Copet, Irene Mary Noella

Copet — Irene, 84 years old, beloved mother of Paul, David and Richard, died at Hillcrest Place, Brandon, Manitoba on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Funeral Mass was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Brandon, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Prayer service was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.   Interment of ashes in the Rosewood  Cemetery. No flowers by request, in memory of Irene, donations may be made to a charity of

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Powell, Norman Lyle

Lyle passed away peacefully in Souris Health Center at the age of 84 years. He will be dearly missed by his wife Dolly, his brother Gordon, daughter Susan (Greg), son Scott (Cathy), and grandchildren Cailin (Jordan) and Steven (Brittany). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Lyle grew up on the family farm in the Rural Municipality of Glenwood where he attended Wolflea & Hunnington Schools. He joined the twelve Manitoba Dragoons (Reserves) in 1944 and served with

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French, Alice Masak

Alice Masak French nee Smith, Beloved Wife of Dominick French

Alice Masak French, born on June 29, 1930 at Baille Island, NWT, died on July 5, 2013 at the Souris Health Centre near her home in Souris, Manitoba. She is mourned by her beloved husband of 53 years, Dominick, her surviving sons Charles (Rosie) and Daniel Nahogaloak of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, daughter Carole (David) Kravitz of Yellowknife, NT, son Barry (Ann) French of Stockton, Manitoba and daughter Katherine (Colin) Goring of

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Taylor, Elaine Ruth

Friends are like stars, they come and go, but the ones that stay are the ones that glow.

TAYLOR, Elaine Ruth, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 13, 2013. Elaine was born on August 28, 1933 and grew up on the family farm in Hartney.  As an adult she moved to Boissevain in 1973 which allowed her to participate in support programming for individuals living with intellectual disabilities.  During her many years there, Elaine fostered

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Willman, Clemence

Willman: Clemence (nee Grosjean ) passed away peacefully on June 10 ,2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home.

Clemence was born on September 3, 1922, the third child of 14 children. The family moved several times finally settling on a farm in the Griswold area and this is where she met her husband, Fred Willman. They were married on November 14, 1944 and they farmed in the Griswold area raising their two sons, Bob and Richard. We remember Clemence as a hard worker, milking cows, having a big

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Moir, Cyril George (Cy)

MOIR: Cyril George (Cy) of Hartney, MB passed away at the Hartney Community Health Centre on June 8, 2013. It is with heavy hearts we say good-bye to our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He was predeceased by his wife Kay and is survived by daughters Linda (Brian) Ormonde and Marsha (Dennis) Wanless and son Jim (Peggy) Moir; grandchildren Wanda (Hugh) Brine, Sean (Tracy) Raison, Kyle Raison, Michael and Mark Ormonde, and Ben, Evan, Whitney and Mallory Moir; great-grandchildren

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Turner, Emily May

TURNER, Emily May

Born January 1, 1925, Kenton Manitoba. Died May 19, 2013, Souris, Manitoba.It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Emily Turner. She passed away peacefully on May 19 at the Souris Personal Care Home. She was the first child born to her loving parents Grace and Gordon Hunter in 1925 at Kenton, MB.Emily was a life-long teacher, both in and outside of the classroom and was the first teacher at the Newdale Hutterite Colony

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Whittingham, Elizabeth

Whittingham — Elizabeth (Nee Miller) was born November 30, 1918 at Fairfax, Manitoba. Her family moved to Elgin in 1920 where Beth remained until 1999. Beth was employed by the telephone office and post office. In 1941 she married William Whittingham. Beth was active in the Anglican Church, Elgin Rebekah Lodge and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Beth moved to Souris in 1999 where she was able to visit with many former friends and neighbors from Elgin. Beth was predeceased by her son

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Harkness, Thelma Irene

Harkness, Thelma Irene (nee Mote), passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Souris Personal Care Home. At 16 months of age she came to Manitoba with her family and lived her entire life in the Souris area. She married Bob Harkness January 12, 1938 and together they raised 2 children. Thelma and Bob worked together on farms in the Lily and Huntingdon districts. They moved into Souris in 1956 and operated their dairy farm across the creek as well as continuing to work their

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Druwe, Marie Christine Eliza

DRUWE – It is with loving thoughts and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie Druwe at her residence at Victoria Landing in Brandon, Manitoba on April 22, 2013. Marie Christine Eliza Druwe was born to Laure Marcq and Joseph Bertholet on July 5, 1928 in Grande Clairiere, Manitoba, the tenth of twelve children. She got her education there and at a young age of seventeen married Charles Druwe. Together they worked the family farm and raised their four children. Marie and Charlie were a team. They spent endless hours together in the hay field and milking cows. Marie loved cooking, gardening and knitting. Visitors to their home were always treated with homemade bread/buns, cinnamon buns and matrimonial cake, and as for her knitting, many of her family members may be seen wearing the mitts and socks she so lovingly knit. As the years passed, they increased their herd of cattle and got into dairy farming. They were committed to the morning and night milkings for many years until their retirement to Hartney and then to Brandon in 1980. There, they decided to enter the craft sale scene and there was soon a beaten trail to many rural towns where Marie and Charlie made their mark with their Christmas cakes, wooden crafts and knitted items. They later moved to Victoria Landing where Marie excelled at friendship, a trait which came easily to her. The two of them continued to enjoy visits from their family, playing cards and playing with their dog Belle. Marie’s greatest joy though was her children, grand and great-grandchildren who spent many hours in her loving arms being rocked to various French songs. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a great example of being beautiful inside and out. Marie was greatly saddened by the recent passing of her oldest daughter Sharon Fry of Calgary, Alberta. She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Charles Druwe of Dinsdale Personal Care Home; daughter Claudette McPherson (Ian) of Panoka, Aberta; grandson Lee Reynolds (Kendra), great-granddaughter Layne, grandson Trevor Reynolds, great-granddaughters Rachel and Olivia; son Cyril Druwe (Kathy) of Hartney, Manitoba, grandson Joe Druwe (Whitney), granddaughter Ang (Tyler) Henderson, great-granddaughters Jaydee and Marlee, grandson Finn Druwe (Carly); daughter Connie Morrison (Darwin) of Kelowna, BC, granddaughter Jaycee Small (Joel), great-granddaughter Surie, granddaughter Channing Morrison, grandson Dru Morrison; grandson Rick Fry and great-grandson Reid. Marie is also survived by sisters Rita Denbow of Souris, Manitoba, Anne-Marie Bauche of Brandon, Manitoba and three sisters-in-law Edith Bertholet, Lena Bertholet and Marie Bertholet, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended families. A memorial service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home in Souris, MB on April 27, 2013. Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date for interment. Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dexter at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home and the staff at Victoria Landing and the Grande Clairiere choir. Thanks to Rita Denbow and family for hosting lunch and a time of fellowship following the memorial service in Souris. Thanks also to the many friends and relatives for your sincerity through meals and baking, cards and flowers, phone calls, visits and hugs and many other acts of kindness. And in Mom’s words…..LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU.


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