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THOMAS MUNRO

Date of Passing: Apr 02, 2017

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THOMAS MUNRO On Sunday, April 2, 2017 Dad passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years, with his loving family at his bedside. A celebration of Dad's life will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Rockwood A.N.A.F. #303, 341 Wilton Street, Winnipeg. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Apr 6, 2017

THOMAS MUNRO On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Dad passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years, with his loving family at his bedside. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Edith, and is survived by his children: Joan (Barry); Neil and grandchildren Katelyn and Scott; Linda (Chris). He will also be dearly missed by Pat, his partner of 25 years whose devotion and care added to the quality of Dad's life immensely and will never be forgotten; Pat's children, Marcia (Colleen), Rob (Pam), and Tim (Mary) and their children. Dad is also fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews in Scotland, Bahamas and the U.S. Dad was born in Castlehill Barracks, Aberdeen, Scotland on September 15, 1929 to the late Pipe Major Hugh and Mary Jane Munro. He was the last surviving sibling of their family of five sons and four daughters. As newlyweds, Dad and Mom immigrated to Canada and arrived in Winnipeg in April, 1956. They raised their family in the Fort Garry/Fort Rouge neighbourhoods. As a young man, Dad served 12 years with the British army including three years in the Seaforth Highlanders as a scout with the Gurkha Brigade in Malaysia, and with the Middle East Land Forces in a number of countries. After settling in Canada, Dad continued his military service with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders for 14 years. Dad was a tireless volunteer on behalf of veterans and youth sports programs and spent many years as an executive member of the Rockwood A.N.A.F. #303, serving six terms as President. Over the years, he received many volunteer and service awards and was recognized in 2012 with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. One of Dad's legacies is the ANAVETS Cup awarded annually to the champion team of the Winnipeg High School Football League. Dad had a great love for northern Canada, gardening and the outdoors. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid reader. His greatest passion was the game of soccer. He had so many great memories of his involvement as a founding member of the Fort Rouge Soccer Club and promoting soccer in Winnipeg. A celebration of Dad's life will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Rockwood A.N.A.F. #303, 341 Wilton Street, Winnipeg. Thank you to all the loyal friends at the club whose support and visits meant so much to Dad and Pat. Thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Boniface Hospital for their excellent care during Dad's surgeries and hospital stays. Dad wanted to especially acknowledge home caregivers, Abdul and John for their care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family greatly appreciates donations to the Matthew Hower Foundation, 133 Aldershot Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 0E2, or a charity of your choice. "We can all take inspiration from Dad's strength, kindness and zest for life." Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Apr 5, 2017

THOMAS MUNRO On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Thomas passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 87 years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at A.N.A.F., Rockwood Unit #303, 341 Wilton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. A longer obituary will follow. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Apr 4, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 06, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • We want to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Munro family at this time of loss. May the peace of God be yours as your mourn Tom's passing, but celebrate his life. Neil, Joan, Linda and Pat - you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Larry and Denny - Posted by: Larry and Denny Patterson (Grandparents to Scott and Katelyn Munro) on: Apr 08, 2017

  • I would like to pass on my condolences to Munro family. I remember Tom standing on the sidelines of my soccer games . Carlo Macario (Calgary) - Posted by: Carlo Macario (Former member of Fort rouge soccer . and school mate of Joan ) on: Apr 06, 2017

  • Our condolences to the Munro family. So many memories of great times. How could we ever forget those road trips to Thunder Bay!! - Posted by: Cathy & John Bain (Family friend) on: Apr 05, 2017

  • Tom was one of the good ones. This old world will be a poorer place without him. My sincere condolences, Pat, to you and the rest of the family - Posted by: Katherine Sullivan (Dave Reid's friend) on: Apr 05, 2017

  • You were always ready to share a Scotch, and always enjoyed a wee dram of Drambuie. the good times will never be forgotten. You have been a good friend and teacher, I learned so much. "We Will Remember" - Posted by: Rosemary (Rosie) Towers (Friend) on: Apr 05, 2017

  • The Parker and Munro families shared many good times as part of the Fort Rouge Soccer Club. I will never forget all of our road trips together and our time at Alexander Park. My thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Kelly (Parker) Kluger (Family friend) on: Apr 05, 2017

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