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Born: Dec 27, 1928

Date of Passing: Sep 20, 2012

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MERVIN STEPHEN KASPRICK Mervin Stephen Kasprick of Neepawa, Manitoba passed away October 1, 2012 at Extendicare Tuxedo Villa at the age of 83 years. A stroke September 20, 2012 was Merv's toughest field plowed and was his last. Mervin was born December 27, 1928 in Birnie, Manitoba to Louis and Lillian (nee Nickart) Kasprick. He attended Glenholm School until the age of 12, when he was put to work doing a man's job! The plowing began. He married Ann Goertzen July 20, 1963 in Neepawa, Manitoba. They began their life together, three miles south down the Carberry Road, one mile east, one mile north, turn left up the lane. Mervin was a proud, hardworking farmer. From the acres of wheat, barley and canola, to the pigs, chickens and cattle, farming was his life. From early morning till threw out the night, the duties always called. At times it meant making a nest for his baby girl in the combine because Ann was on night shift at the hospital. A sign of true love and devotion. Camping trips were always enjoyed by the family, of course at Lake Irwin, so Mervin could enjoy time with his family and do the chores. He loved music and bowling too. Mervin loved to dance with his sweetheart Ann and bowl a mean game of 5 pin! They enjoyed life on the farm and raised three daughters, Peggy-Anne, Shauna and Charlene. A family farm unit is what it was but the benefits were great. He ran the farm until his retirement in 1989. Many good times and memorable stories will be told. Mervin resided in Neepawa on 5th Street after his retirement. In 2006 he moved to Extendicare Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg. He enjoyed his residence at the Villa. Music therapy was very much enjoyed by him. When asked what he would like to hear, Walk the Line and Ring of Fire by Jonny Cash were requested. Hey Good Looking by Hank Williams was also a favourite. He always wanted the tempo, nice and easy! Visiting with discussions of the farm and stories of days gone by are how Mervin will be remembered. His witty humour and one line jokes will continue to echo thru the halls of the Villa. How are you today Mervin? 60/40 and Shake the hand that shook the world were to name but a few. Mervin was predeceased by his wife Ann Goertzen and siblings, Alfred, Leonard, Mark and Ruth. Surviving siblings are Evelyn and Dorothy. Surviving family, Peggy-Anne and Mark Klymkiw, children, Joseph, Natasha, and Alycia. Shauna and Kevin Link, children, Brandon and Justin. Charlene Jensen, children, Mason, Reece, Carson and Chace and son-in-law Tracy Jensen. The family remembered Mervin with a service on October 4, 2012 at White's Funeral home in Neepawa with a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery. Mervin was laid to rest by pallbearers, Mark Klymkiw, Kevin Link, Tracy Jensen, Joseph Klymkiw, Ed Goertzen and Brandon Link. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation. Thank you to the staff at Extendicare Tuxedo Villa for caring and enjoying the life of Mervin Stephen Kasprick. Shake the hand that shook the world White's Funeral Home Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements 204-476-2848

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 11, 2012

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