Max Anthony Los of Dauphin, Manitoba passed away peacefully on February 18, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Max was born on December 4, 1921 to Maxim and Jennie Los in Fishing River, Manitoba. He grew up in the area and got his education at the Borden School in Fishing River.
With his older brother being enlisted to war, Max was chosen to stay back and help look after the family farm. Eventually Max left the farm to find work in Winnipeg, where he got hired at the Manitoba Cold Storage Warehouse. He was responsible for unloading frozen beef sides from box cars, by hand, into the cooler. This didn’t last for Max, as his heart was in farming and city living wasn’t for him. He returned to the country where he made farming his career and lifestyle for over 50 years.
One day, Max stopped at a grocery store in Ashville, Manitoba and that’s where he met his future wife Tillie Weselowski, who was working there. From that time on there was no doubt in his mind that she was the one for him. On May 23, 1943 Max and Tillie were married and together they worked at various jobs in the area to be able to purchase their first parcel of land. Their dream came true, as they purchased their homestead in the RM of Ethelbert near Mink Creek, Manitoba. Max and Tillie worked hard and cleared land to make a home for their family. Max took pride in ensuring his cattle were well fed and the crops planted and harvested. He was always helping Tillie plant their garden so that it had every possible vegetable in it and when he had time to spare, he enjoyed picking mushrooms and berries for jam. He also kept busy by being elected as a Municipal Counselor for Ward I, School Trustee for the Duck Mountain School Division, and the Mink Creek Church Secretary- Treasurer.
Upon his retirement from the farm, Max and Tillie moved to Dauphin where they bought a house that had a huge garden in the back. This is where they spent most of their time. With spare time on his hands Max got involved in the church by attending every Sunday mass and assisted where he could. He enjoyed being in the church choir, in the Young Men’s Club and selling cards at weekly bingos. When health issues surfaced and their house became too much to take care of, Max and Tillie relocated to the Personal Care Home in Gilbert Plains where they enjoyed barbecues, bingos, and other group activities. A year ago, Max and Tillie moved to the St. Paul’s Home to be closer to their daughter.
Max was survived by his sisters Sonia, Chris and Marie and brother Bill. He was predeceased by his mother Jennie, father Maxim, sisters Elsie, Ann, Frances and Rose, brothers Michael, Peter and Paul.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife Tillie of 75 years; daughters Trudy (Ralph) Ens and Joyce (Clarence) Lazaruk; sons Ed (Chris) Los, Vern ( Marge) Los and Cliff (Valerie) Los; 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
You will be missed but not forgotten. Rest Peacefully Dad / Gido we love you.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Max can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in honor of his wife Tillie.
Prayers were offered on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB.
Funeral Service was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 am from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Father Brent Kuzyk officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Pallbearers were Jamie Los, Kevin Los, Jeremy Los, Ryan Los, Trevor Ens, Colin Lazaruk.
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