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Born: Oct 06, 1926
Date of Passing: May 09, 2017Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
SLAW RIBACHUK It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the family of Slaw Ribachuk announces his passing on May 9, 2017, after a brief illness, at Seven Oaks Hospital. Slaw was born in Shorncliffe, Manitoba on October 6, 1926. Slaw was married to Mildred Keleta who passed away in 1987. He was also predeceased by brothers, Joe, John, James, and sisters, Olga and Anne. Slaw worked at Symington Yards with the CNR for 34 years, and had many family and friends. Later in life Slaw reconnected with childhood friend Mary Galonsky and they had many happy years together. They were seen many a Friday and Saturday dancing up a storm at the Legion. Those left to cherish his memory, along with Mary, are many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbours and Mary's family. Besides Mary, Slaw enjoyed his two Cadillacs, looking after his yard and garden, and making regular trips to the farm in Shorncliffe. Slaw loved to tinker and was a master repair man who would fix everything needing repair. He was an avid sports fan; hockey and baseball being his favourite, and loved to listen to Ukrainian music. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Vichnaya Pam'yat CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 19, 2017
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