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VICTOR LLOYD PINCHIN November 11, 1918 - June 29, 2012 Victor was born in Vancouver, B.C. on November 11, 1918, the youngest of 10 children of William and Bertha. As a youth in the Depression, he had many part-time jobs during his schooling, learning the bakery business from his father, and delivering everything from papers, to meat, to ice. After graduating from Lord Byng High School, he worked in the coastal town of Ocean Falls, BC to save enough money for university, the only one of his siblings able to do so. Graduating U.B.C. in Agriculture, he was seconded to the War Time Bureau of Supply, where his training as a meat cutter was more essential to the war effort than his university ROTC training. He met Gwen Hammond in the chorus of the UBC Musical Society. They were married on February 4, 1944 and spent 66 loving years together until she passed away in 2010. He missed her dearly. Vic's last 35 employment years were in Industrial Relations with Canada Safeway, with whom he was transferred to Winnipeg in 1960. He retired in 1984 as Vice-President, but continued to serve on employee trust boards for another 15+ years. Vic was a life-long entertainer, starting by standing on a chair to recite poetry to his mother's WCTU meetings; singing with dance bands in the 1940s; directing a Gilbert Sullivan troupe though the 1950s; numerous performances with Rainbow Stage, MTC, and entertaining at many hospitals and senior facilities, particularly Lions Manor and Lions Place. Just two weeks ago, he was still leading the Lions Club of Winnipeg in the anthems at their weekly meeting. Never one to decline a request to volunteer, for over 50 years he served Rainbow Stage (Past President and inaugural Wall of Fame recipient), Lions Club of Winnipeg (Past President and Life member), Red River Exhibition (Past Director). His philanthropy covered a broad spectrum of Winnipeg charities, and will continue through his fund at the Winnipeg Foundation. For 52 years, he was a member of Southwood Golf and Country Club, a Blue Bomber season ticket holder and MTC season ticket holder; Manitoba Opera since 1971, Winnipeg Symphony Pops concerts, and Prairie Theatre Exchange. Our sincere thanks go to Dr. Brian Sharkey for his many years of TLC, and to the staff at Victoria Hospital- fourth floor north and emergency. At 93, Vic still enjoyed living in his own house. We are most thankful for companionship of his close friend Alison Moore and for the attention, love and care from his long-time neighbours, Josephine and Don, Elaine, Clara, Norma, Joy and the daily home care visits, especially Joan. Vic's memory will live on through his son Rick (Pat) and grandson Jeff, daughter Heather (John) Stubbs, his brother Herb, and his numerous relatives and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vic's name to Lions Housing Foundation (320 Sherbrook St.) or Rainbow Stage (180 Market Ave.) A Celebration of Vic's life will be held at Lions Place, 610 Portage Ave. on Friday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Home and Crematorium 774-7474 Condolences:www.bardal.ca
Publish Date: Jul 7, 2012
VICTOR LLOYD PINCHIN 1918 - 2012 With deep sadness, we advise that Victor passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Victoria Hospital, with son Rick, daughter Heather, and daughter-in-law Pat at his side. Longer notice will follow on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 07, 2012
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