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Born: Nov 19, 1935

Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2014

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EARL DETTRICH Earl Dettrich, age 78 years, of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Assiniboine Centre with daughters Sandy and Tammy and friend Audrey Hanlon at his side. Earl was born on November 19, 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario and married Marianne Gower in October 1956. Earl proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces from January 1954 until April 1992 with the Royal Horse Artillery and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3. A creative handyman, Earl enjoyed travel, good card games like whist, poker and crib and his dogs, Jo-Jo, Leroy and Patch. He spent a great deal of time at the family cottage in Grand Marais, Manitoba. He lived his last two and a half years at Riverheights Terrace where he was the "go to" guy for those in need of help. Earl took pleasure in helping the kitchen staff daily, as well as taking care of the flowers and bird baths. He loved to give others a "hard time" with his unique sense of humour and always insisted on having the final word. Earl was predeceased by his wife Marianne in 2005, mother Irene Campbell, father Harry Dettrich, brother Robert Dettrich and sister Helen Petrie. He is survived by his daughters Sandy (Lachlan) Macfadden, Tammy Dettrich (Tim Huska), grandsons Ewan, Hadyn, and AJ Benson and brother George (Joan) Dettrich. Donations in memory of Earl can be made to the Helping Hands Centre, 111 7th Street, Brandon MB R7A 3S5. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, 1-204-727-0330.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 14, 2014

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Sorry to hear about Earl's death. My sympathy goes out to his family. I met Earl at crib in Grand Marais. He was a very nice gentleman. Always enjoyed his company. - Posted by: Penny Patzer (Fellow crib player.) on: Jun 15, 2014

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