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Born: Sep 25, 1927

Date of Passing: Apr 03, 2016

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CHARLES (CHARLIE) H. TRITTHART September 25, 1927 - April 3, 2016 Peacefully, with his wife by his side, Pops found eternal rest. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Monika; daughter Carmen (Iain) Graham; son Michael (Lynne) Tritthart; grandchildren Caitlin and Christopher Graham, Kira, Alyssa and Damon Tritthart; sister Julia, nieces and nephews and friends. Pops was predeceased by his parents George and Marie Tritthart; siblings Sophie, Jacob, Anne and Bill; in-laws Ernest and Tilly Schroedter, Bill Solberg, Joyce Tritthart and Jerry Oleksiuk. Pops was born on the farm where he lived his whole life, until his final days. Dad met Mom in 1960 and they were married in 1961. They worked together on the farm as life partners and continued to help Michael as best they could. When Michael was able to look after the farm, Mom and Dad did a bit of traveling. They went to Germany twice and a longer trip to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. The farm and his family were the most important to him and he worked tirelessly to make sure both were cared for. He enjoyed watching over his cattle, working the land, raking and cutting hay into his 80s. Dad only had a Grade 8 education but that never stopped him from being successful. He was an organized bookkeeper, and worked on and fixed the farm equipment when needed. If Dad was not doing something productive he said he was lazy. He never sat and did nothing. Dad also liked commercial fishing, hunting and walking through bush admiring stands of large trees. He also took joy in smoking fish, making sausage and picking berries and mushrooms. When he wasn't working he enjoyed going to auction sales, playing cribbage, solving Soduko puzzles or working in his garden. All his children and grandchildren were taught to play cribbage. It was always a challenge to beat Papa in a game of cribbage because it did not happen very often. Dad was a self-taught musician and could play the violin, guitar, banjo and mandolin all by ear. That gift was passed onto some of his grandchildren and he took pride in listening to them play the piano, guitar or bagpipes. In his gardens he planted apple, plum and cherry trees. He also had a little strawberry patch and last fall, with the help of his grandchildren, he planted raspberries. For a better part of his life, Dad also kept bees even though he was very allergic to them. Pops enjoyed having good quality honey. In 1977 Mr. Dillabough gave Pops a journal and he continued to write in his journal daily; what happened on the farm, what his kids were doing, who was visiting and other pertinent information. We are left with a legacy of close to 40 years of farm and family history. Dad also had a great memory even to the end. He knew what happened when and where items were kept. As Dad's mobility decreased he would visit with friends by talking to them on the phone. He enjoyed telling a good story and liked to have a good laugh. He was envious of anybody that had "good legs". It was due to his bad knees that we had him with us as long as we did. His heart could never have withstood all that he would have put it through but it was strong till the end. Charlie/Dad/Pops/Papa we all greatly miss you, and we will never forget you. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will follow at a later date. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 13, 2016

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I remember Charlie as being a good neighbour to us when we summered at our cottage on Hilbre beach road. Back in the 'old days', Dad let him know when his cattle got out, and Charlie hauled our car back onto the road after the rains made them so greasy. A lifetime of good memories is a tremendous legacy, and hopefully a comfort. - Posted by: Paula Carlson () on: Aug 14, 2016

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