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ARTHUR LOGAN

ARTHUR (ART) JAMES LOGAN "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle and friend, Arthur "Art" Logan on June 26 at the age of 74. He will be forever cherished by his beloved wife, Alison "Ali", children Tara (Jay), Kerry (Dan), Brock (Kara) and Catherine (Chris), and grandchildren Maya, Kainen, Chase, Mason, and Emmett. Missing him also will be his treasured extended family and a wide circle of dear friends. Art was born in Winnipeg on November 29, 1938 to Ellen and Jim Logan. Growing up he was the middle child having an older brother, Alistair and a younger sister, Beth. After graduating high school he took a job with Manitoba Hydro leading to a fulfilling career of 38 years. Art lead a cosmopolitan life and lived each day to the fullest. He laughed easily and his quick wit was something that stayed with him until the end. He enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting, curling, a game of bridge and a good drink of Scotch. He was a lifetime member of the Saracens Rugby Club and was inducted into the Manitoba Rugby Hall of Fame. Family gatherings at Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and birthdays were always a highlight for Art. Art's greatest pleasure was time spent at his beloved cottage at Shoal Lake. Art's girls were the apples of his eye. Tara, Kerry and Catherine were a source of immense pride for Art. He was a "hands on" dad always actively involved in their lives. True to his character, when Art found himself a single dad, he took on full time care of the girls with a heart full of love. During this time Art met Ali, the love of his life. They were married in 1993 and with that, Art's family was complete as he gained a son, Brock. Art embraced him with love and enthusiasm and it was not long before they had developed a strong bond. Although the last several years were laden with challenges for Art, his positive outlook and kindness never faltered. His concern was always for others. With Ali and family at his side he succumbed to ALS with dignity and above all, courage. His faith was steadfast and he drew strength from it as well as many people who were a part of his life. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Medical and Palliative Care Team as well as Home Care workers especially Dr. Roy Smith, Olga, Ella, Vince and Gerry. Thanks also to the ALS Society as well as Brummitt-Feasby House under the direction of Diana Rasmussen. Special thanks goes to Bob Webster for his spiritual guidance. All of you had a hand in providing the compassionate, loving care and support that allowed Art to fulfill his wish to die at home. A funeral service celebrating Art's 74 years of life will be held at St. Mary Magdelene Church, 3 St. Vital Road on Tuesday, July 2 at 1:30 p.m.. A celebration of Art's life will follow at Maple Grove Rugby Park, 90 Frobisher Road. Those wishing to honour Art's memory may make a donation to the ALS Society of Manitoba, 493 Madison Street, Winnipeg, R3J 1J2. His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world: "This was a Man!" William Shakespeare
Publish Date: Jun 29, 2013

ARTHUR (ART) JAMES LOGAN On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Arthur passed away at the age of 74. His service is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, with a Celebration of Life to follow at Maple Grove Rugby Park. A full obituary will follow on Saturday.
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2013

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 29, 2013

Guest Book(15 entries)

  • I never had the privlege to meet Art, listening to all the great stories at his service, I now have the full picture of where Kerry gets her golden heart, her incredible witty sense of humor and her selflessness. Art, you raised an incredible daughter, friend, mother, person. You live on in your children and grandchildren. RIP Art.
    - Posted by: Linda (Friend to Kerry) on: Jul 7, 2013
  • Although we never met Art, we feel as if we caught a glimpse of the wonderful person he was from the stories Ali told us while out walking our dogs. All our best to you and your family.
    - Posted by: Lori & Bob Holmes (Neighbours) on: Jul 3, 2013
  • Ali, you and Art have been an inspiration though your love, courage, compassion, and ability to celebrate life even in its darkest hours.
    - Posted by: Heather Lytwyn (Friend from boolclub) on: Jul 3, 2013
  • We met Art & Ali about 17 years ago and Art sure made a lasting impression on our family. Our condolences go out to the whole family. Rest in peace Art!
    - Posted by: Ron, Nicole, Danica and Joel Ritchot on: Jul 3, 2013
  • Ali, I know there are no words that can truly express the feelings for your loss. I only recall meeting Art once but your love for him was present every time you mentioned his name. You have my sincerest condolences.
    - Posted by: Paulette Krovats (Friend) on: Jul 2, 2013
  • Ali you were lucky to have had the best love story ever. My heart is with you.
    - Posted by: Marly Billows (Friend) on: Jul 1, 2013
  • A good man gone too soon.
    - Posted by: Pat Benoit on: Jul 1, 2013
  • To the Logan family please accept my condolences on your loss. Though distance keeps us apart, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Maple Grove Park will never be the same without Art's beard framed smiling face beaming at everyone there. God bless you Art and thanks for every minute you shared with me.
    - Posted by: Romeo Di Girolamo (Friend) on: Jul 1, 2013
  • Ali, My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband Art.. My sincere condolences to your family. From your swimming friend Joyce...(mickey)
    - Posted by: Joyce Tascona Webinger (friend) on: Jul 1, 2013
  • I remember Art as a man full of laughter and comraderie, with a twinkle in his eye. One of the most welcoming and dedicated Saracens. A friend to all! A man who will be fondly remembered by those blessed and fortunate enough to have known him.
    - Posted by: Steve Lawrie (Fellow Saracen) on: Jun 30, 2013
  • I met Art in 1961 or 1962 when we both worked at Manitoba Hydro. We became good friends. When I moved to BC in 1966 Art took holidays and drove out with me to help get me settled. The get-togethers with him at the seven Matlock open golf tournaments he participated in over the 70s, 80s, and 90s were memorable. He was a true friend. Rest in peace Art. Bob Irwin- White Rock, BC.
    - Posted by: Bob Irwin (Friend) on: Jun 30, 2013
  • Ali....I am sorry about Arthur... He was a great man friendly and very sincere.. Quiet but knew what he wanted.. Curled with him and Kerry at hydro league....take care. Thinking of you darryl
    - Posted by: Darryl Eyssens (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2013
  • Wishing you and your family heartfelt condolences! Kerry; it goes without saying that your Daddy will live on in all of our hearts as your special "hero"! We love you! Jaymie & Lori xoxoxox
    - Posted by: Lori Argle (Friend to Kerry Hoger) on: Jun 29, 2013
  • I feel very blessed to have known "Artie" through our curling club. He always had a smile on his face. A few of us affectionately called him our "little garden gnome" because of his stature but he was a giant in my eyes having battled ALS with such dignity. I will miss seeing him on Sundays at the Fort Garry curling club. All of my love to Ali and family.
    - Posted by: Trish Schell (Friend from Chippawa curling club) on: Jun 29, 2013
  • Our thoughts are with you Ali.
    - Posted by: June and Bill Hanchakove (friend) on: Jun 28, 2013

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