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Date of Passing: Sep 22, 2013

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ANDREW (STANLEY) GARLINSKI Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, our beloved father, grandfather ("pappa"), uncle, great-uncle, brother-in-law, godfather, cousin, and friend passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Concordia Hospital. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Lisa (John) Sigurdson; son Brad (Sharlene) Garlinski; and granddaughter Abigail Sigurdson. Also mourning Stanley's loss are his sisters Anne Garlinski, Helen Sereda, Mary Morin, Fran Wasylishen, and Liz (Mike) Martyniuk; brothers Walter Garlinski, Mike Garlinski, and Ron (Sharon) Garlinski; sisters-in-law Anne Chudyk (Fork River, MB) and Anne Chudyk (Winnipeg, MB); and brother-in-law Peter Billay. Stanley will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins, and friends. Stanley was predeceased by his wife Olga (nee Chudyk); parents William and Bessie Garlinski; sister Victoria Garlinski; brothers-in-law Bill Sereda, Tony Wasylishen, Lorne Morin; and sister-in-law Millie Garlinski. Stanley was born on March 3, 1940 in Gilbert Plains, MB. Growing up on the family farm, Stanley attended school in Gilbert Plains and at the Dauphin Collegiate. After moving to Winnipeg, Stanley was employed in various capacities with the Department of Highways. He joined the St. Vital Fire Department, and subsequently the Winnipeg Fire Department following amalgamation. Stanley retired with the rank of Captain in 1996, after 31 years of service. For many years, Stanley enjoyed completing home renovations, including shingling, painting, and carpentry. Even once retired, he continuously was called upon for jobs of this nature, given his excellent skills and knowledge. Stanley and Olga were married April 4, 1970. Together, they created a wonderful family home environment, putting their children's activities first. Stanley volunteered his time through coaching hockey and baseball, building sets for school plays, and served on various parish and school committees. Even before having children of his own, Stanley was the uncle who spent hours with his nieces and nephews, taking them on enjoyable outings. Stanley loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also spent many hours working in the yard and the garage, fixing and repairing just about anything. Stanley enjoyed cooking meals, especially for his fellow firefighters, and baking Abigail's favourite treats. After Olga's passing, Stanley joined the Forester Recreational Club and the Teacher's Bowling League, carrying on his and Olga's favourite past times of bowling and playing cards. Stanley had a warm and loving personality, who was eager to help out family and friends. He was a hard worker, who prided himself on always providing for his family. He more recently loved his babysitting times with Abigail, whom he loved and cherished dearly. Stanley endured health challenges over the past year, which he faced with religious faith and much strength. He continued to live with determination until his passing. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 847 St. Mary's Road with Interment to follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Dr. Marianne Krahn and staff at St. Boniface CancerCare Manitoba, Dr. L. M. da Silva, and the wonderful staff involved with Stanley's care while at Concordia Hospital. Also thank you to the many family and friends who visited Stanley and supported our family during this time. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9. Dad and Pappa, we love you and cannot express how much we will miss you. You will always be in our hearts and lives and we will rely on your guidance from heaven in the years to come. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Vichnaya Pamyat Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 25, 2013

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Dear Lisa and Brad and families; I did not have a chance to write to you...please know I am so sorry to know of your dad's death...he was so instrumental with so many events at CTK and with such a happy attitude. I know he struggled after your mom died...please know my thoughts are with all of you during this sad time...the mass was did your dad proud! Sincerely, Bonnie Makodanski - Posted by: Bonnie Makodanski (friend from CTK ) on: Nov 05, 2013

  • Dear Lisa and Brad, My thoughts go out to you, your dad was our fun uncle, there was never a dull moment, he provided laughter and fun, on going amusement. Brenda and I were blessed, our childhood memories will stay with us forever. Now he's with your mom and I'm sure they will continue to love, laugh, cook and can. This poem is for them- I give you this one thought to keep, I am with you still, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain When you awaken in the mornings hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night, Do not think of me as gone I am with you still in each new dawn Love Joanne - Posted by: Joanne Wasylishen (Cousin) on: Oct 02, 2013

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family's loss. Stan is remembered as a guy with a big warm smile! - Posted by: lorraine garlinski (cousin) on: Sep 30, 2013

  • Your prayers are in my heart. I wish you all of the best and I know your Guardian Angel will be watching over you - Posted by: Chantel Studney (School mate of Lisa) on: Sep 27, 2013

  • We have very fond memories of your Dad but the one that we remember the most is the trip to Weyburn, Sk. Stan's famous words were, "My Cribbage game, My Rules". It was a very enjoyable time Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Jim and Lou Daeninck and family (Former Hockey Family) on: Sep 27, 2013

  • Brad and Sharlene, our condolences and sympathies to you guys in this difficult time. Your Dad was a great man and always a lot of fun to play cards with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shaun, Tracy and Kenzi - Posted by: Shaun and Tracy Telfer (Friends) on: Sep 27, 2013

  • Lisa, Brad and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad always had a big smile and large personality. His love lit up the room. May you always be comforted by fond memories. God Bless. - Posted by: Corinne (Cryan) Tatlow (friend) on: Sep 26, 2013

  • One of my seniors on the job and yes he was a great cook. After I retired used to run into Stan at U of M soccer complex when he was watching his nephew play. Always a smile and talk that would usually turn to fishing. He had a great smile and a welcome. - Posted by: mike robson (firefighter) on: Sep 26, 2013

  • Dear Lisa and Brad, my most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I have so many wonderful memories of him, always cracking jokes and laughing. He was a pillar of strength and kindness in our community of St. Vital, Christ the King parish and within his family. I have always admired your father and appreciated his convictions. My thoughts are with all of you. - Posted by: Jennifer Granda Adamson (Friend of family) on: Sep 25, 2013

  • Brad & Sharlene, Please accept our heartfelt condolences, our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sorrow... Wade & Melissa - Posted by: Wade & Melissa (Family Friends) on: Sep 25, 2013

  • Lisa, John & Abigail we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. - Posted by: Norm and Jennifer Nault () on: Sep 25, 2013

  • Brad and Sharlene, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Love Aunt Joan. - Posted by: Joan Burban (friend) on: Sep 25, 2013

  • My condolences to the family. He was a good friend. I will miss his smile. God bless, Ken. - Posted by: Ken and Naomi Makodanski (Friend) on: Sep 25, 2013

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