SWAINE, Ron

CHARLES RONALD SWAINE Charles Ronald Swaine, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2008. He was born December 5, 1934 in Yarmouth, NS. He grew up in Yarmouth until joining the army at 16, later retiring to Piney, MB after 21 years of military service in Winnipeg and Rivers, MB. He was predeceased by father Fredrick; mother Mary Elizabeth; brothers John, Paul, Bernard, Sonny and Carl; sisters Barbara (baby), Anna, Mary and Pauline; first wife Doreen and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McAllister and second father-in-law, Laurus Hvanndal. Survived by wife Enid; sons Chuck (Anne), Gord (Barb); daughters Barb (Peter) Schwarz, Leslie Alison (Doug Dyck); sisters Shirley (Richard) Duncan, Beatrice Dugas (Eugine Robicheau); eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected later this month. Also survived by sister and brother-in-law Fay and Speed Walker, nephew Curtis (Michelle) and niece Landis; mother and sister-in-law Nea and Donna Hvanndal, first brothers-in-law Vern (Marge) and Dave (Faye) McAllister. Memorial services will be held at Piney Community Church at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2008. Lunch will follow at Piney Community Centre. The family wishes to extend a special Thank you to the Nurses, Doctors and support staff of Vita and Steinbach Hospitals as well as Eastman Health Ambulance Service and Paramedics for years of great care and support; friends and neighbours, and Vita Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Vita Hospital Guild, Box 238, Vita, Manitoba R0A 2K0 would be appreciated. Vita Funeral Homes Vita Chapel Vita, Manitoba In Care of Arrangements.