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HENRY RICHARD HALVORSON
Born: Sep 15, 1939
Date of Passing: Mar 15, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
HENRY RICHARD HALVORSON
September 15, 1939 - March 15, 2021
Henry was predeceased by his mother Hazel, father Harold, brother Harvest, sister Anna, and brother Herwin. He is survived by brother Harold, sister Jane, daughter Kristina and son-in-law Alex.
Born in Winnipeg's North End, in his youth Henry could be found fixing old cars and motorcycles with his long-time friend, Dennis. Self-taught with a passion to work with his hands, Henry had a keen interest in all things mechanical, electrical and woodworking. His garage was always filled with left over wood, spare parts, or odds and ends that would one day be needed for working on small projects like home repairs, to crafting furniture and wooden toys, to more ambitious ones like designing and building a house in North Kildonan,
Henry also enjoyed target pistol shooting and was a member of the Gateway Gun Club. He won many trophies and medals always expressing that he was competing with himself rather than with others.
A jack of all trades, after serving in the Air Force Reserves, he showed his versatility by working as a hairdresser, a repairman for Carlson Mobile Homes, and eventually retiring from the Fort Garry School Division as a custodian.
As a passionate advocate for the environment and recycling, he worked with organizations like the Boy Scouts and Shriners to help them collect drink cans and scrap metal to raise funds.
At age 50, Henry moved from Winnipeg to a hobby farm in Anola where he took up farming and raised horses. He had a great love for all animals large and small, rescuing seven horses, dozens of cats, two dogs and a rabbit. In his spare time, Henry enjoyed the outdoors by watching and feeding the birds and wildlife and at night gazed into space through his telescope towards the stars and constellations.
We thank Pastor Rick Sauer of St. Mark's Lutheran Church for leading a small, private graveside funeral held on March 25 to celebrate the life of Henry Halvorson.
We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Deer Lodge Centre for their dedication, kindness, and compassion during Henry's time in their care.
In lieu of cards and flowers, donations to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association, or animal welfare charities of your choice in Henry's name would be gratefully appreciated.
Memories live forever and
we will always be connected by love.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Henry was a good man and has found peace. Take care. Robert Marko - Posted by: Robert Marko (friend & client) on: Apr 09, 2021
I was fortunate to know Henry while growing up on Manitoba Avenue. I had my first bike ride on his BMW (quiet ride). He was almost like a big brother to me during those years (early 60s). - Posted by: Rick Gustafson (Friend) on: Apr 07, 2021
My name is Barry Hamilton and I had the privilege of working with Henry for 3 years at Vincent Massey Henry was a good friend and a good person, he had a great love and passion for his daughter who he talked about very often. I will miss Henry very much. His memory and friendship will live on forever. Rest in peace my friend, Barry - Posted by: barry hamilton (co worker) on: Apr 03, 2021
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