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SHELDON FUNK With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Sheldon Funk on February 10, 2010, at the age of 56. A compassionate and talented man, Sheldon was a loving son, brother, father and friend to many. His memory will shine in the hearts and lives of his daughters Shosana and Kayce Funk, and their mother Bernice Funk of Winnipeg; step-son R.J. Brown of Vancouver; mother Anne Funk of Winnipeg; siblings Colin (Hope) Funk of Victoria, Verlie Stead and Tannis (Sig) Laser of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Jean Funk; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Peter in 2003 and brother Jerry in 2006. The fourth of five children, Sheldon lived his childhood years in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. In 1960, at the age of 7, Sheldon underwent critical heart surgery, after which he was able to live a fully active life. Sheldon was raised in a home headed by loving and caring parents. His older siblings doted on him, and his younger sister adored him. From an early age, Sheldon showed creative talent. Never a man of many words, he expressed himself through music. His guitar was a constant companion, and his career as a bass guitarist began in the family rec room with his high school friends. Later, in Winnipeg and then Calgary he made his living as a musician and with his woodworking skills, employed at Mountain Music and then with his own enterprise, Shelcraft Woodworking. In 1977, Sheldon married Bernice George, and found fulfillment raising two wonderful daughters, Shosana and Kayce. His children's accomplishments were a source of great pride and happiness. He will be missed. May our lives shine brighter for having known Sheldon. Please join the family in a celebration of Sheldon's life: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or the Manitoba Arts Network. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 16, 2010
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Met Sheldon in 1986 building speakers for Mountain Music (Bill) in 1986, in a shop on 20 ave N.W. in Capitol Hill (Calgary). I rented a bay in the same building and saw Sheldon daily for coffee and advice. A talented carpenter, loyal friend and one of the most decent human beings I've had the honor of knowing in this life. Never Forgotton Buddy R.I.P. - Posted by: Garth Tedford (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2014
Sheldon and I played in a Calgary band together called Springhead. He was a kind and funny friend and bandmate. He went on to become a carpenter/speaker builder, and his work was substantial in both. I am shocked and saddened at his passing, I thought sheldon would outlive us all. Words could never convey his gentle wisdom and passion for music. This totally sux that he is gone. My deepest condolences to Bernice and the kids. Gar - Posted by: gar (band mate and friend) on: Jul 11, 2013
I knew Sheldon from Clear Lake in the late sixties - I will always remember him as a kind and gentle soul. Be with the angels Sheldon - Posted by: Patricia Chalmers (friend) on: May 19, 2012
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