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THOMAS GERALD OSTRY (published on April 16, 2010)



THOMAS GERALD OSTRY November 4, 1950 - April 13, 2010 After a brief illness, it is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Thomas on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. He is sadly missed by his wife Anne and their daughter Diane; father Gerald; brother Gary (Debbie), Kathleen, Michael and Alison; sister Maureen (Brian); sister-in-law Geraldine (Fred), Michael and Ted; aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom was predeceased by his mother Jenny in 2003. Tom was born and raised in Winnipeg's North End, graduating from St. John's High School in 1968. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physics. He worked at Environment Canada as a meteorologist for over 37 years, working one year in Regina, 11 years in Toronto and the last 25 years in Winnipeg. He enjoyed his job immensely and was well recognized for his work. Tom was truly a family man and was very grateful for the arrival of his daughter Diane. He was a caring, loving, and helpful father who took pride in his daughter's endeavours. Tom and Anne shared many interests. One of their passions was taking pictures at a variety of events providing great memories for their family and friends. They both enjoyed volunteering for M.T.C. and supporting their church and numerous events in the Ukrainian community. One of Tom's favourite memories was the time spent with the entire family skiing in Fernie, BC. He loved having the whole family together, sharing ski stories, eating great food and having a blast taking up skiing at the tender age of 54. Tom enjoyed skill testing and challenging games. He loved organized adventure based games and was an avid bridge player who looked forward to his frequent bridge nights with his buddies. He was also a faithful Blue Bomber fan and shared season tickets with his father for many years. But most of all Tom was a kind and gentle soul who was well liked and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He had a generous heart and extended a helping hand whenever needed. He made us all smile with his quick wit and his sense of humour. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the prayers and support received from family and friends. Prayers will be sung 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 16 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary the Protectress, 820 Burrows Ave. Funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17 also at the Cathedral with Fr. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora officiating. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary the Protectress or the United Way. KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193


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