Linstead, Harry Arthur

Linstead, Harry Arthur

It is with heavy hearts we announce that on Tuesday April 28, 2020, Harry Arthur Linstead, aged 69, passed away peacefully at Prairie Mountain Health in Brandon Manitoba.

Harry was born in Brandon Manitoba to Lenora (nee Addison) and Arthur Linstead in 1950. He is survived by his four sons, Perry (Darlene), David (Sheri), Darcy, Casey and his daughter Fay (Doug) Cassidy, and was blessed with eight granddaughters Bryna, Heida, Lindis, Skyla, Tiana, Leighton, Kenzie and Chayla. He is survived by brothers Barry (Carol) Williams in Utah and Joe (Cecilia) Linstead in Calgary and predeceased by sister Ruth (John) Siemens (nee Williams)

Harry was a charismatic, charming and talented individual who could tinker and fuss with all things mechanical and make it work again. He loved his Ford 8N, as much as he loved to have a friend pull up at the farmstead for a visit. Harry was a talented musician and spent most of his life entertaining others. He was generous and kind and had the best of manners which he insisted his children adhere to at all times. He loved music, his dogs and his love: Jackie Linstead whom he lost in September 2018.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and further details will be released as social distancing measures are relaxed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to CancerCare Manitoba.

7 thoughts on “Linstead, Harry Arthur”

  1. Hugs! We’ll remember our visits in the Alex hotel when his band came to play in Virden.
    Todd and Faye

  2. A great man who will definitely be missed. I will forever be proud to call him my friend.

  3. Sad day indeed! I learned more about being a true musician from Harry and john than I did from anyone. They set the bar higher than anyone could ever hope to reach.

  4. Will miss Harry and his great sense of humor and relentless teasing about my non driving skills, sorry about the dent in the Riviera.At peace with Jackie.

  5. I will forever miss you Harry, no matter what happened you were always there for me with a smile on your face and a smack upside the back of the head if u needed it. I have and will always consider you my father in law. I love you and miss you for ever.

  6. My times on the farm with john , ma , clyde, the dragon . Jackie. Òn the july long will always and forever be in my heart and memories. All of my friends are now smokin,drinkin,and playing music around a fire on the farm . Love and miss you 4 . Always and forever .

  7. My sincere condolences to the Linstead family.

    The Linstead farm will always represent to me an integral part of the Linstead, Addison and Siemen history that was absorbed in family, entertainment, hard work and the best roast suppers never since replicated.

    Many fond memories also of an era when Harry, John, Rick and Ted would practice out at the “school” while Bea and Roy attended the garden and made sure the boys were fed, watered and all in good spirits!

    Harry, Joe, Aunt Nora and Uncle Art had the best of Christmas celebrations and they also hosted my Mom and John’s reception at the farm, where the band set up their equipment outside on the lawn and played their best material.

    Harry was kind, witty, shared John’s humor and kept a steady rhythm to keep everyone together throughout the early decades, music genres and west coast opportunities that the band explored back in the day.

    Harry could have gone Hollywood w/ that look, charisma and musical talent . . . glad he stayed on the farm where he was happiest.

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