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Born: Sep 16, 1908

Date of Passing: Feb 22, 2000

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VICTOR FREDERICK MOTTS Peacefully, on February 22, 2000, Victor passed away at Deer Lodge Centre with his family at his side. Vic was born on September 16, 1908 in Winnipeg and was predeceased by his wife Ella and son-in-law John Robinson. Vic is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Robinson, granddaughter Tracey and husband Jordan Machan, and great-grandchildren Samantha and Dustin. He also leaves to mourn, numerous other relatives and friends. He joined Chippawa as an ordinary seaman on March 9, 1927. He served continuously in Chippawa and on various ships of Canadian and British fleets until called up to active service in 1939. He served on ship and shore establishments throughout the war. It was aboard the HMCS Prince Henry in 1942 that Chief Motts was confirmed as Chief Yeoman of Signals. He was discharged from HMCS Chippawa to be awarded the British Empire medal by the Governor General of Canada. After his discharge from the Navy he worked for the post office money order department as supervisor until he retired. He was a member of the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club, Breakfast Club, St., James Council No. 4557 Knights of Columbus, The K of C Miles McDonnell Fourth Degree, and a member of the Post Officer Heritage Club. Victor will be remembered by his generosity and his sense of humour. Prayers will be said at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue on Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle on Monday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. A gathering of friends will follow at John XXIII Roman Catholic Church Hall. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caring staff on T-7 who truly gave him a home and the exceptional care provided by the nurses and doctors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Victors memory to the Deer Lodge Foundation, 2109 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3J 0L3. Arrangements entrusted to: CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM 885-9715

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 26, 2000

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