BROWN: Quietly, in the early hours of August 12, 2006, Ethel Brown (nee Menzies) of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Ethel was born, the only daughter, to John and Florence Menzies, September 8, 1912 at Oakburn, Manitoba. She attended school in Oakburn and enjoyed sports and music. Ethel married Morley Brown in 1935 and they farmed in the Vista area until 1984. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in their new home in Brandon. Ethel was an active member of the church, a volunteer in U.C.W. and a proud supporter and volunteer with Seniors for Seniors. She will be remembered for her positive outlook, gentle humour and unstinting devotion to her family, friends and neighbours. Surviving Ethel are her sons, Robert and Warren (Michelle); daughter, Florence (Hector); grandchildren, Warren, Lisa, Jennifer (Paul); brother, Bill; sisters-in-law, Margaret, Alice, Anne, Gene, Olive and special family, the Webbs. Her husband, Morley, four brothers, six sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and sister, Margaret predeceased Ethel. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. Ethel was laid to rest in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were: Charlie Webb, Perry Brown, Fred Miller, Bob Richen, Mavis Menzies and Brian Brown. Honorary pallbearers were: Orland Potter, Haven Brugger, Dick Baker and John Webb. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Ethel, may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5H6.
BROWN: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, John Brown. Dad passed away on June 8, 2006 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre surrounded by his family. Dad was born March 11, 1922 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. At the age of seventeen, Dad joined the army, serving with the Seventeenth Field Regiment � Gunner J.R. Brown H102730. He met Rose in Scotland and after the war she joined him in Canada where they were married on March 6, 1948. Dad worked for the C.P.R. in MacGregor, Killarney and Brandon. He retired from VIA Rail in 1981. Dad was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed curling, bowling, golfing, travelling and camping up until failing health prevented him from doing so. Dad was a very strong, courageous man and rarely complained about his health. He endured a lot. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely and was always there to help if needed. He is survived by his Wife of 58 years, Rose Brown; Daughters, Linda Riddell and Heather Hawkins (Ron); Son David Brown (Donna); Grandchildren, Lisa Stewart (Ray), Scott Riddell (Summer), Ryan Riddell (Tera), Brett Riddell, (Nicole), Tim Hawkins (Angela), Robert Hawkins (Tamara), Josh Hawkins (Regan), Terry Brown; Great-Grandchildren Devon and Shayla Stewart, Brayden Hawkins, Ashley McGregor and Jade Brown. Also surviving are Sisters, Florence, Jean (Sam), Shirley, Lillian; Brother Neil; Sister-in-law, Evelyn; Brothers-in-law, Cam, Maurice, Arnold, Maurice and numerous Nephews and Nieces. Dad was predeceased by parents John and Lillian Brown; Brother Robert; Sisters, Dorothy, Mary, Betty, Joyce and Marlene; Grand-daughter Patricia Brown; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law. Dad thought the world of his wonderful nurses in Dialysis and Dr. Riche. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans� Section on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Michael Skliros officiating. A funeral reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 560-13th Street East. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 203-42 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B2.
We will miss you terribly Dad but know you are finally at peace"
"Till we meet again"
"Practice up Dad"
BLACKWELL: William Vernon, beloved husband of Glady, passed away peacefully with family by his side, after a lengthy bout with cancer, at Virden Health Centre, on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Vernon was born to William and Annie Blackwell at Carman, Manitoba, on October 12, 1923. After Annie passed away, Vern was raised by his aunt and uncle Mary and Foster Dougall near Carman in the Barnsley District where he attended the local Forest Public School. Here he met and later married Glady Tompkins, on September 28, 1945 at Carman, Manitoba. They farmed at Barnsley and Sanford and then in 1968 purchased a farm in Griswold. When he retired from farming in 1974 and moved into Oak Lake, Vern started driving a school bus for Fort La Bosse School Division, where he continued to work for fifteen years. Vern and Glady moved to Virden in 1978 and continued to live there after retirement. Vern loved a good game of cards, camping, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and carpentry. He also enjoyed family vacations when they traveled to Expo 1967 in Montreal, Alaska, South Dakota, B.C., to name a few. Vern is lovingly remembered by his wife Glady; Daughter, Lesa (John) and their son Chance; Son, Clayton (Brenda) and their sons Dustin (Karla) and Jeffrey (Krystal). Vern is survived by two sisters and one brother and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Vern�s Life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon on July 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a private family interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Urnbearers were Dustin and Jeffrey Blackwell and Chance Rogers. Donations in memory of Vern may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B -10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
BUIZER, Adriaan "Archie": In full assurance of our Savior, the Lord took to himself our beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Adriaan "Archie" Buizer, on August 20, 2007, at the age of 53. Archie will be remembered by his loving mother Sara, devoted brother Keith, adoring sister-in-law Cindy, nephews Jay and Jesse, special Aunt Maps Buizer, special cousins Caroline (Brent) Campbell, Letta Buizer, Angela (Bruce) Smith and Alice (Scott) McGregor and special friends Charlyne (Dion) Wiseman, Marlyne Campbell, Jean Campbell, Brian (Cathy) Campbell as well as many cousins living in the Netherlands. Archie was predeceased by his father Johannes "John" in 1994. Archie was born in The Netherlands and came to Canada with his family at the age of two. He loved life and possessed a strong faith. He was committed to his Church and was happily involved with singing and distributing bulletins every week. Archie worked at COR Enterprises Ltd. during his adult life before retiring in February of 2006. Everyone will remember him for his warm smiles and big hugs. Archie was a loyal, considerate, friend � always thinking of others. He loved car magazines, music, and celebrations. He made friends everywhere he went and was very good at remembering names. Archie had an extraordinarily positive attitude. He was firm in purpose. Even in the past few years in poor health and the last three months in failing health his wonderful qualities shone through. A huge thanks is extended to all of his special caregivers at both the hospital and at home. Also, thank you to the Christian Reformed Church family for the constant prayers and support, and to his friends and extended family for their love and kindness. A memorial service celebrating Archie�s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, August 24. Donations in his memory may be made to COR Enterprises Ltd., 364 Park Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7A8 or the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Dialysis Unit), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B2.
"The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation" Psalms 118:14
BILINSKI: John lost his 9 month battle with cancer peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 in the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Centre with his loving family at his side. John was born in Brandon on December 12, 1928 to Frank and Katherine Bilinski and had one younger sister, Jeanne. In 1963, he married Kathy (Greaves) and they had four children, Andy, Jeanne, Darren and Jody. He was blessed to have 7 grandchildren, Tanner (8), Connor (5), Miranda (3), Hannah (7), Marshall (6), Marian (3), Alice (2) and was anxiously awaiting another grandchild. John was employed with the CPR for 39 years, retiring as an engineer in 1989. During that time he also owned a flower shop, was a roofing inspector, sold life insurance and sold farm machinery. John's other passions included gardening, wood working, coaching boys hockey and girls softball. After retirement, his coffee club held great enjoyment for him. John was a member of the Sokol Hall Association and Brandon Council UCT #448. John is survived by his wife Kathy of 44 years, his children Andy (Emma) of Abbotsford, BC, Jeanne (Murray) Lushaw of Winnipeg, Darren of Yellowknife, NT and Jody (Brad) Hesse of Coquitlam, BC; grandchildren Tanner, Connor and Miranda Lushaw, Hannah and Marshall Bilinski and Marian, Alice and soon-to-be new baby Hesse; his sister Jeanne (Dave) Bears of Winnipeg. He also had a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father Frank, December 20, 1972, his mother Katherine, July 15, 1990 and his father-in-law, Charlie Greaves, October 31, 2003. In keeping with John's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be interred in British Columbia at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Raju Madanu of St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church officiating. The Urnbearer will be his wife, Kathy. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Ave, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9 or to the BRHC Foundation, (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
BELL: Helen Josephine (n�e Bezanson). The family of Helen Josephine Bell sadly announce her passing on July 29, 2007 at her residence in Lions Manor. Born on the farm near Killarney, Manitoba, Helen began her education in Hullett school, then moved with her family to Swan River, Manitoba and completed her schooling at Shaw District school and Swan River Valley Collegiate. Upon completion of high school, Helen moved to Brandon and continued with education in nurse�s training at the Brandon Hospital for Mental Diseases. Following graduation, she continued to live and work in Brandon most of her adult life. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Edith Bezanson (1953 & 1991); sisters: Violet Leslie (1996), Eva Baines (1967) and Eileen Leggatt (2007); brothers: Oliver (Bud) Bezanson (1983), Wellington (Bill) Bezanson (2006); and her beloved husband Kenneth Scott Bell (1992). Helen is survived by her three sons: Kimberley (Carmen) of East St. Paul, MB, Garry (Joyce) of Brandon, MB, Robert (Carol) of Winnipeg, MB; her step-son Dennis of Vancouver, B.C.; eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons, many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. She was also predeceased by her good friend and companion of many years, Earl McPhail. His family of sons Ray and Barry and daughter Erliss, their partners and children, survive with memories. During Helen�s growing years and schooling, she was very active and interested in stage, singing, dance, art and the sports of track and field and softball. She loved farm animals, especially horses and could often be found spending time with them in the pastures. Helen always wished to be a nurse, so when she started her training away from the farm, many of her former activities had to be traded off for studies and work. Since retiring from nursing, Helen kept busy participating in various activities including knitting and crocheting, playing cribbage, bowling and volunteering her time to the causes she held dearest. She was a life member of both the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 and the Sokol Club. In addition, she served as an Honorary Life Member of the Heritage Club and MGEA and in earlier years was Treasurer of the Army, Navy League Unit #10 Ladies Auxiliary. Beyond all else, Helen was known as a real people person who cherished her time spent with her family and friends. She was known for her keen sense of humor and her love of a good laugh, as anyone who knew her could attest. The family wishes to acknowledge and provide a heartfelt thanks to all Helen�s friends who made the last years of her life as full and enjoyable as they were. In keeping with Helen�s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no memorial service. Interment will be held in the Veteran�s Section of the Brandon Cemetery, beside her late husband, Ken. Donations, if desired, in Helen�s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G7, the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the A.L.S. Society, 2109 Portage Avenue, Rm.N108, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0L3, the Brandon Firefighters Charity Fund, 136-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4 or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3 � your choice.
BROWNLEE: Caroline Fanny (Down) passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Caroline was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 6, 1918. She was raised in the village of Rounthwaite, Manitoba where her parents, John Leonard Douglas Down and his wife, Ellen Fanny (Banning) operated a grocery store and post office. Caroline attended school in the village followed by high school in Wawanesa, Manitoba, where she graduated in 1934. She remained with her parents, helping her father and mother and in the community until her marriage to Wesley Clark Brownlee in 1940. They moved to Brandon, Manitoba where they resided and raised their family. They became members of Knox United Church. Through the years, their family attended church and Sunday school and were married in Knox United leaving beautiful memories for her to treasure. Caroline was a life member of Naomi Rebekah Lodge No. 6 and held various offices. She was musician for many years. In 1994, she was elected as Assembly Musician at the Grand Lodge Sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was also awarded the Degree of Chivalry in Minot, North Dakota in honor of her many years and contributions to Rebekah and Oddfellowship. Caroline moved to Lions Manor in December, 1993 and then to Fairview Home in November, 2004 where she carried on with her music and enjoyed the friendship of the residents. Left to cherish her memory: daughter Donna (Don) Pottinger, son Ross (Jean) Brownlee, son Craig (Judy) Brownlee, daughter Myrna (Wilfred) Jordan, eight loved grandchildren and great granddaughter Lauren Pottinger. As requested by Caroline, her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers: Duncan Pottinger, Douglas Pottinger, Juli Robinson, Leigh Brownlee, Christopher Brownlee, Kelly Exner, Dean Jordan and Tyler Jordan. Caroline is also survived by her loving sister, Evelyn Ruth Russell of Winnipeg and her brother Alan Frank Down and his wife Mary of Redding, California; her sisters-in-law Agnes E. Down, Agnes Down and Noreen Down, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Caroline was predeceased by her husband Wesley Clark Brownlee, brothers John, Jim, Leonard and Harry, infant granddaughter Keri, nephew Jimmy and brother-in-law Bob. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place prior to the service. Caroline will be laid to rest beside her husband, Wesley Clark Brownlee in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may donate to a charity of choice.
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things
I cannot change,
The courage to change
the things I can,
And the wisdom to know
BATTERSBY: Leonard James "Len" Battersby, passed away suddenly on June 27, 2007. Len was born in the R.M. of Sifton on the family farm on June 18, 1937. He was predeceased by his father Herman Battersby, his mother Mersetta Battersby, brother Arthur "Art" Battersby and brother-in-law Lionel Weatherald. Len is survived by his daughter Pam Battersby, son Brent (Cheryl) Battersby and grandchildren Brynne and Mitchell, of Brandon, sister Phyllis Weatherald of Oak Lake, MB, sister Katherine O�Donnell of Mission, B.C., sister-in-law Dolores Battersby of Chater, as well as many nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention. Len was born and raised by the Oak Lake marsh. He received his education at Lansdowne School #145. Much of his early years were spent fishing in summer, hunting deer and waterfowl in autumn and trapping muskrats in the late winter. He worked for several farmers in the district before moving to Swan River to live and work. He then moved to Brandon, where he worked for Jack Crang and MacArthur�s, driving trucks. He was Service Manager for Binkley Motors and worked for Swan River/The Pas Transfer hauling freight and eventually becoming Manager. Len moved his family to Chater in the late 1960�s, and in 1973, he began his career with the "Good Roads" as an Operator. He made many lifelong friends that were very important to him. One of the highlights of his time at the Highways Department was the spring of 1980, when he and others where called to the Porcupine Forest to fight the large forest fire. Len�s face would beam when he told the stories of the low beds and the big cats. He retired from the Highways in 1997 but still remained in touch with his buddies at "the shop." Len loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many hours doing what he loved and took many photos of the things he would see. A short talk of Len�s after pushing bush for deer and not hearing any shots went� "See any deer?" "Yes." "Why didn�t you shoot?" "Don�t know." "You�ll never get a deer if you don�t shoot. The next time I push a deer out to you, you had better be knee deep in empty brass when I come out!" He enjoyed the trips with his best friends to Wyoming to hunt mule deer and antelope. He was an executive member of the Brandon Wildlife Association and member of Hartney Game and Fish. He was also a member of the ANAF where he enjoyed the ever-present good-natured ribbing that took place during the meat draws. Len cherished the friends he made throughout his lifetime. You would be hard pressed to know someone who knew more people than Len did. He had a special relationship with his grandchildren, Brynne and Mitchell and his soft side would show whenever they were near. A memorial service to celebrate Len�s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. All in attendance were Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Len may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B � 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
When my days here are over
And my time is through,
I shall go to a place
Where the sky�s always blue,
Where the wild geese fly
And the elk�s bugle sounds,
Where there�s nothing
but wilderness all around.
It is here I shall let my weary soul rest,
To wait for the ones I love the best.
"The Hunter Home From The Hill"
BAKER: Garth Davis Baker passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at the age of 69 years. Garth was born in Brandon on March 15, 1938. He attended Gorrie School and lived on the Baker Homestead, helping with the dairy operation. Following the sale of the dairy, Garth continued farming the grain and beef operation, with his brother, Lyle. Garth enjoyed travelling in the winter time, exploring the world, and trying new activities. He was curious and interested in all aspects of life. Garth enjoyed music. He sang at community functions in his early years and listened to music and audio book tapes in later years. He was an avid rock hound and was a member of the Rock and Gem Society. He was also a leather craftsman and artist who loved to sketch, especially nature scenes. He shared his crafts with friends and family. Health problems plagued Garth early in life, but, while at times this slowed him down, it never deterred him from interests or activities. He continued to farm with his brother, Lyle until ill health forced him to retire during the winter of 2002. He resided at Central Park Lodge, Brandon until his passing, where he remained active in leatherwork, sketching and assisting the staff in fixing small items around the building. Garth was very independent, was interested in people, loved to socialize, was known for his hearty laugh and sense of humour and enjoyed good-natured teasing. He helped others as a handyman using his tools and crafts, brightening up the elevator with his sketches, or making a leather case to hold the ball of wool from getting away, which was very much appreciated by staff and patrons at Central Park Lodge. Garth loved his electric scooter and surprised family and friends where he would travel. The scooter allowed him to scoot all over Brandon, giving him the independence he so dearly enjoyed. Garth is survived by his brothers: Lyle Gordon (Nancy) of Brandon and nephews, Jonathan and Christopher and Dale (Donna) and nephew Craig (Danielle, twin boys, Benjamin and Matthew) all of Naperville, Illinois, and niece, Karen of Buffalo, New York as well as numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Julianna Margaret, July 22, 1984 and his father, Cecil Lyle Baker, September 10, 1949. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with a private family interment taking place at the Brandon Cemetery prior to the service. Rev. Margret Kristjansson will officiate. The urnbearer will be nephew, Jonathan Baker. A reception, hosted by the Brandon Hills Fireflies, will be held at Central United Church immediately following the memorial service. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Garth, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
BOYD: Isobel Agnes Boyd, of Fairview Home, passed away at her residence on March 26, 2007 at the age of 82 years. Isobel was born July 5, 1924, the 7th child of Andrew and Agnes Boyd, on a farm in the Moore Park district. She resided with her Dad and Mother on the farm where she enjoyed helping out. Isobel loved animals and they loved her. One of her favorites was a horse named Queen. After the death of her father, she and her mother stayed on the farm until 1977, when they moved to Brandon. In 1984, Isobel moved to Fairview Home. Isobel enjoyed doing crafts, knitting and embroidery work. After moving to Fairview, she became very involved as a volunteer worker and received awards for her work. She continued this until an accident in 2003 curtailed her activities. Isobel is survived by her siblings, Helen (Nell) Dawe, Alex (Ella) Boyd, Jack (Margaret) Boyd, Marjorie (Don) Young and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Andrew, mother Agnes, sister Annie Phillips, brothers Andy Boyd, Murray Boyd and Archie Boyd. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., with lunch to follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre. A private interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the service. Active Pallbearers will be Darryl Boyd, Jim Boyd, Craig Young, Gerry Paddock, Ron Miller, and Don Tulloch. If desired, donations in memory of Isobel may be made to Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
BERESFORD: Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, Alex passed away at the Stonewall and District Health Centre at the age of 91. Alex was born in Scotland on October 30, 1915. He moved with his family to Margaret, Manitoba, in 1916, where they farmed. Alex served in the RCAF medical unit from 1941-1945 and was stationed in various locations across Canada. He married his wife Lyla on June 6, 1942. He and Lyla moved to Austin in January 1947, where Alex managed the Pool Elevator in Austin for 33 years. Alex was actively involved in the community. He was a founding member of the Austin Credit Union and was active in the United Church and Masonic Lodge. Alex loved sports and excelled at baseball and curling. He was the draw-master for local bonspiels and was a chief organizer of the annual July 1st ball tournament. After his career with Manitoba Pool, he and Lyla moved to Brandon in July 1980, where they spent a very happy retirement. Alex was a kind and gentle man, who was always quick to smile and lend a hand. He was a very proud grandpa and great grandpa. He took great pleasure in all his grandchildren�s activities and accomplishments. He loved family events and never forgot a birthday or special event in their lives. Alex moved to Rosewood Lodge Personal Care Home in Stonewall in December 2005 to be closer to family. Alex is survived by his son, Kevin (Arlene) and grandchildren Ryan (Lyndsy), Jeff and Melanie and great granddaughter, Chloe, as well as his sister Mary Way. Alex was predeceased by his wife, Lyla, of 59 years, in 2001. The family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Lodge and Stonewall and District Health Centre for their kind and compassionate care. It is greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate Alex�s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, it was Alex�s request that donations be made to the Southwest District Palliative Care, Box 1282, Stonewall MB, R0C 2Z0.
BASS: The sudden death of Nicholas George Bass occurred in Brandon on February, 1st, 2007. Nick was born in Brandon on February 8th, 1925 to George and Jessie Bass. He received his education in Brandon and attended Brandon College. He started work in his father�s restaurant, the Lyceum Caf� on Rosser Avenue, when he was only 8 years old. He continued in the family restaurant when it became the United Grill at 33-10th Street. In 1951 Nick was married to Fay (Atkinson). Together with O.K. Bicknell they opened B & B Agencies, which after Mr. Bicknell�s retirement they owned and operated for almost 50 years. Nick was predeceased by his parents George and Jessie (Broda), his brother Jim, and his sister Lillian. He is survived by, and will always hold a cherished place in the hearts of, his loving wife of 55 years, Fay, children George (Wendy Weight), Earl, Michael, Margaret (Jim) Murray and David, grandchildren Elizabeth, Victoria, Nicholas, Tasha, A.J., Nicholas, Jonathan, Adam, and great-grandchildren Dylan, Jade, Mikayla and Cadence. Nick was a member of the U.C.T for over 50 years and a member of Central United Church Board. He was always ready and eager to help his family and friends. He was often sought out by people in the business community, friends and family looking for his advice and insight, that he was always willing to share. Nick�s life was his family and he was always proud of their accomplishments. Those who knew him know that he was a man with a big heart, a quick wit and a ready smile. He will be forever in our hearts. Viewing will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Sunday February 4th and the ceremony celebrating Nick�s life will be at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, at 10:30 a.m. Monday February 5th. All in attendance will be considered honourary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favourite charity.
BARANIUK, Merine (n�e Jenks): Merine Ann Baraniuk passed away peacefully on January 27, 2007 at the age of 68, at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, MB. Merine, the youngest daughter of Robert and Louise Jenks, was born on February 5, 1938 in Ste. Rose du Lac. Her parents moved the family to Cayer, MB where she attended convent school. Her family moved to Brandon in 1947 where she attended David Livingston School, King George School and Alexandra School. On July 5, 1958, Merine was united in marriage to Peter Baraniuk. In 1964, Merine and Peter built a home for their family in Brandon, where they resided for 41 years. Merine was employed at the Twin Pines Motel, Brandon General Hospital and the Agricultural Extension Centre. Because Merine wanted to stay at home to dedicate all of her time to raising her four daughters, she decided to provide a babysitting service in her home which she did for a number of years. Merine enjoyed many things such as knitting, gardening, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She was also an avid bird watcher; hummingbirds being her favorite. She canvassed for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and was a faithful watcher of her favorite soap opera. There were many things Merine enjoyed but her passion in life was her family. She was honest, compassionate, genuine and loved people unconditionally. She gave of herself unselfishly and she was the only person you could count on to keep a secret. She encouraged her family and was a role model for her daughters. Many of her children�s friends called her "Mom" which is a real testimony as to the kind of person she was. Left to cherish the memory of Merine are her loving husband Peter and four daughters: Karen Baraniuk (Duncan), Sharron Smith (Rod) Stettler, AB, Sherryl Mashinter (Jacques Lessard), Austin, MB and Kathy Stanley (Dan), Boggy Creek, MB. Merine has six grandchildren: Greg, Matthew, Lindsay, Ali, Wesley and Travis and one great grandson Ty, who is the apple of her eye! Merine has five step grandchildren: Paul, Wanda, Brigitte, Jennelle and Jenique. Merine has one brother Ivor Jenks (Eleanor Reeve), Brandon, MB and one sister, Annette Thompson (Floyd), Lethbridge, AB. She is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Merine was predeceased by her father Robert in 1977, her mother Louise in 2004 and two special sisters-in-law, Doreen in 1997 and Helen in 2001. There are numerous people that Merine's family would like to thank. A most sincere thank you to the caring and compassionate staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for providing unconditional care that enabled Mom to have grace and dignity, even on the bad days. Thank you to Dr. Scott Blythe, Dr. Norman and staff at the Brandon Regional Health Centre and the Assiniboine Centre. No words could ever express our gratitude to Alf Price , our family�s guardian angel. Your genuine care and concern over the years is appreciated and will never be forgotten. Thank you to Larry Roulette for all the support you provided to our family. A very special thank you to neighbors, Ken and Julie, who, over the years, shared a friendship so dear that you became a part of our family. Thank you for everything you did to enrich Mom�s life. Thank you to Janice Robinson for forming and embracing a friendship with our Mom. You were a ray of sunshine and brought her joy on your daily visits. We are grateful that you had the privilege of getting to know our Mom. Special thanks to Mom�s niece, Judy, for her companionship and endless visits along the way. Mom valued and enjoyed the time you spent with her. At Merine�s request, no funeral service will be held. A private memorial ceremony will be held by her family to celebrate her life. Cremation service will be provided by Brockie Donovan. In memory of Merine, and in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Rideau Park Personal Care Home Donation Fund, 525 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 6S9. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
I will always be here to comfort you.
I will always be here to understand you.
I will always be here to laugh with you.
I will always be here to cry with you.
I will always be here to talk with you.
I will always be here to think with you.
And even though we might not be together,
Know that I will always be here to love you.
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.
COUGHLIN: The death of Warren Vincent "Bing" Coughlin of Brandon, occurred on October 9, 2006, peacefully, at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 82. Warren was born at Hardy, Saskatchewan, in 1924, one of eight children born to James and Nelvina Coughlin. Warren gave up a promising future in hockey to join the army at the age of 17, in 1941, and returned home in 1945. Serving in England, Belgium, France and Italy, he gladly did his part to defend Canada. He enjoyed sports and participated in hockey, bowling, curling and broomball. In later years, Warren enjoyed cribbage and shuffleboard. Warren was a life member of the Legion as well as a long time member of the Army, Navy and Airforce Club, Unit #10, and the Crocus Seniors. He greatly enjoyed meeting with friends, sharing with them his superb sense of humour and his warmth of personality. Warren is survived by his loving wife, Mildred, and her children: Vic (Lorraine) Thomson, Hughene (Craig) Bradley and Melvin (Peggy) Thomson; his children, Warren (Barb) Coughlin and Cathy (Ron) Lewicki with his first wife, Lorayne and Debbie (Arnie) Cross and Bill Learmonth brought into his life by his second wife, Laura. Warren leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Wally (Genie) of Fresno, California, sisters-in-law, Alice (Calvin) of Wenatchee, Washington, Ruth (James) of Angus, Ontario, Emma (Pat) of San Leandro, California, Alice (Jack) of Beausejour, as well as many nieces and nephews. Many friends will miss Warren. Predeceasing him are: his parents; brothers, Calvin, James, Merle, John, Patrick and a sister, Lucille; first wife, Lorayne; second wife, Laura and her son, Bob. A Celebration of Warren�s life was held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Home on October 13, 2006 with Rev. Michael Skliros officiating, and long time friend and neighbour, David Lewis delivering the eulogy. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3 formed an honour guard with members of the Army, Navy, Air Force #10, all laying poppies to honour Warren�s service to his country. Interment took place in the Brandon Veterans� Cemetery. A luncheon was held at the Army, Navy and Air Force Club, served by the Crocus Seniors. Friends who wish may make a donation, in memory of Warren, to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice.
CORRIGAN: Breanne Kathleen Corrigan passed away in the presence of her family, on Monday September 4th, 2006. Breanne was born March 15th, 1990, a little sister to Brayden. When Breanne was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy like her big brother, doctors offered an experimental treatment that had shown some initial positive results. Breanne had a bone marrow transplant at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg in July 1992. After a recovery period, Breanne enjoyed the things all little girls do. She especially enjoyed dancing, school and playing with friends and her little sister, Marissa. Unfortunately MLD took control of her body and after grade one, Breanne spent most of her time at home with her family. These were quieter times filled with movies and stories and lots of laughter. During Breanne�s battle, many very special people entered her life. Breanne�s family will be eternally grateful for their support, as we would not have endured this journey without each and every one of you. We define heroes in many ways; Breanne will always be our hero for her dignity and courage. We will miss our little princess with the smile from ear to ear. Breanne was predeceased by big bother Brayden in 1997, uncle Heavy, grandma Kathleen Corrigan and great grandmothers Evelyn MacDonald and Verna McGregor. She is survived by parents, Stacey and Mike, little sister Marissa and grandparents Mel and Micki McGregor, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. A service of remembrance was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on September 7, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. with Mike Waddell officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Breanne, may be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2 or to the Children�s Hospital of Winnipeg, Research Foundation, 108-671 William Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J2.
CHAMBERS; Dori Elsie: Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2006 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 85 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Dori will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bob Chambers of Brandon, Manitoba, Donna Taylor and husband Roger of Lethbridge, Ron Chambers and wife Brigida of Lethbridge, her grandchildren Rick Taylor, Bruce Taylor and wife Kerry of Lethbridge, Jeff Chambers and wife Amber of Brandon, Erin Upton and husband Matt of Aurora, Colorado, Milana Chambers and Francis Chambers of Lethbridge, her four great grandchildren, Riley and Ashley Taylor and Aiden and Mya Chambers, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dori was born to Jack and Louise Roberts of Brandon on October 23, 1920 into a large and growing family. She had seven sisters, Rene (Wilman), Van (Benoit), Doris (Burns), Gladys (Law), Lee (Ramsey), Joy (Gibson), Jackie (Geiler) and two brothers Len and Ed. She is survived by sisters Jackie of Brandon and Joy of River Bourgois, Nova Scotia. In 1941, she married Bruce Chambers and soon moved to the Chambers� family dairy farm just north of Brandon where she lived until Bruce�s death in 1984. In 1985, she sold the farm and moved to an apartment in Brandon where she lived until 2002 when she moved to Lethbridge. Dori loved bowling, playing cards, travel, and any opportunity to socialize. She will be missed by all with whom she shared in these activities. Dori was a strong woman, willing to face and endure many challenges with hope and optimism. Her favorite book was "The Power of Positive Thinking", of which she had two copies. A memorial service will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception at the Funeral Home to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. A special thank-you to the kind nurses and staff of the St. Michael�s Palliative Care Unit and Lethbridge Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, whose care of Dori during her last months was truly commendable.
CHAPMAN: Shirley Mae Chapman, of Belfield Farm, Brandon, Manitoba, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, June 25, 2006.
Shirley was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 26, 1927, to the late Jack and Flora Moulton. As a young lady, she served as the executive secretary to the Admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy. On July 3, 1976, in Brandon, she married a wonderful person, Robert S. Chapman, and embraced the rural community when she relocated to Belfield Farm by Kirkham's Bridge. There, Shirley was an active member of a caring group of people dedicated to better living through healthy and nutritional foods which blended well with her joy of cooking and gardening. Her cookie jar was always full. Being a cat lover all her life, the farm also provided an ample supply of furry friends. During her later years she experienced respiratory problems which limited her movement and ability to speak. This didn't stop her as she acquired a computer, discovered the Internet and found a communication path to her family and friends through the use of email. Even when reading became difficult, she found a way to read by getting large print books. Her spirit remained undaunted and shone through in spite of her limitations. Shirley will live on in memory through her husband, Robert S. Chapman; their children, John T. Chapman, his wife Karean, their daughters Mikayla Shae, and Shayna Brooke of Saratoga, California; Rob Chapman, his wife Alida, their three children, Amanda, Kevin, and Marissa of Edmonton, Alberta; Susan Linto, her husband Terry, their sons Ross and Ryan of Brandon, Manitoba; her sister, Carol Von Syberg of Halifax, Nova Scotia; her nephews and nieces in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and her two cats Cindy and Tommy. Shirley was
predeceased by her brother Dick Moulton. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of the Assiniboine Centre and ICU, for all of their loving care and support over
the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brandon Regional Health Centre
Foundation, "Respiratory Unit", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
CORNELL: Lois Catherine Cornell (n�e Rae), beloved wife of Bob, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at the age of 67 years. Lois was born on July 22, 1938 at Arcola, Saskatchewan. She spent her early years in Arcola and Napinka, Manitoba. She met her husband, Bob Cornell, in 1957 in Melita, Manitoba. They were married on May 31, 1958. Lois worked for the Royal Bank until she and Bob started their family. She was a member of the Kinettes (Melita and Virden) and was active in the Brandon Curling Club. She shared many fun times with her "travelling" curling team: Lois-Skip, Opal-3rd, Judy-2nd, Beth-Lead and Gramma (Reita)-broom girl. Together, Lois and Bob enjoyed good times travelling and socializing with the Molson Pioneer Old Timers Hockey Team. Lois loved the game of golf and she was active on the Executive of the Clear Lake Ladies Golf Club. She also took great pleasure in caddying for Bob during the Tamarack at Clear Lake. Lois was a member of the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Marco Island, Florida, where she was proud to be a two-time champion of the "9 Holers." Lois had several passions � she was a big fan of the Brandon Wheat Kings. She loved a good card game, especially when she beat Bob. She enjoyed cross-stitching, aquasizes and walking along the beach in Florida. She took great pride in her flowers and yard at Clear Lake, and she delighted in watching her young grandchildren play in their special playhouse. She also enjoyed watching her older grandsons playing golf and hockey. Lois is lovingly remembered by her husband Bob; son Ron (Holly) and their children Duncan and Aidan; daughter Kathy (Brad) Mueller and their children Braeden and Tyler; daughter Nancy (Jayson) Uhl and their daughter Bobbi Rae; sisters and brothers: John (Freda) Rae, Marion (Fred) White, Bill (Joan) Rae and Donna Meadows (Gary). Lois was predeceased by her parents, James and Esther Rae, and by her nephew, Glen Meadows. A Celebration of Lois� Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrew�s Presbyterian Church officiating. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
CANCADE: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Joseph Peter Cancade on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the age of 94. Dad was born in Finley, MB in 1912 and was the youngest of eight children born to Regis and Marie Cancade. He attended school at Grand Clairiere, Virden and Belleview, MB. At the early age of 14, Dad decided he preferred working full-time with his brother Pete, than in continuing with school. With his God given mechanical ability, he began working in the shop, learning to repair Model T cars, and eventually expanding his interest to fixing and working with all things mechanical. On September 14, 1939, Dad married Bertha and together they built their first home in Belleview. By this time, his brother Pete decided that Dad was essential to the growth of the business and made him a partner. Dad always appreciated the confidence that his brother Pete had shown him. In 1946, they moved the business, Cancade Brothers Ltd. to Brandon, MB. Later, the business was renamed Cancade & Co., which continues to manufacture truck bodies and accessories today. Dad loved making and fixing all types of machinery, both for his business and for others who would come to him with special problems. His amazing problem solving ability was sought out by his own children in business or in home situations. It is in this way that Dad showed his deep love for his family. Dad also extended his charity to the community, particularly to St. Augustine�s Church where he joined the Knights of Columbus and was honored to become a lifetime member. Dad will be greatly missed by his children, Anita Armstrong, Judy, Edward (Sue), Raymond (Wanda Nadjiwon), Francis and special friend Teresa Henderson and Gisele McLachlan; his grandchildren: Randy (Kahori) Armstrong, Kevin (Kristin) Armstrong, Melanie and Jeffrey Cancade, Nonnie (Caroline), Randa, Breanne, Charity, Melody and Sheldon Cancade, Erin, Julie and Steven Cancade, Christopher and Jason McLachlan as well as great grandchildren. Many friends, nephews and nieces will also miss his presence particularly Suzie and Paul (Yvette) Cancade who have been part of our close family network in Brandon. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Regis & Marie Cancade, all his brothers and sisters, his son, Arthur and grandson, Arthur. Prayers and the Mass of Christian Burial were held at St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church, Brandon, MB on June 21 and June 22 respectively. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Paul Cancade, Ralph Redfern, Pete Ricoine, Jeffrey Cancade, Christopher and Jason McLachlan. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Bodin and Sing Oun. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.