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Born: Dec 20, 1941

Date of Passing: Aug 12, 2020

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1941 – 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of Trevor Odgers on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, as a result of head injuries suffered in an accidental fall. He was 78.
Trevor will be sadly missed by his wife Donna, stepson David Howard and stepgranddaughter Ash Howard of Calgary, brother Ron Odgers (Elizabeth), sister Elizabeth Docksteader (Dennis), nieces, Karen Thompson (Ian) and Joanne Biltzen (Darryl); nephews, Kevin Odgers (Nina) and Jeffrey Docksteader, and their families, all of which reside in BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Anne and Herbert Odgers.
Trevor was born in Winnipeg on December 20, 1941 and grew up mainly in Riverview near the municipal hospitals. He went to Churchill High School and then to Ryerson Institute of Technology for the training that led him to his career. He had his first job with the Manitoba Telephone System. Then he turned to broadcasting where he held Lighting Director and Technical Director positions. He began with CBC, followed by Film Factory, and back to CKND-TV, Videon, and Shaw Cable TV - from where he retired with commendation in 2008. Always curious and involved, he loved his work; he loved to find solutions to problems and to help his coworkers along the way.
His other passion was involvement with the Masonic Family. He was a member of the Ancient Landmark #3 Masonic Lodge, a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and a member of the Khartum Shriners and of the Royal Order of Scotland. He loved his music and enjoyed his time as a member of the Shriner's Fife and Drum Band. When you heard the glockenspiel ringing in the summer parades that was Trevor.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Health Sciences Centre for their compassionate and dedicated care of Trevor.
In keeping with Trevor's wishes and because of COVID-19, cremation has taken place, followed by a small private graveside service at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home and Cemetery.
May you honour Trevor's memory with kind words and fond memories.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I had the good fortune to have worked alongside Trevor on a number of projects related to the various Freemasonry organizations to which he belonged. He was a source of knowledge to many people with whom he associated. His friendship was prized by many who knew him. He will be missed. - Posted by: Gervin Greasley (Friend) on: Aug 31, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your loss Donna. Cherish the memories. I have some great memories of you folks at our Fife and Drum get togethers. Sincerely Isabelle - Posted by: Isabelle (Dave) MacKay (Shriner friend) on: Aug 26, 2020

  • Donna, I am so sorry to learn of Trevor's unexpected passing. Hold his memories close to your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy, Diane Jenkins - Posted by: Diane Jenkins (Donna's friend from U of M) on: Aug 24, 2020

  • Dear Donna Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Heather Carmichael - Posted by: Heather Carmichael (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to Donna and her family and my cousins Ron and Liz and their families. It was always a pleasure when my husband and I would have the opportunity to meet Trevor and Donna at family functions. Donna and Trevor once lived in the same neighborhood as we did and although we didn’t often meet on our walks we all agreed it was the best place in Winnipeg to live 😊. I remember Trevor as smiling and welcoming whenever we met. You knew that family was always important to him and he often called when he was worried about my Mom (Anne) because he couldn’t reach her. He was a very caring and loving person who will be very missed by his family and friends. Our deepest condolences to all his family. Love Janus (Bazan) and Tony and Mack (Mravnik) - Posted by: Janus Bazan (Cousin) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • Bev and I remember Trevor from our days at the CBC when he was a Lighting Director. As one of the audio folks, I worked with Trevor on many shows and recall that he was not only a consummate professional, he was simply the nicest person you could hope to meet. We have many pleasant memories. Our sincerest condolences go out to Trevor’s entire family. - Posted by: Rick Inglis (Colleague) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. I was just thinking about Trevor the other day and wondering how he was doing. I used to work with him at Videon/Shaw and on some freelance lighting shows he did Please accept my condolences again and may you have peace during this tough time. - Posted by: Brad Smith (Co-Worket) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • I first met Trevor in the 1980's when I was employed by Greater Winnipeg Cablevision, while he was with Videon. We would later be be co-workers at Shaw Cable. There was plenty to be learned from him, and I swear he had forgotten more about the industry than we had ever learned. We were a pretty tight crew on those mobile productions. Great memories, a lot of respect for him. I send condolences to Donna and their family. Rest well Trevor. - Posted by: Michael G Grant (Co-worker) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Trevor’s passing. I met Trevor at Videon and we worked together for many years. I loved his energy, his passion for his work and his consistent willingness to help out wherever and whenever he could. I think his first day at Videon saw him thrown into the fire - literally - having to create a fake on-camera camp fire for a little musical production I was directing called Rodeo Riders. He had so many great ideas and suggestions and he made that show exponentially better. He was a lovely man and I’ll think of him often. Sincere condolences to Donna and Trevor’s family from Andy and Colleen. 💙 - Posted by: Colleen Gurney Alksnis (Colleague, friend) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • So very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! With Deepest Sympathy! - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson & Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: Aug 22, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Trevor's sudden passing. My thought and prayers are with Trevor's family. I remember Trevor from Churchill High School, the CBC and the Film factory. Trevor was one of the good guys to know and work with. Sincerely, Lionel Moore - Posted by: Lionel Moore (Friend and Colleague) on: Aug 22, 2020

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