 years of marriage before Les’ passing in September, 2010. Together they raised four sons, twins Ron and Don arrived in 1951, Rick followed in 1954 and latecomer Randy was born in 1961. These sons were collectively called “the boys” by Muriel and Les. Muriel was a very talented lady, she played the guitar and sang. She also excelled in the kitchen making everything from pickles to pies! Other interests included gardening and traveling. She and Les enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Many years were spent with the ACT where lifelong friendships were formed. Her biggest accomplishment in her mind was raising her four sons; she took great pride in being our Mom. She loved spending time with her family, sisters, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandkids. Up until her very last days she was there for everyone with advice and guidance. Her gift was that she made people feel special, often with unique comments on Facebook using her iPad. Muriel was a very special person, loving, caring and easily making friends wherever she went. Her Þnal home was at Sokol Supportive Housing where she spent many hours visiting with staff and fellow residents. She loved it there! She will be greatly missed by her sons Ron (Mona), Don (Becki), Rick (Kelly) and Randy (Cheryl), her grandchildren, Julie (Colin), Erin (Andy) and David (Ron); Tammy, Brent (Kim) and Tim (Nicole); Dawn (Philip), Joe (Tenelle) and Chris; Kayla and Kerri. Great grandchildren Caedy, Lincoln and Hope. Her loving sister Audrey (Lionel), many nieces, nephews and friends. Many thanks to Dr. Groves, Dr. Deong, staff at Brandon Clinic, Sokol SH, BRHC and all who assisted Mom. A Celebration of Muriel's Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in Muriel's memory may be directed to the Brandon Family YMCA, 231-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X2 or charity of choice.
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2018-09-20 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROY: Hubert Richard, 58 years, beloved father of Anastasia, Courtney, and the late Ryan, grandfather of Ryder and Kinzley, passed away suddenly at his residence in Sandy Lake, Manitoba on Friday, September 14, 2018. Funeral service for family and friends will be held at the St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, MB on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Hubert, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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2018-09-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

WESSELIUS: On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, J. W. "Bill" Wesselius, age 84 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending. Announcement of service details will follow in this Saturday's newspaper.
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2018-09-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

NEUFELD: Marlene Helen, 82 years, wife of Len and mother to Scott, Sherry and Heather passed away in Fairview Home, Brandon on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:35 a.m. Her passing culminated an eleven year painful and stressful struggle with Alzheimer’s. Her passing was peaceful and is a blessing to all, especially for Marlene. Following cremation, a private committal service will take place in Hamiota. She will share a plot with her mother, Jane Dale. A special expression of thanks is extended to everyone who had a role in her care. In memory of Marlene, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of one’s choice.
2018-09-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROBB: With family by his side, Donald Bruce Robb, age 72 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. We lost a very special man, on September 7, the saddest day of our lives. Don, we will always love you. Don was born April 26, 1946. Enjoying school, he completed all his education in Brandon. As a young guy Don worked at the bowling alley and was in a bowling league winning a trophy for his efforts. Later, he worked at B.A. Robinson in the warehouse for many years, and the City Centre Hotel. Don loved life, sports, yard work, family, friends and his dog Molly. Don was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Ethel Robb. Left to mourn are his wife Annette, step-daughter Kandice (Tim). He was grandpa to Keith (Jen), Shelby, Kara, Kolten, Taylor. Don is also survived by his sister Jean Winters of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and her children Jeffery and Jolene. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Arlene Robertson will officiate. Urn bearer will be Keith Isaacs. Donations in memory of Don may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada-MB Branch, PO Box 20077, Bdn South PO, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8.
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2018-09-19 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROY: Hubert Richard, 58 years, beloved father of Anastasia, Courtney, and the late Ryan, grandfather of Ryder and Kinzley, passed away suddenly at his residence in Sandy Lake, Manitoba on Friday, September 14, 2018. Funeral service for family and friends will be held at the St. Paul’s United Church on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Hubert, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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2018-09-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROWAN: Sheila Rowan, age 53 years, beloved wife of Barry, loving mother to Alissa (Dilan) and Chad, passed away suddenly at home with her family by her side on Friday, September 14, 2018. The Celebration of Sheila's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Complete obituary information will follow.
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2018-09-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

BORDUSH: Donald Bordush, 72, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba following a very brief battle with cancer. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 11, 1946, Don spent a few years in Gypsumville, Manitoba before returning to Winnipeg for schooling at Gordon Bell and Mulvey Schools. He worked for the government in British Columbia and Alberta before retiring to Brandon in 2001. Don enjoyed gardening, camping and traveling across Canada and the U.S. with his wife Marjorie. Family and friends have all been gifted with wonderful memories that we will continue to share. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Marjorie (Wells) Bordush, his son Ronald (Jolana) of Calgary and grandchildren Romeo and Dasheena; daughter Angela (Steve Robak) of Ottawa and grandchildren Alexander and Spencer; his brothers Leslie of Winnipeg and Andy (Rose) of Edmonton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his parents Nettie and George Bordush; sisters Katherine, Sophie, Minnie and Olga; brothers Bill, George and Alex. Don will be laid to rest in a private family service at the Wellwood Cemetery in the spring of 2019. Donations can be made in c/o The Wellwood Cemetery, P.O. Box 11, Wellwood, MB R0K 2H0.
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2018-09-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

HATHAWAY: Gertrude (Trudy) Hathaway (née Weibel), of Brandon, passed away at the age of 93 years on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home. Trudy was born on April 3, 1925 in Irma, Alberta, the oldest daughter of Emil and Marie Weibel who had emigrated from Switzerland in the previous year. Growing up in the Great Depression, Trudy had many younger siblings to care for on the family farm near Biggar, Saskatchewan. She was athletic and especially gifted at playing baseball. During World War II, she worked in her family's hotel in Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan. In 1946, Trudy married Charles (Chas) Hathaway of Dand, Manitoba who had recently returned from wartime service in Europe. They lived in Souris, Manitoba, where they raised their family, later relocating to Brandon, Manitoba. Trudy was a traditional housewife and mother for most of her life, with periodic jobs in the workforce as a waitress and housekeeper. She raised her children to be independent and self-sufficient, always stressing the importance of getting a good education. Trudy loved to play whist and other card games. She was also an excellent baker and cook. Trudy and Chas were good dancers and often enjoyed socializing with friends at the Legion. Trudy remained an avid sports fan, especially of CFL football and the Olympics. She took a keen interest in politics and the world around her. After Chas passed away in 2004, Trudy remained living independently until a series of falls caused her to enter Fairview Nursing Home in 2008. Her final decade brought a steady diminishment of her physical health and memory, but her feisty, indomitable spirit remained right until the end. Trudy is survived by daughters Beverley of Regina, Saskatchewan, Debra of Edmonton, Alberta, and son Mitchel of Red Deer, Alberta. She was predeceased by an infant son, Jamie. She is also survived by three of her nine siblings, two grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the medical and care home staff of Fairview Nursing Home for the excellent care they have provided over the past decade. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Brandon Cemetery. Trudy will be interred with her husband who is buried in the veterans' section. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, if desired, to the Fairview Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
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2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

FRASER: Elsie Mary Fraser (nee Moore) passed away on September 6, 2018. She leaves behind her devoted husband Gordon, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. She was so proud of her sons, Jim (Pat) Fraser and Tom (Karla) Fraser, her grandchildren Kathy (Dominic) Blais, Jill (Sean) Munday, Eric and Kassaundra Fraser, step grandson Justin (Erin) Werner and her great grandchildren Genevieve, William and Michael Blais, Calum and Myra Munday and step grandchildren Cali, Keira and Deegan Werner. She also leaves behind her brother Larry (Sandra) Moore and their children and grandchildren and she was predeceased by her sister Edna Corrigan. Other close family includes Bill (Fran) Fraser, Carole Maguire, the Terry family and many cousins, nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart. Elsie Moore was born and raised on the family farm near Goodlands, Manitoba on December 10, 1929. As a young teenager she moved almost 12 miles away to attend high school in Waskada. It was there that she met the young Gordon Fraser and the rest as they say was history. The two were married on July 1, 1953. It was said that the date was picked so that every year people would have a holiday to celebrate their anniversary. Gordon was working with the Canadian Pacific Railway as a Station Agent and so they began their life of moving around Manitoba. Their first son, James was born in 1955 while they lived in Rennie. Their second son Thomas, was born in 1959 in Neepawa. Elsie was active in all the communities that she lived but in 1960 the family moved to Lenore, Manitoba where she found her second home. Except for a short time away, the Fraser family lived in Lenore until 1971. Elsie was active in the local Rebekah organization and other community groups. Even in her final days, the people of Lenore were some of her closest and dearest friends. In 1971 the family moved to Brandon and Gordon began a second career for the Province of Manitoba. Elsie kept busy with some retail and stenographer jobs. But one of her great loves was helping prepare for her many nieces and nephews weddings. She would spend hours making literally hundreds of wedding decorations to adorn the tables. As years went on she would remember each wedding day, each name and birthday of the subsequent children to follow and many other special occasions. All this information was stored in her head. If ever you asked when a certain date was coming up, she would happily tell long as you had the time to hear some related story in great detail. In fact, many times she would not give up the answer until after the story, so her audience had to remain attentive. After her sons married, moved away and Gordon retired, they sold their house and moved to an apartment. The winters were spent in Texas and the summers in Brandon or diving around the country visiting family. When her eyesight and mobility began to fail, she spent her final years in the Fairview Home where the staff gave her wonderful care until the end. She has been placed to rest in the Goolands Cemetery, Goodlands, Manitoba. Donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

FITZSIMMONS: It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Marty Graham Fitzsimmons at the Assiniboine Center on September 5, 2018 surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Marty was born on December 13, 1960 in Brandon, Manitoba to Ron and Gloria Fitzsimmons and was the oldest of three. Marty grew up in Edrans and Forrest and raised a family of his own in Douglas, Gladstone and Brandon. Marty had a passion for music, camping, and sports, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marty was employed with MTS for 36 years. Marty was dedicated to his family and friends and was loved by many who will cherish and share his memories over the years to come. Marty leaves behind to mourn, his three daughters, Tara (Booth, son Brixten) Ashcroft, Amber (Jordan) Barbeau, Serena (Jordan, son Noel) Mann, brother Brad Fitzsimmons, sister Deb Fitzsimmons (Randy Vogt), nephews Jeff, Shane, and Michael Fitzsimmons, Uncle Lyle and Aunt Alice Kjartanson, along with many extended relatives. In Marty’s words “Have a good one.” A celebration of Marty’s life was held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Memories Chapel. Interment was at Edrans cemetery. In memory of Marty, donations may be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3.
2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

BUTLER: Shelley Dianne Butler. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Shelley Butler of Brandon. Born on September 5, 1958, Shelley peacefully passed away on September 9, 2018, at Fairview Home. Shelley leaves behind her son Jesse Spence, daughter-in-law Kristen, granddaughter Jewel, parents Jim and Elaine Butler and her brother Todd Butler (Jennie). Many thanks are offered to the staff of Fairview Home for the care, compassion and support provided to Shelley and Shelley’s family over the past three years. Service for Shelley will be at 2:00 p.m. on September 17, 2018 at Central United Church on 8th Street and Lorne Avenue in Brandon. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Alzheimer Society Manitoba at 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.
2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

DEAN: On August 16, 2018, John (Jack) Clarke Dean, husband, father and grandfather passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Jack will be forever cherished by his wife and best friend Nellie; sons Jeff (Nikki) and Michael (Sabrina); grandchildren Brianna, Rylan, Jessica and Gunner; Nellie’s children Kelvin (Liane), Reuben (Connie), Noreen (Don), Sean (Mindy) and Conrad (Chrissy); grandchildren Colton, Austin, Cheyne, Shantel, Kendra, Ryley, Connor, Raegan, Chloe, Walker and Isaac; sisters Janie Barr (Jim) and Barb Knight (Ted); brother-in-law Neil Johnstone (Karin); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Pam, father Ev and mother Jean, father-in-law Chris and mother-in-law Aileen and sister-in-law Pat Smith. Jack was born on September 26, 1946 in Estevan, Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg as a boy. He spent most of his youth with horses, hunting and fishing. Jack attended Kelvin High School in Winnipeg. Jack worked at the Hudson Bay Company until he was old enough to pursue a career as a Natural Resources Officer. Jack met his first wife Pam as a teenager and they were together for six years before they were married on July 5, 1969. Jack’s work took them to various locations in the North with longer stays in The Pas and eventually to Griswold in 1987 where he retired in 2006 after 39 years with Natural Resources. When Pam passed away in 2007 after a brave battle with cancer, Jack found comfort spending as much time as he could with Brianna. Jack met Nellie in August of 2009 during a fundraising trailride. It was a perfect match. Having both lost their partners, they were able to come together and learn to enjoy life again. They were married August 3, 2013 and spent their years together travelling, hunting, fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed taking the grandchildren on some of their camping adventures and introducing them to winter camping. He spent many years as a 4-H instructor, youth hunting mentor and Manitoba Wildlife Federation member. For the last 8 years Jack enjoyed his time guiding for bear with Nellie and Reuben’s outfitting business where his extensive knowledge was a great asset and his humour and storytelling kept everyone entertained for hours. Jack and Nellie also enjoyed their fly-in trips to the far northern tip of the province guiding for moose. Jack has left a big void in our hearts and what we will miss most is his unpredictable humor, his candor and infectious smile, laugh, and epic pranking. His willingness to share his love for the outdoors with anyone and everyone (especially his family) will always be treasured. The service to celebrate Jack’s life was held at the Oak Lake Community Hall on August 23, 2018. Lydia Glawson officiated and Manitoba Conservation provided an Honour Guard. A private interment was held at the Griswold cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave E, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRADLEY: Arnold Russell Bradley known as “Bing”, passed away at the age of 80 years, on September 3, 2018, at the Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake. Bing will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Joy; sons: Bill (Eleanor) and Mark (Sherry). Bing also leaves beloved grandchildren: Cody Bradley, Krista (Brad) Congdon and Brittney Zellmer. Bing was born in Newdale in 1937 and lived in the Newdale area until he was 8 years old. His family moved a few miles west to the Strathclair area where he grew up and farmed with his dad. He went to the U of M and took his diploma in Agriculture in 1956 and then he returned to farm with his dad. Bing worked in the Elliott Lake Mines, drove a gravel truck and did various other jobs like caretaker of the rink and working at the local hotel. Bing married Joy Leitch in 1960 and together they farmed until they retired in 1996. They stayed on the farm yard and enjoyed their garden, fruit trees, birds and wildlife until Bing’s Alzheimer’s forced them to move to town in 2014. He enjoyed travelling, camping, gardening, fishing and the great outdoors. Bing was predeceased by his father, Austin and mother Hilda; sister, Gladys Beaton, and brothers: Leonard, Donald and Raymond. A graveside service and celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Strathclair. Donations in memory of Bing may be made to the Strathclair Community Centre, Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson were in care of the arrangements
2018-09-15 issue of the Brandon Sun