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Born: Jun 18, 1925

Date of Passing: Jul 19, 2017

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WARREN LESLIE TIMLICK It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Warren Leslie Timlick on July 19, 2017. Warren was born in Arnaud, Manitoba on June 18, 1925 to Lillian and Jason Timlick. Warren's mother passed in 1928 and as his father could not manage all seven children, he, his brother Ken and sister Bernice were sent to the Orangeman's home in Indian Head, SK. His father made efforts to unite the children, but times were hard on the farm and most of the 'parenting' was done by older brothers, Elwood and Harry. From there Warren spent time with grandparents, aunts and uncles in Saskatchewan and Manitoba until he was able to be on his own. Warren tried to follow his brothers into the military in 1942, but was rejected due to a hearing loss he incurred as a youth. Nevertheless, Warren did the best he could and joined the Cameron Highlander reserves and was a proud legion member for the rest of his life. After his completion of school, Warren spent time in a number of professions; working in the logging industry on Vancouver Island, working in a foundry operation in Winnipeg and then settling into an occupation with Agriculture Canada in Winnipeg where he worked on cereal rust diseases for 38 years. Warren reveled in this capacity as it took him back to his agricultural roots. He also cherished his time in this work as he made numerous lifelong friendships. In December, 1946 while working in the logging camp, he chose to go home with a friend he had met there who was from Winnipeg. In coming there for Christmas, he met Ruby Doreen Toland (Hull) who he quickly admired. They spent time together when possible and eventually were married in Winnipeg in August, 1952, where they enjoyed over 62 years of each other's company. Warren and Doreen grew their relationship in Winnipeg and resided in Fort Garry their whole lives together. Warren participated in many volunteer capacities in Fort Garry including helping to develop the Fort Garry community centre, manning the pumps near Wildwood Park in 1950 when Winnipeg was flooding and participating in various legion functions. Warren and Doreen loved social events where Warren was noted as a more than capable dancer and he often said "a few beers and I'm ready to go!" In retirement, Warren and Doreen spent many occasions and events with family and travelled extensively with friends and relatives all over the south Pacific and Europe. Sadly, Doreen passed in August, 2016 and Warren said his heart was broken after which he never really regained his zest for life. Warren always said "I'll live until I die" and that he did. Warren was the last of his clan as he was predeceased by all six of his siblings and will be fondly remembered by many family members including his sons, Rodger (Debbie) and Blaine (Marlaine), by grandchildren, Lauren, Cale and Chantal, and many nieces and nephews. The song is over, but keep tapping your feet because the melody lingers on A service in Warren's memory will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard with reception to follow. The family wishes to thank Charleswood Care Centre, and the staff that worked in wing four for their dedication, diligence, patience and care that was provided to Warren for the several months the he was there. In addition, the family extends special thanks to cousins, Joan, Bev, Wendy and Carson for the time they spent visiting Warren over the past few months. Warren really appreciated it. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your charity of choice. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 22, 2017

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My wife Gerry and I would like to pass on our condolences to Uncle Warren's family. Uncle Warren was my dad Harry's younger brother and the last of the living children born to Jason and Lillian. Uncle Warren will be fondly remembered for his laughter and dancing ability at all the family social functions. He would be the first one on the dance floor and the last to leave. Both Uncle Bunny and your mother Doreen will be sadly missed. Don (Donny) Timlick - Posted by: Don Timlick (Nephew ) on: Jul 23, 2017

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