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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba B6 BRANDON June 2002 KING Ralph Frederick Breach Peacefully on June 2002 in the Ottawa Hospital General at age Ralph King passed away with family members by his Ralph was the son of Ralph King and Agnes Elizabeth King of Buma British He is sur vived by his loving Edna by his two Ralph Krys tyna of Ottawa and John Rochelle of Winnipeg two grandchildren Jessica and Jef frey and by his brother Robert Beverley of Fort Brit ish Ralphs extended family includes many nieces and He com pleted his early education at south Burnaby High School in British be fore entering the University of British Columbia and the Van couver Provincial Normal Here Ralph met his wife Edna Hall whom he married in During the second World Ralph served as a naviga tion instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Returning to Canada at the end of the he resumed his studies at the University of British By 1948 he completed an Hon ours Degree in English Litera ture and the following year re ceived a Teaching Fellowship at the University of There Ralph completed his residence requirements for the Doctoral Program and began his teaching He taught at the Royal Military College in Kingston from 1955 to and then served as Head of the English Department at the Royal Roads Military College in To this point his interest was in re search and However in Ralph accepted an invi tation from President John Robbins to visit Brandon College where preparations were underway for separation from the University of Manitoba anc for independent university sta In what proved to be a chal lenging and rewarding change o King became the first Dean of Arts of this ex panding new He also served as Head of the depart ment of and in 1971 was Acting Unfortu latent illness necessitate an early retirement and forced an end to his lifelong academic Brandon University conferred the status of Professor Emeritus upon Ralph King in Ralph and Edna King recently established a Brandon University Graduate Scholarship in perpetuity to encourage and support students aspiring to pur sue postgraduate studies in English On June Ralphs family held a pri vate funeral service at the Tub man Funeral 3440 Rich mond Interment at the Highland Park Pinecrest Cemetery The King family would like to express their deep gratitude to Pastor Allan MacLellan of Pleasant Park Baptist for his compassionate guidance and for conducting the family serv The family would like to thank Hamilton and the other physicians who have cared for Ralph over many The familys appreciation is also extended to the Multiple Sclerosis the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health GEM Health Care Services and the palliative care team at the Ottawa Hospital General for their care and In memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes the Canadian Mul tiple Sclerosis or the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health COOPERCONFREY It is with deep sorrow but also with joy that the family of jeorgia Mae CooperConfrey announces that on June Georgia passed from the confines of this world into the glorious presence of her Lord and Jesus Geor gia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband Fred Bud Confrey and children Gary MB Myrna Peter Alberta Carol Don Medicine Alberta Ron Debbie MB her grandsons Scott and Spencer Cooper her granddaughters Lori Jane KariLynn Kristl Mauren Krystl Joy and Cara Dawn Cooper and her fourteen greatgrandchildren and many nieces and Georgia is also remembered by her step children Greg Ruth Corinne Tarl Denman Patricia Confrey widow of step son SK and Freds grandchildren Jeff and Georgia was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Emerson Bill Cooper in 1955 and thendear son Pat rick in Georgia Mae Walper was born on March 1912 in Georgias family moved to Brit ish Columbia when Georgia was a child and finally settled in the SK area in In Georgia met Coop a young school teacher from SK who was teaching in the Biggar In after a four year Georgia married her handsome school teacher during the follow ing lived in various towns in Saskatchewan where together they raised their family and Emerson taught In the fall of Georgia accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and From that time until the her unwavering faith has been her strength as Georgia embraced Gods promises and rejoiced in the knowledge that she would spend eternity with her Lord and Georgia was a gifted writer and her deep and abiding faith is exemplified in the following poem Jesus Guides My Ship which was written by Georgia late one night when Georgia awoke to Several years Geor gias poem was made into a bookmark which has blessed many people throughout the It was always the desire of Georgias heart that God would be glorified in her passing as He was in her For this we share her poem JESUS GUIDES MY SHIP My ship floundered on lifes shore And I I can take no more Pounding of the heavy Please let me fold my sails And anchor in some quiet Harbour of I can no longer face the strife Of all the goals that I have set Knowing in me they cannot be let me rest in some quiet place Where I can be still And seek your face and pray that You will Bless me every And He Let Me guide your ship Your life isnt oer To be cast upon some lonely in your life has just begun And at every rising of the sun Ill set the course for you that It may be in a quiet bay Where you can feel the tranquility Of a calm and peaceful sea I may guide you away from shore Where the water is deep And the waves will if you can trust Me With your soul I will guide your Dear Mom You have given up a life on this earth that you could not keep to gain a life in eternity that you cannot You are much loved and will be tremen dously missed by your family nd We will miss your sense of en inspiration and our daily covering in prayer for of We are comforted in oiowing that we sorrow not as thers of this world Our ope is not in the temporary lings this world has to offer but i the promise of eternal life hich can only be found in Je our You have ought the good you have ept the faith and we look for ard with anticipation to that wonderful day when we will see ou again A celebration of Georgias life was held at the Jrockie Donovan Chapel on June 2002 at with Len Smith of Be hel Christian Assembly officiat Interment followed at the irandon In lieu of donations in memory of Georgia may be made to a chari y of Messages of con lolence may be placed at Ar angements were in care of Brockie UWUHRIV9 01 WATERS Gladys Evelyn Waters born June died une 2002 at Neepawa Dis trict surrounded by her oving family and her pastor Joe Ball of the United Church of This caring woman who graced all of us with her gentle and sweet nature was orn Gladys Evelyn McCull ough in Manitoba and often recounted an innocent and lappy childhood with her moth er and father and sister Vera and rother She was mar ried to Charles Coutts Middleton n 1942 and bore two Glen outts and Bruce Charles Widowed in 1948 Galdys and her children ived with her brother Charles vicCullough at Man m 1952 Gladys and her arnily moved to Neepawa to re side with her mother and eventu ally she took a position with the Neepawa Post A job she was to hold for twenty three Not long after moving to Neepawa Gladys was literally swept off her feet at a dance at the Odd Fellow Hall by Jack her beloved and friend for the rest of her Gladys and Jack trav eled visiting and following their own sense of adventure across Canada many throughout the United States and Hawaii and overseas to Scotland and Predeceased by tier brother Charles McCullough and sister and brotherinlaw Isabella anc Harold Gladys is sur vived by her husband Jack sons Glen Middleton Bruce Middleton De sister Vera Hockin special sisterinlaw Margaret Salter and husband Grandchildren Christopher and Haley twin greatgranddaughters Dan ielle and great granddaughter Frances anc numerous nieces and nephews and their families of whom she was inordinately Active in community life Gladys was so full of pride for her hometown of She loved her shuf fleboard at the Drop In Center and her exercise classes with he group of special friends at the Elks She was a long time member of the Neepawa and the Neepawa Health Gladys grateful fami ly would like to thank the many health care professionals anc palliative care workers wh made her last difficult months so much easier to bear with their compassionate Fu neral services will be held at the Neepawa United Church at on July In liei of donations can b made to the Neepawa Uoitec Church Building Fund or th Neepawa District Hospital Whites Funeral Neepa wa in care of RACINE Manfred Lawrence 1934 With in credible sadness and broken earts we announce the sudden assing of Manfred Lawrence age 68 years of Lake Manfred assed away in Man toba on June with his loots steaks on the his wife Joanne by his He was iredeceased by his Mother and Alice and Louis Racine his brother Alvin Manfred was the fourth of elev children born to Alice in the RM of ie attended school at Marsdcn He married Mildred Beatrice Bennett on August and they had seven chil Donna Elmer McCal Manitoba Iheryl Roger Grand MB Tom Donna Ra MB Doug Cyn di Saskatch ewan Darrell Manitoba Melanie Joy John Manitoba Ja nelle Thomas There are 13 grand children and two greatgrandchil On October 1974 he married Joanne Naumann of North They were married for 27 He is also survived by Raymond Marion Racine of Meadow Wilfred Dorothy Lake Meti Mabel Art Whelpley of Ella Cana Lake Walter Joette Racine of Allan Diane Racine of Ed Joy Racine of Manito Lloyd Racine of Ma rie Saskatchewan and Ju ly Ann Black of Port British He also leaves to mourn his much loved nieces and nephews and their and many Dad taught us to be proud of our heritage as Metis by the way he lived his He grew up in the Turtle Mountains and learned to hunt and trap at an early He turned that love into a successful way of life and operated his own outfitting and guiding service from He spent most of his life watching and listening to the world around him and loved the chang ing If he wasnt hunt ing or trapping he was telling and we have many hap py memories of Dads He spent many a Sunday playing baseball with the Lake Meti goshe Dad lived his life on his own terms and with out He took an in terest in other people and made friends wherever he We loved him and we will miss Our only consolation is that the hunting season never His funeral service was held on June 2002 at Deloraine United Smiths Funeral Home was in care of funeral arrangements The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and Donations may be made in Manfreds memory to a charity of ones own The wolf cries From deep in the The great He is Like the blood in The proud eagle flying High in the So unafraid of Like the warriors that We re taught by our To try in life to So we should Ever give And always be proud Like the wolf and the For that is the The great Meant for us to be GU Knife Cree LEARY Donald Garth On June 2002 after a long and wellfought battle with can Donald Garth Leary passed away peacefully with family at his side in the Notre Dame de Lourdes He leaves be hind to carry on his memory his loving wife his three chil dren Kelvin and Shar his sister brothers Bry son and and seven grand children as well as extended family and countless Don was a generous and funloving man who believed in j Amber the importance of family and and living life to the Even through the pain of his he always thought of the welfare of others before him He will be greatly missed and fondly A me morial ceremony will be held at the Leary home on August 2002 and is open to anyone who wishes to help celebrate Dons In lieu of friends are invited to make donations to the Canadian Cancer 193 Sherbrook R3C Doyle Fu neral Chapel of Carman in care of RAPLEY Kenneth David Rapley passed away at Morley Shoal Lake on June Ken was the eldest son of Herbert and Margaret aorn on November 1911 in He attended school in Wolfe Creek and Strathclair schools where he enjoyed base tennis and He started farming in 1939 and on November 1939 married Esther They farmed together until July 1976 when Esther passed Ken continued farming and later married Alice Vader Glenn on April He retired from farming in Farming was a very important part of his He served many years on the Strathclair Coop board and was a chartered member of the Strathclair Credit serving 35 years on the credit commit He was a member of Mani toba Pool President of the Ips witch Association for six years and a director for many When Ipswitch elevator closed he became a member of the Strathclair Pool and served as a delegate from subdivision to the annual meeting of Manito ba Pool Elevators for 16 he was elected Reeve of the of Strathclair in 1951 and served for 32 He was elected President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities in serving in that capacity for two He was member of the executive for 16 He was a member of the Municipal Advisory Committee for several also a member of the Mu nicipal Audit Advisory Commit tee for seven He was a member of Crown Lands Appeal Board for six years and chair man of the Manitoba Beekeep ers Compensation Board for four The highlight of his municipal career was when he represented the Province of Manitoba at the InterAmerican Municipal Congress Convention in New Orleans City when the City celebrated its 250th anni In 1968 he became a di rector of the Hudson Bay Route and had been associated with the Manitoba Good Roads Associa tion since In 1984 he was made an Honorary life member of the Good Roads Ken served on the local school board for 15 years and was a trustee of the Birdtail River School Board for 17 years and then a member of Manitoba Association of School Trustees for 12 He was also an honorary life member of the Strathclair Agriculture Society and the Strathclair Mens Curl ing He was president of the Museum Committee since In the last few years he had been involved in the West man Senior Citizens Council and the 55 Westman Games He was a represen tative to the Provincial Manitoba Society of Seniors in Winnipeg and became a life member in He was a member of the Strathclair Health Board for 32 years and a charter member of the Strathclair Lions Al though he was a very busy he always made time for his family and organized many fam ily gatherings and always en joyed visiting family and Ken was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Margar et wife Esther sisters Mary Rapley and Eileen Moffat grandson Duane Rapley sister inlaw Alma Westaway broth ersinlaw Ed Palmi Red and Jack He leaves to mourn wife Alice Glenn and his children Bruce Vivian Doug McDon ald all of Strathclair grandchil dren Tammy John Bekeris and Kiva of Portage Alvin Joan Jordan and Jessica of Bethany Susan Mark Andrea of Minnedosa Sheldon Rapley Wright of Teresa Rapley Adam Wozney of Jaden Travis Matthew McDonald of his brothers and Eric Rapley and wife Evelyn of Strathclair Dorothy Ward of Winnipeg Jim Rapley and wife Dorothy of Winnipeg Florence Johnson of British Hazel and husband Doug Ander son of and many nieces and Stepchildren Brian Judy Glenn of Alberta Carol Rick Sarahs of Morris Jim Bev Cowan Glenn of Niverville Jean Funk of Ed monton and Karen Glenn of Winnipeg and their Fu neral service was held Wednes June from the Strathclair Baptist Church with Stephen Pike Interment at the Strathclair Municipal Pallbearers were grandsons Alvin Sheldon Jaden McDon Travis Matthew McDonald and Danny NEILSON Joan Beattie Neilson Joan passed away peacefully on June 2002 at Rideau Park Personal Care Home with her family by her She was born Decem ber 1922 at the Brandon General Joan married George Neilson and resided on the family farm until they moved to Brandon in She worked at Oakland Hatcheries and McKenzie Seeds until her Joan was very active in and coach ing baseball for the Cecil Hotel and McKenzie She also enjoyed her hand at She was a member of the Army Navy Air Force Club and the Brandon Her favourite place to be was at Thomas Lake where she had a and spending time with her family and Fishing was anoth er wonderful recreation for She loved to have her grandchil dren around especially at Christ mas when she would surprise them with Santa coming to visit them on Christmas Eve at her You never saw her travel anywhere without her dogs by her She will be sadly missed by her family Glo ria Sam Bob Valer Bruce Larry Mar Gerry Sherrie Ray Penny Paul Ol Carey Barry She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 23 great She was prede ceased by her George in 1972 her Evelyn in 1983 and her Charles Chas in The ceremony to celebrate Joans life will be held at Memories 330 18th Street North on Wednes July 2002 at Jeanette Van Heyst will offici Interment will follow in the Brandon In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Asso Westman B 727 10th Manito R7A 4G6 or the Canadian Cancer Manitoba Pivi 193 Sherbrook R3C or to a charity of ones Arrangements are with Memo ries Chapel Preplanning Please rest in peace and may the angels be with ;