Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Obituaries

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GALLOWAY: Wayne Galloway passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the age of 80 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 451 18th Street, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wayne may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Western Manitoba Cancer Centre,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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DONOGH: Ethel Mary Donogh was born on May 18, 1916 in the family home at 844 4th Street in Brandon, and later moved to 1525 Louise Avenue. She was the second oldest of 7 children born to Herbert and Florence Mary Gratton. Ethel married Allan Johnson Donogh, a mechanic at Butcher & Sons on June 27, 1940. They lived in Brandon for 5 years and for a short time they farmed near the Kirkham's Bridge area. Son Glen was born on October 5, 1947 and later that year they purchased a farm in the Cornwallis District. In 1952 they purchased a farm in the Moorepark, Justice Area. Allan passed away on December 12, 1960 and Ethel moved to town in the fall of 1961. She later purchased a house in Brandon on 19th Street in 1963, then the current house on 22nd Street in 1968. Ethel was employed at the Brandon General Hospital in early years and when she moved back to Brandon she worked at Fairview Home for 14 years before retiring early to take care of her mother. She took great pride in her vegetable garden and flowers. Ethel drove her car until she gave up her license at 100 years old. She was always active in church and family events. She had failing health issues in the spring of 2018 and moved to Hillcrest Place in April of that year. Ethel passed this world in the late evening of Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She will be remembered by her son Glen, family and all that knew her. A Celebration of Ethel's Life was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Memories Chapel. Pastor Ron Pierce officiated. Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MOORE: It is with great sadness the family of Dorothy Moore share the news of her passing on March 10, 2019 at the age of 91 at Fairview Home.Dorothy was born in the RM of Boulton, near Inglis on June 21, 1927 to Mae and Harrison Muir. They moved to Russell, Manitoba when Mom was three. On February 22, 1946 she married the love of her life, our Father, Arthur Moore. In the fifty-three years of their marriage, they raised six daughters and three sons. Mom will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Pat (Barry), Carolyn (Greg), Mickey (Doug), Doug (Norine), Brenda (Richard), Linda, Gary, Tracey, and daughter-in-law, Dianne (Elwin), twenty grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Arthur, son Don, sons-in-law Dwight, Charlie, and Harry, and grand-daughters Megan and Makaja. Growing up, Mom loved riding horses and helping on the farm. She loved to sing and yodel. Mom and Dad loved to travel. They enjoyed camping and they were especially fond of going out west in their "caravans" with their sons and daughters. Mom was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3, Army and Navy, Unit #10, and Crocus Seniors Club. Mom loved her bingo, shuffleboard, and cribbage. Mom touched many lives, and those that knew her, came to respect her sense of humour, as well as her love and commitment towards family and friends. She will be remembered for her quiet, gentle, and caring nature as well as the example she set through her strength, courage, and dignity. The family is grateful for the wonderful care and kindness Mom received from the staff at Fairview. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Groves, Dr. Davis, and Elaine Butler from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3 for all the times she came to visit Mom. She really enjoyed the visits. There will be a service held at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PEARSON: Doris Mae (Bowes), February 11, 1928 - March 9, 2019. The family sadly announces the passing of Doris at the Assiniboine Centre on March 9, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Remaining to forever cherish Doris’ memory are her children Marcia (Michael), Bill (Brenda) and Patty (Perry); grandchildren Lee, Lisa (Joe), Tyler (Jamie), Dani (Chad) and Savannah (Craig); 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Ken Smith and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill; her parents Mary and John Bowes; sisters Mary, Freda, Iris and Grace; and brothers John, Leonard and David. Doris grew up in the Stonewall, Manitoba area. She married her devoted husband, Bill, in 1948 and had a long and happy marriage of 57 years. They lived in Ottawa for ten years then settled in Brandon in 1965. She was an active member of St. Matthews Cathedral, serving on the Altar Guild and Mardi Club. Doris embraced life in Brandon, both as a homemaker and volunteer. She had a love for golfing, playing bridge, gardening and reading but most of all loved entertaining friends and family. Doris loved to laugh and was always first to lend a hand and help others out. Her kind spirit will be missed by many. Our family wishes to extend gratitude to Ken and the kind, caring staff at Homecare and to Dr. Nichol, the nurses and staff at the Assiniboine Centre. A Memorial Service was held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday, March 15, 2019 with The Very Reverend Don Bernhardt and The Right Reverend Jim Njegovan officiating. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to the St. Matthew’s Memorial Fund, 403-13th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4P9.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SHOEMAKER: Vera Margaret Shoemaker passed away at Fairview Personal Care Home on Friday, March 8, 2019 after a lengthy time with dementia and Alzheimer’s at the age of 92 years. Vera was born on November 7, 1926 to Senkler and Edith Snyder. She was raised in Elkhorn, MB and attended school until grade 11. In May of 1943, she married Lawrence Shoemaker. Together Vera and Lawrence raised five children on the farm in the Spring Vale area south of Elkhorn. In 1960, they moved to Elkhorn and completed their family of seven sons and three daughters. Vera was a very active member in many organizations. She was president of the W.I. and the Legion Ladies in Elkhorn. Vera spent many years working in a nursing home until they moved to Brandon. Once the family had settled in Brandon, Vera once again took a job at a nursing home. She worked at Hillcrest Nursing Home from 1971-1988, when she retired. Vera enjoyed curling, playing ball, knitting in her school years and eventually joined the family curling and bowling teams with the A.N.A.F. Unit 10 of Brandon. Vera liked to keep busy and became the president of the Ladies Auxiliary of A.N.A.F for several years. She was also president of the #247 Legion Ladies. Vera was predeceased by her parents Senkler and Edith Snyder, her husband Lawrence, three sisters Alma Ducharme, Katherine McPhail and Gladys Young, three brothers Lorne, Lyle and infant Senkler, two sons Kenneth and Dennis, daughter-in-law Wendy and grandson Scott. Left to mourn are her children Ron (Verna), Larry (Lois), Rick (Darlene), Doug, Rodney (Brenda), Darlene (Harvey) Bryant, Karen (Tom) Rowson, Denise (Brad) Sanderson, two daughters-in-law Colleen and Marylin, 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Vera’s Life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, March 14, 2019 with Kim Lewarne as Celebrant. Donations in memory of Vera may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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VERBOOM: Shurli Verboom (Jan. 17, 1936 - Mar. 9, 2019). Shurli passed away peacefully at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre, Drayton Valley, AB. She is survived by sons Norm (Barb), Dwight (Lois), grandsons Jason and Jamie (Alana), brother Jerry (Olive) Goertzen and family. In honour of Shurli’s wishes there will be no service.
2019-03-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

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HADDOW: Daniel Gray, age 79 years, father to Scott, Tracy and Kim, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 11, 2019. A Celebration of Daniel's Life will take place at the Victoria Inn, Imperial Ballroom, 3550 Victoria Avenue on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Joe Ball officiating. Daniel will be laid to rest, with his late wife Billie, at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Victoria Inn. Donations in memory of Daniel may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
2019-03-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BLODGETT: Alvina passed away peacefully with her partner, Bob, by her side at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the age of 83 years. A Celebration of Alvina’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Minto Cemetery on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Alvina may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-14 issue of the Brandon Sun

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SMART: Shirley M. Smart, beloved wife of Bob Smart and beloved mom to Julie, Jim, Susan and Ken, died March 8, 2019 at Delwynda Court Personal Care Home, Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 87 years old. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Waskada United Church, Waskada Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Waskada Cemetery, Waskada, Manitoba at a later date. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088
2019-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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FOWLER: The family sadly announces the passing of Doreen Fowler at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Doreen’s Life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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LUTEN: The death of Mary Elizabeth Luten occurred at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home on Friday, March 8, 2019. Mary is survived by her children Trevor (Kathy), Christine (Dave) Waud and Mark. A memorial service will be held at a later date with complete obituary information to follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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PEARSON: Doris Mae Pearson, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children, Marcia (Micheal) Pearson, Bill (Brenda) Pearson and Patty (Perry) Coey. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, MB, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with The Very Reverend Don Bernhardt officiating. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to the Friends of St. Matthew’s Fund, 403-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4P9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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BLODGETT: Alvina Blodgett passed away peacefully at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Funeral Service information to follow in Wednesday’s paper.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

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McDONALD: Bernice Marion McDonald, beloved wife of Neil, mother of Tracey McDonald and Kristen (Dallas) Scott, grandmother of Nicholas and MaKenna Scott, and Daniel Fayant, sister of Margaret (Dave) Warriner, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 79 years of age. A graveside service at the Hamiota Cemetery will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernice’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation Inc., Box 671, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to Parkinson Canada, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2.
Messages of condolencecan be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2019-03-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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