MUELLER: Edelgard Mueller (Gawe) Jan 3, 1933 – Aug 17, 2007. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edelgard Mueller at Brandon Regional Health Centre on August 17, 2007 at the age of 74. Our mother, oma, sister, aunt and friend was born in Bochum, Germany on January 3, 1933 to Bruno and Emma Gawe. The oldest of six siblings, mom endured through tough circumstances – The Depression, World War II bombings, and post-war poverty. In 1950, through her uncle, she met Wilfred Mueller. The couple married in Bochum on May 30, 1952. Daughter Angelika was born 1955, followed by another daughter, Kornelia, in 1958. In 1960 Wilfred thought there would be more opportunities for his young family in Canada. He immigrated to Brandon, Manitoba in July 1960 to find a job and set up a home. Edelgard immigrated to Brandon with Angelika and Kornelia on January 27, 1962. After a long, stormy trip on the ship ‘Berlin’, they arrived in Halifax at Pier 21. It took another week to finally arrive in Brandon where Edelgard was re-united with her husband. Two more children completed the family. Marian was born in Brandon in 1963, and Wilfred in 1966. Mom was a homemaker. She was passionate about her cooking and baking. All her family and friends will have fond memories of her home-made soups, potato pancakes, pot roast and German desserts. She was an avid gardener. Her gardens grew fabulous veggies and her flowers were beautiful – especially her roses, lilies, clematis and peonies. Mom loved to travel. She traveled extensively in Canada and the United States. Even in her last year in failing health, she visited both coasts of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador in the fall of 2006 and Victoria in the spring of 2007. Other destinations included Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Tenerife, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Mexico, Cuba and Barbados. Mom enjoyed many cultural events – going to the Centennial Auditorium for concerts, going to Folklorama to visit various pavilions, and going to The Pas to join Angelika and her family for Trapper’s Festival were some of her favorites. Edelgard was pre-deceased by her husband Wilfred in 1978. She is survived by her four children. Angelika Bate (Kevin), Kornelia ‘Connie’ Delzer (Jerry), Marian Ramage (Daryl), and Wilf Mueller (Kim). She was thrilled to have 13 grandchildren: Naomi, Sean, Jason, Brianne, Mahaly, Stephen, Laurence, Hilary, Emily, Kelsey, Kiara, Blake and Gavin. Mom also leaves to mourn her extended family in Germany: brothers Werner Gawe (Roswita) and Bruno Gawe and Reiner Gawe (Regina) and her sisters Gudrun Gawe und Annegret Walter. Also, on the ‘Mueller side’ there are many in-laws. Berndt Mueller (Elfriede), Harald Mueller (Ruthilde), Anita Maintz (Kurt), Monika Lukaszewski (Rainer), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Edelgard is survived too by special friends in Brandon. Henry and Ursula Gerritzen, Gladys Cameron and Charlie Dougall. Also, Lisa and Siegfried Emmert of Kitchener, Ontario. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the palliative care floor at the Assiniboine Center for their kindness and dedicated care of our mother. Interment took place at Brandon Cemetery. Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, The Mayo Cancer Research Centre, 1216 Second Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55902 or a charity of your choice.
MOFFAT: Grant John Moffat was born on February 17, 1951 to John Robson (Jack) and Verna Moffat of Forrest. He attended Turriff Elementary School, which later became Forrest Elementary School. He graduated in 1969 from Elton Collegiate and then attended Assiniboine Community College and received his Bookkeeping Diploma in 1970. His first job was at Burns Meat Packing plant, working in the office and later obtained a job at Brandon Stockyards.
4-H was a large part of his life growing up and he was a member of the Forrest 4-H Swine and Beef Clubs. He loved being in the show ring with the animals that he had raised and trained to lead. He was a frequent winner in showmanship classes as well as public speaking competitions. His proficiency with the spoken word led him to be a talented writer for a variety of newspapers, and the various cattle association newsletters that he was an editor for. Over the past couple of years, he was interviewing people regarding their experiences with summer fairs and he was planning to write a book based on these conversations.
He started his cattle herd with a few Aberdeen Angus, but that soon changed to Charolais, a love affair that he had for 30 years. He traveled extensively across the Western provinces trying to find the perfect fit for his herd. He loved attending the fairs and Holmsyde Charolais was a frequent winner at them - the milk run being a favourite of his. He felt that the summer fairs were the most memorable and it gave him an opportunity to have many young people help him with the cattle and for many, it was their first experience in the show ring. Holmsyde Charolais was his life and it was with great sadness that he had a dispersal sale on December 19, 2004.
Photography started as a hobby, taking pictures of his cattle for sales catalogues and then it turned into a business. He was often asked to take family, wedding, and graduation pictures. He was regularly behind the camera at fairs, 4-H shows, and often stopped along the road to take a picture of something that caught his eye.
Retirement, if you could call it that in Grant’s case, did not really suit him very well, so he bought a blade sharpening business last summer and was just starting to build up his business when he disappeared.
Grant disappeared on August 18, 2006 and has not been heard from since. Grant’s sister, Janie Hale, her husband Ron and their family of, Shawn and Charlene, her husband Dave, and their children, Dylan and Delton are still praying for his safe return. However, at this time, the family would like to invite you to join them in celebrating his life at a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, in Brandon, MB at 10:00 a.m.
MORE: It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Myrtle May (McBrien) More on July 26, 2007 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was born June 19, 1920 in Pierson, Manitoba to Bert and Mildred McBrien. She married Dad, Tom More, on October 10, 1942 and lived most of her married life at Regent, Manitoba. Mom worked with and supported Dad on the family farm. She was active in community activities in the Regent District for many years including the Women’s Institute and the Women’s Missionary Society. She had a strong faith and was a member of and took part in activities in the Regent and later the Elgin United Churches. Mom and Dad moved to Brandon in 1972 and continued to operate the family farm. Mom worked at Chez Cloth and Breslauer and Warren Jewellery Store. She loved the interaction with customers and staff. Mom and Dad enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, California, New York, Illinois and more recently Minnesota. Dad died in 1997; in 2001, Mom moved to Fairview. Here she enjoyed the friendship of her roommate Margaret Stouffer until Margaret’s death. Over the last few years, she loved having visits from her family and friends. Mom was always delighted to show everyone the wall of pictures of all of her family, and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family is so grateful to the staff on the 4th floor at Fairview who became like another family to her. Thank you to Dr. Colin Macfarlane for his many years of caring for Mom, and recently to Dr. Scott Blyth and Dr. Michael Davies. She is greatly missed by her family, daughter Diana (Larry) Love, Barry (Bev) More, grandchildren Jeff (Debbie), and Steve (Cindy) Love, Patricia (Blaine) Thomas, Barbie (David) MacLean, Karen, and Christopher More and great-grandchildren William, Lucas, Wade, Wyatt and Hailey. She is also survived by one sister Shirley Pippy, brother Laverne (Jean) McBrien and sister-in-law Doreen More as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held August 7th, 2007 at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel. Mona Franklin officiated. Interment took place at Rosewood Memorial Garden. Pallbearers were Martin More, Elton More, Greg More, Doug More, Craig Hammond and Larry Hammond. Soloist was Larry Thiessen. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to The Crystal Cathedral Ministries "Hour of Power" PO Box 9050, Surrey BC, V3T 5V4 or to Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon R7A 4S6.
MINARY: Andrew Dennison (Denny). The family of Denny Minary regretfully and sadly announce the peaceful passing on August 01, 2007 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family at his side. He was born on the family farm near Nesbitt, Manitoba on October 12, 1935 to Roy and Beryl Minary. Denny began his education at Bertha School and completed it in Nesbitt. Denny had a great love for his family, his music and the farm. He will be missed for his beautiful music on the piano, organ and keyboard. He started farming with his Dad and eventually took over the family farm. Denny was very proud in 1999 when we celebrated 100 years of Minarys on his farm. He also worked at Lynn Lake in the mines and as a brakeman for the C.P.R. Denny played for many dances with the Rocatones and later, Denny’s Trio. He made tapes and CDs and was very pleased to share them with family and friends. He loved nature and spent many hours walking along the Souris River which flowed through his land. He also spent many hours at genealogy and tracing the family tree and created a Minary Family Website for all the family to enjoy. Denny was a very kind and generous man who liked to help people in need. He was predeceased by his mother and father; infant sister Hazel Jane; brother-in-law Armand Godard, also Marlene’s family of Jim, Dale, Doug and Frank Butterfield and Mazie Haggerty. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Marlene; sister Donna (Ron Lowry); nieces Brenda, Patti and Pam, their husbands and families and numerous cousins; also Marlene’s families of Fern (Glen) Rae, June (Phil) Seddon, Marlene Butterfield, Jessie Butterfield, Bill Haggerty and close friends Isabel and Bill Tjaden. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, who are too numerous to mention. He also leaves many friends and neighbors who will miss him. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Patterson Family Cemetery, R.M. of Oakland. Family and friends are welcome. Fellowship at the Nesbitt Hall to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Denny, may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or a charity of your choice.
MAYO: Allan George Mayo, beloved husband of Joyce, of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away on July 19, 2007 at the Assiniboine Centre, with his family by his side. Allan was born at Heaslip, Manitoba at NW 16-6-19W on the family farm, September 15, 1936. He resided there until 1947 when he moved to Pipestone with his family. He started school at Riverside and completed his schooling in Pipestone. He moved to Brandon in 1955 where he met his wife Joyce Garden. They were married December 21, 1957 and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this winter. When he was 16, Allan worked for Canada Paint, then moved to CPR Transport for almost 20 years. He received numerous safety awards. Allan was also employed with Good Roads, Modern Dairies and Beaver Lumber for the five years before he retired at age 65. Allan was an avid gardener. He enjoyed fishing, camping and playing cards with friends and family. He enjoyed relaxing and tending his lovely flowers in his back yard. Allan was predeceased by his parents Reg and Janet; mother-in-law and father-in-law Amy and James; sister Jean and brother Keith. He will be sadly missed by his wife Joyce and daughters Penny of Regina; Heather and George (Dimitri and Katarina) of Souris; Cindy and Harvey (Kelly and Kristy) of Brandon and Darlene and Scott (Samantha) of Indian Head; brothers Stuart and Evelyn of Brandon and Bruce and Bonnie of Abbotsford along with numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held July 23, 2007 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
MALCHUK: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Malchuk on June 26, 2007 in Brandon, MB. Jean was born in Horod, Manitoba. She leaves to mourn her daughter Beverly Hale and grandson Jordan Hale from Merritt, B.C.; son Darren and wife Stefanie Malchuk and their two children, Sierra and Brennan Malchuk, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Nick and Mary Guglick; sisters Anne, Mary, Margaret and brother, Mike. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Avenue, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Mr. Tony Yuriy as Cantor. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0G7.
Mom/Baba will be sadly missed and forever remembered.
She has been set free.
McQUEEN: The family of Dr. James D. McQueen of Brandon regretfully announces the passing of their dear father and grandfather after a brief illness on June 25th, 2007 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. James was born on March 4, 1922 in Wapella Saskatchewan to Dan and Blanche McQueen. He was predeceased by his wife Florence McQueen in August 2005 and his infant son Laird Ian in 1952. Dad leaves to mourn his four children, Glenys (husband Rafael Fuentes and son Emilio); Craig (wife Lecia and daughter Tasia); Bruce (wife Janet and children Chad and Caitlin); Lance (wife Susan and children Mary Catherine, Elizabeth, and Christian) as well as sister Margaret Preston of Moosomin, SK. and brother Daniel of Saskatoon, SK. and many nieces and nephews. Jim was raised on the family homestead in the Pipestone district of southeastern Saskatchewan where he excelled in baseball and track and field. During World War II Dad enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces beginning his training with the army on Queen Charlotte Island but soon after transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained as a wireless air gunner. During this period he met his soul mate and lifelong dance partner, Florence Phillipson. They married on July 28th 1945 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After the war, Dad studied Optometry at the University of Toronto. Following his graduation, the couple and their two children, Glenys and Craig, moved to Brandon where he began his Optometric practice. Two other children, Bruce and Lance were born in Brandon shortly thereafter. Jim was very active in both the community and his profession during a career that spanned four decades. He served a term as President of the Manitoba Optometric Society and acted as Manitoba Representative to the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dad was instrumental in acquiring doctorate status and recognition of Optometrists as professionals within the medical community in Canada. He also was active in Rotary International, serving a term as the local President and delegate to numerous Rotary International conferences. During his tenure with Rotary, Jim and Florence were catalysts in the formation of the Brandon chapter of the women’s Inner Wheel organization within Rotary. Jim also as a fervent advocate of the Rotary International Educational Exchange programs. As a member of Toastmasters International, Dad enjoyed many hours honing his skills as a public speaker and exercising his rapier like wit. He was also a founding member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum at Brandon Airport where he indulged his passion for locating and restoring World War II aircraft. Dad’s free time was spent following his personal hobbies and interests: including archaeology; Scottish history; dancing; travelling; woodworking; drawing; and enjoying his yard work. Mom and Dad spent many winters in Mesa, Arizona developing a group of very close friends from around North America. Other destinations included the British Isles, Hawaii, numerous trips to Mexico, and a cruise of the Panama Canal. Dad was renowned for his sense of humour, his honesty and integrity, his compassion for his fellow man, and his lifelong interest in education. In essence: a gentleman in the truest sense. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2.
MARGETTS,"CYRIL" 1914 - 2007. At the going down of the sun on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, Cyril passed into eternal rest at the Wawanesa Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Cyril was born in Wales, U.K. on January 25, 1914 to Hubert and Gertrude (née James). Their family of three boys, Bill, Cyril and Trevor, arrived in Canada during the fall of 1926 and took up residence on NW 18-6-19 in the Riverside district. Following his mother’s passing in 1927, his father and younger brother, Trevor, returned to Wales in 1931. Cyril and brother, Bill, remained in Canada. Cyril entered the Canadian Army at the start of World War II serving in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, having gone in to France on "D"- Day. He returned to Canada in December 1945 via the "Queen Mary" and New York City. In 1946, he married Agnes Blodgett of the Riverside district where they farmed until 1955. He then started municipal road building and maintenance work for several municipalities, retiring from the R.M. of Strathcona in 1980. In 1981, Dad and Mum moved back to Minto, residing there until 2003. During his retirement, he enjoyed converting a school bus to a camper, which they used for many fishing and exploring trips around Manitoba. He loved hunting, snowmobiling and picking berries in the Riverside Valley north of Minto. He always looked forward to the arrival of new calves each January. In 1992, Dad and Mum enjoyed a bus trip to Alaska on the 50th Anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway during World War II. In 1994, they travelled to Wales to visit Dad’s brother, Trevor and family. They visited many of the places Dad knew as a young boy. In 2003, because of health reasons, they sold their home in Minto and moved to Westview Lodge in Boissevain. In March of 2007, because of Dad’s health, they moved to the Wawanesa Health Centre. Cyril was predeceased by his parents and both brothers. He is survived by his wife Agnes; his son Murray, wife Brenda (née Tucker) and their sons Derek and Ryan; son Hugh, wife Sandra (née Tucker) and many nieces and nephews. His Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Minto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cyril may be made to the Minto & Area Community Fund, P.O. Box 186, Minto, MB, R0K 1M0, or to a charity of choice.
MORRISON: The death of Eva Aleta Morrison, of Brandon, occurred at Hillcrest Place on Monday, June 4, 2007 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Morrison of Beresford, in 1971 and 1974, and by sisters Edna Johnston in 1996, Reita Bowles in 2004, and brother Bert in 2005. She is survived by one sister, Vera Irvine of Burnaby, B.C., brother Roy of Brandon, sister-in-law Norma Morrison of Souris and several nephews and one niece. Eva chose the teaching profession as her lifetime career and pursued that course for forty-five years. While teaching at Rivers, she became involved in the Drama Club and played roles in nine plays. She played a leading role in the play titled "A Room in the Tower" which won the championship in the Manitoba Drama Festival in 1940. The last twenty-four years of her teaching career were at Tuxedo Park School, Tuxedo, Winnipeg, where she was Principal. Many of the school officials, teachers, parents and students of Tuxedo became lifelong friends. In 1967, Eva was awarded Canada’s Centennial Medal. At retirement, she made her home with her brother, Roy Morrison, first on his farm at Beresford and later in Brandon. A Graveside service for family and friends will be held in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating.
MAIER: Joseph Wolfgang Maier of Brandon, beloved husband of Kay and dear father of Joanne and Ron, passed away after a lengthy illness at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 77 years. Joe was predeceased by his parents Josef and Anna Maier and by his first sister Marianne. He is survived by his wife Kay, children Joanne (Charles Beaupre) and Ron (Colleen Cariou), and his grandchildren Catherine and Cameron Beaupre, and Jack, Nicholas and Scott Maier. He is also survived by his brother Karl Maier, sister Marianne Knab (Alois), and sister Elisabeth Stout and their families. He was born on February 21, 1930 in Munich , Germany. He grew up in Munich and attended high school from 1940-1944, in Amberg, Germany. He was drafted into the German army in 1944, at the age of fourteen. From 1946-1949, he worked as an apprentice cabinet-maker. He also played semi-professional soccer during this time. In 1950, he came to Canada on the Liberty Ship. He was hired as a draftsman to renovate a paper mill near Timmins, Ontario. He moved soon after to Winnipeg and worked at Canada Packers running an employees’ retail market. When the Korean War broke out in late 1950, he joined the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. He fought in Korea at the end of 1950 for nine months. He left the army in 1951 and worked as a lumberjack in Northwest Ontario. He later rejoined the army in 1954. He met and married Catherine (Kay) West in Winnipeg in 1958. Their daughter, Joanne, was born in Winnipeg in 1959. Their son, Ronald, was born in Ottawa in 1963. During Joe’s military career, he served Canada at numerous bases including Rivers, Ottawa, Fort Henry (Germany) and Shilo. During these times, he was deployed to the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt/Israel) in a peacekeeping role, instructed parachuting, and was a ski instructor. In 1972, he moved his family to Brandon. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1974. After Joe’s military career, he pursued other careers and hobbies. He was the manager of the Brandon Piano and Organ Center. "The coffee is always on" was his motto. He then worked as the housekeeping manager at Oo-ze-wa-kwun, the former Rivers Air Force Base. He then became the comptroller of a group of industries based there including the Sekine Bicycle plant, Edson Trailers and others. Following this, he obtained his Real Estate license and also continued his organ repair business. Throughout his life, Joe had many hobbies including photography, downhill skiing, stamp collecting, astronomy, tropical fish, leatherworking, horseback riding, golf, ten-pin bowling, hunting and fishing, music, oil painting and computers. He was very proud to continue his education when he studied Astronomy at Brandon University. He was an avid reader throughout his life. He enjoyed traveling and has seen many places in the world including most of Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. as well as his deployments with the Canadian Forces. For the past 33 years, he has enjoyed his summers at Oak Lake Resort. He loved playing cards, boating and water-skiing, and family get-togethers, especially with his five grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6, or to a charity of choice.
MONDOR: Victoria June of Brandon, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Vicki found great joy in her friends and volunteer work at the A.N.A.F. Club where she and Albert were founding members of the Crocus Seniors. Shuffleboard was her game and she had many hours of enjoyment playing and spending time with her friends; as well as placing 25 cent bets on curling games with her "favourite" son-in-law, Bob, who she adored. We are so thankful for all the happy and loving memories of my mom and my friend, "favourite" mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mom had a kind and loving heart, caring for her husband, Albert, and her brothers, Steve and Nick Hallas, in their final years. Mom had a great love for dogs and provided a home filled with kindness and attention for the many puppies she raised over the years. Rest now, precious. Lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Bunny (Valerie) and Bob Neilson, grandsons, Chris (Lisa) Neilson and Greg (Charlotte) Neilson, great-grandson, Rory Neilson. Special friends: Hughie, Millie and many more. Extended family, Margret and Ernie Neilson, Marie and Larry Neilson, the Mondor families. Bunny and Bob extend their heartfelt thanks to all the staff of Palliative Care, B.R.H.C., whose care and concern for Mom was "over the top." At Vicki’s request, she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Albert, by her family. Friends who wish, may make a donation in Vicki’s memory, to Brandon Riverbank Inc. #1-545 Conservation Drive, Brandon, MB, R7A 7L8.
McCORMACK: Thomas (Tom) Russell McCormack, loving husband of Pat, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the age of 69. Tom was born in Souris on November 26,1937, son of Harold and Emma McCormack. Tom's early childhood was spent in Carroll, Manitoba and he received his education in Brandon. Tom went to work on various farms in the Souris and Wawanesa districts. Other jobs included shovelling coal, working at Wilton Motors and driving a cab for Wally's Taxi before joining the Brandon Transit System in 1961. Tom drove the streets from 1961-1979, then was promoted to transit supervisor, then to manager until he retired in 1992. Tom spent many years at their cottage at Oak Lake Beach, enjoying both fishing and boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. He liked to curl, golf, and spent many seasons fishing up in northern Manitoba where he achieved Master Angler at Lake of the Prairie in July 1990. In his retirement, he engaged in a second career as his son Darren's right hand man at Sweet Temptations bakeshop in Brandon and later on at Finales in Winnipeg. He enjoyed over ten winters in their RV down in Arizona. Tom and Pat's other travels took them to the Maritimes, a cruise up to Alaska, and a cruise in the Caribbean as well as many parts of the USA. Tom also had the opportunity to journey to the Orient with his son Darcy. This past winter, Tom and Pat spent time in Victoria, B.C. where Tom was able to visit his childhood buddy Carman Niebergal. Tom's good-natured character was well suited for working with the public. He always had some comment for everyone, which made him more endearing. He was just a big tease. Tom had a heart of gold, always giving someone a helping hand. He had a happy go lucky and friendly personality and was well liked by everyone. Tom and Pat had 47 wonderful years together and loved each other unconditionally. His devotion to Pat was tremendous as he looked after her like a queen. Now, a huge void is left. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Pat, sons Darren and Darcy; grandchildren Allison (Mike), Renata (Jeremy) and Alex; great-grandchildren Alicia and Rylan and his traveling companion and best pal, Cody. He will also be lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Shirley (Carl), Mildred (Dennis), and brother-in-law Ron (Marleen). Tom was predeceased by his father Harold in 1969, mother Emma in 1997, sisters Grace in 1964, Sheila in 1976, Gladys and Barbara in 1997. He is also survived by his ex-daughter-in-law Sharon along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including his daily coffee buddies. Funeral service was held at Central United Church on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 and interment was at the Brandon Cemetery, officiated by Mona Franklin. All in attendance were Honorary Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7, the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6, or to a charity of choice.
McGREGOR: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Cameron McGregor, age 47, on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Viking, Alberta. Born on September 25, 1959, Don was always the centre of attention with his curly red hair, cute round freckled face and mischievous grin. Living on the farm, Don enjoyed endless hours playing outdoors with his brother and sisters. Don took his schooling in Kenton and graduated from Hamiota Collegiate. During his school years, Don developed many great friendships, which he cherished. His great sense of humour and contagious laughter contributed to making him into the special person that he was. During those years Don enjoyed swimming, skiing, hockey and working on the family farm. Don spent over 20 years working for Cargill in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was well liked by his customers, and described by his co-workers as very dedicated to his job. He was known for his humorous stories and quick-witted one-liners. Early in life, Don was active in Boy Scouts, and for many years, an active participant in the Kenton United Church services. Later in life, he was a member of the Kinsmen and Lions’ Clubs. Don was definitely a people person. He enjoyed such things as curling, coaching a Ladies Softball team and joining the group at the coffee shop to keep abreast of local events. He was an avid reader, especially the daily newspapers. Don was a good friend. He would always lend an ear to a friend in need. He will be sadly missed. Predeceased by his father, Morris McGregor, Don leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Helen McGregor, brother, Malcolm, sisters, Loree (Kevin) Rowan, Heather (Kelly) Mathison, niece and nephews, Kelsey and Katlin Mathison, Chris and Andrew Rowan. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with Arlene Robertson of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation, in Don’s memory, to a charity of choice.
Collin Rupert Macey
(Nov. 6, 1926 – May 13, 2007)
It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of Collin on Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Brandon, Manitoba. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 60 years, Lena, his son Gary (Ingrid) of Winnipeg and daughter Diane (Don) Hardie of White Rock, BC. He is also survived by his two granddaughters Corinne and Chantal and two great-grandsons Gabriel and Sasha, all of Gatineau, Quebec. He is survived by numerous other family members in Ontario, Quebec and the USA. Collin was predeceased by his six brothers and one sister. Collin was born on November 6, 1926 in Sutton in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. He started his working career in farming and eventually got involved in the poultry business. He managed Brome Lake Ducks Ltd. in Knowlton, Quebec from the 1950’s until 1969. That year, they moved to Brandon to start up his own poultry business, Macey Foods Ltd., which he and Lena owned and operated until his retirement in 1989. Though in declining health in the past few years, Collin enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, reading, taking drives and playing crokinole. He liked watching television, especially sports, and was an avid and ever hopeful fan of the Blue Jays. There will be no service by request. A private family graveside service will take place in Sutton, Quebec at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.