Lovatt, Patricia Gayle

It is with broken hearts, we share the passing of our Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, Patricia Gayle Lovatt (Hinks), who left this world on November 6th at the age of 90.

Mom was born on March 17, 1933, the 3rd of 4 children to Roy and Stena Hinks in Schuler Alberta.

After completing her high school education in Medicine Hat, Mom followed in her sister’s footsteps to Brandon, to pursue her nursing training. Her career took her to Regina Hospital before she soared as an airline stewardess

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Lawson, Agatha Louise

Louise Lawson 1948 ~ 2023.

Agatha Louise Lawson, age 75, died peacefully October 12, 2023 with her family by her side in the Souris Hospital, after a long 21 year on and off fight with cancer. She was born February 16, 1948, in Boissevain, MB the second child of 5 born to Abe and Hilda Neufeld. According to Grandpa’s memories, if they had not had the incubator Louise might not have made it through the night. Louise and her family moved Souris in 1956 and she started grade 2 in Souris school

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Leforte, Jerry

Jerry, 80 years, beloved husband of Elaine Leforte, father of Shad, Laurie, Denise and the late Tim, Darrell and Dwayne. Jerry passed away in the Souris Health Centre on September 18, 2023. In keeping with Jerry’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private family celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date. In memory of Jerry, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

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Lang, George Reginald

Lang: George Reginald (“Reg”) was born at Coulter, MB on January 16th, 1931 to Frank and Ethel (Murray) Lang in a family of five sons and four daughters. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, his parents, an infant brother Everett, brothers Francis (Sonny) & Murray who were killed in World War 2, brother Andy, sisters Jean Downey, Dorothy Downey Margaret Greaves & Lorraine Richardson, sister-in-law Ila Lang, brother-in-law’s Louis Downey, Leighton Downey, Gerald Greaves &

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Ludlam, Isabelle

Ludlam, Jessie Isabelle

With broken hearts the family of Isabelle Ludlam (nee Curtis), announce her passing, with her loving husband Jim by her side, on October 31, 2022 at the Souris Hospital. Isabelle was born on June 17, 1941 in Souris to Fred and Mary Curtis, third in a family of five children.  She was raised on the family farm near Chater, just off the low road to Shilo.  She grew up on a fox farm (in the early years) which later changed to a dairy operation, provided ample opportunity for exploring and adventure.  She enjoyed quiet times playing with her dolls as a young girl, but was just as at home playing in the barn, in the loft and in the fields surrounding the farm.  Her adventures were limited only by her imagination.  Isabelle was an avid reader, often re-reading an available book, several times.  As an adult, she continued in that tradition.

Isabelle attended school in the one room country school in Chater.  Junior high and high school were spent at St. Michael’s in Brandon.  After high school, she enrolled in the LPN program at the Manitoba Technical Institute in Winnipeg.  Isabelle met her future husband while she was a nursing trainee in Souris.  They began courting (how proper!) for some time before Isabelle ‘suggested’ that they get married.  They were married on June 1, 1962 in Chater, honeymooning in Niagara Falls.

Their first house was a basement – no house, as they lived there while the house on top was being built.  Later, when the house got too small for the growing family, they found and fell in love with an old abandoned house. It was located on the south side of Souris, across Plum Creek.  Together they resuscitated the property to its former glory, continually adding to its beauty and history with their own personal touch.  Later it became known as the property, Rose Hill.  Isabelle was extremely proud of the house and gave all her children wonderful, happy memories growing up there.  Many family gatherings and celebrations were held there; Isabelle would be quietly preparing and organizing every one of them! In more recent years, Isabelle and Jim built their retirement home on the exact spot they first met – the old Creamery (later known as the Cheese Plant), again, filling the house with love and providing new adventures and happy memories for the next generation – all her grandchildren.

Isabelle had a long and satisfying career as a nurse, mainly working at the Personal Care Home.  Her work there was more than just a job, this really was her calling.  She gave every resident all the love and attention they should have as if they were her family.  In the summertime, she would organize a tea party at her home for any of the residents so that they could have a chance to enjoy an afternoon away in a beautiful setting.

Aside from nursing, Isabelle was heavily involved with St. Paul’s United Church, serving on various committees, UCW, teaching Sunday School and helping out with the thrift shop. She also helped out with other groups, such as the Kinettes, the Lionelles, Town Beautification, to name a few.

Even with all this, Isabelle’s main priority was still to her family.  She always had time to participate in anything that her children were involved in, school, play or otherwise.  She supported her family in whatever endeavor they tried and always gave them a safe, secure place to come home to.  And that same love and support was extended in recent years to her grandchildren, which she was proud to be a “doting Grandma”, being able to spoil them!

Isabelle rarely did a single thing for herself; it was always about the other person and what she could do for them! One of the few things she did that she truly enjoyed was to camp and travel Coast to Coast across Canada as well as to visit such places as: England, Australia, Hawaii and Mexico.  Hawaii was truly a highlight as she was able to share her love of travel with her whole family, taking her children and grandchildren to a truly magical place!

Forever treasuring Isabelle’s memory is her loving husband Jim; her children, Ron, Brad (Randi), Todd (Karen), and Robin as well as her beloved grandchildren, Judith, Melody, Graeme, Sam and Rob. Also mourning her loss is her sister, Letty, brothers, George (Marilyn) and Bruce (Debbie), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Isabelle is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary as well as her brother, Tom.

Mom’s Creed

Respect All People

Listen To Each Other

Be Kind to Everybody

Love Each Other

Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris on Saturday, November 5, 2022 with a private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Isabelle, donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church (New Door Fund) Box 899 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Souris Beautification Fund c/0 Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more

Logan, Alan William

Logan, Alan William passed away suddenly on March 19, 2022 in Souris at the age of 54.  While taken from us far too soon, he nevertheless made a huge impact on this Earth with his infectious good nature and kindness to everyone he met. Alan is survived by his partner Deanna Way, mother Viola Logan, son Kyle (Pacience), daughter Alicia, brother Clark (Shari), nephews Brett and Tyler, Uncle Carl and Aunt Rose, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his father Gordon Logan, Uncles Cecil and Lloyd Logan, and Uncle Albert and Aunt Fay Long.

Alan grew up on a farm in the Griswold/Terence area, north of Souris in his early years and then moved to Souris with his parents Viola, Gordon, and brother Clark.  He attended Souris School and graduated in 1986.   A highlight during Alan’s high school days was football, as #67 offensive center for the Souris Sabres to which the team receive 1st place in 1983 and brought home the R.M.F.L. Provincial A Championship in 1984.

Upon graduation Alan worked for a few years as a security guard with Tasko Security and attended ACC to complete his Correctional Officer training, February 1987.   He became employed at the Brandon Correctional Institute in 1989 and spent the next 31 years within the BCI establishment.  Alan retired February 14, 2020.

Alan was a proud, dedicated and loving father to Kyle and Alicia.   He was a role model and coach for many of their activities and interest.   His own interests over the years involved baseball, fishing, hunting, camping and music.  He introduced Kyle and Alicia to music at a young age and relished taking them to concerts. His love of music and connection to the Minnedosa community led him become involved with Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa.  He was active as a volunteer and since 2019 was in the elected role of president.  His dedication, passion and vision for the festival were admirable qualities. He was looking forward to live concerts again in 2022 and was very involved in the planning for this year’s event.   He was most excited about the chance to ‘people again’ and just to reconnect with his RFM family and community.

Alan was always interested in the family history and artifacts. This led to a hobby centered on antiquing. He was always ‘picking’ and took great pleasure in finding just the right item at an auction or a place he was invited to look through.  He collected and sold items for many years, and as a result he became very well known in the antiquing community.   It was through this hobby he met his partner Deanna in 2018.   Alan returned to Souris, where he and Deanna lived, owned and operated a retail space of their ‘pickings’ and made a home together.  He enjoyed participating in various community organizations and became a member of the Souris Hillcrest Museum.  Alan was so happy he was able to do what he loved as a hobby in his retirement with a person he loved, in a town he loved.  A celebration of Alan’s life was held on April 11, 2022 at the Souris & Glenwood Community Hall with a private interment in the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery.

Alan’s love, compassion and soft spot for animals is another notable quality.  If he wasn’t donating to support furry friends, he was feeding neighbourhood cats, building shelters and being a loving and doting pet dad.  In lieu of flowers, in memory of Alan donations can be made to the Souris Dog Park c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris MB R0K 2C0 or to the Brandon Humane Society 2200-17 Street East Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.

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Lougheed, James Alexander

Lougheed: James, 91 years, who passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private family graveside funeral service will be held at the Elgin Cemetery. In memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more