Passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 42 years.
Dwaine was born on January 8, 1978 in Neepawa to parents Marie and Larry. He moved to Alberta with his Mom and sister when he was 4 years old. Dwaine graduated from Wetaskiwin High school in 1996 and worked as a welder in various welding shops, both in Alberta and here in Carberry. He moved back to Sidney, MB in the summer of 2007. He met his wife in early 2008 and fathered his first child (Dezmond) in October of 2008. Dwaine took on the role as a stay-at-home dad throughout Dezmond’s younger years. He then worked in various jobs within Carberry (Gablers, CMI, Phillip Balabanski, Riverbend Colony), but nothing made him more happy than to be home with his family.
Dwaine was usually viewed by most people as an abrupt, blunt, angry person… however, that was not always the case. He could be the most caring, compassionate and sensitive individual but he didn’t like to show it. There were many times I would comment on just how sweet he was and his answer was always “don’t you dare tell anyone!” He would quite often make me supper, run me a bubble bath with a glass of wine, or surprise me with a little present. We didn’t have a lot of money, but he always seemed to find a way to surprise me. I don’t think he ever REALLY grew up… he said there was no fun in that. There were so many times that he would do some of the silliest things… 1) dancing around the house in his underwear to try to creep out the kids. 2) Yelling out a love song that was on the radio from the passenger seat of the truck with arms stretched out at the top of his lungs. 3) Chasing the kids around the house, because he was determined that he was still faster than them (he wasn’t and he wasn’t as graceful when he slipped and fell). 4) Deciding that the kids’ slip-n-slide was appropriate for a 41 year old man… the video was definitely funniest home videos material and he broke 2 ribs. 5) Shopping with me and acting like he was a mentally challenged individual… (OMG so embarrassing), as stories go, he did this to his uncle as well when he was still in Alberta and he left him at the store he was so embarrassed. Dwaine loved to be away from it all either camping or fishing or both. The few times we had the chance to go, it was always a blast. He helped all 3 kids catch their first fish. He often spoke of the good old days in Alberta, camping with the family (Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Parents and Friends), but his favorite thing to talk about was his Grandpa Ray. He idolized him. He would talk of the early morning fishing trips in the boat til breakfast, then back out again. He even claims that Grandpa Newton was the first person he ever drank with, because you didn’t tell Grandpa “No.”
We as a couple definitely had good times and bad, but we were always willing to work it out… even if it meant screaming it out. We both found it better to deal with each issue as it arose so that we could work on it and move on. A lot of people didn’t understand that and assumed we were fighting all the time, but that was definitely not the case. He stepped up and helped me raise my 2 kids (Zack and Sarah), he stayed home to watch the kids so that I could work. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am now with work. Dwaine is my best friend, my companion and my soulmate.
Dwaine was predeceased by his grandfather Raymond Newton on his mother’s side and his grandmother Kay Labuik “Bubba”. He is survived by his mother Marie; step father Art Van DerHoek; father Larry; sister Tammy; step brothers Lonny and Jason; nieces Avalon and Ireland; multiple cousins too many to list; wife Angie; children Dezmond, Zack and Sarah – step; mother-in-law Sharlene; father-in-law Abe; step father-in-law James.
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