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AYLMER A. DUNLOP Obituary pic


Born: Dec 02, 1922

Date of Passing: Nov 20, 2021

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1922 - 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Aylmer A. Dunlop who passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Prior to his passing, Aylmer wrote the following obituary which we are pleased to share with you:
I was born in Prairie Grove on December 2, 1922. I served in the Armed Forces for four years from 1941 to 1945. I was in the Life Insurance business for about 10 years and then 18 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. I spent the last 12 years of my career as General Manager of Brathwaites Drugs Wholesale Ltd. and retired in 1988.
Left to mourn is my loving wife and very good friend, Arlene. Arlene, I want you to know that I love you and appreciated the great times we had together. Continue to travel to the places we loved plus others.
Also left to mourn are my three sons: Denis (Laurie) and Richard (Irene) of Saskatoon and Gary (Mitzi) of Olds. To my sons who were my best friends, I love you and am proud of you all very much. You each were special in your own way. I was a lucky man to have you three as well as your marvelous wives.
Also left to mourn are my loving grandchildren, Lori Dunlop and Steven Dunlop of Winnipeg; Holly Dunlop, Sarah (Joe) Waldherr and Ninette (Chris) Moore of Saskatoon and Robin (Tracy) Dunlop of Chicago. I hope I leave you some good memories. Also, my precious great-grandsons and great-granddaughters, Noah, Isaiah, Faith, Eleisha, Elizabeth, Jonah, Daniel, Ryan and Anna of Saskatoon, as well as Alyssa of Winnipeg, and Oliver of Chicago. I would have loved to see you all grow up. Also, my sisters-in-law, Hazel Dunlop of Winnipeg and Roberta (Lloyd) Higdon of Brosseau, Alberta and many nieces and nephews from all over.
May all of you, young and old, have a great life. To Gilbert Berard and Ray and Louise Tetreault, your friendship meant so much. A special Thank You, Louise, for the many hours we spent on the phone and a special farewell to two good friends, Pat Cain and Ken Berthiaume. To my friends I met at Paradise Village, Fred Douglas Place, Kiwanis Chateau, Place Promenade and locals on the Walkways, many from all over the world, and my Indigenous friends, thank you for your friendship. I will miss you all. Miss me - but let me go.
All my family who preceded me, in order of their passing, my sister Dorothy, my father, my sister Kathleen; my brothers, Jack and Frank; and the most wonderful mother in the world, Olive; my brother Norman and my sister Ida, my sister-in-law Therese, and my first wife Denise. As well as my grandson David and my great-grandson Caleb. Being the last in a family is lonely sometimes, no sibling to share with. I missed them all.
I and my family wish to extend thanks to my family doctor, Dr. I. Kasloff and my Cardiologist Dr. R. Kroeker, as well as the ER staff at Health Sciences Centre and the staff of 3U10 at Seven Oaks Hospital.
One last thought is about the racism around us. We are very lucky to live in a country and city with so many wonderful people from so many countries as well as Indigenous Peoples. Love them and respect them like you would like to be treated. Don't forget many of our ancestors were immigrants also.
As per my wishes, cremation will have taken place. A Gathering for Remembrance and to say Farewell will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Green Acres Funeral Home with Interment at the Mausoleum. Anyone wishing to attend must provide proof of vaccination and photo ID. Those unable to attend in person but wish to join virtually are invited to email for the Livestream link.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Aylmer through a donation may send contributions to Villa Rosa Inc. Endowment Fund, 784 Wolseley Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3G 1C6 or the charity of their choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences to his family & friends. Mr Dunlop was a joy to see each time he visited my office. Such a positive disposition and so engaging in conversation. May he rest in eternal peace. Dr. Zoltan & Janice Horvath - Posted by: Dr. Zoltan Horvath (Dentist) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • We lived at Fred Douglas Place for 9 1/2 years and during that time we had many encounters with Aylmer at the elevators either on his way out for his walk or on his way back. He always had a smile & a wave for everyone. When we first moved in he would walk all the way from The Bay to Portage & Main (inside) three or four times a day. He was very friendly had a wave and a smile for everyone he passed in the walkway. As time went on he slowed down to three walks and so on but he always kept his spirits up as well as those around him. His hobby was building many replicas of famous building from matchstick models. He was very talented and we all enjoyed his masterpieces as they on display for us all to enjoy. I know he will be missed by many throughout the Winnipeg walkway system as well as the people at Fred Douglas Place & Kiwanis Chateau and his dear wife Arlene and family. Please accept our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Bob & Chris Milloy (Friends from FDP) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Denis, Gary & Richard, Sincere condolences on the loss of your father. - Posted by: The Brodeurs - Paulette & Suzie (Childhood friends and neighbours) on: Nov 29, 2021

  • My Deepest Condolences to Arlene and Aylmer's family. Aylmer was such a kind and gentle soul that made his daily walks thru the Downtown Skywalk and "A" Floor at Fred Douglas Place such an appreciated time for his friendly banter. May the face of God shine upon Aylmer. Truly, Aylmer is now in the presence of God. - Posted by: Margaret and Ed Kiezik (Resident & Friend @ Fred Douglas Place) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • Sadly we will miss our almost daily encounter with Aylmer, a delightful gentleman with an infectious positive attitude. Our sincere condolences to Arlene and family. - Posted by: Lois and Garry Harland (Friends) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Our condolences to the family, he was my mother’s uncle. I enjoyed many witty telephone conversations with him over the years. We talked hockey, his creations and of course family. ❤️ - Posted by: Colleen Gray (Great niece) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Arlene and the rest of Aylmer's family from his fellow residents at Fred Douglas Place. We miss his smiling face and friendly chatter as he made his way many times daily on his usual walking "ministry" through the downtown skywalk system from the beginning at our building on the corner of Ellis and Vaughan to the far end at Portage and Main. What a blessing he was to all those souls he encountered and befriended along the way! Rest in peace, dear Aylmer. from Resident Support, Fred Douglas Place - Posted by: Gayle Moore-Morrans (friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • My sympathies to Arlene and the Dunlop Family. Aylmer was the driving force behind the growth of Brathwaites Ltd. and true friend to my family. - Posted by: Art Chipman (Friend/Co Worker) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Dear Arlene, Denis, Richard, Gary (and families). So very sorry to hear of Aylmer's passing. What wonderful memories I have of your Dad and all the fun times our families shared when we were young. There was certainly a lot of laughter in our house when he visited. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Lorraine Heyser (Rene & Jeanette's daughter #3) - Posted by: Lorraine Heyser (family friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the family. Will always cherish your Dad's humour. - Posted by: Jim and Lou Daeninck (Friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

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