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Born: Jun 11, 1963

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2005

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DANIEL EDWARD ZAHARI June 11, 1963 - June 11, 2005 On his birthday, Dan passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janet; stepsons, Scott Mikkelson (Celia), Eric Mikkelson; grandsons Landon Cairns, Aiden Stefansson; parents, Ed and Shirley Zahari; siblings, Mike (Elizabeth), Lynn Benoit (Brent), Joanne Schaubroeck (Rick Naherny), Patrick (Stephanie), and Georgina Painter (Rick) and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan was born in Winnipeg and lived in the Norwood area. He attended Nordale School, Nelson McIntyre School and Springs Academy. As a child, he was a loyal Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan. As a pre-teen, Dan began rowing at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. This became his second home. He was devoted to all aspects of the club and volunteered as well as competed. At various times, he volunteered as the President of the Winnipeg Rowing Club Alumni Association, Treasurer of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, Treasurer of Winnipeg Rowing Club Building Company Inc., and Life President of Finance of the North West International Rowing Association. He chaired the Rowing Canada AGM event, the 2001 NorthWest Regatta in Minnedosa and the 100th Anniversary of the North West International Rowing Association Regatta in 2003. A major accomplishment in Dan's life was rowing down the Mississippi River all the way to New Orleans with his rowing buddies John Wintrup and Ron Basarab. In 1980, Dan began attending Springs Bible School. His faith in our Lord was a major influence in all aspects of his work and play. He worked at National Leasing Group since 1987 in the credit department and as an internal auditor. Dan married Janet in 1993, became a stepfather to her two boys and later a grandfather. His grandchildren were one of the greatest loves of his life. Dan was committed to making a difference in all his endeavours. He volunteered as the Treasurer for Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre and the Stuart Murray MLA Kirkfield Park. In 2003 he ran for office as a Conservative candidate in the St. Boniface area. A celebration of Dan's life will be held at Springs Church, 595 Lagimodiere, Winnipeg on Thursday June 16 at 1:00 p.m. The family wishes the thank the staff on 5E at the St. Boniface Hospital and CancerCare Manitoba, especially, Dr. Wong and his staff, Dr. Daeninck and his staff. Special thanks to Dan's cousin, Lorena McManus for her exceptional care and comfort in Dan's last days. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's memory can be made to the Cancer Care Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E OV9. ROCK FONTIANE, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, in care of arrangements.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2005

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Janet, Memories are the best reminder of our lives and loves. You must have some wonderful memories of Dan. Keep them close. All our love, Don, Gail & families. - Posted by: Gail & Don McPherson (Family) on: Jun 14, 2005

  • Janet and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Take care. I just wish that we could be there for you and the boys. Love Judy and Jim and Family - Posted by: Judy and Jim Grant and Family (Family) on: Jun 13, 2005

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