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John (Vic) Victor Forsyth

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On April 9, 2019 @ 2:07 pm In Obituaries | 15 Comments


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of John (Vic) Victor Forsyth on April 5, 2019 at the Selkirk General Hospital.  Surrounded by his loving family he went peacefully into the arms of the Lord.

Vic leaves behind his loving wife Yolanda, his children Viki (Henry), David (Nicole), Bruce (Tara), Bryan, Ian (Prescilla), 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Vic will be greatly missed by his adoring sisters Joy, Gayle (Loch), and Susan (Wayne), sisters-in-law Phyllis, Jeannette (Jack), Helen (Frank), and Gail, brothers-in-law Maurice (Nancy), and Francois, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Iris, brother Bruce, nephew Wayne, son Keith and grandsons Matthew and Chad; also in-laws Archie and Caroline, Dennis, Leonard, Pat and Marguerite.

Vic was born in Winnipeg on May 24, 1934 and attended schools in Anola, Dugald and Winnipeg.

He began his career in the Automotive Industry at the age of 17.  Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life Yolanda in Eriksdale, MB.  Vic and Yolanda were married December 27, 1954 and promptly moved to Madsen, ON where he was employed with Madsen Red Lake Gold Mines.  In 1957 they returned to Winnipeg to open Red Rose Service Stations on Scotland and later Regent Avenue.  He was also employed with General Auto Parts, Penner Dodge, and Imperial Oil, selling T.B.A. Products.  In 1972 he was proud to open his new business Topline Auto Supply, which is still going strong today.

In 1990 he and Yolanda took an early retirement and settled in Lac du Bonnet, where he spent many happy hours cutting grass on his beloved John Deere, riding his ATV and tilling his MANY gardens.  He loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  For many years he enjoyed camping with family and friends.  One of his favourite pastimes was teaching his children and others to waterski.  His patience was limitless, as he dragged many a young skier around the lake.  He taught his sons how to hunt safely, and so enjoyed being out in the field with his boys.

He was proud to be a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and hosted many fundraisers for them and socials for family and friends.  He so loved to entertain, tease and play practical jokes, even up to a few hours before his passing.

FAMILY was his life and he worked tirelessly to provide for us; always finding a way to make that extra dollar for a special event.  He took great pride in making his unique gift items and spent many weekends at various Farmers Markets.  In fact, he actually gave away more than he sold!

He loved music, dancing and a good party.  Everyone loved his infectious laugh!  He also enjoyed cooking and serving gourmet food.  His children will never forget the many trips to Eaton’s gourmet section, where they acquired their love for seaweed, stinky cheese, smoked oysters and black licorice.

The family wishes to thank the staff at both Beausejour and Selkirk Hospitals for the care and compassion given to both he and the family.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 530 Atlantic Avenue, Beausejour, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, Box 61084, Grant Park, Winnipeg: info@bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca.


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Condolence from Don and Joyce Sikora on April 10th, 2019 7:39 pm

We are very sorry for the passing of Vic. He was a kind man and loved his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you.

Condolence from Yolanda on April 18th, 2019 8:29 pm

Thank you so much Joyce and Don.

Condolence from Elaine Lochhead (Dumontier) on April 12th, 2019 11:36 am

My deepest sympathy to Yolande and all the Forsyth family on the passing of Vic. I first met Vic when he and Yo stopped at my parents place after midnight mass they had recently gotten engaged. Our path crossed again when my late husband Lorne & I moved on Harold and they lived across the alley from us. We did get together and had some good laughs. Lorne talked highly of you when he met up with you in Lac Du Bonnet some years back. Take care Yo my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Elaine Lochhead ( Dumontier) Calgary AB

Condolence from Lauriana on April 16th, 2019 3:54 pm

To all the family. —Good memories and sweet stories
They come into our lives
Like pennies from heaven
Reminding us, in small unexpected ways
That we have loved and been loved
Wishing you the blessing of memories and the comfort of love each time you remember
I know I will remember the “ good times” at the Farmer’s Market. When I stopped at his table he always had something to say to put a smile on my face whether it was a joke or just a comment. My prayers are are with you at this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Lynnette Bruneau on April 18th, 2019 12:27 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. I enjoyed talking to you & Vic, Yolanda. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Dena Torchia on April 18th, 2019 9:03 pm

I still can’t believe my uncle & loving Godfather is gone. I will miss him so much. I’ll never forget him teaching me how to drive a motor boat when I was young, & also teaching me to drive/ride a ski doo “the hopper” as he called it. Those memories will be with me forever.
Thank you uncle Vic. Until we meet again. Love you. Xox❤

Condolence from Beth and Ray Lambert on April 19th, 2019 6:48 am

Even though years would go by between visits, he made us feel so loved when we saw him! We know he’s watching over all of his family and friends. God bless and we love you Vic!

Condolence from Don & Carolyn Halbert on April 19th, 2019 9:02 am

So sorry to learn of Vic’s passing. He was a gentle and gracious man with a terrific sense of humour. Our sincerest condolences to the Forsyth family.

Condolence from Bill Atherton on April 19th, 2019 11:43 am

We are truly sorry to hear of Vic’s passing – another great BS’er graduates!

We have fond memories of Vic and Yo at many BS parties and KC events, and especially when we left Transcona in 1975, with a copy of Yolanda’s poem about our time there safely tucked away – we still enjoy it!

Love to all the family,

Jane and Bill Atherton

Condolence from Irene Gendre on April 25th, 2019 2:27 pm

Our sincere sympathy to you Yolanda and to your family.
Vic was a generous man who cared very much about you .
When I lost my dad my world crumbled . Know that you were loved and cherished. May the good memories be a source of comfort for you all. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Len & Irene Gendre

Condolence from BEV &ROLLY Simard on April 26th, 2019 10:50 am

Our sincere sympathy Yolanda and family on Vic’s passing. He was so full of life,a man that faced daily challenges but never waivered and always came through it all with a positive attitude and strong faith. His wonderful attention to detail was perfected not only in his crafty handiwork which was created with love , but his love of life and his family and fellow man was exemplified in his life. May the Lord comfort each one of you and sustain you in the days to come having your faith strengthend in the Lord in the Hope of His Glorious gift of Eternal life.

Condolence from Gord Gooding on April 26th, 2019 3:45 pm

Our sincere condolences to Yolanda and family on the loss of Vic.
He was most friendly, warm and outgoing.
Truly a great guy who will be missed by all who new him.
Take care, Anne and Gord Gooding

Condolence from Georgina Klassen on April 26th, 2019 7:30 pm

Dear Yo & Family,

Our condolences on your great loss. We have fond nemories of Vic from when we lived in Transcona.

John & Gina Klassen

Condolence from Helen Glowienka on June 10th, 2019 7:53 pm

My very deepest sympathy To Yolanda & family. Vic was always a breath of fresh air. Always upbeat, optomistic, fun to be around. Truly a loss not only to family but the many friends you both made along life’s journey. May you find peace & comfort in your family, friends & many great memories.

Condolence from Helen Glowienka on June 10th, 2019 8:04 pm

My very deepest Sympathy to Yolanda & family on the passing of Vic. He was like a breath of fresh air, always full of life, optimistic, fun to be with. He will be missed. May you find peace with family, friends and great memories you’ve made through your life’s journey.

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