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Born: Jun 08, 1957

Date of Passing: Jan 05, 2022

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Richard Victor Unger was born June 8, 1957 and passed away on January 5, 2022, at the age of 64.
Rich grew up in the west end of Winnipeg and attended Isaac Brock and then Daniel McIntyre Collegiate. After high school, Rich decided to become a sheet metal worker and quickly made his way through the apprenticeship process and then became a journeyman. He then worked for several companies including Canadian Rogers, Diamond Metal and Basar Sheet Metal.
Rich wasn't satisfied with working for someone else, so he formed his own company which was Smart Manufacturing. His business flourished for many years until a chronic back issue forced him to retire.
Rich had been a member of the Masons (Kildonan Grand Lodge) and became a Master Mason. He also became a member of the Shriners and joined the vintage car unit.
Rich enjoyed travelling and visited many nations abroad including Cuba, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Ireland and one Caribbean Cruise. He frequented Cabo San Lucas the most given he had a timeshare there.
Given the Covid restrictions, Rich will be cremated and a worthy celebration of his life will be done at future date which is to be determined.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 11, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I have sooo many wonderful memories of Rich and the Unger’s cabin at Hillside Beach. Many of us beach babies were ALWAYS welcomed. It was a place where we could go to have fun, laugh, eat and be merry (like waterskiing at 2 am). Rich, you made me laugh until I cried. See you on the other side one day my friend. Marion (nee.Neuendorff) 💋🚤👙 - Posted by: Marion Davis (Friend ) on: May 09, 2022

  • Our cottage is next door to the Unger cottage at Hillside Beach. Richard always came to say “hello” when he was at the cottage and invited us for “fireworks” when he had a bunch. We are extremely sorry to hear of his death at such a young age. We have many nice memories of Richard. Marian and Peter White - Posted by: Peter and Marian White (Neighbour and Friend) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Rest in peace Richard, I had no idea, see you at the beach Chris - Posted by: CHRIS UNGER (COUSIN) on: Jan 12, 2022

  • Oh Richard you are among the stars reunited with sweet Jewel. Thank you for letting me take care of her for a few years till she crossed the bridge. I loved her so much. Will miss you be happy and healthy in your new dimension. Till we meet again. Hugs. ❤️ - Posted by: Heather Lough (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • I worked with Rich for many years. We also had a lot of good times including the annual Basar golf tournaments. So many great memories. RIP Rich. - Posted by: Graham and Aileen Chaplin, (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • RICHARD AND HIS FAMILY WERE PERSONAL AND FRETERNAL FRIENDS OF MY WIFE AND I and and we give our condolences to to the family. Richard and Merle Bloom - Posted by: Richard Bloom (Khartum Vintage Car ) on: Jan 11, 2022

  • Rich was a friend and former roommate. He helped me through my apprenticeship and I learned an awful lot from him. He was very talented tradesman who took great pride in his work. He was an honest, kind and generous soul. I will miss him. Greg. - Posted by: Greg (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2022

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