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WALTER FORBES (published on April 17, 2006)

WALTER FORBES It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Walter Forbes at the age of 95. He died peacefully at Grace General Hospital after a brief illness on April 12, 2006 with his family by his side. He leaves to mourn his loss three grandchildren Scott (Michele) Forbes of Sudbury, ON, Tannis (Tim) Swords of Ottawa and Terry (Kristin) Forbes of Ottawa. Also great grandchildren Bryan, Joshua, Zachary, Benton, Jaden, Carter and Hunter. He leaves nephews Bruce (Marlene) Forbes of Oak Bluff and Ron Forbes of Winnipeg as well as numerous other nieces and nephews spread all across the Western Provinces. He was predeceased by his first wife Isabella in 1976, his only son, Brian in 1985 and his second wife Robina in 2004 Walter was the last of ten children born to Robert and Mary Ann Forbes, pioneers in the Oak Bluff District. Walter was an easy-going quiet gentle man who will be long remembered for his story telling, especially of his adventures riding the rails during the 30's going from farm to farm working as a hired hand. Farming was his life and he remembered what the crop was like in any given year. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He bought his farm in 1939 and stayed there until 1975 when he retired to live in Winnipeg. In 1987 he returned to Oak Bluff where he resided until 2000 when he moved to the Sanford Manor where he was given excellent care by the home care workers. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or a charity of choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY 1291 MCGILLIVRAY BLVD (BETWEEN PEMBINA WAVERLEY) 925-1120 PLEASE BRING A TIN FOR THE BIN HELP US SUPPORT WINNIPEG HARVEST

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