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DONALD CHARLES PILCHER (DON)
Born: Dec 16, 1931
Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
DONALD CHARLES PILCHER
He was born December 16, 1931 in Winnipeg. Don proudly worked for the Winnipeg Police Service from 1953 until he retired with the rank of Sergeant in 1981. During those earlier years he devoted a lot of time to the Transcona Kinsmen which he found very rewarding. After retirement Don went on to work for the Winnipeg Jets and the Royal Canadian Mint and later enjoyed his many happy years of retirement with family and friends.
Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara, son Mike Pilcher (Liz), son Guy Pilcher (Gail), daughter Terry Kolbuck (Mitch); grandchildren, Corey (Quinn), Ryan (Natasha), Megan (Mike), Lauren, Kyle (Kayla), Jasmine, Michaila, and Dylan; great- grandchildren, Hailey, and Torin.
Thank you to Dr. Kevin Grace and the staff at Parkview Place for their compassion and care.
There will be a celebration of Don's life to be held at a later date.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 16, 2019
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
My family would like to off our condolences to your family. Memories are golden and wonderful to share for all to know the Pilchers! Don and Barb are well know as Mr and Mrs Christmas as well as Mr and Mrs Halloween. Beautiful decorations adorned their property for so many years for them and all to enjoy, and we did. As well as the dress up, very artistic and creative. As a child, remember Donny coming down the lane for a visit with my father Bernard, he so enjoyed the many and lengthy chats had throughout the years until very recent. Sincerely from Mark, Cindy and myself and family we offer our warm thoughts to Mrs. Pilcher, Mike, Guy, Terry and all of their family at this time. - Posted by: Kym Peixoto (Neighbour) on: Nov 28, 2019
We first met Don through his membership in the Transcona Kinsmen which started our lifelong friendship with him and Barb. Don always served the people well with his devotion to the Kinsmen motto, "Serving the Communities Greatest Need' as he worked diligently to help all those in need by making Transcona a better place to live. Don always portrayed the perfect example of what a Policeman should be by serving all with understanding and respect. Our children always were excited when he appeared on TV as "Officer Bob" and used say "its not Officer Bob" its Mr.Pilcher. You were always welcome in the Pilcher home and could see the positive results Don and Barb passed on to their children. One great experience with Don was when I took him on a two week trip down to to the Southern States. It really opened his eyes when he saw how the Policemen and Security Guards were armed. It was one of the greatest trips of my life watching Don trying to understand the difference in cultures, rules and regulations in the South. It was a time I will never forget and we will miss him. - Posted by: Jack & dot quail (Friends) on: Nov 19, 2019
Our sincere condolences to Mike & Liz, Mrs. Pilcher and family. - Posted by: John and Jacqueline Popplestone (Friend) on: Nov 19, 2019
Dear Barbara and family: We are so sorry to have read about Don's passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Bless you all. Pat and Bill - Posted by: Pat and Bill Kolbuck (Family friend) on: Nov 17, 2019
Sincere condolences to Barbara and family and to Don's sister Joan Cameron for your loss. Fond memories of living next door to the Pilcher family on Queen Street when we were young. - Posted by: Eileen Warren (Friend from childhood) on: Nov 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Pilcher. I have so many memories of him and he always made us laugh as kids. My thoughts and prayers with all of you Val - Posted by: Val Asbury (nee: Austin) (Family Friend) on: Nov 16, 2019
Dear Mike and Liz, I am sorry to see that your Dad has passed Mike. It is wonderful that he was able to enjoy a long and happy retirement. Thank you for your service Sgt. Pilcher. Prayers for you and your entire family. May he now rest in peace. Sheree Hanysh (Leone) - Posted by: SHEREE HANYSH (Friend ) on: Nov 16, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Mr. and Mrs. Pilcher have an enduring footprint in the neighbourhood I grew up in. They always had a dog and what felt like two of the largest trees in the world in their front yard. They also had a great way to transform the space they lived in. Mr. Pilcher had a vaster sense of community. I remember one time there was a car repeatedly speeding down our street. Observing this he just walked out onto the road and stopped them. As he leaned into the driver's side of the vehicle, I am not sure the conversation he had with the young man at the wheel, but corrective measures were communicated and deployed. There is a feeling of safety that comes with observing such action and this has been a lasting memory for me. I am saddened by the passing of so many great neighbours, who in some direct or indirect way had an influence on my childhood and the neighbourhood. - Posted by: Robert Fairbairn (Neighbour) on: Nov 16, 2019
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