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Born: Apr 09, 1937

Date of Passing: Aug 11, 2019

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April 9, 1937 - August 11, 2019

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved father, guido, uncle and brother at the age of 82.
Dad will be missed greatly by his loving family: son Derk (Dawn); daughters, Cherie (Craig) and Angie (Tim); grandchildren, Shae, Malia and Trent John (TJ); brother Frank; sister Pauline (Jerry); sisters-in-law, Rosella and Rita; nieces and nephews as well as extended family and friends.
Dad was predeceased by his wife Shirley, parents, John and Annie Derin, brother Edward, sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen (Elmer), Nell, Rose (Ed), Margaret (Ken), Hazel (Paul) and Walter.
Vic's story began in Saskatchewan on the farm. Life here consisted of extremely hard work for unbelievably long hours, even from a young age. When he left home for work, he would always return for harvest time each fall. His work ethic was incredible, his strength unbelievable, love for family was tremendous and pride was indispensable. He could fix anything; if there was no part to purchase, he would make one. He had a love for planes so he became a pilot and enjoyed flying his cessna. You could always count on him for a ride anywhere and his house had an open door policy; you were always welcome in for a drink. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, any support for Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 17, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I worked with Vic for a number of years at Advance, we hung out a lot and had great times, he was a good technician and a great friend and would do anything for anyone, Vic got along with everyone at work and was well respected, I could go on with a lot of stories but R.I.P. Victor old buddy. Your friend Ray - Posted by: Ray A Wery (good friend and co worker ) on: Apr 17, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to Cherie, Angie, Derk and families and brother Frank! Your dad/brother was a true gentleman with always a smile on his face anytime we saw him. The last time we saw him was at mom's (Jean Ewen) birthday party January 19, 2019. Everyone enjoyed chatting with him! The memories you have made will forever remain in your hearts. - Posted by: Bev and Ray Reske and Jean Ewen (Cousins) on: Aug 21, 2019

  • Thank you to everyone for their kind words. Norman, I believe my Dad did work for Advance years ago. We would love to hear any stories you have. - Posted by: Cherie (Vic’s daughter) on: Aug 20, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about Victor’s passing. He is with Shirley once again. My thoughts and prays are with you all Chris. Dr. Szajkowski‘s receptionist - Posted by: Chris (Friend) on: Aug 17, 2019

  • Deepest sympathies to brother Frank and all the family. - Posted by: Donna Berzuk (Friend of brother Frank) on: Aug 17, 2019

  • I worked with a Victor Derin at Advance Car Radio & TV in the early 1960s. Victor worked as an electronics serviceman/benchman on both car radios and TVs. The Victor I knew appears extremely similar to the gentleman in the photo. If anyone can firm he worked at Advance Car Radio then I will provided a most humorous experience about him. - Posted by: Norman Malayney (friend) on: Aug 17, 2019

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