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CZESLAW (CHESTER) WOJCIECH FRANCZYK
Date of Passing: Aug 08, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
CZESLAW (CHESTER) WOJCIECH FRANCZYK
February 13, 1931 - August 8, 2021
Chester was born February 13, 1931 in the town of Teklowka, Poland. As a young child and Polish deportee of the Second World War, he was sent away, first to Siberia and then Uganda where he remained for eight years. He did some work as a lumberjack in Saskatchewan and then settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba with the rest of his siblings and mother.
Chester was best known for his Sunday lunches and very proud of his gardening. He served several years with the Queen's Own Rifle of Canada as a Rifleman, Second Battalion, 1957 to 1961. Chester was also proud of his many years bartending, both at the Polish Combats' Association Club 13 and The Northern Hotel.
Chester was the last living sibling of four, predeceased by his father Wojciech Franczyk in 1942, mother Rosalia in 1987, brother Karol in 1989, brother Zdislaw in 2014 and sister Genevieve in 2020.
He leaves behind to mourn his wife of 40 years, Maria; brother-in-law Bogdan Dryjski and wife Emmie; sister-in-law Janet Franczyk; and children, Stefanie (Victoria, Peter), Thomas and wife Alexandra (Nathan, Matthew) and Adam (Jennika); as well as former wife Olga, and children, Paul, Marion and wife Kimberly (Mike, Ashley, Kimmy), Bobby, Monica (Jillian) and Jennifer (Anthony). He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and all who knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on August 13, 2021 at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg. Due to current COVID restrictions, only family will be in attendance.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 11, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
My Dad Chester. I was with him when he took his last breath. I am very honoured to have been able to do this for all his children. I know he is active on the other side, doing what he loved on this Earth. He is with his siblings, pets and parents now, watching over us. Loving in and by the Divine Beloved is the best treasure anyone can find. May you all find your treasure that is your God givin birthright, To Love and be Loved. - Posted by: Jennifer Franczyk (Daughter ) on: Nov 18, 2021
My deepest condolences on the passing of uncle Chester. He was a gentle soul which seems to be a strong Franczyk trait as my dad was the same way. I have fond memories of riding with uncle Chester in the Peter Pan Drycleaners van. He was very personable with the clients and patient with me even when I adjusted the passenger mirror so I could see out of it. He very kindly said “The mirror is for me Chris not for you.” Lol Obviously I hadn’t started driving yet. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all. Chris & Sheila Franczyk - Posted by: Chris Franczyk (Nephew ) on: Aug 14, 2021
Dear Marysia and Family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May He Rest In Peace. Wieczne Odpoczywanie Racz Mu Dac Panie. Ciocia Jasia Multan, Marek and Diana Szymanski and Family - Posted by: Multan/Szymanski Families (Family) on: Aug 12, 2021
Marysia and family - our deepest sympathies on the passing of Chester. Though it’s been several years since I last saw him, I will always remember his quiet ways and the bow ties he wore while bartending at SPK. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać Panie. - Posted by: Angela Kaufmann (Widow’s cousin) on: Aug 11, 2021
Dear family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your father Czeslaw. I last saw Wujek Czesiek at Seven Oaks hospital in March of 2018. He had a wonderful and sincere smile. Most of my memories of Wujek Czesiek are from a long time ago when the Franczyk siblings gathered together and shared picnics and holiday meals, but Ciocia Genia provided me with updates occasionally after she visited him at St. Josephs. I will honor him on my next visit to Winnipeg and hope that he now rests in peace. Wieczny Odpoczynek, racz mu dac panie. - Posted by: Frank Franczyk (Nephew) on: Aug 11, 2021
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