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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Donald Herbert Crocker

1927 - 2021

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Donald Herbert Crocker passed away peacefully on March 2nd at the Minnedosa PCH at the age of 94. Don was born in Minitonas, MB on the family farm on January 20, 1927 to Herbert George Crocker and Edith Louisa Crocker (Nist).

Don leaves behind Elsie and her 3 kids, their grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his brother Bruce (2011), his sister Freda (2001) and most recently his sister Hilda (2020).

Don worked on his homestead farm until he was able to purchase a small parcel of land which slowly grew with his farming career.   He remained on his farm until 2018.   When Don wasn’t busy with the work on the farm, he was enjoying the outdoors with his fishing, boating and gardening.  Don loved his curling and was a lifetime member of the Minitonas Curling Club.

He loved the outdoors and everything in it.   He continued to feed the cats in the barn, the deer and the birds, right up until he left the farm.  He even made sure that there was a bag of cat food for the new farm owners.

There will always be fond memories of life on the farm with Don.

He will be missed by many.

And now we will CLOSE THE GATE - By Nancy Kraayenhof

For this one farmer the worries are over, lie down and rest your head,

Your time has been and struggles enough, put the tractor in the shed.

 

Your labor is done, your home now is heaven; no more must you wait,

Your legacy lives on, your love of the land, and we will close the gate.

 

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Cathy & Ron and Family

March 13, 2021 3:53 PM

Oh my Uncle Donnie words cannot express how many wonderful times we had with everyone In Minitonas. I can still hear your voice and your laugh especially when you would tease us kids. Love you
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Wendy, Kerry and family

March 12, 2021 12:25 PM

Thanks for the awesome memories of life on the farm. We will miss you dearly, but we will keep your memories alive!
Wendy, Kerry and family

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Shalen & Carmela

March 12, 2021 11:56 AM

With loving memories of Donald
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