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Date of Passing: Nov 24, 2000

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CHARLES HAROLD SCRYMGEOUR Charlie Scrymgeour, dearly beloved husband of Valdine for 60 years, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2000, at Calvary Place at the age of 86. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Lyle (Sandra) of Winnipeg and Stephen of Calgary; daughters, Valdine (Siegfreid) Hernes of Norway and Marion (Lorne) Kelly of Calgary as well as the joy in his life, his grandchildren, Signe (Harold), Kristian (Ingvild), Andrea, Michelle, Christopher and Shaun and great-grandchildren, Alina, Malin, Vilde and Ida. He is survived by his brothers, Douglas, Norman and Jack. Charlie started his working career with Canadian Consolidated Grain Co. From there he moved to Manitoba Pool Elevators where he held the position of Personnel Manager. Charlie was a founding member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church where he was active on various committees. He volunteered for the CNIB for many years and in recent years was secretary and served on the Board of Betelstadur for ten years. Charlie was involved in the sport of curling in a variety of capacitates. He was an avid curler, learning the game from his father, at the age of 16. In 1942 he played second on Ken Watsons rink from Strathcona and won the Macdonald Brier in Quebec City. He curled with Ken until 1946, winning many more provincial titles and trophies. Charles was also a member of the St. Johns, Thistle and Deer Lodge Curling Clubs. He was a key member of the Junior and Ice and Draw committees for the Manitoba Curling Association, and was drawmaster and a director of the Manitoba Schools Bonspiel for nearly 40 years. At the national level, Charlie was the secretary of the Canadian Schoolboy Championship and the secretary of the Dominion Curling Association (predecessor to the CCA) for 25 years. His longtime service to curling was recognized by election to the Governor Generals Curling Club, and Honorary Life Memberships in the Manitoba Curling Association, the Deer Lodge Curling Club and the Province of Quebec Curlers Association. Charlie was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame on May 5, 1996 as a curler - builder. His contributions were summarized with the following quote: "Many competitive curlers have "put something back into sport," but few have made a comparable contribution to that of Charlie Scrymgeour." A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 99 Turner Ave., with the Reverend Roger Olson officiating. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the staff at Calvary Place for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Place Personal Care Home, 1325 Erin St., Winnipeg, Man., R3E 3R6. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 26, 2000

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