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BERNARD MARLIN TERLECKI (MR. YEN)

Born: Apr 10, 1955

Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2017

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BERNARD MARLIN TERLECKI (MR. YEN) April 10, 1955 - September 5, 2017 It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing the sudden passing of Marlin Terlecki (Mr. Yen). Marlin passed away in Thailand on the morning of September 5, 2017 at the age of 62, with his girlfriend Lek by his side. Marlin was predeceased by his father (Bernie) and mother (Deanna), and survived by his girlfriend Lek; his only child Trevor (Tammy); his three younger sisters, Tannis (Shawn), Dawnie (Neil) and Linda (Dino), his nieces and nephew, along with four uncles, Jack, Stew, Ken and Billy. Marlin enjoyed a very long career at the Canadian National Railway as an engineer and happily retired in May of 2010. He had numerous amounts of hobbies such as golf, hockey and travelling. He grew especially fond of Thailand where he has been travelling back and forth for about 15 years. He was a very generous man that no one will ever forget and never hesitating to take the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He had a wonderful sense of humour, loved the company of others and was greatly looking forward to meeting his first grandchild in a few months. Due to the unfortunate circumstances, a funeral has been held in Thailand by his loving girlfriend and her family, which will be followed by cremation. To honour Marlin here in Winnipeg, we will be holding a small memorial on September 24, 2017 at Dakota Lawn Bowling Clubhouse (1212 Dakota Street) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to drop in and join us to honour and celebrate Marlin.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 13, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Tannis, Shawn, other sister Linda and Dino attended the funeral service in Thailand that lasted for 4 days to honour our brother. The whole experience was surreal! We experienced where Marlin lived and the simple life that he lived there ; It was Marlins piece of heaven! We met Lek (Marlin's spouse) and her huge Thai family and many Thai friends , and the Monks that Marlin befriended. The Monks honoured Marlin's passing from the day he passed and visited with us and performed holy services twice a day which is not the norm.....and at least 300 people attended the formal service. That is the proof of Marlin's likeability. The funeral service is none that can be compared to anything like in Canada, U.S. , the world! Marlin had a funeral service likened to a King!. He was truly loved and respected by the young and old. The Thai people and family that Marlin adopted were amazingly friendly and we are saddened that we may never see them again. Lek truly loved Marlin, she is just a simple farm girl. In Winnipeg our family always doubted Marlin,s chosen lifestyle in Thailand but now we saw that it was a simple farm quiet life (except the roosters)! We feel so sad that he left this world too early. Some believe that when a younger person (62 years) dies that his soul is catching up with another soul. We believe that he is catching up with our mother who passed only 6 short months ago. Marlin took her passing hard. It is still hard to believe that we have lost father, mother, and now our brother! A couple of weeks ago we came across videos from long ago of Christmas and birthdays. So glad that we have them to remember them. When Marlin and I were kids we had each other since we were only 16 months apart in age and I will cherish that feeling forever! Our last visit was a nice visit at our cottage at Nutimik Lake I wish I knew that it was going to be our last visit. Love him, miss him. Xoxo - Posted by: Tannis and Shawn Madec (Sister) on: Sep 16, 2017

  • Marlin is sadly missed. Many hours spent with Marlin were always a pleasure. - Posted by: Don Mosher (Old friend) on: Sep 14, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of Marlin's passing. My condolences to the family - Posted by: GARY OKO (Friend ) on: Sep 13, 2017

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