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Harold James Labrash

Harold Labrash

In loving memory of Harold James Labrash, age 86 years, who died in the Dryden Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 2nd following a lengthy illness.
Harold is survived by his wife Bea; his children Darlene (Roger) Nordlund, Harvey (Debbie) Labrash and Grant (Colleen) Labrash; by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Harold is also survived by numerous cousins in Manitoba.
Born in Manitoba, Harold served in the Second World War alongside his father. He moved to Dryden in the late ’50s, working for Henry Johnson in the construction field as a heavy equipment operator and with Dryden Paper in their Woodlands Division. In 1972 Harold bought a grader and got his first contract with the Ministry of Transportation. For 17 years Harold maintained the 170 miles of road from Pickle Lake north and continued to run the grader in the Dryden area until his 81st birthday, when he suffered a stroke and was forced to retire.
Harold was a good husband, father and friend. He has a strong passion for his work and looked forward to having his coffee break over at the Husky Restaurant every morning with his buddies.
Funeral services for Harold were held Thursday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Stevens Funeral Homes “Moffat Chapel” with Pastor Doug Wightman, Legion Chaplain officiating. Branch #63 of the Royal Canadian Legion conducted a Veteran’s Memorial Service.   Interment followed in the Dryden Cemetery.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Stevens Funeral Homes “Moffat Chapel”.
Should friends desire, donations to a charity of their choice may be made through the Stevens Funeral Homes “Moffat Chapel”, P.O. Box 412 Dryden P8N 2Z1.  Condolences may be emailed to subject: Labrash.

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