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Waskada mourns plane crash victims

Mourners make their way to the large shop at Jolly Construction for the funeral service for Darren Spence, his two sons Logan and Gage, and his sons' friend Dawson Pentecost in Waskada earlier this afternoon.

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Mourners make their way to the large shop at Jolly Construction for the funeral service for Darren Spence, his two sons Logan and Gage, and his sons' friend Dawson Pentecost in Waskada earlier this afternoon.

More than 1,300 people attended a memorial service in Waskada this afternoon for four local residents killed in a plane crash eight days ago.

Darren Spence, 37, a crop duster based in southwestern Manitoba, was at the controls of the plane when it crashed just outside of Waskada a week ago Sunday, killing him, his sons, 10-year-old Gage and nine-year-old Logan, and a friend of the boys, nine-year-old Dawson Pentecost.

Only 200 people live in the small community in southwestern Manitoba.

For the full story, see Tuesday's Brandon Sun.

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Sad sad sad. What a terrible tradgedy.

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