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The names of 16 people killed in Manitoba crash released

By Tim Davidson Jun 22, 2023 | 4:07 PM

14 of the 16 people killed in a collision between a bus and transport in Manitoba near Carberry were women.

The RCMP released their names and pictures Thursday afternoon.

Superintendent Jeff Asmundson of the RCMP says it was a great tragedy.

“There has been a cloud over this community since the collision occurred,” a visibly shaken Asmundson told family, friends, first responders and media at a press conference.

“We lost 16 people who were mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, whose decades of contributions helped make this community what it is. They were gone in an instant.”

Asmundson says it’s heartbreaking to read the names of the deceased.

“Hearts are broken, families are grieving, a community is feeling immeasurable loss.  The communities of Carberry and Dauphin will be forever connected.”

Earlier this week, one of the people injured in the crash, passed away from her injuries.

Nine people were also injured in the collision.

In all, there were were 25 people on the minibus heading to Sand Hills Casino in Carberry.

The deceased have been identified as:

-Louis Bretecher, 81,

-Margaret Furkalo, 82,

-Vangie Gilchrist, 83, of Gilbert Plains.

-Ann Hill, 81,

-Helen Kufley, 88,

-Arlene Lindquist, 68,

-Dianne Medwid, 70

-Nettie Nakonechny, 87,

-Shirley Novalkowski, 76,

-Frank Perzylo, 82

-Rose Perzylo, 80

-Jean Rosenkranz, 82

-Donna Showdra, 79,

-Lillian Stobbe, 73,

-Patsy Zamrykut, 88

-Claudia Zurba, 87,



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