Passed away peacefully at 94 years of age, after a long life well lived. Born in Uzgorod, Czechoslovakia, “Nick” served as a paratrooper in WW II. Displaced in the aftermath of war, he emigrated to Canada in 1950. He was a long-time resident of Arnprior, before moving with his wife, Karoline, to Windsor in 2000 to be closer to his daughter in Windsor. Nick had a long career in the lumber industry before retiring in 1985. He remained an avid vegetable gardener throughout his life, and will be remembered for his eagerness to help his neighbours as well as for his corny jokes. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, Karoline, his daughter Helga Wintal and her partner, Frank White, Frank’s son Nigel as well as his neighbours and friends. Private family services were entrusted to Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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