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Born: Nov 28, 1946
Date of Passing: Aug 14, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
November 28, 1946 - August 14, 2019
Dad was born November 28, 1946, in Driebergen, Netherlands to Jerry and Arina Voss. In May 1952, with his family and little sister, Jolly in tow, they took a voyage on the S.S. Rotterdam and immigrated to Canada. They settled in Ontario and eventually moved to Norway House, MB.
Dad graduated from United College (University of Winnipeg) after which saw him take on several professions - teacher, social worker, employment counsellor, immigration worker, and eventually retiring after several years in investigations with the Federal Government. Upon his retirement, he received recognition, from then Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, for his long and loyal service with the federal government.
Dad enjoyed many activities through his life. He was an accomplished musician, playing the nightclubs in his early years; enjoyed sports playing hockey, baseball and football for the Landmark Dutchman Football Team. It became a family affair when he coached his son's football team (Steinbach Raiders) in the 1990s. Overall, Dad's favourite pastime was spending time with family especially the apple of eye, his two granddaughters, Saundra and Clarissa.
He will be greatly missed by his children: Ryan (Jamie, Saundra and Clarissa) and Andrea (Lawrence); his sister Jolly (Ed) Marchuk, Byron (Jeannie) Voss; his nephews: John, Jason, Benjamin and Daniel and his best friend Helen Voss.
Dad was predeceased by his dad (Jerry), mom (Arina) and sister (Diana Voss-See).
We would like to thank the wonderful nurses, Dr. Reimer and Dr. Ilchyna for taking care of Dad during this time. A special thank you to Mom for the time, care and help she was to Dad during his illness.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Martin may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 17, 2019
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
I would like to offer my condolences to Martin's family and friends. I worked in the Brandon office and often travelled to the Steinbach office. We didn't work in the same department but still had contact with Martin. Always enjoyed our conversations. He was a dedicated and hard worker. - Posted by: Trudy Nay (Co-worker Federal government) on: Aug 17, 2019
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