Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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MOORE: Barbara Diane passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest, on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the age of 82. She leaves her loving husband of 63 years, Cam, three children, Doug (Debbie), the late Kirk (Tari), Lynne (Blaine), their families, numerous relatives and close friends. Barbara was affectionately known as Turt. She worked as the Regional Supervisor of Investor’s Group for 33 years. Barb and Cam had much pleasure from years of square dancing. They enjoyed travel, which took them across Canada and to many other parts of the world, including wintering in Palm Springs for many years. Family and friends were dear to Turt. She was ALWAYS thinking of others. All who knew her felt her gentle kindness and thoughtfulness. A celebration of Barbara’s life is planned for Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the church where she regularly attended, First Presbyterian Church, 339–12th Street, Brandon, MB.In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
2019-03-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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MAGUIRE: James Arthur, January 11, 1947 - February 22, 2019. It is with profound sadness the family of Jim Maguire announce his passing on February 22, 2019 at the age of 72 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Shirley; daughters: Evelyn “Ary” (Danny Hamilton) Wall, Yolanda “Loni” Denine (Layne) Wakefield, Bobbie Jo (Lance) Kennedy; sons: Michael Nolan Morin, Clayton Ralph (Marlessa) Morin; grandchildren: Amber Brauner, Ashton Sendecki, Ayden Sendecki, Alexis Wakefield, Addyson Wakefield, Finley Jaymes Morin; sister, Patricia (Jim) Halliday, niece, Heather, nephew Sean and their families, aunts, uncles as well as numerous friends and lives he touched with his huge heart. He was predeceased by his parents Walter Alexander Maguire and Mary Evelyn Maguire (nee Turner). Jim’s laughter, love, sense of humour and gentle loving way will be missed forever. Jim always saw reason though chaos and always kept us “grounded”.
Love you forever JimUntil we meet again…
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1A Fieldstone Drive, Spruce Grove, AB at 1:00 p.m.
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MACSYMACH: Leo Macsymach passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Leo was born in Horod, Manitoba on July 1, 1934 to John and Ann Macsymach. Leo received his education in Morse and Elphinstone, after which, he and his sister Jean operated cafes in Elphinstone and Sandy Lake. Leo married Sonia Twerdochlib on October 14, 1961. Together they owned and operated the Sel-Rite Store in Sandy Lake from 1962-1982. Leo also drove a school bus for Rolling River School Division in Sandy Lake where he raised his family. Leo enjoyed music at a very early age and played in his first band at the age of 14 years. His love for music was shared with his boys as they joined forces with a family music band in the mid 1970’s called The Trail Riders. In 1983, his family moved to Brandon where Leo had various jobs until his last employment with the Brandon School Division as a custodian for George Fitton School. Leo was known to the students and others as "Mr. M.". He also enjoyed travelling and the time spent with the Canadian Ukrainian Men’s Club of Brandon. Leo leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years Sonia; children Duane (Bev), grandson Stephen; Brent (Kim), grandson Aiden; Darren; and Jason (Tryna), granddaughter Paige. Also left to mourn are his brother Peter’s family; sister Jean Derhak; brother Rudy (Josephine) Macsymach; sister Sonia (Matt) Dutchak; sister Sylvia (Murray) Matiowsky and their families. Leo was predeceased by parents John (1983) and Ann (1965) Macsymach and brother Peter McSymach (2018). The Funeral Service was held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Memories Chapel. Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiated with Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Urn bearers were Paige Macsymach and Aiden Macsymach. Honour Guard and prayers were offered by the Canadian Ukrainian Men's Club. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Leo’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba 1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2R5 or to Diabetes Canada Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6N5.
Expressions of sympathymay be made atwww.memorieschapel.com
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DONOGH: Ethel Mary, age 102 years, of Brandon, beloved mother of Glen, passed away at Hillcrest Personal Care Home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A Celebration of Ethel's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Ron Pierce will officiate. A reception will follow. Ethel will be laid to rest beside her husband Allan at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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COOPER: Robert Ross Cooper, beloved husband of the late Joyce Evelyn Cooper and dear father of Gregg, Barry, Donald and Beth, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Robert was born on October 1, 1923 in Methven, Manitoba. He grew up in the Wawanesa and Brandon areas where the Coopers rented farm land. His parents purchased a half section in the Little Souris community in 1947 and established the Cooper farm at NE 16-9-19. Robert attended Little Souris School with his older sister Margaret and younger brother Jack. Each morning, Robert walked several miles to school to load the cook stove, that way the school would be warmed before the arrival of the teacher and other students. He loved sports, especially playing hockey and baseball, and was often on the same team as Jack. In 1957, Robert bought a half section of land adjacent to his parents’ farm, and completed what is now the Cooper Farm. On October 12, 1957, he married Joyce Evelyn Floyd, a teacher from Brandon. Over time, the family grew to include four children: Gregg, Barry, Donald and Beth. Robert and Joyce worked tirelessly to build the farm and family. Joyce continued as a teacher until her retirement at 65 years. Robert and Joyce farmed together until God called them home; Joyce first in 2003 and then Robert in 2019. Robert was a true gentleman. He was immensely proud and protective of his family. He took great, but quiet, pride in seeing the individual successes of his children and grandchildren. School, College and University Graduations, new jobs and careers, weddings, anniversaries and births were all celebrated. He had a special place in his heart for each and every family member. Robert was a kind and gentle farmer. He loved his cattle and his cats. Every calf was welcomed to the farm upon its birth; petted, often named and loved. He handled his cattle gently and respectfully. He walked amongst them calmly. They came to his calls and never feared him. Every housecat battled for the coveted spot on his lap. Seldom did someone enter the living room without seeing Robert asleep in his recliner, and a cat asleep on his lap. Robert was an active community member, first at Little Souris and later in the larger Brandon Area. He was a member of the Canadian Hereford Association, a Board Director for the Local Manitoba Pool, and a Director for Heritage Co-op. Robert was predeceased by his wife Joyce Evelyn Cooper in 2003; father Arthur Wesley Cooper in 1982; mother Mary Elizabeth Cooper in 1973; sister Margaret (Ken) Hayward, brother Jack Cooper, and grandson Bo Robinson. Robert was also predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law: Peter and Francis Friesen, Ken and Alma Johnston, Dyck and Ramona Floyd, David Floyd, Gerald May, Douglas and Rose Floyd, Marion Nielson, and Morris and Audrey Lilienweiss. Robert is survived by sons Gregg (Johann), Barry (Debbie) and Donald (Calla); daughter Beth (Dale) Robinson; grandchildren Rob Cooper, Ross and Brett Cooper, Mitchell and Kylan Cooper, Sage (Matthew), Landon (Emily), and Payton Robinson. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Edith Cooper, Margie Floyd, Dorothy May, Margaret and Rob Elvidge and Vagn Nielsen. There are also many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Rev. Barb Alston officiated. Urn Bearer was nephew Brian Hayward. Soloist was Sage Robinson. Scripture was read by Mitchell and Kylan Cooper and a poem by Joyce Cooper was read by Landon and Payton Robinson. Honorary Bearers were Terry and Kelly Johnston, Leon Morehouse, Marvin Elder, and Douglas and Ronald Ardiel. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to a charity of choice.
“Remember me with love;Love that I felt for you,Love that surrounded me.Love is eternal -And is all that really counts!” ~ Joyce E. Cooper
“We Love You Dad”
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
2019-03-09 issue of the Brandon Sun

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COLIN PEIRCE CORY:1928 – 2019Softly in the morning you heard a gentle callyou took the hand God offered youand quietly left us all
There are no words to express the loss we feel with the passing of Colin Cory, on January 24, 2019. He and his identical twin brother Keith were born May 8, 1928 on the family farm near Nesbitt, MB. He was a very humble person, full of love and compassion, and only saw the good in others. He cherished his family above all and was extremely proud of his two sons and their accomplishments. He was educated in Nesbitt and Wawanesa, MB before joining the Royal Bank. He moved to Vancouver in 1965 as regional claims manager with a large US insurance company. He had a passion for the outdoors and running, and could often be seen on the forest trails at UBC, the valley hills around Wawanesa and Miniota, MB, and even jogging during his many trips abroad including on the steamy streets of Kuala Lumpur with his brother-in-law Ken Moffatt. One of his greatest joys was running with his brother Keith in the annual Winnipeg half-marathon which they both ran until they were 81 years old and in which he won his age category several times. He also enjoyed supporting his granddaughters’ many activities. He loved to read and listen to classical music. He had a love of driving trips and was proud of having driven over 1 million miles, a fact that brought a smile to his face even with advancing dementia. He was predeceased by his mother Eva and his father Bert, 5 sisters & 7 brothers and their respective spouses and also in-laws Arthur and Helen Penelton of Winnipeg, and George and Doris Bruce of Miniota. He is survived by his wife Merl (nee Penelton), sons Bob (Deborah) and Ross (Sheila), 2 granddaughters whom he adored, Melissa (Michael) and Julia, and a great grandson Aurin who unfortunately he never got to know, brother James (Jean) Cory of Brandon, MB, and brother-in-law Rev. Ken Moffatt of Thunder Bay, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. To honour his wishes there will be no service. Cremation has taken place, and his final resting place will be at Minnewawa Cemetery near Nesbitt. The Cory family would like to thank the staff of Floor #1 Purdy Pavilion for their kindness and compassion during the past 2 years. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The MS Society of Canada, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, or a charity of your choice.
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BRADLEY: Robert “Bob” Allen Bradley passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the age of 80 years. Bob was born on the family farm in Hazelcliffe, Saskatchewan on September 26, 1938. He received his primary education at the local one-room school. Bob completed high school at Balfour Technical School in Regina prior to attending the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specializing in soil science, in 1962. His career spanned 40 years. Positions included: Soil Specialist and Extension Agronomist with the Government of Manitoba, Soil Management Specialist with the Tanzania Canada Wheat Project, and Area Soil Conservationist with PFRA - Agriculture Canada. Bob took part in an agricultural work exchange in Western Australia prior to his retirement in 1998. He was instrumental in establishing the Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Association and was active on the board and the executive for many years. Bob was inducted into the Soil Conservation Council of Canada Hall of Fame in 2006 for his outstanding commitment to soil conservation in Canada. Bob met Faye in Brandon. They married in 1972. Together they raised their two children. Bob's interest in travel took him and the family around the world. He loved seeing new places and meeting new people. Many summers were enjoyed at the cabin that Bob built at Kenosee Lake. He liked entertaining. Most who knew him will have memories of Bob's passion for playing the accordion and polka music. Bob leaves to mourn his wife Faye; daughter Charla; son Clayton (Lorraine); and his grandson Oliver; as well as his sister Irene (Delbert, deceased); and his brothers Rae (Marie), Lorne (Sheila), and Lyle (Elaine). He will also be fondly remembered by his in-laws, several nieces and nephews and a host of long-time friends. Bob was predeceased by his father Wilbert, his mother Alice and his sister Marie (Allen). We will celebrate Bob and his life well-lived in the spring. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the ALS Society of Manitoba: 2A, 1717 Dublin Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0H2.
A Polka Lover’s Prayer
Lord, I love to do the PolkaThe happy music can’t be beatWhen I hear the snappy rhythmWings seem to grow upon my feet.When my time here is up,They can play a PolkaNo sad organ music for meAnd I’ll come dancing Lord to thee.~Amen
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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ACKROYD: Margaret Evelyn Ackroyd passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, ON, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Margaret was predeceased by husband Brant and daughter Ellen Kachan. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Jack, Greg, Brian and Susan Slawson. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Memorial Eye Foundation, Box 132, 4025 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3R 3V5. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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OSTERBECK: April Paulette (née Edwards) Osterbeck. April 1, 1945 to March 1, 2019. April was born to Paul and Anna Edwards in Melita, MB., she lived in various locations before her family settled in Brandon, MB. Her early years involved many adventures including frequent visits with her maternal grandparents Tom and Pearl Lockhart, of which she always spoke fondly. April married Richard Osterbeck on June 6, 1964 and they moved to their own farm north of Antler, SK. April embraced the challenges of living on a farm, being a city girl up until then. In 1965, they welcomed a daughter, Paulette, followed by sons Wayne in 1967, and Sean in 1968. In 1969, they made the decision to move their young family to Brandon, MB., where she lived until her passing. She was a lifelong homemaker but volunteered outside the house in many capacities including coaching her sons within Brandon Minor Baseball, where she won city-wide championships as head coach. In 1986, April and Richard invested in Cumming & Dobbie, and eventually became the sole owners. While April did not participate in the daily operations of the company, she still found time to develop and implement an award winning safety program for the company. She was well known for her cooking and baking, her bread, pies and other desserts, will be missed by her family. She liked to crochet quilts and sweaters and wrote short stories and poetry, which she kept to herself. April’s grandchildren Paul and Anna became the light of her life in her later years and always enjoyed spending time either visiting with Paul, or watching Anna dance. April and Richard have for many years spent their winters in Yuma, AZ. where they owned a vacation property, and where April developed great friendships and a love for bingo. April suffered many health related issues throughout her life but passed away peacefully in her sleep. April was predeceased by her daughter Paulette (Al) Shewfelt, parents Anna and Paul Edwards, and her twin sisters Clara Bahlawan and Carol Bisson. She is survived by her husband Richard of 54 years, her son Wayne (Heather), grandchildren Paul and Anna, and her son Sean. As per April’s wishes, there will be no service.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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PICKERING: Brian Allan Pickering passed away peacefully at the Hamiota Hospital on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the age of 60 years. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his siblings: Jim, Laverne, Judy, twin sister Betty and by numerous nieces and nephews. At Brian’s request, there will be no service held. Cremation will take place followed by interment at a later date.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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POTTER: Lloyd “Orland” Potter of Brandon, MB passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 96 years. Orland was born on November 9, 1922 in Deloraine, MB to John and Eleanor Potter. After completing his education at Hazeldean School in Deloraine, he worked on the family farm with his father. While on the farm, he met and married Thelma Doris Chandler on May 3, 1947. Orland and Thelma had their first home on the family homestead south of Deloraine. Here they worked a small acreage and had four children. They moved to Brandon in 1955 and had five more children. His first job in Brandon was working for McArthurs delivering milk and cream. In 1956, he started working at the B.M.H.C. where he also took his Psychiatric Nursing training while employed there. He continued to work there until his retirement in 1987. He was also an officer of the B.M.H.C. Credit Union for 17 years. Orland was predeceased by his father John, his mother Eleanor, his brother Howard, his wife Thelma, his eldest son Ron, his granddaughter Angela and his niece Barb. He leaves to mourn his passing his sisters Dorothy and Ruth, his daughters Sharon (Bruce), Patricia (Brian), Debbie, Sandra and Heather, his sons Jack (Darlene), Bob and Bill, his 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment took place at Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Orland may be made to the Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
“A true friend we could turn toWhen times were good or badOne of our greatest blessingsThe man that we called DAD”
Messages of condolencemay be placed atwww.brockiedonovan.com
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PRATT: Doris Vivian Pratt passed away peacefully at the Dakota Oyate Lodge, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, MB on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the age of 83 years. An Evening Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 6:00p.m. Traditional Services will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, MB, on Monday, March 11, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Dowan Family Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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ROBERTSON: Sharon, age 71 years, of Rapid City, beloved wife of Terry, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A Celebration of Sharon's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Joyce Marsh will officiate. A reception will follow. Donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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SAWERS: Duncan Sawers, "Mechanical Engineer", treasured husband of Ann Marie Sawers, cherished father of Paul and Leeann, and loved grandfather of Shayden, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019 in the city of Tijuana, Mexico. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327–4th Street, Brandon, MB on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as celebrant. Private family urn placement will held at Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Duncan may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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