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MAURICE ROSS GUNNESS (published on July 05, 2010)



MAURICE ROSS GUNNESS April 25, 1928 - June 30, 2010 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Maurice, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, age 82 years young. Cherishing his memory are, Barry (Cynthia, Kyle), Grant, Maureen, Janet (Mike) and Allison; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Chigusa), Andrea, Ross, Ian (Erin), Sarah (Nigel), Kyle, Jennifer and Johnathon; sisters, Doris, Jean (Peter), Mona, Arlene (Joe) and sister-in-law Del; many nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his dear friend Lou McCorrie. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Isobel (2000) of 52 years, his parents Ethel and Alexander, brother Clifford, brothers-in-law Frank and Daniel and son-in-law John. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Born in Rivers, MB, moved to Winnipeg at age 16, attended Kelvin High School, and was a member of the Winnipeg Canoe Club where he met his wife Isobel. He proudly served with the Merchant Navy, travelling to Halifax in 1945 with the intent of serving his country. Married Isobel in 1948, raised five children while working for Robin Hood multifoods inc. for 40 years retiring in 1990. Maurice contributed his time and energy to many organizations including A.C.T, Merchant Navy Association, Masons, Scottish Rite and The Shrine. He was one of the founding members of the Khartum Mighty Fife Drum Band and served as President in 1982. He was also a supporter of many charitable organizations particularly the Grace Hospital Foundation, the Salvation Army, and the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society. Throughout the years he led us on many family adventures and gave us a lasting appreciation for the value of exploring the world around us. During Maurice and Isobel's marriage they continued to travel to many places always returning to their family, home and cottage. He was exceedingly proud of his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Shrine Transportation Fund, Salvation Army or a Charity of choice. A Celebration of Maurice's Life will be held Thursday July, 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Shrine House, 1155 Wilkes Ave. Private Family Interment to follow at a later date. Chapel Lawn in Care of Arrangements.


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