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Born: Aug 14, 1945

Date of Passing: Jun 22, 2023

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Born: August 14, 1945 in Winnipeg Date of Passing: June 22, 2023

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Vance Jerold Masters, with his family by his side, on June 22, 2023 at Grace Hospital, at the age of 77 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Beverley, daughter Krista, son Vance Jr, grandson Liam, sister Arlene Travis Patera (of Florida), nephew Gord Travis (of Vancouver) and niece Allison Smith (Steve) (of Washington).

Vance was a drummer with a long and celebrated career within the local and international music scene. To Vance's friends, your numbers are far too many to list all here. Know that he loved and treasured each one of you.

We express our deepest thanks to the doctors, nurses, and health care aides from the Intensive Care Unit at the Grace Hospital for the care and compassion provided to Vance and the family through his final days.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. His memorial service, open to all, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Green Acres Funeral Home, Highway 1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Manitoba Chapter.

Those wishing to view this obituary and join the service by livestream may do so by visiting:


Funeral Home and Cemetery
(204) 222-3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 30, 2023, Jul 01, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • a fine neighbour! - Posted by: marc desrosiers (neighbour) on: Jul 17, 2023

  • I was just made aware of Vance"s passing. I must extend my condolences to all who loved Vance! The drummers evolution is infinite beyond life itself. A pulse of existence WILL be felt if not heard What awaits the senses we do not yet possess? Might music still be our most willing companion and confidant? I believe Vance will hear God's music and even share stories with the Master! May you walk joyfully with God Vance. You lived your life well! - Posted by: Douglas Smith (A friend from the sixties.) on: Jul 11, 2023

  • Bev, I’m so sorry to hear of Vance’s passing. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but his name was always present during our chats over the many years we worked together. I wish you my condolences Bev, take good care. Nancy - Posted by: Nancy Regina (Coworker ) on: Jul 09, 2023

  • Our deepest condolences on the loss of you beloved husband, father, grandfather. May you find solace in the knowledge that Vance will be at peace and will continue his drumming in a higher realm. blessings always, Wally and Kathie Christensen. - Posted by: Kathie Christensen (friend) on: Jul 06, 2023

  • Bev I am so sorry to hear of Vance’s passing, be strong girl, he fought for so long, may he rest in peace. - Posted by: Frances Bradley (Past co-worker) on: Jul 01, 2023

  • Answer the great drummer I love his driving in the fifth and Gettysburg address and whoever else he played with, he used used to play at my junior high and high school when I saw Drum and he was a top guy what a groove what I sound he had the same drum kit as me and I only play with Bill Wallace and Greg Lescon all those guys and we still supposed to contact with them together Lovins beans in the park he was truly a master of the drives great to watch sorry to hear but it’s passing I’m down in New Jersey now I come back to Winnipeg occasionally - Posted by: Jack gutwilik (Drummer for hard rain and blue frizz) on: Jul 01, 2023

  • Our condolences to Bev and family, Vance was a great drummer who played at the Spike many times, he will be missed by staff and friends. Ron and Florence Osesky, Silver Spike Saloon - Posted by: Ron and Florence Osesky (Friend ) on: Jul 01, 2023

  • Saw Vance play many times over the years! Finally made it to the Guess Who which he totally deserved! A well respected man that he was and a very good Drummer, sure gonna miss him:) - Posted by: RICK BOUX (FELLOW MUSICIAN) on: Jun 30, 2023

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

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