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Dollard Foster

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May 27, 1932 - May 17, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce that Dollard passed away on May 17, 2023, at Concordia Hospital at the age of 90 years.


Dollard is survived by his wife of 65 years Katrine (Kay); children Bruce (Carol), Doug, Heather (Terry), Kathryn (Toby); grandchildren Carly, Zac, Chelsea (David), Andrea, Brooke and their mother Sue, Dawson, Joel, Adam and 7 great grandchildren.


He was predeceased by his father and mother Arthur and Blanche Foster, brother Edward, sisters Charmaine, and Madeleine.


Dollard was born in Dryden, Ontario.  As a young boy, his family moved to Brandon, MB and then to the Westin area in Winnipeg where he and his sisters grew up. 


Dollard met the love of his life Kay and on Sep 07, 1957, they were married. Together, in 1962 they purchased their forever home in Transcona where they brought up their 4 children.

Dollard loved to build things like his dad. In 1959, Dollard and Kay purchased a lot at Deception Lake, ON.  Second lot bought on the island.  This was the place where he would build his cottage.  With the help of his dad, Dollard and Kay built the families first cottage.  Building was a passion for Dollard, so much so that he built 3 cottages in his lifetime.  Two at Deception Lake, ON and a few years later he built one at Hillside Beach, MB.  Every weekend the family was at Deception Lake. The lake was a very large part of Dollard’s life, and he treasured every moment he spent there with his family. Dollard was always doing something, tinkering in his toolshed was one of his specialties.  Many fun times were had on the island, he had many stories to tell, and made many lifelong friends along the way. 


Dollard was very close to his father.  He spent his earlier years fishing with his dad.  One of the trips that he talked about for many years was the Tunnel Lake trip where the fish were plentiful.  Dollard continued the tradition with his two sons making even more memories.

In his earlier years he loved cross country skiing and biking.  Dollard and his friend Alf once rode their bicycles from Winnipeg to Granite Lake, ON. Taking breaks when they needed to and sleeping under the stars.  When he talked about it his eyes would light up. He said that was one trip he would never forget.


Also, following in his dad’s footsteps, Dollard worked at the Winnipeg Tribune, he was a compositor for 32 years. Shockingly, his employment ended on August 27, 1980, when the Tribune folded. 


Dollard loved the printing trade so much that in 1967 he bought a printing press and asked Kay that instead of a rec room could he start a print shop. That was it, Service Printing was established.


For years dad worked tirelessly at the Tribune during the day and Service Printing in the evenings.  His son Doug worked side by side at Service Printing with him getting jobs done.


When boating to the island became too much, Dollard and Kay decided it was time to start driving to Hillside and enjoy their time there. They spent many hours relaxing and sitting in the hot tub enjoying life. There were many family gatherings there with more memories made.


In his later years, Dollard was a homebody, Kay taking care of him as always.  He loved to read, especially the daily newspaper.  You would usually see him in his chair perusing the paper and once done, attempting the crossword puzzle.  He did finish them most of the time.  That was his favorite thing to do. He was a newspaper man, a daily subscriber to the Winnipeg Free Press until his final day.


In the last few years, Dollard had difficulties due to dementia.  He was placed in a Personal Care Home so he could receive the proper care that he needed. 

We would like to extend a warm thank you to Deer Lodge Center and River East Personal Care Home for their special care given to Dollard during the last few years of his life as he battled dementia. 


Dollard’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


In Accordance with Dollard’s wishes, a family graveside service will take place and no formal service will be held.


We love you Dad, we will miss you. Fly with the angels, until we meet again.


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