John Scott Walsh

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of John Walsh, of Portage la Prairie, MB, on February 5th, 2023 after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 70 years.                            

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Winnie, of 49 years, and his children Dana (Jeff) and Jaret (Stacey), grandchildren Kenzie, Taylor and Jordyn. He is also survived by his 4 sisters Shirley, Gail (Gary), Joan (Scott), June and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, James Arthur and Edith Bernice and in-laws Edwin and Muriel Berry.

Full obituary to follow.

Viewing and visitation will take place at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 7 pm to 8 pm.  A celebration of John’s Life will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm, led by Wilma Shirriff.  The service will be live streamed a link will be provided on his obituary page at

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in John’s memory to Manitoba Lung Association, 301 – 1 Wesley Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4C6.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.