PHONE: 204.745.2045 | [email protected]
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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Walter Schween

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Walter Schween, who passed away on March 5, 2011 at the age of 82 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre in Winkler, MB after a courageous battle with cancer.

Walter is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Janet Irene Schween (nee Hempel) of Elm Creek, MB, his sister Lillian (Jack) McKay of Carman, MB, nieces and nephews, as well as his sister-in-law Greauin Parkinson, brothers-in-law Paul Hempel, Raymond Hempel, all of Elm Creek, MB, Morrice (Sylvia) Hempel of Swan River, MB, and Alan Parkinson of Elm Creek, MB.

Walter was born in Winnipeg, MB on April 15, 1928.  After finishing his education he went to work for CPR around Elm Creek, MB.  He then went to work for his brother-in-law Jack McKay as a barber in Carman, MB.  He lowered many ears during his career as a barber and managed to keep his fingers intact.  Walter decided to try his hand in farming and enjoyed farming until his retirement to Elm Creek in 1988.  He resided in Elm Creek until his passing.

Walter took great pride in tending to his yard, garden, and trimming trees.  He enjoyed his trips to Carman where he spent many hours drinking coffee, and teasing the waitresses and his coffee drinking buddies.

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Woelk and all the wonderful nurses for their excellent care and compassion.  Thank-you each and every one of you who came to visit both Walter and myself through this difficult time.  It was greatly appreciated.

In keeping with Walters wishes, cremation will take place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in Walter’s memory may be made to Boundary Trails Health Centre Cancer Care.

Doyle’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. (

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