MCpl John Marvin “Marv” Pottinger, Jr. (Ret’d)

    • MCpl John Marvin “Marv” Pottinger, Jr. (Ret’d)
    • CME Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal John Marvin “Marv” Pottinger, Jr. (Ret’d) peacefully on 27 July 2020 in Winnipeg MB at age 51.

    Marv was born in Halifax NS and moved to Winnipeg MB as a child. He grew up in Brooklands where he attended both Krawchyk and Butterworth schools. He graduated from Sturgeon Creek Collegiate at the age of 16 and worked at the Salisbury House restaurant for years, until he joined the army. Marv completed his basic Combat Engineering training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering  in Chilliwack BC in 1991.

    During his career, Marv was stationed at a number of bases across Canada and was posted to Camp Gagetown NB for a number of years. During this time he became a volunteer for the Search and Rescue in New Brunswick. He deployed to rural Manitoba during the 1997 Manitoba Flood where he built bridges. He also deployed to Rwanda on a peacekeeping mission in 1994 and to Bosnia in 1999 where he was occupied with explosive ordnance disposal. Marv moved back to Winnipeg when he was released from the Canadian Forces in 2002

    There will be a viewing on Thursday, 6 August 2020 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main St, Winnipeg. Due to social distancing, access may be restricted.

    A graveside service will be held in Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour at 10:30 a.m., Friday, 7 August 2020. For those attending please wait at the gate upon arrival to be conducted in procession to the grave site.

    Donations in John’s honour may be made to Bergen Cardiac Care Clinic or to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home{khAug2020}