Earley, Edith

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EDITH EARLEY (MCCONECHY) Peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Edith passed away at 83 years of age. Edith was born in 1931, in Hayfield, MB and spent her childhood on the family farm. She completed her training as an RN in Winnipeg at the Grace Hospital where she made many lifelong friends. After graduating, she moved to Souris to work in the hospital and there met and married Bill, a young pharmacist in the town. Bill and Edith moved to Brandon in 1955 and then

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Evans, Edward

Evans — Edward, beloved husband of Linda Evans, father of Dean and Val, passed away peacefully in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 76 years.  Funeral service was held at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment in the Brandon Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, in memory of Ed, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to a charity of your choice.

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Eisler, Nastia (Nellie)

Eisler: Nellie Eisler passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 97. Nellie was born November 10, 1915, fourth child of Nick and Pearl Baduik. She married John Eisler December 2, 1936 and together they raised four daughters. John and Nellie farmed in the Lily District and retired to Souris in 1957. Nellie was a caregiver all her life, caring for John’s parents and then John until his passing in 1973.

Nellie loved to garden, quilt, sew and make special meals for her grandchildren. Her door was always open when any of her family needed her help. She belonged to the UCW Unit #1, Rebeccas, WI, and spent many hours at the Thrift Shop. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, husband John, daughter Margaret Eisler, son-in-law Fred Kruk, two brothers and three sisters. Mom leaves to mourn three daughters, Elsie Kruk, Alice (Walter) Hale and Teenie (Mickey) Carlisle, eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters. Funeral service was held at Souris St. Paul’s United Church with Reverend Wendy Rankin officiating. Pallbearers were Paul Kruk, Darryl Berry, Warren Hale, Jeremy Hale, Darrel Carlisle and Darcy Carlisle. Interment followed in Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. click to read more

Edgerton, Laurence Melbourne (Laurie)

EDGERTON – It is with deep sadness in our hearts we share the loss of a dear husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa Laurence Melbourne Edgerton (Laurie) who left us on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Laurie was born on the family farm on April 16, 1925. He was the youngest son of Charles and Jemima Edgerton. He attended Lily and Botony Schools where he made several long time friends. Laurie started his lifelong career of farming with his father. Laurie met his soul mate Margaret (daughter of Cliff and Rita Wiig) in Souris and they were married in October 1949 and were blessed to have 64 years together. Laurie and Marge enjoyed farm life and shared this joy with their children Bill (Bobbi), Bob and Ardelle (Blair Woods), grandchildren Jaimie (Luc Aubuchon), Jamie (Jen), Kelin, Meghan, Brooks (Shealynn) and Hilary and great-grandchildren Erika, Lily Mae, Wyatt and Dylan. During his lifetime Laurie had many accomplishments. He enjoyed over 30 years of square dancing and served as president of the Manitoba Federation of Square Dancing, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a founding member of the first Souris Credit Union, past president and board member of the Souris Fellowship Centre and member of the Manitoba Shorthorn Association. Both Laurie and Marge took great pride in their accomplishment on the reopening of the Victoria Park Lodge. Together they spent countless hours working, providing meals and enjoying the new friendships made and long time friendships rekindled while working so hard in this endeavour. Laurie was very proud to be a member of the board for several years and to see their hard work and dedication to this effort being enjoyed by seniors of our community. He was a farmer through and through. His hard work, dedication and honesty will be remembered by his family and friends. He was extremely proud to receive the Century Farm Award in 2004 which he shared with his family. This award represented six generations of the Edgerton family farming this land. Laurie was known as an avid card player. His joy of winning was nurtured over time on the farm playing with neighbours and family and continued when he and Marge moved to Souris in 2005. His evenings were complete when they entertained friends with cards and popcorn. Laurie was a proud man, proud of his family and his farm. He was predeceased by his parents Charles (1972) and Mima (1982), brothers Cliff (1987), Kenneth Bruce (1916) and sister Elva McCulloch (2008). He is survived by his immediate family and several nieces and nephews who can recall many memories of time spent on the farm with Laurie. Family and friends gathered at a memorial service held February 7, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Church with grandson Brooks Woods serving as urnbearer and Rev. Wendy Rankin officiating. A family interment took place at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery followed with a lunch and time of fellowship and sharing memories in the church auditorium. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Donations in Laurie’s memory may be made to Westman Dreams for Kids or Souris Palliative Care. “He will be forever remenbered in our hearts.” click to read more