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VELMA JEAN PORTERFIELD (published on February 28, 2009)

VELMA JEAN PORTERFIELD (nee SMITH) Peacefully on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Velma Porterfield, wife of the late John A. (Jack) Porterfield, passed away in the Portage District General Hospital in Portage la Prairie, at the age of 83 years. Velma is survived by her son Bob, daughters Jo-Ann and Nancy (Albert) Fehr, four grandchildren, sisters Nina Bolton and Kay Painting and their families. At Velma's request there will not be a funeral service. A private family interment will take place later. Friends are invited to a remembrance tea at Rotary Park Dining room on Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Velma to Fort le Reine Museum Pioneer Village, Box 744, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C2 or to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, c/o Catherine Newham Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1A7 or to a charity of your choice. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 857-4021

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