Passed on December 27, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Dad and Grandpa Herman Kars on December 27, 2020.
Left to mourn are children Ernie, and Barb (Gerald Guilbeault); grandkids Andrew, Mathew, Amanda and Daniel.
He was predeceased by our mom Ethel in 2013.
Dad was born December 15, 1936 in the Netherlands and moved to Canada when he was 12 years old. Mom and Dad married October 16, 1965. Dad worked for the City of Winnipeg for 22 years and on weekends he worked for Don Lawrence. He also started a greenhouse as a hobby which soon turned into a family business for 25 years. He also enjoyed helping Ernie and Joyce Watts farming and later Ernie combining. Dad enjoyed camping and they went to Dauphin Country Fest for 10 years. Dad curled in Balmoral for many years. Dad loved spending time with his grandkids, he was always proud of their accomplishments. He spent a lot of his spare time building Purple Martin Houses.
After Mom’s passing Dad moved to Cedar Lodge, where he made many friends playing cards and Bingo. Just recently Dad moved to Gateway Manor where he could enjoy their delicious meals everyday. Every Saturday morning, he would go to Ernie’s for coffee and every Sunday to Barb & Gerald’s for pancakes and watch a movie- his favorite being Dennis the Menace.
Special thanks to the staff at Gateway and Seniors Resource – you always made him feel welcome. Thanks to Dr. Graham and Kim for Dad’s care. Thankyou to the EMS that responded Sunday, your care and compassion was truly appreciated. Thank You to Ken Loehmer for his guidance. Also thank you to Shirley Williams for her kind words at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. Due to Covid 19, No service will be held.
To Barb and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Herman will be missed in many ways. His smiling face helping us pick up flowers each spring at the farm near Balmoral. Then in later years teasing each other at the Cedar Lodge Bings. Enjoying liver dinners at the Gateway Manor with the Group. Thw honour was ours to have known a fine gentleman, Herman. May God give you strength and courage during this difficult time. As you go through the process of greiving please know we care and are willing to help in any way - even just to talk or sit in silence.
Leonard & Josie Lindley
So sorry for your loss . Herman worked for my dad on a dairy farm in St. Norbert in the late 50’s . He was an awesome guy my dad always talked about how good of a man he was and your Mom and Dad always remained family friends.
Dave De Vos
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