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Born: Mar 26, 1927

Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2013

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PHILLIP SCHWARZ The Schwarz family announces the unexpected passing of Phillip (Phil) Schwarz of Birtle, MB on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Phil was born March 26, 1927 in Kherson, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with his parents George and Katharina (Keller) Schwarz in 1929. Phil grew up farming in Glenlea, MB moving to Birtle, MB in 1975, where he has lived and farmed since. Phil was deeply involved with his church and politics and had many friends in the local communities and beyond. Phil is survived by his wife Linda Schwarz of Birtle, MB, children: George Schwarz of Calgary, AB, Simon (Yoshie) Schwarz of Kyoto, Japan, Lillie Schwarz (John Moxin) of Carbon, AB, Dan (Rosemarie) Schwarz of Winnipeg, MB, Dave (Heather) Schwarz of Calgary, AB, five grandchildren Logan, Ezry, Matthew, Madeline and Amalie. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Kaupp of Springview, Nebraska, and Rita Wiens of Kelowna, BC. Phil was predeceased by his parents, son Dennis and sister Elizabeth Langstaff. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Calvary Gospel Church, Elphinstone, MB with Rev. Vern Kratz officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to Bri-Ma-Del Bible Camp, c/o Eleanor Snyder, 646 Keith Cres., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5P9. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae's Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements. (204) 759-2160

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2013

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • As a young city kid growing up in Winnipeg, I did not know much about farming. Having the chance to visit Linda & Phil's was a learning experience for me. I remember learning a thing or two about all that equipment! Phil seemed to us to be a serious man focused on family, farming and politics. You had to be prepared for an intelligent conversation with him if you got into one! :) I do remember his laugh and sense of humour. Brenda and I were fortunate to have had a visit from Linda and Phil at our home in Calgary this past summer with Lily and John. My memory of Phil remains the same as it was this past summer. Solid and strong. Rest well Phil. - Posted by: Gerry Barker (Brother-in-law) on: Nov 16, 2013

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