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Menno Harder

September 27, 1937 — March 16, 2024

September 27, 1937 ~ March 16, 2024

On the morning of March 16, Menno passed away peacefully at East Gate Personal Care Home.  He will now join his parents, Henry and Kay; sister Lorna and brothers-in-law Ian, Larry and Earle. 

Left to cherish his memory are siblings Edna, Audrey (Dennis), Allen (Shirley), Larry (Pat), Gladys (Johnny), sister-in-law Chris, brother-in-law Albert and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Menno will be missed by his wife, Ruth, of 63 years; sons Gerry (Lorelei), Kelvin (Betty), Bryan (Karen); grandchildren Mike (Leslie), Stacey (Tommy), Alyssa (Ross), Matthew, Danielle, Logan, Miranda and Bryson; great-grandchildren Nic, Ryder, Alisson, Amelia, Jesi and Lily.

Menno retired in 1993 from the Department of Highways after 37 years.  He always enjoyed working with a grader for Rodney Cook at R.M. of Springfield, Chabet Enterprise, R.M. of Brokenhead, Green Oak Gravel and last grader job with cousins Jack and Ernie of JKW Construction.  He then tried his skills at farm work with Patrick and Richard Lachance, where he enjoyed a different challenge.

Menno was very proud of his sons and grandchildren playing many sports.  He tried not to miss a game if possible.  He was a loyal volunteer grooming snowmobile trails for Springfield Pathfinders and Mooswa Club.  He rode many, many miles on these trails and others through Manitoba and parts of the U.S.  In summer he could be seen on his motorcycle also traveling many miles.  When time allowed, he helped flood the ice at C.P.T. Centre for the upcoming snowmobile races. 

In June 2020, he suffered a stroke which eliminated most of his activities.  He could then be seen riding here and there on his scooter.  In spring 2022, after a month in hospital, he went to Whitemouth Personal Care Home which became his new home for 8 months.  In December 2022 he returned to Beausejour and resided at East Gate Personal Care Home.  Our family extends a very “Special Thank You” to all the staff and doctors at both of these locations for their kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Beausejour Hospital T.V. Fund, Box 1614, Beausejour, MB, R0E 0C0.

Menno’s Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 300 Veterans Lane, Beausejour, MB.

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