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JUDD: Mr. Harold Ernest “Bim” Judd of Melita, and formerly of Tilston, passed away on Friday, March11, 2016 at the age of 95. Bim is survived by his wife, Melba and three children, Gwen (David Watson) Anderson, Linda (Norman) Murray, and Eleanor (Bob) Gillander; daughter-in-law, Grace Judd; son-in-law, Robert Downey; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Monica) Judd, Elizabeth (Brian Purvis) Judd, Crystal (John Szport) Downey, Colleen (Richard) Weighill, Michelle (Cory Fraser) Anderson, Gina (Albert Logeot) Anderson, Brent (Nicole) Murray, Shane Murray, and Blair Murray; four great-grandchildren, Keegan and Jada Judd, Chase Logeot, Braxton Murray; and one brother Bert Judd and family. He is predeceased by his son, Terry Judd and daughters, Karen Downey and Sandra Judd. A service to celebrate Bim’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Tilston United Church, Tilston, MB., with Reverend Allan Gairns officiating. Interment to follow at the Tilston cemetery. Donations may be given to the Tilston Cemetery Fund, Box 70, Tilston, MB. R0M 2B0, or to the Tilston United Church, Box 8, Tilston, MB. R0M 2B0 Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.
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HEWITT: Mary Hewitt passed away at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 85 years. A come and go tea to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at the George Brockie Fellowship Centre, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, March 17, from 2 – 4 p.m. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Samaritan House Ministries, 630 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K7. Mary’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and management of Hillcrest Place for the loving care Mary received there.
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ALLEN: Craig Allen passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 65 years. A Celebration of Craig’s life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Craig may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
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HASSELFIELD: Charles Donald Hasselfield - May 5, 1924-February 23, 2016. Don was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on May 5, 1924 the only son of Charles Frederic and Lillian Irene (Edmondson). Don attended school in Deloraine until graduation. After a year at the Royal Canadian Naval College in Victoria, BC he served two years at sea with the RCNVR. The first year was spent on HMCS Iroquois in the North Atlantic, Arctic (Murmansk Run) and the Bay of Biscay. The second year was on HMCS Snowberry, mostly in the English Channel. During the period of 1942 to 1945, Don rose from Naval Cadet to Lieutenant. After the war he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a BSc. in Pharmacy in 1949. On August 17, 1947 Don married Verna Janet (MacLachlan). They had five children. Charles John, Virginia Dagmar, Donald Barton, David Lachlan and Elizabeth Dorothy (Lisa). Presently they have 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who mourn Don’s loss. Don was predeceased by Verna in 2006 and his grandson Corey in 2002. Don is survived by his sisters, Lorna Hamilton and Gwen Trip. In 1955, Don took over ownership of his father’s business, Hasselfield’s Drugs, which had been established in Deloraine in 1903. A familiar figure at the back of the store in his white coat, Don served the community until, at the age of 72, he passed the baton to the third pharmacist in the family, his eldest son John. During Don's career he received the prestigious award of the Bowl of Hygeia which is given by state, provincial, and National pharmacist associations in the United States and Canada to recognize a living pharmacist that possesses outstanding leadership in their community, while encouraging other pharmacists to take active roles in their communities. Don served as Town Councillor and contributed to many community projects over the years such as the installation of artificial ice in the arena and watered fairways at the golf course. He took over from his father in 1955 as treasurer of the Red Cross and became interested in the Water Safety Program. He was a convenor of the program for 20 years. A lifetime love of hockey led to quite a number of years of involvement with the Deloraine Minor Hockey Program. He and Glynn North, with Roy Perrin of Killarney and Len Keyes of Boissevain, organized the Turtle Mountain Minor Hockey League, which is still going strong. In 1965-66 he and Lorne Day combined their teams to win the M.A.H.A. Bantam AB Championship. Don and Verna enjoyed many years of Square Dancing and helped to form the Turtle Mountain Twisters. The Deloraine Chamber of Commerce honoured Don and Verna as “Citizens of the Year” in 2000. This recognized their contributions to the community and in particular, their work on the two History books of Deloraine – “Deloraine Scans a Century” from 1880-1980 and “Deloraine Meets the Millennium” a 643 page history from 1980-2000. Don and his family experienced decades of enjoyment at Lake Metigoshe. Don, along with Glynn North, George Franklin and Rod Fraser, created Lake Metigoshe Investments Limited following the purchase of the land from an American owner in 1955. By 1999 all of the lots had been surveyed and sold land except for a portion that was donated as protected forest. To this day, Don’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren enjoy the lakefront family cabin. After retiring from the drugstore, Don enjoyed many years of great golf. Very active in the Deloraine Golf Club community, he organized many weekly tournaments, playing well until the age of 85. Slowed down by a diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis, he moved to the Deloraine Personal Care Home in 2011. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and health care staff of the Deloraine PCH for giving such high quality, loving care to our dad during his final years. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Southwest Foundation or to a charity of one’s own choice. Wheatland Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements.
GILLANDER: C. Robert Stuart. With sadness, we announce Bob’s passing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Bob was born at home in Elva, Manitoba on January 21, 1937. Bob was raised in Elva, where he met his wife Evelyn when she and her brother Frank moved to Elva to teach school. Bob began his career as an electrician at Russell’s Electric in Melita, and in 1958, he and Evelyn relocated to Winnipeg where Bob worked for Melnyk’s Electric. In 1959, Russell’s Electric hired Bob to work at a new location in Dauphin, MB where daughter Heather and son Blaine were born. In 1969, enticed by the warm, sunny weather encountered on holidays to the Okanagan, the family relocated to Peachland, BC and then to Kelowna, BC before returning to Manitoba in 1973. The family settled in Brandon, where daughter Jami was born and Bob started his own business, Gillander Electric. Although he retired officially, he continued to putter with electrical and beekeeping until his health challenges interfered. Bob loved little kids, and really enjoyed spending time with Heather’s sons when they were little. He was delighted when the second crop of grandsons, Jami and Jeff’s boys, arrived two decades later. If he was having a bad day, a picture of Jesse and Luke would always bring a smile and a chuckle. Another highlight for him was seeing the little kids at the daycare next door playing in the yard and visiting with him. They always said “Hi Bob!” Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn (nee Basiuk), children Heather Lynn Gillander and her sons, Scott, Andrew and Paul Johnston; Blaine Gillander; and Jami Jacobson and her husband Jeff and sons Jesse and Luke. Bob is survived by his brother John Gaylord Gillander and John’s sons Gary and Bob (Eleanor) and their mother Shirley, his sister-in-law Nadine Gillander and her children Debra (Wayne) Braun, Reid, David (Qui), and Tim; and nieces Lisa Mackie, Wendy Mackie (Brian Creamer), Susan Mackie (Keith Beilman) and Linda (Kevin) Waldern. Bob is also survived by his in-laws: Lena Basiuk and her daughter Loretta Basiuk and son-in-law Ken Harder; Floreen Basiuk, and her children Wendy, Dean (Debbie), Lonnie (Melissa), Kevin, Cory (Susan) and Jody Excel; Frank Basiuk and his children Bob (Josephine), Karen (Ken) Barrows, and Grant (Susanne); and Evelyn’s twin sister Eleanor Wowk and her daughter Arlyne. There are also numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth Mary Gillander (nee Reid) and James Gillander; siblings Jim Gillander and Joyce Mackie (nee Gillander); brothers-in-law Henry and Joseph Basiuk, sister-in-law Thelma Basiuk (nee Banks); nephew John Gillander and nieces Valerie Harder (nee Basiuk) and Kathy Weiss (nee Gillander). Special people in Bob’s life included John and Mary Snyder, his cousin as well as his best friend; Frank and Thelma Basiuk, good friends as well as family; and nephew David Gillander and his wife Qui, who maintained a very close relationship in spite of great physical distance. The funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 1515-6th Street, Brandon, MB on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at the Melita Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Society, Unit 10 Mezzanine, 120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB. (204) 522-3361 Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron – Funeral Directors.
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ENDALL: William Clark Endall, 1921 – 2016. On Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Tabor Home in Morden, MB, Bill Endall, aged 94 years went to his eternal rest. Bill was born on a farm south of Minnedosa, the eldest of three children and farming remained in his blood for the rest of his life. His father had to go to the sanitarium in Ninette for treatment of tuberculosis when Bill was eight years old so he grew up very quickly and took very seriously his role as the man of the family. The twin ethics of hard work and responsibility were driving forces in his life but he also learned to have fun. He played baseball, loved curling and later, golf. Bill grew up with music and met Florence Baker at a dance. They were married on December 20, 1947 (he was fond of telling people it was the longest night of the year) and worked together on the farm while raising their children until they moved to Brandon in 1957. Bill worked at the Hydro Generating Station in Brandon for over thirty years and Florence resumed teaching when their youngest child began attending school. The Endall home was known for its hospitality and generosity. Bill and Florence had many good friends and enjoyed countless games of bridge, dominoes and aggravation over the course of their marriage of fifty-seven years. After raising their children, they unhesitatingly took on the task of raising two grandchildren, Teena and Heather. Bill also served on several community boards and organizations over the years and was active in the Anglican Church. Following Florence’s death in 2005, Bill moved to Ruth and Brian’s home in Morden then subsequently to Homestead South assisted living and a year ago to Tabor Personal Care Home. He retained his ability to make friends and his sense of humor until the end. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Della, his sisters, Kathleen and Alma, his wife, Florence and his great grandson, Ethan. Left to remember him with gratitude and happy memories are: Ruth (Brian Minaker), Jack, (Linda), George (Jeanne) and Alan (Celine Pitre). There are eleven grandchildren: Teena, Heather, Chris, Karen, Katie, Becky, Cathy, Sadie, Della, Clayton and Crystal and twenty-three great grandchildren to miss him and recall his strong, positive influence. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped him in his later years, especially Dr. Kevin Earl, Mary Benson and her indefatigable bank of Home Care workers, especially, Myrna and Linda and the loving, compassionate staff at Tabor Home. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in the summer complete with a family picnic, as he wished. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to either the CNIB, Tabor Home or to the charity of one’s choice. We can all learn from Bill’s personal motto: If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. Rest in peace, Bill; job well done. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.
DRIEDGER: Jake Driedger of Brandon, with his family at his side, passed away at the Assiniboine Center, after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Jake was born on December 22, 1933 in the RM of Hanover to John and Elizabeth Driedger. He grew up on the farm in Marquette and then later, in Poplar Point, MB with his eight brothers and sisters. It was hard work but he spoke many times of his life on the farm with great fondness. This is where he developed the work ethic that he carried with him his entire life. He attended school in St. Francis Xavier and went on to complete his final year of high school at St. James Collegiate in Winnipeg. After graduation, Jake began his working career at the Royal Bank. He was transferred to Churchill, MB as Branch Manager, an experience he very much enjoyed and spoke of often. In his role as Branch Manager, he was sent to numerous towns in western Manitoba including in 1960, the town of Newdale. There he met the love of his life, Faye Fleury. Jake and Faye married in July of 1962. They spent the early years of their marriage in Birtle and Roblin, where their twins Brent and Brenda were born. After many years at the bank, Jake made the decision to venture out on his own which included a move to Winnipeg. Their last move was to Brandon. There they happily participated in the lives of their grandchildren. They enjoyed many years at their summer place at Killarney Lake, playing golf and where they made many lifelong friends. There, everyone young and old alike, knew him as Papa Jake. Jake and Faye were also actively involved in the Brandon bowling scene. In July of 2012, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their friends and family in attendance, a very happy occasion. In October, Jake’s heart was broken when he lost the love of his life. After Faye’s death, his devotion to his family grew even stronger and he continued to give of himself, ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a true gentleman with a kind heart and a joyful nature and once you met him you were surely never to forget him. Jake is lovingly remembered by his son Brent and daughter Brenda (Dan) Billings of Brandon, his beloved grandchildren, Curtis Cameron, Ryan (Jessica) Cameron and Danielle Billings. Also surviving are his siblings, sisters Liz (Wally) Epp, Irene (Gary) Hamel, Eleanore (Ron) Meints, Hilda Dielsen, brother John (Liliane) and sisters-in-law Marilyn and Alice. He was predeceased by his parents, and three brothers, David, Abe, Henry and his wife Maggie, and brother-in-law Earl Dielsen. A memorial service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Donations in Jake’s memory can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Care Centre Foundation – “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
BOLDUC: Myrna Bolduc beloved wife of Ron and beloved mom of Aaron, Jeanelle and Nadel died March 9, 2016 at the Deloraine Health Centre, Deloraine, MB at the age of 63 years. In accordance with Myrna’s wishes cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be announced at a later date in the Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Myrna may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith Funeral Home204-747-2088.
BOLLMAN: It is with deep sorrow the family announces the death of Cecil Bollman. Cecil passed away peacefully at Bayside Personal Care Home, Killarney, MB on February 25, 2016 at the age of 81 years. Cecil was born to a large family of four brothers and three sisters on July 25, 1934. At the age of eight he and his brother Keith came to Justice to live with foster parents Perry and Helen Cox. Cecil loved farming and all it involved, preparing the soil, planting, watching the crops grow, raising livestock- cattle, pigs and chickens. Cecil married the love of his life and best friend Elaine Kolke. After trying several different jobs, they rented a farm. Ten years later in 1974 they purchased land. As there were no buildings a homestead was started; house, barn, cattle shed, a granary and hundreds of trees appeared at the corner of 5-12-17 N.W. Cecil was very proud of his farm and spent many hours working to beautify the yard. He had no desire to live any other place but Justice. To have a home and family his own was his object in life. He is survived by his dear wife of 61 years Elaine; his three chosen children son Ches (Lynne), daughter Colleen (Don) and son Randy; six grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren and two sisters Doreen and June. Cecil was predeceased by his parents; foster parents Perry and Helen Cox; three brothers and wives Ellory and Myrtle, Keith and Shirley and Carl; sisters-in-law Lois Lyon and Myrna Bollman and brother-in-law Art Christensen. Cecil will always be remembered as a loving caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a great sense of humour and liked to joke with everyone. Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Wheatland Chapel, Killarney, MB with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating. Interment will take place at Sparling Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Cecil may be made to Bayside Personal Care Home, Box 5000, Killarney, MB, R0K 1G0.
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LAWSON: Kenneth Bruce Lawson passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB. Ken is survived by daughter Linda (Larry) Stuart; daughter-in-law Cathie Caron; grandchildren Susan (Chris), Tammy (Jeffery), Clinton (Claire), Tom (Nicole) and Robyn (Derek). He is also survived by six great-grandchildren (Benjamin, Shay, Edric, Elowen, McKenna and Eberlee). He was predeceased by his parents (David and Susan), his wife Jessie and son Jack. Ken was born on August 23, 1924 in Brandon, MB. He was part of a large family, being one of eleven children. He lived the majority of his life in Brandon but moved to Winnipeg in 2011 to be closer to family. Ken was loving, kind, generous, and hardworking. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, father-in-law, grandpa and great- grandpa. He was often a man of few words but “still waters run deep.” Ken took great pride and joy in his 43 year marriage to Jessie. He showed us what it truly means to love someone. He encouraged her to travel and to enjoy the things she loved. When her health declined, he selflessly cared for her. He always prioritized her needs above his own. Ken worked for Weston Bakeries Ltd. for over 30 years. He took great pride in his work and in 1971 won the well-deserved Distinguished Salesman’s Award. Ken was an active man and enjoyed exercising and gardening. He had an undeniable green thumb and took great pride in his vegetable garden and flowers. He was also an incredible housekeeper, extremely organized and always on time. In his later years, he enjoyed painting everything from birdhouses to Christmas ornaments. He gave many of these to his grandchildren and donated others to charity. He also spent countless hours volunteering his time working on projects for Buchanan school. He enjoyed being busy and helping others. We are all truly blessed to have had Ken in our lives. He will be forever loved and missed. We would like to thank Wendy Southall and staff on the third floor of Golden West Lodge and Dr. Joshua at Grace Hospital for the excellent care they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 on Friday, March 18th at the Brandon Cemetery followed by a gathering for family and friends.
LEECH: Donald Edgar Leech passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Don is predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Gladys Leech and grandson, Drew Olson. Don is survived by his loving and devoted wife Donna, his brother Evadne “Bud”, and his children Christa (Jeff), Michael (Pat), Leslie (Mark), Jonathan (Marian), Paul and David (Arlene) and his 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Don was born on September 23, 1932 in Brandon, MB. His youth was filled with many experiences including hopping a train to get to Willow Creek, hunting rabbits in the south end of Brandon to help put food on the table, being a stow away on his dad’s airplane, his athletic talents as a gymnast at Gym Canna and he even participated in a circus… Later years were spent at Clear Lake with his brother, Bud, waterskiing and at the Brandon Roller Rink with friends. Don held a variety of jobs before he settled at Leech Printing (established by his father, Cec, in 1927) as employee, partner and then eventually owner. He was a consummate salesman and established strong business relationships and friendships in Brandon, S.W. Manitoba and beyond. One of Don’s greatest passions was to help others. He was active in many service groups including the A.C.T., Brandon Parks and School Board, Brandon Historical Society, K-40 and the Kinsmen Club of Brandon where he served with pride as President for a period of time. Don’s ultimate passion and love was for his wife, Donna, of 59 years and his family. Don and Donna built a life around the family. His work at Leech Printing, children and community activities, lake life and eventually the marriages of his children and the addition of grandchildren and great grandchildren fulfilled his life greatly. His life was further enriched by the strong and long friendship he and Donna shared with many close friends. He cherished the many events they shared together. The contributions, qualities and character of Don cannot be summed up in just a few words. He was a man for others, an original thinker, a free spirit, adored and loved his wife and family. Donna and the family would like to extend their deepest thank-you’s to Brockie Donovan, Central United Church, the Venerable Paul Curtis, doctors and staff at Brandon Regional Health Centre, Rick Chrest and the many past and present business acquaintances, friends and family for the cards, flowers, food and messages of sympathy. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the YMCA of Brandon, 231- 8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X2 or the Brandon Area Community Foundation, ‘Leech Family Fund’, DPO Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9.
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McLEOD: Robert (Bob) passed away after a brief stay in Palliative Care at the Assiniboine Centre, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Jacqueline McLeod and Cindy (Gord) Parley. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will follow at the St. Bede’s Anglican Cemetery, Kinosota, MB. The family would like to sincerely thank those family, friends and health care staff who have shown love and support for Bob. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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McMANUS:Marion Airth McManus (nee Lafurgey), July 25, 1920 - February 24, 2016. Our dear mother and grand- mother passed away peacefully in Minnedosa Care Home, at the tender age of 95. Born in the County of Renfrew, ON in 1920, the family moved to Bethany, MB in 1923. She attended school in Bethany and then her family moved to Minnedosa. Marion worked as a housekeeper at a very young age. While working for Lawrence Jones she met and married Richard Henry McManus in 1937. After marriage they lived and farmed on Jim Grant’s farm in the Cameron District, while raising six children. Marion raised not only her own children but looked after many other family members including raising a granddaughter for sixteen years. Marion was always a favorite auntie and her door was always open to family and friends. Marion was always known for her wonderful buns and baking, her house always had a mouth watering aroma. She was a long time member of the Cameron Community Club where she enjoyed helping out with lunches and activities. In 1963, the family moved to town when Mom finally had all the conveniences like running water, etc. Marion also enjoyed spending time with her sisters and especially going to $1.44 day at Woolco. Mom was predeceased by husband Henry, sons Richard, Donald, and Raymond, sisters Ida, Edna, Margaret and Ellen, brothers Harvey and Allen, grandson Keith. She is lovingly remembered by her sister Irene Stapleton, children Gladys Ruff, Gordon McManus, Sharon Gwyer and families, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the PCH for the care our Mom received for the last four years. Memorial donations, if so desired, may be made to the Minnedosa PCH or Cancer Care Manitoba. Funeral service were held March 1st at the Minnedosa United Church, Reverend Natasha officiated. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
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SIMON: Frederick Clarence Simon entered into rest on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the age of 87 years. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2016 (Today) at 2:00 pm. in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Officiating clergy is Fr. Mark Filips of St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church. Friends and family who so desire may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 415-1st St. Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Whites Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848.
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