Don Thomas Pfrimmer

August 21, 1936 – April 23, 2023

With cherished memories, we announce the passing of Don Pfrimmer at the age of 86. Don was born in Winnipeg and raised on a farm near Myrtle, MB., Son of William and Agnes Pfrimmer. He married Nancy (Nisbet) in 1959, and together they farmed while raising their five children; Michael, Karen, Heather, Paul and Cindy.

Don was predeceased by his parents, William and Agnes Pfrimmer, Infant daughter Karen and In-laws Jim and Annie Nisbet. Surviving Don are his wife Nancy, Son Michael (Theresa) and family Brianne (Sanjay), Kylie (Jeff), Kellie (Regan), Aaron and Josh. His Daughter Heather Halstead (Ron) and Family Mitchell (Robyn), Luke (Jaimi) and Dane (Taylor). Son Paul (Deb) and Family Bryce (Alannah), Amanda (Mark), Evan (Jaydee Lynn). Daughter Cindy Terwin (Leigh) and son Hunter. Don was Great Grandfather to Kai and Kala, Tanner and Chay, Max and Asher, and Colter. He had a way of making each grandchild feel like his favorite. He was very proud of each of you. Also surviving Don are Sisters-in-Law Jessie Heaman, Shirley Stow and their families.

As a child with no Siblings, Don’s friends were his beloved Dogs; Ted and Dickey. A Harness and Cart, made by Don’s dad allowed Don to ride Ted like a Horse and get pulled in the cart. Don started driving early and he was known far and wide for his heavy foot. Not sure that really changed much.

Don was his own man- Loyal, Loving, Generous, Honest, and had strong moral principals. He was a man of faith. He made a wide circle of friends through his community involvement – he taught Sunday School, lead Cubs and Scouts, held all offices in the church, was a member of The Midland School Division Board for eight years, devoted 30 years as a councillor for the RM of Roland, and of special interest was his time spent serving on the Manitoba Land Value Appraisal Commission. He was also excited to help organize the Myrtle School Reunion in 2011.

In 1975 Don took his Pilots Licence and soon after joined the Manitoba Flying Farmers. Many trips with Family and Friends were made both in Canada and the United States, and he later did some Aerial Spraying, in 1984-85.

Don was known by many as “Mr. Fix It”. He took pride in being able to fix, weld and repair almost anything. He was a Farmer through and through, being actively involved as combine operator until the age of Eighty-Five. His Interest in the farm stayed strong and he’d be on the phone with questions as to what was happening day to day each season. He was known for his great story telling and was never short of a joke, some of you will remember a favourite.

We appreciated Don’s vibrant and laughter filled attitude towards life. He showed so much strength during the last several years. Regardless, one of his final quotes was “Every Day is a Good Day!”

Don, you picked a Good Day to Fly!

The family really appreciated the wonderful care that Don received at Boundary Trails Hospital and the Manitou Personal Care Home.

If Friends so Desire, In Lieu of Flowers,

Donations may be forwarded to:

Roland United Church

Box 179

Roland MB, R0G 1T0


Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation

Box 2000, Station Main

Winkler MB, R6W 1H8

Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roland United Church. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Myrtle Cemetery.

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