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Born: Sep 27, 1925

Date of Passing: Mar 16, 2014

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MYTRO KOTZ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Mytro Kotz, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the age of 88 years. Mytro was born on September 27, 1925, in Sclater, MB. He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Lucy (Julia) Kotz, and six siblings, Harry, Nick, Alex, Joe, Stella and Olga. He was also predeceased by his son Ron, and special partner Ella. Mytro is survived by his children Dave (Joyce), daughter-in-law Shirley (Jack), Mike (April), Marg (Bill), Marilyn (Dennis), Jim (Nancy), Barbara, and Hazel (Randy), 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, brother Dan, and sister-in-law Anne. Mytro was raised on the family farm in Sclater, MB. He later moved to the Dryden area where Mytro and Kay raised their eight children. Mytro worked for the CN Rail and the Dryden Paper Mill, but his most important and fulfilling activities came after retirement - which included caring for Ella during her illness. Family was always a priority for Mytro. He loved spending time with his family, which often involved travelling across the prairies to visit. He shared his love of card-playing with his family, and everyone has a deck of Skip-Bo cards to prove it. Mytro loved outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. He spent much of his retirement years at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre, including bowling, playing card games such as Euchre and cribbage, and volunteering as whist convenor and bingo worker. He was acknowledged as a "Snow Knight" for his volunteer efforts that helped out others. Mytro took great pleasure in gardening with Ella, polka-dancing and the outdoors. He will always be remembered for his great smile, sense of humour and storytelling. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Hospital for the excellent care and compassion extended to Dad during his stay. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare or the gift of life - a blood donation to Canadian Blood Services. Dad was very proud of the number of blood donations he made over the years. In keeping with Dad's wishes, a service will be held at the Riverside Evergreen Chapel, Dauphin, Manitoba on Friday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Sclater Cemetery. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services Dauphin, Manitoba (204) 638-4110

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 19, 2014

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My name is Neil, I am the son of Barbara Kotz. My last few conversations with Mytro were by phone, I live in Vancouver. These conversations changed my life, he was such a good man. May he rest in peace - Posted by: Neil Soppet (Grandchild, son of Barbara Kotz) on: Apr 15, 2016

  • May the quiet places of your hearts be filled with sweet echoes of your father's love. Our echoes will be the fun-filled Christmas and Easter celebrations! A good hand of Skip-Bo, which Mytro played very strategically! A true gentleman, that we will all miss. - Posted by: Barbara & Dennis Wray (Family ) on: Apr 01, 2014

  • He was a great uncle to the family and I am sure going to miss him very much. I used to see him in Dryden Ont and I went for coffee when I saw him. He is in good hands. I am going to miss you very much but you will still be in my heart - Posted by: Ann Lacosse (uncle) on: Mar 23, 2014

  • Metro left a great impression on all who had a chance to listen or experience his abilities. I enjoyed our visits and meeting his family and friends. Thought of often. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Merv Kotz (Cousin) on: Mar 20, 2014

  • Metro was a true and good friend to my father in Amesdale and Richan Ontario. He was a great help to my dad and we will always remember that. - Posted by: Betty Radford Puddicombe (Friend) on: Mar 19, 2014

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