Saturday, June 15th, 2019


BULLEE: Gladys Bullee (Pickett) passed away November 7, 2018 at Saint Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge, AB after a lengthy battle with emphysema and dementia. Many thanks go the staff at St. Michael’s and Dr. Jennifer Kennedy for your kind, compassionate care. Gladys was born October 3, 1928 in Antler, SK, youngest child of Robert and Luella Pickett. She grew up on the family farm in Tilston, MB. She married Jacob (Jake) Bullee May 1, 1953. They had 4 children, Trudy, Doris, Jim and Ron. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Robert, John, Herb, Gordon, Thomas, Ralph, Ernest and sisters Bell, Ruth, and Evelyn, husband Jake, and sons, Jim and Ron. She is survived by her daughter Trudy (Garry) Curtis of Brandon, grandchildren Miranda (Derek) Radics, great-grandchildren Logan and Dara Lehman, Terri Curtis, great-granddaughter Adria, Sean Curtis, great-grandson Connor. Daughter Doris (Frank) Maley of Red Deer, AB, grandchildren Courtney (Curtis) Arnold, great-granddaughter Gwen of Winnipeg; Kateland (Robin) Valeti, great-grandchildren Jacob and Mya; and granddaughter Kirsten (Chris) Jones. Granddaughter Christi Holmes (Jason), great-grandchildren Halle, Sadie, Jozie, Eric; grandson Jeffrey, great-grandchildren Jessie, Tabitha, Lilly; granddaughter Nicole Holmes (Jason), great-grandchildren Robert, Shyla, Faith and Bella. Granddaughter Lynda Bullee (Darren), great-grandchildren Alexandra and Harley. Granddaughter Amanda Anderson (Derek), great-grandsons Anthony and Maverick; Grandson Jon (Alana) Bullee.
Celebration of Life -June 13, 2019, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the home of Trudy Curtis, 47 Cherry Cres., Brandon, MB
In keeping with Mom’s wishes, this will be a casual celebration and a time for sharing memories.
Interment - July 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB
In keeping with Mom’s wishes, this will be a casual celebration and a time for sharing memories.
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRIDGEMAN: Marjorie Louise Bridgeman (McLaughlin) passed away on May 30, 2019 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB. Marj was born on September 26, 1923 in Winnipeg, MB. She was the daughter of Thomas and Louise McLaughlin, and grew up in the Moline area. Marj married Bill Bridgeman on June 18, 1942. They farmed in the Moline district until 1993 and continued to live on the farm until they moved to Rivers, MB in 2001. Marj was an active member of the community as a 4-H leader for 10 years, and the secretary/treasurer of the Rapid City Ag Society for 17 years. She was also the Moline news correspondent for the Rivers Gazette and Minnedosa Tribune; faithfully submitting the local news every week. Marj enjoyed playing cards, dancing, curling, baking, reading, gardening, and a good laugh with family and friends. After Bill passed away in 2002, Marj continued to live in Rivers until 2013, when she moved into the Souris Personal Care Home. She relocated back to Rivers in 2015 to the Riverdale Personal Care Home where she was closer to family and friends. Marj is survived by her children: Norman (Beverley) Bridgeman; Bev Newitt; Phyllis (Rod) Veitch, nine grandchildren: Cindy Nolan (Carter); Chad Bridgeman (Valeska); Marty (Kat) Bridgeman; Dallas Bridgeman (Kathy); Bruce (Jen) Newitt; Sheri (Brad) Cholin; Becky (Brent) Ericson; Trevor (Kerry) Veitch; Ryan (Christa) Veitch; 17 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bill; parents Thomas and Louise; sister Anne; brothers Ray and Jack; and son-in-law Barry Newitt. A service to celebrate Marj’s life was held at the Rivers United Church on June 5, 2019 with Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment followed at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marj’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada 800 Rosser Avenue, Unit 1A Town Centre, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5, the Riverdale Personal Care Home Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were with Campbell Funeral Home.
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRADLEY: Bessie Margaret Bradley (Bray) (nee Allen); beloved wife of the late Bill Bradley and Wilbert Bray; mother of Sharon (late George) Watts, Roberta Genialle, Colleen (Dwayne) Smith, and the late Murray Bray; mother-in-law of Judy Bray; passed away at Valleyview Care Centre, Brandon, MB on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 96 years of age. All are welcome to attend a graveside service at the Oak River Cemetery, Oak River, MB on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair if you wish. A reception will follow in the Oak River Memorial Rink Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bessie’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B–457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2; Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2T5; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolencecan be shared Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

ARBOUR: Arthur "Art" Homer Joseph Arbour passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, May 26, 2019 after several months of dealing with cancer. Art was born on October 5, 1937, in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. He was the eldest of seven children born to Homer and Marie Arbour, originally from Montreal. Art’s interests in automobiles and community involvement was a theme in his successful life. Art married Arlene Mayes on April 11, 1958. During his lifetime, Art had several different jobs building up to his career at Thunder Bay Transit in 1967. Art, an avid camper, spent family summers at Silver Lake and this became an Arbour family retreat as his siblings followed with their families. Art developed a passion for antique cars, did many restoration projects, and was a member of the Antique Car Club. Art and Arlene were compassionate with helping others and were active foster parents for more than 20 years. In 1980, the family moved to Brandon, Manitoba where Art took the manager position at Brandon Transit, eventually moving on to the Brandon School Division. Art decided to retire in 2005. During retirement, he continued his passion for camping and was an active member of the Prairie Crocus Good Sam’s Club, as well as his passion for his vegetable garden. Art joined the Masonic Order (Wheat City Lodge #168) in 1982 and another affiliate club (Brandon Shrine Club). During his lifetime in Brandon, Art continued his community involvement with dedication of over 20 years’ service as a volunteer to the Manitoba Winter Fair. Art was predeceased by his parents and twin sisters Dorothy Breiland and Doris McConnel. Art will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Arlene, sons Doug (Diane) of Haileybury, David of Brandon, Darren of Lebanon and daughter Esther (Ben) of Calgary. Art was a loving grandfather to Angela, Michael, Jordan, Aaron, Levi and Sable and three great grandsons, Gavin, Cameron and Cole. He also leaves to mourn his passing his siblings Florence (Maurice) Borden, Maurice (Noella), Wilfred, and Rose (Guy) McLean and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in memory of Art may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Assiniboine Centre (A2, A3), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3, in recognition of the excellent care he received. Please join the family in a celebration of Art’s life at Memories Chapel, 330-18th St. North, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Rest in Peace loving husband, dad and (great) grandpa
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2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

McNEELY: A Celebration of Life. Family, friends, past colleagues of Shirley McNeely (née Popple) are invited to celebrate of her life, her connection to family, and contribution to community. This come and go event will take place at The Dock, 1133 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Come to reminisce and share stories.
Please RSVP before June 19th by emailing
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

RANKIN: Eugene “Gene” Louis Rankin was born at home in Chestertown, New York on September 11, 1937 to parents Eugene Louis Sr. and Gertrude Rankin. After completing grade 12 at Chestertown Central School, and a brief stint in a forestry program, Gene enlisted in the US Air Force, received training as a radio operator and was stationed at Wheelus Air Force base in Libya, where he served until the death of his father. As the sole surviving son and support for his mother, Gene received an honorable discharge and returned to Chestertown to run the family insurance business. After marrying Diane VanderLinden, Gene completed community college, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, eventually earning an Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in 1970 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Illinois. Gene moved to Canada with Diane and young son Paul (born 1966) when he was hired as an assistant professor to teach audio-visual theory and media production in the Education Faculty at the University of Alberta. With his solid background in industrial arts and media production, photography, drafting, ceramics, carpentry, wood carving and fabrication, plus an aptitude for all things mechanical and electrical, Gene brought a unique skill set to the university. With a natural flair for teaching, Gene brought out the best in undergraduate and graduate students alike. He was indeed a “Renaissance” man, but preferred to describe himself as a “Jack of all Trades – Master of Several”. After Gene and Diane divorced, Gene married Helen Sparrow in July 1979. A few years later they moved to Brandon, MB, where son Everett (1983) and daughter Kate (1986) were born and raised. Gene worked as a painter until he was hired at Brandon University, Faculty of Education where he taught education courses and served as Student Advisor and Field Experience Coordinator, until his retirement over 20 years later. Gene was a man of faith, a born-again believer who accepted the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, and was active in ministry opportunities through his church and in particular, the Christian Motorcyclists Association of Canada (CMA Canada). Gene died peacefully in hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2019 with Helen, Everett, and Kate at his side. He was predeceased by his father Eugene Sr., mother Gertrude, and sister Janice. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Helen; son Paul, his wife Nancy Cameron, and their children Liam and Meira; son Everett; daughter Kate and her partner Amanda Worobec; sister-in-law Morlene Mogan; and brother-in-law Murray Sparrow. Gene’s extended family includes cousins, nieces, nephews (and their families) who live in the USA and Canada. Cremation has taken place. The Celebration of Gene's Life, officiated by Pastor Brian Ray, together with Scott Allen, Joe Ball, and James Rosso, will take place Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-6th Street in Brandon, Manitoba. A reception will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Gene may be made to the Christian Motorcyclists Association of Canada, P.O. Box 521, Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1, Youth for Christ-Brandon, 4-1228 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0L6, Teen Challenge-Brandon, Site 325, Box 24, RR3, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3, Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9 or a charity of choice.
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2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROBERTS: Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Kay Roberts of Brandon. Celebration to take place Saturday, June 15th, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 3, 560 13 St E.
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

ROTHNIE: The family of Heather Gale Rothnie are saddened to announce her passing on May 25, 2019 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB. Heather was the only daughter born into the family of William and Georgina Rothnie of Hamiota, MB on October 24, 1952. She took all of her schooling in Hamiota and went on to Brandon University, where she completed her Bachelor of Teaching, with a major in special education. Her first teaching job was at Decker Hutterite Colony in 1973. Then she moved to Kenton and Miniota Schools in 1998, splitting her time between the two schools. In 2002, she became full time at Kenton School, until her retirement in 2012, after 40 years of teaching. Her students and "school families" were very important to her and a big part of her life. She also served as a councillor for the Village of Hamiota for 8 years. She was also a member of Hamiota Garden Club, the Hamiota Fair Board, the Library Board, Midwest Recreation, Hamiota Community Hall, Park Residence and Hamiota Lions Club. In 2015, due to health complications, her life as she knew it, changed dramatically. In 2016, she became a resident at Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon. She was predeceased by her Father in 1958, her Mother in 1968, and her brother, Wayne, in 2009. She will be lovingly remembered by her family. Her brother Edwin and wife Betty-Ann of Hamiota, MB and children Teresa Gosnold (husband Kirk, Kaden), Brenda Hagan (husband Owen, Cameryn, Connor and Avah), Bradley (wife Amy), Tricia Long (husband Daniel, Caleb, Sienna, Oli, Jorja, Ruby and Charlie) and Derek (wife Andrea, Asher and Aria).  Her sister-in-law Ann, of Oak River, MB and children Shawn (wife Teresa, Haile and Eric), Jason, and Tammie Hauck (husband Kirk).  Her brother Donald and wife Allison of Smoky Lake, AB and children Andrew (wife Karla, William) and Jamie Auclair (husband Alex). As per Heather's wishes, a private, family graveside service will be held, with interment at Hamiota Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Messages of condolencecan be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

SHANNON: Lillian Shannon (Potter/Hean) 1920-2019. It is with sadness that the family and friends of Lillian announce her passing on June 3, 2019 at Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon at the age of 99. Our mom, our grandma, our GG. Left to remember her is her daughter, Nancy and Doug Teney and family, Ryan, Cherie and Elliotte, Jordy, Jill, Ollie and Bryce, and Mitchell; son, Bill and Joan Potter and family, Carrie, Gord, Ben and Ella; Chris, Sheri, Sari and Estella; daughter-in-law, Simone Potter and her family, Jackson, Abby; Bob, Sue, Taylor, Megan and Brett; Jason, Karly, Ellie Rose and Bodie; Dayna, Emma and Gianna; brother, Tom and Jean Hean, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Ollie Bill Potter, son, Rick Potter and grandson, Rick Jr. She enjoyed a rich life and a sharp mind until a few months ago. As Rick Jr. once said, “she had a zest for life and a love for her family”. She worked at various jobs including managing the Deloraine Theatre, flagging on the highway, and at 54 years old, she took a Health Care Aide Course and worked at Fairview Home until her retirement. At 88 she got a tattoo of a dove on her shoulder. It was certainly a topic of discussion for all who noticed it. Las Vegas was another love of hers. On her 13th trip, she saw Dean Martin perform which was one of her dreams. She also enjoyed crossing the street from Valleyview and going to the VLTs with Nancy and Mitchell. She would go to Nancy’s curling games and cheer the team on after, of course, giving the girls, Shelley, Nancy, Jill, and Ros, her famous rub for luck. She spent many hours watching curling, golf, horse racing and her favorite game shows on TV. She always enjoyed a good game of crib and loved when the girls, Nancy and her, could beat the boys, Bill and Doug. She loved parties, especially if they were for her! And she took such pride in “not looking her age.” She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A special thanks to Mary for all her support. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Messages of condolencemay be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service(204) 523-7791
2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

SHEPHERD: Ethel Jeanette Shepherd. Born January 6, 1939 in Dauphin and passed away with family at her side on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was raised on the family farm near Asheville, Manitoba with brothers George and Bill. She received her X-ray Technician training and graduated in Brandon. Ethel worked for many years starting at Brandon General Hospital and then moving to Brandon Clinic. She completed her career after many years providing x-ray services at the Clement Block Lab & X-ray. She organized and provided many family meals not only to her immediate family but also to extended family and friends. She always ensured our door was always open to any of Ken’s and Sharon’s friends and particularly allowing any friends to stay at the cabin at Clear Lake. She is survived by her husband Bob, son Ken and his family; Laurie and daughters Riley and Rayna and daughter Sharon and her family; Dan and sons Blake (Aly) and Kirk. Her family is proud of her valiant fight against cancer allowing her family to spend much more time with her than had been predicted. The Celebration of Ethel's Life was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, June 6, 2019. A special family celebration will be in the fall at her family cottage. Family prefers demonstrations of sympathy be donations in her memory to the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, c/o BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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2019-06-08 issue of the Brandon Sun

WALLEY: Ernest C. Walley of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Birch Lodge, Hamiota, at the age of 93 years. Ernest is survived by his son Fred of Birtle, MB, daughters; Donna Sararas of Hamiota, MB and Betty (Barry) Davidson of Yorkton, SK. The funeral service will be held from the Birtle United Church, Birtle, MB on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Birtle Fire Department.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
2019-06-07 issue of the Brandon Sun

PEPPER: Garth William, age 66 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Monday, June 3, 2019. Viewing for family and friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of Garth's Life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Pilot Mound. Donations in memory of Garth may be made to the Asper Institute Development Fund c/o St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, C1026-409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 or Goals for Kids c/o Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, 4-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 0P6. Complete obituary information will follow.
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2019-06-05 issue of the Brandon Sun

SHEPHERD: Ethel, beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Shepherd, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The Come and Go Memorial Reception will be at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the family tribute at 1:45 p.m. Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, c/o BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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2019-06-04 issue of the Brandon Sun

BRIDGEMAN: Marjorie Louise Bridgeman beloved wife of the late Bill Bridgeman and mother of Norman (Beverley) Bridgeman, Bev (Barry) Newitt, Phyllis (Rod) Veitch, passed away at the Rivedale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB on May 30, 2019 at the age of 95. A service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held at the Rivers United Church, Rivers, MB, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm with reception following in the Rivers Legion Hall. Interment will take place in the Rapid City Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744
2019-06-03 issue of the Brandon Sun