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JOSEPH GREGG (JOE)
Born: Sep 29, 1933
Date of Passing: May 11, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Martha Grzechowski, brothers, Marshall and Nestor, sisters-in-law, Chris and Sandie, and brother-in-law Alan.
He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of nearly 61 years, Florence, his children, Stephen (Sabine) and Teresa (Jerry), six grandchildren, Ryan (Lain), Courtney (Derek), Mackenzie (Marcus), Brendan, Lauren and Jenna (Charles), and two great-grandsons, Owen and Carter. He is also survived by his sisters, Pauline Couch and Helen Sichewski, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was born on September 29, 1933 in Winnipeg. He met his wife, Florence, on July 21, 1956 at Winnipeg Beach and he knew right away that she was the one for him. They married on June 21, 1958.
He spent his working years at CN Rail as a construction engineering supervisor. He loved all things sports and could often be found at the golf course, the curling club or the hockey rink. In retirement, he enjoyed trips to the casino, cruises, spending time with his grandchildren and participating in the Knights of Columbus' Mixed 10-pin Bowling League, of which he was a founding member.
Joe was a faithful and active member of Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus third degree, St. Josaphat Council and could often be found selling tickets for fundraisers in support of various causes and organizations.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 965 Boyd Ave., with Father Volodymyr Bashutskyy officiating. Knights of Columbus will say the rosary at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at a later date.
Pallbearers and cross bearer will be Ryan Henzel, Brendan Henzel, Roy Couch, Jason Gregg, Derek Friesen, Charles Bergstresser and Marcus Maneluk. Honorary pallbearers are Ted Foreman and Ian Harasymiw.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Scott Arnould and the staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital for their outstanding kindness and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blessed Virgin Mary Church Iconostas Repair Fund, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, or a charity of your choice.
Korban Funeral Chapel
Publish Date: May 15, 2019
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
Longer obituary to follow in Wednesday's paper.
Korban Funeral Chapel
Publish Date: May 14, 2019
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2019, May 15, 2019
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Sorry to hear of Joe’s recent passing. My most sincere sympathy to you, Florence and your Family. May fond memories get you through these difficult times. Always remember Joe’s great smile. May he RIP. - Posted by: Joyce Bomak (Calgary) (Cousin) on: May 18, 2019
I have many fond memories of our family gatherings for birthdays, special holiday events and other functions where we all ate together, toasted the event, played cards, chased that football or golf ball on the side of the house and enjoyed each others company so many other ways. You were a mentor and a teacher for myself and many of your friends who approached you for support, guidance and expertise. You always made time for us. You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace "Big Brother".... Little Sister Helen - Posted by: Helen Sichewski (Brother) on: May 17, 2019
Dear Florence, Sending my heartfelt sympathies to you. When I saw Joe's obituary in the paper today; I was sadden, but some great memories of you and Joe came to mind so quickly. Joe was always prepared with a good joke and a funny story to share when you two would come to Investors Group to meet with Ted. Visits were always enjoyable, lots of laughing and a true sense of love between you and Joe was very evident. I cherish those memories and send prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. with respect, Gina Aiello - Posted by: Gina Aiello (acquaintance ) on: May 17, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathy to the Gregg family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May treasured memories help you through this difficult time. - Posted by: Margaret (Sichewski) king (Helen Sichewski’s sister-in-law) on: May 16, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, Florence and family. Joe and our father, Henry Schick, were good friends and were on the same bowling league, for many many years. He was always such a pleasant and kind man - we shall always think of him fondly and consider ourselves very fortunate for having met him. Rest in Peace Joe - Linda York, Jim Schick and family - Posted by: Linda York (nee Schick) (Family friend) on: May 16, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Joe will be missed by many and I have only fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his lovely wife Florence. - Posted by: Sarah Carter (Acquaintance) on: May 15, 2019
I empathize with the loss of your family patriarch. Take comfort in each other. - Posted by: Lana Store (Former neighbour) on: May 15, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in you time of grief. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Mike and Lesia Samec (Friend) on: May 15, 2019
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