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Donald Sherlock Graham

August 20, 1931 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Passed away at the Portage General Hospital on Monday June19, 2023 at the age of 91 years,  Donald Sherlock Graham, of Holland MB.

Born and raised in the Holland area, Don‘s entire life revolved around farming.  He attended Holland School till Grade 7, and with the grades he presented, his father told him you might as well stay home and go to the barn. An active member of the community, Don served on the Holland Ag Society and was a RM of Victoria councilor for 15 years. 

If he wasn’t farming, Don enjoyed playing cards, attending senior hockey games, daily coffee shop visits and fishing with friends.  He was a “well known” local historian and story teller.  He seemed to know people wherever he and Angele travelled.  His grandsons and great grandchildren were of great joy to him.

For the last 4 years, Don lived in the Notre Dame Foyer where he made new friendships with staff and other residents.  He made the most of his time there, enjoying the activities and outings.

Don leaves to mourn sons Ron (Bev) & Rob (Charlene) of Holland, grandchildren Scott (Dayna), Trevor (Michaela), Tyler (Carla), Brett (Kelly), Reid (Brittany) and by great grandchildren Carter, Clara, Colter, Ronan & Aubrey.  He is also survived by his brother Wayne Graham of Glenboro and by sisters Gerry McMannis & Delores (Wayne) Early of Holland as well as numerous extended relatives & friends.

 Don was predeceased by his wife Angele (nee Mannens) in 2019, grandson Derek Graham, parents Lloyd & Edna (nee Guest), brothers-in-law Charles Mannens & Jim McMannis, sister-in-law Judy Graham, & by father & mother-in-law Wilfred & Rachel Mannens.

Funeral Liturgy Service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 in the St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, Holland with Father John Te Nguyen as Celebrant.  Eulogy to commence at 12:45 p.m. followed by the service at 1:00 pm.

Interment will take place in the St. John Berchmans Parish Cemetery. 

Following the interment, a reception will be held in the Holland Community Hall.  Everyone is welcome.

Friends that so wish, memorial donations can be made in Don's memory to the Holland & Area Community Foundation, Box 87, Holland, MB R0G 0X0, or to the Foyer Notre Dame, payable to Activities Dept., Box 190, Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB.  R0G 1M0.

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Funeral Liturgy
June 23, 2023

1:00 PM
St. John Berchmans Catholic Church (Holland)


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