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Beloved husband to Ruth, beloved dad to Bonnie (David), Nancy (Carlo), Gerald (Irene) and best grandpa to Michael (Corey), Robin (Devin), Laura (Quin), and Aleena (Duncan).
Born in MacGregor, Archie was the third eldest of eleven children. He left home at an early age and began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a brakeman and trainman. He remembered his time with CP with great fondness and his passion remained lifelong, becoming very committed to the Souris Railway Museum.
He then began his career as a car salesman, working at various dealerships until retiring from TNT Ford in Neepawa. This career suited him perfectly as he was very much a people person and loved working with the public. His ability to connect with his customers and his uncanny knack to remember every customer he sold a car to brought him recognition from Ford as one of their top salesmen.
He was a dedicated member of the Elks of Canada for over fifty years, attaining the position of Exalted Ruler for both the Minnedosa and Neepawa chapters. Many thanks to those who supported the Manitoba Elks Foundation’s calendar sales, he greatly appreciated the sales and visits. He was very proud of the Funds for Children that benefitted local families and causes.
He cared deeply about his family. Whenever he knew that one of the kids or grandkids was one the road, you could count on the phone to be ringing as you walked in the door as he made sure you arrived safely – even some thirty years later after we left home. His other pride and joy was his show-quality quarter horses and hobby farm, of which we have many fond memories.
Private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Archie to Souris Railway Museum, c/o Town of Souris, Box 518,Souris, MB R0K 2C0 or Fund for Children c/o Elks and Royal Purple, 402-2831 28th Ave. Regina, SK S4S 6X3
White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. www.whitesfh.ca
As published in Brandon Sun on Jun 10, 2023
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