Friday, July 19th, 2019

Obituaries

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BURTON: Sadly, the family announces the sudden passing of David William Allan Burton on Friday, July 5, 2019 surrounded by friends. David was born in Brandon on January 20, 1953 to Ed and Shirley Burton. He lived in CFB Rivers, Manitoba, Zoest, Germany and Brandon, Manitoba. David loved music, playing guitar and listening to and collecting records. His favourite was The Beatles. He also loved watching and collecting movies. His favourite past time was spending time at the mall having coffee with all of his friends at Smitty's. David was predeceased by his parents Ed and Shirley Burton. He is survived by his sister Sharon and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A gathering of David's family and friends will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Smitty's Restaurant in the Brandon Shopper's Mall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BURGESS: Gordon “Gord” Morris Burgess passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dot, sons Mike (Alison) and Mark (Tammy) as well as five grandchildren. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Gord may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care” or to “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BULLEE: Todd Bullee, loving husband, father, son and brother passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Todd was born on January 31, 1962 in Brandon, Manitoba, the third of six children to Harvey and Fay Bullee. They were a loving family that became known as the “Bullee Bunch”. Todd and his family resided in Brandon, Manitoba throughout his life. As a young child Todd quickly showed his love for people and socializing. He spent countless hours in Carberry with his aunts, uncles, cousins and family; gathering for get togethers, pasture parties, snowmobiling, hunting and helping with harvest. Many days were spent with his family camping all over Manitoba, until the family decided to make Clear Lake their summer home. Many wonderful memories were created on the water; fishing, skiing and tubing. May long weekend became a tradition with Harvey and Fay opening their cottage to many friends and family. The excitement of May long became highly anticipated as the official kick off to summers filled with family, friends, campfires, shared laughs and a lot of music and singing. As a young boy Todd spent many hours tinkering and building model cars and planes. At the age of 16 he started spending more and more hours at his dads shop ‘H Bullee and Sons Spring Service’. Todd graduated from Crocus Plains High School and attended Brandon University, at which time he discovered his love was at the shop working alongside his dad and uncles. Upon Harvey’s retirement, Todd and his brother Brent became partners in the family business where Todd worked until he became ill. Todd was always a hands on guy with a great work ethic. His motto was “if you are going to do something, do it right.” Todd could be found spending countless nights at the shop helping friends and even strangers fixing boats, cars, motors or anything else that needed repair. His selfless ways and bright smile rubbed off on all those around him. Todd met his soulmate and love of his life, Korinne, and the two were married on January 30th 1993. They happily celebrated their 26th anniversary this past year. They welcomed two beautiful daughters Laura and Jenna and together enjoyed creating many wonderful memories. With the Bullee family growing and their own love for the lake, Todd and Korinne, with the help of many friends and family, built their own cottage in Clear Lake in 1994. It was here that Todd spent countless hours teaching his girls to water ski, knee and wakeboard. Many days were spent as a family hiking, singing around campfires, and entertaining many friends and family. In the winter months, they loved snowmobiling, and downhill skiing at Banff and Ski Valley in Minnedosa. Todd enjoyed travelling and spent many memorable trips with his family and friends to many beautiful destinations. Todd was a true family man and leaves a legacy of love and integrity for his girls. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest with no regrets. Todd’s love of life and community never wavered. He served on the South End Community Centre board for over 10 years. Todd raised money for over 20 years for Tia’s Troop, rode and transported the bikes, set up and tore down, all in support of the Cerebral Palsy bike race. During his daughters’ high school years Todd saw the passion and love they had for drama. It was then that he became involved as a volunteer at Neelin, building, setting up and taking down sets and chaperoning many choir trips. He was remembered for having hot breakfast sandwiches ordered and ready for the students and teachers boarding the bus for their road trips. Todd will be lovingly remembered by his daughters for his sense of humour and “geekiness”. Together the three of them used their creativity to make costumes and share fun times at Comic-Con. Todd’s passion for drama and singing led him to the stage many times. His thrill was sharing the stage with his daughters in some of the productions. He participated with the Assiniboine Theatre group as treasurer and a performer. He also assisted with the sets. His love of singing brought him to the men’s choir Prairie Blend. Todd was known as an avid music lover and excelled as a guitar player. Although sports were not his thing, Todd played on mixed baseball and broomball leagues with Korinne. They shared many good times, laughs and fun with friends. Todd had a love of nature. His many fly in hunting trips were a highlight of his year. He felt at peace being in nature, enjoying the landscapes, the wildlife and the camaraderie of his good friends. Todd’s other passion was restoring his classic powder blue Ford Bronco (a.k.a. the powder blue dishwasher) and his Yellow Triumph Spitfire. He often displayed his Spitfire on many Cruise nights on Rosser Avenue. Todd also loved flying his model airplanes and helicopters. Todd’s circle of friends was far reaching and many. He knew the importance of giving back to his community and always made sure everyone felt welcomed and loved. He will be missed; his kindness, warm smile and compassionate spirit will always be with us. Todd will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Korinne and his daughters Laura and Jenna. His mother and father Fay and Harvey; sisters: Sharon (John) Tropin, Tammy (Len) Drost;, Rhonda Grambo (Scott), Kristine (Steve) Dryden; brother Brent (Cheryl) Bullee; in-laws Maureen and Shane Hunter; Bob and Connie Keddie and their families; many nieces and nephews; extended family as well as many close friends. A celebration of Todd’s life was held at Central United Church on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Todd may be made to the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or visit www.cancercarefdn.mb.ca.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.comAfter GlowI'd like the memory of meto be a happy one.I'd like to leave an afterglowof smiles when day is done.I'd like to leave an echowhispering softly down the ways,of happy times and laughing timesand bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieveto dry before the sun,of happy memories that I leave behindwhen day is done.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BADOWICH: Irwin John 83, of Phoenix, AZ obtained his independence from this earthly world on July 4th, 2019. He succumbed from complications and lost his 3+ year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Born on May 10, 1936 in Brandon, Manitoba Canada, where he grew up with one brother, Robert, helping and working for his dad in the building construction business. While in Brandon he also played hockey and earned a B.Sc. Degree from Brandon (College) University. In 1961, he married Bridget Popien and they then moved to Toronto for a short time before relocating to Phoenix in 1965. He initially started working in the insurance business but soon found his passion as a computer software engineer which he worked at until his retirement in 2001. During the initial years in Phoenix, he continued his passion for hockey by coaching youth in the sport. He continued staying active late into his life enjoying hiking, playing tennis and vacationing in Tahoe, CA. He was a great Dad and proud Grandpa, always willing to help his children and grandchildren. He unselfishly shared his wisdom and always stressed the importance of education. He was predeceased by Bridget, his beloved wife of 55 years and his parents, John S. and Josephine M. (Stotts) Badowich. He is survived by his loving children, son Jim, daughter Lisa (Swanson) and five grandchildren; Chad, Aaron, Kyle, Kallie and Ryan. A time of visitation was held on Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a short service at 7:00 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery & Funeral Home located at 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Arizona Oncology,(ArizonaOncology.com) or Hospice of the Valley (hov.org) in Irwin’s name.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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NELSON: John Olie Einar Nelson passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the age of 95 years. He was born on May 14, 1924 in the Municipality of Clanwilliam to Olivia and Adolph Nelson. He was the first child in the family, followed by a younger brother Norman in 1927. John married Ruth Mary Ziprick on August 11, 1951 and celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage together until her passing in December 2016. On May 14, 1953 John and Ruth were blessed when their precious twins Beverley and Brian were born. This was an extra special gift for John, since the twins arrived on his birthday. He couldn’t have asked for a better gift of a daughter and a son to complete their family. This would start the annual tradition of the twins celebrating their birthday with their father, up to and including his 95th birthday that was recently celebrated. John was a very hard worker throughout his life. When he moved off the family farm to Brandon, he was employed at North American Lumber where he enjoyed carpentry work. He also joined with other painters around town and worked tirelessly painting many houses and other buildings both inside and out. He was also employed at the Brandon Water Treatment Plant for many years, and at the same time he worked at his tree pruning business “The Pioneer Boys” with George Jago. John also worked at the “S & N” grocery store, which he was a proprietor along with his brother-in-law Monte Schappert. John had many interests and hobbies. One of his greatest pleasures was visiting the family farm, and spending time with his beloved horse “Pat-Me-Now”. He would go riding on her for many hours and even went hunting with her. Hunting was another one of his passions. He used to hunt elk when he lived off the farm, but would continue to go hunting in the later years for ducks, geese, prairie chickens, and ruffled grouse. There were a couple of memorable trips that meant a lot to John. There was a trip John and Ruth went on to BC with his son Brian and his wife Cheryl, where they met up with family and relatives and made a lot of wonderful memories. Then there was the fishing trip to Burntwood Lake Lodge for John’s 75th birthday which he would reminisce about both those trips for years to come. John loved attending Calvary Temple Church, and had a very strong faith. Every Christmas, John and other friends from the Church would travel to the family farm area near Erickson and cut down spruce tree boughs to bring back to Brandon. These would be used for the formation of the Singing Christmas Tree production at Calvary Temple, which his wife Ruth would sing in for many years as well. In the later years, John and Ruth became season ticket holders for the Brandon Wheat Kings for a number of years. Family was very important to John, especially the moments he got to spend with his grandkids, as well as the visits from the great-grandkids later on in his life. John and Ruth lived in their house at 236 Victoria Avenue until health conditions forced John to move into the Parkview Senior Housing Complex, as well as staying at Victoria Landing later on. The last seven and a half years John resided at the Valleyview Care Centre. John was predeceased by his father Adolph in 1965, his mother Olivia in 1971, brother Norman in 1999, and his wife Ruth in 2016. John is survived by his daughter Bev (Don) Webber; his son Brian (Cheryl) Nelson; grandchildren Steve (Jennifer) Webber, Matt Webber (Shauna Semenowich), and Pam Nelson; great-grandchildren Marcus and Preston Wright, and Benjamin and Olivia Webber. John is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family. The Celebration of John's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, June 1, 2019, officiated by Pastor Gary Jennings and followed by a private interment at Danvers Cemetery, R.M of Clanwilliam, MB. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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OSADEC: Lawrence Osadec of Sandy Lake passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Lawrence is survived by his wife Barbara of Sandy Lake; son Jeff (Pamela) and grandchildren Anna and Emilia all of Calgary and sister Sonia Wawryk of Winnipeg. The funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sandy Lake with interment to follow in the parish cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Community in Bloom, Sandy Lake or the Minnedosa Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.raesfs.ca.
Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson in care of arrangements (204)759-2160.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PHINNEY: Our hearts are broken as we announce the passing of Scott Matthew Phinney on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 38 years. Scott will be sadly missed by his mother Janette; father Larry; twin brother Mark (Christin) and family; step-sister Ange and family; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Scott was born in Brandon and moved with his family to Alexander where he spent most of his school years. It was there that he developed a love of country life and the outdoors, which continued throughout his life. Scott moved back to Brandon after finishing high school and attending college, and worked in construction. After work and on the weekends he could often be found casting a fishing rod at one of his favourite spots. Scott was a private, low-key kind of guy and will always be remembered for his kindhearted, gentle manner. Scott’s service and interment were held privately. He was laid to rest at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Scott may be made to the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba, 129B 12th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 4L8. For those who love with heart and soul, there are no goodbyes. Scott is home in the arms of God, held and healed. Scott, we will miss you dearly until we see your smiling face again.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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RATHWELL: Passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the age of 61 years, Kerry David Rathwell, of Wawanesa, MB. Kerry leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Tannis (nee Gullett), daughter Branyn (Thomas) Brown of Wawanesa, son Bradley Rathwell (Jenny Steele) of Belmont, grandchildren Braylee, Turner and Hadley; mother Audrey Rathwell of Brandon, brother Audiss (Debora) Rathwell of Killarney, sister Tannis (Clark) Leachman of Wawanesa as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Wesley Rathwell in 2011. A Celebration of Kerry's life will be held on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Wawanesa Community Hall with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Kerry's memory to any of the Wawanesa Local Charities or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.willmorchapel.com. Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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STUDER: Elaine Studer, of Virden, Manitoba beloved wife of Dale Studer and loving mother of Patricia, Cory, and Tyler, passed away at Virden Health Centre ,Virden Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the age of 68 years. Funeral services will be held at Virden Legion Hall, Virden on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Linda Clark officiating. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice in memory of Elaine.
E-mail messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolences atcarscaddenfuneralchapel.comG.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virdenin care of arragements
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TAYLOR: Brian Lloyd Taylor. On Wednesday May 29, 2019 with his wife and family at his side, passed away at Virden Health Centre. Brian was born in Virden hospital March 4, 1946 to Stanley and Nellie Taylor of Reston, MB. He spent his childhood growing up on the family farm in Reston, along with his only brother Ross. On July 10, 1976 Brian married Pat Henley. They had two sons: Daniel James Taylor, born November 15, 1979, Alexander John Taylor (Sandy) born September 15, 1981. Brian loved farming and worked many other jobs after leaving farming. He worked First Nations farming in Strathclair and Birtle, MB. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Virden and District Health Auxiliary, PO Box 2526 Virden, MB, R0M 2C0 or a charity of your choice in memory of Brian.
2019-07-13 issue of the Brandon Sun

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WINTLE: Robert George (Bob) Wintle, beloved husband of Elaine (Henwood), dad to Shawn (Christine) and Jodi Finlay, gramp to Cailin and Claire Finlay, passed away Thursday, June 27 at Westview Lodge, Boissevain, Manitoba. Bob was born August 7, 1940 at Deloraine, Manitoba to parents George and Bridget (Devlin) Wintle and brother to Fred. He grew up on the family farm and attended Hazeldean School until grade 8. His parents moved into Deloraine where he attended the old Deloraine Collegiate. He proudly displayed sketches of these buildings. Bob began his mercantile career at Stewart’s Market and Robinson’s Store in Deloraine. He spent a year at Oxbow Co-op and then began his Boissevain Journey at McLeod’s Store and Gowles’s Furniture. In 1968 he opened his own business Bob’s Home Furnishings on Main Street in Boissevain. Here he was able to use his creative flair and talent with colors, design and displays, delivering too many homes all over the South-West. Sears Catalogue Sales was added along with Valley Royal Travel. In about 1986 Bob sold his building and then worked for Coxworths Stats Canada and extended his Wassawa Tours to Bob’s Tours where he met many clients who became friends. He had a caring heart for seniors and many fun casino trips ensued. Community minded Bob served on the Westview Lodge Board for 13 years, was an active lion, chaired the Heart Fund, made Seniors Meals and was active in the conservative party both federally and provincially from Walter Dinsdale days on. His seasoned displays at our home on Mile Rd. were anticipated and enjoyed by many. Bob and Elaine, the Deloraine school teacher were married in 1964 and began their years in Boissevain. We were blessed with the arrival of Patrick Shawn in 1969 and Tanis Jodine in 1971 and granddaughters Cailin (2000) and Claire (2005). Bob’s Irish dancers of whom he was so proud. Our summers at our cabin at Lake Metigoshe hold many special memories with family and friends as well as camping trips east and west, travels to Disney world, Costa Rica and Florida. Bob was predeceased by his parents, brother Fred, sister-in-law Edna, brother-in-law’s Gren and Don Henwood and two infant sisters Doreen and Alice. He leaves his immediate family and special nephew and nieces Alan (Laura) Wintle, Arlene (Sid) Patterson, Peggy Hobbs (Dwayne Murray), Patty Billiaut (Randy), Doreen Vanhove (Don), Connie Leopkey, Gaylene Postnikoff, sister-in-law Arlene Henwood. Funeral service was held Wednesday, July 3rd at St. Paul’s United Church with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Burial took place at Boissevain, Cemetery. Rest in peace, Bob. Love abides. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Rev. Doug Craig for his wonderful service, to Karen Kemps and Harold Kuipers for the lovely musical selections, to Brenda Lyons as pianist, to Arlene Patterson for her poem, to Rona Watt-Neufeld for sharing memories, to the ladies of St. Paul’s for the lovely lunch and to all those who attended the service from near and far; for food, cards, flowers, messages and visits. We thank you so much. A special thank you to Westview Lodge staff. You are great and Bob so appreciated each of you. Thank you Patti and Jon Medwid for all you have done for us in our time of sorrow. You are special. And to Paul and Missy of Wheatland Funeral Service, your kindness made a tough job easier.
Sincerely, Elaine Wintle, Shawn, Christine, Jodi, Cailin and Claire.
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PAINE: Mrs. Shirley Josephine “Jo” Paine (née Tomlinson) passed away on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 401 1 St. Street at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Christopher Evetts officiating. Donations in memory of Jo may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-07-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BURGESS: Gordon “Gord” Morris Burgess passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Gord will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dot, sons Mike (Alison) and Mark (Tammy) as well as five grandchildren. A Celebration of Gord’s Life will be held at Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Gord may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care” or to “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-07-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COLQUHOUN: Darlene Sonya of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Palliative Unit of the Brandon Regional Health Centre, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s; at the age of 83 years. Darlene was born in 1936 and was raised in the northend of Brandon. Mom married Keith in 1957 and shortly after started their family. Daughters Kathy and Connie grew up in an amazing extended family, full of love and Ukrainian traditions, grandparents and greatgrandparents. Darlene worked many years and just loved her job, greeting the public. She was truly the “Deli Queen” at Stan’s IGA and other locations. She retired early to care for Keith but always missed her work life. Family was her greatest joy, especially her two grandsons. She had tons of energy, she was always busy and rarely would sit down and relax. She volunteered for years at the Ukrainian National Reading Association, she really loved all the ladies at the hall and spoke of them often. Darlene was the best cook and baker and made thousands of perogies, for family, friends, and the hall. Darlene always had a green thumb growing the most amazing veggies and flowers. Rarely did a weed escape her hoe and she always canned tons of garden goodness for her family. She baked dozens of cookies for her grandsons and they have the fondest memories of grandma making them restaurant style breakfasts when she got them off to school. Darlene was always fond of gambling and together with Keith’s family they spent many hours around Clare’s poker table. Rarely did she miss a day at the Brandon Shoppers Mall having coffee with her friends, what a great gang. Darlene was preceded in death by her loving husband Keith in 2015. She is survived by her daughters: Kathy (Bruce) and Connie (Gary); grandsons: Gerrad (Kevin) and Brayden (Ana); brother Alec (Lynn) and sisters-in-law: Vel (Alan) and Shirley (Bill). A private family service will held at a later date at the Brandon Cemetery. Mom would want to hug every staff member at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, especially Kerry, CGP, and the Palliative Unit staff. Her family wants all these amazing health care providers to know how much they appreciated and understood that the behaviours were a function of the Alzheimer’s and not the loving, kind and caring mother we knew. Donations in memory of Darlene can be made to theBrandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, ‘Geriatric Psychiatry or Palliative Care Unit’, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-07-11 issue of the Brandon Sun

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