January 29, 1940 ~ February 17, 2023
In loving memory of George Edward Schacht, 83 years, who passed away after a short illness at the Pinawa Hospital in Manitoba. George touched the lives of many people and leaves a legacy of kindness, generosity, and love. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was a fiercely proud father who loved his children more than anything in the world. He often spoke of them and would do anything to support them in their endeavors. His love for them was unquestionable, unconditional, and unwavering.
George’s optimistic nature, infectious grin, and booming signature laugh made him a beloved figure wherever he went. He had a natural ability to connect with people and was always willing to roll up his sleeves and help or to listen and offer advice. He had a way of making everyone feel at home, no matter where they came from or who they were. George always knew someone everywhere he went.
He began his long career at Temro Automotive as a production worker but quickly moved up to manage various departments within the company. During his time at Temro, he possessed a strong work ethic combined with a management style that earned him the nickname “Papa George.”
As a young man of 17, George, along with his mother, sister, and Uncle, built a cottage by the lake near Lac du Bonnet. Many wonderful memories were made there doing what he loved most — spending time with his family and friends. After many years residing in Winnipeg, George retired to his cottage where he spent time fishing, tinkering in his garage, and watching the wildlife. In more recent years he resided in his apartment in town, overlooking the same lake.
George loved music, a good steak on the BBQ, and driving his scooter through town. He enjoyed watching baseball, hockey, and curling from the comfort of his big chair.
George is predeceased by his mother Rose and his father Bernard (Bruce) Schacht. He was loved and cherished by many people including his sister Rosalie Lalonde (John), his daughter Michele (David), and his four sons, Bruce (Pam), Michael (Darlene), Christopher (Marcia), and Jeffrey. George is also survived by eight grandchildren Brendan, Kristin (Kevin), Madison (Matthew), Jordan, Graham, Matthew (Kayenne), Nathaniel, Christopher (Samantha), and eleven great-grandchildren Jaden, Brendan, Erik, Lucas, Carter, Adaleigh, Daniel, Colson, Waasigan, Julia, and Joseph. As well he leaves behind his niece, Annette Nenonen (Nick), and two nephews, Tim Lalonde (Lisa) and Scott Lalonde (Sherry).
Thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Pinawa Hospital for their expert care.
There will be a private service at the request of George with family and close friends in attendance. Details to be announced.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siloam Mission.
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My sincere condolences to all of George’s family. George lived next door to me in the apartment building overlooking the lake, and this write-up certainly describes him well. Whenever I saw him, it was a cheery hello and how are you, a short visit, and he was on his way on his scooter. Always, always, smiling, and interested in what you had to say. One couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant person for a neighbour. He will be missed. May all the good memories sustain all of you at this sad time.
Sincerely, Marilyn Anderson
We are very sorry to hear off George’s passing, he will be missed by us and many. We spent lots of time with him over the years visiting over coffee and meals that we brought over for him or going out. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Josie and Bob Gebauer
George was always willing to help and offer suggestions that could make things easier.
George was someone you took somewhere and he always ran into someone he knew.
George I will miss your advice and happy demeanour.
Terry & Pat
Bill & Gloria Solar
Our condolences to the Schacht family on the passing of your Dad. The extended family was always very fond of George. Bill has fond memories of his last visit with his Uncle when he took a motorcycle ride out to visit him. And we both have fond memories of the last extended family get together that we attended at his place at the lake. May the memories of his warmth & love sustain you all in this difficult time and going forward. Big hugs.
Condolences to the family. What a sweet sweet gentle kind hearted man he was. Never without a greeting smile on his face. He will be missed
My condolences to George’s family on his passing. I met George 20ish years ago when he was still living in the City. Shortly after that my job moved me to Lac du Bonnet. What a happy surprise when George walked thru the door of my employer here in Lac du Bonnet some years later! I used to tease him that we were following each other! He was such a kind and thoughtful person who always put everyone before himself and he will be greatly missed.
We had the chance to enjoy some memorable times during our journey of life. You introduced me to your Family and Friends. You guarded my home as if it was your own when I wasn’t there. You planned weekly supper meetings for anyone to attend if they were around. You could made things happen. And you would always do things with all your heart and soul. Always there for anyone who needed a hand. My memories of you are of good times.
You did good things, and if I had a Totem Pole of People that I hold close in my life I would have you carved very close to the top. Honoured to have you as a Friend.