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In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935



Christopher Bennett Colp

February 25, 2018

Christopher Bennett Colp

Peacefully at his home, Christopher Bennett Colp passed away on February 25, 2018 at the age of 67. He will be forever missed by his wife Sandra; son James; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Ron Amero; mother-in-law Doris Morgan; brother-in-law Brian Morgan, and many friends and family.

Chris was born in Halifax, NS. After completing his degree in Civil Engineering at Dalhousie University, he was drawn to the west, living and working in Churchill, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and finally settling in Selkirk, collecting friends along the way. He was the Project Manager, Marine for Public Services and Procurement Canada, primarily overseeing the Marine Railway, the operation of the dredges out of the Selkirk Shipyard, and St. Andrews Lock and Dam. It was his dream job, besides running the tug The Volunteer up in Churchill. After retirement his focus became family -- and working on his 1974 Super Beetle, golfing, and snowmobiling, especially with James. His latest project was assisting in the collection of historic materials for the Marine Museum.

Always quick with a joke, soft-spoken, dedicated and cheerful, with an open and loving heart, we will miss your sweet smile and gentle ways, dearest Chris.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline St, Selkirk, MB, R1A 1M8 with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the registered charity Marine Museum of Manitoba (Selkirk) Inc. P.O. Box 7, Selkirk, MB R1A 2B1

Condolences, pictures and videos may be left on Chris’ tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.

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