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Funeral held for Waskada plane crash victims

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More than 1,300 people are attending 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.

The Winnipeg Free Press is on the scene and will have full coverage in Tuesday’s paper.

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