Bill (Herbert Harold) Rutledge, our father, friend and lifelong love of Elaine, peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, May 30, 2001. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Elaine, mother Wilda, daughters Tracy (David), Jodi (Drew), Tara (Mike), and Karolyn, his beloved grandchildren Dillon, Stephanie, Jamie, Rory and Montana, as well as a lifetime of friends. Born in Minnedosa, Manitoba, August 19, 1934, Bill started off his flying career with the old propeller planes of TCA. In 1980 he moved to Vancouver, where he retired after 39 years service with Air Canada. In his later years, Bill loved to travel, handicap the horses, golf, fish, eat ice cream and enjoyed many great times with his family and friends. A private family ceremony will be held Monday, June 4, 2001 in Delta, and in lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the South Delta Stroke Recovery Club.
Dad, we love and miss you.
See you on the course...
Delta Funeral Home 946-6040.
Norma Darlene Chapman (nee Johnston) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 31, 2001. The ceremony to celebrate Darlene’s life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, June 2, 2001 (today) at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Don Hudson will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Darlene to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
William Stanley Cochrane passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Friday, June 1, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Funeral service will be held at Central United Church on Monday, June 4, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.
After a lengthy illness, Mabel Braaksma-Thierry of Fairview Personal Care Home, passed away at her residence, on Friday, June 1, 2001. Funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, June 4, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John VanVliet officiating. Interment to follow at Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mabel may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or Fairview Personal Care Home, 1351-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4S6. Complete obituary information to follow. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan 727-0694.
Mary Eileen (Lovatt) Abrey died peacefully Thursday, August 23 in Souris District Health Centre. Mum was born April 8, 1921 in Sardis, British Columbia. Her family (Ryan) farmed in nearby Vedder Crossing. After graduating from high school in Chilliwack she trained as a registered nurse in Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster. She nursed there, in Chilliwack, and in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Souris, Manitoba. Her goal to continue nursing across Canada changed into marriage to Ken Lovatt on June 20, 1947. They farmed together in Carroll until the early 1980’s and raised five children. Dad died in 1985. We remember the visits of her brothers and sisters and their families from British Columbia. But the prairies became Mum’s home and, in many ways, Dad’s family became her family. Rachel, especially, became a life-long and close friend. In 1987 Eileen married Gerald Abrey. We are forever thankful for Gerald’s love and care during the years Mum lost her eyesight, and for helping her learn to adapt to life as a differently-abled person. Mum and Gerald lived active and joyful lives as members of the Souris Gospel Chapel community. Mum moved into Crescent Manor in Souris in April 1992, two months after Gerald’s death. So many of us worried that Mum would lose her ability to function in the world, but it was not that way at all. She learned to count steps and trust her faith and ever-excellent hearing. Her ability to recognize voices surprised many. She made her own decisions. “She bought her own hats”, as many who remember seeing her out walking would agree! Eileen is survived by five sisters and two brothers. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren: Joel (Pat) Lovatt and Sarah, Laura, and Michael; Lloyd (Linda) Lovatt and Heather and Holly; Betty Lou (Ken) Morrison and Tim and Jennifer; Barbara (Chuck) Hutton and Charles and Micah; and Charlie Lovatt (Lorette Dewar); step children Carolyn, Nolan, and Susan; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands Ken and Gerald, she was predeceased by her parents and two sisters.
“She did what she had the
power to do.”
Rhonda Marie Boulet of Killarney, 1983-2001. Daughter of Ron and Marianne, sister of Chantal went bravely into the arms of the Lord after a long and courageous battle with Cystic Fibrosis on September 5, 2001. Her beautiful spirit that touched so many people will remain always. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday, September 10, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in the Killarney Mennonite Church on Bay Avenue, Killarney, Manitoba. Donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis, Box 21008, 32-3900 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3R 3R2. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
It is with sorrow we announce the death of our much loved sister and aunt, Nancy Bunting, at the Assiniboine Centre on August 31, 2001. Nancy was born on March 21, 1932 at Kelwood, Manitoba, the youngest child of Ralph and Florence Bunting. After her education at Kelwood and Winnipeg Normal Schools, Nancy began her career as a primary teacher at Swan River, Dauphin, and finally in Brandon. During this time she obtained her B. A. and B. Ed. degrees. During her retirement years she enjoyed many trips in Canada and abroad, knitting and sewing and other handicrafts, bridge, reading and volunteering at Fleming School. She was predeceased by her parents and a nephew Ralph Ferguson. Nancy will be much missed by her sisters, Mary Bunting and Joan (Ross) Ferguson. Nancy will be much missed by her sisters, Mary Bunting and Joan (Ross) Ferguson; her brother Ralph (Brenda); nieces Phyllis (Lindsay) Bottomer and Patricia (Ron) Warsaba and their children; and her nephews John Ferguson, Sean (Kathy) Bunting and Guy (Sue) Bunting. Nancy’s funeral was held in St. Matthew's Cathedral on Thursday, September 6, 2001 with the Very Rev. J. D. Njegovan officiating. Interment followed at Kelwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Ferguson, Sean Bunting, Lindsay Bottomer, Ronald Warsaba, Eldon Hearn, and Eldred Wyche. Flowers were gratefully declined, but if friends so wish, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 would be appreciated. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.
James Ernest Burns Campbell. After a lengthy battle with lung disease, Dad is finally at rest. Peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2001, with his family by his side, he passed from this world to join Mom in the next. Dad was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret, on July 27, 2000. He is survived by his four children, Judy (Hugh) Bagnall, of Belair, Manitoba, Floyd (Rose) Campbell, and Keith (Jan) Campbell of Winnipeg and Margaret Campbell of Regina, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving Jim are his sisters Leita, Donna and Sharon; and his brothers Ken (Joyce) and Rodney (Roz). He was predeceased by his sister Betty and brother Murray. Dad was born March 29, 1923 at Cypress River, Manitoba. He was the eldest of eight children born to George Burns and Esther Winnifred Campbell (nee Gadd). Jim lived and worked on the farms in the Cypress River area until he enlisted in the RCAF in 1942. On April 21, 1944 Jim married Margaret Boswell in Regina. During his training they lived on various bases across Canada until Jim graduated as a bomb aimer and was posted to India where he completed 28 operations over Burma. He returned home in January 1946 on the Queen Elizabeth I. Following the war, Jim enroled in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba graduating with a B.S.A. in 1950 and M. Sc. in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served as Provincial Agriculture Representative based at Morden, Manitoba. Following that he was with Soils and Crops Branch of the Manitoba Department of Agriculture until 1966, at which time he joined the Manitoba Crop Insurance Corporation as Director of Research. From 1971 to 1973 he served as the Assistant Manager of the Corporation. He moved to Regina as the General Manager of the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, a position he held with distinction until his retirement in 1983. During his time in Manitoba Dad served as secretary of the Manitoba Branch, Canadian Seed Growers Association, and was also active in the Manitoba Agronomists, the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. In 1977 he was a recipient of the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of worthy and devoted service in the field of agriculture. Both Jim and Margaret were actively involved in Silver Heights United Church for 19 years, from its inception until leaving for Saskatchewan in 1973. After retirement, dad became increasingly proud of his military service, becoming active in the Burma Bomber Association, and the Royal Canadian air Force Association, traveling Canada to participate in various activities. A celebration of James life was held at Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1 East, on Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in James memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2360 2nd Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4R 1A6 or to the Saskatchewan Lung Association, 1231-8th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0S5. The family would like to thank the staff of the Regina General Hospital in particular Dr. Keren Ganshorn for the care and compassion that was shown during his final hours. Also a special thank you to Gordon, Colleen, John, Nadine, Lorne, and Eunice for their support over the last few months. Arrangements were entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
The death of John Driedger, beloved husband of Katie and dear father of Marion, Ruth, Leonard, Fred and Joyce occurred suddenly in Brandon on Wednesday, September 5, 2001. The funeral ceremony will be held at the Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street on Monday, September 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Viewing at the Church prior to the ceremony. Pastor David Ens will officiate. Interment will follow in the Sparling Cemetery, Justice, Manitoba. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mr. Driedger to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Ronald Douglas Lindley Hodgson of Brandon, beloved father of Lorraine, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Saturday, September 1, 2001 at the age of 79 years. Ronald was born on the family farm at Underhill, Manitoba on October 11, 1921 to William and Elizabeth Hodgson. He attended school in Underhill, and in later years he was a navigator with the RCAF during WW II. Upon his return from the war he married Grace Toole and they settled down on the family farm in the Underhill district from 1945 to 1976. Despite Ron’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis over the past 60 years, he had a very positive outlook on life and was an inspiration to all who met him. His grandsons were his pride and joy and whenever they visited, he would light up the room with his smile. Ronald is survived by his daughter Lorraine (Terry) Lewis; grandsons Mike, Rob, and Matt; brothers Murray, Raymond (Edith); sisters-in-law Jean, Eileen Banks, Shirley and Gordon Hill, Griff and Martha Toole, Gordon and Rose Toole; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Edith and Helmi. He was predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Hodgson; wife Grace; and brother John. A service of remembrance was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with interment following at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Ron, may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Brandon and District, Unit B- 920-6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3P8. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.