MURRAY: After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, we announce the passing of Vera Murray at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. Vera was born in Ryerson, Saskatchewan on June 5, 1920. She met and married James Murray in 1940. From this union, they had three children: Donna, Jim and Bonnie. They farmed at Elkhorn until 1951 when they moved to Brandon. Mum’s greatest moments were when there was a houseful of people, friends, the kids and their friends. Vera was a great Mum, wonderful wife and, when her house was full of people music playing, she was a super doll and person. Vera was predeceased by her husband Jim; parents James and Margaret Renwick; in-laws John and Martha Murray; brothers George and Tom Renwick; sisters-in-law Lilly Renwick and Mona Murray; brothers-in-law Jack Murray and Holly Berry and son-in-law Richard Harris. Surviving are Donna Smalley (Alan), Jim Murray (Marlene) and Bonnie Simmonds (John); grandchildren: Kevin Harris (Michelle), Cindy Bender (Craig) and James R. Murray; great grandchildren: Olivia and Isabelle Harris and special cousin Aileen Smalley who lived with Mum and Dad for 13 years. Also surviving is Vera’s sister Mary Hill (Elmer), sisters-in-law Margarete Renwick and Helen Murray; brother-in-law Norman Murray (Della) and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Wilson Perrin officiating. The Murray family extends sincere thanks to the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home for the care and compassion they shared with our mother over the extended period she resided there. Donations, in memory of Vera, may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, #1 613-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6 or to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.
MANSOFF: William Frederick Mansoff, of Brandon, beloved husband of Peggy, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, August 24, 2006. Bill was born on November 17, 1924 to Fred Cecil and Miriam Lily Mansoff and was raised and lived all his life in Brandon. In 1942, Bill joined the Canadian Forces, Loyal Edmonton’s and served in Holland and Italy. He was self-employed with Mansoff Welding in Brandon for many years. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 and also the Golden K Club. Surviving is Bill’s wife, Peggy; sister, Margaret (Peg) Clark; brother, James (Iris) Mansoff; daughter, Linda Winter; sisters-in-law, Ruth Mansoff, Alberta; Ann (Grant) Hamilton, BC; Wendy Harris, BC; grandchildren: Conrad Winter, Tyler (Donna) Henderson and great granddaughter, Kylee Henderson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews in Britain and Canada. Bill’s brother, Edward Mansoff and brother-in-law, Gerry Clark of Brandon predeceased him. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. The Very Rev. Robin Walker will officiate. Placement of the cremated remains will be in the Cathedral Columbarium. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Bill, may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th St. East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or to a charity of choice.
MORGAN: Our hearts were broken the morning God took our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, away from us. Edwin James "Joe" Morgan was born September 26, 1940 at St. John's, Newfoundland. He passed away at his residence, August 16, 2006, in Brandon, Manitoba. Joe is survived by wife, Maureen; son, Hayward (Stella); daughter, Tracy (Gary) Vegso and grandchildren Andrew and Tannis Vegs of Calgary, Alberta; sister, Betty (Peter) Connolly and family of St. John's, Newfoundland; brothers, Winston and Hayward of Seal Cove, C.B. Newfoundland; brother-in-law Don (Lorraine) McKay and family, Brandon, Manitoba; sisters-in-law, Cindy (Tom) Smith and family, Brandon, Manitoba, Lola (Don) Langford and family of Edmonton, Alberta; and Maureen's extended family and dear Aunt Doris Bear in Saskatchewan; also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins across Canada. He was predeceased by father Leonard, mother Mary, infant brothers, father and mother-in-law Fred and Pat McKay. Dad was in the Military for 34 years and he enjoyed every minute of it. As a member of 424 Squadron and 436 Squadron of Trenton, Ontario, Dad enjoyed flying and traveling the world and he very much valued the time spent with fellow servicemen at each posting. In keeping with Dad's wishes - Cremation took place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Brockie Donovan Funeral Home were in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation
"Cancer Services", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
MUMBY: In loving memory of James Austin Mumby, who passed away suddenly at his home in his 78th year, on August 16, 2006. Austin, son of Ambrose & Eleanor Mumby, was raised on the family farm in Hayfield, Manitoba. He is survived by Anne, his loving wife of 54 years; daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Brian Douglas; grandchildren, Cathy, Lisa and Billy-Joe of Brandon as well as Laurie of Edmonton, Alberta and ten great grandchildren. Austin was predeceased by his daughter, Carol McPherson and "best friend", Pepper. In addition to his career as an engineer at the Brandon Mental Health Centre, Austin will be fondly remembered as a highly accomplished fabricator and competitor of model airplanes in his early years. Later, he became a miniature train enthusiast, creating memories shared with his daughters and granddaughters. Austin’s talents did in no way stop there! His hand crafted cabinetry, which adorns the family home, is the envy of all. Austin also had a knack for capturing the world around him on film and video. He will be missed and forever loved by his family. Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Austin’s life with a simple service at the Mumby residence: 550 Percy Street, Brandon, Manitoba, on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Austin, may be made to a charity of choice.
MANTEI: Allan Edward Mantei passed away suddenly on August 5, 2006 at the age of 58, in Brandon, Manitoba. Allan is survived by his loving wife Karie and children, Bobbi, Dallas, Cindy, and David. Also survived by sisters Bunny (Utho) Steidle, Tillie Mitchell, Lorna Fiest, brothers Carl, Donald (Faye), Roy (Margaret), and Gerald (Diane) Mantei, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Allan was a farmer and rancher all his life, he will be missed and loved by all his family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon Manitoba, on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Outram, Saskatchewan on Friday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m.
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.