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DON (WOODY) WOODROW

Born: Jul 06, 1961

Date of Passing: Jul 09, 2021

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DON (WOODY) WOODROW
July 6, 1961 - July 9, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Don "Woody" Woodrow, on July 9, 2021, at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Don was born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK, where he met his wife, June, and he began his career with the railway, later moving to Winnipeg, MB, Vancouver, BC, and then returning to Winnipeg where Don and June raised their two children, Salem (partner Ryan and daughter Reign) and Garrett (partner Brittney).
Don always found time for his family, including coaching his son's hockey team, attending his daughter's softball and ringette, and being captain in the Southdale Oldtimers Hockey League (SOHL). When Don wasn't on the ice, you could usually find him on the golf course, riding his motorcycle or at the lake.
The family would like to express our deepest thanks to all of our friends who have supported us during Don's battle with cancer over the past three years. Additionally, we want to thank the doctors and nurses within CancerCare Manitoba, Palliative Care, and who were beside Don during his last days at St. Boniface Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of Don's life will take place at a later date. The family will share details at that time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to D'Arcy's Animal Rescue Centre, www.darcysarc.ca

The family invites you to sign the online book of condolences at ejcoutu.ca

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
204-253-5086

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • A great friend who is gone too soon. So many memories from SOHL hockey, Gator Opens, golfing the Ridge, Florida and Phoenix trips and of course a “meeting” with Gin and Tonic. My deepest sympathies June, Salem and Garrett and the family. He spoke so fondly of his family and loved the many trips and adventures you had together. Rest In Peace Woody. Will miss you. - Posted by: Bob Shaver (Friend) on: Jul 19, 2021

  • Condolences June to you and your family. I know how much he meant to you cause you always spoke about him I’ve always enjoyed when we were there his company. He was a big family guy and I know you two always took care of each other. You have many memories together. I’m sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Take care of yourself June - Posted by: Helen and Zdzislaw Kmiec (Friend) on: Jul 18, 2021

  • Thankfully I was able to call Don a friend. He was always available to help and expected nothing in return, he will be seriously missed, my sympathies to June, Salem, Garret and families - Posted by: Ray Smylski (Friend ) on: Jul 18, 2021

  • I was so sad to read about Don’s passing, I had the pleasure of meeting Don through SOHL and was always welcomed by him during the annual GOOD TIMES TOURNAMENTS. I will miss his presence at the the next one. My deepest condolences to his family. He will be truly missed. Brett Porth - Posted by: Brett Porth (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • June and Salem; so sad to read about "Big Don." We remember him cheering on his goalie and the timekeeper?? Telling us stories of bar-b-queuing in the dressing room after old timer games. Enjoyed watching him drive his vette, when Salem allowed him too. Big smile, Big laugh, that's Big Don. - Posted by: Milinkovic Family (friends) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to June, Salem, Garrett and their family. Don was a kind person who loved his Granddaughter and his kids. He was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Gone far too soon. - Posted by: JUDY SHKOLNY (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to June, Salem, Garrett and their family.. Don was a kind person who loved his Granddaughter and his kids. He was one of a kind and will never be forgotten. Gone far too soon. - Posted by: JUDY SHKOLNY (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2021

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