Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at the age of 77 years, Lillian Mary McKay (nee Appleyard) of Brandon, Manitoba. Lillian leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband of 49 years Jack, sons Grant of Brandon and Kim (Trish) of Brandon, grandchildren Lee, Josh, Kerry, Nicole; and by sisters Edith Gorrie of Winnipeg and Helen (Marvin) Pettigrew of Victoria, British Columbia. A Family Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Lillian’s memory to the Assiniboine Centre Palliative Care Unit, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3, or to the Westman Dream for Kids, 1435 Princess Avenue, Brandon, R7A 0R6 or to a charity of ones choice. Jamieson Funeral Service of Baldur-Glenboro were in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
Phyllis Arline (Bremner) Philip. Peacefully Phyllis slipped away from us on September 16, 2002 at the Melita Health Centre. Phyllis was born on February 22, 1931 to Wilfred and Mabel Bremner and resided in Tilston, Broomhill and on the home farm. Phyllis was a young bride of Keith Philip and they shared over 52 years on their farm south of Tilston. Sharing their lives were two sons and five daughters. She was predeceased by her son Brent, her parents and Keith’s parents, brother-in-law Albert Stone and step-father John Grierson. Mourning their loss are husband Keith, children: Sandra (Brian) Sterling, Grant (Joyce) Philip, Cynthia Philip, Valerie Philip, Jacquie (Kevin) Loucks and Ann Philip as well at 14 grandchildren, sisters Vernice Stone, Fay (Ken) Hewins, Lois (Glen) Philip and sister-in-law Kay (Tom) Herbert. The funeral service was held at Tilston United Church with Reverend Mark Satterly officiating. Pallbearers were: Glen Riddell, Eddy Robinson, Allan Philip, Bernard Smith, Bruce Campbell, Bruce Wheelans. Piper Doug Bremner played Amazing Grace at the Tilston Cemetery. Donations may be given to creation of a family room at the Melita Health Centre, Box 459, Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0. Redpath Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Melfort “Mel” Ramsey of Brandon, passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, October 2, 2002. Mel was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on January 24, 1934. He attended school in Lauder, Manitoba completing grades 1 through 9 and was unable to complete his education due to economic and social conditions of the time. He did however; further his education through true-life experiences. Much of his knowledge was gained by doing things that others thought impossible. Mel held numerous jobs throughout his life, some of which included: MTS, building mover, mechanic, caretaker and taxi driver. The job that gave him his best reward was that of being a taxi driver because that is how he met his life long companion of 46 years, Stella. His most notable achievement was during a curling game in which he and his team curled the perfect end. However, that was overshadowed by the raising of his four wonderful children. Mel also enjoyed baseball, auto racing and pool. Mel is survived by his loving wife; Stella, children; Jimmy, Brenda (Bruce), and Sandy of Brandon, Blaine (Tasma) of Edmonton, Alberta, and his six grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters; Lucille and Maxine, of Edmonton, Lois of Brandon, and brother; Lyle from Forrest. Mel was predeceased by his mother, father and eldest brother, Don. The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at Memories Chapel. Reverend Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiated. Pallbearers were: Mark Johnston, John Feist, Doug Watson and Percy Sims. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mel may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Robert (Bobby) died at the Rossburn Hospital October 7, 2002.
Bobby was born April 30, 1952.
He is survived by his wife and children, sister, brothers, nieces, grandchildren and friends too numerous to mention.
Bobby will be buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Waywayseecappo.
Donations in Bobby’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Association, 727B 10th Street, Brandon.
Bobby, the family chain
But we’ll link again
when we meet.
Marjorie Janet. Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at the age of 77 years, Marjorie Janet Tisdale, formerly of the Greenway District. Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing her loving brother Bill of Greenway, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 14, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Baldur United Church with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. Interment to follow in the Argyle Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Baldur Personal Care Home, Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0. Jamieson Funeral Service of Baldur-Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
Edith Maude (Tom) passed away October 3, 2002 at Omaha, Nebraska.
A memorial service will be held in St. James Church, Solsgirth, Manitoba on Saturday, October 26, 2002.
Bill Clements age 90, passed away at the Bayside Care Home, Killarney, Manitoba on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. In accordance with his wishes, graveside service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2002 at the Killarney Cemetery, Killarney, Manitoba at 3:00 p.m. Interment at the Killarney Cemetery. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
Jacob P. Dyck passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at the Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 89 years. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 9, 2002 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Boissevain Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Boissevain Health Centre. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
The death of Krystal June Goebel, beloved daughter of Ginny and Matt Goebel, occurred accidentally in the city on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. A time of visitation for friends will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Friday, December 6, 2002 from 8:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. The Ceremony to Celebrate Krystal's Life will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Joan Jarvis of Central United Church will officiate.
Gordon Miller passed away on January 1, 2003 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Gordon was born on September 22, 1913 on Gowancroft Farm near Pilot Mound, Manitoba, one of four brothers, son of Thomas Alexander and Dora Agnes (Godkin) Cavers. His mother died when he was eight years old. That was old enough to recognize the devastating effect on his father, Thomas, of her death and the death of a baby brother within that year. Gordon’s father called on aunts and a series of housekeepers to assist him in raising his children. Gordon learned the many tasks of farming as he grew up and he began full-time work as a farmer at age 16, in 1929. This very quiet, shy man took over the farm in 1951 when his father moved to Winnipeg. Gordon married Edythe Loretta Booker of Snowflake, Manitoba on December 27, 1951. Together they made a home on the farm, raising Debra, Robert, Landon, and David, with lots of humour, wisdom, patience, and much love. Gordon spent long hours making a skating rink at home, tying endless numbers of skates, there and over at the town rink, for so many children skating and playing hockey. There, all the children knew this strong, silent, very shy man as the “friendly giant” or, because he had a tendency to wear alot of green, the “green giant”. Over the years Gordon was active on the boards for Gowncroft School, the Co-op and Manitoba Pool. He collected in the district for charities like the Red Cross, and worked as a Steward on the United Church Board. He was the handyman in the district, helping his neighbors in a variety of ways and doing alot of welding, using his skills and artistry to make the railings for the Prairie View Lodge, and the Gowancroft School Memorial sign, as well as things like a swing and teeter-totter set for his children. Gordon also was skilled woodworker, making a variety of furniture for his family. Most of all, Gordon loved the land and loved farming, and his sense of self-worth came from being a good farmer. He put in long hours out in the fields, often doing the work of two men. And he was a strong man, able to pick up a squirming market size pig and carry it over to weigh it on the scale. Several neighbors personally experienced just how strong he was. Gordon worked on the farm until 1982 (53 years) and then took on the job of “goffer” for parts, delivering meals to the field, and hauling anhydrous tanks to where they were needed. He never wanted to be in the way, but would come and sit on the edge of a field to watch what was going on. Gordon and Edythe moved from the farm to Pilot Mound in April 1990. Throughout his life, Gordon’s first thought was for the other person. When dealing with other people, he didn’t waste time dwelling on the negative, but concentrated on the positive in them. He was a generous, incredibly honest man, who was very proud of his family and all his grandchildren. Gordon felt blessed that he had a bonus fifteen years of life extended through the miracle of the heart pacemaker. He was on his third one. To the very end, his mind was sharp and he continued to be graced with that sense of humour. The affection with which Gordon’s children hold their Dad was particularly expressed to him on his 85th birthday. Each one wrote a letter to him, emphasizing their respect and love for him, and gratefulness for his hard work, honesty, integrity, patience, generosity, wisdom, understanding, support, and love. He taught his children carefully, worked along side them, helped each find his or her direction, laughed and cried with them, and supported each in his own quiet, calm way. Gordon planted seeds of love during his life and left his family with an abundance of treasured memories. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Gordon is survived by his loving wife Edythe; daughter Debra and husband Walter Finlay of Souris; sons, Robert and friend Lil Graham of Pilot Mound, Landon and wife Linda and children Kaylee, Shaun and Camden of Pilot Mound, and David and wife Sheryl and children Kyler and Konnor, of Brandon. He is also survived by one brother Ralph and one sister-in-law Florence and numerous nieces an nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers: Thomas Graham, Lloyd George, and Robert Walter. A service to celebrate Gordon’s life was held at Pilot Mound United Church on January 6, 2003, with Reverend Irene Onuch officiating. Pallbearers were: Ernie Cavers, Eddie Cavers, Ron Booker, Perry Gemmill, Glen Hanks, Earl Gilmour, George Gilmour and Ross Gilmour. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Gordon to a charity of their choice. Arrangements were with Graham’s Funeral Services of Pilot Mound.