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ARTHUR EDWARD CHRISTENSEN
Born: Dec 23, 1916
Date of Passing: Dec 30, 2018Offer Condolences or Memory
ARTHUR EDWARD CHRISTENSEN
December 23, 1916 - December 30, 2018
Arthur passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 at the age of 102.
He leaves behind his daughters, Linda (Bob) and Diane, son Niels (Laurie), granddaughter Cheryl, and great-grandson Cash, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Irene (1988), brothers, Gunnar, George, and sisters, Ann and Elsie.
A memorial service celebrating Arthur's life will take place on Saturday, April 6 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, at 1:00 p.m.
Publish Date: Apr 4, 2019
ARTHUR EDWARD CHRISTENSEN December 23, 1916 - December 30, 2018 Arthur passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 at the age of 102. He leaves behind his daughters, Linda (Bob) and Diane, son Niels (Laurie), granddaughter Cheryl, and great-grandson Cash, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Irene (1988), brothers, Gunnar, George, and sisters, Ann and Elsie. He served his country as Battery Sergeant Major, 6th Field Regiment, 13th Battery, Royal Canadian Army. He was a Gunner. He married Irene Rolfe in 1940 and headed to war shortly afterward. He served in Britain. After the war, Dad was one of 55 other veterans who founded and settled his beloved community, Rivercrest, in 1946. Dad started his career as a clerk with the then Unemployment Insurance Commission and retired as Acting Manager of Canada Manpower & Immigration, Winnipeg Office. He retired in 1974 after 30 years. Mom and Dad loved to travel and took several trips - Hawaii and Phoenix were the favourites. Dad and Diane also took several trips to faraway places and always had a great time. Dad loved to curl and as skip he never forgot the thrill of his team's famous 'Eight-Ender'. He was also a loyal Blue Bomber fan holding season tickets for many years and he loved to host Grey Cup parties. He will be forever remembered for his many contributions to his community and he was a true leader. He spent 21 years on West St. Paul council, 10 years as councillor and 11 years as Reeve. His accomplishments were many and they comprise (in no particular order): 1st President Rivercrest Community Club; Chairman, Group Committee, Boy Scouts; Chief Ranger, Canadian Order of Forresters; President, Royal Canadian Legion; Chairman, Mayors and Reeves Association of Greater Winnipeg; Deputy Chairman, Civil Defense Board; Civilian Member, East/West St. Paul Police Commission; President and founding member, West St. Paul Curling Club; President, 100 Club; Member Army Benevolent Fund; President of The Last Post Fund for 15 years; Founding member West St. Paul Fire Department. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 76 years. His many awards include: Honorary Citizen, City of Winnipeg; Community Service Award, City of Winnipeg; Canada 100 Medal; Canada 125 Medal; Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, a park in River's Edge Estate was dedicated to Arthur E. Christensen, Reeve, by the Municipality of West St. Paul. Dad's last eight months of life were spent living at Middlechurch Home, just a stone throw from his old municipal office. Sincere thanks go out to Lynn and Tracy and all the other angels on B2 for the loving care they gave to our dad during his stay with them. When asked for his secret to such a long life, he would always reply, "Everything in Moderation". In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch. A memorial service celebrating Arthur's life will take place on Saturday, April 6 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, at 1:00 p.m.
Publish Date: Mar 30, 2019
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 30, 2019, Apr 04, 2019
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Dear Linda, Diane and Neils, Talk about a "Celebration of Life", for a kind, intelligent and gentle man, living to 102 yrs. I was always impressed by the care he took of your Mom, despite all his commitments in our West St. Paul Municipality, besides all the other positions he held, and still have time for his family, hobbies, travel, and passions. He obviously lived life to the fullest. The last time I (Barb) saw your Dad was at Rae & Jerry's where I was having dinner with my husband and a few business associates. I walked over to the table where he was seated with a number of men in suits and ties, obviously a business meeting. They had not received their meals yet so I felt I would not be interrupting for a quick hello. I reminded him of my name, and of course he remembered me right away. We spoke briefly about all of you, and I did the same about myself, Don and Cathy. It was sure nice to see him, and to catch up. Those childhood friendships that lasted for years. Diane, Karen Rolfe and Me. And, Neils and Don, (Donny back then), and Cathy who was a lot younger, became a long time friend of Lynne Rolfe. Such Fond Childhood Memories. Your Dad was truly an incredible man. He will be missed by all who touched his life. Our Deepest Sympathies, ...Barb, Don, and Cathy Freese - Posted by: The Freese Family (Friends and Neighbors) on: Apr 01, 2019
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