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Date of Passing: May 11, 2021

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It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Loring Patrick Sinclair, much loved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather / poppa John, brother, and uncle, on May 11, 2021.
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Deborah Sinclair (nee Reeve), his children, Kathryn, Jacqueline (Su Yon Sohn), and John, and his stepdaughters, Candice Grant, Jaye Grant (Dwayne Grzybowski), and Noelle Chartier (Daniel Chartier), and his grandchildren, Matthew (Elyse Greenslade), Connor Grant-Canseco, Brooke, and Andre Chartier.
He is predeceased by his parents, Lillian (nee Noble) and John Elmer Sinclair, his brother, Thomas, his sister, Judith, and his daughter, Jennifer.
John zealously embraced life, seized every moment, laughed, and sang off key with gusto, opened his heart and home to all, hosted dinners, and football parties. He was the master of bar-b-que, Tom Collins, Caesars, and Moscow Mules: "Ice makes the drink" (the jigger was superfluous). John was a brilliant raconteur, and his stories and wit will be forever missed, but his love for us all, lives on.
The family will be holding a celebration of John's life when Covid restrictions allow us to do so.

Bardal Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • My deepest condolences go out to the Sinclair clan and to the friends of The Honourable Mr. Chief Justice Richard J. F. Chartier and The Honourable Mr. Justice Gerald L. Chartier on the untimely passing of Mr. Sinclair. I play bocce on the Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano summer league against Doug Blaylock, who happens to be a friend of my former colleague Erin from the restaurant I had been employed for many years, is also my financial advisor, and I want to thank the late Mr. Sinclair for all the legal advice that he has given my mom and I. - Posted by: Philip (Lives in Winnipeg) on: Dec 10, 2021

  • My condolences to the Sinclair Clan. John and I first met in 1955 when the Sinclair and Lindsay families moved across Brock Street from one another. We were in and out of each other's homes and shared many great experiences throughout our high school and early university years. Our academic and professional careers took different paths and we did not keep in contact. We last spent a wonderful evening of dinner and reminiscing together with another friend in the late 1980s. At that time we agreed to do a better job of maintaining contact; unfortunately, we did not do so. The obituary did a great job of capturing the John I remember so well. Daryl - Posted by: Daryl Lindsay (Friend ) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • I am SO terribly sorry for the loss that you ALL must feel. Mr. Sinclair, which I will always refer to you as, was a "Mover and Shaker" in many many ways and I am so very grateful to him, and his entire family for all the gifts, teachings and fabulous Life Lessons that have been shared with me as a result of being Jacquie's friend. I send heart felt condolences to you all. As Mr. Sinclair was a big energy who was full of life, I can only imagine this massive loss is so very apparent in all areas of all your lives - I am truly sorry for your loss and I extend a powerful hug to you all, along with loads of Love and Light. Life is a gift, so often taken for granted and the Life Mr. Sinclair so generously shared with ALL who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him can only be described as a profound GIFT and Life altering experience. He was, is and will always be an amazingly strong, intelligent, kind, generous, creative and beautiful from the inside out dynamo who enhanced, enlivened and guided so many lives along the way. Mr. Sinclair, YOU are and will ALWAYS be a spectacular example of confidence, not arrogance, humility, wit, fun, purpose, passion and adventure in motion. I am so very honoured to have known all your greatness. I extend health , happiness and prosperity to ALL in your name! As my dear little Mom used to say..."LIfe is ALL about LOVE, Unconditional Love, not Love IF or Love BECAUSE... LOVE period!" xoxo "Peace Be With You!" - Posted by: Jenny Parkinson (Jacquie's friend) on: May 27, 2021

  • Deb, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine your sadness but please know you are in my thoughts. My very sincere condolences. - Posted by: Kate Davis (Friend ) on: May 23, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Offering my condolences and prayers for you and your family. - Posted by: Jocelyn Donovan (Debbie’s cousin) on: May 22, 2021

  • We're so saddened Debbie to hear of John's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I know how much he will be missed and hope your memories will bring you comfort during this sad time. - Posted by: Gerri and Elmer Janzen (Deborah's cousin) on: May 18, 2021

  • Debbie, I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I’m sure John and Moe are sharing stories, they were both excellent “raconteurs“ . I also looked for you on the unit unfortunately we didn’t connect. - Posted by: Marcelle LeBlanc (Friend ) on: May 17, 2021

  • Sincere condolences Deborah Sinclair, family, and friends. Very sad to read he had passed away. It was always a nice, fun chat when chancing to meet up in the Grant Park Mall. Lots of nice memories of John - on a couple separate golf course gatherings he walked the entire 18 holes of golf. Each time it was "never you mind, go ahead and I'll catch up". Sure enough, he always got there in time to tee off. He was a good story teller and he shared a lot of them. Lots of laughs. Rest in peace John, rest in peace. Rae - Posted by: Rae Jones (Friend) on: May 16, 2021

  • My dearest sympathy to Debbie and their family. He was a wonderful person and loved his jokes. He help me, my son and some legal matters. Thank you John. - Posted by: JoDee Peichl (Friend) on: May 16, 2021

  • I had the privilege of meeting John Sinclair when the two of us were members of the Lions Club of Winnipeg in the 1970s. I was constantly impressed by his intelligence, kindness, consideration and wonderful sense of humour. Living in Alberta, I was not expecting to have the opportunity to meet him again, but now that is a devastating certainty. I hope his friends and family find comfort in countless happy memories of a decent, caring individual. R.I.P. old friend! - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Friend) on: May 15, 2021

  • My condolences to the Sinclair Family. John was a very nice and genuine person. He will be missed. - Posted by: Quintin B-C (Other) on: May 15, 2021

  • Deb and family We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. It was always a pleasure to talk to him. Please, accept our deepest condolences at this most difficult time. Lorne and Susan Funk - Posted by: Lorne and Susan Funk (Clients ) on: May 15, 2021

  • I met John while working at Grant Park.... always had a hello and a huge smile... he became my lawyer and I would have been lost without him and Deb... he fought a lot of battles for me and my family. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humour. John will be greatly missed by all that knew him... Rest In Peace John .... my heart goes out to Deb and family at this time of their loss and always - Posted by: Barbara taylor (Friend) on: May 15, 2021

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