Monday, January 21st, 2019


DANIELSON: Arnold Denton Danielson, beloved husband of Glynis of 50 years and loving father of Dana, Dawn, Russ, and Kenton, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Funeral service will be held from St. Paul’s United Church – Virden at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 with Linda Clark officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Dyslexia Canada, 420 Weber Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 4E7, in memory of Denton.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel – Virden, in care of arrangements.
2019-01-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

BO: Ha To Bo, 82, succumbed peacefully to cancer on Monday, January 14, 2019, at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ha was born in Saigon, Vietnam to Lu Xuong and Bo Muoi on March 9, 1936, and was the third of four children. He never shied away from hard work and at the tender age of 13, he became a tool and die apprentice, to help support his family. Within 5 years, he had mastered his trade and started his own business. In 1960, he met Nu and they were married 5 years later. Together, they started a successful factory manufacturing cabinet locks, which they ran for over a decade. Following the end of the Vietnam war, Ha and Nu made the difficult decision to leave their home country, to give their children a better life in Canada. Starting a new life in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada was not easy but Ha never regretted it. He was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He worked for 13 years with the City of Brandon Parks Department. Upon retirement, Ha enjoyed spending time at local coffee shops, discussing politics and the weather with anyone who would listen. In 2012, Ha and Nu moved to Winnipeg, where he lived until his passing. Ha is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nu; four children, Michael (Patricia) of Ottawa, Quyen (Patricia) of Seattle, Trac (Tannis) of Calgary, and Dinh (Wade) Bo-Maguire of Winnipeg; ten grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Micaela, Katherine, Matthias, William, Sophie, Tyce, Cade, and Kai; sister, Lai and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and two older brothers. Thank you for the care and support of all of the staff at Brightwater Senior Living, and the WRHA Palliative Care Program. Private interment will be held at Thomson “In the Park” on January 19, 2019. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Ha’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.
Thomson “In The Park”204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to
2019-01-18 issue of the Brandon Sun

MORRISSEAU: The family sadly announce the passing of Lucille Morrisseau, peacefully with family by her side, on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. Lucille was predeceased by her husband Edward Roy Mullens, son Alf, parents Dusty and Marie Morrisseau, sister Irene, brother Earl and sister-in-law Yvonne. She is survived by her son Roy (Cathy), grandchildren Klayton (wife Kara, Konnor, Lukas, Levi) Adam and Dixie; son Ken (Brenda), grandson Kyle; son Ben (granddaughter Megan), grandchildren Richard, Jennifer (great-grandchildren Anthony, Emily), Benjamin, Christopher and Sarah; son Ted; daughter Nancy (Mark), grandchildren Justin (fiancée Teresa, great-granddaughters Gracelynn and Olivia), Amanda (husband Leo, great-grandsons Cayson and Dylan), Kiesha (fiancé Ross, great-grandchildren Elexia, Brynlee, Kyler), Mariah, Payton, Addison; son Danny (Rachel), grandchildren Daniel, Jessie, Katie (Josh); daughter Rose (granddaughter Leezanne). Lucille is also survived by siblings Alice (Fred), Wilfred and Yvonne and sister-in-law Josephine. A time of viewing will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with interment at Crane River Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Lucille may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9.
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2019-01-17 issue of the Brandon Sun

GODON: Francis “Frank” Godon. Frank Godon beloved husband of the late Jane Godon and beloved dad to Beatrice, Frances and Frank as well as their families died January 12, 2019 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 94 years. Funeral Service will take place Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Mennonite Brethren Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Boissevain Cemetery, Boissevain, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Frank may be made to the Juno Beach Centre at their website // or by emailing
Message of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service 204-523-7791
2019-01-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

SHOEMAKER: It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Bernice Shoemaker, who passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Bernice was predeceased by her husband Robert John and son David. She will be sadly missed by daughters Jo-Anne Birnie, Adele Attridge and Tanis Mitchell, sons Darwin and Spencer, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The Celebration of Bernice's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Glenn Ball officiating. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel.
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2019-01-16 issue of the Brandon Sun

BISSON: Surrounded by the love of her family Marie (Mangin) Bisson passed away in the early hours of December 24, 2018. Marie Josephine was born July 18, 1924 to Joseph and Ernestine (Simeons) Mangin, a sister for Louis. Her older brother passed away from appendicitis when Marie was 5 years old. Sadly her mother died September 10, 1936 when Marie was 12, and with 3 younger brothers, she became the “little mother” as her brothers called her. She assumed the role and became quite the baker. Two years later Marie’s father married Elizabeth Murray and the family grew with 3 more brothers and finally a sister. After Marie graduated from Grade 8 she stayed home to help look after the children. Life was hard but Marie also had many happy times with her family and relatives. As young adults Marie and her brothers enjoyed singing and playing music for friends and family. In 1947 Marie met Alcide (Sid) Bisson and they were married on June 14, 1949. They started their married life on the farm at Margaret where they raised their 4 children. Being a homemaker and looking after family were very important to Marie. She spent many hours knitting socks and sweaters for her brothers and her children later on. She could make clothes from hand me downs look like new with her prized sewing machine. Marie sewed most of her own clothes and for her daughters including their wedding dresses. Once she no longer sewed clothes she turned to cabbage patch kids and made complete wardrobes for each baby doll. Marie was very artistic and produced many crafts such as liquid embroidery, ceramics and oil paintings which the children cherish. There was always a garden to tend but Marie loved her flower garden the best and would take a walk around the yard every night to check on the flowers. In October 2002 Sid and Marie moved to an apartment in Killarney when Sid was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He passed away April, 2003 and Marie remained in her apartment until 2012. She enjoyed the friendships she shared there until breaking her second hip after which she moved to Bayside Personal Care Home. From December, 2012 to December, 2018 Marie enjoyed the activities offered, especially the music or when children visited Bayside. Her pleasant manner won her many friends with the staff, residents and their families. She was always thankful for the wonderful care she received from all the staff and the family is very appreciative of the respect and care shown to their mother. Marie was predeceased by her husband Sid, her parents Joseph and Ernestine, her in laws Philippe and Sarah Bisson, her step mother Elizabeth, her brothers Louis, Gerard, Emile and Louis. She was also predeceased by several in laws. Left to mourn her passing are her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Daughter Rita (Ken) Shackel; Steven (Leanna) Nora and Mia; Jason (Kali) Blakely and Braelyn; Cheryl; daughter Linda (Albert) Lamy; Colleen (Craig) Halls, Michaela and Kristen; Michael, Bayley, Jaden and Liam; Darryl (Nicole) Scarlett and Lincoln; son Father Paul Bisson; son David Bisson, Joshua and Josephine. Also left to mourn are her 3 brothers, Frank (Madeline), George (Emilienne) and John Mangin, and her sister Theresa (Raymond) Faucher and their families. There are also many brothers and sisters in-laws, nieces and nephews who will miss her quiet strength. Prayers were held at Wheatland Funeral Chapel Sunday, December 30, 2018. Funeral Services were held Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Felix de Valois church at 11:00 a.m. with Father Paul Bisson and Father Philip Malayil officiating. Also in attendance were Fr. Gerald Langevin, Fr. Wayne Morrissey, Fr. Art Seaman, and Fr. Michael Nault. Fr. Darius Biliran with Archbishop Richard Gagnon speaking on the importance of mothers in our lives. Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to Bayside Personal Care Home, Box 5000, Killarney, MB, R0K 1G0.
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2019-01-15 issue of the Brandon Sun

FARNELL: Stewart Farnell, husband, father, grandpa, brother, friend and coach, of Onanole, MB formally of Brandon, MB passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre on January 7, 2019 at the age of 77 years. Survived by wife Helga, sons Sean (Monica), Jason (Kristie) and grandchildren Charli-Shaylene, Jordan and Parker as well as brother Phillip (Jan). A celebration of his life will be held this summer at his favourite place in the world and his home, Clear Lake, MB. Stew touched many lives in his 77 years. Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
White’s Funeral HomeMinnedosa in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868Messages of condolence may be placed online at
2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

DUNHAM: William "Bill" Knox, age 83 years, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Fairview Home. Predeceased by his parents and first wife, Evelyn Anne Dunham, Bill is survived by partner Pat Chambers, sons Paul, John and Charles (Bernice) and five grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Betty Forester, brother Jim Dunham, step-children Michael (Sonja) Chambers, Michelle (Shawn) Mayhew and Marlon (Shirley) Chambers and seven step-grandchildren. A Memorial Reception will be held in Neepawa, Manitoba at a later date. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to charity of choice.
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2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

DAVIES: Lee Hughes Davies, October 23, 1943 - June 12, 2018. Lee was born in Brandon and from an early age loved life to the fullest. As a teen he played football with the Brandon Krugers and at Brandon College sang with the Minnesingers folk group. The heritage family home in Brandon and the cottage at Clear Lake hosted Lee’s many friends. Lee worked for Bell Canada in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. In 1967 he married Virginia Carolyn Ferguson. Son Robert was born in Willowdale and then Andrew in Ottawa. Lee was seconded to Northern Telecom and moved his family to Texas and later to Atlanta where the boys married and are raising their families. Lee enjoyed fixing things, gardening, travel, golf, and a good martini. Sadly Lee died suddenly at his home in North Port, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Joan and Humphrey Davies; his Uncle Eric Davies; and by his wife Ginny who died on May 8, 2010. He is survived by Rob (Liz, grandsons Carter and Finn); Andrew (Jenni, grandson Brigham); brother Clair (Valerie); nephews Mark (Kris, Shelby, Kiefer), Owen (Wendy, Cameron, Quinn) and Ro Davies (Addie, Hunter, Marilla); niece Shauna White (Ted, Nolan, Ava, Rhys). A private family Celebration of the Lives of Lee and Ginny was held at the Davies home on Vancouver Island on December 28, 2018 and then the ashes of Lee and Ginny were set afloat on a small burning raft in Craig Bay on the Strait of Georgia where the ashes of Joan and Humphrey had been scattered in 2001. These special family members are sadly missed but will remain forever in our hearts.
2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

BELL: Wilma June Bell (Fleming) passed away peacefully at the Hamiota & District Health Centre on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Wilma will be lovingly remembered by her husband Evan Bell, children Garnet (Carol), Brenda (Robert), and Colleen (Norm), son-in-law Mel, and grandchildren Shaun, Cody, Billie, and Bo. A come and go celebration of Wilma’s life will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. at Kenton Memorial Hall. A private interment will be held at a later date. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Wilma’s memory to: A Port In The Storm, Box 85, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 3B4.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

BATES: Broderick Crawford Bates, age 54 years, passed away unexpectedly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. A Celebration of Broderick's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with viewing prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Broderick may be made to Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Westman Regional Office, Room 140-340-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6C2.
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2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

ARDAGH: Alice June (Hunt) passed away peacefully at the Hartney Community Health Centre on December 25, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Alice was predeceased by her husband Bill Ardagh, daughter June, parents Robert and Jessie Hunt, brothers George and Ernie, sister Gwen and half brothers Frank, Arthur and Robert. Alice is survived by sons Greg (Joy), Ian and her daughter Janice. Grandchildren: Allison, Melissa (Gerry), Melinda, Jonathon, Jasmine (Jamie), Jamie (Shane). Great grandchildren: Dakota, Phoenix, Aries, Hailey, Brendan, Julia, Chevy, Jordan, Abby. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was born on June 11, 1923 at Dropmore, Manitoba to Robert and Jessie (Pope) Hunt. Alice was employed at #7 A.O.S. Airbase in Portage la Prairie servicing airplanes. She joined the C.A.A.C. serving in Montreal. She had a brief teaching position in the Cavell School District. After her family was of school age she worked part time at the Hartney Hospital and later took a full time position there until her retirement. Alice enjoyed spending holidays with family, gardening and visiting with friends. Her years were full of hard work, hard times, changing times and good times along with new inventions. Throughout those years she had many laughs, cooked many meals and fed numerous people. Alice took pride in being part of the Hartney Hospital staff; she had many friends and memories from the past and present. She was nothing short of an extraordinary mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A funeral service was held at the Hartney Centennial Centre with interment in the Hartney Cemetery. The family would like to thank Hartney Community Health Centre Doctors and staff, Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, the Lauder Colony Choir, Hartney Men and Women Legion members, Hartney Choir and Karen Barrows. Thank you for all who attended Alice’s funeral service along with everyone who had a part in Alice’s life throughout her life journey. In memory of Alice donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 280, Hartney, Manitoba, R0M 0X0.
2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

FEDOROWICH: Aldene Emma Fedorowich, January 6, 1924 to December 25, 2018. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Aldene “Dene” Emma Fedorowich on Tuesday, December 25th at the Hartney Community Health Center. She leaves behind her eldest daughter Bonnie (Clarke), Don and sons, Darryl and Michael (Janet) and youngest daughter, Lana (Minary) Brad. Her dear sister Marilyn MacIntyre, sisters-in-law, Mary Fedorowich, Anne Fedorowich and Vi Henderson. Her adoring 14 grandchildren which included Curtis (Coral), Darla (Wade) Leslie, Ryan (Beth), Tara (Jude) Jordan, Cory, Matty-Lynn, Frankie, Emma, Harrison, Abigail, Lydia, Brett, Reid and Kyle and seven great-grandchildren Cambria, Cassidy, Charles, Cash, Vaughn, Asher and Ellice. Several nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Frank Fedorowich, her beloved sons Curtis and Garnet, loving parents, George and Winifred Henderson, and brothers, Norman and Donald. She was raised in Sault Ste. Marie, ON and was the second of four children. She completed her Grade 13 at Sault Collegiate and went on to work as a telephone operator at the Bell Telephone. She would meet her future husband, Frank in the winter of 1943 at the Sault. Dad would then relocate her to the Prairies of Lauder, MB in the fall of 1945. She would live with her future in-laws until they married on January 16, 1946 in the Lauder United Church. Known to many as “Dene”, she was a wonderful loving and giving person who endured many tribulations of her first years in Lauder including the harsh prairie winters, no electricity or running water. Frank owned and operated a small repair shop attached to their home from 1947 to 1963 (purchased from Earl Ramsey). Mother would prepare delicious meals for any and all who stopped at our home. She was a gracious host and often didn’t have much notice that she would have extra guests stopping by. Dad would later have the Lauder Service & Welding shop moved up the street in 1963. They also raised cattle and many times mom would be seen feeding orphaned baby calves a bottle in our back yard. She grew a large garden and always canned many delicious vegetables. They would go on to raise 6 beautiful children, Bonnie, Garnet, Curtis, Darryl, Michael and Lana all in the same home that they humbly began as a married couple. Later in 1966, the devastating loss of their sweet young son, Curtis would further test her resilience and faith. Her children would go onto have several grand-babies and she was the most involved and loving grandmother. She adored each and every one of her grandchildren cherishing each moment of laughter they provided. She would also be blessed with seven great-grandchildren. She touched the lives of all whom were fortunate to meet her. Her gentle and patient nature was always constant. Mom’s cheerful personality, her optimism, generosity and wicked sense of humor were admired by all. She was extremely artistic and her hand-writing was a trade-mark that was appreciated and loved by all who received a card or letter from her. Many of her children recall her “assisting” them with an art or writing project for school but having to remind her to not complete it perfectly or our teachers would catch onto our antics. She was an avid reader, enjoying her newspapers, a cat enthusiast who shared the moto “A home is not a home without a cat”. She was a wonderful cook and created the best soups, ribs and spaghetti and meatballs to mention a few. She was always so patient, kind and humorous which made her so well-liked by all. She was known for her beautifully painted long fingernails and jewelry always adorned her fingers. Bracelets and necklaces were also her trademark, she always was complimented on her style! She kept up on the trends and continued to wear blue jeans into her 90’s! She loved the simplicity of eating a cinnamon bun with peanut butter, a plain hamburger and indulged in the odd room-temperature beer. Laughter and reminiscing of years past was a favorite for us all. She would lose Frank in April of 1988. Her eldest son, Garnet would pass in 2013. She would continue to live in her home at Lauder until June of 2013 when she had a stroke at the age of 89. Again she would show us her determination and strength and when she could not return to her home, she resided in Deloraine with the assistance of homecare. In the fall of 2016 she began residing at the Hartney Community Health Center until her passing. Her no “fuss or muss” attitude was unmistakable and muchly appreciated by all the staff. She would never want to inconvenience anyone and often never asked for anything in return. A celebration of her life was held on December 31st at the Lauder United Church. Her wishes were to be cremated and there will be a private family interment at a later date. The family would like to thank the following: Hartney Community Health Center staff and Dr. Cram, Ministers Beth McLean, Reverend Margaret Kristjanson, Lauder United Church Choir, Lauder Community Ladies and the surrounding Lauder Community for their loving support, expressions of sympathy and donations in our mother’s memory. Donations may be made in memory of Aldene to the Lauder Hall or Lauder Cemetery Fund.
“If your heart is breaking give it to God to mend”
2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun

FRANZ: Margaret Franz passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Personal Care Home on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the age of 94 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Peter, one daughter, three sons and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Mennonite Church, 951-10th Street, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ken Quiring officiating. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 4K9. Complete obituary information to follow.
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2019-01-12 issue of the Brandon Sun