CARRIERE: Jessie May (née Serle) Carriere passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Thursday, August 30, 2007. Jessie was born on May 23, 1912, one of a family of ten children. She is the last survivor of that generation. Jessie was employed at Clark Hall, Brandon University for many years. She married George Carriere and is survived by step-son Roy and his family; brother-in-law Campbell Fowler of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law Lois and Bernice Serle of Brandon and many dear nieces and nephews. Jessie was predeceased by husband George; brothers John, Russell, Walter, Don, and Harold; sisters Muriel Proutt, Anne Liebrecht (Lilley), Grace Fowler and Maude McDonald. Jessie was a kind, loving person who cared deeply for family. At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Her remains will be placed with her husband, George, in the Brandon Cemetery. The family gratefully declines flowers. Donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9. Special thanks for the kindness and care while at Dinsdale.
CANCADE: Suzanne Mary Cancade passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the age of 80 years. Suzie was born in Brandon, MB on December 25, 1926 and lived in Belleview, MB until the age of 20 when her family relocated their business to Brandon. She spent her high school years at St. Michael’s Academy and in St. Boniface, MB. In the late 1940’s she was in partnership at a gift shop in Clear Lake. She also worked at Box Brothers Hardware and J. A. Keddy Automotive Supply before entering the family business. She was a partner in Cancade Company until her retirement in 1975. Suzie dedicated her life to her work and to the service of others, especially her parents. She was a great friend and a very caring provider to many people. She was a long-standing member of the St. Augustine’s Catholic Women’s League. Suzie loved the outdoors and instilled in her family a lifelong passion for the beauty of nature. She is survived by her brother Paul, his wife Yvette, and was a very special auntie to their five daughters and their families; Shawna and Barry (Penonzek), Susan and Daniel; Cathy and Ralph (Redfern), Sarah, David, Elizabeth and Julia; Leanne and Ed (MacKay), Bonnie and Paul; Lisa and Dave (Hackett) and Sean; and Janelle and Don (White), Anna and Sam. Suzie will also be greatly missed by her friend Bill Jakubowski, and many other relatives and close friends. Suzie was predeceased by her parents, Pierre and Jeanne Cancade. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Wednesday, August, 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Church on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Suzie may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, (Palliative Care Unit), 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of your choice.
CARKENER: Peacefully, on Monday, June 25, 2007 after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Lynden R. (Sonny) Carkener, aged 70 years, beloved husband of Valerie Carkener. Lynden was born in August, 1936 in Cornwallis Municipality and resided in the east end of Brandon during his youth and early adult years. Lynden was married to Valerie, his beloved wife of 49 years in June, 1958. They had two sons, Stewart and Brian. Lynden’s career included various employment during his youth and upon graduation, 10 years with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Opportunity for change and challenge inspired Lynden to become a professional firefighter. After spending three years with the Brandon Fire Department, Lynden relocated with his family to Thompson, Manitoba in July, 1969. He was employed by the City of Thompson initially as Deputy Fire Chief, and as Fire Chief until his retirement in 1995. His early years of retirement were spent in Thompson before returning to Brandon in June of 2005. Lynden was a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Fire Chiefs Associations, and was an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Lynden was a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal. Lynden served as treasurer for the Thompson St. John Ambulance Brigade and was a passionate supporter and fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy and the Manitoba Burn Foundation. Lynden enjoyed the outdoors and nature. He spent countless hours on the water fishing, and on the prairie, woodland or tundra hunting. These shared memories are cherished by his wife, sons, granddaughters, extended family and friends. The camaraderie, stories and adventure will be remembered forever. In post retirement years, Lynden and Valerie enjoyed traveling to visit friends and relatives and attending sporting events. World skating championships and curling championships were high on their priorities and provide lasting memories. Lynden is survived by his wife Valerie, two sons Stewart (Sandra) and granddaughter Julie, Brian (Kelly) and granddaughters Kristina and Hailey. Sister-in-law Lois Carkener, brothers-in-law Charlie (Margaret) Polnik and John (Irma) Polnik, sisters-in-law Delores McEwan, Lorraine (Frank) Grabowski, Jean (Bill) Tweedie, Cecile Rogers, Virginia (Ted) Tyma, Marjorie (Wilf) Bercier, aunts Rose Collins and Frieda Kram, cousins Sylvia Mitchell and Doreen Birch, as well as many nieces and nephews. Lynden was predeceased by his mother Mary, his father Lynden Roy, his brother Robert and brother-in-law Vern Rogers. Funeral services on June 30, 2007 were provided by Brockie Donovan and officiated by Reverand Paul Sakasov. Donations in memory of Lynden can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Suite 204-825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3A 1M5. Lynden was laid to rest at the Brandon Cemetery.
CUMMING: On June 27, 2007, Mrs. Gladys Cumming, 95 years of age, ended her life’s journey at the Assiniboine Centre with family by her side. Gladys was born August 16, 1911 in Rossburn, MB, and is survived by sons Garth (June), Bill (Gloria) and daughter Belva (Clarence) McKinnon. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, all of who hold a special place in their hearts for their Grama. Gladys was predeceased by husband W.C. (Chappie) Cumming, parents Albert and Mary Woods, son Allan, daughter-in-law Mary, five sisters and two brothers. Gladys was a homemaker and a very accomplished seamstress, with her specialty being wedding gowns. Gladys’ greatest pleasure was time spent with her family and welcoming each and every new "little one" with open and loving arms. A Celebration of Gladys’ Life took place on June 30, 2007 at St. George’s Anglican Church with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. A private family interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gladys may be made to the Sun Fund For Kids, c/o The Brandon Sun, 501 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0K4 or to a charity of one’s choice.
COLE: Mrs. Isabel Reata Cole (née English) of Brandon, beloved wife of Elmer, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Isabel was born on November 10, 1917 at Osage, Saskatchewan. She married Elmer Cole on October 19, 1946 in Regina. Isabel loved the farm and enjoyed all aspects of nature. She took great pleasure in cooking and sewing and enjoyed square dancing, cards, and volunteer work. Isabel adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she lived her life for them. Isabel is survived by her husband Elmer; son Elgin; brother Allan Ward of Regina; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Keith; 3 sisters and 3 brothers. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, on Monday, April 9th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Egan, Homecare Nurses, Palliative Care 3rd Floor Assiniboine Centre, Grace Lutheran Church and Village Green for the support they gave us. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Isabel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
COATES: Margaret Grace, dearest Mother of Karen (Bruce) Barteaux, Brandon, and Dr. John Coates (Robin), Chilliwack, BC, passed away peacefully at her Fairview Home residence with her children at her bedside, on Monday, March 26, 2007.
Grace, the third child of John and Frances (Flannery) Cullen, was born on February 23rd 1915, in the CNR Station House at Belleview, MB. Grace was a graduate of Woodnorth High School. As a young woman, she played the church organ, and enjoyed teaching piano. In 1936, Grace married Robert John Coates of Elm Valley, in St. Mary’s Anglican Church at Virden, MB.
During WWII, Grace was the sole parent figure for children Karen and John, while her husband Rob served various postings across Canada as an RCAF Flight Navigations Instructor.
On moving to Brandon in 1940, Grace joined St. Matthew’s Anglican Parish. She was a dedicated member, quietly yet faithfully serving her church. Grace was treasurer of St. Matthew’s Evening Branch; member of the A.C.W. (Anglican Church Women); member of the Altar Guild; also treasurer of the Anglican Women’s Auxiliary, Brandon Diocese, for seven years.
In 1957, Grace joined the BRHC Women’s Auxiliary, and later served as President for one term. She also worked as a volunteer well into her eighties, "delivering the flowers" to hospital patients.
Grace brought many talents to her 54 years of marriage with Robert. She was a loving wife and devoted Mother. She possessed wonderful skills at delicate needlework, knitting, quilting and sewing. Grace wrote a fascinating biography of her father John Cullen, a Barr Colonist who immigrated to Canada from England in 1903. Grace graduated from The Wheat City Business College in 1970, with a certificate in bookkeeping. She enjoyed tending her flower garden. Grace loved animals dearly and always had a dog or cat at her side as a companion.
Grace was predeceased by her beloved husband Rob, March 11, 1990, and is survived by grandchildren Matthew (Poroshad, Toronto, ON) and Hilary Barteaux (Douglas, Winnipeg, MB); James Coates (Julia, Vancouver, BC); Helen Ambeault (Steven) and great grandchildren Lauren, Nicholas and Christopher, all of Edmonton, AB; also her loved nieces and nephews.
We sincerely thank Drs. Groves and Solsman for their compassionate care. We are also very grateful to the Staff of Fairview Home who so generously offered Grace their support and comfort.
Funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with the Very Reverend Robin Walker officiating. Memorials may be given to St. Matthew’s Cathedral Memorial Fund or to Fairview Home Donation Account, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6.
We will always treasure the memory of our gentle Mother’s loving smile.
"Rest eternal grant unto her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her."
COLLISTER: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Olva Bertha Collister on Febuary 16, 2007 at the Hillcrest Personal Care Home at the age of 79 years. Olva was predeceased by her mother Bertha, father Thomas Henry, brothers Harry (Mamie), and brother Jack. She is survived by two brothers, Douglas (Lyall) of Abbotsford, B.C., and Claude (Christina) of Winnipeg along with many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Olva's life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Personal Care Home in Brandon for their wonderful care.
COOK: Florence Elvina Cook (February 7, 1917 – February 17, 2007). Florence passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Elvina Cook; her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Norman McLeod; and sister, Grace Cook. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her nephew, Richard (Cathy) McLeod of Manitowaning, ON, and by her niece Sharon (Dave) Willingham of Winnipeg, MB. Florence was a lifetime resident of Brandon. She worked for many years at Eatons, then at Doigs. Heartfelt thanks goes out to all the wonderful staff at Fairview Personal Care Home for your compassionate care over the years. A funeral service will be held for Florence at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Fairview Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6 or to a charity of choice.
CLISBY: George Charles Clisby passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 1, 2007 while at the Brandon Regional Health Centre (Palliative Care). Dad was 87 years old, born May 6, 1919. George was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean Clisby February 16, 2002, also brothers Mel, Frank, Bill (Mary) and sister Thelma. George is survived by sons Cliff (Charlene), Gareth and Krista; Bill (Marilyn), Shad, Mark and their mother Marlou; daughters Bev (Don Skinner) and Deb (Peter) Senychych. Also surviving is George's brother Fritz (Yvette) Clisby, sister-in-law Jean Clisby and numerous nephews and nieces. George and Jean were married August 4, 1949 and had four children as mentioned above. George was quite an avid 5 and 10 pin bowler and really enjoyed the games. He passed this sport down to the family. When the kids were younger, they spent many summer holidays at "Hockey Haven" ~ Longbow Lake near Kenora, Ontario. Many new friendships and memories were made there. We also spent summers later at the cabin at Pelican Lake where boating, golf and card playing were a must! Good thing the walls couldn’t talk at the cabin! George made many more friends while golfing at Killarney Lake Side Golf Course. Later, after selling the cabin, George took out a golf membership at Shilo Golf & Country Club. Thanks, Golfing and Coffee Guys for looking after, and putting up with Dad. He also enjoyed Tuesday night Crib Night at the Legion and looked forward to weekend card games with Bev and Don and suppers with Cliff and Charlene. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, today, Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations, in George’s memory, may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Palliative Care", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
CARRICK: William Herbert "Herb" Carrick passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 15, 2008. Herb was born on May 14, 1916 in Brandon, Manitoba. He received his education at Central Elementary School, Earl Haig Junior High School and Brandon Collegiate Institute. During the years 1942-44, he was at the Canada Car and Foundry at Fort William helping to assemble the Curtis Helldivers aircraft to aid the war effort. He was especially proud of this time in his life and entertained family and friends with stories of his time spent there. Upon his return to Brandon, Herb was employed at Lionel Electric and as a result of this, decided on a career as an electrician. He completed his Journeyman Electrician Licence in 1960 and subsequently started his own business, Carrick Electric Ltd., which he operated until 1984 when he retired. Herb was an avid sportsman and enjoyed playing, coaching and viewing many sports. In his younger years, he was an active participant in both baseball and hockey. He also coached both of these sports and when his playing days were over, continued to coach. It was while coaching that he met his loving wife of 58 years, Jean. Herb was instrumental in establishing Central Community Centre to the delight of the neighbourhood children and it still remains so today. He also enjoyed golfing and curling and was a long time member of the Brandon Curling Club. He had many other interests which included dancing, and in fact, just days prior to his passing enjoyed two dances with his Jean. Herb was proud of his Irish descent and was able to return to Ireland for a holiday and meet with relatives there. Herb's view on life was to treat everyone with respect and honesty and these ideals he carried on in his business dealings and his personal life. He truly was a man of his word. Herb leaves to mourn his passing his wife Jean, son William (Jan), grandchildren Chelsea and Sean, son-in-law Bryan (Wendy) Frederickson, granddaughter Kerri (Jeff) Bridges, great grandson Ethan Bridges, grandson Michael Frederickson, brother Cecil (Hilda) Carrick, brothers-in-law Elmer (Kay) Gullett and Marvin (Deb) Gullett as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Linda (Bryan) Frederickson. The Funeral Service took place on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Herb may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7, or to a charity of choice.
COTTON: Annie Margaret Cotton of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the age of 99 years. In keeping with Annie’s wishes, cremation will take place with a private graveside service to be held at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Annie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
CHAPMAN: Wilbert Chapman, beloved husband of Ann of Brandon Hills, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2008. He was born on May 16, 1926, at Strasbourg, Saskatchewan and resided with his family at Roblin until his mother’s death. Then, at age 2 ½, he came to live with his Uncle Norm and Aunt Olive Chapman in the Brandon Hills Community. At age 11, he re-joined his dad on the Rob Roddick farm in the Brandon Hills. Wilbert received his early education at East Brandon and Brandon Hills Schools; his high school in Wawanesa and Brandon. At age 18, he joined the Paratroops, but the war ended before his training was completed. Wilbert farmed all his life. In 1950, he married Ann Martens of Fannystelle, and they settled on the historic Maher Stopping House location. This was Wilbert’s home until his death. For 10 years Wilbert drove a school bus for Division 40. The younger generation remember him either as their bus-driver or "the pitcher." He loved to play ball! At one time, he was a member of the Brandon Consumer’s Co-op Board. He was also a charter member, and first president, of the Westoba Credit Union. As a long-time member of the United Church, he served diligently on many committees both at Trinity in Brandon and the Brandon Hills – Wawanesa Charge. His greatest contribution over the years was his enthusiastic leadership as a Sunday school teacher to the Senior classes. For Wilbert, the highlight of the summer was a weekend at Clear Lake where, for over 20 years, he attended the Interdenominational Men’s Camp. Wilbert is survived by his wife, Ann, and their three children and six grandchildren: Anita (Axel), Jason, Oksana and Galya, all of Vancouver; Neil (Corianne) of Brandon Hills, Sarah (Aaron Peech) of Brandon, Eric of Estevan, SK; and Dan (Barb), Lauren, all of Vancouver. Wilbert is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Peter and Hilda Martens of Portage la Prairie, six nieces, six nephews and a number of cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Bertha Chapin Chapman and father Bill Chapman; his sister Eileen and husband Roly Hamel of Alexander and Brandon, his brother and wife Doug and Verlaine of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lydia Martens of Winnipeg and Mary and husband Abe Bergen of Starbuck. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Ethel Ridge and her four children and by numerous cousins; including a special "kid-brother" cousin Keith Chapman of Brandon Hills. Wilbert’s funeral was held August 18, 2008 at Knox United Church with Rev. Carolyn Rushton and Rev. David Cathcart officiating. His ashes were interred with his parents at the Brandon Hills Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. du Plooy and all the staff at Cancer Care, Brandon and the staff at Palliative Care for their dedicated and compassionate care. Donations in memory of Wilbert may be made to the Canada Foodgrains Bank, 400-280 Smith St., Box 767, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2L4 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation "Palliative Care," 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
CAMPBELL: Margaret Christina Campbell of Brandon, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008 on her 67th birthday in Brandon, Manitoba. Surviving are Margaret’s mother, Florence Davis and her sister Marjorie. Margaret leaves to mourn her passing her children Ronald, Edward, Thomas and Lori (Allec) and her beloved cat, Prince. Margaret was predeceased by her father, Ralph Davis; brothers David and William; and by her sons Gordon and William. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.with Rev. Harvey Hurren of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Funds for Furry Friends 208 - 740 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0K9 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
DACIUK: Peter (Piotr), beloved husband of Helen, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on September 14, 2006 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Helen, of 61 years; his five children – Agnes (Bill) Marshall; Joseph (Hélène); Mary (Neil) McIntyre; Christina Redfern; Michael (Wendy); his nine grandchildren – Sean, Jennifer; Chad (Shannon), Lindsey (Jamie); Kevin; Laura (Kurt), Stephen; Megan, Ashley, and his four great grandchildren – Jayden, Lexi; Payton and Cayman. Cremation has taken place and will be followed by a private family interment at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations may be made on Peter’s behalf to a charity of one’s choice.