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|BERNARDUS VAN LEEUWEN Obituary |
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BERNARDUS VAN LEEUWEN
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 21, 2014
Guest Book(3 entries)
My longtime friend, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Remember, you were a wonderful daughter.
He was truly as fine a gentleman as you could ever meet. As a neighbour, he made me chuckle frequently with his quick wit and mischievous smile. A warm hearted man who loved his very close knit large family. He will leave behind many wonderful memories to speak of in his name. He will be missed. Blessings.
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