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KARL THOMAS IWANOCZKO

Born: Apr 22, 1930

Date of Passing: Mar 28, 2020

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KARL THOMAS IWANOCZKO
April 22, 1930 - March 28, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and brother-in-law, Karl Iwanoczko, after a valiant battle with an aggressive cancer, just weeks before his 90th birthday.
Karl is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Marion "Pinky" (nee Kazuk); his son Glen (wife Karen Sue), granddaughter Caitlin Stakhura (husband Vlad), and great-granddaughters, Emilia, Camille and Delilah, stepgrandsons, Matt and Mark; his daughter Shannon Coughlin (husband Les), grandson Blaine Coughlin (wife Vanessa Nowostawski); sisters-in-law, Linda Kitchen (Jim) and Gail Kazuk, as well as many nieces and nephews on both the Iwanoczko and Kazuk sides.
Karl was predeceased by his father John Iwanoczko and mother Sophie Dubel Iwanoczko Russell, his sister Marie Flanagan, brother-in-law Bill, his brother Michael "Shorty", sister-in-law MaryLou; and brother Leo "Butch", sister-in-law Gloria; and many Kazuk brothers and sisters-in-law.
Dad was born in Winnipeg, but as his father was a CNR section foreman the family lived in small railway villages, mainly White and Elma, MB. He and Mom were childhood sweethearts and were married in 1950, first living in Elma, MB as Dad developed his career as an Operator/Agent for CNR. In the following years their children, Glen and Shannon, were born. The family followed Dad's work to other locations, finally arriving in the job as Station Agent in Redditt, ON, which was to be home base for many years, where lifelong friends and so many memories were made. Dad's love of fishing led to his Valhalla, the fishing camp in Brinka, where he and the family and extended family made many wonderful memories. When Redditt closed in 1975, Mom and Dad moved to their final home base in Winnipeg where again many friends and memories were made.
Dad loved curling, hunting, fishing and sports, participating and coaching in many cases. He was the epitome of the adage "He who gives of himself, gives the greatest gift of all" as Dad and Mom by his side worked tirelessly for community clubs, the Legion, community activities, seniors groups, helping people with whatever need they had. And he had fabulous vegetable and flower gardens for years! Dad was a family man, adoring and caring for his parents, close to siblings, and to the extended Iwanoczko / Kazuk families. He was a pillar of strength and support to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren - always there to help us in any way. We will miss him every minute of every day.

Vichnaya Pamyat, Dad. Until we meet again.

Interment and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.

Glen Lawn Funeral Home
204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Shannon and Glenn and the rest of the families. I was deeply moved to hear that Karl has passed away. When I did not hear from him at Christmas I felt that something might be wrong. My sister-in-law told me of his passing. Karl and Marion were wonderful neighbours and I will always cherish my memories of them, Glenn and Shannon, living next door l was often your babysitter. My prayers and love go out to you. - Posted by: Valentina (Vi) Chubak nee Kollesavich (neighbour in Elma) on: Apr 13, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Dad, Shannon. I know you were a “Daddy’s girl” and how much you love him and miss him. May he rest in eternal peace. Thinking of you and Sending love and strength. - Posted by: Sheila Watkins Bryan (Friend of Shannon) on: Apr 10, 2020

  • Shannon , Glenn and all the Iwanoczko family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Uncle Karl will be missed by many who loved him. I remember the times in Reddit and in Brinka fishing and frogging with my dad and uncle Karl and uncle Leo . Such great memories. He is now in heaven with the rest of his family. I wish I lived closer to comfort you all but know I am there in spirit . Sending lots of love and hugs 🤗 ❤️ 🙏 Love Denise and family - Posted by: Denise (Iwanoczko) Stapleton (Niece) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Fondest memory was when he shot the bear at Brinka Blew on the end of the gun to resemble smoke and said with a straight face that "Gene Autry" had nothing compared to him. He was so proud RIP Always remembered - Posted by: Karen McDonald (Always daughter in law) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family during this difficult time! My mom Erna spent many hours playing cards with Karl and Marion! He will be deeply missed by all!! - Posted by: Susan lillie (He was a good friend of my moms!) on: Apr 04, 2020

  • Karl was always so pleased to see you whenever we met. The first words out of his mouth would be "do you want a cup of tea". You will be missed so very much by your immediate family and us in-laws, and you will always have a special place in our hearts. - Posted by: Jim and Linda Kitchen (Brother-in-law and sister-in-law) on: Apr 04, 2020

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