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MELVIN CHARLES SCHWARK (published on August 15, 2009)

MELVIN CHARLES SCHWARK October 7, 1949 - August 13, 2009 Peacefully on Thursday, August 13, 2009, Mel Schwark passed away at his residence in Winnipeg, MB, at the age of 59. Mel will be dearly missed by his mother Florence Schwark, his brothers Rick Schwark and Brian Schwark, his sisters Janet (Ross) Forrest and Karen (Ernie) Zirk. He will also be dearly missed by his nieces Jennifer Forrest and Shirley (Tyler) Plantz and his nephews Michael Schwark and Christopher Forrest. Mel was predeceased by his dad Charlie Schwark in 2002 and his brother Don in 1994. Mel was born on October 7, 1949 in Winnipeg, MB. He attended school in St. Charles, Winnipeg and then later in Thalberg and Beausejour. Mel worked in Winnipeg at Pioneer Electric for many years and then decided to take up farming in Thalberg. He farmed for about 20 years and also helped his dad on the farm. Mel was a good natured guy and enjoyed other people's company. Mel retired from farming and resided in Winnipeg until his passing. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour with Pastor Jeff Kilmartin officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Beausejour Town Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends and family so desire, donations in Mel's memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or to a charity of one's choice. SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

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