Mary Berkvens of Dauphin passed away on April 16, 2022 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home, at the age of 102 years.
Mary was born in Winnipeg on March 22, 1920 to Leonard and Therese Berkvens. She was the fifth of ten children. The family moved to a farm near Valpoy, northeast of Ste. Rose later in 1920, and then to a farm west of Ste. Rose in 1926. She attended Roxton school. After graduating, Mary stayed on the farm and helped in all aspects of its operation.
Mary, her brother Fred and sister Florence eventually took over operation of the family farm as their parents aged. After Fred was injured in an accident they moved to Dauphin in 1990 where Mary took on the role of principle care giver for Fred until his death in 1998. With her own health deteriorating, she moved into the Dauphin Personal Care Home in 2018.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, and five sisters.
Left to mourn and cherish fond memories are her sister Florence Berkvens of Dauphin, six nephews and two nieces.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Dauphin Personal Care Home for their help over the past years.
A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
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