Obituaries

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

Clemens, John Peter

CLEMENS – John Peter Clemens, March 25, 1924 – March 30, 2013. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Peter, beloved husband of Doris, father of Jan, Dave (Odette), Ger, Richard, Molly (Lawrence Thompson), Jim and Donna (Normand Bisson). Grandfather to 15 grandchildren, great-grandfather known as “Papa” to 9 great-grandchildren. Dad was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA to John and Tressa Clemens March 25, 1924. Dad lost both his parents at a very young age. He had 5 sisters and 2 brothers, all have predeceased him. Dad worked many different jobs over the next few years. On January 6, 1943 he joined RCAF and was an amazing electrician. Dad met the love of his life, our Mom, Doris Rae Smith of Wellwood (Carberry). They married on July 8, 1950. Dad always called Mom “Dote” in a very loving way. From this marriage they raised 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters, whom he loved very much. While in the forces they travelled all over Canada. Dad retired from the forces as a Master Warrant Officer in 1977. The family settled in Rivers, MB in 1977. Dad started his own business J.P.C Electric. While doing some of the jobs he quite often took some of the boys with him to help but also even the girls. Dad fully retired around the 1980’s. Dad had a lot of passions in his life – Number 1 was his faith in God. Dad knew the Bible inside out. He taught his children the great love of Our Lord and Savior. Dad instilled the love of music in all his children, taught them to play the guitar and sing a lot of the older songs that he grew up with. Dad taught himself to play when he was only 8-years-old. Some of the highlights of his singing family were many: Appearing on the TV show The Co-op Hour, singing on the radio and TV talent shows and entertaining at many different care homes for the residents. Dad also was playing with the Twilighters of Souris, the Legare Band, he also played and sang at Music In The Park in Souris. Dad also enjoyed swimming, camping, cards. Dad had many friends, too many to mention them all. They are not forgotten, you all know who you are. Dad’s last few days on this earth were spent with his family surrounding him singing two evenings in a row. Dad your family misses you and love you dearly. Dad you left a legacy of music to your family and everyone who knew you. You were always there when we needed you, No task too great or small. With a loving heart and willing hand for us you did them all. Thanks for the years you gave us For the time we shared You will never be forgotten Dad, Because in our hearts You’re always there. God made a father so loving and kind, and we had the honor of calling him ours. It only takes a little space

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Hardy, Pauline

 Hardy, Pauline passed away peacefully March 25, 2013 at the Hartney Health Center. Pauline was born December 25, 1914 and was the daughter of George Gartner and Elizabeth Stang of Primate, Saskatchewan.  Her Mother died when she was two and one-half years old.  She came to Hartney in 1939 and was a cook at the Hartney Hotel with Sam McBride. In 1941 she married John Gibson, son of George and Kate.  John developed Multiple Sclerosis and died September 7, 1970.  After John’s death

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Mason, Mabel Elvina

MASON, Mabel (nee Gudbranson), beloved wife of Charlie passed away suddenly at her home on March 8, 2013. Mabel was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba to John and Lillian Gudbranson. Mabel was predeceased by her parents and her siblings Jack, Gerald, Mae, Sarah, Gilbert and Thelma. Her sisters Emma and Alma reside in Rivers. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband Charlie, sons Hugh (Heather), Jim (Donna), John (Lara) and daughter Kathy (Roger) as well as grandchildren, Eric, Jodie, Matthew,

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Bauche, Lorraine (Lainy)

Bauche — Lorraine (Lainy), 73 years old, beloved wife of Joe Bauche, mother of Daniel (Sandra) Bauche, Diane (Larry) Winters, Denise (Michael) Robson, grandmother of Heather (Wayne) and Johnathon, great-grandmother of Kenzie, died in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Private graveside funeral service will be held at the Deleau Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Lainy, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Minary, Donna Christina

Minary, Donna Christina , December 26, 1936-March 1, 2013

Donna passed away peacefully in Brandon at Fairview Personal Care Home at the age of 76.

Donna grew up in Ninette Manitoba. She was the eldest of four children and was predeceased by her parents Nicholas (1973) and Julia (1994) Andon  and brother Wayne Andon. Her sisters are Penny (Reginald) Pirchford of Winnipeg and Nancy (Bruce) Stemken of Winnipeg. Donna spent her youth in Ninette working at the restaurant which her parents ran for

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Minary, Wilfred

Minary. Robert Wilfred, June 22 1934-February 26, 2013

Wilf passed away peacefully in Souris at the Personal Care Home at the age of 78 years.

Dad will be dearly missed by his three children and nine grandchildren. Eldest son Darwyn and Cindy (Jared, Adam, Cody and Kendra) of Souris, daughter Darla and Steve Shillington (Brandon and Brianna) of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, and youngest son Bradley and Lana (Brett, Reid and Kyle) of Gillam Manitoba. Wilf was the youngest of five children and was

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Vinck, Elise

Vinck, Elise, 90 years old, beloved wife of the late Maurice Vinck, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre, Hartney, Manitoba on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Funeral Mass was held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of Elise, donation may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre or to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris, in

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Runions, Raymond Leonard

Runions — Raymond Leonard, 74 years old, died suddenly at his residence in Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Ray will be remembered by his children, grand-children, great grand-children, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Private interment in the Elkhorn Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Ray, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke

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