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Born: Aug 17, 1948

Date of Passing: Jun 22, 2012

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ROBERT DREWE LITTLEJOHN Drewe passed away suddenly Friday, June 22, 2012 at his cottage at Ingolf, Ontario, at the age of 63. He will be remembered as a kind, generous, and courageous man with a passion for life. Born in Winnipeg August 17, 1948, the majority of his youth was spent in Norwood where he attended Nordale School and Nelson MacIntyre Collegiate. As a young man, he served as an officer with Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Cadet Corps and maintained a lifetime fascination with all things military. Anything sharp and/or explosive caught his attention. He developed an interest in karate in his early twenties and was a core member of the former Winnipeg School of Karate, winning medals in competition and moving quickly through the ranks. He was a great fisherman, appreciating the beauty and solitude of the outdoors, and had been eagerly anticipating catching his first sailfish in Mexico. He loved fast cars, Cuban cigars and any and all big machines. Drewe began working at 16, with his career culminating in more than two decades with the Province of Manitoba, Workplace Safety and Health. He retired in October of 2011 to spend winters in Las Vegas and summers between Winnipeg and Ingolf. Drewe will be dearly missed by his wife, Heather; his parents, Betty and Bob Littlejohn; and numerous family members including brothers Gregory and Wayne, brothers-in-law Bob and Scott Lovell and cousin Dan Goodman. Special thanks to Bob and Hulda Etherington and Helen Ann Haack and family of Ingolf, Ontario for all their kindness. Cremation has taken place with interment at a later date. A Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street, Winnipeg. KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-956-2193

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 28, 2012

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Heather, I am so very sorry to hear of Drew's passing. I worked in the office at WSH and Drewe was always was very kind to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Sheryle Garant (Colleague at WSH Division ) on: Jul 14, 2012

  • I only heard today from my sis Colleen. I am so sorry Heather. Drewe was a wonderful man and I remember our good times often. He was sensitive, good humoured and a lot of fun. I wish I had continued to stay in contact with you both and regret very much that I didn't do so. I also wish I could have been at his funeral. Kindest regards and pls call me sometime. - Posted by: Sharon Doell (Old friend) on: Jul 09, 2012

  • I will miss a great friend. My prayers are with you - Posted by: Joe Kveton (Close friend) on: Jun 29, 2012

  • Heather, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Drewe. He was a great bud & co-worker of Gene's & he spoke very highly of him. It warmed my heart when he flew in from Vegas for Gene's service just 3 months ago. May you have comfort in knowing that family & friends are by your side at this trying time. If there is anything I can help you with, please don't hesitate to call me. RIP Drewe. You will be missed. - Posted by: Brenda Fontaine (Wife of the late Gene Fontaine (co-workers @ WSH)) on: Jun 28, 2012

  • Drewe was a genuine person and a true friend. We were colleagues at Manitoba Labour - WSH Division for over 20 years. His kindness and concerns for others touched many lives. Drewe had a zest for life and enjoyed it to its fullest. He will be missed by his many friends. - Posted by: Subhash M. Dandekar (Colleague at WSH Division) on: Jun 28, 2012

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tracey and Brent May your memories bring you comfort. - Posted by: Daphne and Tim Nixon (friend of daughter) on: Jun 28, 2012

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