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MANITOBA - Winnepeg - Neil Bardal Funeral Home Obituaries - 5

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Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2009, at 12:59 p.m.

DEC. 26, 1915 - NOV. 12, 2001
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bara Thorsteinson.
Bara leaves to mourn, her partner of many years, Bert Sheremet, her sons Roy Thorsteinson, Barry (Debbie) Thorsteinson, daughter Barbara Johnson, her sisters, Eileen (Don) Wilbur, Marg Eldjarnson; her Aunt Lilja Olafson as well as many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Amma was much loved.
According to Bara's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service. A private celebration of mom's life will take place at a later date. Please remember her with kindness.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald St., Wpg, R3C 4G2.

On Friday, November 9, 2001, Ken Murchison, long-time resident of Wildwood Park passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 81 years.
Ken is survived by his wife Margaret; sons, Ian of Brandon, Dale (Marcela) of Vancouver and daughter Myra (Andy) Murchison-Swar of Winnipeg. He is also survived by sisters Louise Olson (Orville) and Marion Gould, sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Dorothy, Shirley, brother-in-law George and nieces and nephews of both Murchison and Scott families.. He will be lovingly remembered by all including grandchildren Melonie, Megan, Garrett, Adrian, Alexa and Tyler.
Ken was a manufacturer's agent in the furniture industry and had been employed by the House of Teak. He was a past president of Kiwanis. Ken loved curling and enjoyed woodworking and was considered a "Mr. Fix-it".
At Ken's request, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Riverview Health Foundation, 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, R3L 2P4.

(1978 - 2001)
It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing on November 15, 2001 of our beloved son, grandson and nephew Richard, at the young age of 23.
Richard leaves to mourn his loving mother Suzanne MacDonald (Randy); his grandmother Patricia Buckingham; grandfather Raymond Goodman (Kathy); sister Chris Cooper; his infant daughter Payton; Aunt Carol Goodman (Arthur Matthews); Uncle Ross Goodmansson (Carol); niece Kristen and nephew Erik.
Faced with a critical illness, Richard lived his life with courage and dignity. Although his life was short, Richard will always be remembered for his exceptional gifts and creatvie talents. Richard was loving young man who gave immensely to his family and all he knew. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his family.
At Richard's request, cremation has taken place and a small memorial service was held on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm at St. Chad's Parish, Assiniboia Christian Centre, 3390 Portage Ave.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
We Love You. Be at Peace.

JANUARY 27, 1919 - OCTOBER 14, 2001
Born in Wamel, The Netherlands. Predeceased by John her husband of 51 years in 1993. Tina came to Canda in 1952 with her husband and two young sons. They had a number of businesses and jobs in Toronto, then here in Winnipeg and carved out a good life for themselves in their adopted country.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons, John (Gail) of Delta, BC, Ernie (Penny) of Abbotsford, BC; six grandchildren, Connie, Tammy (Greg), Tina (Haskell), Wendy (Terry), Angelina (Grant), Quentin and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jessica, Channah, Brettm Lauren, Noah, Rachel and one on the way, and all of the realtives in Holland and friends in Canada especially her Tuesday evening card club which was her special weekly outing with Joanne and Lisa.
Her flowers and her vegetable garden were her special joy and everyone always had to have a look at how everything was doing when they went to visit.
Anyone who would like to speak at the service would be gladly received. A service was held on Friday November 16 at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception.

APRIL 12, 1913 - NOVEMBER 8, 2001
On Thursday, November 8, 2001, Dick Law peacefully passed away at Seven Oaks General Hospital at the age of 88 years.
He leaves to mourn his daughter Barbara Paquin (Greg), his son Barry, grandchildren Tara Forbister (Drew), Meaghan, Jennifer and great grandchildren Jessica, Morgan, Hunter, Jeremy and Aaron. Also, his sister Edie Kergen and brother Les.
He was predeceased by his wife Edith, his mother Margaret, father Richard and brothers George, Albert and Ken.
Dick was born in Barrow In Furnace, Lancashire, England. He came to Canada in 1927 for the first time and then returned in 1945. He served in the British Army from 1938 to 1942 and enlisted with the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1945. He served in Gibraltar, Northern Ireland and Northwest Europe. Dick retired in 1977 from Manpower & Immigration. He enjoyed bowling with the Red, White & Blue Federal Government Bowling League from 1976 - 1994. He also enjoyed golfing at the St. Boniface Golf Course from 1972 - 1994.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 12, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dick's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102-310 Broadway, Wpg., R3C 0S6.

Peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 Elsie Fyfe passed at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 99 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Gordon (Florence), daughter Joy Oulton (Alan), grandchildren, Bruce (Kathleen), Kim, Catherine (Jonathan), Cameron (Cheryl), Todd (Sherry) and Kyla (Clint), 13 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Peter, Michael and Paul.
The Romanyshyn family immigrated to Canada in 1912 and farmed an acreage east of Beausejour. Elsie married William Fyfe in 1925 and enjoyed 71 years marriage before he passed away in 1996. Elsie was proud of the fact that she was able to maintain her own home and live independently until several months ago.
At Elsie's request no service will be held.

Ella Lund, age 92 years, died peacefully on November 4, 2001 after a short illness.
Born Ella Severine Smalby Kristensen July 9, 1909 in Denmark, she married Svend-Aage Lund on November 4, 1937. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1950 with her husband and two sons, Kurt and Niels. The family returned to Denmark in 1956 and later, in 1960, immigrated to Canada and settled in Winnipeg where she continued her successful, life-long career as a hairdresser.
Ella was an independent, spirited individual who touched many people with her outgoing nature, her love for music, poetry and singing, and her enthusiasm for life. She was a well-known figure in the Osborne Village area, and, in later years, although almost blind and using a walker, would travel by bus every day meeting and talking to many people.
Pre-deceased by her husband, Svend-Aage, in 1973, she is survived by son, Kurt and his wife, Lois, and their daughter, Liliane, of California; son, Niels and his wife, Alison, and their daughter, Erica, of California; and Niels' daughter, Jennifer Gilchrist and her husband, Dean, of Winnipeg. Shortly after she took ill, prior to her death, Ella's life was celebrated by her family and friends on September 21, 2001 at the Scandinavian Culture Centre, 764 Erin St., Winnipeg.
In her name donations can be made to the Scandinavian Centre, which had provided many wonderful social events that became a vital source of joy for Ella in her declining years.
Many thanks to the caring, compassionate nursing staff on unit 5-South at Victoria General Hospital. Special thanks to Karen and Ivan Kaufmann for their years of love and friendship, and to Pat Mann for her caring assistance in times of need.
In keeping with Ella's wishes cremation has taken place.

Peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2001, Morris Cromarty passed away at his home in Winnipeg.
Born in Big Trout Lake, Ontario in 1942, he enjoyed a happy childhood with his father and mother, the late Isaac Cromarty and Eila Cromarty (nee Mason) with six other brothers and three sisters.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his brothers Christopher (Annie), Alex (Vivian) and his sister Lydia Sader (Adolph) and sisters-in-law Nelliane Cromarty and Helen Cromarty and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother and by four brothers, Ezra, Joel, Donald and Dennis and two sisters, Jessie and Agnes and one nephew Christopher James Sader.
Morris worked as a welder until his unfortunate car accident in the early 1980's where he suffered injuries but continued as a helper and a friend to many people. He was always an encouragement with his constant smile to people he visited at the Health Sciences Centre and to other people he visited at their homes. He will be sadly missed by his many friends.
Viewing and a prayer service was held on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, entrance on Aubrey Street, followed by funeral service on Friday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Donald & Graham, Reverend J. Henry Falconer officiating with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery.

Peacefully, on Monday November 5, 2001 our dear father passed away at Luther Home in Winnipeg.
Born March 19, 1908 in Austria Joe immigrated to Canada in 1925. He married Agatha Janke in Winnipeg in 1933 and this union lasted until her death in 1992. This marriage produced 8 children. Joe is survived by his children; Connie Walton (Moe), Fredrick (Florence), Richard (Ruth), Edward (Caroline), Janet Hilderman (Randy), Ron and Barry (Maggie). He is also survived by his sisters: Constance Lundgren, Theresa Konzelman, Margaret Jung (Adolf) and Elizabeth Ambach (Mike); 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant son Glenn, his sister Luise Peitsch, and in Germany his sister Irma Bommerbach and brother Fritz.
Joe started work in the wholesale meat business and soon acquired his own company. He continued to work in this field until 1949 when a career shift took him into the home building industry. The rest of his career was spent as a building contractor and real estate agent. His sons have many memories of Saturdays helping Dad on the job site.
Joe enjoyed dancing with Agatha at the German Clubs, making wine, singing in choirs, listening to opera and golfing. His love of the outdoors was instilled in the entire family. Joe spent countless hours at the cottage on Red Rock Lake and it became a favorite family gathering spot. He always had a house or cottage project in progress. He enjoyed a full and rewarding life and we will miss him dearly.
Interment was at Brookside Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2001 followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 815 Inkster Blvd. with Pastor Bruce Gelhorn officiating.
The family would like to thank the staff of Luther Home for the care and compassion shown to Joe while he was a resident.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends may wish to make a donation in Joe's name to Luther Home, 1081 Andrews St. Wpg., R2V 2G9 or to a charity of your choice.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ralph Shore, Sunday, November 4, 2001 at St. Boniface Hospital.
Born March 10, 1919 in Cupar Saskatchewan, Ralph grew up and survived the "dirty thirties" on the prairies. After joining the South Saskatchewan Regiment in 1940, Ralph served overseas with the 8th Recce Regiment. On returning to Canada he met his loving wife of 55 years, Hilda. Ralph joined the customs service in Regina, and together they raised 3 active children. Ralph was the consummate parent, energetically engaging himself in all of his children's activities from scout leader and gymnastic coach, in addition to the innumerable family camping adventures.
On moving the family to Winnipeg in 1965, Ralph lost no time becoming enmeshed in the community life of St. Vital. He was a very active member of the YM - YWCA, the Windsor Community Club and Regents Park United Church to name a few.
Ralph lived by the credo "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing" Retiring at 55 he was never at a loss to fill his time, staying active in curling, badminton, volleyball and making frequent trips to Hawaii to enjoy the sun and surf. He will be missed in the Glenlawn neighbourhood where he was ever ready to lend a hand with hammer, ladder, paint brush and roll of duct tape.
He is survived by his wife Hilda, children Rick, Sheldon (Susanne), Ellen, grandchildren Adrian, Alexia, Noelani, Chris, Kelsey, Adam, Erik and Atle as well as his sister Muriel Harrington and brother Harald and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph loved the life he was given to live, neither wasting nor regretting a moment of it. To all those whose lives he touched he was an inspiration and an example to emulate. Congratulation on a life well lived.
"Forever young, forever loved"
Memorial service was held Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Regent's Park United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road, St. Vital at 1:30 p.m. Reception followed in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of choice appreciated.

On November 3, 2001, Evelyn Rawnsley passed away at Calvary Place Personal Care Home at the age of 89.
Evelyn will be lovingly remembered and always missed by her son Robert (Rosemary), granddaughter Jennifer Figner (Steven), grandson David Rawnsley (Sheila), great grandson Alexander Figner; brother Walter Wilson and stepdaughter Helen Lynch. Her husband Jim predeceased her in 1973.
Evelyn was a member of the PEO and of Crestview United Church. Her talent with needlework, arts and crafts, her willingness to volunteer her skills, her sense of humour and her warmth will be remembered by all who knew her.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2 would be appreciated.

Born September 12, 1915, passed away quietly at Tuxedo Villa, Winnipeg on November 6, 2001.
Bobbie was predeceased by her loving husband Eric; her sister Ena Rivers; her brother Vernon Hodges; and her son-in-law Arnold Feuer. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter and son-in-law, Sonja and Bill Ambik, her daughter Sharon Feuer, and her adored grandchildre, Neil and Wayne Ambik, Dean (Bunny) Feuer, Paul and Janice Feuer; as well as sisters-in-law, Doreen Hodges, Jean Carlson, Hazel (Stan) Butterworth, Mollie Carlson, Emily Carlson; and special family member Sadie Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.
She will be lovingly remembered for her fun loving nature and her love of family and friends.
A gathering to remember and celebrate her life was held on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage AVen, Aubrey Street entrance.
The family extends special thanks to the personal care staff at Tuxedo Villa.
She is now at Peace.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

Peacefully, on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Deer Lodge Centre, Berniece, beloved mother, grandma, and great grandma.
Mom will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her four children: Wendy & Bob Heisinger, Marilynn & Dario Pezzolla, William (Bill) & Marlene McBean, and Gordon & Janice McBean, all of Winnipeg; seven grandchildren Kim (Peter) Liden, Shannon (Kirk) Smith, Krista (Norman) Frost, Kyle Heisinger, Kevin (Alexa), Colleen and Sean McBean, and great grandchildren Chelsea, Spencer, Claire, Maxwell, Jordanna, as well as her friend and companion of many years Julius Rentz.
Berniece was predeceased by her husband Norman in 1983, sister Lillian McNeill in 1990 and brother Gordon Cannem in 1990.
Born October 8, 1916 in Winnipeg, she attended Laura Secord and Gordon Bell High School. Through her love of the outdoors and involvement in the Lafalot Snowshoe Club she met and married Norman McBean in 1942. Mom and Dad enjoyed square dancing, socializing and vacations at the family cottage at Lake of the Woods.
Children were a large part of her life. She had a loving hand in raising her grandchildren and each had a special relationship with her. Neighbourhood children were always welcome in her yard.
Mom was a lifetime member of St. Patrick Anglican Church, worked part time at Eaton's, was active in the West End Senior Centre and Lawn Bowling, CNIB Volunteers and enjoyed her bridge group and circle of close friends.
The Family would like to thank the staff of 3 South at Grace Hospital and the staff of 5 West at Deer Lodge Centre for their loving care over the last year.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mom's memory to Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Dear Lodge Centre Foundation.
A memorial service was be held on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey Street entrance.

Suddenly and sadly Dennis passed away on November 1, 2001.
Dennis is survived by his wife Dr. Mary-Jane, and his treasured boys Nathan (12 ) and Aaron (11). He will also be sadly missed by his sister Evelyn Johnston, her husband Ernie and their sons Michael and Chris, as well as his mother Beatrice Seager. Dennis will also be remembered by Mary-Jane's family, her brother Bill Luke (wife Lynn, sons Scott and Kevin), her sister Cathie Geddes (husband Doug, daughters Sharon and Susan, and her sister Roblin Siemens (husband Gerry, sons Kristopher and Ian). Also left to remember him are many other relatives and friends.
Dennis was mostly a stay-at-home Dad. He was always there "keeping the home fires burning". His devotion to his wife enabled her to maintain a busy Obstetrical practise. The light of his life was his sons, Nathan and Aaron. He was always there for them for whatever they needed whether it was being sure that they got to swim practises on time, taking forgotten homework to school or just watching movies. His boys meant the world to him and he looked out for them like a Mama bear.
Dennis may be gone, but will not be forgotten.
A memorial service was be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 11:00, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 830 North Drive.

After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Bill passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2001, at St. Boniface Hospital, in his 90th year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Eva, in 1997.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Judith Mackay and son-in law Douglas Mackay, Marcia Puchniak and son-in-law John Puchniak, son Dr. John Rudd and daughter-in-law Dr. Carol (Kelly) Rudd. He also leaves his grandchildren, Britt (Paul), Krista (Sean), and Nancy (Chad) Hall; John (Shannon), Joseph, Danny (Nora), and Jane Puchniak; Michael (Shauna), Joshua, Polly, and Sally Rudd; his great-grandchild Tatum Hicks; his sisters Lillian Scott of Vancouver, B.C. and Connie Angus of Hamiota, Manitoba; cousins Leonard and Marjorie Budd of Carmen, MB and Vicki Budd of Calgary; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his sisters Margaret and Gwen.
Bill was born on December 17, 1911 in Crandall, Manitoba. He grew up on his family's farm there, and went to Normal School and Business College in Winnipeg. He taught for a brief time before going to work as an auditor for the Unemployment Insurance Commission. It was in Winnipeg that he met his wife, Eva McCullagh. They were married in 1943, just before Bill was posted to the Royal Rhodes Naval Station during the Second World War. On their return to Winnipeg, they built their home on Churchill Drive, where they lived happily with their family for 43 years. He continued to work for the UIC and later for Revenue Canada.
Bill's family was of utmost importance to him, as were his many neighbors and friends. He was was an avid gardener, both in Winnipeg and at their cottage at Malachi Lake, where his shoreline garden was a landmark. His Golden Glow lilies are now distributed amongst family members and will be a special reminder of him. He was a longtime, active member of Churchill Park United Church, and enjoyed curling at Ft. Rouge Curling Club. Bill and Eva were enthusiastic world-wide travelers.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of wards 5A, 6E, and the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital for their expert care, and to Linda Bull for her thoughtfulness and compassion.
A memorial service was held on Monday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at Churchill Park United Church, with Reverend Russell Wardell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Avenue.

(1912 - 2001)
Suddenly, but peacefully, on Sunday, October 28, 2001 Art passed away surrounded by his loving family.
Left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 56 years, Kathleen, children: Patricia (Don), Linda (Keith) and Connie (Craig) and granchildren: Erin, Sean, Ryan, Colin, Kaitlin and Melanie. He is survived by his youngest brother Tren (Mary) and sister-in-law Viv of BC. He was predeceased by his brother Bill and twin borther Ed.
Art was born and raised in St. James, the proud descendent of a prominent Irish Selkirk Settler family. He cultivated a love of golf while growing up on the family-owned Bourkevale Golf Course. Later, Art went on to pursue a career in major applicance servicing. He met Kathleeen while working in Toronto and thery were married in 1945. Recognized for his career accomplishments, Art joined the teaching staff at Red River College and retired in 1978. He was a lifelong member of St. James Anglican parish and served as a sidesman for many years.
Art had a positive attitude toward life and believed in looking on the bright side of things and seeing the good in people. He was always eager to help family and friends when the need arose. An avid problem solver, there wasn't a gadget made that he couldn't fix.
Himself a lifelong learner, Art encouraged and supported his children and grandchildren in their academic pursuits as well as in the development of personal interests and goals. He particularly enjoyed doing woodworking projects, reading and crossword puzzles. He looked forward to the daily coffee time get-togethers with "The Fellas". Times spent at the cabin in Lavenham were very special to Art.
He ardently believed in the philosophy of Free Masonry and was an active member of Masonic Lodge No. 121. He will always be remembered for the many Forum Nights that he presented.
In keeping with Art's attitude to life, he would want his family and friends, at this time, to remember a joke he told that made you laugh or to reflect on the good times you shared with him.
Art was an ardent supporter of his Masonic Lodge's involvement in the Grace Hospital Foundation Project. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Foundation.
The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Grace and St. Boniface Hospitals' intensive care units for their care and compassion, as well as to the Paramedics and First Responder Unit who came to his assistance.

On Sunday, October 28, 2001 at the St. Boniface Hospital, Rosalie Kienetz passed away at the age of 100 years.
Viewing was held from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 31 at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Avenue, Aubrey Street entrance. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday November 1, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church 65 Walnut with burial at Brookside Cemetery.

July 27, 1923 to October 26, 2001
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear dad, grandfather, brother and uncle after a battle with chronic lung disease.
Hank was born in St. James MB., and attended Linwood and Britannia Schools. He was the third child of Harry and Anna Rose Gill.
He was predeceased in Sept. 1999 by his wife Kay, and his brother Ted in 1994. Survived by daughters Linda (Aaron) Shnitka, and Betty Gill, sons Jon (Susan), and Rick (Suzy), and 5 grandchildren Kathy, Dan, JJ, Joshua and Jeremy, all of Winnipeg.
Also survived by two sisters Rose (Richard) Cooper of Penticton BC, and Ida Laidlaw of Winnipeg, and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Vern) Sund of Woodlands MB and Jean (Bill) Forrester of Winnipeg, and brother-in-law Harry (Myrt) Puddifant of Innisfail AB, as well as nieces and nephews, and his loyal cat Wynter.
After Trade School, he worked one year at Kipp Kelly, then joined Royal Cdn. Navy Volunteer Reserve in April 1942. He served in the Middle East and Egypt attached to the Royal Navy (Britain), and was demobilized in March 1945. He was employed by Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd. for 41 years, retiring in July 1986.
He was a 55-year member of the St. James Legion No.4, active in the "Over 60" Club, and a member since 1979 of the Chiefs & Petty Officers Association of HMCS Chippawa (now the White Ensign Club).
While his health permitted, he enjoyed golfing, 5-pin bowling and woodworking.
Sincere thanks to Dr. A.N. Schroeder and to the many home care workers who cared for him over the past two years.
Major Bill Loveless, Salvation Army Chaplain, officiated at a service held Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 10:30AM at Neil Bardal Inc., 984 Portage Ave., Aubrey St. entrance, with viewing one-half hour prior. Internment followed at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Ave.
Flowers are gratefully declined; however a donation to the MB Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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