Unexpectedly on August 8, 2022, Albert Victor Mastin passed away in his sleep at home in Gimli, MB, at the age of 73 years.
Victor was predeceased by his parents Albert and Anna Mastin and his father and mother-in-law, Tony and Herta Derby.
Victor is survived by his loving wife Gail (nee: Derby), his sister Lorna (Ivor) Schedewitz, his brother Rev. Howard (Joan), brothers-in-law Brian (Cindy), Eric (Lauren), Garry (Wanda),nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Victor was born in Winnipeg. He married Gail Derby in 1972 and they lived in Winnipeg until 1982 when they moved to the RM of Springfield – Oakbank and then in 1997 moved to the RM of Gimli.
One of Victor’s happiest days was when he celebrated his 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 25, 2022 with Gail.
He worked for United Grain Growers for over 28 years with many promotions and was Manager of Technical Support.
Victor loved working on his HO trains. He enjoyed carpentry, which his father-in-law Tony Derby (Master Carpenter) taught him.
He enjoyed helping his family and friends build garages and doing renovations. Victor loved the farm where he could go and walk in the woods with his dog and enjoy nature.
Victor had a wonderful English humour and was very kind and loving. He was the best husband a wife could want. He will missed!
In keeping with Victor’s wishes, blessings were done before cremation and prayers were done with Pastor Glen Gelhorn of Grace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg while cremation was taking place.
A Celebration of Life will take place later in the year.
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7 thoughts on “Albert Victor (Vic) Mastin”
Gail, I didn’t know Vic, but he sounds like a wonderful man, and a good husband.
Please accept my deepest condolences.
Gail please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Vic. Although it’s been many years since we were neighbours in Oakbank we would often think of both of you.
Dear Gail, We share your loss, but knowing that brother Victor ‘saw heaven’ some years ago, and didn’t fear death, gives us all comfort. He shared his ‘after death experience’ wth me many times, and now he has new places to explore! Blessings & Peace, with our love, Lorna & Ivor
I worked with Vic for many years at UGG. Had a lot of laughs over the years. A very nice guy. Very shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.
Victor was my brother and he will always be a part of me. Some of my earliest recollections as a child are of Victor. He was always busy building things, but in order to do that he took stuff apart to see how it went together.
Victor enjoyed his cars. He had some creative ideas for souping them up. His ‘67 Mustang was a true joy and he loved that car very much.
Life in the ministry necessitated that I move to Saskatoon and subsequently to Alberta. Notwithstanding, Victor and I would periodically see one another over the years usually through some family gathering of one sort or another.
I’m grateful Joan and I made the trip to Gimli in 2019 and went to Victor and Gail’s farm twice in order to visit and catch up. I suspected at the time it might be the last opportunity I’d have to see Victor in this life; I just didn’t think his passing would be so soon.
Joan and I, Dianna & Kent, Elara & Mira, Vanessa & Kevin extend our deepest sympathies to you Gail during this time of loss. May God bless and keep you.
Long may Victor’s memory be held amongst us all.
We had the added benefit of Victor not only being a member of our family but also a neighbour. We always looked forward to stopping in for a good cup of coffee and a friendly chat. Victor always made us feel at ease and welcome. One of our favourite memories is when he took us out in his 4X4 on his farm, which he loved, to collect trees to replant on our property. He was always willing to give and help others. If you’re reading this, Victor, take comfort in knowing that family and friends will help Gail get through this difficult time. We will miss having you around. Until we meet again, keep the coffee brewing. ☕️❤️
‘Chick-a-poo’ my old friend! God’s speed until we meet again…