HENDERSON: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Katherine (Tina) Henderson, October 8, 2008 at Fairview Home in Brandon, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie (1985), children Margaret (1937), Ruth (1998), and Hilda (2001). She leaves to mourn her daughter Carolyn (Vic) Anderson of Kamloops, B.C., her sons Harvey of Killarney, Richard (Yvonne) of Rapid City, and Brian (April) of Brandon. Her grandchildren: Sharon, Elwyn, Michael, Audrey, Larry, Kari, Dana, Jody, Crystal, and Denver. Her great-grandchildren: Tammy, Stephen, Aaron, Amy, Michael, Kyle, Mark, Bret, Kailey, Meagan, Ryan, Katie, and Jessie, and one great-great-granddaughter Kadence. Katherine was born on February 20, 1912 in Drake, Saskatchewan. She grew up in the Winkler area of Manitoba with two sisters and three brothers. While working in Winnipeg, she met Leslie Henderson. They were married on April 13, 1936. They lived in the Killarney area (Bannerman) until moving to Brandon. She lived for her family, spending many hours sewing, knitting, and cooking. In her later years, she most enjoyed family get-togethers and her Saturday night outings. The family would like to express appreciation to: Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood for officiating at the funeral on October 11th, Dr. Mary Egan for her care and prayers, and the staff of second floor at Fairview for their loving care of Tina over the last three years. The funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Saturday, October 11, 2008, followed by the interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tina may be made to the Fairview Fund, 1351 – 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6.
INGLIS: Roy Churchill Inglis passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on February 4, 2009 at the age of 89. Roy was one of seven children born to John and Jennie Inglis of Oak Lake, Manitoba on March 7, 1919. Roy went to school in the Ryerson and Verity Districts. He also worked on several farms in these Districts until he went to Winnipeg and enlisted in the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment in 1939. He served overseas until 1945. When he returned to Canada, he worked in the mines in Flin Flon then moved to Brandon where he worked at the Experimental Farm, McCallum Implements and then Wilton Motors until he retired. He knew his wife Dorothy (Drummond) all his life as they went to school together at Verity. They met again when they both moved to Brandon and married on March 3, 1947. Roy was predeceased by his parents, sisters Blanche Inglis, Anne Crayston, brothers George and Walt Inglis. Roy is survived by his wife Dorothy, sons Raymond of Brandon, Don (Patty) of Moose Jaw, SK, Garth (Debbie) of Rapid City and daughters Fay Houle (Leo) of Rapid City and Sharon Richardson (Murray) of Douglas. He has 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Effie Drummond of Kenton and Margaret (Toots) Fitzpatrick (Gene) of Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy enjoyed golf, baseball, curling and he was a long time member of the Army & Navy, Brandon Club and Legion. His grandchildren will always remember golfing with Grandpa and driving the golf cart. As per Dad's wishes, there will be no funeral service at this time. The family would like to thank Dr. Visser and the staff at the Assiniboine Centre for all their kindness and care. 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 one’s choice.
JONES: Joan Alberta Jones, of Brandon, beloved mother of Dennis, passed away at her residence on August 11, 2006 at the age of 57 years. Joan was born on May 23, 1949 at the Brandon General Hospital. She received her education in Brandon and for the last few years, worked at O.B.O. Security. She belonged to the Home League Ladies at the Salvation Army and she enjoyed going for coffee with friends and playing Bingo. Joan is survived by her son Dennis; brother Robert (Barb) Knight; sister Violet Graham; brother-in-law Wayne (Marg) Jones, plus several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph and her parents, Alfred and Emma Knight. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, August 18, 2006 with Captain Bruce MacKenzie of the Salvation Army officiating. She was laid to rest at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Sicinski, Darren Sicinski, Chris Church, Bob Cotton and Andrew Ball. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations, in memory of Joan, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8.
JONASSON: Patricia Jonasson, R.N., C.N.M. Courageously on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, surrounded by her family and dear friend Kris, PJ passed away in Brandon. She was predeceased by her mother Mary Oldfield in 1971. Pat was born in Halifax, NS and spent all of her early life there. She studied nursing in Halifax and there developed a love for obstetrics. PJ had a natural gift for assisting women in pregnancy and childbirth. This was recognized by the Nova Scotia Health Department who sponsored her to seek further training in midwifery at the Maternity Centre Association in New York City at the renowned Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Following her graduation as a Certified Nurse Midwife, she returned to Halifax. In 1964, "Aunty Pat", accompanied by her mother, moved west to Winnipeg to be closer to her brother Don and his new family. This was when she went to work at the Women’s’ Pavilion and, after the birth of her son Jeff, she was instrumental in the development of the first Lamaze classes offered in Winnipeg. PJ also worked with a well known obstetrician, Dr Otto Schmidt, as the first obstetric associate in Canada, which was the subject of a journal article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in February, 1973. PJ eventually moved "across the river" to St. Boniface Hospital to practice nursing in Labor and Delivery. During her time there, she helped bring thousands of babies into the world, which included many of her family and friends’ children. Most exciting for her was assisting in the births of her grandchildren, Jessica, Paige and Brett Jonasson. The majority of her time at St. Boniface was spent as the Night Charge Nurse where she had a special love and bond with all the staff who benefited from her strength, compassion, and strong and quiet leadership. PJ touched many lives in and out of the work place. Her and Don’s home was always a lively happy meeting place for friends and family alike. Despite her many professional friendships and accomplishments, the most important people in her life were her family. Her son Jeffrey, his wife Tracy and their children, Jessica, Paige and Brett were the centre of her life. In 2000, Pat and Don moved to Brandon to be closer to Jeffrey and his family. Grandma Pat had an exceptionally tight bond with her grandchildren and was fiercely proud of their many accomplishments. She was a proud supporter of their athletic ability and school achievements. She was the centre and source of strength for her family, always guiding them with her practical wisdom. She will forever be remembered and sadly missed by her husband Don, her son Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Tracy and her grandchildren, Jessica, Paige and Brett. Also missing her is her brother Don and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat’s family would like to thank her many friends, nursing classmates and colleagues, especially Dr Gerry McCarthy, who supported her during her lengthy battle with breast cancer. This contact meant a great deal to her. She and her family would like to say a special thank you to PJs eldest niece, Charlene and good friend, Kris Robinson, for all their love and steadfast support during her illness and passing. A memorial service will be held today, Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation (Cancer Services), 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 so that fewer people will have to suffer this dreadful disease.
JOHNSON, Orlie Thomas: Peacefully on October 5th, 2007, Orlie Johnson passed away at Minnedosa Hospital at 77 years old. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Marjorie, daughter Kathy Johnson (Jeff Lawson), sons David (Lori) Johnson and Tom (Evelyn) Johnson and grandchildren Tyler, Kyle, Mattie, Sarah, Piper, Christopher, Nicholas, Turner, Madison and many friends and relatives. Orlie was born in Kendal, Saskatchewan to Elsie and Russell Johnson. He left home to work with HBMS in Flin Flon, Manitoba, where he met his wife, Marjorie Lyon. He moved to Kenora, Ontario to work with Marr’s Leisure Products as a Sales Representative. Through his ability to work well with people, Orlie advanced to Vice President of Manufacturing. His career with Marr's allowed him to live in several communities including Kenora, Fort William, Winnipeg, Neepawa, Rivers and Brandon. After leaving Marr's, Orlie helped grow Fleeceline Ventures and then MCS in Brandon. Orlie returned to the R.V. industry to manage Hunter's Trailer and Marine in Edmonton, Alberta. Upon his retirement in 1990, Orlie and Marjorie moved to Summerland, BC to enjoy a warmer climate and a longer golf season. In order to be closer to family and the cottage at Kerr's Lake, his retreat for over 30 years, Orlie and Marjorie made their home in Minnedosa. Orlie was involved in the community by joining the Minnedosa golf club, curling league, the Legion and the Lions Club where he participated in many of their fundraising activities. Through his involvement in the many communities he lived, Orlie met many people and gained lifelong friendships. Orlie had the unique ability to leave a lasting impression with his presence and charismatic personality. His integrity and positive influence will be his legacy. Orlie was a devoted husband, an amazing father, grandfather and a true friend. It has been a privilege and an honour to have been in your life, Orlie. We love you. A memorial service will be held at the The Covenant Church, 101 4th Avenue SW in Minnedosa On Thursday, October 11, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Garry MacDowall officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be sent to Minnedosa Hospital, 334 – 1st Street S.W. Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0.
JACKSON: Minnie Katherine (Kay) Jackson, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Kay was born April 29, 1914 at Wheatland, Manitoba. At the age of 9, the family moved to Moline, Manitoba then, when Kay was a young teen, they moved to Alexander, Manitoba. She attended Robert Burns School. In 1947, Kay took a business course in Brandon, and got a job with the Wawanesa Insurance Company in 1948. She worked there until she retired in 1979. Kay was a member of the Rebekah Hope Lodge #28 of Wawanesa and the Rebekah Naomi Lodge #6 of Brandon. She loved to travel and took trips to the British Isles, Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean and all over Canada. Kay is survived by her brother-in-law, Thomas Horobin, nephews and nieces: Ken Horobin, Bob Horobin, Murray (Marjorie) Horobin, Linda (Jake) Friesen, Don Jackson and Phyllis (Paul) Wood. She was predeceased by her parents, Martha Bell Dickie and Charles Yearsley Jackson, sister, Martha Helen Horobin, brother, Charles Andrew Jackson and sister-in-law, Verna (Solomon) Jackson. Funeral service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were: Don Jackson, Ken Horobin, Bob Horobin, Murray Horobin, Jake Friesen and Paul Wood. Donations, in memory of Kay, may be made to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
A Very Special Aunt
The memories we’ve made,
the good times we’ve had,
and the family ties that we share
mean so much to us.
We’re so glad to have an Aunt
who’s not only a great relative
but a very special person in our lives.
JOHNSTON, Evelyn Louise (née Moffat) of Brandon. The family wishes to announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at her residence in Fairview Personal Care Home. She was born July 14, 1917, on the family farm near Elgin, the second child and only daughter of George and Nellie (McMorran) Moffat. Upon completion of her primary schooling, she received her R.N. from the Brandon General Hospital. While employed at the Deloraine Hospital, she met the young Pharmacist’s apprentice, Gordon Johnston. They were married December 10, 1942, just prior to his departure overseas. Upon the completion of the war, they resided in Winnipeg for Gordon to complete his degree in Pharmacy. After graduation, the family relocated to Souris briefly, when a business opportunity presented itself in Brandon. By 1956, they were the owners and proprietors of Smith’s Drug Store at 730 Rosser Avenue, renaming it Johnstons’ Drug Store with a major expansion and renovation in 1963. Evelyn remained active in the family business, as bookkeeper, until its sale in 1972. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon, in 1999, by her parents and older brother, Robert. She is survived, and will be sadly missed, by her younger brother, Harold (Marlene) Moffat of Calgary; by her children, Brian (Cheryl) of Calgary, Bob (Karen) of Brandon, Valorie (John) McManes of Calgary, and Bill (Heather) of Brandon; grandchildren Kim of Calgary, Heather of Vancouver, Kate of Calgary, Lars of Brandon, Chris (Lisa) McManes of Calgary, Kirk McManes of Calgary, and Scott, Andrew and Paul of Brandon; and her great-grandson, Caiden McManes, of Calgary. Evelyn was an avid golfer, curler, bridge player, square dancer, wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed lengthy associations with the First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star, the Wasagaming Ladies Golf Club, and the Brandon and Wheat City Curling Clubs, along with a number of volunteer organizations. Mom and Dad travelled extensively, making several trips to Europe, to Australia and throughout North America, but her greatest joy was the summers spent at the family cottage at Clear Lake. Her family wishes to express our sincerest appreciation, and heart felt thanks, for the care, patience and understanding of the residents of Hobbs Manor, and to the wonderful, caring staff at Fairview. Thank you, also, to Dr. Egan and her staff for their many years of tremendous care. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in Evelyn’s memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
REST IN PEACE, MOM, AND SAY ‘HI’ TO DAD FOR US.
JAMES: Audrey "Joan" James (nee Bicknell) of Brandon, beloved Mother, Sister, Aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the age of 69 years.
Joan was born in Brandon on the 24th of June 1937, the sixth child of Oswald Bicknell and Mary Madeline Bicknell (nee Hogan). Joan received her education, both academic and music, at St. Michael’s Academy. After graduation, Joan took a job as a secretary at Camp Shilo, where she met and married David James. After their marriage in June of 1964, they took a transfer in the Army to Germany. While in Germany their first of three children was born, Christopher Cale. Returning to Canada in 1966, they welcomed another addition to their family, Lisa Marie. Twelve months later their last child, Catherine Anne, arrived. In the summer of 1977, Joan and kids moved back to Brandon.
Joan had a deep devotion to God and St. Augustine’s Church, a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League and a Catechism teacher for 25 years.
Joan spent every Friday at the mall having lunch and coffee with friends and getting her hair done at Hair Today. Joan was a very social person; she had many friends and kept in touch regularly with many of her girlfriends from school.
Joan had fifty years of pain and suffering, the last thirty-five years confined to a wheelchair. We are thankful she is free of the chair and her ailments.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Ozzie and Madge, and her sister Madeline. Joan is survived by her son Chris (Laurel Robinson, Abbi and Piper) granddaughters Rachel and Lauren; daughter Lisa (Lorne Freeman, Levi and Stephanie) grandchildren Megan and Blair; daughter Cathy and Aaron Rookes, grandsons Christian and Jaden; sisters Iris, Marguerite and Noreen; brothers Ken (Vivian), Ted (Maryann), Terry (Judy) and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Vigil for Joan was held on Sunday, February 18th at the Brockie Donovan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church on Monday, February 19th. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 327-4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice.