June 12, 1943- March 27, 2023
Tony Victor Kushner peacefully passed away at the age of 79 years old in the Neepawa General Hospital. Tony is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Kushner, their three children, Tom (Audra), Miles (Bonnie), Shelley; grandchildren Justin(Bree), Hollie (Emilio), Cassidy (Kai) Jesse (Mykayla), Jordan (Ryan), Megan (Brenden), Katie (Eric); great grandchildren Deklan, Madison, Cooper, Bo; brothers Joe and David; brother and sister in laws Linda, Ted, Sid (Maureen), George, Sue (Mike), Donna, Merv(Barb) as well as numerous nieces and nephews by whom he will be remembered fondly.
Tony is predeceased by his parents Harry and Helen Kushner; brothers Frank and Stanley; In laws Edith and Robert Mathers; and brother and sister in laws Bill, Glenda, Russell, Myra, Shirley and Lorraine.
Tony was born in Glenella, Manitoba to the late Harry and Helen Kushner. He received his education at Goodland School. Tony enjoyed his life on the family farm north of Glenella and always took much pride in his community by serving as Reeve for the municipality of Glenella Lansdowne area and also driving bus for the Turtle River School Division.
A beloved husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandfather (great) and friend, Tony was quick-witted, incredibly funny, always knew how to get his way, boisterous (and without a filter), and his energy drew you in because there was no other option.
His small town roots remained very important to him, and were always close to his heart. He was an avid hunter and passed along his passion to the generations below him. You could always find him out at a dance or attending a hockey game! He always loved cheering on his Winnipeg Jets. Most of all, Tony loved having a busy house with a lot of family and friends around. Even though he will always be with us, he will be greatly missed by many.
Thank you to the Neepawa Hospital Staff and everyone who spent time sitting with Tony.