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EARL OSMOND CHRISTOPHERSON
Born: Jun 23, 1947
Date of Passing: Sep 09, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
EARL OSMOND CHRISTOPHERSON
June 23, 1947 - September 9, 2020
He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife, Sherraine, his son Randy Christopherson, his son and daughter-in-law Ken Neil (Cindy), grandchildren, Mackenzie and Kaiden, his daughter-in-law Terri Otto (Randy), grandchildren, Lindsey, Ethan and Alexander.
He was predeceased by his sister Marsha Delanie and his parents, Leonard and Vinnie Christopherson.
Earl was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Anola and then later in St. Vital. In high school Earl was known to be very athletic and was a prominent local athlete in football and water polo.
After retiring from James Richardson & Sons, Earl took joy in spending his days puttering at the farm and living a simple life. Earl took great pride being a dedicated father and grandfather. He took part and loved watching Randy play hockey for the Blues, he never missed a game. Later on in life, he played chauffer for his grandchildren and happily drove them to all their sports events for many years.
If you happened to have the opportunity to know Earl you would agree he was one of the kindest people you would every meet.
Cremation has taken place, due to Covid a private RSVP family/friends Celebration of Life will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020
Condolences & Memories (15 entries)
My condolences to Sherraine and all of Earl’s family. I worked with Earl for 13 years at Richardson’s. You could not find a more dedicated and helpful individual. He always went above and beyond. Whenever there was a fire alarm in the building we both had to meet the fire department at the north entrance. Earl could run down 34 storeys in a few minutes! Always left me in the dust! Not surprising he was a great athlete! It was a honour to have worked and known Earl. A true gentleman! - Posted by: Ron Suzuki (Coworker) on: Oct 06, 2020
Sherraine and Randy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Earl and I were in the same class at Red River and I worked with him for 4 years at the Richardson. He was a fantastic person and I am thankful that I knew him. The last time I saw Earl was at his retirement and am sorry that I didn’t keep in touch. We should all subscribe to to being the kind of person he was. Gil Pelletier - Posted by: Gil Pelletier (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020
Auntie Sherraine, we were so sorry to hear of Uncle Earl's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him at family gatherings. He was a quiet soul but always caring and interested in our lives. Thinking of you and the family at this difficult time. Love, Tiffany, Reid and Nico - Posted by: Tiffany (Niece) on: Sep 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Earl. I have had the pleasure of working with Earl at 303 Main St for a couple of years before he retired. He was one of my favourite people to see at work. He was always so kind, gentle, funny, helpful, patient... There was always a warmth and joy in his eyes - even when things didn't go as planned. Many employees continued to talk about him years after he retired as he had helped so many people by going above and beyond. In fact, we were talking about him just yesterday and was appreciating all he did for us while he was working - not having heard the sad news at the time. My heart is sad...73 is too young. Sending prayers for comfort, peace and love to surround Earl's loved ones at this very sad time. - Posted by: Marie Miller-Dalayoan (Work Friend) on: Sep 23, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Earl on many projects at the Richardson Building, and our many coffee mornings in the concourse to review the state of the nation and any other things that came to mind. Earl was a true gentleman and honest man. - Posted by: James Stewart (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Sherraine and family for your loss. My heart aches for you and with you. I worked with Earl for 10 years between SNC and BGIS. Earl was so kind, sweet and thoughtful. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Earl I will miss our lunches, helping you with your phone, hearing about your upcoming adventures and hearing your laugh. How lucky I am to have had a friendship like ours that makes saying goodbye so hard. - Posted by: Sandy Jamault (Friend) on: Sep 22, 2020
My condolences to Sherraine, and Earl's family. For many years I was privileged to have Earl as a co-worker. Earl was a quiet, but strong individual, greatly respected by all who knew him. He was a truly fine individual. Esther Paterson - Posted by: Esther Paterson (Co-worker) on: Sep 22, 2020
Sending our condolences to Sherraine and family. Sorry that we are unable to attend the Celebration of Life. - Posted by: Bruno and Gale (Co-worker and friend) on: Sep 21, 2020
Sherraine, our deepest condolences to you and all of your family on the loss of Earl. Lisa & Chris Blake - Posted by: Lisa & Chris Blake (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2020
Condolences to you Sherraine, Randy and all family members. Earl was a kind soft spoken man, very smart, easy going and patient. He was a true friend, a co-worker you could always depend on. It was a privilege to have him as a friend and we will miss him dearly. Andy - Posted by: Andy Lecocq (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2020
Our deepest sympathies Sherraine and family on your loss. We remember Earl as a very gentle and kind man. He will be missed - Posted by: Cherie and Heken (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020
I as sorry to read of Earl's passing. I was a friend of Earls when he lived on Berrydale and we lived on Barrington. We went to school together and I even visited the farm with him and his Dad. We rode the horses and swam in the creek. We had lots of fun together. Once at Norberry Community Club we were playing on some ice and we both fell . His arm was between my neck and shoulder and my collar bone broke. We were both so scared, but he got me home and that is where I think we went our separate ways. My condolences to you all. - Posted by: Wayne Gilchrist (Friend from late 1950s) on: Sep 19, 2020
Sherraine, we are so very sorry for your loss. Earl was such a kind and gentle person to everyone. We always enjoyed our time with him and he always made us feel welcome. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love, Dave and Gwen - Posted by: Dave and Gwen Holland (Brother-in-Law) on: Sep 19, 2020
Sherraine and family,Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.Earl was a wonderful loving man. Love and Prayers Angela & Don - Posted by: Angela Hershfeldt (friend) on: Sep 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to Sherraine and family. Earl had the kindest soul of any person that I know. He was gentle and soft spoken and I am honoured to have known Earl. Heaven has a beautiful angel now. RIP Earl. Love Connie Michael. - Posted by: Connie Michael (Friend ) on: Sep 19, 2020
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