Mr. Lynne Everett Windsor of Calgary (formerly of Winnipeg) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the age of 95 years.
Lynne was born in La Riviere, MB on April 27, 1910. He was an avid motorcyclist in his youth. During the depression he worked for Winnipeg Electric. After his marriage to Dorothy Marguerite Laewetz in 1940 his motorcycle days ended as she preferred a car. In 1942, Lynne and Dorothy moved to Quebec where he worked as an engineer for the war effort. After the war, they relocated to Thunder Bay, ON where he worked for Canada Car. The family then moved to Winnipeg, MB in 1951 where he continued in an Engineering capacity with James B. Carter Corporation until his semi-retirement in the late 70’s. He then formed his own consulting company and continued to work with many varied manufacturers. He held many patents and received numerous awards for his work. Both he and Dorothy were involved in the Shriner’s Hospital. Dorothy was in the Women’s Auxiliary while Lynne was a Potentate’s Aide and played Glockenspiel in the marching band. Lynne also volunteered at the Little Theatre, the precursor to MTC as a stage manager, while Dorothy was a costumer designer and seamstress. Their daughter Kathleen carried on the stage tradition by studying Drama at the University of Manitoba before her untimely passing in 1965.
Lynne was particularly fond of their cottage north of Kenora, ON and spent many glorious summers there with family and friends. After Dorothy’s passing in 1997 Lynne moved to an apartment and finally to a senior’s residence in Winnipeg. He joined his son and his family in Calgary in 2005, moving to a senior’s residence close to the family. Both Lynne and Dorothy were passionate about education leaving endowments to the University of Manitoba.
Lynne will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his son Frank Windsor and his wife Danelle Turner; his granddaughters, Sarah Windsor and Rebecca Turner; and his many friends and acquaintances in both Calgary and Winnipeg that have enriched his life over his many years. Lynne was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy in 1997; and his daughter Kathleen in 1965.
A private family gathering will be held in Calgary on Sunday, March 26, 2006. A memorial service will be held in Winnipeg at a later date (due to an upcoming family member’s surgery). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family wishes to thank the talented and dedicated doctors and nursing staff at the Rockyview and Foothills Hospitals for their care and compassion.
In living memory of Lynne Windsor, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences