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Born: Apr 28, 1934
Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
He was predeceased by his wife Irene, his parents, Michael and Eva, and his brother
His memory will be cherished and he will be greatly missed by his children, Arlene,
Andrew, and William and his grandson
Nicholas Abbott. He is also survived by his siblings, their spouses and children, including his brothers, Steven (Maxine) and Donald (Jane); his sister, Evelyn (Bert); and his sister-in-law Ann.
He was delivered into this world by a midwife in Libau, Manitoba on April 28, 1934 and raised in a farm environment. Displaying
mechanical interest and ability in his youth, he was inclined to the equipment and vehicle aspects of the farm, and pursued a passion for electronics. After secondary studies at Happy Thought School in East Selkirk, left Manitoba to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he graduated with a
degree in electrical engineering in 1955. His career as a Professional Engineer took him to many places, but he was drawn back to his home province to work for the Manitoba
Power Commission, and continued to work at the company after its name changed to
Manitoba Hydro. He spent many happy and rewarding years there, and looked forward to starting his work day having a friendly
breakfast with his fellow employees.
In his spare time, he enjoyed vacationing at the lake with his family, photography,
card-playing, and vegetable gardening. He was a wizard at repair and maintenance, and designed his leisure home which he built while teaching his children construction skills.
When he retired in 1993, he continued his love of contract bridge and growing produce, and discovered new pastimes including tree farming and culinary arts, the latter of which his family greatly appreciated at their lively dinner table. In his later years he was blessed with time spent with his grandson.
There will be no funeral or service.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to
Harvest Manitoba, or a charity of your choice. Thank you.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 04, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
I am so very sorry to have missed the obit. My daughter Deidre ask me if he was a relative, asking if we were related. I knew John and would have last seen him at Peter's funeral. The older generation are all going and the next have trouble keeping in contact. Eva's brother Andrew's family are all gone except Eric's widow age 90. - Posted by: Orma Sozansky (Eric's widow) on: Dec 13, 2021
Our condolences go out to the family. John was an amazing person. May he rest peacefully in the hands of the Good Lord. - Posted by: Lawrence and Louise Bruce (Aquaintance) on: Dec 05, 2021
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