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ARTHUR GEORGE PAETKAU 1956 - 2017 We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Arthur George Paetkau, aged 60. Art was the owner of Arty's Air Service in Winkler, MB. He loved to fly, and shared his love of flying by being a mentor to many young pilots. Art loved spending time with his family, travelling, planning last minute holidays, and making great memories. Art was a great dad, husband, grandpa and friend. We will miss him and are so grateful for the chance to have had him in our lives. Art is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary, his daughter, Christy (Evan), his son, Keith (Jessica), his daughter Jenna, grandchildren, Olivia and Max, as well as three sisters, two brothers and their families. He was predeceased by his parents. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Winkler Mennonite Church, 31 Willowdale Cr. with private family burial prior to the service. Donations may be made in Art's memory to Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, available at the church. Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 15, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Speechless and stunned! I am so sorry to hear about Arty. A smile always came to my face when I heard the roar of his plane come to rest in front of his hanger in Goodyear Arizona. I will always look 3 doors down and see you smiling ear to ear. Rest in Peace Arty. - Posted by: Stephen Lauritano (Friend) on: Mar 22, 2017

  • Was so sad to read of Art's passing - he was one of the nicest guys and so knowledgeable of aviation and entrepreneurship. my sympathies to his family and friends - George - Posted by: george hacking (former supplier agas) on: Feb 15, 2017

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