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Born: Nov 25, 1942

Date of Passing: Sep 04, 2019

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Poke Prins passed away on September 4, 2019, at the age of 76 years in Pinawa.
A Celebration of Life will be held on
Thursday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre.

204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

Publish Date: Sep 21, 2019

November 25, 1942 - September 4, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Poke Prins after a lengthy battle with cancer, a man thought by his family to be indestructible.
He leaves behind his partner of 44 years, Gisèle Marion, his children, Barbara Warren and Don Prins and Ed Marion and wife Elaine. He was predeceased by his siblings, Renée, Claire, Peter, Alice (Wayne) and Cecil. He will be missed by his surviving siblings, Verna Kancylarski, Rita Dillabough, John and Roy Prins.
Poke was born in Dokkum in the Netherlands and immigrated to Selkirk in the 1950s. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer, snowmobiler and enjoyed his years grooming the Lee River Snoriders trails. He had many talents and would tackle any project; he was a perfectionist at whatever he undertook. He was always available for advice whether you wanted it or not.
Our thanks go out to Dr. Bruneau and his angels at Pinawa CancerCare. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pinawa CancerCare.
Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

In the end, it's not the years in your life
that count, it's the life in your years!

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

Publish Date: Sep 7, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 07, 2019, Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss G ... Poke was an interesting man to know ... you and your family are in our thoughts, our deepest condolences Peter & Yvonne - Posted by: Yvonne & Peter Krahn (Friends) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathies go out to Gisele. The boys and I are so grateful we got to see you guys on your road trip. Uncle Poke was one of a kind. I can only smile when I think of him as he always made me laugh. He will be missed. xoxo Michelle & the boys (Brayden & Cameron) - Posted by: Michelle Palmer (Niece) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about Poke. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.Take care and be strong! - Posted by: Diane morris (Friend) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family Gisele. Poke has been a great friend and he will be missed by many. As you already know, Derek and I are here for you. June and Derek - Posted by: June and Derek Roy (close friends) on: Sep 08, 2019

  • Condolences to G. and family. Sorry for your loss. There were many great times in the snowmobile club. - Posted by: Rod and Isabel Delaine (friends) on: Sep 08, 2019

  • Gisèle I want to express my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your husband! Poke was a kind, friendly person! I enjoy visiting with him when he would come in to Mrs. Lucci’s! I hope your happy memories will help you through this sad time! - Posted by: Sylvia Smelski (Friend ) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • We are so grateful we were able to visit in July. Uncle Poke will be truly missed! - Posted by: Marnie Palmer and Mike Waisman (Niece ) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences Gisele. Poke (Folkert) was a great friend and co-worker of mine. As you know we worked together for 30 years and shared a lot of good times and fun together. I will never forget him and remember our shared friendship. Ed Novakowski - Posted by: Ed Novakowski (Friend and coworker) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Dear Gisèle, Ed & Elaine, We know that there is no words, or anyone else that can comprehend the great sadness that’s in your knew your husband, father & father-in-law completely...while others only knew part. Yet love and hope remain as bright as they have always been, a light of strength and courage shines as always, deep within. Though no one else can lift away the grief you are going through, our family wants to honour all that Poke meant to you all. Be gentle with yourselves and to give your hearts permission to grieve, to feel and remember. Strength will come again but for now..let your hearts and spirits heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. PS. Gisèle, Poke and Marcien are having lemon meringue pie. Love you all. - Posted by: Olga & Paul Desrochers (Friend/Family ) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies to my cousin Gisele on losing your husband Poke. Gisele, je suis le fils de ton Oncle Adrien Girouard et Matante Bibi Champagne. - Posted by: Richard Girouard - Montreal, Quebec (first cousin to Gisele (Robert) Marion) on: Sep 07, 2019

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