Monday, November 19th, 2018


GRAHAM: Patricia Marion, December 9, 1929 – November 2, 2018. On November 2nd, Patricia Graham passed away peacefully in Cochrane, Alberta. She was surrounded by friends, family and music as she slipped away. Pat was shaped by both the Great Depression and World War II growing up in Oak Lake, Manitoba. Scholarships allowed her to attend the University of Manitoba and she graduated with a degree in Home Economics in 1950. In 1951 Pat married Gordon Graham, a young man she had met at the U of M, and the two went farming. As a “townie” Pat had a lot to learn about farming but over the years she adapted well and became a driving force behind their expanding enterprise. She kept the household, managed the books and became a mean combine operator as well. Pat was also busy off the farm. She was involved in the establishment of the Farm Women’s Network in Manitoba, was an enthusiastic supporter of the canola industry through the Canola Council of Canada and a long-time columnist for the agricultural publication Grainews writing on bookkeeping and farm business. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Telephone System advocating for better service for rural customers. In 1988 she was awarded the YWCA Distinguished Woman of the Year Award in Agriculture. After retirement Pat and Gord moved to Cochrane, Alberta where she became embedded in the community. When Gord fell ill Pat was devoted to his care and became a key member of the Bethany Family Council working to improve the environment for residents. Pat also recognized the benefits of warm water therapy for those suffering from Parkinson’s and other conditions. She became one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the new warm water therapy pool in Cochrane which formally opened in 2018. Pat was admired and loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by friends and her family, son Perry and daughter Nancy, their spouses Louise and Don and her wonderful five grandchildren, Morgan, Tom, Trish, Derek and Emma. The family wishes to formally recognize Pat’s neighbour, friend and “daughter”, Cathy Reid, for the exceptional care that she gave to Pat during the last months of her life. It was truly an act of love. Donations may be made to the Cochrane Warm Water Therapy Pool Society or the Cochrane Bethany Family Council. A joint Memorial Service for Pat and Gord will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church (404 – 4th Avenue N., Cochrane). An Interment Ceremony will be held at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon, Manitoba on December 8 at noon.
Condolences may be forwarded through Cochrane Country Funeral Home Ph: 403-932-1039
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

DUNCAN: Judith Allyn Duncan (nee Henderson), age 72, peacefully passed away on Monday, October 29 at the Boissevain Health Center, Boissevain, Manitoba. From her birth in Winnipeg, on July 19, 1946 to her death on Monday, she nourished people around her with food, love, and humor. She was born to Robert and Verna (Jorgenson) Henderson and was the middle of three girls. She was a voracious reader from an early age, loved animals, puzzles, and all of the arts. In her prime, Judi was very proud to be able to hit the high E note with ease. After graduating from high school, she started nursing school in Victoria, British Columbia. Judi’s big green eyes and voluptuous figure caught the eye of Murray Duncan of Delta, British Columbia. Their date to the Sound of Music sealed the deal. Judi and Murray married on November 12, 1966 in Crescent Beach, British Columbia. They were the first married couple in St. Mark’s Anglican Church. The young couple began their life together: first lived in 100 Mile House, British Columbia; next moved to the Janz farm west of Boissevain, Manitoba and welcomed their first daughter; then to Crescent Beach, British Columbia; back to 100 Mile House, British Columbia and welcomed their second daughter, followed by a move to White Rock, British Columbia and welcomed their third daughter; they then moved to Merritt, British Columbia; after that to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia; and finally their family settled in Boissevain, Manitoba where they resided since 1974. Judi was very active in her community for many years. Her very first job was working for Drs. McPhail. She worked for Investors Group and CJRB. Judi kept Jack in line at J.R. Johnston’s Chartered Accountants. She finally opened her hairdressing salon, Smart & Sassy, where her faithful companion Daisy warmed many laps. Judi became a member of Beta Sigma Phi right after the birth of her last daughter, and the sisterhood continued throughout her life. She volunteered her time with the Arts West Council, Boissevain Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels, directing plays with the Boissevain Community Theatre, doing calligraphy for many high school graduations, and Ducks Unlimited. After her retirement, Judi enjoyed her service on the Palliative Care Group and for Snazzy Seconds. Left to honour Judi and emulate her love are her three girls: Melissa (Mick) Chabluk, Tricia (Garry) Griffin, and Sarah (Eric) Ambeault. The lights of her life; her four grandchildren: Quin, Magan, Connor, and Aliya. Her beloved sisters: Dian (Jim) Tulip, Heather (Gordie) Duncan, and her brother-in-law Kenny (Bev) Duncan. She adored all of her nieces and nephews: Michael, Heather, Maureen, Christopher, Christie, Andrew, Bryan, and Greg. Judi was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Hal and Kay Duncan, grandson Logan Chabluk, nephew Neal Duncan, and stepmother Polly Henderson. Judi will be remembered as a positive contributor to the community of Boissevain, and made everyone she met feel valued. She was a true and loyal friend. Judi mothered many other “daughters”, whom she opened her home to until the end. Judi treated the Strain family as her own, with Maddy and AJ stepping in for her grandchildren who lived so far away. A private interment took place at the Boissevain Cemetery. A come and go memorial reception was held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Boissevain Curling Club. The Duncan family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Nell, all the caring staff at the Boissevain Hospital, and her “sock ladies” for their years of friendship, attentiveness, and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Judi’s name to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation.
Wheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

DODD: Donna Lea Dodd "Doddsy", beloved mother of Grady Manson and Canda Monita (née Manson), passed away peacefully at her home in Brandon on Friday, November 2, 2018. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in the summer of 2019. Complete obituary with service date and details will be published in advance of the service.
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2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

CAMPBELL: Donald Currie Kenneth Campbell of Baldur, MB, passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Currie leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 67 years Leola (nee Johnson), daughters Currine Campbell of Wetaskiwin, AB, Connie (Eldon) Neilson of Winnipeg and Carol (Randy) Dyck of Landmark, MB as well as seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A Come & Go Celebration of Currie's life will be held on Saturday, December 8 2018 at the Baldur Memorial Hall, commencing at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Friends that so desire,memorial donations can be made by
Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 204-827-2480.
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

BURCH: Gertrude Emily "Kit" Burch, of Brandon, wife of the late Donald Burch, passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Gertrude was born at Tilshead, Wiltshire, England on May 30, 1927. Gertrude will be laid to rest with her husband Donald, in a private ceremony. Donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or to a charity of choice.
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2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRUCE: It is with sadness that the family shares the peaceful passing of Doug Bruce, age 70, on October 12, 2018 at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC. Doug was born in Brandon, MB on April 12, 1948. Doug and Cheryl were married for 45 years, and moved family to White Rock area 1982. Doug was active in his community and was always busy with kids, sports and many community activities. Doug continued with his love of sports, playing hockey and golf and he loved Pebble Beach! Doug loved animals and he and his family fostered dogs and had a number of them as family over the years. Until his health did not permit Doug was a regular attendee at the Boys of Brandon luncheons. Doug was a loving father and he leaves to mourn his three children, Tyler (Mahadvi), Kylie (Karl) and Stephen (Chrissy). He also leaves a much loved grandchild Keirnan. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice. If you would like to leave a message for his family please use
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

BOULET: Jean “John” Boulet passed away surrounded by his loving family at the St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday, October 15th at the age of 52. Jean will be deeply missed by his wife Lynette, children Kendal (Samantha) and Alanna (Michael) Peterson, parents Felicien and Eveline, siblings Henri (Bonnie), Maurice (Julie), Roger, Laurent (Marcelle), Gisele (Luc) Corriveau, Jeannine (Nyle), Gerald (Tanya) and many nieces and nephews. Jean was born on December 1st, 1965 in Killarney, Manitoba. Jean graduated from Killarney Collegiate in 1984 and moved to Brandon to further his carpentry skills at Assiniboine Community College. Jean married the love of his life, Lynette Boisvert, on October 11, 1986. In 1988, Jean and Lynette welcomed their son Kendal into the world. In 1992, they welcomed their daughter Alanna. Jean cherished his family above all else. They enjoyed many road trips across Canada and Jean always lived life to the fullest. His children remember him as a loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Jean was a gifted carpenter and had a passion for woodworking. He developed his skills over a number of years and most recently with Contractors Corner in Brandon. Jean enjoyed many laughs and good times with his work family over the last few years. Jean loved fishing and camping with family, summer was never long enough for him. He was a loyal Brandon Wheat Kings fan, but the Montreal Canadiens had his heart. Jean’s smile was never bigger than when he was with his wife and children, he cherished the times they shared. Jean was always willing to help anyone in need and never shied away from making new friends. The Mass of Christian Burial to honor Jean’s Life was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as Celebrant. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 566 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0G7. A special thanks to our extended family and friends who have given us much support and encouragement through this difficult time. Jean will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
"Until we meet again". Expressions of sympathymay be made
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

BICKERTON: William (Bill) Bickerton. It is with sadness and much love we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa who passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 82. Bill will be missed so much by his wife, partner and best friend Jude of 57 years. He was blessed with four children: Sharon, Barry (Angela), Karen, and Dan (Marnie), who were all there for their dad during his 2 1/2 months in the hospital. Bill is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, his sister Kate Holt and many nieces and nephews. Bill was the second youngest of 10 kids and was born and raised in Elkhorn, a town and farming community that was always very special to him. He would take any opportunity to go back for a visit or even just for a drive around the various family farms. Bill was a paratrooper in the army for 3 years before starting a 35 year career with MTS as a lineman, and worked his way up in the construction field as construction foreman. He always spoke very fondly of his career with MTS as well as the many friends he made throughout those years. Bill loved following the kid’s hockey, was a long time Brandon Wheat King fan, and enjoyed watching Toronto Blue Jays and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. A Celebration of Billl’s life was held on September 5, 2018 and the outpouring of support was overwhelming. Bob Bickerton and Bert Perey’s contributions to the program were greatly appreciated and their kind words represented both family and friends. Thank you to everyone for being so supportive over these past few months. A special thank you to Bert Perey who brightened many of Bill’s days over coffee or Happy Hour. To Earl and Wenda Wood thank you for being there for Mom at such a difficult time.
“Forever loved and missed”Judy and family
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROGERS: It is with heavy hearts, but wonderful memories, that the family of Elizabeth Barbara Rogers (Ralph) announce her passing at almost 98 years old. Elizabeth was born in on November 27, 1920 and entered Heaven’s gates on November 4, 2018 to be with her predeceased lifetime love and husband Raymond Wilton Rogers. Elizabeth lived a long and fulfilling life and will be lovingly remembered by her three children and their spouses, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, who she enjoyed many visits and laughter with. Elizabeth moved from England as a child with her parents Gerald and Morwenna Ralph, and her siblings Muriel and Gerald where she grew up in the Clearwater area. She married in 1939 to Raymond with whom she had three children, Linda (Keown), Faye (Mitchell), and Raymond, where they settled in Cromer, MB after her husband Raymond returned from World War 2. Over the years, they lived in Elgin, Brandon, Winnipeg, and Killarney, and Elizabeth worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office. Elizabeth was an avid curler and enjoyed watching curling and the Bombers football games. After her husbands passing, Elizabeth resided in Brandon for many years where she enjoyed numerous hours tending to her big beautiful garden and flowers. Elizabeth was a very kind, caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandma, and will truly be missed. Thank you to the staff at Victoria Landing, and most recently, River Ridge Retirement Residence in Winnipeg for their care of Elizabeth. Private Services will be held for the family.
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

VROOMAN: Echo Vrooman, beloved mom of Breezey, Chad, Cruz and Chace, grandma of Ella Phillips and Blake Vrooman died November 6, 2018 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 55 years. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Neelin Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Echo may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
2018-11-10 issue of the Brandon Sun

NIZNOWSKI: Tina. Peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018, Tina passed away into the arms of our Lord. She is survived by her sister Stella (Frank) Sitko and her brother Walter (Sonia) Maydaniuk, sisters-in-law Lesia Niznowski, Joyce Niznowski, brother-in-law Ed Pratt, and many nieces and nephews. Tina was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Cora (Topolnisky) as well as her siblings Anne, Jean, Frank and Peter. Tina was born at Zaporoza, Manitoba in 1930. Due to an early childhood injury, she faced a life filled with physical challenges. She persevered with tenacious determination through illness and disability. She volunteered countless hours at the Health Sciences Centre, earning many awards recognizing her commitment and effort. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her smiles and chats. She loved everyone’s visits and especially looked forward to seeing her faithful and cherished friend, Eleanor. Tina resided at Deer Lodge Centre for 20 years. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the caring and compassionate staff from Towers 5 and 7, namely Dr. J. Alexy, Karen , Carolyn, Mary Lou, Nicole, Shannon, Tom, Binta, Vanessa and many others. Prayers will be said on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg with Fr. Eric Giddins officiating. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olha, Manitoba with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy presiding. Interment to follow. Pallbearers will be Glen Niznowski, Daryl Drozda, Arden Madill, Florence Sitko, Raymond Sitko, and Wendell Kolsun.
2018-11-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

NIZNOWSKI: Tina Niznowski. Peacefully on Monday, November 5th, 2018 , Tina passed away into the arms of our Lord. Prayers will be said on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg with Fr. Eric Giddins officiating. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olha, Manitoba with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy presiding. Interment to follow. Complete obituary to be published in Friday’s Edition.
2018-11-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

BURNETT: Jody Dean Burnett. It is with great sadness we announce that Jody passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit in Brandon with family by his side. Jody was born in Brandon on September 22, 1975 and passed away November 2, 2018. He is survived by his partner Cindy Hardy and family, sons Garrett and Jayden, parents Darlene and Don, sister Jacquie, uncles, aunts and nephews. Jody grew up and attended schools in Brandon. He worked in the construction industry in the area until his health failed. Well known for his humour and love of life he was always willing to help others out. Many thanks to friends and neighbors for their help over the last 18 months. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff in Palliative Care who made his last few weeks as comforting as possible. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 1:00- 3:00 p.m at Central United Church, 327-8th Street. Casual attire.
2018-11-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

HYDE: Irene Stella Hyde, age 89 years, beloved mother of Gordon, Brenda and David, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, November 5, 2018. The Celebration of Irene's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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2018-11-07 issue of the Brandon Sun