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Date of Passing: May 01, 2017

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STANLEY FRANK BUKSAK Stanley passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 1, 2017 in East St. Paul, MB. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Marianne, of 51 years; sister Elisabeth Laing; niece Kerrilynn; nephews, Darryl and Grahame; great-nephews, Cordell and Leland; and great-niece Camryn. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Katherine Buksak; brother Raymond and sister-in-law Gail, brother Eddie, and brother-in-law Walter Laing. Stanley attended East St. Paul School, Red River College and University of Manitoba. He was employed by Labatt's Brewery for 36 years and at the same time continued with his love for market gardening. When he retired from Labatt's in 1996, his vegetable operation expanded and along with his wife Marianne by his side, they became one of the most sought after market gardens. Every September and October huge white tents were erected on the property which displayed the vast variety of pumpkins and vegetables that they grew. People came out in droves to choose their special pumpkins from "The Pumpkin Patch". Stanley joined the Khartum Temple Roughriders Unit and was a proud chartered member. During his lifetime, he donated to many charitable organizations and was also an active member of Corpus Christi Church. Stanley and Marianne vacationed extensively being Caribbean Cruises, Barbados, Palm Springs, Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, Mexico. His biggest love was his cottage at Lake of the Woods surrounded always by family and friends. Stanley was dearly loved and will forever be missed. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Jerry Talarski, OMI officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Grahame Laing, Darryl Laing, Andy Pawluk, Allan Pawluk, Regan Mlodzinski and Sean Devion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stanley's memory to Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Building Fund, 5819 Henderson Hwy., Narol, MB R1C 0B5, or to a charity of your choice. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 03, 2017

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I was saddened to hear of Stan's death and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to Marianne. We always enjoyed seeing Stan's smiling face at the brewery and appreciated the boxes of fresh veggies left by our car. I was out of town and unable to attend the funeral. - Posted by: Shirley McLean (friend and co-worker at Labatt's Brewery) on: May 12, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. Many fond lake memories with you and Stan. - Posted by: Donna Harvey () on: May 08, 2017

  • Growing up in a Family of Market Gardeners I had the privilege of meeting so many people. Some were fellow market gardeners and most were customers. The Buksak Family along with many others had a stand at the Old Farmers Market on Main Street. It was there that I met the family that were so approachable and inviting. When the Market moved to Nairn Avenue, the friendship continued. It was so nice to see everyone at their various stands displaying their produce for sale and although everyone was competing for business, what drew people to each stand was the families that ran each one. The Buksak family all were hard workers, and Stan was no slouch, I know because his Dad used to tease us on occasion, but we knew it was so that we would be more than we dreamed possible. We'll miss your smiling face and ever welcoming presence. God Bless You and your Family. - Posted by: Stephen Sumka (Long Time Family Acquaintance ) on: May 04, 2017

  • We were truly saddened when we heard about Stan "Stashu's" passing. As family friends for over 40+ years, we always valued his visits and time spent at our home with a Dy Boja. He taught me after my dad passed away different life lessons including business and personal advice. His infectious smile lit up the room and he never forgot where he came from and he treated everyone with the same level of respect. Stan was 1 of a kind! Behind every good man is a great woman. What a pair!!! We express our deepest condolences to Marianne. Glenn & Brenda Kisil. - Posted by: Glenn and Brenda Kisil (Family friends) on: May 04, 2017

  • So sorry for your loss. We will always remember Stan's big smile. - Posted by: Rod & Christine Ward (Friend) on: May 04, 2017

  • Marianne I am so sorry to learn of the passing of my long time friend. I have many great memories of the two of you as we have had lot of fun, laughs and a several sippies over the years. My favourite memories are from our times at the cottage and many years ago when we attended the Grey Cup game in Winnipeg. Stan was always cheerful with a mischievous grin and contagious laugh and just a real pleasure to with. I think of the times when we went to your market garden and Stan stuffing my car to the roof with veggies to bring back to Kelowna. I will miss my friend and Marianne my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless! - Posted by: Barrie Marley () on: May 03, 2017

  • Marianne, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We will always have very fond memories of the times we spent with Stan. Our heartfelt condolences to you & Your Family. Paolo, Rosa & Claudia Pesce - Posted by: Paolo & Rosa pesce () on: May 03, 2017

  • I will always remember as a kid Stan coming over to have a few drinks with my dad...he never came empty handed with a sack of onions and potatoes. I remember him being warm and kind with big strong hands and a wonderful hearty laugh. Marianne I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry I cannot attend the funeral as I will be out of town. I am glad I ran into you both a couple of weeks ago. - Posted by: Cheryl Kisil (Family friend) on: May 03, 2017

  • I was saddened to hear of Stan's passing. I remember him fondly for his unselfish help when I first moved to Henderson Hwy. You could not stop by their home without being offered something to eat and drink regardless of how brief you intended your visit to be. Both Stan and Marianne made every get together memorable, particularly at their cottage. He will be remembered and missed by all who had the privilege to call him a friend. - Posted by: Ralph Jackson (Friend) on: May 03, 2017

  • Marianne, so sorry to hear of Stanley's passing. He was a character which always made you smile. May he rest in peace. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Doris and Gail - Posted by: Doris Pewarchuk and daughter Gail Kotowich () on: May 03, 2017

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