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Born: Aug 26, 1968

Date of Passing: Mar 23, 2019

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CHRISTOPHER LEE MARKWART August 26, 1968 - March 23, 2019 Peacefully at the Portage District General Hospital, Portage la Prairie, MB on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Chris passed away at the age of 50. Chris is predeceased by his parents, Norman Markwart and Margaret Markwart (Holloway). He is survived by his son Joseph; siblings, Robin, Donna and Jason; stepmother Beverley; and stepsisters, Sandra and Heather. Chris was raised on the family farm in the Camper/Ashern area where he learned the value of a hard day's work and acquired many good skills. As a youth, Chris enjoyed curling, 4-H, hunting, fishing, sports and having all sorts of adventures with his many friends. He attended the University of Manitoba, worked for Cargill and Maple Leaf and lived in Winnipeg, Niverville, and finally Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie where he bravely battled multiple sclerosis. He would tell you his happiest times in life would be when spending time with his son Joe. His family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Lions Prairie Manor for the exceptional care given to Chris. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Ashern Legion Hall, Ashern, MB with Dawn Tober officiating. Service will conclude at the hall with a lunch to follow. An interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Manitoba Division, 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • We got to know Chris years ago when we started going to the MS luncheons. My husband Barry had MS. Those 2 men would look across the room at each other with a twinkle in their eyes and laugh. My husband clicked with Chris and it was a lasting friendship. They only saw each other once a month but it was the same twinkle. Barry passed away 2 years ago but I'm guessing the friendship has started up again. I can only imagine whats happening up in heaven. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful young man. Gladys Green - Posted by: Gladys Green of Portage (friend) on: Apr 02, 2019

  • I didnt know Chris very long but in the short time I knew him he truly was a joy to be around. He was so easy going and laid back. He was always so positive despite his ailments and I will always remember that. Rest in peace Chris. - Posted by: Kerynda (Care giver) on: Apr 02, 2019

  • One of the smartest, funniest and most laid back guys I ever knew. Decades and miles between us, but I counted him as my friend and thought of him often over the years. - Posted by: Larry Koch (Friend) on: Apr 01, 2019

  • Chris was a friend, good person and great father to Joe. My condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed. - Posted by: Brad Dyck (Friend) on: Mar 29, 2019

  • Chris was a good friend of our kids and our families spent many good times together.Was happy we were able to be part of his wedding and was happy to watch him enjoy his son Joe. Chris left his earth family too soon but will reunite with his parents and his good friend Tim in heaven.RIP Chris.Thinking of you Robin,Donna,Jason and Joe and Bev and her daughters.Sorry we won't be at the celebration of life service but everyone will be in our thoughts. - Posted by: Williamson Larry and Karen (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2019

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