Spratt, Willard Glen

It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Willard Glen Spratt on January 4, 2022. He was the second of four children born to Willard and Marjorie (St. John) Spratt of Elgin Manitoba on April 25, 1931. Glen will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley of 56 years, and children Cheryl (Don) Tufts of Boissevain, Ross (Maria) Spratt of Winnipeg, and Colleen (Dave) Wozny of Winnipeg; grandchildren Erin (Jason) Henderson of Portage la Prairie, Alanna (Dustin Conrad) of Calgary,

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Good, William Fraser

William Fraser (Bill) Good passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday December 28, 2021. Bill was predeceased by his wife Deb Good and parents Bill and Helen Good. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his four sons Barry (Laura), Craig (Tanya), Derek (Stephanie), Glenn (Nicole), as well as grandsons Braeden, Josh, Cash and Ryder. He will also be forever missed by his sister Barb (Ken) Falloon numerous nieces and nephews, mother-in-law Betty

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Aitken, Thomas Mills

Thomas (Tom) Mills Aitken was born August 5, 1940 to parents Andrew and Annie Aitken. Tom passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on December 24, 2021 at the age of 81 years. Tom was predeaced by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Agnes and Jack Stillwell. After the passing of Tom’s father, Tom and his mother immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland and settled in the Elgin area. Tom graduated from the Elgin School and lived in various places

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Turnbull, Verbena Mae

Turnbull: Verbena, 81 years, beloved wife of the late Howard Turnbull, mother of Theresa, Tracy and Ted, passed away in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Saturday, November 27, 2021. A private funeral service was held at the Elgin United Church followed by interment in the Elgin Cemetery. Memorial reception for family and friends was held at the Elgin Community Hall on Monday, December 6, 2021. In memory of Verbena, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Kohut, Bette-Jean

Elizabeth-Jean Margaret Kohut, lovingly known as Bette-Jean sadly passed away on November 17, 2021, her 78th birthday at Brandon Regional Health Center. Bette-Jean was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 17, 1943. She settled in Souris after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1964 when she married, farmer Jim Kohut in 1966.

Bette-Jean’s record of achievements is too long to list. Her family is proud of each and every one of these accomplishments as she set very high standards

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Skoc, Alexander William

Skoc: Alex, 76 years, beloved husband of the late Gladys Skoc, father of Dwayne, Trevor, Kim and Susan, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a private service will be held at a later date. In memory of Alex, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

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Dooley, Maurice Edmund

Dooley: Maurice, 85 years, beloved husband of Georgina Dooley, father of Elroy, Maureen, Connie, Sandra and Morley, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, October 18, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a private graveside service will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Maurice, donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

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Mason, Charles Thomas

Mason: Charles (Charlie) Thomas Mason passed away on October 14th, 2021, at the age of 90, at the Souris Personal Care Home. Charlie was born September 14th, 1931 in Wauchope, Saskatchewan to Albert and Stella Mason. He was the eldest of 6 children. His siblings were Amy, Elsie, Eva, George and Fred. He grew up in Antler, SK and made the railroad his career, working for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a section man from 1951- 1986.

On September 16th, 1961, Charlie married Mabel Gudbranson

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Unrau, John

Unrau: John Unrau passed away peacefully on September 10, 2021 after a brief time in the Souris Hospital at the age of 97. John was a simple man. He valued his family, his friends and his community. John had an incredible will to live. He believed in hard work and conducted himself with honesty and integrity.

Predeceased by his wife Anne in 2009, he will be missed by his children Bob (Judy) and Joanne (Harold), his four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A private funeral service was

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Polwarth, James Allan

James Allan Polwarth ‘Al’ was born on a farm north of Melita (previously Broomhill) in June of 1927; the only child of Jim and Jean Polwarth.  Dad started school in Broomhill, although he admitted he was not a regular attendee and went as far as Grade 8.

Dad worked as a grain buyer for Ogilvie Elevators, later sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators, until he moved to Souris in November of 1949.  He applied to work as a trainman in Minnedosa, but was told there was more opportunity in Souris

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