BLAINE ARTHUR HYSLOP

Hyslop, Blaine

Blaine Arthur Hyslop, of Winnipeg, Man., passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
He was born Jan. 23, 1946 in Carmen, Man.
He was predeceased by his wife, Pamela; and parents, Allegra and George Hyslop.
Blaine is survived by his four children, Terri (Greg), Chris (Vicki), Scott, and Jenn (Nick); brother, Daryll (Eileen) and niece, Christine; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his partner of five years, Carol Butterfield and her two children, Dale and Sharen and families.
Blaine attended Grant Park School in Winnipeg. He later worked for CIBC for 37 years in many parts of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, retiring in June, 2002.
Blaine loved to travel and savoured the warm winter getaways all his life. He also played all sports and especially football for the Fort Gary Lions, where the team won the Little Grey Cup in 1965, when he was chosen the Most Valuable Player of the game.
Blaine and his childhood best friend, Bob Van Walleghem, shared the love of curling and lawn bowling together. In 1995, Blaine and his curling team won Manitoba’s mixed playdown zone title.
Blaine also was a championship lawn bowler for Bowls Manitoba and Bowls Canada.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place.
In lieu of flowers, Blaine requests that you have a drink in his honour and ask that you make sure you live life to the fullest as every day is a gift.
He loved his life.
If in memoriam donations are wished to be made, Blaine requests they be directed to Pancreatic Cancer Canada in honour of Pam.
A celebration of Blaine’s life took place Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Homes (455 Lagimodiere Blvd.)
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca