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Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2023

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After a brief illness, Chris Kuhnel, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully at home on February 17, 2023.
He is survived by his wife Annette, sons, Kevin and Colin (Ashley), and grandchildren, Rylin, Kristian, and Tatyanna.
He was preceded by his mother Karoline Kuhnel, mother and father in-law Sophie and Bill, brother and sister-in-law Terry, Herb and Alice.
Chris immigrated to Canada at 19 years old in 1952 from Austria. He worked various jobs and ended his working career as a letter carrier with Canada Post after 24 years of service. Dad enjoyed a long fulfilling retirement with his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Palliative Care Manitoba and especially Nurse Anita for the great care of Dad during his final days.
Funeral will be held at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street on February 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Family and friends may sign a
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Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 22, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I’d like to pass along my condolences. As a long time neighbour on prince rupert, my dad and Mr Kuhnel became great friends. So many memories of those two off to the casino or making a brew. Both are together again, having fun. Gone but not forgotten. - Posted by: Derek Tomashewski (Neighbor ) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • I am so sorry Annette for the loss of your husband. My prayers go out to you and your family. - Posted by: Penny Seguin (Old work friend) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • We are so sorry Annette to hear the passing of Chris. You are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, Annette & family Monica & John Kowaliuk - Posted by: Monica Kowaliuk (Co worker of Chris's spouse) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • I am so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. Condolences to Annette and family. - Posted by: Laurie Thomson (friend) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • One of a kind. It was an honor to be the nephew of such a gentle man. Uncle Chris was a part of my life for sixty years and in all that time he was always someone who I looked up to. Although he hardly talked about his time before coming to Canada he was proud to be Canadian. From all the good times at the lake when I was growing up, to the support he gave to me when I played hockey he was a prince of a man. Always seemed to be happy. Never did I see him angry as that wasn't his nature. I remember one time when we were coming home from the lake and I wanted to ride back with him and auntie Annette, well I was sitting in his car a Plymouth Valiant and was pretending to drive. In doing so I flooded the engine back in the day of carbureted engines, well I thought that he was going to make me walk back to Winnipeg as my parents Herbie & Alice had already left. There were no cell phone or anything like that to let them know what I had done. Once we got going and returned home Uncle Chris never said a word to mom and dad. He was that kind of a guy. There are hundred of memories that we all have of him, but the most important one is how much he loved his family. Rest in Peace uncle Chris. One of a kind. - Posted by: GREGORY LETVAK (nephew) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • Deepest sympathy Annette and family on the passing of Chris. May you hold all the wonderful memories within your hearts. Take care of yourself Annette. REST IN PEACE CHRIS! John and Judy Smitiuch - Posted by: Judy Smitiuch (Friend) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • A kind ,quiet man with a wicked sense of humour, he will be missed by all that knew with the angels Chris - Posted by: Bev284 Letvak (my husbands uncle) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • Chris always was welcoming in his home. A true host! I will remember him as a kind and loving man... Sending my thoughts and prayers to Annette, Kevin, and Colin during this sad time... Karen - Posted by: Karen Mawson (nee Stankewich) (cousin (in law)) on: Feb 22, 2023

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