Cross, Norman Morley (Joe)

CROSS: Norman Morley (Joe) of Griswold, Manitoba, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 81. Joe was born in Woodrow, Saskatchewan on October 29, 1935 to Johnathan (Jack) and Marion (MacIntosh). They moved to the Griswold farm in 1937. Joe went to school in Griswold. He started working on the family farm with his dad and brothers. He enjoyed many sports, curling, hockey and baseball which he played for many years. When Ken started playing hockey he enjoyed

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Dandridge, Marjorie Isabell

Marjorie passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017 in Souris, Manitoba.  She was born in Vandura, Saskatchewan and moved to Manitoba with her family where she attended school along with her sister, Alice and her brother, Gordon Embury.

Marjorie attended Brandon College where she studied Music.  Returning to Belmont, she played drums and guitar in a “wartime band”, taught piano, provided piano and organ accompaniment at Knox United Church services which included an independent

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Kirbyson, Gregory Ross

KIRBYSON: Gregory Ross, August 14, 1970 – February 20, 2017. It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Greg Kirbyson on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the age of 46 years.

Greg lived life to the fullest and packed a full lifetime worth of living into the 46 years he was given on this earth. Farming was Greg’s passion ever since he was a little boy working on the farm machinery with his dad and grandpa. He was blessed

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Stephenson, Isabelle Eva

Stephenson: On July 14, 1926, Isabelle Eva Hamelin, wife of the late Mart Stephenson, was born on a farm near Jasmin, Saskatchewan. Schooling was in a two room brick school, St. Joseph de Dauphinais, District No. 17. The last born of 13 kids to Suzanne and Albert Hamelin, Isabelle left the farm at the age of 17 and went to Carberry, Manitoba to work at the Chinese restaurant. One of her sisters was already living and working in Carberry. She later moved to Souris because she heard from her

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Walmsley, Grace Theresa

Grace Theresa Walmsley – Passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the age of 86 years. She was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on December 29, 1930. Grace is survived by her children; Linda (Erik) Laursen, Jim (Judy) Walmsley, Darlene Walmsley, Ken (Wendy) Walmsley and Don Walmsley, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother Bob (Rhoda) Hunter. Grace was predeceased by her husband Russell in

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Hammond, Eva Jane

Eva Jane Hammond – With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Eva Jane Hammond on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  She passed away at the Brandon Assiniboine Centre at the age of 85 with family by her side. Eva was born on April 1, 1931.  She was the oldest child of Robert (Bob) and Dorothy (Dollie Flannery) Moore, sister of Evelyn (Jack King), Ken (Norma Hedstrom), Wilda (Bing Juckes) and Bill (Gail Reid) Moore.

Eva was predeceased by her beloved husband Jack, parents Bob and Dorothy,

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Brown, William John Clair

William John Clair Brown – Passed away peacefully at Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, January 7, 2017 with his wife Teresita by his side. Clair was born February 9, 1926 the eldest child of Stanley Arthur Brown and Jessie Grace Brown (Waterman) in Souris, Manitoba. He grew up in Souris living with his grandmother, Mrs. W.H. Brown. He returned to the farm at age 13, a real culture shock! His father passed suddenly in October, 1945 at the age of 52 and the children and their mother

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Banks, Roy

Roy Banks – It is with a deep sense of loss that the family of Roy Banks announces his passing on December 29, 2016 at the age of 87. Roy was born September 2, 1929, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of a family of eight. At the age of 14 during the Second World War he left school to help with the war effort and was assigned to Aerodrome Bomber Command. At 15, he joined the Civil Defense helping to put out incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers to light up the nearby

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Jasper, Ruby

Ruby Jasper (nee Abrey) –  Ruby passed away peacefully on Christmas day, 2016 at her home at Hartney Personal Care Home, at the age of 97. Ruby was born at home January 16, 1919 to Fred Abrey and Olive Saban. She was the third of four children. Ruby married Clinton Jasper in 1939 and together they farmed a one section mixed farming operation. Here, also, very capably and with much love, they raised a family of eight children. Nothing was more important to Ruby than

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Krasnesky, Frances Maria

Frances Maria Krasnesky – When Frances came to us she was a firecracker and has been ever since. There was something about this little lady that tugged at our heartstrings… she came to a strange place to live with people she didn’t know. She seemed to be so alone in the world it compelled us to take her under our wing and become her family. We quickly grew to love this quirky, loud, funny, exasperating lady.

Frances was never shy about showing or telling you how she felt, her exuberant

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