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Arthur Cain

April 27, 2022


Arthur Robert Cain

March 7, 1956 - April 27, 2022

It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Art Cain.  He leaves to mourn his wife Holly of 35 years, and his two sons Arthur and Robert.  Art is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Jessie, his brother Joe, and his sister Ruth.  He is survived by his sisters Janet (Ernie), Cathy (Clayton), and brother Richard (Shelly).

Art was raised in Winnipeg Beach; following graduation at Lord Selkirk Regional High School, he worked at Northern Communications in New Brunswick and Alberta, and Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, before being employed by Winnipeg Supply.  It was there that he met his wife on a blind date, and in 1986 got married and settled down.  In 1998 he returned to Winnipeg Beach with his wife and sons to help his father run the family business, A.H. Cain & Son.  Art took great pride in his work, and always strove to provide the highest level of care for his customers - whether it was with custom-fabricated ductwork or going on heat-out calls in the middle of the night.  After the passing of his father in 2014, he took on the customers who still needed someone to hook up and drain their cottages, as well as Camp Massad, the local Jewish summer camp whom his father had worked with for over fifty years.  In recent years he began working on job sites with his son Robert.  He loved his work, and he was working until the very end.  He even used to say that since he didn't see his obituary in the paper, it meant he had to work that day.

From a young age Art displayed an aptitude and interest in auto mechanics; his first restoration was a Willys Coupe that he had gotten as a teenager.  He later joined the Gimli Car Club, and traveled to the Back to the Fifties car show with his father, and friend Jim Robinson.  He also loved folk music, and attended the Winnipeg Folk Festival for more than thirty years.

A thank you to Paul Clarke and Reid Craigie, paramedics and staff at St.Boniface Hospital for the speed and attention given to Art when he needed it most.

Cremation has already taken place, there will be no formal service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice or Camp Massad.

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