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NESTOR MUDRY Obituary pic


Born: Jan 25, 1921

Date of Passing: Apr 03, 2021

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On Saturday, April 3, 2021, our beloved father Nestor passed away peacefully, at the age of 100.
Remaining to forever cherish Nestor's memory are his four children, Greg (Kelly), Tom (Barbara), Paul (Marie), Katherine (Jeffrey); nine grandchildren, Gregory, Jeremy, Joey, Daniel, Ben, Paul, Aaron, Alyssa, Joel; and four great-grandchildren. Nestor was predeceased by his wife Phyllis Mudry (nee Kelso) in 2011.
Nestor was born in Winnipeg on January 25, 1921, the fifth of five children and the only son of Ukrainian immigrants. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1944 as a civil engineer and enjoyed a long, distinguished career working as a Public Servant for the Province of Manitoba. Nestor was the chief of the Red River Floodway design team. He was an original member of the Clean Environment Commission and the International Joint Control Commission for the Lake of the Woods. He also served the Engineering profession as National Vice President of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He was honoured for his service by being named as a Fellow of the Institute (FEIC). Nestor was past president and served as a long time member of Winnipeg's Ukrainian Professional And Business Club. He was also an accomplished trumpet player, playing in many local area bands throughout his life. Since 1985, Nestor was a long time member of the Reh-Fit Centre, where he enjoyed daily workouts and socializing with friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nestor's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Greg...condolences on your Father’s passing. - Posted by: Martin Fingold (Old friend of Greg...Grant Park High School.) on: Apr 16, 2021

  • My sincerest & deepest condolences for your loss. Nestor was an incredible person & and inspiration to this trumpet player. I played alongside him for a few years w/the MRBB and we even car pooled to some gig's together as he lived not that far away in River Heights. We chatted at break-time, and that's when he would re-gale us w/stories of playing at the Wpg Beach Dance Halls back in the day...and boy did he have a great memory! A couple months later, I came across the History of Wpg Beach book in a Gimli bookstore, there was Nestor being interviewed just like he told them at those band rehearsal. So I purchased the book and still have it at the cottage. This one time as I'm walking him to his door, and him wanting to always repay me for the car rides & me always refusing, he kept asking "Do you like Red wine?", and I'd reply, "Well I wouldn't be Italian if I didn't"...he said, "Wait here, I have a surprise for you" -- and he hands me a gift-wrapped bottle of nice wine! "Merry Christmas, Joe". Great story-teller, smart as a whip, a local community band legend, and a wonderful person. We'll all miss him. - Posted by: Joe Cefali (Friend/Bandmate) on: Apr 13, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to Nestor's family. We met Nestor as part of the 116 club at the Reh-Fit . He was such an inspiration to us "younger members". His dedication and cheery demeanor will be missed. RIP Nestor - Posted by: Heidi and Bob (Acquaintances from Reh-Fit) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • Saddened to learn of Nestor's passing, offering best wishes to his family. Met him decades ago via Ukrainian Professional & Business Club. Was pleased to renew acquaintances, at the Reh-Fit Centre. Always enjoyed seeing him — he constantly smiled, always had something positive to say. Also enjoyed hearing him — his soft whistle announced he was wheeling into the RF change room. Vichnaya Pamyat. - Posted by: Dan Torbiak (friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Our deepest condolence to the Mudry family. Nestor spoke very highly of all his family. We met him at re-fit and really enjoyed our talks and laughs. We enjoyed his company very much. We will miss him. RIP Nestor - Posted by: Ron and Diane Anaka (friends) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the Mudry family on the loss of your dear Nestor. I knew him from Reh-Fit and had many chats and laughs while on our NuStep machines. He was such an interesting man who had such a wonderful laugh. He will be missed. - Posted by: Donna Kolbuck-Street (Acquaintance from Reh-Fit ) on: Apr 10, 2021

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