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Born: Aug 18, 1934

Date of Passing: Jul 07, 2019

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It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Charlain (Char) Vanderhyde at the Donwood Manor Personal Care Home on July 7, 2019. Char was surrounded by her loving husband of 63 years, Larry and her five children, son Todd Vanderhyde and his wife Alanna residing in Winnipeg, Teri Bristol residing in Virginia, Troy Vanderhyde residing in Texas, Tony Vanderhyde residing in Arizona and Tim Vanderhyde and his wife Sheila residing in Winnipeg. Char was also a proud grandmother to Ashley, Alex, Tyler, Cassidy, Brittany, Brianne, Dustin and Connor.
Char was born in Madison, Minnesota on August 18, 1934. She attended high school in Kenyon, Minnesota where Char and Larry fell in love. Char and Larry were married on March 31, 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois while Larry was serving in the U.S. Army. One day after their wedding, Larry was ordered to Korea for 16 months. Sixty three years of love and wonderful times followed.
Char was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters and is survived by her brother Larry McLagan residing in Owatonna ,Minnesota.
Char is fondly remembered for her love of her family and her many amazing abilities. Char was a fantastic cook, and skilled in many crafts including quilting, sewing, carving and painting. Char loved the outdoors and had many happy times camping and fishing with her family and husband Larry.
The family wishes to extend their most sincere thanks to the many dedicated staff at Donwood Manor Personnel Care Home where Char spent two years and four months being cared for on 2 North.
Char, nothing can express the sadness of your husband Larry and your five wonderful and loving children. We love you Char and will be with you soon.
A celebration of Char's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy.
Donations can be made in Char's name to the Donwood Manor Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I feel terribly sad to hear about the tremendous loss that you have all suffered. I truly have no words to describe this loss. What I do have are very sweet memories of our time spent fishing and camping. Dinners around the table eating Char’s phenomenal cooking. Warmth and love and laughter with Larry and Char, and their beautiful family. I am so very sad today. - Posted by: June Garber Doherty (Friend) on: Jul 12, 2019

  • Larry, as I look over the fence at your family around the BBQ I think of the many times you and Char shared the evening meal in your beautiful yard. Many happy memories. God Bless - Posted by: Christine & Laurence Bertram (Neigbours) on: Jul 11, 2019

  • Todd, Alanna and Tyler...Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. So sorry for your loss. Keith and Mona❤️ - Posted by: Mona and Keith (Friends) on: Jul 11, 2019

  • Dear Tim and Sheila, Thinking of you and family. Our condolences - Posted by: The Luhowys (Friends and Neighnors ) on: Jul 11, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about your Mom. Our condolences. ❤️ - Posted by: Pat and Doug (Friends) on: Jul 10, 2019

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