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With great sadness in our hearts, our family announces the passing of Ken Sellner on February 3, 2023, at the age of 88, after holding his wife's hand all night.
Dad was born in Winnipeg, the oldest of three sons of Felix and Katharina Sellner.
Dad attended St. Joseph's School and St. John's High school. He worked for Air Canada as an aircraft mechanic for 39 years.
Dad and Mom were married in 1959 and had three children. The family lived in West Kildonan for many years, moving to Lachine, Quebec in 1970 and returning to Winnipeg in 1975. They lived on Buchanan Boulevard for 47 years until October 2022, when they moved into Sturgeon Creek II assisted living facility.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 63 years, Shirley; children, Debra MacGill (Andrew), Dave (Corina) and Andy; grandchildren, Alexander MacGill (Karen Brizuela), Lauren MacGill and Denver Sellner; brother Brian (Beryle) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; in-laws, Gordon and Edith Hutton; brother Len; best friends, Dora and Aron and Donnavenne and George.
Dad liked to watch Jets games (and keep scores) and other sports. He loved to attend Bomber games with his friend John. Dad enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing pool with friends over the years. He enthusiastically attended sporting events of his children and grandchildren, as they grew up. He coached his sons' hockey teams. He was very proud of his grandchildren and was a great "babysitter" when they were young. We found a list Dad had made of all his car purchases during his life - "best car ever" was a 1990 Chrysler Daytona he bought for $9000! Dad enjoyed seeing family and friends at their 60th wedding anniversary celebration in 2019.
Thanks to Dr. Gavin Roche for all his care over the years and to the staff of Sturgeon Creek for their support during a difficult time. Thanks also to Dad and Mom's long-time neighbours Graham and John, for all their kindness, help and support over the years.
Per Dad's wishes, there will be no memorial service. Private family interment has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
Rest in peace Dad.
For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 11, 2023
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Shirley and family; our sincerest condolences on the passing of Ken. Anna and Michael Vendramelli - Posted by: Michael Vendramelli (friend) on: Feb 14, 2023
To - Shirley and family, We were so sorry to read of Ken's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you all now. Marvin and Arlene - Posted by: Marvin & Arlene Fetch (Friend) on: Feb 12, 2023
As a very young immigrant from Germany I got to know Felix and Katharina through my grandparents Mike and Emily Kotschesko. Every once in a while my parents and grandparents would visit with them or meet them at St. Josephs church in the North End of the city. Although they have passed, they will certainly not be forgotten. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Ken's family. With prayers, Tony Zienkiewicz - Posted by: Tony Zienkiewicz (Friend of parents Felix and Katharina Sellner.) on: Feb 11, 2023
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