It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clarence "Rufus" Henry on September 7th 2020 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
Born on January 4th 1931, in Shergrove, Manitoba to Irvin and Ruby (Blenkhorne) Henry.
Rufus was born and raised on his family homestead in Shergrove, Manitoba. At a young age he boxed his way to B.C and back. Rufus proudly returned to night school to accomplish his grade 12 diploma before marrying Ethel on November 28, 1964. They soon moved to The Pas where he began working at the lumber mill. Rufus and Ethel then started their family before settling back in Shergrove where he built their family home. Rufus farmed and helped Ethel raise their children for over 20 years until selling and retiring to Dauphin, Manitoba in the winter of 1989. He enjoyed his retirement by staying active and helping his neighbors maintain their yards. Taking Ethel on bingo and coffee dates, tending to his garden, an ever growing apple tree and reading all the western books he could find. Rufus found great enjoyment from his precious time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to make them pancakes, teach them to play crib, and many other card games. As well as read their favourite childrens book, and take them to the near by gas station for a treat. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Rufus was predeceased by his parents, Irvin and Ruby Henry; two sisters, Eula and Bertha, as well as three brothers, Jim, Owen and David and one son in-law, Albert Levasseur Sr.
Rufus leaves to mourn his loving wife of 55 years, Ethel Henry, and their four beautiful daughters, Peggy (husband Ron) Rexer, Ann (husband Dale) Bates, Carol Henry, and Loretta Henry; eleven grandchildren, Alfred, Hope, Chad, Aaron, Kayla, Ronnie, Jessica, Ruby, Faye, Travis, Dusty and nine great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Rufus's wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family service to take place at a later date.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Rufus may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
I Miss You
I cried when you passed away.
I still cry today.
Although I loved you dearly,
I couldn't make you stay.
Your golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest,
God broke my heart to prove to me
he only takes the best.
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