Mrs. Faye Audrey Adams passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Friday, June 7, 2002 at the age of 62 years. Faye is survived by her husband Lee of Melita; son Kevin (Shelly) of Minot, North Dakota; two step grandchildren Jessica and Dustin. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at the Victoria United Church, Melita, Manitoba. Interment at Melita Cemetery. Reverend Richard Cooke officiating. Donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to the Melita Palliative Care Fund, Box 459, Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita 522-3361.
O. Vivian Butler, beloved wife of the late Leonard Butler of Lavinia, Manitoba, passed away at her residence at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba on Thursday, June 6, 2002 in her 84th year.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, at 11:00 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Hamiota Cemetery.
For those so desiring, donations may be made to Vivian’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, in care of arrangements 204-764-2744.
Iris Elizabeth Lawson (nee Wait), wife of Hugh Lawson of Hamiota, Manitoba, passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre on Friday, May 24, 2002. She was born May 19, 1915 to Harold and Catherine Wait on the family farm at Waldron, Saskatchewan. Iris and Hugh were married April 6, 1942, celebrating their 60th Anniversary in 2002. Iris is survived by her husband Hugh; children Les (Betty) of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Leigh of Coleman, Alberta; Rick (Karen) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta; Rhonda (Murray) of Springside, Saskatchewan; Colin (Evie) of Quesnel, British Columbia; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchdildren; sister Win Elliott; brother and sister-in-law Ron and Rose Wait; sister and brother-in-law Kay and Charlie Laing; sister and brother-in-law Eva and Cecil Elliott; sisters-in-law Rita and Agnes Wait; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; infant son Robert Edward; brothers Edward and Norman; brother-in-law Albert; and son-in-law Bruce.
Mrs. Jean Catherine, died suddenly on May 22, 2002, at Fairview Nursing Home at the age of 78. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, sons Bill Thomson of Richmond, British Columbia,, John Thomson of Brandon, Manitoba, daughter Laura Jean (Garth) McDonald of Brandon, Manitoba, and sister Margaret Olson, also of Brandon. Her memory will also be cherished by her special grandchildren: Chelsea and Graham Thomson and Sharla and Tyler McDonald, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jean was born on August 16, 1923 in Brandon, to Gordon and Peggy (Eades) MacPhail. Jean attended Fleming, Earl Oxford, Brandon Collegiate and St. Michael’s Academy schools. In her earlier years she worked at the Brandon Sun, Underwriters Adjustment Bureau, and finally the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation until her retirement. Jean married John (Ty) Wilfred Thomson in June 1947, at Knox United Church in Brandon. She belonged to the Quota Club of Brandon and was an avid bridge player. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends up at her cabin at Clear Lake. Jean was predeceased by her father and mother, Gordon and Peggy MacPhail, husband Ty Thomson and sister, Barbara Ann Betson. Funeral service was held on May 27, 2002 at Knox United Church in Brandon, Manitoba with Bill Burgess officiating. A private family interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 437-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4A9 or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonova.com Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.
Jean Gwendolyn Mcknight (1909-2002) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Central Park Lodge in Brandon, Manitoba. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Winnie and Elmo Wrye and her loving husband, Earl. She leaves to mourn her passing her sister: Eleanore Tillotson, niece Carol Down (Gary), nephew, Robert Tillotson (Shirlee) of Winnipeg and their families to which she was devoted. Cousins Sheridon Wade (Marion) and Gwen Hockley of Brandon, also survive. Despite her deafness Jean enjoyed a career working 26 years for W. R. McLaughlin Accounting firm as a bookkeeper. In 1964, she and Earl were married and had 30 good years together until his death in 1995. Jean was an extraordinary woman who overcame her deafness by helping others with hearing disabilities. She was awarded the Quota Club’s “Deaf Woman of the Year” in 1980 for her pioneer work in lip reading. She had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered by all who knew her for her positive outlook on life under extreme personal difficulties. The family would like to thank the staff at central Park Lodge for their outstanding care of Jean during the past year and a half. There will be no formal memorial service, but a family graveside service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to the First Baptist Church, 3881 Park Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3Y6 would be appreciated. Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.
Levern William (Bill) Waters Peacefully at the Winnipegosis General Hospital, Levern Waters passed away May 31st, 2002, one day short of his 91st birthday. He was born June 1st, 1911 in Mountain Home Idaho, to Emma and Burton Waters. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Nell, step-daughter Gail Hickman, grandson Dillon Waters, parents Burton and Emma Waters, brother Donald and wife Ellen, brothers Milton and Roy. He is survived by son Byron (Florence) Waters, daughters Sylvia (Bob) Terry, Jo (Walter) Bunka and son Gary (Pat) Waters, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Bill farmed in Roblin, Manitoba, worked in British Columbia mines, bought grain for the National Grain Co. and operated a general store in Shelvin, Manitoba. He joined the army in 1943, served in England and Holland until the end of WWII. He then again bought grain for the National Grain Co. and farmed in Fork River, Manitoba. Bill and Nell operated the MacLeod's store in Carberry from 1963 until their retirement. Bill served as Mayor of Carberry and chairman of the Hospital Board. He was an active member of the Legion, Masonic Lodge and Drop-In Centre. At the time of his passing, he was writing his 4th book. Funeral service was held June 6th at the Carberry United Church with interment in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. The Waters family wish to thank the doctors and staff at Carberry and Winnipegosis hospitals for their loving care of their dad. Thank you also to Rev. Peggy Reid, the United Church Minister; the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge for their participation in our celebration of Bill's life. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Bill Waters.
Winifred Alexandra Wightman (Day) of Fairview Home, Brandon, passed away at her residence on June 6, 2002.
Win was born on April 12, 1908 at Fairfax, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband, Wally Wightman; parents, Ted and Emily Day; two sisters, Marjorie and Dorothy; and two brothers, Edward and Harry.
Win is survived by daughter, Lois (Jack) Cameron; three grandchildren: Doug (Teresa) Cameron, Beverly Cronshaw and Linda (Henry) Cheng; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law Gladys Day and nieces and nephews.
Private family committal will be held with a memorial service to follow at a later date at St. George’s Anglican Church.
Heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff on the 3rd floor at Fairview Home for the wonderful care mom received.
Donations if desired, may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan, 727-0694.
John Esplin passed away peacefully on July 28, 2002 at Riverdale Personal Care Home at 70 years of age.
Funeral service will be held at Rapid City United Church Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 2 p.m.
Interment will be held at Rapid City Cemetery.
Sparrow Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
Catherine Christina passed away on Monday, July 29 at home with her family at her side in Brandon after a courageous battle with cancer. Kay enjoyed her flowers, artwork, family and friends. She will be loved and missed by her daughters Darlene (Gene) Bird of Brandon, Shirley (Victor) Martens of Regina, special friend and companion Alex Tweed of Brandon, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Service was held in Medora, Manitoba at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2002. Interment in the Medora Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine, in care of arrangements.
William (Bill). Veteran Pilot R.C.A.F. WWII, Member of Royal Canadian Legion, Oakville Branch #114 and Civilian Member of Halton Regional Police. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Bill, beloved husband of the late Maureen (Kennedy) Selbie, dear father of Don and his wife Pat, Doug and his wife Shirley, brother of May Maddess and Coleen Wallace, loving grandfather to John, David, Angela and Andrew. Visitation at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2002. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2002 in the Chapel.
George Andrew (Andy). Andy Wells, formerly of Wellwood, Manitoba, was born October 26, 1922 at 17-12-14W to John James and Ada (Whitmore) Wells. He died at his home in Summerland, British Columbia with his wife, Iris (Carter/Philpott), by his side, on July 26, 2002 after a long fight with cancer. Andy received his education at Wellwood and joined the army in 1940 serving with the Lake Superior Division. He married Gladys Beale of Brighton, England. They had four children, a daughter who died at birth; Jack (Delores) Wells, Charlotte, NC; Marjorie (Don) Bordush and Roy (Marcia) Wells, both of Brandon. Gladys and Andy were divorced in 1968. After the war, Andy worked for Bob Wells, then for the CPR and caretaker of Wellwood school. He taught us how to march for \"Field Day\" and had us so sharp that we won the marching for many years. Andy worked with the Wellwood Ball Club keeping the diamond in immaculate shape. He also looked after the rink, putting together a Zamboni on skis that made excellent ice. While at the rink he coached the hockey team for years giving sons Roy and Jack their starts as hockey players. Also, a visit with Andy and Iris meant a keen game of cribbage, one of his favourite card games. Andy married Iris Philpott and moved to Winnipeg in 1969 where he worked at Deer Lodge Hospital for many years as a male nurse. He retired in 1982 moving back to Wellwood where he took over keeping the town groomed and growing a showplace garden. Andy is survived by his wife, Iris, and her children, Ron (Dianne) Philpott and Dianne (Ted) Trimble of Summerland, British Columbia and their families. Andy was an adoring grandfather to grandchildren Marcie Wells, Willmington, NC; Jacqueline (Justin) Gold, Charlotte, NC; Dustin (Holly) Wells; and Lindsay Wells (Derek Bradley) of Brandon. He also had three great-grandchildren: Martin and Katlyn Gold and Tyler Bradley. Andy is survived by eight siblings: Winona (Tomie) Taverna, White Rock, British Columbia; Dawn (Ken) Graham, Erickson, Manitoba: Jim (Lorraine) Wells, Brandon, Manitoba; John (Audrey/Joyce) Wells, Kamloops, British Columbia; Charlie (Rose-Marie) Wells, Kamloops, British Columbia; Beth (Jim) Davidson, Smithers, British Columbia; Alex (Helen) Wells, Wellwood, Manitoba; Frances (Bill) Fraser, Neepawa, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents and baby sister, Joan Wells 1939-1943 as well as in-laws; Tomie Taverna, Ken Graham, Audrey and Joyce Wells. The family in Manitoba gathered in Brandon, August 1, at Roy’s home, to celebrate Andy’s life. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, those who wish to, may give a donation to a charity of their choice in memory of Andy.