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Born: May 06, 1954

Date of Passing: Jan 18, 2019

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DR. MICHAEL A. CUTHBERT May 6, 1954 - January 18, 2019 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael Cuthbert announce his passing on January 18, 2019, after a long, courageous journey with glioblastoma. Michael is survived by his beloved and devoted wife Cheryl, his daughters, Kristin (Chris) Cuthbert and Laura Cuthbert, his stepsons, Dustin (Jodi) Dawson and Brayden (Jody) Dawson, and his grandchildren, Brianna, Chyanne, Bodhi and Bree who will miss their Papa. Michael had an especially close relationship with his siblings, Patt (Randy) Roberts, Kathleen Gugin and Paul (Rosanna) Cuthbert. Michael will also be deeply missed by brothers-in-law, Bryan (Maureen) Mymko and Gary Mymko. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Clarice Cuthbert. Michael was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Silver Heights attending school at Strathmillan, Golden Gate and Silver Heights Collegiate. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a dentist and in 1979 graduated from the University of Manitoba. Michael practiced dentistry in Dauphin for 37 years. He was an avid learner and enjoyed mastering all the latest dental techniques. In 2014 Michael was honoured by his fellow dentists by being elected as a Fellow of the International Honour Dental Organization the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Michael was proud to be serving as a Director of the Manitoba Dental Association when he became ill. Michael was an outstanding professional, respected and admired by his colleagues, staff and patients. He was the consummate friend - generous and loyal. Proof of this was the continued support and love he received from his friends throughout his illness. Family was so important to Michael. He and Cheryl celebrated with joy all the children's accomplishments and milestones. There was nothing he wouldn't do for them and for Cheryl. His nieces and nephews will miss their special uncle. They delighted in his company and sharing adventures together. Michael loved to laugh. He could tell a great story or share a joke. He was an avid skier, golfer and fisherman. The cabin at Dauphin Lake was his refuge and a gathering place for family and friends. There are countless memories of times sharing a fire and a scotch after a BBQ. Michael was an amazing man. He was kind, thoughtful, unselfish, funny and compassionate. He was loyal, patient and fun-loving. Throughout his illness he never complained and his thoughts and concerns were always for everyone else. He taught us how to face the future with grace, strength and dignity. We will miss Michael every day and carry his special spirit in our hearts. A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium (Eighth Ave. Hall), 304 Whitmore Ave. East, Dauphin, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation or the Parkland Humane Society. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. C. Harlos, Dr. S. Kakumanu, Dr. G. Bretecher, Dr. R. Smith, nurses, aides, family, friends, colleagues and patients for their support and love throughout this most difficult journey. "He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again" Sneath-Strilchuk -Dauphin Chapel

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy to Paul and Rosanna for the loss of a brother and brother-in-law - Posted by: Morris and Joan Kustuak (Acquaintance Paul and Rosanna) on: Feb 09, 2019

  • I too was deeply saddened to learn of Mike's passing. I met Mike as a sales rep providing dental supplies and materials for his clinic. Over the many years that I was calling on his office we developed a friendship which lead to many rounds of golf in Dauphin, Clear Lake and even the odd trip to Palm Springs. Mike certainly was at his best on the 19th hole, he could tell a joke with the best of them. Mike truly was the quintessential man. My sincere condolences to all of his family members. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Craig Westman (Friend/business associate ) on: Jan 24, 2019

  • My heartfelt condolences to Dr. Cuthbert's wife Cheryl, and all his family. I had been his patient for over 30 years. I'll be 64 shortly, and I had my last visit with him 2 weeks prior to his unfortunate illness. I had hoped, and prayed for a better outcome. I hoped he could get better so he can be with his family. I often inquired about how he was doing. My son Bryce came over for dinner on Jan. 19th, and says "I work with this guy who says his step Dad is not doing well, and that he may no have much time. His Dad is a dentist. Something clicked, and I responded, "I that Dr. Cuthbert?" And my son replied, "I think so". Last night I couldn't sleep thinking about Dr. Cuthbert. I started looking online and saw his obituary. It broke my heart. He had this ease, gentleness, and kindness about him that made you feel good being in his presence. I have missed him since I last seen him, and will always miss him. One of a kind, very special person. He and his assistant Sue always knew how to make my visit pleasant. Rest in peace Dr. Cuthbert, you deserve every ray of comfort. I'll never forget your welcoming smile!! My memories will keep you alive forever. - Posted by: Flora Proulx (Patient and friend) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • Our condolences to the family of Michael. Our friends, Paul and Rosanna spoke so highly of Paul's brother Mike, and were so proud of his accomplishments. We are deeply saddened by the loss of their brother. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. - Posted by: Lloyd & Jeannette (Friends of family members) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • Cheryl and Family - so very saddened to hear of Mike's passing. While I had not seen Mike for many, many years - he was a very good friend back in the 1970s and we spent many great times with him. The last time I saw him was at his graduation from Dental School - his after-grad gathering - and he was so excited to be beginning the next chapter of his life. Even though it had been years, I always wondered how he was doing... it sounds as though he had a wonderful, fulfilling life with you Cheryl and all your children and grandchildren. Mike was a fine man - gentle, kind and respectful to all - his passing is a tremendous loss. My sincere condolences to you and yours - may you find comfort in your memories of Mike and may he RIP. - Posted by: Lois Middleton (Old Friend) on: Jan 23, 2019

  • I was fortunate to become Mike’s classmate in Dental School in the fall of 1975. A special friendship began that has lasted 44 years. “I loved being in his airspace”. Being around Michael inspired me in all ways to be a better person. He just had that effect upon people. My wife Kathy and I extend our deepest condolences to Cheryl and all of Mike’s families but especially their grandchildren who have lost the special guidance this gentle giant would have provided. Kathy and I are so grateful for the accommodations Cheryl made to allow us to visit Mike during his illness even though we had moved three provinces away. Kardy Solmundson Vernon. BC - Posted by: Kardy Solmundson (Classmate ) on: Jan 23, 2019

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