Arthur Kenneth Essery

Arthur Kenneth Essery

Passed on April 2, 2024

It is with profound sadness, the family announces the sudden passing of Arthur Kenneth Essery of Stonewall, on April 2, 2024 at the age of 80 years old.

Art is survived by his wife Jenny, his daughter Stephanie, his son Shawn, his brother Bob, his sisters Alma, Lynn and Pat. He is predeceased by his mother Coral, his father Robert and his sister Bonnie.

Born March 28, 1944 in Winnipeg and spend the rest of his time woven into the fabric of the Stonewall community. Art was a fixture in Manitoba baseball for over 50 years and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame with his beloved Grosse Isle Blue Jays in 2012.

A memorial service to be held in Stonewall, at the Quarry Park Pavilion at 2:00 pm. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. All are welcome.

Thank you to the staff at the Seven Oaks Renal Clinic- who showed love and compassion during his treatments; the staff at Lions Manor and the staff at the Health Sciences Centre Cardiac Ward.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Seven Oaks Renal Clinic.


Jenny, I worked with Art for many years at the Argus office, and although you might not remember me, you welcomed me into your home to stay the night. Art always told me "Girl, if the roads are too bad, you can always come and stay at our house". Well, there was a bad storm and the highway was closed, so I took him up on that offer. You gave me supper, found me a pair of pajamas and gave me the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Thank you for that. Art was so special, he is in my thoughts often and I will always remember him with such fondness.

Lucy Kowalchuk

Such a kind man that always cared about our family. I will miss hearing your voice when I call Health Trek and the first thing out of my mouth was “did you quit smoking yet?”. Made you laugh each time. God bless you, Art.

Tanya Williams-Austin

Art, I first met you 30 years ago in 1994 while both Jenny and I were in the Cell Phone business , her with MTS and myself as MTS dealer. We had so many great times in Mexico with you and Jenny. Laughter was always on the table when you and I got together. The closing of the swim up bar, after the bartender had to leave, and entrusted us to close it up when we were done, to our golfing shenanigans. Art there were so many good times, I could write a book about our escapades. Art you will always be a Prince of a Gentleman. , and a great friend 🙏🙏🙏 ,

Doug and Sherri

Art I’m going to miss seeing you and Jenny come in to eat. I loved hearing your stories about you and my grandpa John. I’ll miss our back and forth bantering. I’ll miss making sure to let Jenny know when there was fruit pie so that you had to sit and stay even longer lol. I’ll miss hearing you say “thanks again kid it was good to see ya” with a wink and that smile. You were always one of my favourites and I love you. Sending all of my love and condolences and hugs to Jenny and all of Arts family and friends.


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