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Lionel John Prokopow
(April 29, 1935 - February 7, 2012)

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Lionel John Prokopow

Prokopow, Lionel John – 76, Malagash, passed away February 7, 2012 in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Crandall, Manitoba, he was the son of the late Wesley and Annie (Shust) Prokopow. Lionel served for twenty-nine years in the Canadian Forces (Navy), retiring in 1984 as CPO First Class, at which time he went to Saint John Shipbuilding to work on the new Frigate program and then retiring to Malagash. His passion for curling began as a young boy “Jam Pot” curling with his brother on their back yard rink at their home. He curled at rinks wherever his Navy career took him, which extended into his retirement by curling at Truro, Tatamagouche and Pugwash and enjoyed both league play and bonspiel competition. Golf was his summertime sport. He was a member of Northumberland Links in Pugwash and played regularly in a foursome with good friends. He was a twenty-six year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Past President of Branch 97, Malagash. He is survived by his son, Michael, Toronto; brother, Tom, Victoria, BC; sisters, Emily Sabeski (Alex), Winnipeg, MB.; Nadia Adair, Souris, MB.; Myrna Merriman (Roy), Edmonton AB; sister-in-law, Grace Hansen (Ken Matthews), Truro; many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary (Hartling). He was predeceased by brother-in-law, Don Adair; sister-in-law, Ewayne Prokopow. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 in Coulter’s Funeral Home, 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche, from where funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9, Rev. Connie McNamara officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Wentworth Cemetery. Memorial donations to Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.mmcfunerals.com

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