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Born: Nov 25, 1960

Date of Passing: Jun 02, 2020

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November 25, 1960 - June 2, 2020

I was born to Harry Floyd Swanson and Viola Eleanor Swanson in Winnipeg. Two brothers soon followed with Blair and Randy.
Younger life was spent on the road most of the time. Whether it was basic hockey or baseball events or our yearly summer vacation to Banff, Jasper or whatever else. Weekends were also spent travelling to my Mom's family farm at Geysir, near Arborg.
In 1972 we moved to Stonewall and that's where I fell in love with athletics. From hardball to fastball to soccer to cross-country racing to track and field to broomball, but, my first love was always hockey. We had a lot of success in those days and that kind of helped.
In 1976, I left for the west to pursue my hockey dreams. After stops in Brandon, British Columbia, Alberta, I returned home after accumulating a number of great friends and contacts that were invaluable to me throughout my life.
In 1988, I met the love of my life, Penny. She was and is a dream. She gives of herself so tirelessly, I sometimes wonder if she's going to pass out. Penny has completed my life and given me two perfect kids as well. Eric Raymond and Neely Brit are getting ready to graduate in their respective areas and I could not be prouder. Like I said you are both perfect.
My years of work at MTS were very gratifying. They allowed me to progress in my job while still playing hockey. I finally retired after 34 years of service.
No regrets, no grudges and no ill will to anyone. Hey Penny, WE DID GREAT!! Thanks everyone for the ride!
There will be a private family function.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 06, 2020

Condolences & Memories (33 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the Swanson family. I knew Duane and worked with him at MTS for many years. Great guy to work with and a great guy to be friends with. He spoke with love about his kids and his wife and how proud he was of you all. You will be missed Dwayne. RIP - Posted by: Todd Chapel (friend/co-worker) on: Jun 22, 2020

  • Oh Penny. My heart breaks for you, Neely and Eric. I can only imagine the pain you are going through. ❤️ - Posted by: Bob and Ali Schkawritka (Friend) on: Jun 11, 2020

  • Sorry to hear about Dwayne. I worked with him for several years at HCS. He was always ready to lend a hand if we had a telephone issue. A good man to have on your team. - Posted by: David Robertson (friend and co worker) on: Jun 10, 2020

  • Hello Penny So sorry to hear Dwayne passed away. Our thoughts have been with you many times in the last week. Memories are a wonderful thing and can make a tragic circumstance seem a little better. Try to remember the good times and the many things the two of you have accomplished over the years. Our Condolences to yourself, Neely and Eric. Take care. Trev & Archeena - Posted by: Archeena Evelyn Hogg (friend) on: Jun 10, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. I first met him in 1984, when I joined the Stonewall Flyers hockey team, and Dwayne was one of the first to make me feel welcome. In later years we coached ball against each other, always competitive yet enjoyable, and I had the privilege of coaching Eric in both the U of W Wesmen and Winnipeg South Junior programs. My deepest sympathies to Penny, Eric and Neely. - Posted by: Morgan de Oena (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • My condolences to the entire Swanson and extended family on Dwayne's passing. I worked with Dwayne out of the Edison Work Center in the late 90s. What a crew we had back then. It has been a long time since I have seen him but by the sounds of it he was a good man. I send my condolences and some strength to get thru your sorrow. Calvin Yanchycki - Posted by: Calvin Yanchycki (Past coworker at MTS) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • Coming from Riverton and living in the Stonewall area I have known the Swanson family for many years. There are not enough words to say how sorry I am to read of Dwayne‘s passing..keep all those wonderful moments that you shared close in your heart. Fondest love and God Bless - Posted by: Jane Bell (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to you Penny and your family. Dwayne was a great man. His loss will be felt by many. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Take care. - Posted by: Rae-Anne Lychak (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • My condolences to the family! I worked along side of Dwayne here at the HSC, What a great funny guy! Was shocked to hear he passed away as I just talked to him a little bit ago. He was very proud of his family. Spoke of them often. RIP buddy!!!! - Posted by: len Derbowka (friend/co-worker) on: Jun 08, 2020

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers. Wendy, Elvin, and family - Posted by: Elvin and Wendy (Friend ) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to the Swanson family. I was a dispatcher for MTS and spoke with Dwayne daily. He was always kind, friendly and very interesting to chat with. We had many conversations from hockey to our families. You will be missed❣ Hugs to the family❣ - Posted by: Jo Lough (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Penny and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dwayne’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Suzanne Calder (Wheddon) (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Penny, Eric, Neely, and family I am speechless, we are all so sorry for your loss. Dwayne was An amazing man that gave so much to all of the kids he touched. Thank you Penny for allowing all of us to have a piece of him. Those hockey trips are the most memorable times for all of us hugs to you all. Joe, Terena, Keenan, and Corbin Pasternak - Posted by: Terena Joey and family (Friend ) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Thanks coach for your guidance, words of advice and ass riding over the years! Sincerest condolences to Penny, Eric and Neely. - Posted by: Horace & Heather Hogue (Friends& sport parents) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Penny and family, I am sorry you are grieving the loss of your husband and father. I passed Dwayne many times riding his bike on 236! He always seemed to be out there. Take care of each other during this difficult time. 🤗💕 - Posted by: Cheryl Dodd (Knew through Community ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your loss, he was always a fierce competitor. He will be missed - Posted by: Dan Jensen (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • My condolences to Dwayne's family. May you rest in peace Dwayne. - Posted by: Joanne Phillips-Mcintyre (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Our hearts are saddened to hear of this great loss, but wanted to share what an impact Dwayne had on our family. The kindness and care that he showed our family through years of coaching our kids will not be forgotten. Thank you for giving of your time and energy always. And Penny, Eric & Neely, and the rest of your families, our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Darla Davies (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Penny, Neely, Eric, our hearts go out to you all. We have fond memories of Dwayne and his time spent coaching the girls hockey team. He was such a positive influence to Nadia. His memory will live on. Our deepest condolences. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Chris and Kerris Ritchie (Friends) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss Penny. Sending you and the kids hugs and prayers. Take care. Tina McMahon - Posted by: Tina Gledhill (Family friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of this terrible news! Dwayne's life was much too short! He was a lovely man, father and husband! All of your lives have changed overnight! Lean on your friends and family at this time you will need them more than ever. 💔💖💖💖 - Posted by: Tannis Thomson (Friend ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Dwayne’s family and friends. I will never forget the way Dwayne believed in his players and the life lessons he taught us. - Posted by: Derek Mathez (Coach) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Penny, sending you our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Judy and Francis McGuirk (Acquaintances) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Sending my deepest sympathies your way will be in my thoughts ...I love the obituary from Dwayne’s heart...he said it his way! - Posted by: Diane Broadfoot (Working partner and friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Dear Penny, Eric and Neely, I am so sorry for your loss. Dwayne was always a lot of fun to be around and he will be missed. I was feeling fortunate to finally get to play on the same team with him on the Ol'Flyers - it was a lot better than playing against him because he was so hard to stop. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. - Posted by: Darren (friend ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Kellie and I are so sorry to hear of your family's loss. We cherish and value Dwayne's dedication to coaching and encouraging the girls on both hockey and baseball teams we were fortunate to be a part of! Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Meechelle and Kellie Verwey (Coach and friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. - Posted by: Charla Harmsen (Woods) (Family Friend ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Penny and family, I'm sorry to hear about Dwayne. Thinking about you guys at this difficult time. Take care, shannon isbister. - Posted by: Shannon marginet (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • My condolences to the Swanson family. I have fond memories of the fun times had playing fastball, hockey and golf with Dwayne during my time in Stonewall. - Posted by: Jeff Chubaty (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I am speechless! Such a loss! Heartfelt condolences to all family! Much love to all! Rest well Dwayne! - Posted by: Doug Fright (Family Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Duane was a great guy and he will be missed. We worked together at MTS and I have many great memories of him. My sincere condolences to his immediate and extended families. RIP buddy. - Posted by: Garth Lancaster (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Penny & family.I am sorry to hear of your loss. I was a friend of Viola's since childhood so have kept kind thoughts about her family though from a distance. God bless. - Posted by: Kris Laxdal (family friend) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of this loss, deepest condolences, you are in my prayers. - Posted by: marnie major (adamcewicz) (cousin ) on: Jun 06, 2020

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