MICHAEL WAYNE PRINGLE
Passed on February 22, 2019
December 12, 1937 – February 22, 2019 On February 22, 2019, Wayne passed away due to health conditions. Wayne was born December 12, 1937 in North Bay, ON to Mel and Veronica Pringle. He was the only brother to Sheila and Janice. He was the pillar of the Pringle family, standing proud as the husband of his beloved wife Jan. They were married on May 20, 1957 and have five children, Laurie Bracken (Ken), Kim Doherty, Wendy Munro (Smiley), Jeff (Linda) and James (Jana). He started working for the North Bay Nugget newspaper after finishing grade schooling in 1954. In 1964, he took a job with Harris Intertype as a service rep and moved the family to Toronto. He was then transferred to Winnipeg in 1967. He was a savvy businessman who traveled the country and met interesting people along the way. In 1971, he left Harris Intertype to start a business with Jan called Casting Industries where they jointly made all types of plaster of Paris items from casting to painting and shipping. From 1975 through 1978 he also drove bus for Winnipeg Transit. In 1970 they bought property near Lake Winnipeg and he and his girls built a cottage. In 1976, they decided to move the family to the small community of Teulon, Manitoba. They continued their thriving business there and then in 1988 they built a new store and restaurant. It was in 1995 when they were involved in a horrible car accident near Stonewall that changed their lives forever. He suffered minor injuries but Jan was seriously injured in the accident. She endured years of surgeries, physical therapy and doctor appointments followed with a permanent disability. He was forever grateful that she survived. After this accident, that almost took the love of his life, he spent the rest of his life selflessly making sure she was happy. It was in 1998 that they made the tough decision to close their business and retire to Winnipeg. He took pride in their eight Grandchildren Shannon Ajibesin (Victor), Ryan Bracken (Krista), Kyla Campbell (Robert), Brett Munro (John), Caemlyn Pringle (Lukas), Daron Pringle, Matthew Pringle & Deanna Fontaine and their ever growing great grand babies. In his last days he was surrounded by his family and he felt so grateful for the family that he and Jan had created. He was a kind, compassionate, caring man and we valued his advice. His incredible sense of humour will be greatly missed but carried on in future generations. The Pringle family would like to sincerely thank the 5th floor staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for their amazing kindness, patience and care for our Husband, Dad and Grandpa in his final weeks. He was so grateful for everything you did for him. As per his request, there will be a private family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Care Manitoba. Rest easy Pops, we’ve got it from here.
Dear James & Jana I was deeply saddened to learn that your dear father passed away. Extending my deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the Pringle family during this sad and difficult time. Thinking of you! Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society retired)
My deepest sympathy Jan and family . It's been a long time would love to see you again .
Our most sincere condolences to you Jan and the rest of the Pringle crew. It seems that you were in Teulon a lot longer than twenty years but the Pringle family definitely left quite a mark in our little town. We were all very proud to have your family be part of our community. Rest easy Wayne knowing what a great crew you raised. Bert and Kathy
You will be missed Mr P. You truly are a fabulous man. You gave so much to our little community and especially to the youth. That is the fondest memories hanging out at Pringle’s. Having the 10 cent candy, movie rentals, pic a pop as well working for Mr and Mrs Pringle. You taught me so much. Rest easy as I know you will make an amazing angel above. My love and condolences go to the family. Jan, Laurie, Kim, Wendy, Jeff and Jamie. Hugs 😘💕
You, Jan and your family created the best “hangout” for us country kids. We were always welcome in your store and have such great memories thanks to you & your wonderful family! My deepest sympathy to you all.
My deepest sympathy. I imagine most kids that grew up in Teulon through the 80’s have a great number of good memories about Mr. P. Pringle’s was a big part of our lives back then. A safe and happy place to go. My thoughts are with you all.
James, Jana and family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Wish we could be there. Love you all.
Todd, Kathy, Sarah and Kyle Kleinvachter
Please accept my condolences in your time of grief .
There are no words to deeply express the sincere sympathy that I feel on the loss of this gentle man.I know they have been gone from Teulon for many years but they left there mark and respect on the whole town.Wayne was a kind gentle man that gave to our town and embraced all of the kids that came thru his door.So many memories of Pringle’s arcade and always think of them every time I pass the library and there old house.Rest in peace Mr.P you were loved by all and will never be forgotten.
My deepest condolences to the Pringle family. My best memories are of Mr. & Mrs. Pringle teasing me about my slurpee addiction and to the extra things they would do when I had Vanessa to the happy face mushroom pizzas for her. To the kindness they showed when my dad was killed. He was a wonderful man who shared many banters with my grandpa on his lunch dates with gram. Thank you for the memories.
Tammi Ferchuk (Waluk)
My best memories of childhood in Teulon centre around Pringle’s. Rest In Peace, Mr. Pringle. Make lots of avalanches for the kids in heaven.
I am so very sorry to see this, Wendy and the Pringle family. We have only fond and respectful memories of your Dad and trust that you are comforted and sustained at this difficult time of loss.
I spent several hours every day at Pringles' playing video games. I was there so much that whenever I was on my way out the door, my dad would ask (& tease), "Goin' to Papa Pringles'?" From Country Burgers (even though my family owned our own restaurant) to fries to pizza pops to home-made subs, Pringles' was a place to eat, play video games & pool, or just hang out. Mr. Pringle always had a smile for me & was a gentle, kind soul. I can still envision the items made out of plaster of Paris strategically placed on the walls before they transitioned to the "kid hang-out" with the games & eventually movies. Rest well, "Papa Pringle" - I will forever be grateful for the memories! Sincerest condolences to your family & all those who had the honour & absolute pleasure of knowing you!
Our deepest condolences to the Pringle family. Pringles, along with Mr. and Mrs. Pringle were such a popular hangout and amazing people that for many of us, it is one of our best teenage memories. Rest in Peace.
Dale and Lori Simcoe
My condolences to the whole Pringle family. Mr. P was one nicest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He will be truly missed! I have MANY fond memories going to Pringle’s Restaurant. Rest easy Mr. P.
My sincerest regards to the family. Mr P was a fantastic man and he was a huge part of my childhood memories. Always smiling and such a fair man! Rest in paradise ❤️❤️
Mr Pringle was one of the finest people I was ever lucky enough to know. He was a warm, intelligent, caring man. No matter when I went into his business, he always had a moment to talk, and usually with a smile. I liked that he treated young teens with the same respect he showed to adults. And, because of his attitude, my students liked him, and respected him, too. He would ask students if they were skipping class, and, if they were (and they couldn't lie to him!), he sent then back! We teachers knew this, and appreciated his support. My most sincere sympathies to his wife, Jan, and to his family. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to continue on without him. He was quite a man!
Rest easy Mr. P!
My deepest sympathy! Cherish the memories .
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