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Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada

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Johannes Pieter Terwin

Sadly, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Johannes Pieter Terwin passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side after losing his courageous battle with cancer.

Pieter is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marlene, sons Leigh (Cindy), Bryan (Sandi) and Jason.  Grandchildren Hunter, Ryan, Megan (Reuben), Jessica, and Nicole.  Brothers John (Georgina), Gerry (Donna), Sisters Belle, Cora and Jeanie as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother Ethel, father Johannes and sister Betty.

Pieter was born in Winnipeg on November 1, 1940 and grew up in Birds Hill, Manitoba.  Pieter and Marlene moved to Carman in 1965 to manage a mink ranch situated where they reside today.  When the mink ranch closed in 1977, Pieter went to work for Cargill Grain retiring in 2003.

Pieter raised Canada Geese and was known as Carman’s Goose Man.  Most Canada Geese flying in the Pembina Valley region are originally from his flock.  An article about Carman’s Goose Man was published in the Winnipeg Free Press and also the Pembina Valley Booster, the local paper at that time.  He also raised purebred Limousin cattle that topped the market at sale and kept him busy until the cancer took his hobby away from him.  In his younger years, he was also kept busy coaching hockey and baseball and umpiring many games of baseball.  He also looked forward to hunting season with his sons to go and look for the “big” one and was delighted last year when his youngest grandson went out with them.  He took great pride in his yard and garden, always having lots of produce to give away.  Pieter was usually seen cutting his grass wearing his famous green hard hat.

Pieter took great pride in all his sons’ accomplishments very rarely missing their hockey or baseball games.  He made sure he always kept in touch by a phone call whenever anyone was away.  He really enjoyed going for a truck ride with his boys looking for wildlife.  Pieter enjoyed his grandchildren and in his eyes they could do no wrong.  There was no such thing as “small” when it came to ice cream.  No was not in his vocabulary.  Even when in pain, he had a smile, a tease, and had time to play a game or two never showing his discomfort. 

Our memories will be with us always especially when we see the geese flying.  Be free Dad.  We will miss you terribly.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Our thanks go out to Dr. G. Clayden and his staff and also to Doyle’s Funeral Home.

A come and go public reception will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Active Living Centre in Carman, Manitoba.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  (www.doylesfuneralchapel.com)

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