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Born: Mar 14, 1942

Date of Passing: Jul 20, 2021

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Charlie Buss, age 79, of Winnipeg passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, on July 20, 2021, at Golden West Centennial Lodge.
He was a gentle, kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Irene, of 56 years; and two daughters, Shandel (Tim) Happychuk of Winnipeg and Shawnda (Ash) Recksiedler of Colorado and two grandsons, Matthew and Ben. Also mourning his loss are brothers, John (Joan), Ron (Sharon), David (Bev), and many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was born in Whitemouth, MB on March 14, 1942 to John and Lydia Buss. He grew up in Whitemouth where he met his high school sweetheart, Irene, whom he later married in 1965. He joined Manitoba Hydro in 1960, early in his career he lived in Thompson and The Pas and progressed through different positions and he moved his young family to Winnipeg in 1970. He later retired from Manitoba Hydro with 37 years of service.
His hobbies include curling and golfing. When he was at home he was always busy helping his wife with her garden or doing home improvement projects. He was a jack of all trades and was always willing to help. Charlie was a loyal and dedicated family man and always put others before himself.
Thank you for all the wonderful years, your memory will be in our hearts forever. You will be dearly missed.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Golden West Centennial Lodge for the kind and compassionate care.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB. All are invited to the outdoor service.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to Irene and family. I curled with and against Charlie for many years at Assiniboine C.C. Always a good sport and a true gentleman. Bill Novak - Posted by: William Novak (Curling friend) on: Aug 10, 2021

  • My family just informed us of the passing of your father and husband. Deepest sympathies to you Shandel and Tim and your family. We lost my Dad, over the years and there is still a loss and heartache, please take comfort of all your wonderful memories. Aunt Lu & Uncle Murray - Posted by: Murray & Luba Beange (Aunt & Uncle) on: Aug 07, 2021

  • Irene, I was sad to read about Charlie passing away. My heart goes out to you and your family. I didn't know Charlie very well, but I know how much he meant to you. Please take care of yourself. Carol Gillis - Posted by: Carol Gillis (co-worker of Irene) on: Aug 05, 2021

  • Irene, girls and families! I’m so sorry to hear that earth lost such a wonderful soul. I remember Charlie was there supporting you Irene and doing whatever you needed to be done without question. If you are needing anything Irene I’m not very far away….all you need to do is call. Love, Sharon 🫂 - Posted by: Sharon McDole (Old next door neighbor. ) on: Aug 04, 2021

  • Dear Irene & Family, so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing! I would see him at our neighbourhood Food Fare and he would always stop to chat. May your memories together bring you comfort during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Marlene Cox (formerly Homeniuk) - Posted by: Marlene Cox (Friends from church) on: Aug 04, 2021

  • Irene, sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Harry & Betty Milkowski (Mb Hydro, work associate Morden) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Nobody's yard in the neighbourhood could compare to the Buss's Take care Irene. Adele & Wilf - Posted by: Wilf & Adele Betts (Neighbour) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences on your loss. We pray that memories of happier times will see you through your time of grief! "God gave us memory so we might enjoy roses in winter." They say "Only the good die young." - Posted by: Bob and Barbara Strong (Former friends and neighbor) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • Irene. Sorry to hear about the passing of Charles. He was a humble man and always gave an ear to listening to us when we called on him. May you get comfort from the scriptures at this sad time. Condolence to you and your family. Rocco and Susan - Posted by: Rocco and Susan Di Fonzo (Neighbour in the community ) on: Jul 31, 2021

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