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MILT SWINDLEHURST Suddenly but peacefully, on Friday, July 20, 2012, Milt was taken from us. Left to mourn are his beloved wife Betty, daughters Kim (Dennis), Lee (David), and son John (Kari); grandchildren Sean (Jill), Tannis (Paul), Christopher, Lauren, Allora, Meagan and Mark; great-grandchildren Taylor, Aidan and Mackenna. Born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on November 15, 1928, only child of Mark and Mary Swindlehurst, the family moved to Winnipeg where Milt attended Lord Roberts and Kelvin schools. Always a keen athlete, Milt participated in all sports. Upon leaving Kelvin he had to choose between baseball and hockey. He opted for hockey and sailed to England where he played professionally in London for the Harringay Racers for five seasons. It was in London that he met his future wife Betty (Smith) and they were married on November 14, 1953. Upon returning to Canada in 1954, Milt went to work in the general insurance industry, which he pursued all his working life. Many happy summers were spent at Falcon Lake. An avid down hill skier, he took a trip to the mountains every winter. On retirement, Milt and Betty spent all their winters in Texas and Arizona. Always a quiet and private man, Milt loved his family. After moving into the condo he loved visiting the family and walking their dogs. A longtime member of The Wildewood Club, Milt walked and played nine holes of golf with his friends every day, including the morning he passed away. At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral or memorial service. With Milt's love of animals, donations to The Winnipeg Humane Society, in lieu of flowers, would be appreciated. God Bless You Milt / Dad / Grandad. We will miss you. 782-3541 www.kilcollinscremationservice.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 28, 2012
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