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McCaffrey_photoRichard Earl McCaffrey

Richard Earl McCaffrey passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, August 28, 2011 at Tabor Home where he had resided since June of 2008.

Earl was born on July 18, 1918 in Manitou to Richard William (Dick) and Georgina Elizabeth (Bessie) McCaffrey. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Dorothy (in 2001). Earl was raised in the family farm in the New Haven District north of Manitou where he continued to farm until 1957 except for the time he spent as an aircraft mechanic during the WWII (one of the most interesting and exciting periods of his life). He married Dorothy Hazel Ryckman of Hartney, MB on October 16, 1947. In 1957 they decided to leave farming and move to Winnipeg. Earl worked as a furnace repairman for Winnipeg Supply and Furnaceman. He eventually drove truck for Canada Post and later worked as a custodian for Fort Garry School Division. After retiring in 1984 at age 66, Earl and Dorothy moved back to Manitou and then to Morden in 2000.

Earl was by all accounts an excellent farmer. He was a founding member of Manitoba Pool Elevators for which he received a plaque of recognition in 1975. He could build or repair almost anything. He especially enjoyed gardening, tinkering in his workshop, travelling and spending time with family and friends. He also took great pride in having a well-maintained home and vehicle.

Earl was well-respected, deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

In accordance with his wishes, a small funeral of family and close friends was held on Friday, September 2, 2011 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden.

Earl is survived by his daughters Tressa Hunter (La Riviere) and Elaine McIntyre (Winnipeg), four grandchildren Glynnis, Wenzel, Graeme and Tovah Lieb and two great grandchildren Rya and Aman. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Bird and brother Harold McCaffrey, several cousins, nieces and nephews, a very dear friend Dorothy Carruthers and honorary daughter Margaret Hancock.

Memorial donations can be made to Tabor Home.

Ode to Dad

Why do I love him?

God and I know.

He's scaled no towering peaks,

He's braved no surging seas,

To most he is but unknown.

Yet, he is a man of substance,

A man among men to be sure;

He tills the soil and reaps the crops;

He has been tanned in the summer heat

And frost-bitten in winter snow.

Who do I love?

God and I know;

My Dad!

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