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Date of Passing: Sep 25, 2021

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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 (5 entries)

  • I only just found out news of his passing almost a year later. I had emailed him recently only to get a bounce. I am saddened to hear of this. Tyrrell and Doreen were close family friends with our Mom. And his photography and travels were an inspiration. When there is a celebration of life, if someone could comment here on the details as our family would try to attend. My condolences to the extended family from the family of Suzanna Dong - Posted by: Raz Dong (Family friend) on: Sep 06, 2022

  • For many years while I volunteered at Deer Lodge in the gift shop we used to discuss art, writing and photography. I was going through my rolodex and realized I hadn't spoken to him for far too long. I'm deeply saddened. - Posted by: John Oross (Friend ) on: Dec 30, 2021

  • 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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