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Born: Sep 16, 1945

Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2020

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Tatunka ska (White Buffalo)
September 16, 1945 - October 31, 2020

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Russell Bruno Merrick, on October 31, 2020, at St. Boniface General Hospital, at the age of 75 years.
Originally from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Russell leaves us to be with his beloved wife and life partner, Gwen.
Traditional Wake services will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. A funeral service and interment will be held in Fisher River on November 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the United Church.

Arrangements are in care of
Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation
Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Richard (Friend) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • I went to Gwen and Rusty's wedding with my dad long ago. They were my friends after we met up in Brandon University in 1973 and shared a lot of good times, good sweats and good laughs. I'll miss them both! Till we meet again. - Posted by: Dan Thomas (Friend) on: Nov 04, 2020

  • My family sends its deepest condolences to Rusty's children, grandkids and great grandchildren and surviving siblings. It was always a such a pleasure to sit and reminisce of our families as he was a first cousin. He always had a positive outlook on life and future. Both of us were hockey grandpas as well and spent many hours as proud grandpas watching early morning games. I'm sure he and Gwen are in each other's arms for eternity, as you wouldn't one without the other laughing during our visits. Wopida Tanka cousin RIP. Clayton Sandy and family - Posted by: Clayton Sandy (Cuzzin ) on: Nov 04, 2020

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