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Born: Nov 02, 1975

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2019

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Surrounded by family and friends, Devon Shaun Ukrainek passed away on June 11, 2019, at the age of 43, at St. Boniface General Hospital.
Devon will be deeply missed by the light of his life, his daughter Keisha, his fiancée, Kelly, and his stepchildren, Emma and Ethan. He will also be lovingly remembered by his mom and stepdad, Marla and Peter Tomman (Pops). Devon is survived by his grandpa Paul Ukrainec (Dauphin), uncle Kelly Ukrainec and family, uncle Dale Ukrainec and family (Salmon Arm, BC). Devon was predeceased by his grandma, Milly Ukrainek.
Devon was born on November 2, 1975 at Women's Pavilion in Winnipeg. As a child, Devon moved to a variety of locations, Dauphin, Fort McMurray, Surrey, Brandon and back to Winnipeg. Living in all these places didn't deter him from making friends and playing sports that he loved. Memorable moments for Devon, were playing football with some of the BC Lions and sponge hockey with his Pops. When Devon moved back to Winnipeg, he made a group of buddies that would be lifelong friends, calling themselves the Fab 5.
Devon had many jobs growing up but finally found his calling in transportation. After a career as an Operations Manager he decided to venture on his own and create Squirrel Logistics. He was so proud of the Squirrel as it was so fitting for him.
Devon enjoyed life to the fullest. Golfing with his buddies, slow pitch tournaments, pool tournaments, just hanging out with friends, as well as watching his Seahawks play. Devon enjoyed travelling to many places and made the trip to Saskatoon often to visit his parents. He would take in a few rounds of golf with his parents while there. He also enjoyed time with the kids and relaxing at home. His favourite thing was snuggling with Keisha and the animals. One place that brought peace to Devon was the cabin at Longbow Lake that Kelly and the kids would go to.
Special thank you to Karen Ryberg and Dan Lagace for everything you did for Devon.
The family would like to thank all the staff on the 6th floor of the St. Boniface Hospital - especially Devon's favourite nurse, Carol Anne. Everyone was so kind and caring to Devon while at the hospital.
There will be a celebration of Devon's life taking place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer Street.
If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bruce Oake Memorial Fund, Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, PO Box 61084 Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3X8.

"My mind knows you are in a better place, where there is no pain. You are at peace. I understand that, I just wish I could explain that to my heart." Rest Easy Devon

#75 in your program, #1 in your heart
- Devon Ukrainek


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our condolences to Devon's family. We had the pleasure of knowing him and will remember him as a fun loving, outgoing and all around great person. - Posted by: Rhonda & Bryan Kenning (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2019

  • Devon and I were friends in high school. We lost touch soon after he moved to another part of the city, but I have fond memories of the bus rides around the perimeter to work and the phone conversations with him. He was a good friend. I am sorry to hear of his passing and send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. - Posted by: Carmen (Friend (high school)) on: Jun 17, 2019

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