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Born: Oct 26, 1912

Date of Passing: Jan 26, 2000

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MICHAEL B. DEREN It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Michael Deren on January 26, 2000 at the Middlechurch Care Home, West St. Paul, MB. Michael was born on October 26, 1912 in Skylake, MB. He was married in 1936 to Pauline Markevich and they made their home in Silver, MB. He is survived by his children, Diane and husband Larry Ozuk of Winnipeg, Robert and wife Darlene of Arborg, Virginia and her husband Roy Zelinsky of Winnipeg, Richard of Calgary and Leonard and wife Sonia of Winnipeg. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren, Shannon (Hector), Brennon (Kelly), Lorne (Jacquie), Melinda (John), Renay (Andrew), Laura (Glen), Sheila (Dave), Trena (Sean), Leah and Troy. He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose Rudney and Anne Konefal, brothers, Frank and John Deren and his stepbrother Philip Bodnar. Mike will always be remembered for his generosity and kindness. He has been well known as an auctioneer and implement dealer for over 50 years in the Interlake area. Mike served as an elder in the local congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses in Arborg for over 50 years. During his lifetime his main purpose was sharing the scriptures hope, the Creators promise in Rev. 21:4 And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more neither will be mourning or outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away. At Michaels request a family memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Selkirk, Lot 12, Hawthorne Place off of Calder Rd., south of Selkirk on Hwy. No. 9 on Sunday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Tom Didur officiating. The Deren family would like to thank all the staff of the Middlechurch Care Home for their loving care given to our Dad where he resided for the last six years, especially B-1 Unit for all their compassion and love. Also a special thank you to Aunty Therese for her many visits and kindness shown to our Dad, taking him for walks and playing the piano for him. Also a special thanks to Gilbarts for their help and thoughtfulness in helping with the arrangements. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk, in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 29, 2000

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