Cobban, Robert Lewis Watt

Robert Lewis Watt Cobban

Robbie, as he was known to all, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2019, at age 89, at the Souris Health Centre, after a long battle with cancer. A graveside service was held February 2, 2109, at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating, followed by a gathering of friends at the Souris Legion for lunch and a time of remembrance.

Predeceased by his loving wife Pamela in 2004, he is survived by his sister Gladys Smillie of Ardersier, Scotland, nephew Ewen Smillie and wife Catherine of Ballynahinch, N. Ireland, nephew Ian Clayton and wife Andrea of Inverness, Scotland, and Pam’s brother Kenneth Clarke and wife Carolyn Davies and family of London, England. Born in Culmill, District of Kiltarlity County Inverness, November 6, 1929, he immigrated to Canada in 1957 and worked for a period of time as a farm labourer in the Carroll district and as a lift operator at the San Antonio gold mine, Bissett, MB. On a return visit to the UK he met and, in 1966, married Pamela Clarke, settled in Souris and began work in the farm machinery and auto industry, retiring in the mid 1990s after a long career as parts man for Cubbon Motors, where he was a dedicated and respected employee. Robbie was a charter member of the Souris Lions Club and a longtime member of the Souris branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Robbie was a proud Canadian but he also cherished his Scottish heritage. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In memory of Robbie, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to Cancer Care Manitoba. click to read more

More, Jo-Ann Susan

More: Jo-Ann Susan, 62 years, beloved wife of Greg More, mother of Meagen, Amelia, Lucinda and Burton, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Celebration of Life was held at the Elgin Community Hall, Elgin, Manitoba on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Private interment in the Elgin Cemetery. In memory of Jo-Ann, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. click to read more

Ardagh, Alice June

Ardagh: Alice June (Hunt) passed away peacefully at the Hartney Community Health Centre on December 25, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

Alice was predeceased by her husband Bill Ardagh, daughter June, parents Robert and Jessie Hunt, brothers George and Ernie, sister Gwen and half brothers Frank, Arthur and Robert.

Alice is survived by sons Greg (Joy), Ian and her daughter Janice. Grandchildren: Allison, Melissa (Gerry), Melinda, Jonathon, Jasmine (Jamie), Jamie (Shane). Great grandchildren: Dakota, Phoenix, Aries, Hailey, Brendan, Julia, Chevy, Jordan, Abby. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice was born on June 11, 1923 at Dropmore, Manitoba to Robert and Jessie (Pope) Hunt. Alice was employed at #7 A.O.S. Airbase in Portage la Prairie servicing airplanes. She joined the C.A.A.C. serving in Montreal. She had a brief teaching position in the Cavell School District. After her family was of school age she worked part time at the Hartney Hospital and later took a full time position there until her retirement. Alice enjoyed spending holidays with family, gardening and visiting with friends. Her years were full of hard work, hard times, changing times and good times along with new inventions. Throughout those years she had many laughs, cooked many meals and fed numerous people. Alice took pride in being part of the Hartney Hospital staff; she had many friends and memories from the past and present. She was nothing short of an extraordinary mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

A funeral service was held at the Hartney Centennial Centre with interment in the Hartney Cemetery. The family would like to thank Hartney Community Health Centre Doctors and staff, Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, the Lauder Colony Choir, Hartney Men and Women Legion members, Hartney Choir and Karen Barrows. Thank you for all who attended Alice’s funeral service along with everyone who had a part in Alice’s life throughout her life journey. In memory of Alice donations may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 280 Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0.

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Winters, Eunice Mabel

Winters: Eunice Mabel, 90 years, beloved wife of the late Walter Winters, mother of Larry, Brent, Delbert and Ronald, passed away in the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Funeral service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Eunice, donations may be made to World Vision Canada. click to read more

Laminman, Alberta (Bertie) May

Laminman: Bertie (Nee: Denbow), 92 years, beloved mother of Terry and the late Linda, grandmother of Marty, Amanda, Jennifer and Sharla, great-grandmother of 9, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, December 10, 2018. In keeping with Bertie’s wishes there will be no funeral service. In memory of Bertie, donations may be made to the St. Paul’s United Church Memorial Fund, Box 899 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more

McGowan, William Gordon

McGowan: Gord, June 19, 1947 – November 19, 2018. Gord and Diane were owner operators of G & D Roofing from 1979 until 1990. During this time, they also became owners of the Video Garage and operated it from 1984 to 2001. It started as a game arcade with movie rentals, convenience store and takeout pizza, along with a bus depot. In 1990, they converted it to a restaurant and convenience store, retaining the bus depot. Gord ran Southwest Bus line starting in 1984. In 1986, along with Jean Morrison and Larry Mills, Gord and Diane were instrumental in starting Hartney Hopper Days, complete with fireworks display. God was involved in the fireworks from then until the 2018 fireworks, helping others obtain their fireworks certificates. God served as councilor for the Town of Hartney for two terms, 1989 to 1992 and again, 1995 to 1998. He also served as landfill manager for the Town of Hartney and the R.M. of Cameron from 2001 to 2010. In 1997, Gord coordinated the start up of the C.O.P.P. program, in conjunction with the RMCP. During the filming of the movie, “The Lookout”, Gord worked security. Among other community services, Gord was a handi transit driver from 1986 to 2005 and an ambulance driver from 1986 to 2001 and a member of the Hartney Fire Department from 1984 unit his passing. The last several years, he has done the weekly pager test. “Hartney Fire Department, Pager Test” came over the firemen’s pagers every Thursday at 7:00. Gord was always a community minded citizen and always helped where he could. In Gord’s memory, we would like to see the 2019 Hopper Days Fireworks as a special tribute to him. Donations to the 2019 Gord McGowan Memorial Fireworks will be accepted at the municipal office and a tax deductible receipt will be issued. click to read more

Nayre, Rey Llemit

Nayre: Rey, 43 years, beloved brother of Ronald (Cherry) Nayre, uncle of Khen Nayre, passed away accidentally in the R.M. of Yellowhead on Friday, October 12, 2018. Evening prayers was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. click to read more

Jewell, Coreen Audrey

Jewell: Coreen Audrey, 80 years, beloved wife of Ralph Jewell, mother of Ken, Carole, Sandra, Sharon, stepmother of Laura Lee, passed away in Souris Health Centre on Monday, October 1, 2018. Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. In memory of Coreen, donations may be made to the Souris Health Centre Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. click to read more