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Manitoba crash victims: Who they were

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After a devastating highway crash near Carberry, Man., claimed the lives of 16 seniors from Dauphin and the surrounding area last Thursday, RCMP have released names and information on the ones lost in the collision.

One by one, family, loved ones and first responders placed photos of each victim, 14 women and two men, on individual easels before Supt.

Jeff Asmundson, West District Commander for the Manitoba RCMP, read out a few words submitted by families. The information compiled below is from obituaries, tributes and what RCMP released on behalf of the families.

Louis Bretecher, 81, was a “proud and beloved husband, father, and pepere. He will forever be missed and always remembered by all who knew and loved him.” Margaret Furkalo, 82, will be forever in the hearts of her loved ones.

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