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Born: May 22, 1959

Date of Passing: Dec 17, 2019

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It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Kerry Kollman on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at his home in Eriksdale, with Cindy by his side.
Kerry was born on May 22, 1959, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Russell, MB to parents, Reta and Ken Kollman. At a young age Kerry moved to Port Coquitlam, BC where he grew up with his mother, brothers and sister.
Kerry eventually found his way back to Manitoba where he would meet Cindy Gudmundson. Kerry and Cindy had three sons together, Micheal, Kevin and Tyler. In later years, Kerry was so proud to have grandchildren who he thought the world of.
Kerry was always a hardworking man. There was no job he couldn't do. He worked in construction and the lumber industry. He was a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, power line worker and was an excellent carpenter and mechanic, just to name a few. Kerry loved to work in his shop making everything from kitchen cabinets to grandfather clocks. He loved to spend time visiting over a cup of coffee teasing family and friends.
Kerry is survived by his friend for life, Cindy (Dennis); his sons, Micheal (Sandy), Kevin (Katie) and Tyler (Heather); grandchildren, Kennedy, Paisley, Charlee, Kaiden, William and Erik; brothers, Kim (Barb) and Kelly; sister Shelly (Dale); sisters-in-law, Candace (Bruce) and Darcy (Michael); along with Megan, mother to his granddaughters. He will be missed by his very special dog, Gibson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre with Maureen Boyce officiating. Service will conclude at the hall with a luncheon to follow.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Anderson, Wayne Eirickson, Lynn Torgerson and Bruce McKinnon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Guild, c/o Irene Sigurdson, P.O. Box 474, Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Once in a while as a family physician, one meets a person whom leaves an unforgettable impression. Kerry was one such person. I will always remember him very fondly as a man of character, hard working, and brimming with humour and positivity. He would light up a room with his mischievous smile and it was impossible not to feel happy in his presence. Kerry, it’s been more than a decade since I last saw you, yet I still remember you so clearly. Thank you for the gift of your beautiful soul, Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Elzette (Family physician ) on: Dec 25, 2019

  • Cindy, we would like to offer our condolences to you and your sons and their families. I only met Kerry a few times but thought he was good guy. The last time was when Lorna was in hospital and she was giving him a hard time lol. But she talked about him often when I was there and loved him. And your Dad was such huge fan also. And that says a lot. Take care and give all a hug and know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dana and All the Plater can - Posted by: Dana Johnson (Cousin) on: Dec 24, 2019

  • Lee and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Kerry’s family. He will be dearly missed by his granddaughters. Kerry was a kind and caring man and will be missed by all that new him. Rest easy Kerry. - Posted by: Brenda and Lee Leibel (Friend) on: Dec 24, 2019

  • Dear Cindy, Mike, Kevin & Tyler, We send our deepest sympathy to you all. We were so sad to hear of Kerry's passing. When we think of Krystin’s teenage years we think of the friendship she had with the boys and how Kerry was always so welcoming to her. He was like a friend to the kids and when I needed an archway built for the graduation ceremony Kerry came through and it was beautiful. He was at the hall helping us decorate and the night of the grad stayed till the end to help Keith cleanup. I always admired how much he helped Lenny and Lorna taking them to appointments and just visiting over a cup of coffee. Rest easy now Kerry you will have lots of time to visit now and there is an endless amount of coffee to be drank. Family friends Keith & Debbie Lundale - Posted by: Debbie lundale (Friend) on: Dec 24, 2019

  • Had the honor to meet Kerry on a powerline job in Attawapiskat and soon realized how devoted he too was to his family and his pastimes when home. Was an honor to work with Kerry and then a pleasure to work alongside his sons. Deepest condolences to his family from Joanne and I. - Posted by: Steve Coupland (Work mate and good friend.) on: Dec 24, 2019

  • Jack & I would like to express our sincere condolences to all of Kerry’s family. He was a kind, funny, talented man. He once made me several wooden wine boxes. They were expertly made and spoke to what a true craftsman he was. Rest easy, Kerry. Your struggles are over.💕 - Posted by: Colleen Hogue (Friend) on: Dec 24, 2019

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