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Born: Jul 01, 1938

Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2015

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ROY THEODORE (TED) TIMCHUK July 1, 1938 - July 28, 2015 Peacefully, surrounded by his family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roy Theodore Timchuk. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Nora, his children, Richard (Sue), Karen (Bob), Robert, and Kurtis (Angie). His precious grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Seán, Mathew, Michelle, Christopher, Kevin, Ashley, and Tanner, great-grandchildren, Syndee, Emma and Alice; his sister-in-law, Jackie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, his brother Tony, sister Marge, his beloved Aunt Faye, and Helen Barrett. Ted was born in Vita on July 1, 1938, the oldest of three children and was raised in their small family home in Woodmore, Manitoba. As a young man, Ted was a teacher in Carey, Manitoba before moving to Winnipeg where he met and married his first wife, Marilyn. Together raised their children in St. James and during these early years Ted carved a successful career as a car salesman at Dominion Motors. As the years went by, country life called out to Ted once more and he returned to the family farm in Woodmore in the early 1980s. Ted began farming raising both cattle and buffalo. Ted excelled in all his endeavors, and was a great carpenter and handyman, together with his children, they built a new house on his land. Family has always been Ted's priority. A loving and devoted father and grandfather. Many years ago, Ted donated a kidney to his younger brother, Tony, giving him a new lease on life. In his 40s, Ted battled and survived colon cancer. He cared for his parents in their later stages of life. In September 2005, Ted reunited with and married his first love, Eleanor. We celebrated their union at the farm and our family circle grew larger to include Rick (Sabine), Tony (Lucie), Kenneth (Teresa), and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ted and Nora have showed us the true meaning of love. Together, they enjoyed gardening, travelling and most of all, spending time with their family and friends. Visiting the farm is always a welcoming treat. From sleigh rides and curling on Pumpkin Creek in the winter, to camp outs and tractor rides up Buffalo Road. Ted was passionate about his garden and last year created the inaugural Pumpkin Carving event. One of Ted's fondest pastimes was spending time with Chuck and Charlene playing crokinole. Pops, you will be sorely missed. We will forever cherish our time together, your wisdom, your amazing smile, your bear hugs and your signature, well thought out advice. A viewing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Vita Funeral Home, 245 Railway Avenue, Vita, Manitoba. A celebration of Ted's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Greenridge United Church, 9153 Road 20e in Dominion City, Manitoba. Pallbearers are Seán Timchuk, Mathew Timchuk, Chris Swiergosz, Kevin Timchuk, Tanner Timchuk, Bob Bilous and Chuck Anderson. Officiant Jordan Basso presiding. Interment to follow at the Greenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ted's memory to CancerCare Manitoba or the Kidney Foundation of Manitoba. Arrangements by Vita Funeral Home Phone 204-425-3114

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2015

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My very deepest sympathies to the entire family. Unfortunately, I didn't hear of the funeral until it was too late. My apologies I couldn't attend. All of a sudden I have "The cat came back" going through my head and how he sang that tune years ago. He will certainly be missed. - Posted by: Lorna Rempel (friend) on: Aug 05, 2015

  • You will be truly missed....random memories I got to share with Ted - eating fried pickerel eggs to see if it tastes like caviar, eating Ted's homemade cabbage rolls that were made with weeds in his yard, watching him pick mushrooms in his yard and eating them hoping he knew the difference between the good ones and bad ones, watching him feed his buffalo (from the other side of the fence),teasing him about his haircuts and how he paid full price and he even said he always tipped and lots more. His most famous comment when I always asked why he was so quiet "You can't learn by talking!". Never forgetting the smile he always had, the plaid shirts he wore and both hands partially tucked in his pockets! My condolences to the Timchuk families. - Posted by: Shauna Jacques () on: Aug 04, 2015

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire Timchuk family. Rest in peace Ted, we are better for knowing you. We mill miss seeing you down here during your visits to the lone star state, always good times. Rick,Sue,Sam,Sarah and Matt our thoughts are with you. All the best, your friends - Posted by: Hastman Family, San Antonio Texas (Friends) on: Aug 03, 2015

  • I have lived next door to Ted and Nora for 8 years and knew I could always count on Ted in an emergency or if I just needed a little help. He was a great neighbor and friend and he will be greatly missed. My condolences to the Timchuk family in their time of sorrow. - Posted by: Oriana Elliott (Neighbour) on: Aug 03, 2015

  • Ted spent alot of time at our place doing renovations with Malcolm Spence. We are still enjoying his work some thirty years later! Our sympathies to the Timchuk family Mike & Lucy Pankiw (Dufrost,Man) - Posted by: Mike & Lucy Pankiw (friend) on: Aug 02, 2015

  • Deepest sympathy to the entire Ted Timchuk family. Ted was a wonderful neighbor and friend down the road to Mom and Dad and our home in Woodmore. Mom and Dad had good times with Ted throughout their lifetime on the farm, and our entire family enjoyed his cheerful and caring ways. He will be missed in the neighborhood, and forever remembered. Sincerely, Cheryl Robinson - Posted by: Cheryl Robinson (Grier) (Friend/Neighbor) on: Aug 02, 2015

  • We had a great visit Sunday evening, glad we were able to spend some time together before you had to go. Love you, and miss you. Rest in Peace Dad! Rick and Sue - Posted by: Rick &Sue (Son) on: Aug 01, 2015

  • Try to remember and hold dear the little things, the shared smiles, the warm hugs, the laughter. The pain might seem unbearable now, but in time, it is these memories that will win through and you will find happiness again. It was a privilege to have met your Dad at your retirement he was so proud of you and all your accomplishments. We can see that his goodness lives on through you and your family. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and your family for your loss. Love Dale & Steve - Posted by: Dale and Steve Martinos (Friends of Karen and Bob) on: Aug 01, 2015

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