MAYNARD: Rona Lee Ruth Maynard, beloved wife of Marston Grindey and dear mother of Lana and Becki, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the age of 53 years. A Funeral Service to celebrate Rona�s life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Rushton officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rona may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
KALUSHKA: Victoria Kalushka, of Brandon, beloved widow of the late Maurice Kalushka, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with The Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda officiating. A private family interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Victoria may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
TAGGART: Patricia Taggart of Brandon, passed away at her residence, Central Park Lodge, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at the age of 75 years. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, January 12, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. � 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Ottawa, ON at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
HOOPER: Edna Hooper, beloved mother of Jean, of Sprucewoods, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on Monday, January 9, 2006 at the age of 85 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Barbara�s Chapel, Shilo, MB on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Padre Dwayne Bos officiating. Interment will take place in Ceylon, SK at a later date. Donations in memory of Edna may be made to a charity of choice.
CAMPBELL: William Harry Campbell of Winnipeg, passed away suddenly in Calgary, on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the age of 46 years. Surviving are Bill�s daughters, Christina and Angela (Brandon); mother, Margaret (Brandon); father, Harry (Alberta); brothers: Ron (Brandon), Ed (Minnedosa) and Tom (Alberta) and sister, Lori (Brandon). Also surviving is Bill�s grandmother, Florence Davis (Brandon) and extended family in Winnipeg. Bill was predeceased by his grandfather, Ralph, grandmother, Jessie and brother, Gordon. A graveside service will be held for Bill at the Brandon Cemetery on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren of Knox United Church officiating.
HEENEY: Dennis Heeney, formerly of the R.M. of Elton, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the age of 73 years. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, 327 � 8th Street, on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Dennis, may be made to a charity of choice.
MARKEY: Joyce Margaret Markey of Brandon, passed away at her residence, Central Park Lodge, on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the age of 79 years. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Manson Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
PARKS: John (Jack) Henry Graham Parks of Riverheights Terrace, Brandon, formerly of the Alexander district, MB. Jack was born 15 November, 1912 in Cookstown, ON and passed peacefully 10 November, 2006 at Brandon, MB. A celebration of Jack's life will take place, Wednesday, 15 November, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, private interment at the Alexander cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Jack, may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
AMES: Elizabeth R. Ames (n�e Chisholm) of Brandon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Tuesday, July 04, 2006 at the age of 107 years. Elizabeth was born February 26, 1899 in the Langford Municipality (Neepawa), the ninth of eleven children born to Marcus and Elizabeth (Little) Chisholm. She took her schooling at Belton in a one-room school, after which she helped on the family farm and took employment as one of the first telephone operators in Manitoba. In 1921, she married Harold Douglas Ames. They farmed for 31 years west of Brookdale and were helped on the farm by their only daughter, Donna. In 1952, the family moved to Brookdale and Harold and Elizabeth became caretakers of the old school for ten years. They also helped often at the Walker family farm in Reston, where Donna married and had moved. In 1974, Elizabeth and Harold retired to Brandon and in 1978 took residence in Lawson Lodge where Elizabeth lived until after her 100th Birthday. It was shortly after this birthday that she moved to Central Park Lodge and then Dinsdale Personal Care Home. In 2004, just after her 105th birthday, she fell and suffered a broken hip. She is predeceased by her parents, all siblings and husband Harold who passed away in 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Jim) Walker, grandchildren Doug (Bev) Walker and Deb Walker and great granddaughters Krista and Lindsey all of Brandon, as well as sister-in-law and close friend Elsie (Ames) Read of Grand Prairie, AB. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Liz and many family friends who adopted her as "Grandma Ames". Funeral services to celebrate a life that spanned three centuries were held July 7, 2006 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. She was laid to rest next to her husband of 54 years in the Brookdale Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Ross Lawrence, Brian Ford, Jim Lawrence, Thory Chapman, Bill Jardine and Donald Craig. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Elizabeth may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 � 6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.
ALLEN; Mary (nee Dutka): It is with thankfulness for a life well-lived that the family announces the death of Mary Allen, of Rivers, age 99 (four months short of her 100th birthday). Mary was born in Zadarow, Austria, (the Ukraine) on September 25, 1906. The family immigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Rivers in 1908. There, Mary�s siblings of five brothers and three sisters were born. In 1924, Mary married Alfred Allen. Together, they raised a family of six boys and three girls. With the exception of Alf�s time overseas during World War II, Mary and Alf lived their entire lives in and around Rivers. In Mary�s younger years, she was an active member of The Rivers Ukrainian Society. Her gardens, and bingo, brought her much enjoyment. When Alf retired, they made several winter trips to Vancouver Island to visit family. Mary was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings; her husband Alfred; daughters Margaret and Dorothy; son Robert; daughters-in-law Marie, Lena and Mary; sons-in-law Ronald Ross and Henry Huston. She is survived by her children: Jim (Margaret), Bill, Dixie, Edward, Gordon (Lois), David (Marlene) and special grandson, Richard (Gerri); many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. The celebration of Mary�s life will be held at the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, MB on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. Interment will take place in the Rivers Cemetery followed by a reception at the Rivers Legion Hall. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Riverdale Personal Care Home, the Rivers Hospital Building Fund, the Rivers Handi-van or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation.
ATAMANCHUK: Katherine �Kay� Atamanchuk of Brandon, beloved mother of Helen Mospanchuk, Bernice (Murray) McQuiston, Bernie (Joan) Atamanchuk and Ron (Aleta) Adams, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 08, 2006, in her 100th year. Kay will also be missed by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were held for Kay at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Divine Funeral Liturgy was held at St. Mary�s Ukrainian Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant, assisted by Cantor Tony Yuriy. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations, in memory of Kay, may be made to a charity of choice.
"A mother leaves a legacy of love that transcends time and space,
connecting one heart to another forever."
Rest in peace, Mom.
MYRTLE ARMSTRONG (n�e Elliott)
PROMOTED TO GLORY Sunday, July 9, 2006
ARMSTRONG: Myrtle was born in Brandon, Manitoba, July 31, 1911, the youngest of eight children born to William & Hester Elliott. Her father was a prominent Brandon architect. She was the last surviving member of the Elliott Family Orchestra, which toured Western Canada and the USA during the 1920s. She married George Elliott Topham Armstrong on September 2, 1931. Myrtle was an active member of The Salvation Army. For many years, she worked as a seamstress at Fred�s Dry Cleaners, retiring at the age of 70. Besides sewing, Myrtle loved all crafts, quilting, painting, gardening, travelling and camping. She was predeceased by her husband in 1971; son-in-law, Murray Howell in 2002 and her eldest daughter, Gertrude (Vern) Kingdon, of Oakville, Ontario in 2005. Myrtle is survived by her son, Elliott (June) of Brandon; daughters Edna (Charlie) Cookson, Brandon; Lillian Howell of Chilliwack, BC and Gladys Thompson of Toronto, Ontario. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Myrtle�s Life will be held Monday, July 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East (corner of 1st & Princess). Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Myrtle, may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 1R8 or to a charity of your choice.
BROWN: Ronald Stephen Brown passed away peacefully at his residence, Fairview Home, on Saturday, October, 21, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Ron was born in Edmonton on September 15, 1916 and received his schooling there. He joined the RCMP in 1938 at the age of 22 and throughout his career he saw 35 postings in 14 locations throughout Manitoba and Ontario including Beausejour, Whitemouth, Winnipeg, Treherne, Ottawa, Selkirk, Kenora, Thunder Bay and Portage la Prairie. It was during one of these postings in Winnipeg Beach that he met Angie Russin and they were married December 4, 1947. Ron was a wonderful husband to Angie and father to his four children, Patricia, Reid, David and Stu. Together the family traveled down many roads and now share many wonderful memories of their times with Ron. One of Ron�s favorite postings was to Kenora, Ontario on beautiful Lake of the Woods. Ron purchased a cottage lot on the Lake in 1961 and over the next 40 years lovingly pounded every nail himself producing a wonderful summer home which his family still enjoys today. Ron loved the lake and continued to spend time there well into his 80�s. Ron was a very dignified Mountie and wore the colors proudly. He retired from the RCMP with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1967 with 30 years service. His final posting was in Portage and from here he moved to Brandon gaining employment with the Manitoba Department of Finance where he worked for 15 years, retiring in 1982. After his retirement Ron was very active with numerous groups including The Manitoba Toastmasters, Masonic Lodge, Canadian Legion and numerous charitable organizations. He was a lifetime member of the RCMP Veterans Association where he embellished his role as Historian keeping meticulous records of current and past RCMP issues. He wrote and published many stories pertaining to the RCMP and all who knew him will no doubt have heard one of his numerous tales that he loved to tell again and again. Ron was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal in 2004 for his many accomplishments and was an extremely proud and deserving recipient. Ron was a gentle man and loved all animals. He had a special fondness for dogs and horses and after his retirement he enjoyed many years following the Manitoba Harness Racing Association. He was also an avid and enthusiastic curler and was still curling at the age of 85 years. Ron moved into his most recent home at Fairview in August 2004. He was a people person and made many new friends and enjoyed many good times and visits with family during his stay. An unfortunate fall and subsequent hip fracture this past July slowed him somewhat but he modified his routine and remained the dignified and gracious friend and father we all knew. A final highlight for Ron occurred this past September when family gathered to celebrate his 90th Birthday. It was a very happy day for Ron and he enjoyed the festivities with many smiles. Ron was a very loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great- grandfather. He set an example of honesty, gentleness, commitment, responsibility and gratefulness that touched all who knew him. He was not only a peacekeeper in his life but also a peace maker. He was very easy going and we always knew his response to anything we asked would be "not bad". Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Angie of Brandon, daughter Patricia (Peter) and son David (Karen) of Winnipeg, and son Stu (Donna) of Brandon. He is also survived by granddaughters Tracey Falconer (Jordan, Carson & Courtlyn) and April Stevenson (Mike), all of Winnipeg, and by his sister Margaret Rolstone of Victoria, BC. Ron was predeceased by his son Reid in 1953 and by his brothers Les in 2000 and Percy in 2001. A funeral service celebrating Ron�s life was held on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at St. George�s Anglican Church. Following cremation interment occurred at the Wakefield Cemetery near Petersfield, MB where Ron was laid to rest with his son Reid. If friends so desire, a donation in Ron�s memory may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6.
BEEVER: Kenneth (Ken) Beever, beloved husband of Joyce (Dawson), loving father of Kathy of Calgary, and Karen of Winnipeg, passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on October 7, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Ken was born in Lincoln, England on August 30, 1923 to Richard and Maude Beever. He moved with his parents to Canada in 1924. They farmed at Elva, Rivers, and Beresford, Manitoba and settled in the South Brandon district in 1945. Ken attended Elva, Rivers and Maine Schools and achieved his grade 10 by correspondence. He was an avid reader and excelled in mathematics and geography. One of Ken�s favorite activities was dancing, and The Palladium was a popular place to be in Brandon. This is where he met Joyce Dawson. They were married in St. Paul�s United Church on October 30, 1954. Ken and Joyce had two daughters, Kathy (Calgary) and Karen (Winnipeg). Ken served as a trustee on the local South Brandon School Board before schools amalgamated. From 1972 to 1986, he was a trustee with the Brandon School Board, Division #40. Being a member of the School Board provided Ken with many years of enjoyment, lasting friendships and privileged opportunities. One of Ken�s proudest moments was meeting Princess Anne. Ken was a hardworking man. Despite the constant demands of operating a mixed farm, he would (as much as possible) reserve Sunday as a family day. The family enjoyed drives in the country, swimming and picnics at Souris and Oak Lake, and visiting with friends and neighbours. Ken appreciated the splendor of God�s creatures and would gather the family to take them to his latest discovery. Raccoons in a tree, a mother kill-deer and her young, a porcupine, or fox on the old railway tracks, Ken enjoyed showing his family the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting it. Ken would often "spill" a few oats outside the granaries to help the wild animals get through the winter. Farming and agriculture where very important to Ken. Ill health meant a big change and he and Joyce retired to Brandon in 1987. Ken would make walks to the mall, sometimes two or three times a day. While he liked the fresh air and exercise, he especially enjoyed meeting friends for coffee and chatting with the greeters and clerks in the mall. Other interests were curling, bowling and baseball, his favorite team being the Blue Jays. Ken was well known for his keen sense of humour and quick wit. He was a gentleman, a generous person and a man of good values. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Maude Beever and sister, Pauline Mellis. Left to mourn are his wife Joyce and daughters Kathy and Karen Beever. A Celebration of Ken�s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, October 12, 2006 with Lisa Hammond, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Placement of the urn followed at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
BARTLETT: Mark W. Bartlett of Brandon, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, September 7th, 2006. Mark was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on April 16th, 1949. The family moved to Brandon when Mark was a young boy. He enjoyed horses and many outdoor activities during his school years. Mark moved to Regina where he enrolled in Barber School, then worked as a Men�s Hair Stylist. It was in Regina where he met Rita and they married on June 21st, 1969. They moved to Calgary in 1972 where weekends were spent camping, fishing and exploring in the mountains. In 1974, Mark and Rita moved to the Wawanesa area, where Mark built their home at Noble Lake, and enjoyed many gatherings of friends and family for outdoor activities. Summers were spent at Clear Lake where Mark took great pleasure in windsurfing, cycling and spending time with his family, when not on the road working as a long-haul truck driver. He was very proud of his precious grandchildren Dylan, Parker and Madelyn, who will miss the visits that Mark so looked forward to. Mark was predeceased by his grandparents; his father Alvin; mother Gladys, and brother Gary. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Rita; daughter Regan (Chris) MacCumber, Brandon; daughter Candace (Robert) Mackay, Souris; sister Mary Anne Bartlett, Taber, AB; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Ida Fazakas, Regina, SK; his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles cousins, niece, nephews and friends. The ceremony to celebrate Mark�s life was held on Friday, September 15, 2006 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, officiated by Funeral Celebrant, Mrs. Lisa Hammond. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mark�s memory to the Huntington Society of Canada, 151 Frederick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2M2.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal"
Ella Ruth Bruun (n�e H�jgaard)
January 16, 1933 to August 23, 2006
With deep sadness, the family of Ella Ruth H�jgaard Bruun announce her passing after a long illness. Her husband and children were gathered to say a last goodbye. She is loved and will be missed by Jens, husband of 55 years, son Anders (Lorraine Roch), daughter Ingse (Salim), daughter Birthe, daughter Kari (Tony Shuler) and son Albert (Terry Pearce); grandchildren Farha, Kasim, Carolyn and Madison. Ella also leaves step-grandchildren Francois and Margot Roch-Gagne and Jordan, Geoffrey and Jarred Pearce as well as great - granddaughter, Sabine Ullyot. She also leaves special friend, Judy Harvey. Ella is survived by many nieces and nephews in Denmark and by Jens� brothers, sisters, cousins and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews in Denmark. Her youngest son, Albert, was a steadfast support to his mother over the past many years. Ella was predeceased by her parents Christian H�jgaard and Johanne Lund and five older siblings. Ella was born in Denmark on the H�jgaard family estate of Mallinggaard. Ella met Jens and they were married September 12, 1951. They immigrated to Canada in 1958 settling in Manitoba to raise their family. They retired to Brandon in 1982. Ella was the heart of the family, devoting much time and energy to caring for them. She was helpmate to Jens throughout their life together. She took pride in her children and grandchildren and their achievements. She loved animals, and pets in the family were included in her circle of care. Ella was modest and unassuming but with many talents, abilities and interests. She possessed a quick intellect and interesting mind that remained alert until the end. The family�s Danish heritage was honored through the traditions Ella kept. She always kept abreast of the news in her extended families� and friends� lives. Over the years, Ella derived much pleasure from gardening and the natural world. Her pastries are fondly remembered by many. Her sense of humor is legendary. She will be missed. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Brandon Regional Health Centre, ICU for their care and help in Ella�s last days. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday (today), August 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Lisa Hammond officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery.