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Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2021

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It is with great sadness that the family of Orest William Dobinsky announce his passing during the night of September 19, 2021. Orest passed away peacefully beside his wife and best friend Karren Foster in their home at the age of 80.
Orest is survived by his son Dan; stepdaughters, Heather and Shelley; sisters, Vera and Gloria; and many nieces and nephews and all of their family.
Orest was born in small town McCreary, MB. At a young age he left home for school and work, and as opportunities arose he found himself in Winnipeg working in an autobody garage. With his hardwork and dedication it lead to his career as an autobody instructor at Red River College.
Besides working and spending time with family, Orest had a zest for life! He loved music, playing and inspiring, and enjoyed preforming many concerts at retirement communities and various events! He loved sports, and loved visiting with all his friends at the Pembina curling club. He enjoyed camping, being a hockey dad, and was really starting to love heading to Puerto Vallarta with Karren for the winter!
Cremation only will be held at this time due to covid, and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to you, Karren, and to you, Dan. Also to his nieces and nephews. Our thoughts are with you. Cousin Carolyn & family - Posted by: Carolyn Andrich (cousin) on: Oct 30, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Orest's passing. He and I were in the same grade in high school, curled on the same team and later he was our best man when Bud and I were married. I remember him as a fun person and musically inclined. My condolences to his family. Sadly Bud passed away too in March of this year. - Posted by: Eileen Jacobs (Highschool friend.) on: Oct 18, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Orest's passing Karren. My deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Mona (friend) on: Oct 14, 2021

  • What a guy. Will miss his humoUr at the curling rink. Also had the pleasure of entertaining with him for a couple of years. My condolences Karen. - Posted by: Len Herbach (Friend) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • Bill and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you Karen. You spent many happy years together travelling, listening to his music and enjoying your time together. Take Care! - Posted by: Dianne & Bill Arran (Friends) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss Dan and family. Take care and peace be with you all. Larry - Posted by: Larry Hildebrand (Co worker of Dan ) on: Oct 12, 2021

  • Sad to hear of Orest's passing. Thought of calling him many times to catch up, sorry now that I didn't. Was a student of his back in the early 70s. Once we resolved our initial argument about whether or not I really needed short hair to fix dents in cars... we became friends for the duration of the course and I appreciated all that I learned from the man. Anytime we bumped into one another later in life there was always a pleasant and friendly conversation. Orest was one of the good ones and I'm sure he will be missed. My condolences to all his family and friends... - Posted by: John Prest (Former student) on: Oct 10, 2021

  • So Sorry for your lose, Orest and I were friends since grade school had a band together. He will be missed. - Posted by: Jack Fletcher (Long time friend) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • My condolences to your family in these difficult times. Orest was an instructor of mine back in the day, He was a great instructor and a friend. He will surely be missed, he made an impression on my life as I too became an instructor in autobody and recently retired after 30 years of teaching. Please keep me informed of a service as I will surely attend. - Posted by: Lawrence Danylchuk (Friend) on: Oct 09, 2021

  • We are so sorry for your loss Danny. Take care. - Posted by: Scott and Monica Auringer (neighbour) on: Oct 09, 2021

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