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Born: Nov 07, 1918

Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2007

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ARTHUR A. TRAPP November 7, 1918 August 2, 2007 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Arthur A. Trapp at the Health Sciences Centre. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Juliana (Judy) (nee Freund); daughter Lyla McLean (Eric Okolita); grandchildren; Daniel McLean, Crystal Okolita (Mike Walker), Shane Okolita; great-grandchildren Anika and Grace Walker; sister Evelyn Nault. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Margaret Bruchanski and Eleanor Bauschke. Archie was born to Albert F. and Charlotte (nee Arnhold) Trapp in Brokenhead, Manitoba. He was known by many and was involved in numerous ventures: farming, timber operations and auctioneering. He served as the Reeve of the Brokenhead Municipality, was MLA for the Lac du Bonnet constituency and sat on the first Liquor Control Commission Board of Manitoba. He later was employed as a Community Development Officer for the Department of Indian Affairs in Pukatawagan, Grand Rapids and was Manager of the Thompson Office. After retirement Archie fulfilled a life-long dream of owning and operating the Cochrane River Fishing Lodge in Northern Manitoba. Later he volunteered with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) and provided his knowledge to many Reserves to assist in forming programs, providing feasibility reports on native-run operations (i.e. fishing lodges, tourism, sawmills, wild rice harvesting, etc.) Because of his background in timber operations, he became involved in a Sustainable Forest Management Committee. He was a lifetime member of the Manitoba Liberal Party and remained active to the end. Dad loved nature, was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and berry picking with his family and friends. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 8, at 11:00 a.m. at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 6088 Highway 9A, Selkirk, MB. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, The Kidney Foundation of Canada (Manitoba Branch), or The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Interment at St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery in Greenwald MB, (Highway #12 North of Beausejour). Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 07, 2007

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