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Carl Radimer
April 15, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Carl Anthony Radimer <br>April 7, 1940 – April 15, 2017 <br> <br>It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Carl Radimer on April 15, 2017, at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. <br> <br>Carl was born in Toronto and moved to Montreal in the 1950s where he met his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline Burrows, and where their three children, Christopher, Catherine, and Edward were born. The family then spent several years in Winnipeg and Calgary before returning to settle in Winnipeg in 1974. <br> <br>He had many diverse talents and pursued several careers over his life including writing for the Family Herald, managing editor at the Country Guide magazine, and public relations at United Aircraft, Bell Canada, Ducks Unlimited, and Infomart before starting his own public relations company, Smith-Radimer Communications with partner and friend Bruce Smith. In addition to his PR work, Carl taught photography and journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and was a Communications instructor at the University of Winnipeg into his mid-70s. <br> <br>In 1990, Carl and Jackie embarked on a new adventure when they bought their first sailboat, Jacara. Never one to do things in half measures, Carl became an active and organizing member of the Silver Harbour Sailing Club and spent countless happy hours “messing about in boats.” He and Jackie sailed the high seas with ports of call including Cape Breton, Vancouver Island, The British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Skye, New Zealand, and St. Vincent. <br> <br>Music was another passion of Carl’s. From his early days playing classical and jazz piano to his involvement with the New Horizons band and jazz ensemble playing clarinet and saxophone, he enjoyed both making and listening to music. In his later years, music played an especially large role in his life. Right up to his final weeks, he was able to sit down with his saxophone and “make a lot of noise.” <br> <br>Carl’s other projects included two cedar strip canoes, several rowboats, wooden trucks and toys for his delighted grandchildren, decorative furniture, wood sculptures, and the restoration of a 1960 Volkswagen truck. Every project was an opportunity to buy more tools and learn a new skill. <br> <br>Carl provided support to many local charitable organizations over the years, including the Kidney Foundation, the Winnipeg Ostomy Association, the Health Sciences Centre, the Humane Society, and DASCH. His support to communities extended to work done in the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, and Jamaica where he taught public relations. <br> <br>He will be sadly missed by his wife Jaqueline Radimer (nee Burrows), his three children Christopher (Marla), Catherine (David), and Edward (Kerri), his grandchildren Tessa, Olivia, Elinore, and Evan, and his brother, Paul (Slavica) Radimerski. <br> <br>The family would like to thank members of the Silver Harbour Sailing Club, the compassionate and caring staff at the Health Sciences Centre, and CancerCare Manitoba. <br> <br>A memorial service and reception will be held on April 20, 2017, at 4:00 pm at Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, or the Winnipeg Ostomy Association are welcome. <br> <br></div>