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Born: Oct 08, 1928

Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2021

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October 8, 1928 – November 9, 2021

It is with very sad, heavy hearts that on November 9 Dad rejoined the love of his life Sonia (Sunny). A loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and special friend to many.
Every minute with Dad was cherished by his loving daughter Jaye and Rick who was a son to him. Left to cherish many wonderful memories along with Jaye and Rick are his precious cat Charlie, granddaughter Quynn and his little great-granddaughter Paisley -who could light up his day, son Robin (Annette, Chelsea and family), his best friend and sister Pat Lysak (Darren and Kerri and their families), brother George (Brian) and numerous nieces, nephews and very special long-time friends and neighbours. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Sonia (Sunny) (nee Mosienko), and parents, Christopher (Sr) and Elizabeth.
As a youngster dad attended Ralph Brown, Machray and St. Johns High School. Dad was a veteran, joining the Winnipeg Light Infantry in 1939. The war ended in May of 1945 just before he was to be sent overseas. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 215 for 38 years. The Legion was a gathering place for Dad to enjoy a breakfast, lunch or dinner with many special friends over the years.
Dad was an avid soccer player, playing with the Luxton Royals and was proudly selected to play on an all-star squad against professional team Tottenham Hotspurs FC. After playing for many years, Dad began to coach an adult soccer team where he was an inspiration to them all, both young and old. Dad enjoyed all sports and continued to bowl, curl and golf in to his 80s.
At the age of 17 Dad started working at CN and retired after 40 years of service. In retirement, Dad and Mom purchased their sanctuary, a cottage on the water in Lac du Bonnet. They loved the cottage and hosted many gatherings with family and friends. Dad was very proud of both his home in East St. Paul and their cottage.
Dad and Mom both enjoyed a good gathering - be it parties at the East St. Paul Community Club, at Legion 215, basement parties, lake parties or with family. They enjoyed visit friends in Lake Placid, FL, with neighbours to the Bahamas, and Dad especially enjoyed fishing trips with Rick and the Rebeck family, which always ended with a doozy of a story.
Many family and friends describe Dad as the kindest person they know, and he was. He loved being around people and every minute we had with Dad is so dear to our hearts and will stay with us forever.
In lieu of flowers and to honour Dad's love for animals, please make a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society or an animal shelter of your choice.
As per Dad's wishes and respecting these wishes, there will be no formal service. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Dad, your love for nature keeps you near to us. Your loving cat provides your gentle touch, when the birds sing, we will hear your voice, and the water in the lake will always show your reflection and you will be with us…always.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • As a child I can remember living across the street on Anderson Avenue and going to school with his daughter Jaye. I always remember the kindness of her father Chris. He was a gentle person who never spoke a harsh word to anyone. My sympathy goes to out to his family at this sad time. - Posted by: Barb Podolsky Landry (Friend ) on: Nov 23, 2021

  • Jaye & Rick, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Cherish all the wonderful memories...they last a lifetime. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Family Friend) on: Nov 21, 2021

  • Cris was a great friend, we had lots of fun with him and his wife. - Posted by: John vera margerison (None) on: Nov 21, 2021

  • You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left Your heart can be empty because you can't see him or you can be full of the love that you shared You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday You can remember him and only that he is gone or you cherish his memory and let it live on You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back or you can do what he would have wanted... smile, open your eyes, love and go on. Condolences to the Cadzow Family ! - Posted by: Marlene Lang (friend) on: Nov 20, 2021

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