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Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2022

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grandfather and brother, Marvin Wilson Hays, at the age of 71, on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Born in Winnipeg where he spent most of his life and enjoyed a career as an Engineer and Millwright. He and the love of his life, Nancy and two of his daughters moved to McCreary in 2000; when they took ownership of the Agassiz Park Lodge. Marvin spent many summers at Brereton Lake and Lac Du Bonnet skiing and fishing. He loved antique and classic cars, dreamed of building his own 'Rod' with his two grandsons and could talk shop for hours. He had a deep appreciation for music and loved shopping for, and listening to, records with his friend Brian and others. Marvin was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2016 and was determined to live an abundant life beyond what was predicted. He did, and experienced three more years of memories cherished by the family. He spent his final days at the Brandon General Hospital where the attending Physician claimed he was a fighter unlike anything they have ever seen.
Marvin will be incredibly missed and his memory held dearly by: his loving wife and partner of 51 years, Nancy; his daughters who were his pride and joy, Shelly-Anne (Bear), Natalie (Dean), Cindy (Travis); his grandchildren, Brittney (Felix), Tony (Savannah), Kariya (Zak) and Steven; brothers, Russell (Cindy), Donald (Marge), Brian (Martha) and Wayne (Betty); sisters, Marlene (Chris), Kelly (Russell), Lynn (Mark); brother-in-law Bruce (Flo), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marvin's wish was to be cremated and a Celebration of Life will occur at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to you all. I am deeply grateful to both Nancy and Marvin for the greatest memories of my troubled childhood. You both were so special to me, you will never know. You treated me like one of your own and I am so forever grateful. My memories of spending weekends with you all at the lake are my best memories to date. Growing up with Shelly was the best time of my life. If Shelly and I got into trouble, Marvin made sure to punish us both. He was a wonderful man, father and im sure, husband. He will be deeply missed and treasured by all who knew him. I know he will always be in my heart ❤ Love Michelle (Proulx) - Posted by: Michelle Bordynuik (Friend/second father from childhood) on: Jan 22, 2022

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