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Born: May 30, 1942

Date of Passing: Feb 04, 2020

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May 30, 1942 - February 4, 2020

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Peter Andrushko, at the age of 77. Peter died on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
The only boy among five sisters, Peter was born to a farming family in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the warm and sunny spring of 1942. Peter loved to explore the history of the world through books and a large collection of National Geographic magazines. A natural tinkerer, gardener, and a trained Armature Winder (electrician) he worked for King's Electric and Winnipeg Transit until his retirement. He spent hours working on anything with a small motor and giving a new life back to these old and worn machines. Known as the neighbourhood "Mr. Fix-It", people from all over the city would ask for his help.
When not tinkering or fixing bikes, Peter could also be found with a metal detector in hand, combing the grounds of a vacated festival site in search of that old treasure or coin. He was even awarded "find of the year" when he uncovered an historic pistol. A natural lover of warm summer days, Peter would never miss an opportunity to spend each and every weekend at the lake, relaxing with new friends and listening to music like Andrea Bocelli that could be heard for miles around. It was at the lake that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers came to life on the neighbours big screen and where he won many games of horseshoes.
Peter will be sorely missed and is survived by his wife Sally Andrushko, of 51 years of marriage; daughter Kelly (Graham Grafton) and daughter Melanie (Kurt Lehmann); his three grandchildren, Mila, Orrin and Theo; and his sisters, Paula and Pat (Mike Orpen). Peter is predeceased by this parents, Katherine and Peter Andrushko; and his sisters, Elsie (Steve Skakun), Mary (Frank Vereb), and Jenny (Jimmy Karvelas).
A funeral service will be on Thursday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation,

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Peter had a great sense of humour and a big heart to go with it. You were blessed if he called you his friend. He will be missed, a man after God’s own heart. - Posted by: Eugene Hologroski (Co-worker) on: Feb 11, 2020

  • Peter would help any fellow employee by repairing motors , pumps , starters , and many other items and all he would ask in return was a pack of cigarettes and a dozen donuts which he would share with other employees at Transit. A true friend to many. RIP - Posted by: Cam Snider (Friend & fellow employee Wpg Transit) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • To Sally, Kelly & Melanie & extended families, My sincerest condolences on the passing of Peter. I will fondly remember my working relationship with Peter when we were at King’s Electric Motors. I learned many things about the workings & repair of electric motors from him. Many visits to the farm in Headingley, in our younger years, whether snowmobiling or visiting there on any given weekend, also hold very fond memories. I also fondly recall the many years Peter came fishing with the BB Fishing Club out at the Whitedog Dam in Nothern Ontario. Many fun times were had on those yearly fishing trips. Thanks for filleting my fish, Pete! Haha! R.I.P. Pete - Posted by: Ken Kiraly (Co-Worker/Friend) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • I got to know and worked with Pete at Wpg. Transit. I also visited Pete at home when I had things for Pete to do his magic on and fix. My deepest condolences to Mary and the family on their loss. - Posted by: Rick Gill (Wpg. Transit co-worker) on: Feb 09, 2020

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I have blurry memories of a visit with you all when you came to see my family in Waterford when I was very young. I remember how special that visit was. Our sincere condolences. - Posted by: MaryAnn (Andrushko) Hutchinson (1st cousin once removed ) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • Peter was a good friend whose honest candour and intelligent conversation is something I will always treasure. He was a wealth of knowledge, and always willing to help. He was liked by everyone. - Posted by: Bob Cooper (Co-Worker) on: Feb 08, 2020

  • Sally, Paula, Pat and families, please accept my very deepest condolences on the passing of Peter. Last time I saw Peter was at my mom's funeral. Vichnaya Pamyat. - Posted by: Elizabeth Andrushko (Cousin) on: Feb 08, 2020

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