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Born: Jul 02, 1939
Date of Passing: Feb 05, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
July 2, 1939 - February 5, 2021
Dad leaves to mourn his wife Elsie, daughters, Karen (Allan) Vince and Shelley (Dale) Braun; grandchildren, Tyler (Karleigh), Nicole (Adam), Jason (Brittany), Riley, and great-grandchildren, Mason, Anders, Julianne and Charlotte. He is also survived by siblings, Art (Lee), Dave (Hilda), Erna (Leonard), and many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, two brothers and several brothers-in-law and sister-in-law.
Dad was born in Steinbach, MB and raised on the family farm in Grunthal, MB. Abe and Elsie married in July 1963 and moved to Winnipeg where Dad started his first job with National Drugs. He then began his career in aviation, starting with Transair and moving on to Air Canada where he retired in 2003. He loved working with his colleagues who became friends and spoke fondly of his time he spent with them. He was a dedicated Air Canada employee, he took pride in his work and made lifelong friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Duerksen for his continuing care and regular phone calls, also his respite and palliative caregivers. We'd also like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit for their excellent support during his final days.
Dad was a kind, gentle, caring man dedicated to his faith and his family. He will be greatly missed but forever in our hearts.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
To join the family via live stream please visit the link published on Birchwood Funeral Chapel's website on the day of the service.
The live stream will be available for 90 days following the service.
Donations in memory of Abe may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or Parkinson Canada.
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 09, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Sorry about loosing your spouse ,Abe . He was a true gentleman. May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around you and give you Peace . Tina & Reuben. - Posted by: Tina & Reuben Kehler (Friends) on: Feb 09, 2021
I enjoyed working with Abe at the old Air Canada base and in the new hangar.A real gentleman and worker. - Posted by: Bill Ross (coworker) on: Feb 09, 2021
So sorry to hear about Abe. We all know that he was the nicest man you could ever meet. He was so committed to our exercise group, and was such a pleasure to speak with. We will all miss him very much. Elsie, our hearts are with as you go through this difficult time. Love, Monique - Posted by: Monique Coffell (friend at McIvor church exercises) on: Feb 09, 2021
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