On January 20, 2012 Victor Emanuel Winterburn passed away peacefully with his family around him at the Chilliwack Hospital.
Victor is survived by his loving and caring wife of 51 years, Sandra Winterburn, son Joel (and Maria )and grandsons Joshua, Caleb, and Jacob, and Daughter Naomi Shearer Miller (and Don) and grandsons Jonathan Shearer, Andrew and David Shearer. He was a wonderful loving father and Grandfather.
Victor is survived by his brother David Winterburn and sister Marion Kolba of Winnipeg, and sister Doris Easthope (and Paul) of Toronto, Ontario.
Victor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 13, 1928. He was raised their as well, and dreamed of living in the tropics. Victor became a Missionary and was sent to Haiti in 1950 where he lived for ten years. He met his wife Sandra in Haiti in 1960. They were married in Portland, Oregon where her family lived. They went back to Haiti to live, shortly after returning they moved to Winnipeg where their children were born. Victor went to School for Engineering and Drafting, Once completing his training he moved the family to Thompson, Manitoba mining town, where he was hired at Inco. He also worked at the Hospital latter and then got into sales. Victor had a great personality and a sense of humor that attracted people to him.
In March 1979, Victor moved his family to Chilliwack, B.C. Victor went back to engineering and worked at Matqui Institution for ten years and retired.
Victor was a man of strong faith in God, and dedicated his time to serve as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, he remained faithful to his beliefs to the end of his life. He will be missed by all his family and friends all over the world, who loved him.
We would like to thank the Chilliwack Hospital for the overflow unit on the fourth floor, to all the lovely nurses and staff who gave him great care, and to Dr. Brodie for his care of Victor.
A memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 45660 Watson Road, Chilliwack, B.C. on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm.