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TYRRELL K. MENDIS

Date of Passing: Sep 25, 2021

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TYRRELL K. MENDIS
(THE IMPRESSIONIST)

We are saddened to announce the passing of Tyrrell Kingsley Mendis on Saturday, September 25, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife Doreen.
Tyrrell leaves to mourn his nephew Chandran; niece Ramyamali; grand-niece Selinka and his beloved pussy cats.
Tyrrell "The Impressionist" having retired from the Province of Manitoba's civil service, continued to pursue his passion for photography, art, nature, preservation and travel. His websites, "The Impressionist" a photo collection of nature's beauty; "Sacred Places" a photo collection of pioneer churches captures Manitoba's disappearing heritage, is a testament to the passions and causes. Apart from photography, he was a person of many interests, a writer, a poet and a lover of animals. "The Canned Think: Yours to Open" a publication of poetry won many awards; in addition to his awards in photography.
Tyrrell's been an active member, participant, contributor and volunteer, willingly sharing his talents with many organizations; The Folks Arts Council of Winnipeg, Manitoba Camera Club, Macintosh Users Group for Seniors, Sri Lanka Association of Manitoba…. to name a few.
Contributions in memory can be donated to Craig Street Cats animal shelter and/or D'Arcy's ARC (Animal Rescue Center).
A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy. It's heard to loose a good friend. - Posted by: Peter Bastians (Good Friend) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • So sad to see Tyrell's obituary. We last spoke a few months ago after Doreen passed away. Tyrell was always a consummate gentleman. Wonderful memories of accompanying him on photo shoots when he tried to teach me the art of photography, and of visiting with them in their home. I take comfort in knowing that Tyrell and Doreen are together again. - Posted by: Patricia Simcoe-Rosenbaum (Friend) on: Oct 11, 2021

  • My Condolences to the family. During our time together at Parks Branch, Tyrell was a valued contributor in many ways to achieving our goals and objectives. I appreciated his assistance over the years. Gord Davidson Former Chief of Operations Manitoba Parks Branch 1976 - 1989 - Posted by: Gord Davidson (Former Chief of Operations Parks Branch Archives Building) on: Oct 09, 2021

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