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GARY CRAIG MITTELSTADT
Born: Sep 14, 1971
Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
GARY CRAIG MITTELSTADT
Gary was born in St. Boniface Hospital to Hugo and Margaret Mittelstadt on September 14, 1971. He graduated from MBCI in 1991. He attended Red River College. Gary completed King's Commission and Ironwood, two training courses through Gateway Church. He worked at Kitchen Craft Cabinets for 22 years. Gary enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, serving his church community, tinkering and puttering and his DeSoto. Gary established and led Connect Group, a support group for people struggling with mental health issues. He was a Stephen Minister, connecting one on one with people who were facing personal challenges.
Gary is lovingly remembered by his wife Elizabeth; parents, Hugo and Margaret; sisters, Monica and Diana (Nathaniel); brother Mark; nephews and nieces, RandyMac (Alannah), Megan (Evan), Ethan, Elliot and Ila; mother-in-law Hilary; brother-in-law Victor; and nephews, Gianfranco, Maximilian and Giuseppe, and his dog Schatzie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Gateway Church community, especially Pastors Ken and Peter, the staff at St. Boniface CancerCare and to family and friends for their love and support.
Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Gateway Church, 851 Panet Road, Winnipeg, MB, with a light reception to follow.
Bardal Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2019, Sep 13, 2019
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
So sorry to hear of your loss Elizabeth. Praying that you will feel peace and comfort even as you grieve. - Posted by: Fenella (friend) on: Sep 19, 2019
My life is richer because I was blessed to have known you. See you in heaven brother. - Posted by: James Melendez (Friend) on: Sep 15, 2019
I met Gary through Kitchen Craft and for a number of years, we worked together in the same department. I remember Gary as someone with a big heart and an even bigger smile. He will be dearly missed. Condolences to all his family. - Posted by: Susan (Former Co-worker) on: Sep 15, 2019
We offer our sincerest sympathy. Gary was a shining star in this sometimes tangled world. Whenever we chatted with him his spirit was always upbeat and encouraging. If you needed help Gary did not have in his vocabulary the word No. He is enjoying his feast at the banqueting table of the Lord. He is truly at peace now. - Posted by: Karen & Robert Springett (Friends from Gateway ) on: Sep 14, 2019
Rest easy and rejoice Gary, even as you rejoiced in life with us. Gary put up with more discomfort, pain, and physical uncertainty than most of us will know in a lifetime. In the face of that he was sometimes pragmatic, sometimes hopeful, sometimes boldly declarative, sometimes hurt and frightened, and faithful. There were many shared times fishing, walking, scootering, having coffee or a meal, and sharing the Word whether in house group or at Gary’s place. He was humble and had tremendous candour. If he was having a bad day, if he felt despair, he invited people in rather than keeping them at arm’s length. He knew when to go to God and he knew when to reach out to family and friends to be his supporters here. There were many of us and Liz most of all in the last few years. I admired Gary’s resiliency and learned from him through our friendship. One of the last statements I remember Gary sharing was Paul’s declaration from Philippians “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Gary understood that and experienced that. With love, Barry and Ingrid Esselmont - Posted by: Barry and Ingrid Esselmont (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2019
Dear Hugo, Margaret, Moni, Randymac and Alannah, Megan and Evan and the rest of your family. I was so saddened to read about Gary’s death. I’m so sorry to all of you for your great loss. I’m praying that God will comfort you all, and that his strength and peace will console you all. Love, Bev Loewen - Posted by: Bev Loewen (Family ) on: Sep 12, 2019
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