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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Ross-Harms, Carol Diane

Ross-Harms: Carol Ross-Harms was born November 17, 1952 in Souris, Manitoba to her wonderful parents Cecil and Mary Ross. She passed away on February 10, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will live on in the memory of and continue to inspire her loving partner and spouse Nelson Ross-Harms; her three sons, their spouses and her grandchildren: Cris, Tara, Chloe and Lily; Shawn and Arija; Wade, Erin, Cameron and Liam; and her adopted families Augusto, Adriana and Lucianna; and

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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

Lovelace, Harold Wesley (Chid)

LOVELACE – Harold Wesley “Chid” Lovelace passed away peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home, Saturday, January 26, 2013 with family by his side. Chid was born October 6, 1922 in Souris, MB to Sydney and Edith Lovelace. Dad lived in Souris until the CPR closed down its division office forcing his Dad, a railroader, and his family to move to Winnipeg. Here he completed his high school at Daniel McIntyre and onto Success Business College where he acquired his vast knowledge of shorthand which he still used daily. As W.W.II broke out he enlisted in the Air Force and due to a medical condition he was grounded from flying and was posted to Suffield Base in Alberta. After the war, Dad returned to Souris and worked for Murray’s Garage as Parts Manager. He caught up with old friends, one being Aileen Lovatt, a pretty young nurse from the hospital. He convinced her to go out with him and they were married October 2, 1948. Along came three daughters and our very special memories of trips to Oak Lake and who could see the lake first. Songs along the way, “You Are My Sunshine,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and tents built for us on the beach. Dad continued at Murray’s and later became a school bus driver. Dad and Mom enjoyed many trips to Arizona and truly enjoyed their home at the “Edge” where he could putter and acquire all the “miscellaneous” items he could. Dad took great pride in his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and all their varied interests. He loved children and they were always excited to see what coin he could produce from behind their ear and the funny under the chin wave he would greet them with. Dad was predeceased by wife Aileen and his siblings Connie, Ed, Floyd and sister Dorothy and very special nephew Ron Banting. Dad will be lovingly remembered by daughters Pauline and Blaine Canning, Carolynne and Bob Russell and Brenda and Brian Green and especially remembered by Angela, Roger, Ellamay and Adeline, Michael and Jessica, Melanie and Mario, Amy, Victoria and Adam, Mathew and Melissa, Jenna and Lee and special friend Ivy Watkin. The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth You are closer to God in the garden Than anywhere else on earth. click to read more

McComb, Gene Ellen


McComb, Gene Ellen;  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ellen McComb  (Matt), who passed away in the Souris Health Centre on January 6, 2013.

Ellen was born on January 9, 1936 in Armstrong, British Columbia and later moved to Bield, Manitoba where she marries William Harold Dron. The couple moved to Guelph, Ontario where son, Charles William (November 4, 1955) was born. Ellen later moved to Beresford, Manitoba with Charles to become a housekeeper for Victor Page for several

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Dodd, William Reginald

Even as we mourn, we celebrate a long life that was so well lived.

William Reginald (Bill) Dodd passed away on Jan. 3, 2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home with his family by his side.  Bill was born on Feb. 2, 1923 in Spy Hill, Saskatchewan then moved to Souris with his family in 1924.  He was an industrious man who held many jobs including farm laborer, MTS linesman, and taxi driver, even while still in school.  His true passions were his cattle, his land and his carpentry, all of which

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Swaenepoel, Mary


Mary our beloved mother passed away on Jan.2/2013 at her home in the Souris personal care home, with her 3 children by her side. Mary was born in Hayfield Manitoba on August 22, 1914.and took her schooling in Fairfax Manitoba .She met and married Archie Taylor in 1937 where, they farmed on the family farm in Elgin Manitoba .Their son Jack and daughter Marlene were born while on the farm. In 1950 they moved to Oak Lake Manitoba where Janice was born completing their

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Strath, Robert John (Russell)

Strath — Russell:  Peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home, Russell passed away January 1, 2013 at the age of 92. Dad was born October 20, 1920 at Hayfield, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Gladys (Rogers) Strath, brothers Jim and Geordie and sister-in-law Delsey. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Grace, sister Roberta (Bill) Dodd, brother Don, daughter Donna (Dale) Robbins, son Gary (Donna) Strath. Grandchildren Tom Robbins, Patrick (Robin) Robbins, Russ

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Davis, James Redford

Davis — James Redford, 93 years old, beloved husband of the late Ann Davis, father of Jim and John, died in the Souris Personal Care Home on Monday, December 31, 2012. Funeral service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Private interment in the Pipestone Cemetery followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments for family and friends at the Pipestone Hall at 2:30p.m.  In memory of James, donation may be

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Wells, Edgar William

(December12, 1930 -December 13, 2012)

Wells, Edgar William:  It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our father and “Poppa”, Ed Wells on December 13th, 2012 at the Souris Health Centre. Ed will be lovingly remembered by son Clint (Tannis), daughter Kim (George), grandchildren, Tara(Cory), Melissa (Shaun), Jillian, Cole ( Debra) and Jessica (Jon), and great grandchildren, Saydee, Mayson, Austin, Brayden and Brittney.  He was predeceased by wife , Janette

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