ARRELL: Evelyn Henrietta (née Thomas) Arrell, beloved wife of the late Ted Arrell, dear mother to John (Sherrill) and Shirley (Bruce) Wellman, passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Evelyn was born September 10, 1910 at Hartney, Manitoba. She was raised on the farm near Hartney with her three brothers and two sisters. Evelyn attended her early years at Melgund School and took her high school in Hartney. Evelyn worked mostly at home on the farm, then, during the mid thirties, she worked during the winter months, at the T. Eaton store in Winnipeg. She was a member of the Young Peoples’ Groups (Hartney and Portage la Prairie) and the Eastern Star for over 70 years. She helped with the formation of the UCW at Trinity United Church and was a founding member of Trinity Church. Evelyn loved playing piano, violin and saxophone, reading and looking after boarders. She is survived by her son, John (Sherrill), grandsons, Kent (Debbie) and great grandson Noah; granddaughter, Tracie (Marty) Wilkinson and great grandchildren Robyn, Sean, Ryan and Andrew; granddaughter, Jodi and partner (Chuck Truscott); daughter, Shirley (Bruce) Wellman, grandson John (Heather) Wellman and great grandchildren Cameron and Myah; sisters-in-law, Mary Thomas and Pearl Thomas and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband Ted, her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Saturday, August 18, 2007 with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating. Pallbearers were: Kent Arrell, Ron Thomas, Ken Thomas, Wayne Thomas, John Wellman, Chuck Truscott, Tracie Wilkinson and Jodi Arrell. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7, the CNIB, 354-10th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4G1, or to a charity of choice.
ANDERSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Florence Dorothy Anderson (Higgens). Her passing occurred at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre on Friday, June 8th, 2007. She was born May 18th, 1918 in Brandon, MB. She was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) Anderson in 1964, her parents Tom and Eva Higgens, and sister Ethel McPhail. She is survived by her son Ken Anderson and daughter Arlene Shold of Brandon, two granddaughters Kara Burton (Chad) and Sheena Mackie (Shawn), and great-granddaughter Callista. Her working career began at Doig’s in Brandon and later as a receptionist at the Western Medical Clinic. Florence belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion #3, and in her early years was a member of the ACT. She enjoyed life to the fullest including dancing, socializing, and card playing. She will be greatly missed by family and friends and never forgotten. A time of viewing and visitation will be held at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332 – 8th Street, on Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Graveside Service for family and friends will be held at the Brandon Cemetery (Section 40 – west side of 18th St.) on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Florence may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, #1, 613-10th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4G6.
ARPIN: On June 6, 2007, with her four children by her side, our dear Mother, Jeannette slipped away peacefully into eternal rest. Jeannette was born in Transcona, Manitoba, the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Giroux, Manitoba. She married her best friend and soul mate, Lou Arpin in 1949. Together they had four children: Gilbert, Arthur, Claudette and Michele. They spent the early years of married life in California until 1958 and then returned to St. Boniface, Manitoba. In 1970, they moved to the Brandon area and Jeannette worked at the Safeway bakeshop until 1994. In her retirement, she traveled to Egypt, Israel, Medugorje, throughout the United States and Canada and several trips to Calgary, Alberta. Her greatest enjoyment was her children and grandchildren and she was eagerly anticipating the birth of her first great grandchild in August. In Jeannette’s eyes, her children were wonderful, her grandchildren perfect, and, needless to say, her great grandchild will be absolutely flawless! Mom faced her battle with cancer with strength of character and undying faith. Her family was her pride and joy. She will be deeply missed by her son Gilbert (Debbie), Melanie (Jason) Powers, Danniele (Phil) Carriere, all of Brandon; her son Art of Winnipeg; daughter Claudette (Craig) Dunn, Tyler, Stefanie and Marshall Dunn of Portage la Prairie; Michele (David), Amanda and Kinzie Gray of Airdrie, Alberta. She also leaves to mourn her brothers Leo (Helen) and Wilf (Lorette) of Winnipeg and sister Doris Dye of Los Angeles, California. Jeannette was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband Lou (Lucien) Arpin on April 23, 1987 and sadly, numerous family members. She was active in St. Augustine’s Parish CWL and choir, the Sunshine Card Club, volunteered at Fairview Home and anywhere she could lend a helping hand and leave her gentle touch. Her contagious smile and zest for life will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was "special" in the hearts of many staff at Brandon General Hospital and Home Care. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the kindness and exceptional care given to our Mom. Special thanks to Dr. J. deWet, Lorelyn, Leslie and the staff at Station 3, Brandon Clinic, Dr. C. MacFarlane, Dr. Bookatz, Dr. Carpenter, Dr. Olweny, Dr. Sharma and Dr. Shacter, Brandon Ambulance Service and Home Care. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if friends so desire, donations may be made in Jeannette’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, Unit 202, 37-11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2. Prayers were held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, on Friday, June 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant.
ANDREWS: Surrounded by the love of family, Neil Douglas Andrews passed away peacefully, February 17th, 2007 at BRHC Palliative Care Unit. Neil was 58 years old. He was born May 28th, 1948 in West Summerland, British Columbia to Laurence (Bud) and Doreen Andrews. At six months of age the family moved back to the Andrews' homestead north of Douglas, Manitoba where Neil was raised with two younger brothers Darryl and Laurie and one sister Karyn. Neil took grades 1-8 at Douglas Elementary and 9-12 at Elton Collegiate. Neil graduated from Education at Brandon College and taught in Deloraine for two years. He married Heather Stewart in 1971. After a short stint of living in Winnipeg, where he worked for Trans Canada Credit, they took over the Stewart farm south of Rapid City which was home until his death. Neil and Heather farmed until 1978 at which time Neil started working in General Insurance. They raised two wonderful children, a son Nathan and a daughter Tara. Neil took an active role in their busy lives. In 1980 Neil went into partnership of his own insurance business and in 1990 formed Guild Insurance Inc. Neil loved all sports and was active in football, baseball, curling, hockey, fishing, fastball and golf. He formed the Ora Dental Marlins of the MSBL of which he coached them to four Provincial titles. He was a two time provincial Senior Curling Champion, winning titles in 1999 and 2004. He was heavily involved with every major curling event in Brandon as well as other sporting events. He chaired the United Way campaign in 1984 and was a director of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce from 1984-1993. He was past president of the Brandon Curling Club and held various positions on the MBA and MCA. He was incoming president for the Insurance Brokers of Manitoba this spring. As well he belonged to the Elks, UCT and Masons. Neil worked hard and played hard and his love of life was undaunting. Left to mourn his untimely passing is his loving wife Heather, son Nathan (Kristin and grandson Parker), daughter Tara, parents Bud and Doreen, brothers Darryl (Barb) and Laurie (Mary), sister Karyn Kondro (Len), nephews Ryan and Jeff Andrews, Jay and Devin Kondro and brothers-in-law Bud and Doug Stewart and families. There are many aunts, uncles and cousins mourning his loss as well. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Neil's life was held February 27th, 2007 at Central United Church with interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in Neil's memory may be made to the BRHC Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 2B3 or to a charity of one's choice.
"The measure of life is not the duration but the donation."
ARMSTRONG: W. Erle Armstrong, of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Barbara Armstrong, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 81 years of age. Erle was born on July 29, 1925 in Kisbey, Saskatchewan to Albert and Edna Armstrong. He married Barbara Ella Joyce McCormack on December 22, 1951 in Brandon. They had three daughters, Valerie (Jim) Tufts of Elgin, Sharon (Les) Campbell of Red Deer and Karen (John) Williamson of Brandon. Erle will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Dan (Mandy) Tufts, Sarah (Cory) McLaughlin, Brenda and Jeffrey Tufts, Greg and Brad Cornell, Kyle, Ryan, Taralynn and Justin Williamson. Erle also loved and was proud of his six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson Mark Cornell. Erle and Barb bowled in the Brandon five and ten pin mixed leagues for many years. Erle had a great love for animals, especially dogs and horses. He loved to spend his summers at Otter Lake with his family around him. All the children and grandchildren have many memories spent at Grandpa’s cabin at the lake. A private family service and interment was held on Wednesday, February 7 at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends and family wish, donations in Erle’s memory may be made to the Fairview Home Foundation, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4S6.
ADAM: Mrs. Joan Frances Adam, beloved mother of Tanya (Dwayne) Swintak, Kim Coleman (Oct 24, 1956 – July 1, 2006), Catherine (Daniel) Vaillancourt and Bob (Shirley) Adam, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, June 20, 2008 at the age of 74 years. Mom was born July 4, 1933 at Elliotvale, P.E.I. in her parents, John and Florence McInnis, farmhouse. She grew up on the Island and that is where she met her husband Bob (J.P. Robert) Adam while he was stationed there. Dad was a proud member of the Canadian Air Force. After marrying Dad, they lived in various locations in Canada and abroad. Mom saw a great deal more of the world while being married to Dad during his employment with the Air Force and in retirement, as they both enjoyed camping and would pack up the camper and head out to various locations. Dad passed away July 31, 1994. Mom was an amazing and beautiful mother and woman. She gave so much to others in her many special ways. She found enjoyment in recent years playing bridge at Prairie Oasis and Valleyview Community Centre. Mom was not able to attend card games held at her favorite locations in recent months, but would play various card games with her sister Eleanor (McInnis), daughter Tanya, her granddaughter’s Missy and Megan (Swintak), and grandson Aaron (Coleman) at her home and while she was at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. She played all her games with the goal of winning in mind, no matter who she was playing against. It didn’t matter if it was against an adult or grandchild. She said it was important for them (grandchildren) to learn that we can’t always win at everything and to lose graciously. She had many more life lessons and values she shared with all of us. Mom had a wonderful sense of humor and made many witty comments that would bring a smile to anyone’s face. When mom really laughed, her face would reflect so much happiness and her eyes had a magical twinkle. She is greatly missed by all of her family and friends, and is forever in our thoughts and hearts. The Funeral Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on June 24, 2008 with Fr. Raju Madanu of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
ADDISON: Mrs. Beatrice Alice Addison (née Hanson) of Alexander, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Roy Addison, passed away at her residence on Friday, May 23, 2008. Beatrice was born on March 15, 1919 in Minnesota, USA. She moved to Canada as a young child and farmed with her parents in rural Manitoba. Bea was a lady of many talents. She worked as a waitress, factory worker, housekeeper/nanny, nurses aide, secretary and bookkeeper – but best of all – she was a Mom. Beatrice loved crocheting, sewing, crosswords, playing cards, gardening, baking (especially bread) and anything that involved horses. She belonged to the Southminster Church ladies group and loved helping out the ladies and the church whenever she could. She was also involved with the Brandon Gymkhana and Rodeo Association. Beatrice is survived by her son John (Sandie), daughter Iolla (Tom Smithson), nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roy, eldest daughter Mary, brother Arthur Linstead, father George and mother, Lillis. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Susan Le Sueur of Southminster Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Alexander Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Sean Addison and Cody McLauchlin (grandsons), Scott McLauchlin (son-in-law), David and Casey Linstead (great-nephews), and Rick Collingwood (family friend). Donations in of memory Beatrice may be made to a charity of choice.
STANZELEIT: It is with deep sadness that the family of Doris Alexandra Stanzeleit must announce her passing on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Brandon. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Doris will be missed by her husband Eric, sons Bill (Joanne) and John (Molisa) and daughters Cheri (Adam) and Wendi (Komnino) along with eleven grandchildren. Born on June 8, 1935, Doris was predeceased by her parents Mary and Emil Parsons of Canora, SK. Also left to mourn are brother John Parsons and sister Edie Smith. Doris was a person who simply loved life, a person who was completely happy in her own presence. In the early years of her marriage nothing gave her more pleasure than caring for her family. A talented seamstress, she could spend hours sewing. Her kitchen was a place of happiness and entertaining was pure joy. In the later years, Doris loved to play bridge with her ladies group. She cross country skied for miles and spent hours on the bicycle trails. The cabin at Clear Lake was her pride and joy and there was never a time when she did not enjoy swimming and playing as many rounds of golf as she could squeeze into a summer season. A devout member of St. George's Anglican Church, she enjoyed the Anglican Bible study group. To quote her she often said, "I just do not have time to be bored, I can hardly wait for the next season and the wonder that it brings." Married to Eric on December 27, 1961, her love, her inspiration, her courage, her cheerful disposition and her laugh, made 47 years of marriage an absolute pleasure. There is little doubt that her spirit will continue to inspire her family and friends for years to come. A little scrapper right to the end! Ever missed and ever loved, till we meet again dear Doris. A time of viewing and visitation was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Sunday evening. The niche placement of cremated remains will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 11:00 am. The memorial service will be held at St George's Anglican Church, 5th Street and Southern Ave., at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Friends of the family are welcome to attend the service at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations in memory of Doris may be made to the B.R.H.C. Foundation - Chemotherapy Unit, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to the B.R.H.C. Foundation - Palliative Care Unit.
STOCK: Mrs. Emily Elizabeth Stock, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Stock, passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Monday, May 19, 2008. Emily was born on December 21, 1914 in Brandon, daughter of Carl and Maria Scherza. She married Wilf Stock in 1933 and together they raised three sons, Doug, Ken and Larry. During her lifetime, Emily worked at the North Hill IGA in the meat department and for Brandon Packers. She was a member of the United Church Ladies Group Unit 7, the Crocus Seniors and the A.N.A.F Club. Emily loved watching all sports, especially hockey and baseball. She also enjoyed taking gambling trips south of the border. In her spare time, Emily spent many hours visiting the sick. She also loved to read books pertaining to good health. Emily will be greatly missed by her brother Charles Scherza of Rhode Island; sister-in-law Evelyn Relf; daughter-in-law and good friend Joan Coulter; grandchildren Neal, Jim, Bill, Glen, Rick, Skyler, Diane and Jacquie, as well as many great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Wilf (1994), sons Larry (1980), Doug (1985), Ken (2003); daughter-in-law Ann Stock; grandson Randy Stock; sisters and their husbands: Min (Frank) Bachinski, Marion (Carl) Tegg, Martha (Murray) Stock, Margaret (John) Kindrat; brother Norman (Irene) Scherza; sister-in-law Ann Scherza. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dave Wilson officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
SHORT: Lottie, wife of Lawrence Short, of Rivers, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the Riverdale Personal Care Home. Funeral service will be held at the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers, MB on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Curtis officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Rivers Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
STRAIN: Dr. John Henry Strain of Brandon, beloved husband of Peggie, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, March 7, 2008 at the age of 85 years. John was born on October 28, 1922 at Worcester, England. He immigrated with his parents to Belleville,
Ontario in 1926 and moved to the Lawson, Saskatchewan area in 1929. John obtained his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 1961. During his lifetime, John was a WWII Veteran serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1945. From 1950 –1982, he was employed by Agriculture Canada, and from 1960 to 1982, he was at the Brandon Research Station and served as Head of the Animal Science Section from 1972 to 1982. He retired in Brandon in 1982. John belonged to various community and professional organizations, including Scout leader and a vestry member/rector warden of St. Matthews Cathedral. He is survived by his wife Elsie (Peggie), children Donna (Len and family), Laurel, Greg (Nicole and family), siblings Franklyn Strain, Frances King and their families, sister-in-law Dorothy Morris and her family. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 with The Very Reverend Robin Walker of St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice.
SEENS: Mrs. June Seens passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the at age of 83 years. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow.
SHINSKE: James "Jim/Jimmy" Joseph Shinske passed away peacefully on January 3, 2008 at the age of 72. Jim is predeceased by his parents John Joseph (Jack) and Mary Francis, his son Wayne James, his daughter Jolynn, and his three siblings, Margaret, Bill and Jack. Surviving him are his siblings Bob, Jean and Donald. He will also be missed by his daughters Desiree (Donna-Lynn) and Bobbi-Jo, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.
Jim loved sports. He enjoyed watching wrestling, football, curling, golf and hockey. His greatest passion was reserved for hockey; playing it in his younger years and then as a dedicated fan in his yonder years. He passed on his defensive skills to his younger brother Don and his skating skills to many young family members. Jim enjoyed playing golf with family or friends, usually with a few stakes and beers at hand.
Jim was a proud and independent man who didn’t want to ‘bother’ or ‘put anyone out’, yet when it came to his fellow man he had a generous nature and was quick to help others he saw in need. Jim gave quietly without interest in receiving credit. Jim donated his blood regularly to the Red Cross for over 25 years until his diabetes would no longer allow him to.
Jim’s unique taste in food, art and collectibles will be fondly appreciated and passed on to his family. Jim’s spontaneous and adventurous spirit will also be truly missed and remembered by his loved ones. His crazy ideas, his build up to surprises and adventures he set up made life so much more fun for the family and friends that went along for the ride.
"Good-bye dad, love and like" your girls, BJ and DL.
A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery.