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CYRIL (CY) CARTWRIGHT

Date of Passing: Apr 24, 2021

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CYRIL (CY) CARTWRIGHT
January 1926 – April 2021

Peacefully on April 24, 2021, Cy passed away at the Victoria Hospital at the age of 95.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 30 years, Patricia; his three children, Judy (George), Elizabeth, Gordon (Cynthia); his three stepchildren, Ronda, Shelley (Chris), Bradley (Laura), and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Sarah, and his first wife Florence.
Cy grew up on Atlantic Avenue and was always proud of his North End roots. He attended Daniel McIntyre High School. Growing up he enjoyed many sports including soccer, hockey and playing golf with his father at Kildonan Golf course. He played golf until he was 87 years old. In 1946 he had the opportunity to play soccer with the Chicago Maroons in the American League Soccer Club. He was to be paid $25 a game. His father advised him that school was more important so Cy turned down his soccer career and instead went to the University of Manitoba. He graduated with an Engineering Degree in 1950.
He worked various jobs after school and ended up with Manitoba Hydro as the Rates Manager. In the early 1990s he spent two years in Zimbabwe with Manitoba Hydro International. Pat and Cy were married in Harare, Zimbabwe in January 1991. When they returned back to Winnipeg Cy retired from Manitoba Hydro.
In 1968 Cy purchased a cottage at West Hawk Lake and enjoyed many years with family and friends at the cottage.
In retirement Cy enjoyed golfing and travelling the world. Pat and Cy travelled Europe, Australia and enjoyed winters as snowbirds in Texas and later in Victoria, BC.
The family would like to thank Veteran Affairs Canada for all their support they gave Cy over the years. We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Victoria Hospital particularly 4 North for their great care of Cy and to all the friends and family who offered their support and prayers.
In accordance with Cyril's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service.

LECLAIRE BROTHERS
475 Provencher Blvd.,
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My family and I were in Zimbabwe with Cy. We were pleased to attend Pat and Cy’s wedding and we enjoyed many good times visiting, playing cards and traveling in the area. My condolences to Pat and your family. - Posted by: Bill Burbank (Friend and co-worker) on: May 23, 2021

  • Because we care, our warmest thoughts go out to Cy’s family today. With more concern and sympathy than we could ever say... Because we care, we’re saddened by the grief you’re feeling now, And want so much to comfort you and ease your heart somehow... We’re hoping that the love of friends will help to see you through, And that time will bring you brighter days. - Posted by: The Hydro X Group (Friends) on: May 22, 2021

  • I am sorry for your loss Bubbles. I really enjoyed meeting you and Cy while I was in the same room at Victoria General Hospital. My thoughts are with you and the family. - Posted by: Rosanna (Friend) on: May 09, 2021

  • Cy was a true gentleman. I will miss his mischievous twinkle in his eyes and his wonderful sense of humour. He had such a wonderful, fulfilling life with Pat, Shelley, Ronda, Brad and their families. He enjoyed life and love with them all. Rest in peace. You will be missed, but in our hearts forever. Lady Di - Posted by: Diane Selman (Friend) on: May 08, 2021

  • Deepest sympathy Pat and family. Cy was such a nice man. - Posted by: JoAnne Williams (Friend from Hydro) on: May 08, 2021

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