Robert Anthony Minkus passed away at Country Meadows Personal Care Home on February 20, 2019. He suffered several health problems over the past three months and finally took his rest four days after his 83 birthday.
Robert was predeceased by his parents Beatrice and Charlie Minkus and brothers Clarence and Gerald. He is survived by brothers Murray (Kathy) of Ottawa, Roger (Lynne), Gary (Judy) of Winnipeg and sisters Dolores (John), Donna (Brian), JoAnne of Winnipeg plus many cousins and nieces and nephews in various areas of Canada. As part of this large family, Robert was always interested in what people were doing in their lives. He had a fantastic memory and could recall dates and events with great accuracy.
Robert spent most of his life in the Neepawa area where, for many years, he helped on Family farms. He loved the country and was a very good with machinery; he also loved cars and liked to drive fast. As a young man, Robert worked in Winnipeg, in Alberta and he also attended Algonquin College in Ottawa. Although health issues disrupted his life plans at times, he had a keen interest in reading, enjoyed watching television and discussing politics. Being raised on a mixed farm gave Robert insight into the interconnection of plants, animals, people, and the weather. He recognized the importance of environmental stewardship long before it became a topic of concern.
In his later years, Robert enjoyed having family members visit him at the personal care home. He looked forward to drives in the country, especially to the Spring Hill area. He also liked to go out for lunch whenever possible.
Many thanks to the staff at Country Meadows who helped to make Robert’s later years safe and as meaningful as possible.
Robert, may you find the peace and joy of now being held in the palm of God's hand.
A family service will take place at a later time.
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