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EUGENE (GENE) BARANIUK
Born: Jan 24, 1936
Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
EUGENE (GENE) BARANIUK
January 24, 1936 - January 11, 2020
Eugene will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Verla (Kasprick), daughter Charlene, grandson Braden (Monika) and his granddog Nacho.
Eugene was born in Mountain Road, MB, one of eight children. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Pearl; brothers, Ron (Vennetta), Ed (Charlotte); brother-in-law Terry; his sister Cecile (Mike); and special nephew Rene.
He leaves to cherish in his memory his siblings, Josie (Willie), Loraine, Phyllis, Richard (Virginia); beloved niece Darlene, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eugene was employed with the City of Winnipeg for 33 years, until his retirement. He also worked part-time at Pizza Place for 12 years and was awarded twice for Safe Driving.
Eugene was passionate about his vehicles and amassed many during his lifetime. One of his favourites was his pink and black 1956 Chrysler. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in his tomato and cucumber plants. His retirement days were spent taking care of his family, walking his granddog Nacho, road trips and visits with family and friends that always included playing a good game of cards. He also enjoyed daily coffee with his Burger King buddies.
Eugene will be fondly remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others, welcoming nature and devotion to his family. He will be sadly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and health care aides at the St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit and Grace Hospice for their compassion and care. Sincere heartfelt thanks to Carl for the many visits to Eugene during his stay in the hospital.
In accordance with Eugene's wishes, cremation has taken place and burial will follow at a later date.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., Winnipeg, MB, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to cherish your time with family and loved ones.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Sad to see Gene pass, I worked with him at equipment dispatch for a few years I always will remember the big green Chrysler with the white seats. - Posted by: Brian (Co worker) on: Feb 09, 2020
Eugene and I had a close connection right from the start. I enjoyed all my visits with him at St. Boniface, Riverview and the grace hospice. Through out all those visits, we never had a dull moment. I learnt a great deal about his life, his stories and opinions were equally interesting. We played a lot of the game called (Trouble) and both enjoyed it. He especially enjoyed beating me if I became too boisterous. I am full of gratitude that I got to know him and that he became my friend. Carl - Posted by: carl (friend) on: Jan 17, 2020
I remember Eugene from when he owned and ran Weston Billiards. He was a gentleman and a friend; and although I was only a teenager at the time, we got along well. I ran into him at various times after he had sold the billiard parlor and he always remembered and had time for a few words. So sorry to hear of his passing. You are remembered Eugene. Jim Clemis - Posted by: Jim Clemis (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2020
In the short time I was able to get to know Eugene, he made such an impression on my heart. He was a kind, sweet, caring and humorous man and I feel blessed and honoured to have been able to care for him. My condolences to Verla, Charlene, Braden and little Nacho. Eugene thought the world of all of you and I'm sure you already know he'll be keeping an eye on things from yonder. Thank you for sharing him with us. - Posted by: Maggie (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2020
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