Farming Rural 21

Arthur Fingas

July 11, 1928 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 93)


Our family feels blessed to have had a Dad and a Grandpa for as long as we did. Grandpa left us to be with the Lord on March 23, 2022. We feel grateful for the time we had with him and know he’s happy to be with Mom again.

Arthur was born to Henry and Natalie Fingas on July 11, 1928. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, his sister Agnes, his nephew Dwight and his brother-in-laws Ivan and Bob.  He is survived by his three children - Janet (Rick Bartley), Jenna, Michael (Julia); Sandra (Allan Hall), Austin; and Tom (Laureen), Ryland, Rhys (Chynna) and Rainey. Arthur is also survived by his two sisters Rita McCann, Joan (Everett Mackenzie) and his loving nieces and nephews whom he enjoyed having at his home and visiting over phone calls.

Arthur farmed for almost 80 years, beginning at the age of 14. He met the love of his life, Joyce Sitko, and they were married October 9, 1952. They lived on the family farm until they moved to Russell in 1994. After they moved, Arthur continued to farm. Farming with his son and two grandsons was his passion and a source of great pride. His experience and wisdom will endure.

When mom passed away, he became both Grandpa and Grandma. He kept everyone supplied with homemade sausage, dills, smoked salmon, cabbage rolls, pies and our favorite - pickled eggs.  The grandchildren were so fortunate to have a cheerleader and number one fan as grandpa travelled all through Manitoba to watch their sports, Ukrainian dance and music events.  They could always be sure of seeing grandpa in the stands cheering them on.

Grandpa was the best storyteller, listener and most important, a best friend. He was always there to play with us, laugh with us and console us when need be. We could always count on him for sound advice and unconditional love.

Throughout his life he showed us how important it is to love God and have a strong faith. One thing for sure, Grandpa’s love will never be forgotten.

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Freefield South Cemetery
Inglis, MB R0J 0X0

Private Family Service

Bethany Lutheran Church, Inglis
60 Blighty Street
Inglis, MB R0J 0X0

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