MICHAEL FREDERICK EMBERLEY
June 10, 1960 - November 8, 2022
Michael's family is greatly saddened by his unexpected passing at home.
He is survived by his mother Mavis, brother Bruce (Diana), sisters Cathy Carsted (Frederick), and Linda Filiatrault, nephews Ross Courtney-Emberley (Jessica), and David (Kirsten Jordan), and niece Jeanine Filiatrault. He was predeceased by his father Donald.
Michael considered the Courts to be his family as well, and always referred to Jamie and Jessica as his goddaughters.
Michael grew up in Charleswood before much of the residential development occurred. The family home at Roblin Blvd. and Malone St., a short dead-end lane with 5 homes, and the surrounding natural area, was a great playground. From building forts and getting up to the latest mischief down in the Malone Bush to riding bikes far and wide, lots of fun and memories were made. Michael had reconnected with some of the old Charleswood crew in recent years and enjoyed catching up on the years gone by.
Michael went to Beaumont School, which really was over a mile long walk in all kinds of weather, and then on to Oak Park High School in the new Westdale community. He demonstrated his knowledge of military history early on, often having a great knowledge of the details, no doubt much to the chagrin of some of his history teachers.
His working life included Temro Automotive, Bristol Aerospace, and Air Canada/Aveos as a structures technician for commercial aircraft repairs, a job he loved.
Michael loved military history, and was very proud of his father Donald's service in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. He spent many a happy hour (week, month) building detailed plastic models of tanks, army trucks, and such. Michael enjoyed his time with his niece and nephews, and they have fond memories of the family BBQs and events over the years where he often got down and played, or, as they grew up, got into great discussions on the latest social issues.
Michael was also a dedicated volunteer on the Signage Crew at the Winnipeg Folk Festival for more than twenty years, and this was one of his favourite times each year. Michael retired in 2015 and enjoyed driving his blue PT Cruiser and riding his bike around his neighborhood and beyond at any time of the day or night.
Michael had a dry wit and great sense of humour, and his frequent calls to his mother were an important part of her day.
A person of many and varied interests, he was much loved, and will be missed.
No formal service is planned. If you wish, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice in his memory.
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