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.
TREFFRY; Glenmore Dalton. After a courageous battle with cancer, Glen passed away on September 5, 2008 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon at the age of 72 years. Glen was predeceased by his devoted wife and best friend, Lil, in May of 2005 and by his brother-in-law, lsaak Neufeld, in April of 2008. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Tanis; brothers Bob (Rene) and Doug (Dorothy); sisters-in-law Dot Neufeld, Florence (Henry) Abrahams, Betty Wieler, Jean (Craig) Finnie, brother-in-law Jim (Lil) Wieler; many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Glen began his career with MTS in 1955 as an apprentice lineman and retired in 1993 having attained the position of General Manager, South West Area. The highlight of Glen's career was when Lil and Glen spent a total of five years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where Glen worked on loan with Bell Canada International to train Saudi managers to operate Saudi TelCom. We will especially miss Glen's wonderful sense of humor. His passing was a loss but his life was a true gift. The family would like to acknowledge the very special care given to Glen by Dr. Fourie and the staff of the Palliative Care ward at the Assiniboine Centre. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation and interment have taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glen’s name to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
THIBODEAU (DICKENS): Mary Druscilla "Dru" of Brandon, passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 17, 2008 at the age of 81 years. Druscilla was born on the Clanwilliam homestead on September 24, 1926. She attended school there for 11 years and then moved to Winnipeg where she took a secretarial course. She worked in Winnipeg where she met Edgar Dickens. They were married in Clanwilliam and settled on the farm in Carroll where they raised three children. The family moved to Brandon in 1963. Dru became a realtor and eventually had her own company, Dru’s Realty. She was an avid curler and represented Manitoba in the Silver Broom. Dru loved life and all forms of God’s creations and she had a very giving heart. She was incredibly sociable and loved dancing. She was an active member of Parents Without Partners in its early days and then she started Club 77 (and was its oldest surviving member). One of her greatest passions was matchmaking as evidenced by a multitude of existing partnerships today. She was a person of immense energy and a typical day included her dialysis treatment followed by an evening of dancing! Druscilla is survived by her three children: Priscilla (Wally) Tutkaluke, Edward Thomas "Ted" (Cathy) Dickens, Darryl (Linda) Dickens; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister Eleanor (Albert) Pollen; sister-in-law Isabel Simmons and brother-in-law Thomas Edward Dickens (93 yrs). She was predeceased by her first husband Edgar Dickens; her second husband Joseph Thibodeau; brother George Simmons; mother Violet Simmons and father Hugh Simmons. The Funeral Service will be held at the Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. A time of visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Interment will follow in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dru may be made to a charity of choice.
"You will always be a part of us, Mom."
TAYLOR: Ronald Stewart passed away suddenly at The Assiniboine Centre on November 27, 2007. Ronald was born in Flin Flon on June 11, 1951 to Austin & Vivian Taylor. The family later moved to Brandon to make it their new home, where shortly after, brother Garry, was born. Ronald went to school at George Fitton School, Central School and Earl Haig School. He was employed at The Westman Centennial Auditorium and for The City of Brandon in Parks and Recreation. In September 2004, Ronald had a fall, which, after a long recovery, left him on a permanent disability from employment. In March 2005, Fairview Home became his new home until his passing. Ronald was predeceased by his grandparents Felix & Mabel Brown and Ernest & Gladys Taylor and in June 2005, his parents, Austin & Vivian Taylor. Ronald is survived by his brother Garry and sister-in-law Trudy. He is also survived by Uncle Murray & Aunt Jean Taylor, Aunt Joyce McLean and many cousins. The Funeral Service for Ronald was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on December 1, 2007 with interment at The Brandon Cemetery. Following the interment, a reception for family & friends was held at The Pioneer Lounge, Keystone Centre. Officiating the service was Rev. John Nesbitt and Reflections by Claudia Mitchell & Dennis Norrie. Active Pallbearers were Allan Fallis, Curtis McCannell, Mark Fallis, Travis Klassen, Darcy Simard & Lloyd Strong. Honorary Pallbearers were Elwood & Lynn English, Mervin & Lois Campbell, Winnie Black, Alma Yule & Russ & Jean Hawkins. Unable to attend were special family friends Jack & Sylvia Hamilton. Donations in memory of Ronald may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9 or to the BRHC Foundation, "Palliative Care," 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
A VERY SPECIAL MAN
If memories stay within the thoughts
And love within the heart
Then how can it be truly said
That dear ones ever part?
So many will remember him
And things he used to say
And a special closeness still remains…
To all, he is just away.
TURNER: Kathleen Blanche Turner (Scott) of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on October 26, 2007. Kathleen was born on February 24, 1935 in Brandon. She received her education at David Livingston, Alexander, Earl Oxford and Brandon Collegiate. Kathleen married Grant Turner on March 7, 1953. During her lifetime, she was employed as a clerk for the Brandon Sun and a secretary for Zenith Paving. Kathleen was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and she enjoyed shopping and playing Bingo. She is survived by her son Fred Turner (Sylvie); daughter Ella Jane Nelson (John); brothers Ron Scott and Wayne Scott; grandchildren Grant, Tasha and Marilyn Nelson; James and Samantha Turner; special nephew Don Sutherland and other nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. Kathleen was predeceased by her mother Goldie Mae Scott; father Frederick Scott; seven brothers and five sisters. A Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on October 29, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Urnbearers were Grant Nelson and James Turner. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to a charity of choice.
TREBLE: William Bruce ~ November 13, 1918 – April 24, 2009: It is with heavy hearts, but wonderful memories we announce the passing of our beloved father and granddad, William "Bruce" Treble. He will be greatly missed by his son Bill (Sue Moore) Treble, daughter Susan Anthony and her son Craig, who was his pride and joy. Bruce is survived by sisters-in-law Mabel Johnston, Tannas Brown and Dorothy Treble. Uncle Bruce will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Elfarata in 1997; his parents Frank and Isabella Treble; a brother Jack Treble and a sister, Jean Knight. Bruce was born on a farm in Solsgirth, the youngest of three children. He went to school in the Solsgirth area through grade eleven and then took grade twelve in Shoal Lake. He worked in J.H. Cairns store and the post office in Kelloe until June 1941. During this time, he went to the CPR Station in the evenings to study railway work, Morse Code and sending telegrams. He began working for the CPR on June 20, 1941. In July 1942, Bruce joined the navy and worked as a telegrapher. He served aboard the cruiser Uganda from December 1944 to August 1945. He returned to the CPR on December 16, 1945 and later married Elfarata in 1948. He was a station agent in many small towns in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and as an operator in Brandon until his retirement on November 13, 1983.Bill and Susan have many fond memories of living in the stations and of our summer months at Clear Lake. Dad lived life to the fullest and made the most of each and every day. He was a quiet man…kind and gentle. A generous loyal friend and hard worker who invariably had a positive attitude. We remember him most for his caring and nurturing spirit with his children and cultivation of his beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, as well as his love of birds and other wildlife. His prized tomatoes were regarded by his neighbours as the most wondrous of sights. Bruce taught his grandson to appreciate the beautiful small things of life. Craig loved to watch him do special projects and fix things, saying "My grandad can fix anything!" Since retiring from the CPR, he took an avid interest in golfing and played in many senior tournaments throughout Manitoba. His enjoyment of helping others showed in many ways with his volunteer work with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. His neighbours appreciated him for his friendship and sense of humour. Dad, you will always have a special place in our hearts. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. A graveside service will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, #1, 613-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6.
TREFFRY: (née Oswin). As gracefully as she lived, Rene Treffry entered into rest after a brief battle with cancer at the Palliative Care Unit of the Assiniboine Centre on November 20th, 2008. Mom was born in Beulah, Manitoba on June 22nd, 1934 to Dorothy and Albert Oswin. She graduated from Beulah High School. Mom worked for the Manitoba Telephone System from 1951-1960 as an operator. In 1959, she married Robert Treffry and together they had two daughters, Karen, born 1960, and Deb, born in 1968. From 1960 to 1980, she chose to stay home and raise her girls. In 1980, she attended ACC for a Clerk Typist course and upon completion, was given an award for outstanding achievement. She returned to work at MTS as a secretary from 1980-1988 at which point she and dad retired. Mom continued to stay in touch with her co-workers/friends through her volunteer work with the Telephone Pioneers until her passing. Mom was predeceased by her sisters Jean MacDonald and May Askew, sister-in-law Lil Treffry, brothers-in-law Nick Shelystinski, Howard MacDonald, Walter Askew, Glen Treffry and nephew Wayne Shelystinski. Mom leaves to cerebrate her life her husband of 49 years, Bob, her daughter Karen (Elaine), Deb (Jamie), grandchildren Gabrielle (Tyler), Alana (Jason) and Tidan, and great grandson Nickolai. Sisters Terry Shelystinski, Dorothy Bullee (Dave), brother Jim Oswin (Joan) and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
TOSH: Marjorie Irene Tosh (neé Hunt) of Brandon, passed away at Fairview Home on November 11, 2008 at the age of 102 years. Marjorie was born March 6, 1906 at Ninette, Manitoba. Marjorie lived a long, happy and full life. She grew up on a small farm near Ninette, Manitoba where she enjoyed helping on the farm and was particularly fond of working with the farm animals. She was educated at Minore Rural and Ninette Schools. Marjorie worked at the Ninette Sanatorium before her marriage to Earl Tosh on January 14, 1932. Together they created a beautiful family and raised four wonderful children – Donna, Arlene, Wayne and Ken. Always a busy farm wife, Marjorie lived first near Glenboro, then Lauder, Ninette, Nesbitt and finally Minto, where she and Earl farmed until retiring to Brandon in 1962. Marjorie worked for a short time at the Brandon General Hospital, and then settled into retired life in Brandon. She was a member of the United Church and in Brandon belonged to Trinity UCW. Through her involvement in community social events and in helping neighbors wherever she lived, Marjorie made many life long friends along the way. She and Earl especially enjoyed their ten wonderful years at Lion’s Manor on Victoria Avenue after moving from their home in 1989. Since Earl’s passing in 1999, Marjorie resided at Fairview Home in Brandon, where she was lovingly cared for. More than anything, Marjorie was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by all of her family, and is survived by: daughter Donna (Richard) Velander of Goodlow, BC; Wayne (Carol) of Winnipeg, MB; Ken (Myrna) of Brandon, MB; Ron Chalmers of Brandon, MB; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Earl; daughter Arlene Chalmers; sister Edith (Ivan) Phillips and brothers Charlie (Annie) and Claude (Lil). A private family service in her memory will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Box 21047, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3W8.
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.
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.
VESTBY: Mr. Douglas "Doug" Barry Vestby of Nanaimo, B.C., formerly of Brandon, passed away at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at the age of 45 years. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. A reception will follow at the Central United Church Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vestby Family Trust at any branch of the Coastal Community Credit Union in Nanaimo, B.C.