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MICHAEL GEORGE BAHRY (published on May 02, 2009)

MICHAEL GEORGE BAHRY It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike Bahry on April 27, 2009 at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Ashern, MB, at the age of 86 years. Dad was predeceased by his sister Mary Emerich and brother Billy Bahry. Dad leaves to mourn his loving wife Tena; only daughter Linda (Russ) Keeler; granddaughter Nicole (Barry) and great-grandchildren Leighton and Preston; grandson Sean (Whitney) and great-grandchildren Harli and Myla; sisters Rose Reichert, Jessie Cosgrove, Annie Sinkarsin and extended families. Dad was born November 24, 1922 to Nicholas and Stella in Meleb, MB on the family farm. Dad and the love of his life Tena (Yaskiew) married on October 13, 1949, and spent 59 wonderful years together. A few years later their only child Linda was born. Mom and dad resided in Gimli where dad worked at the Canadian Forces Base as a carpenter. After the base closed he worked in Shilo for a few years. In 1972 they moved to Winnipeg, MB and dad worked at Manitoba Housing and Renewal until his retirement. Mom and dad moved to Ashern in 2007, until his passing. During this time he spent many hours of enjoyment with his buddies wood crafting at the LIFE Program. He loved relaxing with mom and watched the Home and Garden channel on TV faithfully. Dad was a man of many talents. He was known for being a very meticulous and skilled carpenter. A few of his favourite pastimes were shopping, gardening, rug hooking, listening to Ukrainian music on his 8-track, and chatting with the neighbours. Dad spent many years loving and caring for his dogs Angie and Gizmo. Family and friends were always important to dad, and he touched so many lives through his selfless acts of kindness. I am blessed to have so many fond memories of dad especially in the last few years. Dad was a constant fixture in our home. He spent a lot of time rug hooking and helping out with household chores. As a family, we reminisced about all the good times shared with loved ones and I am forever grateful for these special moments spent with him. Dad will always be with us, as his love of laughter is a quality that has been passed on to future generations. Dad, you were loved by all and will be greatly missed. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009 at the St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Ave., Winnipeg MB, with Father Frank Szadiak officiating. Interment will be held at the Chapel Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Keeler, Peter Ostash, Jim Tokarz, Edwin Reichert, Kaz Zolinski, and Allan Kotelniski. A special thanks to Dr. Roets, the staff at Lakeshore General Hospital and the paramedics of the Ashern EMS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Living Independence for Elders (LIFE Program), PO Box 684, Ashen, MB ROC OEO or the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9. Arrangements by Arnason Funeral Home Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 or 1-866-323-3593

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