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Robert D. Lay

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Robert D. Lay Obituary

ROBERT D. LAY 

1959-2024 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Rob) D. Lay on May 7th, 2024. 

Rob was a devoted family man, taking great pride and care in his family. He is survived by his lovingwife, Kim, and daughter, Jasmine, as well as siblings Doug (Judi), Barb (Renée), Kelly, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Audrey.

He thrived on the challenge of figuring out how things worked, and being able to repair them. He never threw anything out if he could repair it or find a new use for it, which he could, some day!He enjoyed working outside, when he wasn’t being harassed by mosquitos, and in the last couple years kept a vegetable garden. Going for walks with his wife through the English Garden at Assiniboine Park was a favourite way to spend his time. 

Rob loved animals, and had many pets throughout his life. He developed a special fondness for rabbits when he, his wife, and daughter rescued their first one, Cassie, who just so happened to hop into their life. 

Having a lifelong passion for cars, Rob was a Red Seal, ASE Certified, Master Automotive Technician, and was willing to help out anyone with their vehicles. He entered the automotiveindustry just out of high school, working at a small garage on Academy Road before going to Red River Community College for the Automotive Technician Program. He then started working atPembina Dodge Chrysler, then The New Pembina Chrysler Dodge, and currently Murray Jeep Ramat 300 Pembina Hwy and remained there for just shy of 45 years. He was a Chrysler’s Master Technician finalist every year from its onset in the mid 90’s until 2021.

Throughout the 90’s until the mid-2000’s Rob was on the board of the Citizens for Crime Awareness as treasurer, Neighbourhood Watch Area Captain for Whyte Ridge, and board member of the Whyte Ridge Residents Association, which included writing a column in the Whyte Ridge community Newsletter.

Thank you to staff at the Buhler Cancer Centre, and St Boniface Hospital. And thank you to the nurses from Palliative Home Care, and Riverview Health Centre for their excellent care.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life, and private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…

unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”

-Unknown-

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Robert D. Lay hosted by Korban Funeral Chapel.

ROBERT D. LAY 

1959-2024 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Rob) D. Lay on May 7th, 2024. 

Rob was a devoted family man, taking great pride and care in his family. He is survived by his lovingwife, Kim, and daughter, Jasmine, as well as siblings Doug (Judi), Barb (Renée), Kelly, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Audrey.

He thrived on the challenge of figuring out how things worked, and being able to repair them. He never threw anything out if he could repair it or find a new use for it, which he could, some day!He enjoyed working outside, when he wasn’t being harassed by mosquitos, and in the last couple years kept a vegetable garden. Going for walks with his wife through the English Garden at Assiniboine Park was a favourite way to spend his time. 

Rob loved animals, and had many pets throughout his life. He developed a special fondness for rabbits when he, his wife, and daughter rescued their first one, Cassie, who just so happened to hop into their life. 

Having a lifelong passion for cars, Rob was a Red Seal, ASE Certified, Master Automotive Technician, and was willing to help out anyone with their vehicles. He entered the automotiveindustry just out of high school, working at a small garage on Academy Road before going to Red River Community College for the Automotive Technician Program. He then started working atPembina Dodge Chrysler, then The New Pembina Chrysler Dodge, and currently Murray Jeep Ramat 300 Pembina Hwy and remained there for just shy of 45 years. He was a Chrysler’s Master Technician finalist every year from its onset in the mid 90’s until 2021.

Throughout the 90’s until the mid-2000’s Rob was on the board of the Citizens for Crime Awareness as treasurer, Neighbourhood Watch Area Captain for Whyte Ridge, and board member of the Whyte Ridge Residents Association, which included writing a column in the Whyte Ridge community Newsletter.

Thank you to staff at the Buhler Cancer Centre, and St Boniface Hospital. And thank you to the nurses from Palliative Home Care, and Riverview Health Centre for their excellent care.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life, and private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…

unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”

-Unknown-

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Robert D. Lay hosted by Korban Funeral Chapel.

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