Farming Rural 07

Wilfred Sherrer

May 24, 1926 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 95)



On March 23, 2022, Wilfred Victor Sherrer of Swan River passed away at the age of 95 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mae and seven children: Edward (Marlene), Frances (John) Borley, Bob (Cheryl), Barb, Mark, Elaine (Craig) Thidrickson and Leonard (Lyne); five grandchildren: Nicholas, Bradley, Shawn, Tyler and Justin; his sister Dorothy Plaisier of Virden, MB and many nieces and nephews.

Wilfred was predeceased by his parents John and Irene Sherrer, his sisters Laura, Alma, Mary, Rose (Sister Angela), Agnes (Sister Frances) and his brothers George, Albert, Jack and William.

Wilfred was born on May 24, 1926 at home in MacGregor, MB.  He moved to Dauphin, MB in 1930 where he started school.  In 1934, the family moved to a farm west of Swan River.  He then attended Swan Valley School to grade 8.  Wilfred was a farmer his whole life taking over the operation of the family farm in 1957.  On December 31, 1956 he married Mae Sanderson and it was beginning of a beautiful relationship that lasted 65 years.

Spiritual life was very important to him.   He was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church, St. Columba’s parish and is one of the last who helped in the building of the current church.  He was involved in many church activities throughout his life.  He was a charter and life-time member of the Knights of Columbus, served as a Grand Knight and enjoyed planning and participating in their many events.  Sunday was a day of rest, mass first, lunch followed by a drive around the country side to check out everyone’s crops.

Farming was his passion.  Throughout the years, he saw, experienced and adapted to the many changes in the agricultural industry.  He was proud to drive his combine until the age of 93.  He loved golf, baseball, playing cards and often had a mischievous look upon him.  He was a trustee of the Swan Valley School and loved to sing with the Swan Valley Barbershoppers for many years.  He enjoyed the outdoors and to pass time in the winter he kept busy cutting firewood, snowmobiling and in later years puzzles.

He enjoyed travelling around Manitoba to try out different golf courses with family and friends. When farming started to slow down, he enjoyed travelling abroad.  He had memorable trips to Germany, Hawaii, and cruising around the Caribbean including going through the Panama Canal.


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Prayer Service
March 31, 2022

7:00 PM
St. Columba Roman Catholic Church (Swan River, Manitoba)

Funeral Service
April 1, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Columba Roman Catholic Church (Swan River, Manitoba)

Interment following funeral service
April 1, 2022

Birchwood Cemetery
4th Ave N
Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0


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Box 1450, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0

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Box 1780, Swan River MB R0L 1Z0

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