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Date of Passing: Dec 18, 2016

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GEORGE W. KAARTINEN "The Country Gentleman" Peacefully, after a tough fight, George passed away with his family by his side on December 18, 2016. He leaves behind his wife Margaret, son Michael, daughter Mavis, son-in-law Miles, granddaughters Brittany (Nahom) and Julie (Rob), and great-grandchildren Liam, Layla and Leighton. George grew up in the Scotch Bay area and was the youngest of seven boys. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kaartinen, and brothers Walter, Edward, Reino, Peter, Albert and David. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the Burn Unit of the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Your kindness and exceptional care will not be forgotten. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 24, 2016

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of George's passing. I have many fond memories of visiting the Kaartinen family when I was a child growing up in Scotch Bay. George truly was the ultimate gentleman. Sincere condolences . - Posted by: Janice (Penny) Finlayson (Childhood neighbour) on: Jan 06, 2017

  • We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. We are sending our sincere sympathy and Condelences to Margaret and Famiily. I remember George as such a quiet and Gentle man with a contagious smile. Take care Gloria and Dennis Conger - Posted by: Gloria Kaartinen (Conger) () on: Dec 26, 2016

  • I'll always remember the jokes and laughter whenever I saw George and his wife Margaret. Memories turn into treasure when someone passes on. My love to Margaret and family xoxo - Posted by: Tanya (Friend) on: Dec 25, 2016

  • Dear Margaret and family, I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. I hope he was not sick for long. He was such a sweet man...never saw him mad...always smiling. Hugs from here and hugs to your big family. Love Ingrid - Posted by: Ingrid Ward (Neighbour) on: Dec 24, 2016

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