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BERTHOLD (BERT) ZIMMER

Born: Mar 22, 1925

Date of Passing: May 09, 2018

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BERTHOLD (BERT) ZIMMER March 22, 1925 - May 9, 2018 Aged 93 years. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Berthold (Bert) Zimmer, at the Grandview Personal Care Home, Grandview, Manitoba. Dad was born and raised in the Boulton Municipality of Manitoba. He met and married our mom on November 14, 1952. Dad, along with Mom, farmed for many years in the Inglis/Russell area of Manitoba and then Dad took up barbering in 1966. Dad and Mom eventually moved to Grandview where he and Mom operated the poolhall and barbershop. During his 40 plus years in Grandview, Dad was a businessman and a contributing member of the community. He served on town council, on the board of the bakeshop as well as the board of the United Church. Dad joined the Mason Lodge in 1974 and served one term as the Grand Pursuivant of Manitoba between 1994 -1995. Dad enjoyed vacations with Mom - Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas and many road trips west with their 5th wheel. Dad was a social person and enjoyed visiting friends and neighbours. You were always welcome to stop by the Zimmer house for a coffee and conversation. Dad loved life and the family he raised. He loved his children, grandchildren and when able would attend events whether they were sports, dance or graduations. Later in life, the joy of seeing his great-grandchildren would always bring a smile to his face. Dad's last two years were spent at the Grandview Personal Care Home and although life was slower, he still managed to be the social guy. Surviving to remember Dad's life are his children, Melfort (Audrey), Sheri (Larry Schaab) Zimmer and Darlene Will, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite, his parents, his siblings and brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral service will be held May 16, 2018 from the Grandview United Church, with Ron Hagglund officiating. Interment to follow at the South Bethany Cemetery, Inglis District. Memorial gifts in honour of Berthold Zimmer may be made to the Grandview Community Foundation (for use at the Grandview Personal Care Home), Box 238, Grandview, MB R0L 0Y0 or to a charity of one's choice. To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit Nairn-Chyzfuneralhome.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2018

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