June 23, 1962 - November 14, 2020
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Dwayne after a hard, hard battle with Cancer. Left behind heartbroken is his wife and soulmate Barbara and their two children son Terence and daughter Rebecca; mother and father-in-law, Olive and Ron Inman. He also leaves behind to mourn his siblings: sister Marina (Marcel) Schmidt; brothers Don Harper, Ron Harper, James ( Karin) Harper and Sheldon Harper; Glen Chastellaine who he referred to as his brother and also Debra Sanderson whom to him was his sister, heart and soul.
Dwayne was predeceased by his father Donald Harper and his mother Ruth (nee Ratt) Harper.
Dwayne lived in Selkirk but was raised in Matlock, MB and every chance he could to go to the lake he would, he loved going to visit and feeling connected to his hometown. Even during his illness he would still manage to go for a ride out to see his Dad's house and visit friends and family still there. Despite his difficult upbringing, and his own personal battles when he was younger, the creator showed him the right path and he managed to pull through and make a good life for himself and his family.
Dwayne always managed to stay positive with his illness, he loved to listen to music, talk, laugh, joke around even on his bad days he would put a smile on his face.
Dwayne was forever grateful to all our close friends and family who would take the time to pop in for a visit and bring his favorite drink a "Tim Hortons" coffee, no matter what you stood by him and his family during this difficult time and he was grateful for that. He wanted to thank his nephew Ben Massey for coming over and watching the Jets games and also the UFC fights with him it always perked him up, got him going, putting the life back into him.
To his children Terence and Rebecca, you watched your Daddy suffer in pain everyday but you found strength and courage to be by his side every step of the way and he was so, so proud of you for that, he knew what you were enduring but you were his life, His soul and he Loved you more than anyone or anything in this world. You were his Babies and you loved him unconditionally and he felt and knew that, you kept him fighting.
Thank you to all Palliative Nurses and Doctors at Selkirk General Hospital for the care you provided Dwayne especially during his final days. Also to all at the Cancer Care Unit at Selkirk General Hospital, "T" Dog thanks you. Also to Dr. Paul Daeninck at St. Bonafice for always being positive and for always giving him hope. You are such a kind and caring Doctor and any other Cancer patient is lucky to have you as his/her Doctor. Thank you to Darwin, Della and all the staff at Parkers for going above and beyond for Dwayne, the family appreciates everything you had done.
Due to the current situation, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Dwayne's life will be held in Spring.
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