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HERBERT NEMISH

Date of Passing: Mar 03, 2012

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HERBERT NEMISH With his loving family surrounding him, our beloved Herb passed away peacefully on March 3, 2012 at the age of 89. He will be remembered by his wife of 58 years, Rita; children Greg (Randa), Chris (Lynda), Mark (Tammy); his two grandchildren, Kendall and Kailani; his sister-in-law Aline, and his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Katherine and Eugene; his brothers Ernest (Geni), Eugene, and sister Marjorie. Herb graduated from the University of Manitoba and then embarked on a teaching career in Winnipeg School Division #1 for more than 30 years. He was well respected as a teacher, principal and administrator and was actively involved in coaching soccer and volleyball. Herb was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he led the church choir in addition to being an active member of the church council. Possessing a beautiful bass-baritone voice, Herb had a passion for classical music and frequented many W.S.O. concerts. After his retirement in 1983, Herb and Rita embarked on many vacation trips. His love for baseball and hockey also led Herb and Rita on travels to see their favourite teams. After spending 55 years in their home, Herb and Rita moved to Sterling House, a retirement residence. While residing there for nearly two years, Herb and Rita have made many beautiful friends and lasting memories. His role in the Sterling House choir was very special for Herb. The family wishes to thank Dr. R. Heyday for his long time care in addition to Dr. K. Cavers and the staff at Victoria General Hospital for their recent support of Herb. Further thanks are extended to Pastor Ron Nelson for his spiritual help of the Nemish family. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home at 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB; reception to follow at Glen Eden. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111 www.gleneden-mb.ca

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2012

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Mr Nemish was my principal at Montcalm School. He was an excellent principal and although I was very young at the time I still remember the way he carried himself and his attitudes toward people. He was a very caring man with a gentle demeanor. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Sonia Batson ( former student at Montcalm 1971) on: Mar 13, 2012

  • FAMILY: BE OF GOOD faith AND COURAGE AT THIS TIME. - Posted by: lloyd porcher (former student) on: Mar 10, 2012

  • As principal of Montcalm School when I started teaching, Mr. Nemish was a dedicated educator and kind mentor. He made a real difference to many lives, both students and colleagues. - Posted by: Maryann Nevile (Former Colleague) on: Mar 07, 2012

  • It was indeed a great pleasure to work with Herb Nemish. He had a ready smile, and a gentle sense of humour. His understanding of how school libraries, reading and literacy could help his teachers excellently prepare their students for future careers was to be admired. He was an ardent supporter of the school library team. Bon voyage, good friend. - Posted by: Gerald R. Brown (Chief Librarian (Retired) Winnipeg School Division) on: Mar 07, 2012

  • An ever grateful student from the Faraday School era. Til we meet again, Mr. Nemish, shalom... - Posted by: joan gerus (heffel) (student) on: Mar 07, 2012

  • Mr. Nemish was an excellent French teacher at Faraday school. I really appreciated his good nature and humorous attitude. He was definitely one of the best !! - Posted by: JIM FIELDING (student) on: Mar 07, 2012

  • After so many, many years, I still have fond memories of the kind, gentle and humorous principal at Montcalm School. My condolences to Rita and family. - Posted by: Mary Fabris (Former Colleague) on: Mar 07, 2012

  • Mr. Nemish, as I always called him, was one of those people who you are fortunate to have met in your life, and have them make a lasting impression on you. To Mrs. Nemish, Greg, Chris, Mark & families our hearts are with you during this sorrowful time. God speed Mr Nemish. - Posted by: Diane Jarmuske & family (Ted & Mable Creran's eldest daughterand her family) (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2012

  • Rita and family - I fondly remember my time at Trinity Lutheran Church working with Herb on Church council and numerous other projects. He always had a kind word and a big smile on his face on Sunday mornings. I'm unable to attend the service on Thursday, but know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. With my deepest sympathy, Andrea Otto Grozli - Posted by: Andrea Grozli (Church Friend) on: Mar 06, 2012

  • One of my favorite teachers and great coach way back in Faraday School. A well respected gentleman. - Posted by: John Mirus (Student) on: Mar 06, 2012

  • GREG AND RANDA MAY WE EXTEND OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON YOUR LOSS. WE KNOW HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. - Posted by: BETTYLOU and STANLEY HAYDON () on: Mar 06, 2012

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