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Date of Passing: Mar 02, 2013

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PETER (MATTHEW) MANCHULENKO September 8, 1941 - March 2, 2013 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the age of 71. Dad is survived by his wife of 45 years, Annette (nee Lafantaisie), children Darryl (Val), Jacqueline, Gary (Stacha), and close family friend Stacey. Dad adored his grandchildren Brittany, Caitlyn, Jenna, Dylan, Brayden, Brenden, Alyssa, and great-grandchild Alexis. Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters Mary, Kathleen, brother Mike, and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. He was predeceased by his son Bryan, parents George and Nellie, father and mother-in-law Adelard and Mathilda Lafantaisie, brothers Bill, John, George, sister Olive and her husband Bill Neufeld, brothers-in-law John Hladiuk, Bill Mihaychuk, sister-in-law Marge Manchulenko, and nephews Larry and Allan Manchulenko. Dad's career began in Sales at Modern Dairies where he was actively involved in the Social Committee, Game and Fish Associations, and as Union President. After 23 years, he changed careers and worked as an Insurance Field Agent with the Knights of Columbus where he made many life long friends. Dad's faith was strong and he spent many hours volunteering his time at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church. He later joined the Knights of Columbus, becoming a Charter Grand Knight of the Father Shyshkowich Council # 8925. He was instrumental in starting the Parish Fish Fry's and the Annual Malanka Celebrations. After transferring to the St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Parish he continued his volunteer work and became the first president of K.U.C.A. (Knights of the Ukrainian Archeparchy). Dad was a loving and caring man and was always willing to lend a helping hand no matter who was asking or what was being asked. At times it was as if he had a sixth sense where he knew help was needed before those in need. There was nothing Dad did that wasn't met with respect and admiration. Dad loved the outdoors! Many of his fondest memories (and many stories) involved fishing trips with his brother John, hunting trips, mushroom picking, a weekend lawn dart tournament or time out at camp. The family spent summers travelling across Canada and later in life Mom and Dad travelled extensively in Canada and abroad, wintering in Texas the last few years. The family would like to extend their thanks to the doctors and staff on the St. Boniface Hospital Cardiac Unit for the exceptional care provided to Dad. Prayers will be held on Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Funeral liturgy will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 35 Marcie Street with interment to follow at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, 4477 Main Street. Pallbearers will be George Gareau, John Goulet, John and Ken Manchulenko, Fred Hay, and Al Schirmacher. Honorary Pallbearers are all of Dad's nephews and nieces for whom he cared deeply. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation - Cardiac Sciences Program or the St. Anne Parish Beautification/Stained Glass Fund. 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Mar 6, 2013

PETER (MATTHEW) MANCHULENKO It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Pete is survived by his wife Annette (nee Lafantaisie), his children Darryl (Val), Jacqueline, and Gary (Stacha) along with his grandchildren Brittany, Caitlyn, Jenna, Dylan, Brayden, Brenden, Alyssa, and great-grandchild Alexis. A longer obituary will follow. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Mar 4, 2013

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2013

Condolences & Memories (36 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Merv and Cathy Cherewyk (Friends) on: Mar 12, 2013

  • We are so sorry for your loss Annette. Peter will be sorely missed. We have fond memories of the years spent with you both. We were sorry we couldn't make it to his funeral. May God give you strength to bear this sad loss. God bless you and all your family. - Posted by: Bob & Annette Deleurme (fellow agent with Knights of Columbus Insurance) on: Mar 11, 2013

  • I was sorry to hear of your loss ANNETTE My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time I always love to talk to you and PETER when we meet take care - Posted by: DOROTHY PRETEAU (Freind LEOPOLDS wife) on: Mar 09, 2013

  • Sincere condolences, Annette and family. Sorry to hear of Peter's passing. Our prayers are with you. We will long remember the fun times with you and our family. - Posted by: Roland and Carmelle Gagnon (cousins) on: Mar 08, 2013

  • We met Peter and Annette when we joined St. Anne's church and we became good friends. He was such a kind loving person who had great faith in the Lord. We will miss seeing his warm smile and embracing hug every Sunday morning before mass. Mel and Cindy - Posted by: Mel and Cindy Proskurniak (Friends) on: Mar 08, 2013

  • It is with saddened hearts that we heard of Peter's passing. He was always the light at the end of the tunnel. He was so comforting to talk with. A great teacher and mentor to those he met. We will always remember his beautiful smile. Rest in peace my friend. Our condolences to Annette & Family. Thank you for sharing Peter with us. Love & Prayers. John & Georgette Plischke. - Posted by: John & Georgette Plischke (Knights of Columbus Brother) on: Mar 07, 2013

  • I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the Manchulenko family. Peter was a great man that was very fun to be around. I have very found memories with their family at their cabin near St. Malo and the many Ukrainian Malanka dinners I attended. I am sure he will be sadly missed by the many people who passed thru his life. Peter, Rest in Peace... - Posted by: Ray Duma and Family (Family friend) on: Mar 07, 2013

  • Glen and I offer our sincere condolences to you, Annette and family, on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. We keep you in our prayers. May the good memories shared with your loved one ease your sorrow. - Posted by: Glen and Denise Walleyn () on: Mar 07, 2013

  • Annette, I am so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I have fond memories of Ukr. Xmas Eve at P.V. It was so nice to see you both at your new campsite last year. I know how difficult it is, having lost Jerry almost 3 years now. My family helped alot, as I know yours will also. My prayers are with you. Joan Hradowy - Posted by: Joan Hradowy (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2013

  • So sad to hear of Peter's passing ... so many great memories we have with the two of you ...many many laughs ... Annette and family our prayers are with you all and may Pete rest in peace Louis and Lynda - Posted by: louis and lynda gagnon (cousin to annette) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Annette and Family, our deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you. We were very sadden to hear the news. Peter's kind heart will be fondly remembered and missed by everyone. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all of you. - Posted by: Neil and Sheila Poot (Family) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Dear Annette and family. We are so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. The family sends their regards and say how we enjoyed Peter's jokes. Love Aunty Joan - Posted by: joan lariviere (aunt by marriage) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • On behalf of Mom (Yvette Turenne) and us would like to extend our Deepest Sympathy to you Annette & family. Pete was a very jolly and fun guy to be around with. May he rest in peace. xxoo - Posted by: Jacqueline(Turenne) & Claude Moquin (cousin) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • I have known Peter since I was very little. It is with great regret that I extend my condolences to his wife Annette and family. Those of us who have lost a loved one too soon, know what you are feeling. Keep his loving memories in your heart forever and he will never not be with you. In whatever you do, and the faces of the family who are left behind will remind always of the years you spent together. Sincerely....... - Posted by: Elizabeth (Rostosky) Melnyk (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Our sincere condolences Annette and family, Peter and I go back over 20 years when we became field agents with the Knights of Columbus, we were more than co-workers our two families became friends, my kids were young and Peter would call the boys "pochtons" the kids referred to Peter as Monsieur Perogy, our kids always had a soft spot for Peter. Peter we will miss you, but I was glad that over 3 weeks ago while Annette was vising Gary in Colorado, I spent some quality time with Peter, we will miss you Peter, but I know you're not gone, but your life has been transformed, happy hunting and fishing, hope you get the big buck we missed last time we went hunting together. Annette and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Fred $ Suzanne Berard (Friends and Co-Worker) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Dear Annette and family - we are truly saddened to here of Pete's passing. We will forever cherish the good times and laughter shared at family gatherings. You are in our thoughts and prayers - may he rest in peace. - Posted by: Gilles, Claire & Diane Desorcy (cousins) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • We knew Peter through the K of C and always regarded him highly. Though we had not seen him in a long while. We will miss him sadly. Vivat Jesus - Posted by: Ray & Helene L'Heureux (friend and Brother Knight and Lady) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Annette: Wayne & I are so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Karen & Wayne Whalen - Posted by: Karen & Whalen (friend) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Our family is deeply saddened by the news of Peter's passing. Peter was a true friend to our family and he will be Dad will always treasure the mushroom picking trips and the breakfast dates....Vichnaya Pam'yat - Posted by: Cathie Haworth (friends) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Our sincere condolences to you Annette and all of your families, Peter was a great guy, although he always took my money while playing cribbage. I enjoyed all my time spent with him hunting, golfing etc. Although we are presently traveling throughout the south and unable to attend, we will keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Ken Neumann &Linda (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • It saddens me to hear of Pete's passing. I will always remember his laughter... contagious and full of gusto. Marc & myself extend our deepest sympathy to you Annette, your family, and extended family. God's many blessings x0x0x0 - Posted by: Ginette (Desorcy) & Marc Desharnais (Cousin (Ginette)) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Annette and Family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Your Loved One, Husband and Father. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. Will be in touch with you on our return from Texas. Peter and Loreen - Posted by: Peter and Loreen Van de Mosselaer (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • My sympathies are extended to Peter's family. May your many memories offer some comfort in your time of grief. I have many memories of our school days at Carlowrie. Our paths didn't cross again until my parents funeral and as we had a brief time to share our life's journeys, I thought how kind of him to attend. As I can see above this was all part of who Peter was and that he'll be truly missed by many. May he find peace in his Heavenly home. - Posted by: Hazel (Calder) (long-ago neighbour and classmate) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Dear Annette, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. We have fond memories of the times we spent with you and Peter, especially in Texas. May you find comfort in all your good memories. - Posted by: Eva and Hartley Dueck (Friends) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • To Annette & family. We are very saddened of the passing of our friend Peter. Will never forget the good times at camp, especially the barouche games, the shopping and all the rest. We are still in Texas therefore unable to attend on Friday or Saturday, but our thoughts have been with you all during these difficult times. Peter, repose en Paix. Annette bon courage, xx00 - Posted by: Jacques & Gabrielle Comeault (friends of the family) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Dear Annette and family, sorry to hear of Peter's passing. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Walter and Gloria Urbanowich (Freind) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Our hearts go out to you Annette and the Manchulenko Family in the loss of your beloved PETER. May his soul rest in peace and may you find comfort and love in the Lord. - Posted by: Natalie & Walter Patrick (Friend and school-mate) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • On behalf of my parents and myself I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Manchulenko family. I peronally met Mr. Manchulenko at the St Anne's Church and he always greeted me with a kind word and asked about my folks. He will be missed by many. D Chubaty - Posted by: Peter and Evelyn Chubaty/ Darlene Chubaty (Friends ) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Annette and extended family so sorry for your great loss. I met Peter+ and Annette July 1987. vitchna pomyat, Peter+ - Posted by: Mike Sorochuk (friend) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • I first met Peter and his wife Annette in July,1987 when we spent time together praying and offering support while our mothers, Sorochuk and Lafantaisie were in IC in St. Boniface Hospital. A wonderful friendship evolved and heck, indirectly, Peter and Annette even got me married off to a gal from Wynyard. May God Grant You Eternal Rest in Heaven!! - Posted by: Victor & Elsie Sorochuk (friends) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Peter was a good friend who will be missed. My condolences to Annette and family. - Posted by: Stephen Fedun (Friend and fellow KofC.) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Dear Annette and family: I'm so sorry to read of Peter's passing. I have fond memories of times we've spent together in Paradise Village. Having lost my own life partner, I know how difficult this is for you all and my thoughts are with you as you learn to cope without him. Doreen. - Posted by: Doreen Bullen (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2013

  • Ken and I met Peter through The Knights~St.Anthony of Padua church. Rest in peace Peter. Sending up Prayers of comfort and love for Annette, Darryl, Jacqueline and Gary. - Posted by: Mrs. Virginia Redmond (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2013

  • I would like to offer you all my most sincere condolences over your recent loss. Pete was a close friend of my father, and in our family, he will always be remembered as being a kind and gentle man with a warm and giving heart. Love, Claude Fortin - Posted by: Claude Fortin (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2013

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Peter was a great man. Bev, Brian, Scott & Todd - Posted by: The Flockton Family (Friends) on: Mar 05, 2013

  • Peter will be remembered as a good man who cared for family and friends. His service in the Knights of Columbus will always be appreciated. Rest in the Lord, Peter. - Posted by: Wally & Vi Huska (Friends) on: Mar 04, 2013

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