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Born: Jan 22, 1935

Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2021

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January 22, 1935 - November 10, 2021

It is with great sadness, mixed with gratitude of a life well lived, that the family of Don Gilbart announce his passing at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
Don was a loving husband of 66 years to his wife Del (nee Kirkness), Dad to his three daughters, Cheryl Dawn (Bob) Skazyk, Barb (Doug) Cieszynski, and Malene (Murray) Rach. His grandchildren had the best Pops ever, Jarrod (Bridget), Keith, Michael (Carly), Courtney (David), Amanda (Sean), and Brett (Brent), and his precious great-grandchildren, Cali, Maddison, and Emmett.
Pops always made time for all his grandkids and spent many evenings / weekends watching and cheering them on with whatever sport or activity they choose to participate in. Don was proud to call Selkirk his home for all of his life. He was a man who believed in giving back to his community which was evident by his volunteer work with the Selkirk Fire Department, Kinsmen Club, Marine Museum, Selkirk United Church, to name a few.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Muriel Gilbart (nee Dixon), his three brothers, Eric, Mel and Roy. He will be missed by by his in-laws, Beryl (Charlie), Allan (Gloria), Jim (Georgetta), and Lorna and many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. Proof of vaccination is required. The service will be livestreamed via the link on his obituary at
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory can be made to the Selkirk United Church or the Selkirk and District Community Foundation.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Dear Del and family. How you will miss Don. My memory of Don goes back many, many years. I am the second eldest of the Johnson girls. As a kid we knew the Gilbart family who used to live across the lane on Vaughan Ave. Don was always so patient with Sandra, Judith and I. He was the 'big kid' but always friendly and patient with us. In those days we knew him as "Peanuts" and he would always laugh when these little blonde kids would call him that and say Hi. Maybe his brothers gave him this name. He never lost that infectious spark and enthusiasm for life and I am sure he instilled this in his family and grandchildren. Much love to you all as you spend you first Christmas without him. Paula - Posted by: Paula Johnson Fuller (Friend) on: Dec 08, 2021

  • Auntie Del, Cheryl Dawn, Barb, Malene and families, whenever I think of Uncle Don, I picture a kind, loving man. A genuine smile and laugh always greeted us on our trips to Selkirk. We are thinking of you all and send our love and heartfelt thoughts. Love, Leanne and Pete ❤️ - Posted by: Leanne and Pete (Niece) on: Nov 17, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the Family and friends of Don Gilbart, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you remember a dedicated, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather. - Posted by: Barb Ramsay (Friend) on: Nov 16, 2021

  • To Del and the Gilbart family I offer my sincere condolences. I have know Don for a number of years at the Selkirk Model Railroad club, and enjoyed many hours working on the club layouts. Don also talked me into helping check the lights on Christmas displays for the Lighting of Lights/ Santa parade many years ago when it first started. Don was always a bit of a joker and I remember at coffee after train night, him asking if I had ever fixed the rafters in my house on Sutherland because they had been burned in a fire. Needless to say he was pulling my leg but we had a good laugh. I know he will be missed but we will all have good memories of Don and that is what will help us get through the rough time of grieving. God bless you all - Posted by: Peter Hall (friend) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Dear Gilbart family, Your loss is so great, yet your love is so strong. May your love and wonderful memories help to sustain you at this difficult time. Don's legacy of love and wonderful spirit live on in all of you. With loving and heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Linda Boughton (PEO Sister) on: Nov 13, 2021

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