PETO: Mary Margaret Peto of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 1, 2006, following a brief illness. Margaret was born on July 31, 1915, to Samuel and Etta Gibson at Emerson, Manitoba. She grew up along the Red River on her family’s farm, with seven siblings, and attended Manchester and Emerson Schools. Margaret learned to play the piano which was a source of pleasure, for her and for her family, all of her life. Margaret married Lorne Peto in 1940 and moved to the Peto farm just up the road from her home. She and Lorne had three children; Sandra, Elaine and Allen. Margaret was a loving mother who taught her children important values, bringing them up in a gentle home permeated with kindness, humour and calm. She worked alongside Lorne on the family farm, doing whatever needed to be done. She was active in her community, helping with fall suppers, school events and with activities with which her children were involved. As a young girl, Margaret played the piano at the Baptist Church, and, after her marriage, played the piano and the organ at the Anglican Church in Emerson, for many years. She was involved in Eastern Star, and was Worthy Grand Organist for the Manitoba Chapter. Margaret was very athletic and enjoyed curling and, in her later years, she took up golf at which she excelled, enjoying the game into her eighties. Margaret and Lorne wintered in Texas for many years where they made many friends and happy memories. Margaret lived a long, active, healthy, happy and blessed life and she will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, of sixty-six years, Lorne Peto; her daughters Sandra Casper and Elaine ( Al Hengstler) and her son Allen (Karen); her grandchildren David Casper, Leanne Leier (Mark), Kevin Hengstler, Sarah, Nathan and Alanna Peto, and her great grandchildren Ethan and Nate Leier; her sisters-in-law Gladys Murray, Dorothy Morrow, Lillian Gibson and Doreen Gibson, and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Etta Gibson, all of her sisters and brothers, her parents-in-law, Morton and Ethel Peto, her sister-in-law Marion (Peto) Ash, her son-in-law Howard Casper and her grandson Lorne Casper. Margaret’s memorial service was held at Trinity United Church on Monday, November 6, 2006 with Reverend John Nesbitt officiating. Her ashes will be interred at Emerson Cemetery at a later date. If friends so wish, donations, in Margaret’s memory, may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, #1 613-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6.
PETERS, ANNA: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Anna Peters, on October 10, 2007 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. She was born on January 1, 1930 to Jacob and Katherina Quiring and came to Canada in 1948. She married Bernhard Peters in 1951 and together they raised their family in Winnipeg and later moved to Brandon in 1967. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband Ben, infant daughter Marlene, son Victor, sister Sarah, as well as brothers Henry, Walter (Anna), and Frank Quiring. She will be fondly remembered by her son Bernie, daughters Ann (Gerald) Barnes, Elsie and Elfreda Peters and daughter-in-law Vivian as well as grandchildren Tanya (Michael), Shannon (Hugo), Brian, Megan (Darcie), Melissa, and Marla (Jamie) and her great-grandchildren Joshua, Nicolas, Owen and Jaiden. Surviving also are her sisters Tina Meyer and Jessie (Nick) Lowen and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Anna's faith was very important to her and she tried to pass this on to her family. Her family always came first. Anna worked for many years at the Brandon General Hospital in housekeeping until her retirement. She was able to stay in her home until 2004 when her health failed and Dinsdale Personal Care Home became her new home. The family would like to thank Major Winnie Perrin and the caring staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for their love and care of our mother. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332 8th Street, with viewing prior to the service. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations can be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9 or to a charity of choice.
PAGE: Mr. Albert Page, beloved husband of Grace, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the age of 87 years. Albert was born on March 19, 1920 in Winnipeg, MB, the youngest of six brothers and one sister. He served overseas from 1942-1946. Throughout his lifetime, Albert worked as a fireman for C.P. Rail and then ran the Golden Gate Café in Brandon with his brother, Dick. From 1962-1975, he operated the Chicken Delight on Rosser Avenue with his wife. Albert loved travelling and golfing. He was a longtime member of the Brandon Golf and Country Club. Albert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace; daughter Valerie (Rex) DeBar of Panama City Beach, Florida; son Raymond (Mary) Page of Brandon; daughter Maureen "Kit" (Don) Thompson of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Sean Page, Troy Thompson (Sylvia), Tiffany (Chris) Westdal; and three great-grandchildren: Madison, Abigail and Carter. Albert was predeceased by all of his brothers, one sister and one grandson, Brian Seamer. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. All in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. Donations in memory of Albert may be made to a charity of choice.
PLEWES: Ismay Thelma (Bubs) née Cooper, March 24, 1929 ~ May 18, 2007. It is with deep sadness that the family wish to announce the passing of Ismay at the Assiniboine Centre, Palliative Care Unit, with her beloved daughters by her side. Ismay was born March 24, 1929 in Brandon where she resided her entire life. On June 18, 1947, she married the Great Love of her life, George "David" Plewes. They were blessed with 3 children, Dianne, Danny and Denise. Ismay worked outside of the home for years at various places including the laundry at the old Brandon General Hospital, Pioneer Electric and the Brandon School Division. Ismay belonged to several organizations over the years including the Legion #3, A.N.A.F. #10, Crocus Seniors and the Park Avenue Seniors. Ismay enjoyed crocheting and knitting and donated handmade sweaters, hats, mitts and blankets to many organizations. Some of her work went to some communities in Canada’s far north and as far south as Mexico. She loved going for coffee or to Bingo with her two best friends, Dorothy and Lorraine. These three were inseparable. Ismay is survived by her two daughters Dianne (Elwin) Becker of Brandon and Denise (Tony) Ward of Winnipeg. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and her brother Ralph (Gert) Cooper of Vernon, B.C. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews and brother-in-law Eugene (Phyllis) Plewes of Brandon. Ismay was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, David, son Danny, father Walter, mother Matilda and brothers Ernie, Lloyd, Danny and Phillip. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of "Bubs" may be made to the Assiniboine Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
PLANTE: Reginald Amable, son of the Late Honore Plante and Irene Plante (née Alary), passed away peacefully at Fairview Personal Care Home with his twin brother, Richard, at his bedside, on Monday, March 26, 2007. Reginald lived in St. Lazare, MB during his younger years and spent a few years in Winnipeg, MB. He then moved to Brandon where he lived his last thirty years of his life surrounded by family and friends. During his years in Brandon, Reginald enjoyed his music, playing cards, Bingo and family gatherings. His hobby times were spent repairing a variety of items for people, such as lighters, watches, eyeglasses and some leather work. He also enjoyed helping elderly people with snow removal and running errands. Reginald leaves to mourn his twin brother Richard (Mariette), brother Conrad (Jeannine), brother Adrian (Joan) and one sister, Viviane (Oliever) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Reginald will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Prayer Vigil was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dominic Yuen presiding and Rev. Mr. Conrad Plante as Deacon. A time of fellowship and lunch will be held at St. Augustine’s Church Square immediately following the interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends and family wish, donations, in memory of Reginald, may be made to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3H1.
"Reginald, you will always be remembered,
To you, our love and prayers forever.
Keep us a place in Heaven,
Till we meet again."
PHILLIPS: Rose Phillips of Brandon, passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the age of 94. Rose was born in Brandon on May 31, 1912 and received her education attending St. Augustine’s primary school and St. Michael’s Academy. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church. During her earlier years while living on 6th Street North and on Dennis Street, her passion was her flower and vegetable gardens for which she received some recognition and prizes. As a hobby, Rose enjoyed many hours with her needlework, crafting beautiful crochet pieces and pillows. Mom enjoyed many holidays with her family, Hawaii being her favorite vacation. Weekends and fishing with her family at Sandy Lake were always enjoyed. Mom devoted her life to making a warm and happy home for her family. Rose was a generous and kind person to all she met and was loved by many. Mom spent her last five years as a resident at Fairview Home were where she enjoyed the activities, the fellowship and most of all, the staff. In 1990, she was predeceased by her husband Nick with whom she shared 55 years of blessed marriage. Also predeceased by her parents Michael and Karolina Kowal, her brother Andrew, sisters Kay Prevada (Bill), Bernice Kaczmarz (Walter) and siblings Mary, Ann, Stanley and Peter, her nephews Stanley Kaczmarz and Peter Phillips. She will be greatly missed by son Brian, her daughter-in-law Connie, her grandchildren Chris and Lori (Marcel) and great grandchild Ashley, sisters-in-law Victoria Kowal and Hazel Souliere, her brother-in-law Bruce Phillips (Stella) and several nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held for Rose at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assiniboine Ave. on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Tkachuk as Celebrant and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Donations in memory of Rose may be made to the Fairview Foundation, c/o Fairview Home, 1351- 13th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4S6.
PUGH: Mrs. Jean Dick Pugh passed away suddenly at her residence near Justice on September 11, 2008 at the age of 82 years. She was predeceased by her husband William "Bill" Pugh, sister Mary Tennant, mother Ivy Tennant and father James Tennant. She is survived by her two sons Willard and Donald Pugh and various cousins. Jean Pugh was born in 1926 at Russell, Manitoba. She lived on the family farm at Binscarth. She took her schooling at Woodstock School near Binscarth. Jean married William "Bill" Pugh in 1950 and moved to Shoal Lake, Manitoba where they ran a restaurant business. Later, she and her husband moved to Brandon where her husband worked for Lee Implements. In 1953, the family moved to the Brandon Hills District where they farmed until 1980. In 1981, the family purchased a farm in the Justice District where she resided until her passing. Jean was fully involved in the operation of the farm and all its activities. Jean and her sister, Mary, were very involved in school Christmas concerts at various small country schools around Brandon. Jean was also very musical and played the piano and saxophone. Jean and her sister, Mary, played in a dance band for many rural school dances in the area around Brandon. They also played at many weddings and social events. Jean was a great believer in education and was very involved in both of her sons’ school and university training. She loved children and worked for over thirty years as a lunchroom supervisor at Meadows School in Brandon. Jean liked to cook and travel. She loved to travel with the family in the motorhome to Victoria and various other locations on fishing trips in Northern Manitoba. Jean also loved to travel with her sons and husband to various auction sales across Western Canada. A time of visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service for Jean will be celebrated at the Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be: Donald Sumner, Colin Campbell, Bill Mansfield, Cliff Bowslaugh, Keith Blight and Bill Miller. All those in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. A time of fellowship will be held at the Central United Church Auditorium following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 727B – 10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G7.
PILLING: Verna Pilling, formerly Mitchell, of Brandon passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the age of 69 years. In keeping with Verna’s wish, cremation will take place with a private family service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Verna may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
PRATT: Stephen Pernell Pratt, of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in Brandon, MB, at the age of 43 years. He will be sadly missed by his parents Walter and Doris Pratt; his children Amber (Brandi) Klippenstein (Henry), Jocelyn, Colten, Catlin and Jayda; his brothers Elroy (Rocky) (Gina), David (Vera), Alex (Henrietta); his sisters Marilyn Hall, Adele (Mario) Flores and Evelyn. Pernell is also survived by one grand-daughter Gia; and many numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Thiessen officiating. The funeral will take place on Monday, August 18, 2008 at the Sioux Valley Veteran’s Hall at 2:00 p.m. Traditional service will commence at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Pratt Cemetery.
PAUL: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, nana and great-grandma (nana) Mary Elsie Paul. Mary passed away peacefully in her home on July 9, 2008. Mary was born in Sanfredine, Saskatchewan on March 10, 1925. She lived all of her young life just outside of Cabri on a farm with five other siblings. Mary was the eldest and learned very young the importance of how to hold a family together through anything, Mary had devoted 30 years to the Canadian Inn where she was a hostess to many people who became life-long friends. She had a passion for her garden and yard. Mary loved to sew and it reflected in the comfortable feeling we felt from her gifts. Mary is survived by her sisters: Betty Caza, Jeanette McGarvie, June McLachlin (Ken), Brenda Wallace and brother George Seward (Lois). Mary also leaves to mourn her children: Donald Paul (Debbie), Charlene Gill (Don), Marlou Clisby (Blair), Keith Paul (Denise) and Ken Paul (Debbie); her grandchildren: Michelle Maynard (Doug), Reneé Lukie (Chris), Michael Gill, Dawn Gill, Ashlyn Paul, Christina Pitka (Brian), Shad Clisby (Marsha), Sean Paul, Mark Clisby (Megan), Mandy Paul (Kevin Law), Jessie Paul; her great-grandchildren: Mikaela Lukie, Dylan Pitka, Autumn Paul, Erik Lukie, Jack Maynard, Ayden Pitka, Parker Law, Lucas Maynard, Brooklyn Gill, Addison Gill and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Louis Paul, parents Charles and Elsie Seward and great-granddaughter Aura Madsen-Gill. In accordance with Mary's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
PETERSON: Elvi Catherine Peterson of Fairview Home passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Funeral service to celebrate Elvi’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell Yearwood officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Elvi was loved and cherished by so many and she will live forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elvi may be made to the Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X5.
PIGG: Doug Pigg of Brandon passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the age of 82 years. Doug was born on February 15, 1925 at Virden, Manitoba. He took his schooling in Brandon and Kemnay then farmed the family farm at Beresford until 1976. In 1975, Doug moved to Brandon and worked at the Keystone Centre until his retirement in 1990. While in school, Doug met Kay who was to become his wife until her passing in 1989. Doug loved and enjoyed working on and restoring antique farm equipment. He enjoyed every day spent with his many friends, in his workshop, having tea and working. Doug was a member of the Pioneer Power & Equipment Club. He was also an avid hunter. Surviving are Doug’s stepsons, Gladden Smith and Dale (Melissa) Smith, grandchildren, April and Paul and Jennifer and Tristan, great grandchildren, sister, Evelyn Canty and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is Doug’s special friend, Cynthia Swalwell. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Herb and Elizabeth Pigg, wife, Kathleen Pigg, brothers, Alf and Norman, sister, Grace and brothers and sisters-in-law. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren of Oak Lake United Church officiating. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. All in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Doug, may be made to the BRHC Foundation (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
RANNIE: Mrs. "Em" M. Rannie passed away Sunday, September 24, 2006 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 95 years. Left to mourn her passing are her sons Murray (Maryann) White, Perry (Gerree) White, Ken (Pam) White, daughter Eleanor Madden, daughter-in-law Reta Addison, sisters Susan Ardagh and Jean Guinet, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons Cliff White and Lloyd White, daughter-in-law Elsie White, brothers Fred, George, Bill and Ed Ardagh, sisters Ellen Jones, Annie Ryckman and Florence Steeves. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2006. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Em may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
RAMSAY: Esther Alberta Ramsay (née Neufeld), beloved wife of John D. Ramsay of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Esther was born on September 13, 1915 at Rosthern, Saskatchewan. She was raised in several communities throughout Saskatchewan and completed Grade 11 at Canadian Junior College in Alberta. In 1949, Esther married John D. Ramsay and moved to the farm in Brookdale, Manitoba where they raised their family. In 1981, Esther and John retired to Brandon. Esther belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Brandon where she was involved in many church activities. Other interests included genealogy, sewing, needlework, reading and travelling. Surviving is Esther’s husband, John D.; sons, Robert (Marty) and Bruce (Estelle) Ramsay; daughters, Phyllis (Bob) Willauer, Pat (Jim) Selman and Judy Ramsay; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; special friend, Charlie Partridge. Her brother, Edwin Neufeld predeceased Esther. Funeral service for Esther was held at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Rick Harwood and Roy Jamieson officiating. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Pallbearers were: Phyllis Willauer, Pat Selman, Bob Ramsay, Bruce Ramsay, Judy Ramsay and Charlie Partridge. In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Esther, may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Palliative Care), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.