Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Jan 06, 1948

Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2021

Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-


It is with immense heartbreak and sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Elmer Raymond Hintz on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Riverview Health Centre.
His memory will forever be treasured by his partner of 25 years, Suzanne (Susie) Mondor, his daughters, Kari and Jason Sylvester (Jesse), Ainsley and Darryl Pederson (Kaleb), his sisters and brother, Helen Tober, Alfred and Marie Hintz, Edna and Roland Otto, Loreen Kenyon, Adeline and Arthur Kopp. Susie's children, Rheal Mondor and Caroline Dumont, Janelle and Jean Lafrance (Jeremie, Charite, Thomas, Sophia and Therese), Bruno and Kirsty Mondor (Arthur and George), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, in-laws, extended family and friends.
Elmer was born on January 6, 1948, the youngest of eight children to Julius and Helena Hintz, in Brokenhead, MB. He was baptized on June 27, 1948 and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. John's Lutheran Church in Greenwald, MB. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beausejour and was a current member of Faith Lutheran Church in Winnipeg.
Elmer was predeceased by his parents, sisters, Dorothy Hinz, Olga Okerlund and brothers-in-law, Ben Tober, Myron Kenyon and Vern Okerlund.
Dad was a trucker by trade. He started his career at Naaykens Transport in Beausejour, then as an Owner/Operator for A and H in Winnipeg followed by Kindersley Transport also in Winnipeg. He retired on October 31, 2017.
Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family, going for his morning coffee and paper at Robin's Donuts, listening to live bands perform around Winnipeg with Susie. Dad was the life of the party. He always had a joke to share or a song to sing. We've never known anyone else that could tell a joke as well as he did.
Dad was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2019.
A celebration of Elmer's life will take place on Monday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour with interment to follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance is limited to invited guests only. However, if you wish to attend the service and the interment, you may do so in the parking lot at Sobering Funeral Chapel and tuning your radio to 98.1.
A Livestream of the service can be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit on your PC. Enter the Meeting Number: 1820347043 and Password: vTTctRDb423 to view the livestream.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba at
Thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at CancerCare Manitoba and the Riverview Health Centre for the loving care you showed Elmer.

He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most.

His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too.

He was there...a firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man that we called Dad.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Elmer and my dad Louis worked together in the trucking industry for many years. Growing up I would often see Elmer at company functions, gatherings with friends etc. He was friendly and had a great sense of humor. I fondly remember asking my dad when little if Elmer was Elvis Presley. So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to the family. - Posted by: Rhonda Kenning (Family friend ) on: Aug 22, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to Susie and Families. Elmer was very kind, positive and always had a good joke and fun personality the few times we happened to be at the same gathering. God Bless you all during this sad time :( Huge hug to you Susie. Laurie and Jeff Pauls - Posted by: Laurie Pauls (Ex-co-worker with Susie) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • I worked with Elmer for many years at Kindersley Transport. He was such an upbeat kind person. He always had a good joke to tell and share with everyone. The best was at our company Christmas parties where he would sing the song Neon Moon. He had such a strong vibrant voice and you could tell he had a passion for music. He was a hard worker and proud of what he did He came to visit us at Kindersley a couple of times after he retired even oct 31 the date of retirement with Halloween candy for us. A very thoughtful and fun to be around person. My deepest and sincere sympathy to all his family and may your treasured memories comfort you at this difficult time. Gloria Pongracz co-worker Kindersley Transport - Posted by: Gloria (Friend co worker) on: Aug 05, 2021

  • We were sorry to here of Elmer's death. We owned City Wide Truck and Trailer where Elmer would bring his truck for repairs. We will miss his singing and his humour. Always told us he had a buck eighty five in his pocket when he started working and wasn’t stopping until he got it back. His favourite song was I love Suzie. Heaven just got a wonderful gentleman Our sympathies to his whole family. Phil x Joey Hamoline - Posted by: Phil and Joey Hamoline (Friends) on: Aug 05, 2021

  • Thank you Elmer for always making my husband laugh. This made us laugh and smile. Thank you for visiting our planet earth for this little while. Bless. With love from Ross (Alison) and family - Posted by: Alison (Friend “ Ross Thomson’s” wife ) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • Hans and I extend our condolences to all your family. Elmer always had a smile on his face for everyone. At the Sports Day dances Elmer gave me the pleasure of learning how to 2 step with him. He was great fun. You will always have your memories. Take Care. - Posted by: Hans and Tanis Goretzki (Lake Friend) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family. I have many good memories of Elmer growing up on the farm in Brokenhead. We played together when we were kids on the farm, walked to school together and put up with the same teachers. One memory that I have is sucking the wild plums that grew in abundance on your yard; I kind of remember the word used - "shlucking"; we became pros at it. May Elmer rest in peace. - Posted by: Leonard Mariash (Friend) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • Elmer was a person who had a good outlook on life regardless of the many obstacles he encountered. Condolences and prayers to Elmer's family Friend Herb Kozera - Posted by: Herb Kozera (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • As a kid, I remember going to family gatherings and Uncle Elmer and Auntie Adeline always leading a sing song. I also remember riding in Uncle Elmer's car with the loud Hollywood muffler and that he looked Elvis Presley-ish with his hair style and dark good looks. So very sorry for your loss. Love Darlene and Greg - Posted by: Darlene Auld (Niece) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences in the passing of Elmer. Many fond memories. So very sorry to have heard. Betty Buss (wife of Reinhold Buss) - Posted by: Norma Buss (distant relative) on: Aug 02, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Gonna miss your humour Elmer. - Posted by: Lorry Falvo (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • Elmer and Susie are great fans of Vintage Groove and whenever they came to see us we were always happy to play a favourite of his… Sing Me Back Home by Merle Haggard. You are home now Elmer and it was a privilege to sing that song for you. Elmer will be fondly remembered whenever we play that song! - Posted by: Steve Lawrie (Entertainer) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • We will miss seeing Elmer & Suzie at our gigs with the Vintage Groove Band. Elmer has been a great supporter of us for years and we always looked forward to the latest jokes from him. Missing you, from Grant & Kim. - Posted by: Grant Zerkee & Kim Zerkee (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2021

  • God bless you, Susie and family! You are in the valley of the shadow of death and Jesus, our Good Shepherd, is with you. Elmer and I talked trucking and he always shared a joke and a smile. He will be missed. - Posted by: Peter Lurvey (former Pastor) on: Jul 31, 2021

  • With sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother and father- he is gone but not forgotten Your cousin, Hertha - Posted by: Hertha Jahn (cousin) on: Jul 31, 2021

❮ Go Back to Listings