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MANITOBA - Brandon - Brockie-Donovan Funeral Home Obituaries - 8

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Date: Monday, 23 March 2009, at 1:22 p.m.

FEHILLY: Donal Patrick Fehilly passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at the age of 78 years. He was born on March 8, 1929 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, the youngest child of John and Ellen Fehilly. Although he was the only one born in England, he took great pride in his Irish heritage. Don was educated in England and after his schooling was complete he proceeded with his commitment to the British Army as a paratrooper. His adventures continued as he took a posting with the British West Africa Bank in the Gold Coast (Ghana) from 1950 – 1954. He then immigrated to Canada in 1955, landing in Toronto. In that same year he began working on the D.E.W. (Distant Early Warning) Line in the Canadian Arctic. It was while working and commuting on the D.E.W. Line that he met Victoria Iwacha, and they were married in 1963. Winnipeg became their home and this is where Don began his lifelong career in the auto insurance business. In 1964, Victoria and Don welcomed twins, John and Kathleen. Their younger brother Michael was born in 1966. In 1967, Don was proud to become a Canadian Citizen. After moving to Edmonton and Vancouver, the family settled in Brandon, Manitoba where Don worked for M.P.I. from 1976 until his retirement in 1995. Don’s associations were widespread from coaching and refereeing soccer to many volunteer hours with the Wheat City Lions Club and later the Centennial Lions Club. He and Victoria spent three months of every year in the southern USA where they loved to dance, golf, hike and enjoy all the sights and sounds. Don spent many weekends and weeknights watching his children play in a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton and hockey – he never missed a game for any of them. He was their biggest fan. Donal was predeceased by his beloved son Michael, father John and mother Ellen, brothers Charles, John, and sister Lillian. He is survived by his loving wife Victoria, his son John (Corinne) and grandchildren Jordan and Erin of Beausejour, MB, daughter Kathleen (Glen) and grandchildren Maeve and Luke of Saskatoon, SK, daughter-in-law Caryn and granddaughter Miranda of Sidney, Montana, sisters Rita Cunliffe of England and Eileen Duckworth of Australia. Prayers were held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, May 28, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, presided by Father Dominic Yuen. Pallbearers were Glen Douglas, Jordan Fehilly, Roger Cain, Bryan Halley, Les Ewacha and Russell Smyrichinsky. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the coordinators, staff, nurses and health care aides of the Brandon Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Service for their compassionate care. Also thank you to Brockie Donovan, the Catholic Women’s League for a wonderful lunch and to the many friends, co-workers and family members who traveled from near and far to attend. Donations in memory of Donal may be made to the BRHC Foundation (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.

FLEMING: William "Bill" Fleming, beloved husband of Audrey of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 30, 2007 at the age of 82 years. Bill was born on December 17, 1924 in Brandon, Manitoba, son of Walter and Mary. He remained in Brandon until the age of 17 when he joined the Air Force and went overseas from 1941-1946. Upon his return to Canada, Bill worked out west on a seismic crew for a while, then decided to return home to Brandon. In 1954, Bill was united in marriage to Audrey Wright. The couple, along with two sets of twins, farmed for several years in the Westman region. On their return to the city, Bill worked as a milkman, was in the catering service and then a city bus driver until his retirement. Although Bill had many interests, his passion was music. He played several instruments and enjoyed entertaining others. Bill and Audrey celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 10, 2004. Bill was predeceased by his parents, great granddaughter, Taylor Fleming, brother-in-law, Leonard Wright and sister-in-law, Evelyn Collett. He leaves to mourn his passing, and celebrate his life, his loving wife, Audrey; three sons and a daughter: Dan (Kim) Mitchell, Bryan, Krissy, Jamie and Cassie; Ron (Brenda), Billy Joe, Jesse and Luke; David, Mark and Matthew; Diane, Stacy and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Audrey (Don) Simpson, brother-in-law, Glen (Olive) Wright as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ted Jannuska of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Bill, may be made to the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G1 or the BRHC Foundation (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.

FLOYD: Mrs. Carolyn May Floyd of Brandon, formerly of Thunder Bay, Ontario, dear mother of Juli Finlay, Shannon (Phil) Vickers and Heidi (Cory) Hamm, grandmother of Jessica and Sarah Vickers and sister of John Crittall, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the age of 65 years. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, on Monday, April 9, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating. Interment will follow in Thunder Bay, Ontario in May of 2007. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Carolyn may be made to W.A.T.C.H. Westman Hospice, Unit M, 435 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6S2.

FORSTER: Ruth (née Cranston). We regret to announce the passing of Ruth Forster peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon in her 93rd year. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Reg, and by 6 sisters and 5 brothers. She is survived by one brother, Clifford (Eunice) of Winnipeg and one sister-in-law, Ruth of Edmonton, and several nieces and nephews and their families. Ruth was born in Brandon on October 31, 1914. She was educated in Brandon and resided most of her married life in Melita and latterly Brandon. She enjoyed many happy winters in Mesa, Arizona. At her request, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Burial will take place in the Brandon Cemetery.

FAWCETT: Margaret Anne (Marguerite, Marge) passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on January 5, 2007 at age 88. Marguerite was born in Acadieville, New Brunswick on July 23,1918 during a severe thunderstorm. She was the sixth child of fourteen children born to Marie Agnes and Frederic Daigle. Mom grew up and was educated in the Miramichi Region. Marguerite was a gifted child and could read French and English prior to starting school. She was an excellent student and was often at the head of the class. She was also an avid reader and loved to read as many books as she could get her hands on. Mom’s faith was an important part of her upbringing. Marguerite grew up in a home filled with love, laughter, and music, singing and dancing. She helped her mother with the care of her younger siblings, especially her youngest twin sisters, Maria & Eva. Mom worked as a maid or childcare worker after leaving home at 19. She learned to speak English during this time. Mom moved to Moncton and worked as a waitress during the final years of World War II. This was where she first met her future husband, Stanley Ray. After a move to Montreal, Quebec to work, she reunited with Dad. They were married in Ottawa, Ontario on August 31, 1946. Their early-married life was spent in the Ottawa area. Their first four children, Sharron, Patrick, Carole and Daniel, were born prior to Ray’s enlistment in the Army in 1950. There were six postings throughout Canada in Dad’s military career. Two more children, Paul and Shawn, were born during their first two postings. Mom was a very strong and versatile woman, able to cope and adapt with all these changes in her life. Over the years and through all the moves she maintained her love of life and family, friends, her faith and her wonderful sense of humor and feistiness. Mom was a very special Lady. She could find humor in just about every situation. She was noted for her quick wit and a joy to be around. Mom also had the gift of gab and could speak on just about any subject with knowledge she learned from the many books she read. She also had the special knack to stop and take the time to listen to anyone who needed advice or counsel. Mom had the gift of being a friend or surrogate Mom to many people, young and old. She instilled self-confidence and self worth in all her children and grandchildren. Mom and Dad were extremely proud of their six children and nine grandchildren and all their accomplishments. Whenever possible there were many visits to see family. There were many road trips across Canada; many included camping along the way. One of her last trips was with Dad, traveling to The Big Valley Jamboree in Saskatchewan, camping in the back of their van. During their later years as their health was failing, Dad enjoyed looking after Mom and treating her like a Queen. Family and friends affectionately knew her as Her Royal Highness. Dad was Stan The Butler, and looked after Mom until his death. Now Mom, Her Royal Highness will be reunited with her Stan The Butler. Son, Paul continued looking after Mom in her home until her peaceful death. Margaret will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family and many dear friends. Margaret was predeceased by husband of 59 years, Stanley Ray, parents Marie Agnes and Frederic Daigle, 7 brothers and 4 sisters. Dearly missed by daughter Sharron (Fred) Sluiter & grandsons Andrew & Jeffery, son Patrick (Thuy), daughter Carole (Melvin) Black & granddaughter Ashley, grandsons Justin & Greg, son Dr Daniel (Dr Maria), & grandson Joseph, son Paul, son Shawn (Jackie), & granddaughters Mikayla & Mackenzie, grandson Drew, sisters Flavie Pineau, Maria Légère, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Celebration of Life Service was held January 10, 2007 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Canon Joy Ruddock officiating. Pallbearers were son-in-law and grandsons Melvin, Justin, Greg Black, and brother-in-law Frank Black. Interment followed in her husband’s plot in the Veterans’ Section of the Brandon Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of 400 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Dr. S. J. Duncan for all their care and kindness to Margaret. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Margaret Anne, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, or the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6 or a charity of your choice.

FLEMINGTON: Harold David Flemington passed away at Hillcrest Place, on Friday, January 5, 2007. Harold was born to Ella Greenlay and Charles Flemington at NE Sec. 33-5-27 in the Albert Municipality on September 25, 1920. He was the youngest in the family, having four sisters and two brothers: Muriel and Jack Davidson, Walter, Julia and Andy Johnson, Mildred and Frank Cooper, Evelyn and Don Drake and John and Dora. Harold’s parents, brothers, sisters and spouses predeceased him. He was the last of that generation. Harold loved watching sports, playing crokinole and reading his bible. He went to Bible School. He worked at home and for farmers. Harold also worked for 18 years at Shilo, in the janitorial department. He spent the last four years in Hillcrest Place, with care and kindness, upholding and supporting him all the way. Harold leaves behind nieces and nephews, Donna and John Howden and family, Lloyd Flemington, Gary and Faith Johnson, Florence and Lloyd Mallet, Marie and Rinus Bergman-Flemington and Al and Joyce Cooper, as well as many, many nieces and nephews and family spread across Canada and The Netherlands. The funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Davis of Bethel Christian Assembly officiating. Pallbearers were Lloyd Flemington, John Howden, Gary Johnson, Brad Howden, Dick Jones, Donna Howden and Danny Cooper. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations, in memory of Harold, may be made to The Gideons Brandon Camp, P.O. Box 20060, Brandon, MB, R7A 5Y8 or to Hillcrest Place, 930-26th Street, Brandon, MB, R7B 2B8.

GRUMMETT: It is with great sadness that the family of Hilda Mae Grummett (Roberts) announce her passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 3, 2007. Hilda was born December 21, 1928 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba – the third of four daughters of Jack and Hilda Roberts. Hilda attended school and worked in Portage but made frequent visits to family in Rivers. It was here she met Gerald Grummett and they were married on June 19, 1947. They started their life together in Calgary where Gerald was a member of the Canadian Army. When they were stationed to Rivers, a home was built and two children were added to the family, a son John in 1952 and a daughter Patricia in 1955. Gerald’s career took the family to Borden, Winnipeg, Germany, and eventually back home to Rivers. Hilda began working at Taylor’s Allied Hardware in the late 60’s and continued there until her retirement. Hilda was an active member of the St. James Anglican Church, singing in the choir and serving in various capacities throughout her life. She was a long time member of the Friendship Rebekah Lodge until its dissolution in Rivers. Hilda pursued many hobbies and interests throughout her life and loved to travel. In the past years, some of her favourite times were the winter trips to Osoyoos. Surviving are: son John of Calgary, AB and daughter Patricia (Sam) Funk, her pride and joy, her grandson Matthew of Shell Lake, SK and her exceptional friend and companion Doug Stinson of Rivers, MB. There is one sister, Joan (David) Crews of Red Deer, AB, one sister-in-law, Norma Morrison of Souris, MB, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held at St. James Anglican Church on Friday, September 7, 2007 with Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. Interment was in the Rivers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Hilda may be made to the St. James Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Box 279, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0 or to a charity of choice.
Just a prayer from those who love you,
Just a memory fond and true,
In our hearts you’ll live forever,
For we think the world of you.

GEIGER: Dorothy Edna Geiger passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on August 6, 2007. Dorothy was born on August 14, 1929 to Horst (Bert) and Stella Geiger. She was an active Salvation Army member most of her adult life. She was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Stella. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church, 9 Princess Avenue East, on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Captain Bruce MacKenzie officiating. Lunch will take place at the Salvation Army followed by the interment at the Madford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8.

GRUHN: Clara Celestine Marie passed away peacefully on May 30, 2007 at Souris District Health Centre. Mom was born August 22, 1926 on a dairy farm near Rosser, Manitoba to Arthur and Marie De Jonkheere. Mom was the youngest of 5 children. Mom attended Lilyfield country school and Daniel McIntyre in Winnipeg. In 1941 Mom and her parents moved to Winnipeg. Mom worked at Jeanne’s Bakery as well as Eaton’s. It was at the time she worked at Eaton’s that she met Dad, who also worked in the delivery department. Mom and Dad were married October 29, 1949. The next year, Norm was born and 3 years later, Ernie was born. In April, 1956, Dad left his job with the city of Winnipeg and started farming in the Minto area with Grandpa De Jonkheere. Later on that year, Mom moved out to the farm and Barb was born in Wawanesa. During our growing up years Mom milked cows, drove a school van and worked on the farm. Mom was also a school trustee. In 1965, Mom was stricken with spinal meningitis, which left her with severe hearing loss and mobility problems. She struggled with this until her death. In March, 1980, Dad passed away. Mom continued living on the farm until March, 2007 when she entered Souris Hospital. During her time on the farm, Mom always enjoyed her animals, especially her cats. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Ernie, grandson Bert, her parents, brother Velere, sisters Angele and Fanny. Mom is survived by her son, Norm (Lorna), their sons Jerry (Marcia) and Jeff (Jennifer), son Ernie (Mary) and children Rod, Sheena, Brock, Allie, Tori, Kaylee, Gillian, Little Ernie, Candace, Krystal, Christina and Damian, daughter, Barb(Bob Jay) and their children Devin (Chevanne), Mikaila and Ashley. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Shelby, Alexis and Brooke and her stepchildren Joyce, Don (Sharon), their son Derek (Lori) and children Kaelin, Ryleigh, Brooke and Clara’s sister Susan Lannoo. Funeral Service was held on June 4, 2007 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon, Manitoba. Mona Franklin officiated. Pallbearers were Jerry Gruhn, Jeff Gruhn, Devin Bell, Rod Moir, Sheena Gruhn and Brock Gruhn. If friends wish, donations may be made to Souris Health Centre Palliative Care, Souris, Manitoba.

GRIFFIN: It is with great sadness to announce the peaceful passing of Florence Colleen (née Ducharme) surrounded by her family in the early morning of Tuesday March 20, 2007 on the Palliative Care Unit at the Assiniboine Center. Colleen was born on October 10,1943 to Florence Anne and Tony Ducharme in Brandon, MB. She grew up in the south end of Brandon graduating from St. Michael’s Academy. Colleen continued her education and graduated as a Psychiatric Nurse at the Brandon Mental Hospital. After graduating, she married Anthony Hugh Nelson (Tony) Griffin on Nov 26, 1966 at St. George’s Anglican Church in Brandon. Shortly there after, Colleen began her family and was blessed with 4 children; Suesan, Maria, Christopher and Darius. She continued nursing until 1974. In 1974, Colleen pursued a new career in the flower business in partnership with her husband Tony. There were long hours spent at the flower shop where many friends and memories were made. The restaurant business then beckoned and the Yukon Tea Room was established in the fall of 1989. Colleen became famous for her baking and cooking. Some of Colleen’s trademarks were quiche, buns, honey dill sauce, caesar dressing, dainty trays, nanaimo bar and chocolate cake, enjoyed by all. The tearoom was a stepping stone to their next foray into the restaurant business, a family collaboration incorporating Ember’s Restaurant and Griff’s Sports Lounge at the Brandon Rec Center. There were many memorable occasions created at the Embers and Griff’s that her family and her community will remember; such as the Ford World Curling Championship, the Canadian Summer Games 1997, along with many other events. Colleen was fortunate to be able to host 3 of her 4 children’s weddings at the Embers. Late in 1997, her illness forced her into an early retirement. Colleen spent many hours around the pool, visiting with friends and spending time with family. She loved to shop, she loved a good deal and she loved to roll the dice at the casino. The most important thing to Colleen was her family. She had an endless supply of love, patience, understanding and guidance for us all. Colleen is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband Tony; her four children, Suesan (LeMont) Edwards of Edmonton, AB, Maria (Amar) Boudehane, Christopher (Karin) Griffin, and Darius Griffin, all of Brandon, MB; grandchildren, Spencer, Emma, Alexandria and Kiera; brother W.A. (Bill) Ducharme of Winnipeg; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. The memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rt. Rev. Jim Njegovan officiating. The Family would like to thank Dr. N. Butler for his compassion, understanding and assistance. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the outstanding care provided by the nurses and nurse’s aides of the Palliative Care Unit and the respiratory therapists over the last year of Colleen’s life. Donations in memory of Colleen may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Center, Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.

GILKES: William Alfred Gilkes aged 100, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 22nd 2007, at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. He was born on June 8th 1906 in Georgetown, British Guiana. Known to his many friends as 'Alfred', he was a former registered pharmacist and became the owner of Gilkes's Bourda Pharmacy, Georgetown, British Guiana in the '50s. He and his wife and family emigrated to England in 1960 where they settled for many years before moving to the USA during 1968 - 1984. Alfred was a Freemason and was made First Grand Principal of the Royal Arch Masons of England. From England he moved to California in 1985 where he worked at Loma Linda University Hospital until he retired. After his beloved wife Emma of 54 years, died, he moved to Canada where he lived with his daughter Marsha and her husband. Alfred, like his father, enjoyed travelling, and meeting new people, making many friends wherever he went. He loved outdoor activities and particularly swimming, golf and gardening. In Brandon, he played bridge, shuffleboard, scrabble and walked almost every day. He kept himself physically fit and at 99 years, he still made use of his exercise equipment at home, until he was no longer able to do so. He is survived by his sons, Gordon (Arna) and Michael (Joan); daughters Maureen Yates, Marsha (Aubrey Hardinge); eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Alfred was predeceased by his wife Emma and son-in-law Ronald. A Celebration of Alfred’s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on January 26, 2007 with Rev. Gary Jennings and Rev. Vern Kratz of Calvary Temple officiating. Interment at the Brandon Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Alfred may be made to a charity of choice.

GULICK: Anne Gulick, beloved wife of the Late Nickolas Gulick, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Monday, January 1, 2007. Anne was born October 1, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta, then resided in Brandon, Manitoba for 69 years. Predeceased by her husband, Nickolas in 1995, Anne is survived by her son, Nickolas Gulick of Neepawa, daughter, Mrs R.M. (Julia) Brooking of Brandon, daughter, Mrs W. (Angela) Anderson of Brandon, son, Paul Gulick of Thompson, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday, January 5, 2007. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Curtis Citulsky, Norman Funk, Jim Cooper, Fred Roberts, Frank Roberts and Ron Henry. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
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I’d walk up and bring you home again."

JOHNSON, Orlie Thomas: Peacefully on October 5th, 2007, Orlie Johnson passed away at Minnedosa Hospital at 77 years old. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Marjorie, daughter Kathy Johnson (Jeff Lawson), sons David (Lori) Johnson and Tom (Evelyn) Johnson and grandchildren Tyler, Kyle, Mattie, Sarah, Piper, Christopher, Nicholas, Turner, Madison and many friends and relatives. Orlie was born in Kendal, Saskatchewan to Elsie and Russell Johnson. He left home to work with HBMS in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he met his wife, Marjorie Lyon. He moved to Kenora, Ontario to work with Marr’s Leisure Products as a Sales Representative. Through his ability to work well with people, Orlie advanced to Vice President of Manufacturing. His career with Marr's allowed him to live in several communities including Kenora, Fort William, Winnipeg, Neepawa, Rivers and Brandon. After leaving Marr's, Orlie helped grow Fleeceline Ventures and then MCS in Brandon. Orlie returned to the R.V. industry to manage Hunter's Trailer and Marine in Edmonton, Alberta. Upon his retirement in 1990, Orlie and Marjorie moved to Summerland, BC to enjoy a warmer climate and a longer golf season. In order to be closer to family and the cottage at Kerr's Lake, his retreat for over 30 years, Orlie and Marjorie made their home in Minnedosa. Orlie was involved in the community by joining the Minnedosa golf club, curling league, the Legion and the Lions Club where he participated in many of their fundraising activities. Through his involvement in the many communities he lived, Orlie met many people and gained lifelong friendships. Orlie had the unique ability to leave a lasting impression with his presence and charismatic personality. His integrity and positive influence will be his legacy. Orlie was a devoted husband, an amazing father, grandfather and a true friend. It has been a privilege and an honour to have been in your life, Orlie. We love you. A memorial service will be held at the The Covenant Church, 101 4th Avenue SW in Minnedosa On Thursday, October 11, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Garry MacDowall officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent to Minnedosa Hospital, 334 – 1st Street S.W. Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.

JACKSON: Minnie Katherine (Kay) Jackson, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Kay was born April 29, 1914 at Wheatland, Manitoba. At the age of 9, the family moved to Moline, Manitoba then, when Kay was a young teen, they moved to Alexander, Manitoba. She attended Robert Burns School. In 1947, Kay took a business course in Brandon, and got a job with the Wawanesa Insurance Company in 1948. She worked there until she retired in 1979. Kay was a member of the Rebekah Hope Lodge #28 of Wawanesa and the Rebekah Naomi Lodge #6 of Brandon. She loved to travel and took trips to the British Isles, Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and all over Canada. Kay is survived by her brother-in-law, Thomas Horobin, nephews and nieces: Ken Horobin, Bob Horobin, Murray (Marjorie) Horobin, Linda (Jake) Friesen, Don Jackson and Phyllis (Paul) Wood. She was predeceased by her parents, Martha Bell Dickie and Charles Yearsley Jackson, sister, Martha Helen Horobin, brother, Charles Andrew Jackson and sister-in-law, Verna (Solomon) Jackson. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Don Jackson, Ken Horobin, Bob Horobin, Murray Horobin, Jake Friesen and Paul Wood. Donations, in memory of Kay, may be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at
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JOHNSTON, Evelyn Louise (née Moffat) of Brandon. The family wishes to announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at her residence in Fairview Personal Care Home. She was born July 14, 1917, on the family farm near Elgin, the second child and only daughter of George and Nellie (McMorran) Moffat. Upon completion of her primary schooling, she received her R.N. from the Brandon General Hospital. While employed at the Deloraine Hospital, she met the young Pharmacist’s apprentice, Gordon Johnston. They were married December 10, 1942, just prior to his departure overseas. Upon the completion of the war, they resided in Winnipeg for Gordon to complete his degree in Pharmacy. After graduation, the family relocated to Souris briefly, when a business opportunity presented itself in Brandon. By 1956, they were the owners and proprietors of Smith’s Drug Store at 730 Rosser Avenue, renaming it Johnstons’ Drug Store with a major expansion and renovation in 1963. Evelyn remained active in the family business, as bookkeeper, until its sale in 1972. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon, in 1999, by her parents and older brother, Robert. She is survived, and will be sadly missed, by her younger brother, Harold (Marlene) Moffat of Calgary; by her children, Brian (Cheryl) of Calgary, Bob (Karen) of Brandon, Valorie (John) McManes of Calgary, and Bill (Heather) of Brandon; grandchildren Kim of Calgary, Heather of Vancouver, Kate of Calgary, Lars of Brandon, Chris (Lisa) McManes of Calgary, Kirk McManes of Calgary, and Scott, Andrew and Paul of Brandon; and her great-grandson, Caiden McManes, of Calgary. Evelyn was an avid golfer, curler, bridge player, square dancer, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed lengthy associations with the First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star, the Wasagaming Ladies Golf Club, and the Brandon and Wheat City Curling Clubs, along with a number of volunteer organizations. Mom and Dad travelled extensively, making several trips to Europe, to Australia and throughout North America, but her greatest joy was the summers spent at the family cottage at Clear Lake. Her family wishes to express our sincerest appreciation, and heart felt thanks, for the care, patience and understanding of the residents of Hobbs Manor, and to the wonderful, caring staff at Fairview. Thank you, also, to Dr. Egan and her staff for their many years of tremendous care. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in Evelyn’s memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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