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ERROL WILLIAM KLINCK

Born: Jul 13, 1940

Date of Passing: Nov 04, 2018

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ERROL WILLIAM KLINCK It is with great sadness, that the family announces the passing of Errol Klinck, on Sunday, November 4, 2018, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 78 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Errol is survived by his wife Kathy; his sons, Michael (Leslee), Mark (Jennifer), Jeffery (Tamara); Kathy's sons Mark (JeniLyn), Brent (Kelly); grandchildren, Allison, Andrew, Matthew, William, CJ, Ashton, Dylan, Devin, Nathan, and Leah; brother Bob (Elaine), and sister Shirley; brothers-in-law, Ed (Dawn), Colin (Val); sisters-in-law, Josie (Richard), Marilyn; plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) and Ruth Klinck. On July 13, 1940 Errol was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. After graduating from Balfour Technical School, he started his career at Eaton's in Regina, then in Moose Jaw, and then transferred to Winnipeg in 1968. Errol also started to make his mark in the curling world when he arrived in Winnipeg, skipping a rink out of the Eaton's Curling Club in Winnipeg, winning some games against top opponents, and soon became a name to be recognized. The legend of "The Colonel" was born. When Eaton's Curling Club closed down, Errol moved to the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, and it became his home club. He participated in the annual MCA Bonspiel, winning some major and minor events along the way, competed in the British Consols and the Labatt Tankard in the 70s and 80s, and was two wins away from the right to represent Manitoba at the Labatt Brier, in 1985. Errol continued to curl in Seniors and Masters at Assiniboine, Fort Rouge and Heather Curling Clubs. Along with being an excellent curler, he played fastball with the Hillary Blues, in the Crestview Men's Fastball League, and eventually senior's slo-pitch for the Wok House. Errol was extremely proud to be from Saskatchewan, and it was in full display during the C.F.L season cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders, wearing many of their t-shirts, hats, and jerseys he collected over the years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club, 940 Vimy Road. The family would like to thank Dr. James Butler, Dr. Vallerie Gordon, nurses, Robert and Lori at CancerCare Manitoba, and Palliative Care nurses, Sean and Trish, for their treatment, care and concern for Errol. In lieu of flowers, donations in Errol's honour, may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com "The rocks have been thrown, they no longer need sweep. His game has finished, and he's earned his sleep."

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 10, 2018

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Kathy & family, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Errol. I did have the opportunity and pleasure of spending a little time at different curling events with both Errol and Kathy. I have to say I honestly enjoyed both their company and should have made more of an effort to share some more good times with them. Errol was a real gentleman and together they made quite a couple. Lots of good memories starting with the World Cup at the old arena. Rest easy Errol and take care Kathy, Garry - Posted by: Garry McLaughlin (Casual friend of both Errol and Kathy) on: Nov 15, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathies to the entire Klinck family. The Colonel was truly one of my favourite clients and he became a friend. He loved going away and closer to winter when he came in I would always ask where he and Kathy would be going this year to be warm. He invited me and my colleagues to be a part of his steak endeavor and we would always order from him. I would have my husband Kevin stop by and pick up the boxes of steak and the Colonel would also say to him, stay... have a beer. We would see each other walking our dogs and would stop for a quick chat. You will be missed Colonel. - Posted by: Karen and Kevin Andrusiek (Financial Advisor) on: Nov 15, 2018

  • So sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Errol working in the yard and coming over WHENEVER we needed help with something! :) - Posted by: The Skitckos (friends and neighbours) on: Nov 13, 2018

  • There are not many legends in the world and I am proud to know one of them ! I , we will always remember our trips to Mexico, some memories are just like yesterday, we had a good group of friends, and especially enjoyed the late nite fireworks ! Every steak will always taste better, stay thirsty my friend !!!! - Posted by: Sunshine , Natalie (Friend) on: Nov 13, 2018

  • So sorry to hear about Errol. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Cherish your memories of him. Sorry we will not be at his memorial as we are in Texas, however our thoughts will be with you. - Posted by: Gerry and Raisa Davies (Fry) on: Nov 13, 2018

  • My heartfelt condolences go out to you Kathy and the family. May you find peace in your heart with your many memories you shared together. - Posted by: Charlotte Summerly (Co-worker) on: Nov 11, 2018

  • I always enjoyed curling and playing ball against Errol.He will be missed. - Posted by: bill ross (friend) on: Nov 11, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Klinck family. My dad played on the Hillary Blues with the Colonel and I grew up with Mike,Mark and Jeff. I was very fortunate to keep in touch with him over the years. He was one of a kind and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was certainly a model for all of us on how to live life. RIP old friend, now you and all the other Hillary Blues can rock the ball diamonds and beer gardens in the heavens! - Posted by: Brad Walker (Friend) on: Nov 11, 2018

  • Some of my fondest curling memories were of curling third for The Colonel out of the AMCC in the 1970's. A great friend and a great curler. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Herb Bagnall (friend) on: Nov 11, 2018

  • Gerry and I want to offer our heartfelt condolences to you, Kathy, and to all of your family. We are so sad to hear of your loss and can’t imagine how much you will miss Errol. I only met him a few times but remember his big smile and how he was quick with a joke and welcoming and friendly to all. - Posted by: Pat Makinson (Friend ) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • Although I never knew Errol well, I will always remember his kind nature and friendly smile (especially when I brought him his daily Winnipeg Free Press). Sending love and sympathy to Kathy, Mark, Brent and family. - Posted by: Brandi Johnson (Neighbour) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • Great guy always enjoyed our enthusiasm about the Roughriders and other Sask. memories. - Posted by: Rob Millar (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • Colonel was a terrific neighbor and a wonderful friend. I will miss the talks and laughs we had over the fence and Colonel's invitations to come over for "just one beer" that always ended up being five. I always considered myself so fortunate to unknowingly buy a house next door to the King of Crestview. Our deepest condolences to Kathy and the entire family. We will miss him. Rick, Melanie and Adam - Posted by: Rick Thomas (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • Deepest sympathy to Kit and family. Colonel will be missed by all. - Posted by: Keith & Cathy Earle (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2018

  • We are so sorry to hear of Errol's passing. He truly was one of a kind and was always ready to smile, laugh and have a drink. Our condolences to Kathy and the rest of his family. - Posted by: Hilda Kroeker (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2018

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