ORR: Mrs. Iris Orr (Mom) of Brandon, formerly of Alexander, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday, June 16, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Mom was born July 17, 1922 in Souris, Manitoba. She grew up in Terance with her brother Grant and her Mom and Dad, Mable and Jim Boyd. She went to school at Millan. She married Dad (Matt) in 1940. Dad had come over from Belfast, Ireland and worked as a farm hand for the Winters family. They moved to Alexander in 1943 and raised a family of two boys and eight girls. Mom and Dad moved to Brandon in September 1977 so Mom would be closer to her job at the Brandon General Hospital. Mom loved her job and all the friends she made. She retired at 65 and after her retirement she enjoyed her yard and garden and sitting out on her veranda with her little dog and cat. Mom enjoyed living in Brandon but always referred to Alexander as her home. Mom took great delight in her 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was always interested in their lives. She thoroughly enjoyed family gatherings and seeing everyone. We will fondly remember her for her loving ways and her sense of humor. She is survived by her daughters: Pat, Lorna (Joe), Audrey, Dorothy (Phil), Sylvia, Bev (John), Barbara and daughter-in-law Colleen. She was predeceased by her husband Matt; her brother Grant; her Mom and Dad; her sons John and Jim; her daughter Marilyn; sons-in-law Bob and Harvey, and her great-grandson Steven. A funeral service was held at the Alexander United Church on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating. Interment was in the family plot at Alexander Cemetery. Special thanks to Kurt and the staff at Brockie Donovan.
The loss of a Mother is like a radiant star disappearing from the night-time sky and words of sympathy seem so small to encompass so great a loss.
"Rest in Peace Mom ~ We Love You"
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. Jack spent his early years between Cookstown, ON and Carnduff, SK. He moved to the Alexander district with his family in the early 1930s. He married Jean Dorothy Hill in December, 1939 and, after returning from overseas, they began farming in the Dalton district, west of Alexander where they continued farming until his retirement in 1994 and their subsequent move to Riverheights Terrace, Brandon in 2001. Jean and Jack enjoyed many winters in the southern U.S., Florida, Texas, and Arizona. Jack's lifelong passion was his family, farming and he was extremely fond of horses. Jack was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge and was always extremely proud of being a member of the Alexander district and surrounding communities. Jack's common sense approach and his reputation for honesty and integrity endeared him to many people both young and old. Jack was predeceased by Jean, his loving wife of 65 years in February, 2005, granddaughter, Jaci, in February, 2000, and his sister, Ida Parks. Jack is survived by his brother, Fred (Evelyn) and family and by his two sons: Gary (Norma), Gene (Gayle), and grandchildren, Kristi (Stan Cherak), Rhett, Chad, and great granddaughter, Taylor, plus many other extended family members. 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, with 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.
PLOWMAN: Molly (n�e Churchill) passed away August 19, 2006 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, with her family at her side. Molly was born May 8, 1915 in the Elton Municipality. She was the youngest child of Arthur and Lucinda (Kirschner) Churchill. Molly attended the Norman School and received a grade eight education. Molly met John at the Young Peoples� Group at Creeford Church. They married on November 16, 1940 and farmed in the Douglas area all their lives. They had one son, Wayne. Molly belonged to the WI Group. She loved to work in her garden and around the home yard. She was able to do many tasks set before her, from helping out in the ladies group to driving a grain truck. Molly spent many evenings knitting and doing other needlework projects, which she was still doing at the Assiniboine Centre. John and Molly retired from farming in 1991and moved into an apartment in Brandon. She resided there until her stay in the hospital five months ago. Molly enjoyed going for coffee with her many friends at Wal-Mart. She loved to have her friends and family visit her. Molly loved life and never complained about the cards she was dealt. She never said "Poor me" and always thought of others less fortunate. Molly is survived by her son, Wayne (Linda) of Brandon and their families, Ken and Kate Plowman, Toronto, Lisa Schoonbaert (Richard), Brandon, and their daughters, Ashley and Brenna and also Chris Dunning (Melissa), Edmonton, and sons, Mason and Caelin, Neepawa. Also surviving Molly are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary and Henry Hlady, Brandon, Albert and Merle Plowman, Brandon, Don and Doreen Plowman, Winnipeg, Rose Knight, Courtney, BC and Grace Plowman, Calgary, AB, along with several special nieces, nephews and cousins. Molly was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Lucinda Churchill, husband, John and brothers, William and Ferdinand Churchill. Her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charlie and Olive Plowman, Bert and Leela Plowman, George and Lorette Plowman, Roy Plowman, Gordon Plowman and Joyce and Woodley Prowse also predeceased Molly. A graveside service was held August 23, 2006 at Madford Cemetery in the Elton Municipality. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Cancer Services", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
GOD�S FLOWER GARDEN
God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be
So He closed His arms around you
And whispered "Come with me."
Your smile is gone forever
Your hands we cannot touch
All we have are memories
Of one we loved so much.
He took you to His garden
And laid you there to rest
God�s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping
So peaceful and free from pain
We would not want you
To suffer that again.
PETO: Mary Margaret Peto of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 1, 2006, following a brief illness. Margaret was born on July 31, 1915, to Samuel and Etta Gibson at Emerson, Manitoba. She grew up along the Red River on her family�s farm, with seven siblings, and attended Manchester and Emerson Schools. Margaret learned to play the piano which was a source of pleasure, for her and for her family, all of her life. Margaret married Lorne Peto in 1940 and moved to the Peto farm just up the road from her home. She and Lorne had three children; Sandra, Elaine and Allen. Margaret was a loving mother who taught her children important values, bringing them up in a gentle home permeated with kindness, humour and calm. She worked alongside Lorne on the family farm, doing whatever needed to be done. She was active in her community, helping with fall suppers, school events and with activities with which her children were involved. As a young girl, Margaret played the piano at the Baptist Church, and, after her marriage, played the piano and the organ at the Anglican Church in Emerson, for many years. She was involved in Eastern Star, and was Worthy Grand Organist for the Manitoba Chapter. Margaret was very athletic and enjoyed curling and, in her later years, she took up golf at which she excelled, enjoying the game into her eighties. Margaret and Lorne wintered in Texas for many years where they made many friends and happy memories. Margaret lived a long, active, healthy, happy and blessed life and she will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, of sixty-six years, Lorne Peto; her daughters Sandra Casper and Elaine ( Al Hengstler) and her son Allen (Karen); her grandchildren David Casper, Leanne Leier (Mark), Kevin Hengstler, Sarah, Nathan and Alanna Peto, and her great grandchildren Ethan and Nate Leier; her sisters-in-law Gladys Murray, Dorothy Morrow, Lillian Gibson and Doreen Gibson, and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Etta Gibson, all of her sisters and brothers, her parents-in-law, Morton and Ethel Peto, her sister-in-law Marion (Peto) Ash, her son-in-law Howard Casper and her grandson Lorne Casper. Margaret�s memorial service was held at Trinity United Church on Monday, November 6, 2006 with Reverend John Nesbitt officiating. Her ashes will be interred at Emerson Cemetery at a later date. If friends so wish, donations, in Margaret�s memory, may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, #1 613-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6.
PETERS, ANNA: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Anna Peters, on October 10, 2007 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. She was born on January 1, 1930 to Jacob and Katherina Quiring and came to Canada in 1948. She married Bernhard Peters in 1951 and together they raised their family in Winnipeg and later moved to Brandon in 1967. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband Ben, infant daughter Marlene, son Victor, sister Sarah, as well as brothers Henry, Walter (Anna), and Frank Quiring. She will be fondly remembered by her son Bernie, daughters Ann (Gerald) Barnes, Elsie and Elfreda Peters and daughter-in-law Vivian as well as grandchildren Tanya (Michael), Shannon (Hugo), Brian, Megan (Darcie), Melissa, and Marla (Jamie) and her great-grandchildren Joshua, Nicolas, Owen and Jaiden. Surviving also are her sisters Tina Meyer and Jessie (Nick) Lowen and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Anna's faith was very important to her and she tried to pass this on to her family. Her family always came first. Anna worked for many years at the Brandon General Hospital in housekeeping until her retirement. She was able to stay in her home until 2004 when her health failed and Dinsdale Personal Care Home became her new home. The family would like to thank Major Winnie Perrin and the caring staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their love and care of our mother. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th Street, with viewing prior to the service. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations can be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9 or to a charity of choice.
PAGE: Mr. Albert Page, beloved husband of Grace, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the age of 87 years. Albert was born on March 19, 1920 in Winnipeg, MB, the youngest of six brothers and one sister. He served overseas from 1942-1946. Throughout his lifetime, Albert worked as a fireman for C.P. Rail and then ran the Golden Gate Caf� in Brandon with his brother, Dick. From 1962-1975, he operated the Chicken Delight on Rosser Avenue with his wife. Albert loved travelling and golfing. He was a longtime member of the Brandon Golf and Country Club. Albert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace; daughter Valerie (Rex) DeBar of Panama City Beach, Florida; son Raymond (Mary) Page of Brandon; daughter Maureen "Kit" (Don) Thompson of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Sean Page, Troy Thompson (Sylvia), Tiffany (Chris) Westdal; and three great-grandchildren: Madison, Abigail and Carter. Albert was predeceased by all of his brothers, one sister and one grandson, Brian Seamer. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. All in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to a charity of choice.
PLEWES: Ismay Thelma (Bubs) n�e Cooper, March 24, 1929 ~ May 18, 2007. It is with deep sadness that the family wish to announce the passing of Ismay at the Assiniboine Centre, Palliative Care Unit, with her beloved daughters by her side. Ismay was born March 24, 1929 in Brandon where she resided her entire life. On June 18, 1947, she married the Great Love of her life, George "David" Plewes. They were blessed with 3 children, Dianne, Danny and Denise. Ismay worked outside of the home for years at various places including the laundry at the old Brandon General Hospital, Pioneer Electric and the Brandon School Division. Ismay belonged to several organizations over the years including the Legion #3, A.N.A.F. #10, Crocus Seniors and the Park Avenue Seniors. Ismay enjoyed crocheting and knitting and donated handmade sweaters, hats, mitts and blankets to many organizations. Some of her work went to some communities in Canada�s far north and as far south as Mexico. She loved going for coffee or to Bingo with her two best friends, Dorothy and Lorraine. These three were inseparable. Ismay is survived by her two daughters Dianne (Elwin) Becker of Brandon and Denise (Tony) Ward of Winnipeg. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and her brother Ralph (Gert) Cooper of Vernon, B.C. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews and brother-in-law Eugene (Phyllis) Plewes of Brandon. Ismay was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, David, son Danny, father Walter, mother Matilda and brothers Ernie, Lloyd, Danny and Phillip. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of "Bubs" may be made to the Assiniboine Centre � Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
PLANTE: Reginald Amable, son of the Late Honore Plante and Irene Plante (n�e Alary), passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home with his twin brother, Richard, at his bedside, on Monday, March 26, 2007. Reginald lived in St. Lazare, MB during his younger years and spent a few years in Winnipeg, MB. He then moved to Brandon where he lived his last thirty years of his life surrounded by family and friends. During his years in Brandon, Reginald enjoyed his music, playing cards, Bingo and family gatherings. His hobby times were spent repairing a variety of items for people, such as lighters, watches, eyeglasses and some leather work. He also enjoyed helping elderly people with snow removal and running errands. Reginald leaves to mourn his twin brother Richard (Mariette), brother Conrad (Jeannine), brother Adrian (Joan) and one sister, Viviane (Oliever) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Reginald will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Prayer Vigil was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dominic Yuen presiding and Rev. Mr. Conrad Plante as Deacon. A time of fellowship and lunch will be held at St. Augustine�s Church Square immediately following the interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends and family wish, donations, in memory of Reginald, may be made to St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3H1.
"Reginald, you will always be remembered,
To you, our love and prayers forever.
Keep us a place in Heaven,
Till we meet again."
PHILLIPS: Rose Phillips of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the age of 94. Rose was born in Brandon on May 31, 1912 and received her education attending St. Augustine�s primary school and St. Michael�s Academy. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary�s Ukrainian Church. During her earlier years while living on 6th Street North and on Dennis Street, her passion was her flower and vegetable gardens for which she received some recognition and prizes. As a hobby, Rose enjoyed many hours with her needlework, crafting beautiful crochet pieces and pillows. Mom enjoyed many holidays with her family, Hawaii being her favorite vacation. Weekends and fishing with her family at Sandy Lake were always enjoyed. Mom devoted her life to making a warm and happy home for her family. Rose was a generous and kind person to all she met and was loved by many. Mom spent her last five years as a resident at Fairview Home were where she enjoyed the activities, the fellowship and most of all, the staff. In 1990, she was predeceased by her husband Nick with whom she shared 55 years of blessed marriage. Also predeceased by her parents Michael and Karolina Kowal, her brother Andrew, sisters Kay Prevada (Bill), Bernice Kaczmarz (Walter) and siblings Mary, Ann, Stanley and Peter, her nephews Stanley Kaczmarz and Peter Phillips. She will be greatly missed by son Brian, her daughter-in-law Connie, her grandchildren Chris and Lori (Marcel) and great grandchild Ashley, sisters-in-law Victoria Kowal and Hazel Souliere, her brother-in-law Bruce Phillips (Stella) and several nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held for Rose at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary�s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Ave. on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to the Fairview Foundation, c/o Fairview Home, 1351- 13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
RANNIE: Mrs. "Em" M. Rannie passed away Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 95 years. Left to mourn her passing are her sons Murray (Maryann) White, Perry (Gerree) White, Ken (Pam) White, daughter Eleanor Madden, daughter-in-law Reta Addison, sisters Susan Ardagh and Jean Guinet, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons Cliff White and Lloyd White, daughter-in-law Elsie White, brothers Fred, George, Bill and Ed Ardagh, sisters Ellen Jones, Annie Ryckman and Florence Steeves. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2006. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Em may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
RAMSAY: Esther Alberta Ramsay (n�e Neufeld), beloved wife of John D. Ramsay of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Esther was born on September 13, 1915 at Rosthern, Saskatchewan. She was raised in several communities throughout Saskatchewan and completed Grade 11 at Canadian Junior College in Alberta. In 1949, Esther married John D. Ramsay and moved to the farm in Brookdale, Manitoba where they raised their family. In 1981, Esther and John retired to Brandon. Esther belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Brandon where she was involved in many church activities. Other interests included genealogy, sewing, needlework, reading and travelling. Surviving is Esther�s husband, John D.; sons, Robert (Marty) and Bruce (Estelle) Ramsay; daughters, Phyllis (Bob) Willauer, Pat (Jim) Selman and Judy Ramsay; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; special friend, Charlie Partridge. Her brother, Edwin Neufeld predeceased Esther. Funeral service for Esther was held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Rick Harwood and Roy Jamieson officiating. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Pallbearers were: Phyllis Willauer, Pat Selman, Bob Ramsay, Bruce Ramsay, Judy Ramsay and Charlie Partridge. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Esther, may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
SLATOR: Alice Louisa Slator (Bartlett) passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, October 7, 2006 after a short illness. Alice was born January 23, 1917 and raised on the family farm in the Glanton/Gourlay district. On November 7, 1946 she married Donald Slator and, together they farmed in the Forrest area. Alice was very active within the Forrest community. She helped assemble many quilts for the Rugbyettes; did sewing and knitting for the Red Cross; was a member of the Forrest Legion and was a leader for the Forrest 4-H Home Economics Club. For many years, Alice also repaired dolls and made clothes for them to be distributed in Christmas Cheer Registry hampers. Curling was one of her favourite sports. Also, once they retired to Brandon in 1985, she enjoyed bowling at the Recreation Lanes and playing cards with the South End Community Centre Seniors Group. Alice was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1995; her parents, William and Dolly Bartlett and by brothers, Everett (Scotty) and Cyril. She will be sadly missed by her son, Harold and wife Shirley; grandsons, Cameron and friend Lisa and great grandchildren, Donald and Jessica; Jason and wife Kim and great granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Rylee and granddaughter, Tammy and friend Kris. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Phyllis Clark and brother, Doug Bartlett. A graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Mona Franklin officiated. Friends may make a contribution in memory of Alice to the charity of their choice.
TOMLINSON: Diamond Irvine Tomlinson was born in Estevan, SK on August 23, 1927, the youngest of four siblings. His family moved to Brandon in 1935 where Diamond attended school. Diamond started working at the early age of 15. He held various jobs, working in a bakery and as a call boy for C.P. Rail. Diamond eventually began his long career by working as an electrician�s helper, later receiving his journeyman�s papers, then working for G.T. Smith & Sons for 25 years. In 1974, Diamond began working for the Brandon School Division, Maintenance Department, as Assistant Supervisor of Properties, retiring in 1991. In 1961, Diamond met Elizabeth "Betty" Betke, and they were married on May 12, 1962. They had three children � Brent, Carla and Shawna. Diamond was predeceased by his mother, Dora Jane, father, Joseph "Joe", his first wife, Hazel (Murray) and infant son; brothers, Winston and Arthur "Art" and wife, Ruth; brother-in-law, Ted Ribbans. He leaves to mourn, his wife Betty, son Brent and his daughter Charity and her children, Kenton and Ryanna, Charity�s sisters Cynthia and her husband Jason Hedstrom, and Ray-leen; daughters Carla, Shawna and husband Scott Nikel, and their daughters Megan and Haley; sister Jane Ribbans and her daughter Marcia Hodgson and Joan Ribbans; sister-in-law Yvonne and her sons Bill (friend Evelyn), Gene and wife Deanna, Ken and wife Della, as well as many great nephews and nieces. Funeral service was held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Thursday, August 24, 2006 with Dr Clifford Bergman and Rev. Dan Pope officiating. Interment followed in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Diamond, may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Palliative Care" or "Cancer Services", 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
VAN DEVEIRE: Marie Louise (Weissenburger) Van Deveire passed away peacefully on September 1, 2006 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph who passed on December 5th, 1996. Marie Louise was born in Lorrach, Germany on April 26, 1920 and attended grade school and high school in Erzingen, Germany, a wine growing village in the south of Germany near the Swiss border. After completing high school, she became a nurse and worked in Germany during as well as after World War II. In the early 1950�s, Marie Louise immigrated to Canada where she worked as a nurses� aide in a hospital in Banff, Alberta until she met and married Joseph Van Deveire, a widower with a daughter, Marieanne and moved to his farm near Deloraine, MB. They had a son, Peter on May 7, 1956 and farmed until 1976 before retiring to Souris. In 1992 they moved to Brandon to be closer to family. Marie Louise enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and baking, especially bread making. She also enjoyed listening to the radio, classical music, playing piano, nature walks and traveling. She attended St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church regularly until she became ill in 2000. Marie Louise is survived by her daughter, Marieanne Peterson, her son Peter Van Deveire and his wife Betty Lam and four grandchildren; Angie and Amariah Peterson and Marcus and Katherine Van Deveire and cousins Peter (Greta) Burger and Otto (Rosa) Burger and their families in Germany. We wish to thank the staff at Fairview Home and Dr. Ho for their care of Marie Louise during her stay. We would also like to thank the emergency staff and Dr. Ip for their attentiveness in her last moments. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen of St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations may be made on behalf of Marie Louise to Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
WOODS: Marjorie Ellis Woods passed away peacefully on October 24, 2006, at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon. Marjorie was born on January 18, 1916, in Miniota, Manitoba, youngest daughter of Wallace and Maud Berwick. She grew up in Miniota and took a business course in Winnipeg. She returned to Miniota, where she married William Peter Woods on October 22, 1941. They lived in Virden until 1944, when they returned to Miniota. Marjorie worked in the Miniota Municipality office from 1950 until 1961, when the family moved to Brandon. There, she worked for the federal government in the Food and Drug office until her retirement. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her sisters Doris and Frances Peel, and her brothers-in-law, Bill and Charlie Peel, Bob Woods and Doc McLenehan. She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn (Glen) Kidd and Patricia (John) Unrau; grandchildren Michael (Vickie) Kidd, Andrea (Philip) Poole, Ian Kidd, Joanne (Todd) Schmidt, Jennifer (Mark) Bonne and Ryan Unrau; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Eve Kidd, William and Graham Poole and Tyler Schmidt; her sisters-in-law, Dorothy McLenehan and Ruth Woods, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will follow in Miniota Cemetery. Sincere thanks to the neighbors on Clement Drive and the staff at Rideau Park. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations, in Marjorie�s memory, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6 or to a charity of choice.
WEIMER: Margaret Rose Weimer passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, October 23, 2006. Margaret was born in Scott, Saskatchewan on November 18, 1922. In 1952, she moved to Virden, MB where she resided until 1954, when she moved to Pierson, MB for a few years. She then relocated back to Virden and finally moved to Brandon in 1966. During her lifetime, Margaret worked as a housewife and enjoyed selling Avon products. She is survived by her son Rodney Weimer of Parksville, B.C and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Thadeus (Ted). A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon John MacKenzie of St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Margaret, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
WILSON: It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce that Ron Wilson, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. Ron was predeceased by his father, Purvis, mother, Mary and brothers, Jack and Albert. He was born on August 12, 1931 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where he was raised. Ron joined the Queens Own Rifles of Canada in 1953. He took his training at Ipperwash, Ontario. Many postings followed along with many long lasting friendships that were made through those years. Ron retired after 34 years of military service in Shilo, Manitoba and resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Ron enjoyed the simplest of life, never in a hurry, always waving to whomever he knew. Having coffee with the guys was one of his great joys after retirement. Ron started life with humble beginnings. He worked hard, was strong willed and shared his knowledge with many friends and family. Ron had a deep love for his wife and two children that was expressed more in action than by words, and he allowed us to make mistakes but was always there for support. His grandson, Evan and granddaughter, Leslie were a great source of enjoyment and gave Ron many happy moments. He leaves to mourn his wife, Betty, of 50 years; daughter Fern (Rick) and grandson Evan, Brandon, Manitoba; son Brian (Vivian) and granddaughter Leslie, Winnipeg, Manitoba; sister Fern, Lethbridge, Alberta; brother-in-law Leo (Terry) Wynyard, Saskatchewan; two nephews Darcy (Ricki), Lethbridge, Alberta and Brent (Chris), Red Deer, Alberta and many cousins. He will be missed dearly by all. A time of visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon on Monday, October 16, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Chapel on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Fr. Dominic Yuen of St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church, Brandon will officiate. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Ron, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
WILSON: Gladys Mary (n�e Connon), beloved wife of the Late William (Bill) Wilson, passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home on Monday, October 9, 2006. Gladys is survived by her children: Helen Pitt (Bill), Wilma Knutt (Ken), Ken Wilson and Ron Wilson (Vicky); eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eileen Connon and Jean Connon and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1985 and infant son, Douglas in 1949; brothers: James Mearns, Keith Connon and John Connon; sisters: Margaret Nadler, Alice Brandon, Primrose Durnin and Irene Wilkie. Gladys was born in Brandon to Helen and James Connon, on August 6, 1913 and lived her entire life in the Brandon area. She married Bill on September 24, 1938. Gladys worked at the Brandon General Hospital and Nurses� Residence in the Housekeeping Department, for over 26 years. After retirement, Gladys enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Funeral service was held on Friday, October 13, 2006 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with The Rev. Dr. Dale Woods officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2 or to a charity of choice. A special thank you is extended to the 2nd floor staff of Fairview Home for the care and kindness Gladys received during her 3� year stay.
WORKMAN: Margaret Irene Frances Workman (n�e Huys), with her family at her side peacefully passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the age of 82 years. Margaret was the second daughter born to Henry and Sidonie Huys on the home farm near Deloraine. She received her education at Grove county school and at the age of fifteen, moved with her family to the Goodlands area. She attributed her strong work ethic to her early days of farm chores, working at a grocery store and helping with the family business in Deloraine. Margaret was employed with MTS as a telephone operator in Lyleton, Boissevain and then Brandon in the late 1940�s. One of her greatest achievements was becoming the first female supervisor for MTS. Margaret married Trevor Workman in 1955 and together they had one son, Wayne. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with Wayne, Tricia and her three grandchildren. Over the years she spent countless hours in public service and with various volunteer organizations. She served as a Brandon City Councilor for nine years and has been the local matriarch for the Liberal party. Margaret has been a mentor to other women who have followed in her professional and political footsteps. She has also been a member of the YWCA, the Catholic Women�s League, the Provincial Council of Women, the MS Society and the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. Margaret was recognized and awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (volunteer) and the Queen�s Golden Jubilee Medal. The kin-keeper of the family, Margaret maintained correspondence with many relatives in Belgium and enjoyed her trips to the Old Country. Even after her retirement in 1983, she remained active with volunteering, traveling, reading, needlepoint and even took on a part-time job in her late seventies. As busy as she was, she always had time for family and friends. Her gift for making people feel special came from her genuine interest in and concern for others. Her kindness, thoughtfulness and consideration will be remembered by people of all ages. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by son Wayne, daughter-in-law Tricia and grandchildren Michael (Crispin Butterfield), Amanda and Justin. Also by very special niece Kareen Rommelaere (Ralph Huechert), sisters Isa (Gilbert) Lesy, Harriet (Albert) Rommelaere and their families. By brother-in-law Malcolm (Dora) Workman and their family, niece Jane Steckler and nephew Robert (Joy) Hamilton and their families. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Trevor in 1984, parents, sister and brother-in-law Beryl (Peg) and Robert Hamilton. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine�s Roman Catholic Church on October 11, 2006 with Father Barry Schoonbaert as Celebrant. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons; Michael and Justin Workman, nephews; Lloyd Lesy, Lorne and Jason Rommelaere, Robert Hamilton and Gerald and Allan Workman. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to a charity of one�s choice.
WILLIAMSON: James Edwin (Jim), formerly of the Roseland District, beloved husband of Audrey and loving father of Debbie, Kim, Sheri and Wenda, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Wednesday, September 20, 2006.
Jim was born on December 16, 1934 in the Williamson Homestead in the Roseland District just outside of Brandon. Jim was the 10th and youngest child of William and Dorothy Williamson.
Jim attended school at Roseland and graduated from Brandon Collegiate in 1953. After graduation, Jim was offered employment with a local bank, but Jim preferred to go farming, which he did for over 40 years, retiring in 1993. Jim was the third generation to own the Williamson farm. The farm was designated a Centennial farm in 1991. In May of 2006, Jim sold the farm to his nephew, John Williamson, � the 4th generation to own the Williamson Homestead.
Jim married Audrey Wilken of Redvers, Saskatchewan in 1958. They were married 48 years and have 4 daughters, Debbie, Kim, Sheri and Wenda and five grandchildren, Dallas, Darcy, Corey, Brittany and Chelsea. Nothing was more important to Jim than his family. He spent many good years enjoying time with Audrey and the girls, their families and the grandchildren. Christmas was a very special time to Jim and he always made it fun. It meant everything to Jim to have his family close.
Jim was very interested in and participated in many sports over the years. He pitched baseball for twenty years, and coached women�s fastball in which they won two provincial titles. Curling was a big part of Jim�s life. He started curling at Roseland in 1948 at the age of 14. His first big Bonspiel was in Brandon in 1950. Jim joined the Wheat City Curling Club for the 1957/58 season. 1958 was a special year for Jim as he won the Brandon Men�s Bonspiel and got married!
During Jim�s years of curling, he was draw-master, caretaker and storekeeper at the 1-Sheet Roseland Curling Club for twenty years. He curled at the Brandon Curling Club from 1959 to 1962.
In 1963, Jim joined the Golf & Country Club the year the new facility was built. He won 4 Club Championships at the Country Club. Jim served several years on the Wheat City Directorate and was President in 1978, 1979 and 1980.
Jim was very proud to receive the Gord McGunigal trophy in 1981, which recognized his outstanding contribution to the game of curling over the years.
During the 1960�s, Jim participated in the Provincial Consols Playdowns, now known as the Safeway Select. Jim & Audrey participated together in 3 Provincial Mixed Playdowns in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and won the Provincial Forresters Playoffs in 1972. Jim also made it to two Massey Ferguson Provincials, open to farmers, and lost the final the second year.
Jim was draw-master of the Brandon Men�s Bonspiel from 1968 to 1991. He was a member of the Manitoba Curling Association executive from 1966-1978 and was awarded a Life Membership in the association in 1980.
Jim and Audrey were two of the first in the province to receive a Curl Canada Instructor�s certificate and together they taught curling at many different venues including local high schools. They volunteered at numerous curling events over the years.
Jim served as a councillor for the RM of Whitehead for 33 years.
Jim joined the Army Navy Air Force Unit #10 in Brandon in 1985 and was awarded with a Life Membership in 2001. Jim was very active in the club. He was a member of the executive for over 10 years and was Sports Chairman for many of those years. He started the afternoon Senior Snooker League and organized a Junior Eight Ball League for ages 12-16 years. He was instrumental in getting provincial command to start up a Ladies Command Golf Tournament. Jim has many good friends at the A.N.A.F. and enjoyed lots of fun times at the club.
Jim leaves to mourn his loving wife of 48 years, Audrey; daughters Debbie Williamson; Kim James, husband Bob and son Dallas; Sheri DeGagne and partner Ed Gilbert and Sheri�s son�s Darcy and Corey; Wenda Aube, husband Lorne and their daughters Brittany and Chelsea as well as Lorne�s daughter�s Amber, Courtney, Lyndsey and their children Layne, Rylan, Todd, Darian and Decklan. Sisters Alice Drysdale and Estella (Jim) Brown, brothers Clarence (CK) Williamson and Art (Marie) Williamson. Brothers-in-law, Bill Addison, Hugh Ferguson and Reg Anslow, sister-in-law Lorna Williamson and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents William and Dorothy Williamson, Audrey�s parents Alfred and Ruth Wilken, sisters Laura Addison and Evelyn Ferguson; brothers John, Bill and Norm Williamson, sisters-in-law Mary Williamson, Gladys Williamson, Della Anslow, Gertrude Wilken, Tina Wilken, Helga Wilken and brothers-in-law Cam Drysdale, Cyril Wilken and Roger Wilken.
Funeral Service was held at Central United Church on Monday, September 25, 2006, with Reverend Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Roseland Cemetery. Nephew and close friend Barrie Drysdale gave Reflections. Kim James shared memories of their father on behalf of his four daughters. Active Urn Bearers were grandsons � Dallas James and Darcy DeGagne. The A.N.A.F. Colour Party provided an Honour Guard and poppy service.
Jim fought a long hard battle with both his diabetes and cancer over the past few years. The family wishes to express their sincere thank you to the 4th Floor staff of Fairview Home for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Jim during his brief stay with them. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jim to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B � 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G7 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Cancer Services" 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
Thank you to the A.N.A.F. Unit #10 Ladies Auxiliary for providing the luncheon after the service and a Special Thank You to all friends and family who sent flowers, food, etc or stopped by to visit during this very difficult time. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Sonny and staff at Brockie Donovan for all their assistance.