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WAYNE CHERNECKI

Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2013

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WAYNE CHERNECKI It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Wayne after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by family, Wayne passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013. Wayne is survived by his loving wife and best friend Marilyn, his son Christopher (Alana), daughter Kerrie, father Peter, and his granddaughters Anna, Emily, Tyler and Jayne. Wayne was predeceased by his daughter Jamie, brother Norman and mother Emily. As a young man, Wayne was an exceptional athlete. By age 19 he held the Manitoba Junior Baseball league Triple Crown title while playing for Legion 141; he was honoured with the Harry Hood Trophy in high school football and was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in hockey. In addition to Wayne's athletic accomplishments, he also recognized the importance of education and went on to complete his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba while playing hockey for the Winnipeg Junior Jets of the WCHL. Wayne played four seasons with the Springfield Kings and the Providence Reds of the AHL and was recently inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame earlier this year. After his hockey career, Wayne began a successful business career in real estate. Wayne was well respected in the business community as a result of his genuine personality, strong work ethic and professionalism. Wayne retired as Senior Vice President of Western Canada with Redcliff Realty Management in the fall of 2011. Wayne's other passion after his hockey career came from his volunteer time as a coach and mentor to young boys and girls. Wayne began coaching with the West Kildonan North Stars of the MJHL. Later on, as Wayne's children became more involved in athletics, it brought him great joy to be involved in their lives as a coach in hockey, football, baseball and softball. As Wayne's children grew older, he continued to devote his time to coaching young men in minor and junior hockey with the Winnipeg Hawks and the St. James Canadians. Wayne served as a positive role model and motivator for the young men he coached, and inspired them to always do their best, and most importantly, to develop integrity and good character. Above all of Wayne's personal achievements, the most important thing in his life was his unconditional love for his wife Marilyn whom he loved for over 50 years, his children, grandchildren, parents and extended family. Being close to family was always Wayne's first joy in life and brought him tremendous fulfillment. Wayne was a devoted son and father with a strong sense of honour and was always there to support his family and friends in their time of need. Wayne will rest peacefully knowing that his values, generosity and love for family will continue to live on through his wife, his children and his grandchildren. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Kevin Saunders who Wayne relied on not only as his doctor, but also as his friend. We would like to thank CancerCare Manitoba, especially Dr. Harding, Dr. Paul and Dr. Sisler. As well, we would like to thank Dr. McClure at St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care and the exceptional staff for their empathy and attentive care. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Hospice Palliative Care Manitoba. A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. on Sunday February 17 at 10:30 a.m. A private interment for immediate family to take place. 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Feb 16, 2013

WAYNE CHERNECKI It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Wayne after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by family, Wayne passed away on February 11, 2013. Wayne is survived by his loving wife and best friend Marilyn, his son Christopher (Alana), daughter Kerrie, father Peter, and his granddaughters Anna, Emily, Tyler and Jayne. Wayne is predeceased by his daughter Jamie, brother Norman and mother Emily. A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. on Sunday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. A private interment for immediate family to take place. Longer obituary to follow in Saturday's edition. 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Feb 13, 2013

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 16, 2013

Condolences & Memories (66 entries)

  • Marilyn and family, I just found out about Wayne. Living in Kansas City for the last 20 years we lost track of our friends back home. Please accept our sincere condolences, Wayne and I go back to CUAC, Junior and Senior High School. My heart is so saddened by everyone's loss with Wayne - Posted by: Gus Beitz (friend) on: Aug 18, 2013

  • Wayne and Marilyn together always lit up the room just like magic. Sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Rita Hill (friend) on: Mar 05, 2013

  • I was very saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. I had the good fortune to play hockey with Wayne both in Winnipeg and again in Springfield many years ago. We were also in Commerce together at the U of M. For me, playing hockey and going to University was very challenging, but Wayne (Chick) was such a good athlete and student, he made it look easy. He was always happy and positive and just a great guy to be around. When I look back at the people that I played with over the years, Wayne is one of the first that always comes to mind. He was a great leader that people just seemed to gravitate towards. He could always brighten up the day. Marilyn, I know how difficult this must be. All the best to you and the family.....BILL - Posted by: Bill Mikkelson (Former hockey teammate ) on: Mar 04, 2013

  • So very sorry to hear about Wayne's passing..Marilyn..my prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely Louise Long - Posted by: Louise Long (old friend) on: Mar 03, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We have such good memories from High School. More recently we have developed a relationship with Wayne's Father at Luther Home. We see him each week and enjoy his great sense of humour. After Wayne's passing we had a chance to have a long talk with Wayne's Dad and expressed our deepest sympathy. Peace be with You and your Family. - Posted by: Randy and Ruth Shrofel (Friends from Junior and Senior High School) on: Feb 25, 2013

  • Dear Marilyn, Was so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing in an email I received today from Fran. Is wonderful to read the many tributes to Wayne & to contemplate the beauty of his character. Is a great loss for you and your family, and for the whole community. May God console you, and assure you that Wayne continues to watch over you. With fond memories of you both from our High School days. Nancy - Posted by: Nancy Millar (High School Friend) on: Feb 23, 2013

  • Marilyn, Marg and I would like to sent our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We hear of Wayne's passing only today, we are in Yuma and are deeply sadden. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family - Posted by: Phil & Marg Shaman () on: Feb 22, 2013

  • Marilyn, I was so saddened to read about Wayne's passing. I remember the childhood love between you and how it continued to grow. I have many cherished memories of our friendship. Thankfully you have many beautiful memories in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Michelle"Mickie" McGowan (Friend ) on: Feb 20, 2013

  • Marilyn and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Wayne will be missed. I will always think of him when the hockey playoffs roll around. Our deepest sympathy. Curtis and Robin Fortowsky - Posted by: Curtis Fortowsky (Co-worker) on: Feb 19, 2013

  • Marilyn and family our sincere condolences to you. Wayne and you have always been close to my heart just very special and so nice. When you would come to the beach at Keatings and we would come over to see you that was always so special and made my heart smile because you both were so precious to us and I loved it so much I could hardly wait. You are in our prayers. Having family and friends like you have will help you in this sad time. With love Fran and Paul Allan - Posted by: Fran (Vivone) and Paul Allan (School friend. ) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • Marilyn and family Our sincere sympathies for your loss. Al has fond memories of Wayne playing hockey and golfing at Pine Ridge. Marilyn, our days at BMO seem like a long time ago! Sorry we couldn't be there for the service as we are in Palm Springs and just heard today. - Posted by: Al and Mary Ann Loewen Nd family (Friends) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • Marilyn, Kerrie, Chris....I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. The last time I saw him, he was wishing me well just as I was wishing him well! I first met him as he became a client of mine, as he was so easy going, it was easy to then become a friend! Marilyn, My condolences, and God bless you and your family! - Posted by: Alvin Allard (Friend) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • Wayne was a thoughtful person and never left out the "little" people, it was always a pleasure dealing with him - Posted by: Lori Remple (MIG Insurance) () on: Feb 18, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Knew him for many years growing up in the north end. He will certainly be missed. - Posted by: Don & Marilyn Mowat (friend) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • My dear Marilyn.....you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I will always cherish the memories of us growing up together and our CUAC days. Wayne was an inspiration to me and a wonderful person..... he will be in my heart forever.....Tommy - Posted by: Tom Keitel (close friend) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Wonderful man who had the respect of everyone who came in contact with him. Our condolences to all of his family from all of ours. Jeoff Chipman - Posted by: Jeoffrey Chipman (Business and friend) on: Feb 18, 2013

  • Dear Kerrie and Chris and Mrs. Chernecki, I wanted to express my condolences on the passing of your Dad, Kerrie and Chris. I remember fondly him being at our gymnastics meets and hockey games. My husband recently lost his Mom, so I can appreciate the emotion involved and the care you need in this time of great loss. Hope you find support in your friends and family. I wish you the very best. With care, ~Joanne Minaker - Posted by: Joanne Minaker-Hogeveen (community friend) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Our sincere condolences to Marilyn and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Betty and Ted Ash () on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Marilyn and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Fond memories of such a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and Gloria Shaman - Posted by: Michael and Gloria Shaman () on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and will always be rememberd - Posted by: Marlene Kitchen (Friend) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family, I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to you. It was so very sad to hear about Wayne's passing. He was a wonderful man and...........just a downright good person. No matter how old we are, losing a husband, a partner, a best friend and a father is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But his goodness, his caring and his wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with y'all. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Kenn Miller (Friend and former Team Mate) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • So very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. While its been over 20 years since I last saw Wayne I always have fond memories from my days working with him. He was truly a class act and professional in every way. My sincere condolences to the Chernecki family. - Posted by: Grant Hardman (Former Business Associate) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • I lived on Radford St. and played shinny and pickup hockey with Wayne ,since we were small kids. I also played on the Championship Football Team with Wayne in 65. When Wayne got the ball and any opening at all , he was gone , just as he did in the Final Championship game with his extra long run he made. I can still see it. He could run like a deer. I can also remember Wayne with his other love from Sisler High School being Marilyn. I do believe they walked together most of the time between and after classes etc. I guess they really liked each other (50 yrs. , wow.) It was a real shock to hear Wayne was sick and now ultimately his passing. Wayne was an upstanding person and did not deserve to have his life ended in this fashion ,and way to early. My condolences to Marilyn and all of Wayne,s family . - Posted by: Dan Coffell (Friend and Football Team mate. ) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Dear Marilyn, Carrie, Chris, Alana and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as everyone comes together to celebrate Wayne's life and mourn his passing. We too will remember our friend Wayne - his smile, his stories and his friendship. - Posted by: Nick and Bonnie Iafolla (friends) on: Feb 17, 2013

  • Marilyn, So sad to hear of Waynes passing. I still remember the dress I wore as flower girl for your wedding ( beautiful daisies )! Thinking of all of you during the very difficult time. - Posted by: Lainie Scott ( McIntyre ) (Marilyn's cousin) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn, So sad to hear of Waynes passing. I still remember the dress I wore as flower girl for your wedding ( beautiful daisies ). Thinking of all of you during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Lainie Scott (Cousin of Marilyn) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • friends and people in life will never be forgotten . Be strong Marilyn. Mike Tchir - Posted by: mi tchir (old friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn & Family, From CUAC days, whether it was on the ice, on the field or in the dressing room, Wayne was always our leader. I have many fond memories of our youth and friendship. Our deepest condolences, - Posted by: John & Shirley Neil (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • My condolences to Marilyn and family. Many fond memories of Wayne and the time spent with his teams, the Hawks and Canadians, for those years. He was a respected coach and great man. - Posted by: Joanne Gross (Hanson) (Hockey trainer/friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn and family: Our hearts go out to you at this time. Wayne was a special person, and will always have a special place in our hearts, as will you all. We wish we could be there at this time, but we are out of the country.We will be back in 3 weeks. Please call if you need anything at all. Love and hugs from all the Tabors. - Posted by: Richard and Joanne Tabor (friends) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Dear Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and family. It was my pleasure to know and work with Wayne during our real estate careers. He was a genuinely fine person. - Posted by: Allan & Elaine Borodkin (Co-worker & friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Our deepest condolences to the Chernecki Family.....Our prayers and thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Donna and Roger Ducharme () on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn and family....Wayne, thankfully, is no longer in pain....the Weston boys always enjoyed playing Wayne and his North End teammates in our annual "friendly" golf match...we will all miss him very, very much...take care Sincerely, Jim Chester - Posted by: Jim Chester ("old" Weston friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • My sincere condolences on your loss. If it offers any consolation, "God gave us memories so we could have roses in December." I hope fond memories help you through your time of grief. - Posted by: Bob Strong (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • My dear Marilyn.....I am so sorry for your loss....you are in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne was an exceptionable person....loving, caring, a role model everyone looked up to who truly made a difference in a lot of peoples lives. I will never forget the times I had growing up with Wayne (and you) and Kraich and Kenny...filled with memories that I cherish. I was so grateful that I could spend some time with you and Wayne in December...may Wayne rest in peace. Tommy - Posted by: Tom Keitel (close friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn and family. We were very saddened by Wayne's passing. He was a good friend and will be missed. I always enjoyed his hockey stories when we played on the Manitoba Mini Tour. Be kind to yourself during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. Love Bill & Sue - Posted by: Sue & Bill Bond (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • We were very shocked and so sorry to hear about Wayne. We think of you often from the memories we have shared with you in the past. Our thoughts go out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Bob & Julie Cowie (Friends) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family...Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We hope knowing Wayne is now free of pain and at peace will be of some comfort to you at this difficult time. Stan and Helen - Posted by: Stan and Helen Pachal (Friends) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn & family, We were so fortunate that Wayne was such an intergal part of Seven Oaks Board of Trustee's. His memory will live on in the improvements to the facility. Wayne shared his expertise so freely. Our sympathy is with you. Mike & Louise - Posted by: Louise Evaschesen (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • I first met Wayne 30 years ago when he joined Lakeview Properties. He was a positive force in the commercial real estate industry in Winnipeg and treated everyone with respect and good humour. I am proud to say we were friends. My sincere sympathies to Marilyn and her family. Dave Johnson - Posted by: Dave Johnson (Business associate and friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • On behalf of the Board of the MB Hockey Hall of Fame, may we pass on our condolences to the Chernicki family. It was a pleasure to have Wayne inducted into the Hall and trust that this honor recognizes the Wayne's achievements in his relationships with teammates, and players. - Posted by: Gary Cribbs (Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Inc) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn and family - I had the pleasure of playing hockey with Wayne and he was an amazing hockey player and leader but more importantly amazing man. I am very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jerry Butler (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Sincerest sympathies to Wayne's family. I will always remember his larger than life presence. An idol to me in my youth, he ranked up there with Mantle, Hull. A class act and a true gentleman. Great memories of baseball days at CUAC and legion. He will be missed. - Posted by: Phil Chodirker (Oldteammate) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Marilyn, Chris, Kerrie I'm sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. It was an honor and privilege to be part of Wayne's life as my coach, and to coach with him. Whether it was games, practices or bus trips the most enjoyable parts were talking to Wayne, listening to his stories (and he had many) and his opinions on various subjects in business and life. I have very fond memories that will be with me for the rest of my life as I'm sure others will too. Please take comfort that Wayne touched and shaped so many lives in a positive way. I have seen it in the players he coached and others involved in hockey. My heart goes out to you - Posted by: Brian Kizuik (Friend) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Mrs Chernecki and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the recent loss of your sweet Husband and Father. I have such wonderful memories of Mr. Chernecki. He was always such as nice man. Mr. Chernecki had the best smile. A smile that would light up a room. Most of my memories include Jamie. He loved to bug us girls and call us "Stinky" and "Smelly". Now Mr. Chernecki will be with his little Angel Jamie. May he rest in Peace and I hope Peace will be with you and your Family. xoxo - Posted by: Corrine Kucinic (nee Anderson) (Neighbore) on: Feb 16, 2013

  • Within this more than difficult time, use the strength that Wayne possessed, to help you through your time of bereavement. Wayne was a truly proud and happy man. He'll be deeply missed, and never forgotten. Our hearts are with you Marilyn, Chris, Kerrie and families. - Posted by: Wall family (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2013

  • We played hockey together as kids but were friends that lost contact. From myself and family who grew up with Wayne my deepest sympathy. Thought the world of him then and now!!!!! - Posted by: ALLAN KENNEDY (team mate from childhood) on: Feb 15, 2013

  • Marilyn, Kerri, Chris and family. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you. - Posted by: Stacey () on: Feb 15, 2013

  • Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I always admired you & Wayne, a beautiful couple that lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every day. May your memories help you through the days ahead. Take Care, Pam - Posted by: Pam Meyer (Marilyn's BMO friend.) on: Feb 15, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family. Very sorry for your loss. We will miss Wayne very much on the mini-tour. I have many fond memories of time spent with Wayne and the guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Andrew Hallonquist (Friend) on: Feb 15, 2013

  • Marilyn and family, I am truly sad to hear of Wayne's passing. Wayne was so well liked by everyone who knew him and you would feel that the moment you met him. Even though I have been gone from Winnipeg for more than 41 years, I have fond memories of Wayne, and those are the moments that I will cherish. Great memories are what we will all have from Wayne and that is what will keep him ever present in all of our hearts and minds. - Posted by: Don Clement (friend) on: Feb 15, 2013

  • Many people pay tribute to what a great athlete Wayne was in hockey, football, and baseball. All these tributes are absolutely deserved. The Keating family would like to remember Wayne and his family for the friendship shared throughout the years. Wayne patiently rocked our babies on his broad shoulders, not wanting to give them back when they were soothed and quiet. He quietly gave advice to our girls regarding their athletic endeavours. When Marilyn had heard the same story for the hundredth time, Bo and Donna were eager to hear the story again. What a great story teller he was! Most of all Wayne was one of the most moral friends we could ever have. His family was everything to him. Marilyn, Chris, and Kerrie, our broken hearts go out to you! Love from, Bo, Donna, Kim and Andrea - Posted by: Bob, Donna, Kim and Andrea Keating (Long time great friend) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Marilyn & Family So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Brings back memories of Sisler Spartans games when we were all in high school & his winning the Harry Hood Trophy. He was such a well-liked & respected person & I know he will be missed very much by all who had the privilege to have known him. My heart goes out to you & your family. - Posted by: Lesley (Townsend) Hazlehurst (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Our deepest sympathy to Marilyn and family. We pray for peace, strength, and love for you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Brian Gunn & Family (Close personal friends) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Marilyn and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Wayne. Knowing that others share your grief will hopefully bring some comfort to each of you at this sad time. Sincerely, Iris - Posted by: Iris (Krochak) Johnson (Marilyn's BMO co-worker) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family, we are saddened to hear of Wayne's passing but thankfully his suffering is over. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. He will be your treasure forever. Our deepest sympathy to you and your children. - Posted by: Ron and Linda Onofreychuk (Friends) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. back in the jr jets days i had the privilege of becoming friends with all the guys and Wayne was always looked up to as the leader. Wayne always went out of his way to say hello to me whenever at a function or just in a mall. what a class act. well known as the GOLDEN BOY. Bobby Hull did not own the rights to that name. I will try to make his service but if I can not I will be with you in thought. - Posted by: Clay the Clipper McMurren (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family, So sorry about your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you this evening. Wayne was an incredible athlete, but more important, an incredible person!! There are numerous stories I could share with you, but now is not the time. They are all good, as you know. I have lost a teammate, but more important a friend. Please remember all the great memories you have shared together and celebrate the great life Wayne has had. Love, Al Simmons - Posted by: allan simmons (friend) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • I will love you forever uncle wayne. My love goes out to you auntie marilyn, chris, kerrie and the girls. - Posted by: Lisa (Niece) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. You had a wonderful life together and may special memories help you and your family through this difficult time - Posted by: Laurie Frovich () on: Feb 13, 2013

  • Mr. Chernecki (always asked me to call him Wayne when I was a kid) made a positive impression on me growing up. He was friendly, outgoing and I remember him being an overall cool guy. My deepest condolences to the Chernecki family, I'm very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Warren Sippel (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • Marilyn... I am so very sorry about Wayne. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please do call me if I can do anything for you. May god watch over you all until you meet again.. Thinking of all of you always. Your friend and BMO buddy.... Love ya - Posted by: Cindy MacKenzie (Friend of marilyn's) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • Sorry to hear of your loss marilyn and family, his memories will be with us all, as mentor to so many and a great individual to be associated with. rest in peace. - Posted by: Al Ribble (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • Dear Marilyn and family, Our deepest sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Know that you are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Wayne will be missed by so many people. Our family will always cherish the fond memories we have of Wayne. Sincere regards Kees and Diane - Posted by: Kees and Diane Bastiaans (Friends) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Marilyn. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" (Thomas Campbell) Jim - Posted by: Jim Yaworski (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2013

  • Marilyn and Family, Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Ralph and Elaine - Posted by: Ralph and Elaine Boles (friend) on: Feb 13, 2013

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