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Owen Sinkins

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July 5, 2000 – April 11, 2024

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Owen Michael Sinkins on April 11, 2024 at the age of 23 years old. 

Owen is survived by his parents George Sinkins (Tannis), Rosemarie Sinkins (Steve); his sister Tulin Sinkins (Dylan); his brother John Sinkins (Hannah); and his nieces, London & Lakelyn Osnoe. Owen was predeceased by grandparents, Alex & Kate Sinkins, and Roger & Joanne Deshaies. 

Owen was born in Marshfield Massachusetts on July 5th, 2000. His first eleven years were spent at our family's Presidential Circle Home. This is where Owen developed his friendships with the amazing families in this neighborhood. This is also where Owen found his love of nature & science living next to a 500-acre Audubon sanctuary. 

Right around his fifth grade our family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Owen quickly excelled at Highbury Elementary School, jumping a grade level in the process. His academic excellence continued through high school at Dakota Collegiate. This is where he developed key friendships with his favorite buddies. He also developed a talent for music, learning how to play four instruments.

Owen was accepted to the University of Manitoba where he majored in Chemistry. Along the way, he became prolific in reading and writing Japanese. Rugby, running track and bouldering became his go to sports. 

A celebration of life for Owen was held at Humarock Beach in Marshfield, MA on Saturday April 20th, 2024. Our family is beyond blessed by the outpouring of love and support we have received. Thank you all!

Owen’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.


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Gayle Neufeld

May 9, 2024 at 4:40 PM

My heart filled thoughts and condolences to the Sinkins family ❤️🫶😞XOXOXO……….

-Sean Mundy

May 9, 2024 at 4:35 PM

My deepest sympathies to you George, and to your family..

Lori & Allan Katz

May 9, 2024 at 4:35 PM

Dear George and Rose

We are heartbroken for you and your families.  Sending  love  and strength  for  the most  difficult days  ahead.  May Owen's memory forever be a blessing.

Sharai, Myles and Winston

May 9, 2024 at 4:34 PM

We are heartbroken for your family beyond . All the love , hugs and strength to all of you during this unimaginable time ❤️‍🩹

Jay Yesinko (Becki)

May 9, 2024 at 4:34 PM

My deepest condolences and prayers to the Sinkins families. May the memories of Owen live in your hearts and minds forever!  🙏❤️😞

Deb Coulis

May 9, 2024 at 4:34 PM

My deepest sympathies to you and your family George and Rose💔 Sending you love and strength❤️❤️



May 9, 2024 at 4:33 PM

Dear Sinkins Family

From all the employees at Nucor Rebar Winnipeg Shop our deepest condolences to all of you.  We all enjoyed Owen working with us summer of 2019.  Most of us will never forget his big smiles everyday. 💚

Trudy Favreau

May 9, 2024 at 4:33 PM

George, Tanis and families,  I am so sorry for your loss,  you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lana Marcine

May 9, 2024 at 4:24 PM

Georgie and family, I am so trrribly sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful son. 

Samantha Simon-Verrier

May 9, 2024 at 4:24 PM

Dear Rose, George and Family,

During your time in Winnipeg you welcomed me and my family into your home. During those precious visits I had the pleasure of getting to know Owen a little bit. I'll always remember him as an intellect, a kind soul, the young man with a remarkably high tolerance for pain (I still can't believe he barely flinched at a broken collarbone playing rugby!), a beautiful, contagious smile, a globetrotter (his stories of his time in Italy have made it a travel destination on my bucket list!), a popcorn chef extraordinaire (he never shared his secret recipe and as much I was bummed, I admired him for keeping it a secret!). I remember many things about Owen, but mostly I remember the love he had for his family and friends. May all of you remember those sweet moments when you need comfort and know that Owen will never be forgotten. My family and I will continue to pray for Owen as well as all of you. God bless.

Murray and Melanie Curtis

May 9, 2024 at 4:23 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful young man who created such fond memories for my family. Take care.


May 9, 2024 at 4:21 PM

We'll miss you buddy. Thank you for all the good times. I'll always be glad we met. 


May 9, 2024 at 4:21 PM

You were an awesome person back in highschool and will forever be. We only met a few times but you were a good friend! May we meet each other in the next life. 

Tracy Sewell

May 9, 2024 at 4:16 PM

To the Sinkins family,

I was incredibly lucky to have Owen, or as we all knew him “Boston”, enter my theatre in Grade 9 and stay for his four years. He was hard working, funny, kind, bright, reliable, and just plain wonderful. My heart was shattered when I heard the news of his loss. I will carry him in my heart always. Rest in peace, Boston. You are so loved.


May 9, 2024 at 3:46 PM

Owen and I met while attending highbury and he positively impacted my life from that point forward. We were very good friends. I have memories of us dancing back stage during musicals, doing track and field, watching anime, having fun at a group called nerve, and many more. I remember one time Owen threw a dart, which whizzed past my head, resulting in us cracking up on the floor. He always wanted to put a smile on people's faces. Owen is a kind and wonderful individual, who I have always continued to think about even when we drifted as friends. Thank you Owen for being in my life and I will never forget what you've done for me.

Missing you,


Michael Krisko

May 9, 2024 at 3:17 PM

Condolences from  folks at Kenora Ontario Canada to the Sinkins family.

Love, the Forde family xxxx

May 9, 2024 at 3:12 PM

Rose, George Tulin John and families, Words cannot express how deeply sorry we all are of Owens passing. He was a gorgeous person and sounds like he was very smart looking at the obituary's

Are hearts are broken for you all

Maryann & Andy

May 9, 2024 at 2:49 PM

Our Godson Owen will live in our hearts forever…❤️

May you rest in peace…..

Marybeth, Scott, Collette, Angelina and Melissa

May 9, 2024 at 2:25 PM

What a wonderful tribute to Owen.  I was so deeply saddened to hear of your loss.  May you keep your memories close to your heart.  We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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