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Born: Sep 18, 1942

Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2021

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Suddenly on Sunday, June 6, 2021, Harry passed away at his home, at the age of 78.
Harry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dee Dee; daughters, Corrie (Rod), Tannis (Stacie); grandsons, Aidan and Talan; and brother Heinz.
Harry was born in Thorn, Poland on September 18, 1942. He and his family immigrated to Canada during his teen years. He continued his education and went on to become an electrician. Harry then began a lengthy, successful career with Manitoba Hydro which spanned a total of 38 years, retiring at 65 as a Senior Electrical Field Supervisor.
Harry had many loves, from baking different types of bread, looking after his various flowers and plants, and weekend visits with family and coffee at Tim Horton's. He was also obsessed with the latest technology and gadgets, owning one of the first computers ever made and almost every new one thereafter. Harry also had a passion for video and computer games and would enjoy chatting and playing online with friends daily. He was very personable and took time to chat with almost anyone, often making new acquaintances. On occasion, these relationships would result in a free coffee, a reserved seat, or some other extra special treatment coming Harry's way, indicative of his own good nature.
Harry also enjoyed the outdoors and going on various camping and fishing trips with Trevor, who gave Harry the nickname, "The Legend". Catching fish and bird watching (especially Ravens) were also part of Harry's outdoor adventures.
The latest and greatest joys of Harry's were his two grandsons, Aidan and Talan. From watching Aidan's hockey games to long walks and talks with Talan, Harry enjoyed every minute spent with them and watching them as they grew up. Travelling with the boys had many highlights as well, creating numerous fond memories for Harry and the families.
In keeping with Harry's wishes, no formal service will be held. A private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Family invite you to sign the online
Book of Condolences at

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • To Dee Dee and Families, Our condolences and deepest sympathies to you and your families. Marie and Pierre and the Houle’s families. - Posted by: Marie Barnabé (Paul Houle ‘s sister) on: Jul 12, 2021

  • Sincere and deepest condolences to you all. Harry was a remarkable guy and will be missed by so many. We are thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Love the Krawchuk’s - Posted by: Shannon, Danny, Bryn & Rowan (Family friends) on: Jun 14, 2021

  • Dee Dee and family. I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I still remember your beautiful wedding and our early get togethers. May you find solace in happy memories and may God give you strength during this most difficult time. Coby Rink - Posted by: Coby Rink (Friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Harry, my condolences go out to the Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Harry was a lot of fun, one heck of a guy, u will be missed Harry. - Posted by: Lynn McClelland (friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Dee Dee, I am so sorry to read of Harry's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Although I only met Harold once I knew you had a wonderful partner from all the lovely stories you shared. Think of you and our Lions Place days often. - Posted by: Janet Carr (Friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Dee Dee and family, I’m so sorry for your loss, my condolences. I was going to call Harry, I have some serious health issues so kept putting it off. Harry and I had many great times in the North, fishing and just great friendship. Harry convince me to work at hydro, I was also an electrician. He was there for me when I needed help. I first became friends with Harry after he and his family came to Canada. I will truly miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you Dee Dee and family. - Posted by: Ken Kennedy ( Childhood friend, workmate at hydro, a awesome friend ) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Dee Dee and family, My sincere condolences to you all on Harry's passing. I loved sharing stories, pictures and even photos with Harry over Facebook. He kept us all up to date on the construction at Kildonan Place Mall. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Elaine Nicholl (Friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

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