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Born: Sep 25, 1948

Date of Passing: May 09, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts we announced the peaceful passing of Wallace Klos, who left us unexpectedly in the early hours of Saturday, May 9, 2020. We are comforted in knowing he went on his own terms, on the Hazelridge farm he loved so much.
Wallace was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Pat, parents, Stanley and Jean, sister Audrey, and brother Kenny. The reunion of Wallace and those who went before him to heaven is guaranteed to be a beautiful and boisterous gathering.
Wallace leaves to cherish his memory his four children, Curtis (Catherine), Dwayne (Serena), Krissy (Jeremy) and Michael (Sharon), and 10 grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, Noah, Brooke, Emma, Chase, Gage, Jack, Colin and Carter. He is survived by his sisters, Virginia (Robert) and Margaret (Larry), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Shadow.
Born on September 25, 1948, Wallace was raised on his parents' farm near Anola and grew up walking to school, breaking land and running moonshine on the rural circuit with his father. After a brief stint in Winnipeg, he moved out to the farm with his young bride Pat. Dad was always working, and his children can attest to his excellent supervisory skills, as he trained them to work alongside him and Pat on their mixed grain and livestock farm. His keen eye for stones in the field kept his kids in top shape until, one by one, they settled into their own homes on properties with no visible stones to pick.
In his younger years, Wallace enjoyed snowmobiling, and driving west to visit Kelvin and Phyllis for family vacation, cutting wood and always, always a good card game into the wee hours on the morning.
As a young man he pumped gas and changed tires for $1 an hour. This job led him to a diploma in Heavy Duty Mechanics so that his earnings would forever be more than $1/hour. He often said this was the perfect job for a young person, and it should lead everyone who does it to some form of higher education. White Trucks, the Snow Lake Mine and countless friends and family members reaped the benefits of his skill as did those who knew him as the shop foreman of the Springfield Bus Garage, where he spent almost 30 years. In 2007, shortly after Pat's passing, he retired from the bus garage, where he had many friends and drivers who relied on him to start their busses on cold mornings and pull them out of the ditch when the rowdy kids distracted them.
Dad enjoyed the simple things in life and in later years, spent cherished time with his grandchildren playing cards, fishing or sharing nuggets of wisdom in his direct, no bull style. The grandkids will miss his smile and continuous supply of ice cream sandwiches and other treats. You could find him on his chair in the sun when you drove in for a visit, and his door was always open for those who needed a drink and a lengthy chat on how best to solve the worlds' problems.
Due to current Public Health restrictions, a private viewing will take place on Saturday, May 16 with interment at Eastdale Cemetery on Sunday, May 17. We look forward to a celebration of Wallace's life with those who knew and loved him at a later date. To stay informed on the pending plans, please send an email to:
Thank you for the prayers of support and love as we face these new sunrises without his smile and wry wit.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

Publish Date: May 16, 2020


It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our father and grandpa, Wallace Klos, at his beloved farm on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the age of 71 years.
In keeping with the Public Health Guidelines, a limited and socially distanced viewing will be held. To attend please contact Krissy by Wednesday, May 13 at
A celebration of Wallace's life will be scheduled once we are able to gather as a larger group.
A longer obituary to follow in Saturday's edition.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

Publish Date: May 12, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 12, 2020, May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences on the passing of Wallace. Wallace, Ed and Ron spent many years playing as children on the farms. Always a hard worker, good friend and an expert in farming. - Posted by: Ed and Linda Tomczak (Ed and Linda Tomczak) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I just wanted to offer my sincere condolence to the Klos family. Memories keep our loved ones close now and forever. Wishing you all God's peace at this time Sincerely, Marlene Wasnick - Posted by: Marlene Wasnick (neighbour ) on: May 17, 2020

  • Wallace was a one of a kind and unique individual, was always a pleasure doing business with him. My sincere condolences to the family - Posted by: Bill Yasinski (Agri business associate ( elevator )) on: May 16, 2020

  • Barbara and I wish to pass along our condolences to the Klos family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God rest his soul. Len, Barbara, Vincent & Emily Ptak - Posted by: Len Ptak (cousin) on: May 13, 2020

  • We are so saddened to see this announcement today. Our hearts & prayers go out to all of you as you grieve the passing of your dear Dad, grandfather, brother, uncle & friend. We recall with fondness our 12 years as across-the-road neighbours as you kids were born, grew, became adults & parents yourselves. Please know that we grieve with you today & wish you all God's comfort. With fond memories, June & Ted Wasnick - Posted by: June & Ted Wasnick (Friends & former neighbours) on: May 12, 2020

  • Wallace’s son, Duane was a particularly good friend of Billy’s in their school years. All three of us knew the family. Our sincere condolences to all of Wallace’s children and extended family. May the great memories of both your parents help you all through this very sad time in your lives. Sincere condolences from the Fecio kids to the Klos kids. - Posted by: Brock, Billy, Tannis and their parents (School friends of Wallace’s children) on: May 12, 2020

  • Shocked to hear of Wallace's passing. Sympathies and condolences to all family, from all of us here in Calgary. - Posted by: Greg Prokopenko and Family (Cousin) on: May 12, 2020

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