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Born: Nov 12, 1953

Date of Passing: Jul 29, 2019

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November 12, 1953 - July 29, 2019

Suddenly, on July 29, 2019, Kurt passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He will be deeply missed by his mother Marion Marshall (nee Munt) and her husband Donald Marshall; brother Ronnie Jennings; nieces, Alexis (Patrick) Jessiman, Ashley Snikeris and Tamara (Ryan) Lentz; nephews, Neal Snikeris (Miranda) and Kurt Munt (Raunora); sister-in-law Susan Munt and fiancée Gail Haines as well as many other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his son Zachary Zyla; father Harry; brother Walter and sister Token Snikeris.
Kurt was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended Gordon Bell High School where he excelled at football. In 1973 and 1974, he was the Panthers' star quarterback when they won the Winnipeg High School Football League Championship. After graduation, he moved to Coalinga, California where he attended West Hills College and continued to play football. He returned to Canada and worked for Imperial Tobacco as a salesman, living in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay and Calgary. Later, he ran his own cigar import business in Winnipeg for five years before he switched to selling real estate. After 10 years, he decided to use his construction skills for home and commercial renovations.
Kurt loved to watch reno shows and enjoyed sharing Jets season tickets; he was also a loyal fan of the New York Giants of the NFL. He and Gail took vacations to Montreal to watch the Grand Prix Formula One races, to Vancouver and Victoria to visit family and friends and to Kenora to fish and relax.
Kurt's neighbours were a large part of his every day life. He valued their friendships and appreciated the community spirit. He also valued his longterm friends, whether meeting for coffee or going out for dinner with the "supper club" once a month. Kurt had a kind and generous heart and would always be available to anyone who needed a hand - whether it was advising on a reno question, lending tools or watching a neighbour's house while they were on vacation.
Thank you to first responder Peter, staff at Brady Road, Winnipeg Paramedic Services and St. Boniface Hospital for their kindness and compassion.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Kurt to the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre or the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Publish Date: Aug 8, 2019

1953 - 2019

Suddenly, on July 29, Kurt Munt passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 65 years.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
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Publish Date: Aug 3, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 03, 2019, Aug 08, 2019

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Kurt's passing today. I met Kurt through my father-in-law, Ed, who had previously worked with him and recommended Kurt for some home improvements. From the first time I met Kurt I liked him. He was a warm, genuine person, who made you feel comfortable with the work proposed and was always ready with a smile and a laugh. Kurt's integrity shone through in his work; if there was something you didn't like he made it right, and he was always transparent with what he'd charge. I liked Kurt very much; he was one of the good guys, and we'll all be lessened by his passing. - Posted by: Johnathon Strong (friend and client) on: Sep 20, 2019

  • Kurt is my Father's best friend. I can say that I have never had a friend like Kurt was to my Father their relationship was very special. I was shocked to hear of Mr. Munt's passing. Most of the memories I have of him is when I was a child and all of those were very positive memories. Rest in peace "Kurt the Munt" you will be missed. - Posted by: John Enright (Father's Friend ) on: Aug 11, 2019

  • I am at a loss for words. Kurt was a great guy with a big heart and an awesome personality. He had a smile that could light up any room. He will be sadly missed by so many. My sincere condolences goes out to his family. RIP Kurt.... - Posted by: Adele Nicolson (Rondeau) (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • I am so beyond sad to be writing this. Kurt was a caring friend. We met over 30 years ago when he was a realtor at NRS Block Bros So many laughs, fond memories and long late night talks. The sign of a true friendship is when you don’t see each other for a while and you can either pop in or pick up the phone and it’s like time stood still. That was my friendship with Kurt. My deepest sympathy to fiancé Gail , Mom all family, and his many special friends. He’s with Zac now and can be ZZ’s pop again - Your friend Tracy McLachlan - Posted by: Tracy McLachlan (Friend ) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • So very sorry to hear this sad news. Kurt did numerous jobs for us over the last ten years. He Had a real sincerity and honesty about him. It was always a pleasure to have him around and visit with him. Please accept our sympathies Gail and Kurt’s family. Pam Steiman and Ross De Visser - Posted by: Pam and Ross De Visser (Clients) on: Aug 09, 2019

  • Kurt was a good friend to both Joe and I, but especially to Joe. He had a terrific sense of humor & was kind, giving & caring. Always willing to help. He was a good and decent man and we will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and to Gail. - Posted by: Sherry Stein (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2019

  • I was so shocked to hear this sad news. Kurt was a very fine man who always had a smile on his face and was well-liked. He seemed easy-going and was a fine partner for my dear friend Gail. I can remember going to rock concerts and socials at the local community club with them. RIP Kurt. Condolences to all. - Posted by: Sharon McPhee (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2019

  • Kurt and I I have been good friends for over 30 years. In those 30 years not a bad word, argument, nothing but friendship. Kurt had a gift on most anything he put his mind too. He was a very good realtor, excellent carpenter, good cook, good gardener, landscaper, made anything he touched look prettier. He once said to me, if I have to do another bathroom I will go crazy. He was a guys guy. If you needed help he was always there no question asked. He was a special friend to me and I will miss his humor, his expressions, his down right honesty. He showed me the true meaning of friendship. Good bye my dear friend, I will never forget you. God Bless. Your buddy Joe. - Posted by: Joe Enright (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2019

  • In the regretfully short time I had the opportunity to get to know Kurt, I found him to be extremely warm and personable, with a sense of humour that was an absolute delight. I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to Marion, Don, Gail, and all the rest of the family. Take solace in knowing he is with other of his loved ones, and we will also see him again, in time. We mourn, but he is now Home. God bless. - Posted by: Leslie Harris (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2019

  • Deeply saddened by Kurt's passing; he was a fine man. My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Jean Zilkie (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2019

  • Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Kurt. He did renovations for my sister and brother-in-law next door. Kurt was a good soul, always friendly, took the time to chat and loved to throw the ball for our dog. You and your family are in our prayers. Lynn Gillson and Gary Hanson - Posted by: Lynn Gillson (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Kurt was always a gentleman and friendly to everyone. God Bless. Go Panthers Go. - Posted by: Tony Guzzi (Friend from Gordon Bell ) on: Aug 07, 2019

  • I knew Kurt many years ago when I lived in Winnipeg. So sorry to hear he had gone from our world. He will be truly missed. - Posted by: Marla Orcherton (Old Friend) on: Aug 06, 2019

  • My condolences to the family, Kurt was a great guy. He did work at our home and office on many occasions and we recommended him to dozens of people, saying "Kurt is amazing, he is so good at what he does, and that involves everything." He was such an easy going, friendly and considerate guy.....we'll miss him and I know he will be greatly missed by his family and so many friends. Daryl and Jocelyn Silver - Posted by: Daryl Silver (Friend and business relationship) on: Aug 06, 2019

  • My condolences to Marion, Don and Ron and the Munt Family. Our families were very close for as long as I can remember. Kurt was an outstanding guy and he also had a great sense of humor. I will always remember his laugh. Rest in peace Kurt The Rindahl Family - Posted by: Daryl Rindahl (family friend ) on: Aug 06, 2019

  • Yep...Mulvey Elementry School...that is where I met Kurt in a grad 5/6 class room where we performed a school play together. I was King Richard he was Robin Hood and we loved our sports. His mom Marion and my mom became friends around then as well. Although time and leaving our home town happens and in many cases, we lose touch as the months become years but I do remember Kurt as always being genuine as a person and friend when our paths would cross, a quality I always remembered and respected about him. It is always sad when one of the GB Gang leaves us. Love and light to his family and friends. Clayton Carrigan - Posted by: Clayton Carrigan (Friend ) on: Aug 05, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about Kurt's passing. Always remember his twinkly eye smile..Other than Gorden Bell high school, I believe our first meeting was at Corner Pocket Billiards, which his parents owned at Wolseley Avenue on the east side of Shebrooke 1 or 2 doors to the left of Gibsons grocery which when i left Winnipeg for Vancouver Island was changed into an amazing danish restaurant..God bless you Kurt!!! - Posted by: Dale Olnick (School associate) on: Aug 04, 2019

  • Hugs and condolences to Marion and all the family. Know that he's watching over you 'till you all meet again. - Posted by: Janice (Friend) on: Aug 04, 2019

  • My deepest condolences go out to the family. My heart goes out to you all. Kurt was a wonderful man. So sad too hear the loss of him.😢😢😢 - Posted by: Dianna Falke (Long time friend) on: Aug 03, 2019

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