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Born: Apr 12, 1933

Date of Passing: May 22, 2019

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April 12, 1933 - May 22, 2019

Peacefully on May 22, 2019 at the EM Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, Manitoba, Dad went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Dad will be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Joanne; children, Kathryn (Gene), Thomas (Carol) and Steven (Roxanne); grandchildren, Nancy (Andy), Jody (Tim) and Denise (Andrew); great-grandchildren, Colten, Catherine, Crystal, Haley, Carson, Kalder, Lincoln, Gina, Hannah and Sadie; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rawluk and Marion (Lloyd) Bonwick and a great many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, Tanas and Catherine (Prychitko) Rawluk; in-laws, Michael and Dorine Sitoski; all of his siblings, Michael (infant), Bill (Carrie), John T (Violet), Mary (Michael), Peter (Mary), Paul (Joyce), Alex, Olga (Michael), Tony (Edna), Annie (Bill) and brother-in-law Ronald Sitoski.
Dad was born on the family homestead April 12, 1933, the youngest of 11 children. Dad started working on the farm at an early age while also attending Van Dusen School. In 1956, he married his one true love, Joanne Sitoski and together with their children, grew the original farmstead into the present-day cattle company. He also hauled North Star oil on the Grand Rapids Highway, drove the Van Dusen school bus and served on the Moosehorn Co-op Board of Directors for 15 years. Dad loved the farm and his life on it. He never retired; and he still was cutting hay at the age of 85. He loved his family dearly and was always eager to spend time visiting and sharing with them. Relatives and friends alike were always welcomed and shown great hospitality.
Funeral service will be Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the St. Martin Hall, St. Martin, MB. Viewing at 1:00 p.m. Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the St. Martin Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and home care workers that provided Dad with such excellent care and compassion over the last two years.

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Ashern, MB 1 866 293 4951

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Steve and Roxie, we extend our deep condolences to you and the family on the passing of Steve's dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you learn to live life without him. - Posted by: Lil and George Goertzen (Cousin to Roxie) on: May 27, 2019

  • Steve and Roxie, we are sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you as you lay him to rest and adjust to the changes without him there. - Posted by: Gin & Wes Thiessen (Cousin to Roxie) on: May 26, 2019

  • Dear Joanne; and, "ALL Your Family" As you go through this life's Greatest Sorrow--the Loss of your Much Loved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather; All Sam was to so many; May our God sustain you..bringing you Comfort Today, Courage for Tomorrow, and, Hope in Your Hearts always... and, May you also be Comforted by the "outpouring of Love" that surrounds you at this Sad time in your lives. We will always Remember Sam for his "candid" but Caring way... He had a Heart of Gold..Yes, He LOVED each and everyone of you so very Deeply... Sincerely sending you all, Our Deepest and Most heartfelt Sympathy in the Loss of "our Dear Sam... Love, Janet & Ron - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Friends) on: May 25, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathy to Joanne, Kathy, Tom, Steven and families. Darlene & Alan Mitchell (Rawluk) - Posted by: Darlene Mitchell (Rawluk) (family) on: May 25, 2019

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