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JOHN MCCRAE KILGOUR
September 9, 1949 - March 23, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce John’s passing in Riverview Health Centre on March 23rd, 2023 at the age of 73.
John spent all but 6 hours at home during his 74 day battle with cancer, taken care of by his four sons and their families. A beautiful Northern Lights display could be seen over Winnipeg minutes after he passed.
John was a brother, uncle, grandfather, friend, but most importantly a father. He is survived by his 4. sons, Jay (Erin), Colin (Robin), Reid (Breanne), and Cameron (Krista); grandchildren, Danica, Jessica, Hudson, and Mia; siblings, Kathy and Jim; and many friends, too many to list.
John was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, attended St. John's-Ravenscourt School, followed by the University of Manitoba. He owned and operated a successful insurance brokerage for 40 years, retiring recently.
John’s happy place was his cabin on Lake of the Woods, in Lily Pad Bay. Although he wasn’t a religious man, he would often say this is where he would “see his God”. John Loved that cabin and was eager to share his piece of heaven with anyone who was willing to join him. In fact, if you ever had a conversation with John, you probably got an invite out there. He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, crushing cans and boy did he love a good bonfire. His happiest times at the cabin were spent with his sons, their partners, and their friends.
John was a great friend and loved his friends deeply. You all know who you are because he would call to tell you that regularly.
Above everything else, John loved his 4 boys. He was always proud of them, went out of his way to tell them, and could often be heard bragging about them to whoever would listen.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday May 4, at The Gates, 6945 Roblin Blvd, with a wake to follow at 4pm at Fionn’s Grant Park.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to 1JustCity in support of the Fionn’s Food Fund.
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