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Date of Passing: Jan 02, 2023

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1930 - 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Maurice at the Victoria Hospital on January 2, 2023.
In keeping with Maurice's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 07, 2023

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Moe a Doe were my wife's fathers best friends. They were like aunt and uncle to my wife Darlyne yet not related. Along with Al and Mary Cartlidge my wife's father Dave aka Gordon aka Coonie Strong were best of friends growing up in Portage La Prairie. They remained friends for 70 yrs until Dave Strong passed 5 years ago. Moe and Doe travelled to Australia and New Zealand and Dave went with them. Best trip of his life. Even with Moe's driving ability scared the crap out of Dave he conceded to let Moe drive. Moe and Doe used to have pinball machines in their garage on Woodhaven that my wife Darlyne said her and her brothers played while they visited them and it cost nothing when you hit the replay button or Moe gave them a pocket full of quarters. Moe and Doe had visited us in Mississauga a few times over the years and we loved the time with them. Because Moe drove pretty much everywhere Dodie could have a few beers and never worry about Moe. She liked her beer! Her and Moe were like two peas in a pod. Never argue, always on the same page. Moe was so interested in life as a whole. They had a bird, a parrot, named Buddy and a dog named Sandy Mac. They had a place in Florida that Dave went to stay in the winters. They had what they wanted. They were worldly, wise and wonderful people. Dodie is still with us I hope for many more years unless she can't stand to be without Maurice Earle Francen. - Posted by: Dave MacEachern (Friend) on: Feb 07, 2023

  • I worked with Maurice over 50 years ago while I was a student. I worked full time in the summer and part time while going to school. I remember going to work on the coin machines in the shop at their house in Woodhaven. I doubt that Dodie will remember me but I have fond memories of both of them. - Posted by: Bob Raffey (Worked for Maurice) on: Jan 12, 2023

  • My parents met Maurice and his wife in 1951. They square-danced together, and became friends for life. We spent every Christmas and New Years together and camped all over North America with them. Because Maurice was in the jute box/pinball business, he always had records and games for my sisters and me to enjoy. Maurice was like an uncle and I will miss him. - Posted by: Conni Cartlidge (Family friend) on: Jan 09, 2023

  • Dear Dodie, I am so sad about the news today of Maurice's death. You both are considered as family to me and all of the Cartlidge family. So many great memories of happy times together as I was growing up. Hope he meets up with Al & Mary in the great beyond. My heart aches for you at this time of loss. Love, Nancy - Posted by: Nancy Fontaine (longtime friend) on: Jan 08, 2023

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