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PHILLIP C. F. DINGMAN Obituary pic


Born: Aug 27, 1941

Date of Passing: Apr 18, 2023

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August 27, 1941 - April 18, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved Phillip C.F. Dingman in the St. Boniface Hospital on April 18, 2023, at the age of 81.

Phillip is survived by his four children: son Brian, and daughters, Tammy, Tara, and Natale; grandchildren, Nicolas, Michaela, Aiko, and Gwen; brothers, William and Doug; and sisters, Sharon, Rose, Elizabeth, Jean, and Patricia. Phillip was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Phoebe Dingman; sisters, Connie, Alice, and Marilyn; and brothers, Robert and David.

Phillip was born and raised in Newbury, ON. He was the second eldest of 13 children. Phillip’s father passed away in 1958 when Phillip was only 16 years old. After his father passed, he left Newbury to live his own life. Phillip moved to Winnipeg, MB and worked as a welder for a company called Abesco. While in Winnipeg, he began dining at Fred’s Inn. It was there that he met and fell in love with Fred’s daughter Patricia Osato. They made the choice to elope to Dryden, ON, where they would have their first-born son. They moved back to Winnipeg in 1966 to an apartment on Home Street, and had another baby. Later they would have two more children.

While living on Home Street, Patricia’s brother Eddie introduced Phillip to Karate. This was the start of Sensei Dingman's Karate legacy. Dingman Sensei was one of the Founding Fathers of Karate in Manitoba. He succeeded in impacting so many people’s lives, making them better people and helping them reach their highest levels in and outside the Dojo. He will always be remembered as a force of nature that lived in the true spirit of Karate Do.

Phillip’s family kindly requests that you visit his tribute page at A photo-biography as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 06, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Sympathy to Sensei Dingman's family and the whole Karate Community who is feeling his loss. I was lucky to enroll in Karate in the exchange. I appreciate Sensei's instruction.. Karate was one of the best things I did for myself and glad he was my first instructor. Glen King - Posted by: Glen King (Student) on: May 14, 2023

  • My Sincere Condolences to the Dingman family!! - Posted by: Corey Ogden (Former Karate Student) on: May 07, 2023

  • Sensei Dingman had a profound impact on my life in my younger years as a student at his dojo. I learned discipline, and his teaching/wisdom have carried me throughout my life. Sad to hear of his passing but his memory lives on always in his students. Osu! - Posted by: Garry Nix (Student ) on: May 06, 2023

  • Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed by many! - Posted by: Peter and Chris purling and family Rick Craig and Joanne (Dedicated students and close friends) on: May 06, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to the Dingman family on your loss. He will be missed. - Posted by: Rhonda (Student and friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • RIP SENSEI THANK YOU. My deepest sympathy to the family. - Posted by: Ron Breland (Student and friend) on: May 06, 2023

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