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PAUL KARL BARCHET (published on October 28, 2010)

PAUL KARL BARCHET November 22, 1924 - October 25, 2010 Our family is saddened to announce the passing of our Dad, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, early Monday morning. He was predeceased by his wife Else, his brothers and parents. He is survived by his four children, Rosemarie Barchet of Victoria, Carmen R. Barchet (Larry Desrochers), Paul M. Barchet (Jacinta) and Marianne E. Barchet; grand-children, Mark, Christina, Tim, Lyra, David, Stefan; and great-grandchild Tracy. Dad was born in Russia, enduring many hardships including illness and political strife. After living in Ukraine and Germany (where he met his future wife), he ultimately came to Canada on The Beaver Brae, sponsored by his uncle, and worked on the farm in Morden. In 1951, Dad and Mom were married at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, where they remained members until transferring to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. They celebrated 51 years together, till Mom died in 2002. For Dad, losing Mom was the worst thing that he could imagine happening to him and until he died, he never recuperated from his broken heart. Dad was a longtime resident of the Wolseley area, owning and operating Barchet's Grocery until 1986 and residing at his beloved riverfront home on Palmerston until moving to Deer Lodge Centre in 2008. It would be impossible to count how many were touched by Dad's outgoing personality through the store, whether as employee, customer, sales rep, or even a stray dog. And at what other grocery store would you hear Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC? He enjoyed creating deli type dishes behind the butcher counter, racing pigeons, loved animals -especially horses and dogs, and loved German literature and music. Dad had a very strong sense of honour and doing what was right. He was an incredibly hard worker and fiercely independent. As his illness progressed, becoming frail and losing that independence was very difficult for him. Both the staff at Deer Lodge (Lodge 4 East) and the amazing volunteers there, did so much to brighten his days with many small kindnesses. Thank you to you all, and to the visitors from church and the neighbourhood who took the time to pop in and say hello and chat with Dad. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice. We remember Dad's life on Friday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 65 Walnut St., with interment at Brookside Cemetery. NEIL BARDAL INC. FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200

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