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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 February 16, 2010
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