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Born: Nov 22, 1913

Date of Passing: Jun 26, 2004

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M. SHERMAN CLARK M. Sherman Clark, well respected Grandview and area resident passed away on Saturday evening, June 26, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Sherman was predeceased by his beloved wife Maisie Hall (Brown) on July 20, 1998. Sherman was past Reeve and Councillor of the Rural Municipality of Grandview for a number of years. Sherman and Maisie operated an Illustration Farm Station in conjunction with the Federal Department of Agriculture for over 17 years. The station was utilized in testing different crop varieties under varying conditions. His community involvement and interests were varied - a past director of the United Grain Growers, a past member of the Oddfellows Lodge, a school trustee, past member of the Grandview Hospital Board and the Dauphin Health Group, a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, a past member of the Grandview-Gilbert Plains Fair Board, a past member of the Civil Defense Group and the Grandview-Gilbert Plains Weed Control Board, a member of the Gilbert Plains Golf and Country Club, a past member of the Grandview Curling Club. Born on November 22, 1913, to Marret Clark and Mary Jane Leitch (Tenbrooke) in the Mountain Gap District of Grandview. All his life was spent in Grandview and area with the exception of an earlier period when the Clark Family relocated to Mercedes, TX, U.S.A. Sherman and Maisie were united in marriage on November 16, 1936 at St. Pauls Anglican Church in Dauphin, MB. Their union was blessed with two children. In 1996, they celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Sherman and Maisie farmed for close to 40 years in the Duck Mountain District of Grandview. Besides his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by his son-in-law George A. Cox; a brother Melvin; a sister-in-law Marjorie McLean; five brothers-in-law, Bob Boughen, Glen McLean, Bert Topham, Woodrow Storey and Ron Hall. Sherman is survived by his daughter Sheila B. Cox of Selkirk, MB and his son Grant Clark of Calgary, AB; his grandson Greg (Denise) Cox of Winnipeg; his granddaughter Pam (Brent) Wall of Clandeboye; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Andrew Cox of Winnipeg; three sisters, Ada Boughen of Dauphin, Ida Storey of Grandview and Ena and her husband Sam Leskiw of Brandon; three sisters-in-law, Marie Clark and Thora Topham of Grandview and Frances Hall of Kelowna, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a large number of cousins throughout North America. An Anglican funeral service will be held on Friday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the Grandview United Church. Rev. Paul Crossland and Rev. Ann Crossland will officiate and interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the service. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Service have care of the arrangements phone (204) 638-4110

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 30, 2004

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