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Born: Dec 18, 1919

Date of Passing: Jul 05, 2006

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HERBERT KRENTZ After an illness, Herbert Krentz, aged 86 passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the Victoria Hospital. Herb was predeceased by his wife Joyce, in 1992. He will be fondly remembered by his dear friend Thelma Serafin; his son Barry and wife Jan; grandchildren, Darien (Reuben) Pippy, Cary Kerr and Aaron; great-grandchildren Ainsley Pippy and Christopher Kerr; his sister Ellen MacKinnon and numerous relatives. Herb was born in Moosehorn, MB on December 18, 1919. Before joining the RCAF, Herb worked in the mines at Val D'or, QC. He took his flight training in Canada and was then commissioned to fly Halifax Bombers from England during the Second World War. Herb's plane was shot down and he was the only survivor of his flight crew. He was a prisoner of war for a year and a half in Stalag IVB. Herb recently had a book published To Hell in a Halifax about his and his comrades' experiences as P.O.W.'s. After his release he married his war bride Joyce Edwards, and they returned to Canada. He was a Game Warden for many years after the war before moving to Winnipeg and working until retirement from the Department of Indian Affairs. The family would like to thank the many caregivers, who cared for Herb over the years. Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Funeral service will take place at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, on Saturday, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. Interment and reception will follow. Donations in memory of Herb may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba, ON1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or Duck's Unlimited, P.O. Box 1160, Stonewall, MB, R0C 2Z0. CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME 885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 06, 2006

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  • I only knew Herb through my parents (now deceased). I was six or seven when Herb came to visit. He had a snow plane and offered to take us for a ride - wow! For a young kid this made my whole year! Herb's name came up again when Jack Clarkson, a good friend and pilot with whom I often flew, contacted me and offered to loan me Herb's book "To Hell in a Halifax" - every young Canadian should read this to help understand what these men faced in time of war. They are our true Heroes. - Posted by: Al Kelner (Parents were Herb's friend) on: Feb 20, 2015

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