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Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2020

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Peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a brief but brave battle with cancer; our father, with his family by his side, left us.
Robert (Bob) will be forever missed by his children, Michael and Mary-Sue (Curtis); grandchildren, Ellie, Katie and Grace; brothers-in-law, Nick Kristalovich and Bill Lashewicz; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Elizabeth; beloved wife Irene, as well as other family members.
Dad shared wonderful times with all of us in our family home here in Winnipeg and in some of his favourite places including Sandy Lake, Alonsa and Kenora where he was able to enjoy the outdoors. His biggest joy was seeing and visiting with his grandchildren. The girls brought out the tender side of Gido and each held a special place in his heart.
Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, a private family interment service is being held with a come and go reception to follow.
We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Grace and Misericordia Hospitals, as well as the MAID program for their compassion and care. Special thanks to Tanya and all family and friends who helped support Dad over the years. Thank you to Bishop Jason Zinko, a family friend, for officiating over the interment service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sending condolences to Mary Sue and family. They were just a couple of houses down the street and I don’t know that house without having Bob living in it. As the years went by, I occasionally got updates from my parents on how Bob and the family were doing which was always nice to hear. You will be missed. - Posted by: Niki Sinclair (One of the long ago neighbourhood kids of Corbett Drive) on: Jun 19, 2020

  • It was heartbreaking to witness a close family member slip away. My family and I will miss him dearly. Many feast days were celebrated together. Yes we rejoiced at happy moments and accomplishments as family members and we mourned and wept over losses and hardships. Bob was like a brother to me. In fact, we were brothers-in-law. God blessed us with two of his finest angels, sisters Hattie and Irene. This created even a stronger bond. Sadly, our angels went back to God too soon. Their children were our children and vice versa. May Bob abide in God's Grace. Let our families heal and be a family of love. Zbohom. Everlasting memories. Vichnyim pomnyat. - Nick and Family - Posted by: Nicholas Kristalovich (Cousin and brother in-law) on: Jun 18, 2020

  • Sad to hear that, as I knew him as Bob, he was always pleasant & happy, loved our Sandy Lake Comets ball team, enjoyed a beer with him after a ball game, one sports day, I was dressed in full umpire uniform, he spent many coins at the dunk tank determined to knock me into the water. He was great to be around & am glad to have known him. God bless. - Posted by: Kenneth Ellchuk (friend) on: Jun 18, 2020

  • R.I.P. Bob. Our condolences to you Mary-Sue and family and Michael on the passing of your Dad and Gido. - Posted by: Theresa O'Toole (cousin) on: Jun 17, 2020

  • I knew Bobby when I was a child. His Mom was my loving Godmother who was always generous and loving to me. She never came to visit without a bag of fruit and a chocolate bar for me. His parents were close friends of my parents. Our farm was across the road from Sand Hill school where his Dad taught for eight years ending in June 1952. My parents continued their friendship with the Duchominsky family after they were moved by my Dad who loaded their belongings on his grain truck taking them to the next school in Cloverleaf, Manitoba. We still have photos of the family from those years. Bobby had the privilege of being taught by his Father through his grade school years. He was a quiet good person raised very properly by his parents. They were a very nice family. Condolences to Bobby’s family on his passing. Respectfully Kathy Fecio (Krawchuk) - Posted by: Kathy Fecio (Long ago friend) on: Jun 17, 2020

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