TATARYN, Sophie (née Kshymensky). It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the loss of our mother, Sophie Tataryn, who passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the age of 71 years. Sophie leaves to mourn her loving sons and daughter: Dan (Brenda), Dave (Val), Rick and Kathy (Chris); grandchildren: James (Jen), Lexi, Brett and Billy; step grandson, Neil; and her brother, Peter Shymensky. Sophie is predeceased by her husband, Wasyl, her parents, Frank and Catherine Kshymensky, her brothers, Mike and Tony, and her sister, Ann Krupa. Sophie was born on September 15, 1935 in Shortdale, MB. Her family lived in Shortdale and Gilbert Plains, MB and moved to Edmore, SK. Sophie met and married Wasyl Tataryn, farming and raising their family in the nearby community of Kuroki, SK, until Wasyl’s untimely death in 1972. It was at this time, Sophie moved to Brandon, MB with her family to be closer to her siblings and parents. Sophie was most content in her home and enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and sewing. Her main priority in her life was always her children and family, giving of herself and never expecting anything in return. She will be forever missed by her family. Sophie’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, MB with Fr. Raju Madanu officiating. Family and friends are invited to a viewing between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. just prior to the service. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7.
TENNANT; Mary E. Mary, dearly beloved sister of Jean Pugh, passed away at the Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg on Saturday, May 5, 2007. Mary was born at Russell, Manitoba on October 23, 1921, the eldest child of James and Ivy Tennant (Ennor). Mary grew up on a farm in the Russell-Binscarth area and went to Woodstock School. After completing her schooling, Mary worked with her parents on the farm. Mary had a love for music and played piano (she acquired her ATCM) and violin. Mary and Jean, her sister, played with others at old time dances, etc. After Mary’s Dad passed away in 1949, the family farm was sold and the family moved to Shoal Lake. They left Shoal Lake after three years and moved to Brandon where Jean’s husband moved to a farm in the Brandon Hills area. Mary adored her nephews and was always there when they needed her. She taught some music lessons and also helped look after her Mother. Her Mother passed away in 1979 and the family moved onto a farm in the Justice area. Mary did some teacher’s aide work and helped on the farm. Her health declined nearly three years ago and Mary spent time in the hospital and at the Misericordia Health Centre in Winnipeg. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford of Binscarth United Church officiating. All in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. A reception will follow at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre – all are welcome to attend. After the reception, the family will proceed to Russell, Manitoba for the interment of Mary’s ashes on her Mother’s grave in the Russell Cemetery. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Mary, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
TRITES: Ellen Elizabeth, December 27, 1915. It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of Ellen on April 26, 2007 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. Ellen is lovingly remembered by her son Cyril Pollitt and daughter-in-law Joyce, grandson David Pollitt and granddaughter-in-law Christine, sister Ethel Bell, sister Bobbie Kozak (John) and a number of nieces and nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her mother Ethel, father Francis, brother James, first husband George Pollitt and second husband Rev. Stewart Trites. Ellen was born on a farm near Quill Lake, SK where she was raised and met and married George Pollitt. They moved to Brandon in 1942 where Ellen worked with her mother and father as owners of South End Gardens. Ellen later attended beauty school and opened her own beauty shop. Ellen travelled extensively with George. They wintered in Mesa, Arizona for 8 years. Ellen also travelled extensively with Stewart to Vancouver Island, Florida and Atlantic Canada. She also enjoyed her cabin at Clear Lake for 33 years. The Ceremony to Celebrate Ellen’s Life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Randy Stanton and Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Pallbearers will be Cyril Pollitt, David Pollitt, Frank Bell, Sid Humphries, Bob Shepherd and Dave Bell. Interment will follow in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Ellen may be made to a charity of your choice.
THOMPSON: Margaret Lillian Thompson (March 16, 1918 – March 14, 2007). Margaret Thompson (née Oliver) passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Center on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. Margaret was predeceased by her husband James Stuart Thompson in 1970 and by her beloved daughter Beth in September 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Aitchison and her husband Ken; her son James (Jim) and his wife Carole; her two granddaughters Kristen Wheeden and Alison Thompson; her two grandsons Kent Aitchison and Christopher Thompson; and six great grandchildren: David and Matthew Aitchison, Cameron, Zachary, and Brady Wheeden, and Alise Breen. Margaret was born in Rivers and grew up in Shoal Lake. She was an air force nurse during the Second World War and later lived in Winnipeg, Brandon, Red Deer, AB, Victoria, BC, and Burnaby BC. She "came home" to Brandon in 2005 and lived her last months cherishing time with people and places she remembered and loved. Margaret was a dynamic woman who was a loyal and loving mother and grandmother, and a friend to all she met. She was interested in people and never failed to recall a friendly face. People may remember when she donated a kidney to her daughter Beth in 1963, when transplant operations were brand new. Many Brandon people rallied to help the family and provide loving support during that difficult time. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Brockie-Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, with Rev. Harvey Hurren of Knox United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
TURNER; James Hilton. It is with great sorrow that our family announces the passing of Hilton Turner, late of the city of Brandon, Manitoba, in his 91st year. Hilton leaves his daughter Karen (Wayne) Lyon, of Leduc, AB; Karmen (Jim) Davidson, of Moosomin, SK. He also leaves grandchildren Janelle (Wayne) McGonigal and Dan (Terry) Davidson, of Moosomin, SK and Mark Lyon, of Seoul, South Korea; his great-grandchildren Justiss and Sydney McGonigal, Dawson and Carter Davidson, all of Moosomin, as well as nieces, nephews and other family members. Hilton was born to the late James and Matilda Turner of Carroll, brother of the late Mary Maguire, and the late Johnnie Turner. His loving wife for 53 years, Thelma, predeceased Hilton in 1997. Hilton and family farmed at Carroll until 1965, thereafter living in Brandon. Hilton was well known in the farming community, having sold machinery after leaving the farm. Hilton was a life member of the AF & AM Masonic Lodge, Glenwood No. 6, as well as a member of the Scottish Rite in Brandon. Special thanks to Pat and Jim Halliday, Dr. Van of Moosomin, SK, Dr. Butler and the staff and nurses on the second floor, Assiniboine Centre. Your care and compassion will always be remembered. Thank you also to the staff at Humpty’s and the Management, staff and residents of Riverheights Terrace for your care and companionship over the years. Dad’s life was made so much easier because you all cared. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Dale Woods officiating. Interment will follow at the Carroll Cemetery. Visitation with the family will take place at the church prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moosomin Union Hospital, Palliative Care, 320 Gertie St., Bag #1, Moosomin, SK, S0G 3N0.
TEMPLE: James "Jim" Ernest Temple, of Fairview Personal Care Home, passed away at his residence on January 20, 2007 at the age of 82. Jim was born at Waskada, Manitoba on September 2, 1924. He grew up on a family farm and attended school in the Waskada/Deloraine area until the age of 19. He then served with the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. After the war, Jim returned home to continue farming for a few years and then moved to Winnipeg where he received a diploma in carpentry. Soon after, he moved to Brandon and worked as a carpenter for Pearson Construction before accepting a position as a building/plumbing inspector with the City of Brandon, and later the Brandon and Area Planning District for more than 30 years. Jim was a member of Branch 247 Royal Canadian Legion in Brandon. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, walking, visiting relatives and travel. Jim is survived by his daughter Gail Florence Robertson, husband Scot, grandchildren Amy, Tiffany, Kale; son Greg James Temple, wife Debbie, grandson Jonathan; nieces Arlee Deschene (Smith) and husband Aaron of Regina and Louise Gibbs (Smith) and husband Mark, daughters Temple and Marin of Calgary. Jim was predeceased by his parents Austin and Stella Temple; wife Kathleen (Dixie) Temple (nee Stone); sister Phyllis Smith (nee Temple) and brother-in-law Ernie Smith. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on January 26, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Orton Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Jim, may be made to a charity of choice.
VEITCH: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gertrude (Madore) Veitch of Brandon, MB on Sunday, September 9, 2007. Gertrude was born on July 6, 1916 in St. George’s, NL. Shortly after her mother’s death in 1918, Gertrude moved to Buchans, NL where she met the love of her life, Philip Veitch and they were married in November 1937. Gertrude was a devoted wife and mother to her three children. Following Philip’s death in 1954, she took on the role of both parents in a time where single parenthood was difficult. Her sons supported the family for many years and enabled her to experience the joy of helping raise her grandchildren. In 1984, Gertrude decided to make a permanent move to Manitoba to live with her daughter and family.
For 23 years, Gertrude played an important role in the Simms family’s life. Her love and support was very evident and she was very proud of all her grandchildren’s successes. Children brought her much joy and she was always happy to hear stories about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gertrude was known as ‘Nan’ to all her grandchildren, and over the years she became affectionately known as ‘Nan’ to all family friends. Nan loved sharing a good laugh with family and friends and visitors always brightened up her day.
She is survived by her children, Charlie Veitch (Vicki Lynch), John (Lori) Veitch, Mary Lou (Ray) Simms and sister-in-law Sr. Mary Celine Veitch and Mary Madore. She is also survived by her grandchildren Philip (Joan) Veitch, Charles Veitch, Brent (Kelly) Veitch, Craig (Jennifer) Veitch, Allison (Michael) Isenberg, and Leann Simms (Chris McCannel); and 6 great-grandchildren Brian, Graham, Noah, Adam, Hailey, and Maria Veitch. She is predeceased by her husband, Philip, father Bill and mother Mary Madore, step-mother Agnes Madore, daughter-in-law Libby Anderson, granddaughter Lisa Veitch, brothers Doug and Gordon Madore, and sisters Ada Chaytor and Beatrice Landers.
Funeral services were held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 13, 2007 with Fr. Raju Madanu officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Michael Isenberg, Chris McCannel, Bill Simms, Al Kozakowski, Ron Kozakowski, and Jim Ritchie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Manitoba, 42 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B2.
Mom, you are missed by all.
VANDERSTOUW; Tony: With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather at the age of 92 years. Tony was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in May 1952. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters, Anne (Butch), Hilda (Fred) and only son, William (special friend Madeline). Grandchildren: Carrie-Anne (David), John Jr., Sean (Nicky) and Lee Anne (Adam); great-grandchildren: Taylor, Braden, Hayley, Emily and Malcolm, and Tony’s special furry friend, Whippets the cat. Tony was the oldest survivor of the Brandon Parks Board, where he worked for 23 years cutting and pruning trees until his retirement in 1978. He was predeceased by his wife Maria on October 22, 1987, as well as by sisters and a brother in the Netherlands. In keeping with Dad’s wishes, a private family funeral service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, March 01, 2007 with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating, assisted by Cantor Tony Yuriy. Interment took place in the family plot at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tony may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
WEDGEWOOD: Helen Mary (née Ward), November 6, 1952 – September 14, 2007. With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Helen on September 14, 2007. Helen was born in Saskatoon, SK and raised near Rivers, MB where she met and married her husband Doug in 1971 (October 9). They lived in Winnipeg where their daughter Jane was born in 1976. Helen, Doug and Jane moved from there to Dugald, MB where they owned and operated Dugald Convenience Store, before moving to Elie, MB where they ran Elie Grocery, before finally becoming owners of Sanford Lumber and Building Supplies in Sanford, MB. An avid reader, a fan of music, games and golf, Helen’s main focus was always her close friends and family. A second mom to many, Helen had an amazing ability to put people at ease and we often looked to her for advice and counsel. Always the voice of reason, Helen was our rock and our source of strength. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her husband Doug, daughter Jane Chartrand and son-in-law Keith, mother Dorrie and mother-in-law Margaret, brother Larry (Deb) and sisters Cathy (Howard), Dorothy (Andy), Eileen (Larry), brothers and sisters-in-law Bonnie, Betty (Terry), Jim (Michelle), Shirley (Bob), Steve, Roger, Frank (Tammy) and Margaret (Al), nieces and nephews Rob, Sheri, Christine, Jesse, Jim, Zeb, Steve, Dave, Melissa, Jennie, Angie, Kate, Kelly, Savannah, Rory and all of their extended families and many friends. Helen was predeceased by her father Arthur Ward, sister Beverly Lund (née Ward) and father-in-law Frank Wedgewood. A Memorial Service and gathering took place on Thursday, September 20, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Lupus Society of Manitoba, 105 - 386 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R6.
WOOLFORD: Terry Dale Woolford passed away suddenly at his home in Brandon on September 17, 2007 at the age of 44 years. Terry was born and raised in Swan River. He was a fisherman at heart and spent many early morning hours on the lake. Terry loved spending time with his son Jared and was always proud and supportive of all Jared’s accomplishments. Terry will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine McLellan and son, Jared. He is survived by his father Basel Woolford of Swan River; sisters Lorraine (Roy), Barbara (Irvin), Delilah (Irv) and Vera; brothers Leonard (Pat) and Ken (Barb); sisters-in-law Mary (Ed), Myrna, Valerie (Kelly), Rhonda, and brothers-in-law Bernie (Jan), Allen (Celina), Wayne (Bev), Sam (Kim), Archie (Audrey), Colin, Gordon (Lou), Terry (Lorraine) and Ian as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Sadie Woolford. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River at a later date. Donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Brandon Friendship Centre, 836 Lorne Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0T8.