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Donald Victor Timoruski

August 24, 1940 ~ December 20, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Donald Timoruski Obituary

Donald “Don” Victor Timoruski of Roblin, Manitoba, passed away peacefully December 20, 2023, at home at the age of 83 years.  

He is survived by his loving wife Gladys (Issel) Timoruski and his daughters Karen (Graham) Riggs and Gail (Harley) Henton.  As well as his grandchildren Tristan, Devin, Adam, Tyson (Cierra), and Justin (Taylor); his great grandchildren Khloe, Kyler, Blake and Kash; his sisters Barb Widaiko & Faye (Dennis) Adair; his in laws Joanne Timoruski, Arnold (Jane) Issel & Carol (Art) Exner; Aunt Olga Surkan; including many wonderful nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  

He is predeceased by his parents Eva (Surkan) & Mike Timoruski; his twin brother Ronald (in infancy); brother Fred Timoruski; his sisters Majorie Cox and Edith Springer; brothers-in-law Gil Cox, Melvin Springer, Russell Widaiko, Norman Issel & Raymond Issel (in infancy); his sister-in-law Eleanor Issel; parents-in-law Lillie (Thomas) & Louie Issel as well as numerous special aunts, uncles and relatives.  

Don was born August 24, 1940, to Eva and Mike Timoruski at the Yorkton Hospital.  He was the fourth of seven siblings.  He grew up in Springside and helped out as much as he could on the family farm. 

His family moved to Melville, and he started working at Swifts where he met the love of his life Gladys.  He asked her out on a dare in July 1967 and they were married the next year in July.  They moved to Dauphin where Don did various jobs until he was hired on with UGG.  In 1973 that job took them to Shortdale.  He moved first and lived off of liver and onions till Gladys joined him there.  Working at the elevator allowed him to perfect his crib game as he always loved to win a game of cards.  During this time in Shortdale, they welcomed both daughters.  They worked hard on their garden and his woodpile.  After work you would often see Don playing a game of baseball with all the neighborhood kids.  He loved to hit a home run and watch us kids go look for the ball.  He also spent a lot of time at Jackfish Lutheran Camp where you’d find him cutting grass or fixing something. 

In 1995, they moved to Roblin after early retirement from the elevator.  To keep busy he went to work for Bill at Roblin Dry Cleaners.  He loved his work, and he enjoyed visiting with all he met.  He was excited when his girls married, and he finally got the sons he wanted.  

Family was important to him and as such he loved to pack up the trailer for a family vacation to visit family and share their special events with them.  They were able to winter in Arizona for a few years and for their 50th Wedding Anniversary they traveled to Cape Cod with their girls and their families to celebrate.  Life began to slow down after that.  

He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and great grandchildren. He always checked in on his children and grandsons.   He was never scared to ask any question and nothing said I love you more than “Do you have enough gas to get home”.  He had his way of expressing himself and you never had to worry where you stood with him as he wasn’t afraid to tell you.  

He was one of a kind and he will forever be in our hearts.

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Prayer Service
December 28, 2023

7:30 PM
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
348 Highway MB 5
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0

Funeral Service
December 29, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
348 Highway MB 5
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0

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Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery
Neudorf, SK S0A 2T0


Lutheran Hour Ministries
270 Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener ON N2M 1Y4
Tel: 1-800-555-6236

Jackfish Lutheran Camp
P.O. Box 1435, Roblin MB R0L 1P0


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