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JOHN (VIC) VICTOR FORSYTH

Born: May 24, 1934

Date of Passing: Apr 05, 2019

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JOHN (VIC) VICTOR FORSYTH
1934 - 2019

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of John (Vic) Victor Forsyth on April 5, 2019 at the Selkirk General Hospital. Surrounded by his loving family, he went peacefully into the arms of the Lord.
Vic leaves behind his loving wife Yolanda, his children, Viki (Henry), David (Nicole), Bruce (Tara), Bryan and Ian (Prescilla), 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Vic will be greatly missed by his adoring sisters, Joy, Gayle (Loch) and Susan (Wayne), sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Jeannette (Jack), Helen (Frank) and Gail, brothers-in-law, Maurice (Nancy) and Francois, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Iris, brother Bruce, nephew Wayne, son Keith, and grandsons, Matthew and Chad; also in-laws, Archie and Caroline, Dennis, Leonard, Pat and Marguerite.
Vic was born in Winnipeg on May 24, 1934 and attended schools in Anola, Dugald and Winnipeg.
He began his career in the automotive industry at the age of 17. Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Yolanda, in Eriksdale, MB. Vic and Yolanda were married December 27, 1954 and promptly moved to Madsen, ON where he was employed with Madsen Red Lake Gold Mines. In 1957 they returned to Winnipeg to open Red Rose Service Stations on Scotland and later Regent Avenue. He was also employed with General Auto Parts, Penner Dodge, and Imperial Oil, selling T.B.A. Products. In 1972 he was proud to open his new business, Topline Auto Supply, which is still going strong today.
In 1990 he and Yolanda took an early retirement and settled in Lac du Bonnet, where he spent many happy hours cutting grass on his beloved John Deere, riding his ATV and tilling his MANY gardens. He loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. For many years he enjoyed camping with family and friends. One of his favourite pastimes was teaching his children and others to waterski. His patience was limitless, as he dragged many a young skier around the lake. He taught his sons how to hunt safely, and so enjoyed being out in the field with his boys.
He was proud to be a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and hosted many fundraisers for them and socials for family and friends. He so loved to entertain, tease and play practical jokes, even up to a few hours before his passing.
FAMILY was his life and he worked tirelessly to provide for us; always finding a way to make that extra dollar for a special event. He took great pride in making his unique gift items and spent many weekends at various Farmers Markets. In fact, he actually gave away more than he sold!
He loved music, dancing and a good party. Everyone loved his infectious laugh! He also enjoyed cooking and serving gourmet food. His children will never forget the many trips to Eaton's gourmet section, where they acquired their love for seaweed, stinky cheese, smoked oysters and black licorice.
The family wishes to thank the staff at both Beausejour and Selkirk Hospitals for the care and compassion given to both he and the family.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 530 Atlantic Avenue, Beausejour, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, Box 61084, Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3X8: info@bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL
& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Apr 20, 2019

JOHN (VIC) VICTOR FORSYTH
1934 - 2019

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of John (Vic) Victor Forsyth on April 5, 2019 at the Selkirk General Hospital.
Surrounded by his loving family he went peacefully into the arms of the Lord.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 530 Atlantic Avenue, Beausejour, MB.
Longer obituary to follow.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL &
CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510
or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Apr 9, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 09, 2019, Apr 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Deepest condolences to Auntie Yo and the Forsyth Family. We knew Uncle Vic from our Transcona days and beyond. A good man, kind, generous, great laugh and always joking with us kids. We will remember him in our prayers. - Posted by: Teresa (Sokol) and Tim Steinhauer (Friends) on: Apr 28, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Vic! Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers to Yolanda and the families. - Posted by: Carol Olivier (nee Lavoie) (Friend) on: Apr 15, 2019

  • Sincere sympathies to Yo and the entire Forsyth family. We will always remember "Uncle Vic" and "Aunty Yo" together doing things with their family. Our condolences are with you all at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Lillian Hotz & Cheryl McCann (Friends and former neighbors) on: Apr 14, 2019

  • Dear Yolade & Family So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. Death leaves a scar no one can heal but Love leaves memories no one can steal. To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is to never die. May all your wonderful memories of Vic somehow ease your sorrow. Marlyn Harding - Posted by: Marlyn Harding (Friend from Transcona Lee River and Texas) on: Apr 13, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy Yolande and Bruce and family. Vic was a very good man. Vic gave me a chance and taught me how to look up auto parts. So after that I had a new family. Vic you will be missed by all but you will be in all are hearts. - Posted by: Tony Belisle (friend) on: Apr 10, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy to Yolande and all the Forsyth family on the passing of Vic. I first met Vic when he and Yo stopped at my parents house after midnight mass having just gotten engaged, rather quite at that time. Our path crossed again when my late husband Lorne and I moved to Harold Ave and they lived across the back lane from us. We did get together and had some good laughs, Lorne spoke highly of both of you when he caught up with you in Lac Du Bonnet some years back. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Take care Yo. Elaine Lochhead, Calgary, Ab. - Posted by: Elaine Lochhead (Dumontier) (former neighbor and friend) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to you Yolande and family. - Posted by: Irene Ross (Friend) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • I will always remember my special time with Vic. You always treated me like your second daughter . RIP Vic My thoughts and prayers are with my second family. Love you all.❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: Helen Barron (Friend) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • I had the pleasure growing up near the Forsyth family home. I will always remember Vic as a hard working wonderful man who with his wife raised a wonderful family. I was fortunate to know the family as a classmate with David going to school and growing up in the area. My condolences to the family on the loss of their dear Father. Bill Wolfe - Posted by: William Wolfe (Friend) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • Sincere sympathy to you Yolande and family in the loss of Vic. will always remember him smiling when he speaks with someone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thinking of you Germaine - Posted by: Germaine (Tessier) Cook (Family) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss... our sincere condolences to you all...! - Posted by: Raymond and Hélène (Friends) on: Apr 09, 2019

  • Vicki and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ❤️ - Posted by: Joanne Lapointe (Friend ) on: Apr 09, 2019

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