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Born: Aug 01, 1957

Date of Passing: Jun 27, 2020

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August 1, 1957 – June 27, 2020

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband and father, Roger Churko, at the age of 62. On a beautiful sunny day his life was taken while riding his Harley, which he loved so much.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 30 years, Susan; son Zane; daughter Randi; his dog Buddy; as well as his sister Terry; and many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, June and Ziggy, in 2005.
Roger was a dedicated employee of Canada Post for 37 years. He spent much of his time being outdoors, working on home renovations and fixing things. His work ethic encouraged us to always do our best.
Roger owned a number of motorcycles and rode for over 45 years. He could hardly wait for the season to begin, soaking up the fresh air and miles of scenery on the open road. He loved camping with his family every summer, especially at Falcon Lake.
Roger loved all kinds of social events and truly was the life of the party. He was charming, goofy, gentle and very witty. We miss him so much!
A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Condolences and memories may be left on his tribute wall at

MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (47 entries)

  • I remember Roger from Kelvin High school. He always had that big beaming smile on his face. He was a lot of fun to be around, just an all around great person. Rest In Peace Roger. - Posted by: Stuart McCuaig (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Always a happy face....great classmate. - Posted by: Rick Carter (Kelvin HS classmate) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • My heartfelt sympathy to You, Susan and family. I remember Roger's smiling face as he delivered mail to my house. In the days I had dogs and walked past his house, he was often outside doing a variety of chores and would stop and chat for a while. His presence will be missed. May He rest in peace. - Posted by: PETER RAMMUS (Friend/neighbour) on: Aug 11, 2020

  • I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathies to you Sue and your family. Hugs! - Posted by: Angela Durand (Camping friend) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • Susan, Zane and Randi, so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Brian & Marlene Guyda (Family / friend) on: Jul 16, 2020

  • Dear Susan and family, We were sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our heartfelt condolences. Rita and Ivan - Posted by: Rita Master (Friend) on: Jul 16, 2020

  • Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Please know my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. With sympathy Val - Posted by: Val Desrochers (Friend) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to the Churko family. Roger and I became good friends after our careers at Canada Post as we would work out at the same gyms during our retirement. At times there would be more story telling than actually working out. Over the last 2 years, Roger on occasion would ride his Harley to my place at Lake Manitoba just to go for a ride and spend a couple of hours on the beach. Sure gonna miss you Roger. - Posted by: Bob Burkitt (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Dear Susan, Zane, Randi & Buddy. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear husband, father & companion. May Roger's memory be a blessing. - Posted by: The Lecker Family (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • We are very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Expressing deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Betty Churko & Family - Posted by: Cindi Cain (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Tony, Mary and Anthony Romeo Dear Susan and family We express our deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Tony Romeo (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Dear Susan. My deepest condolences on Roger's untimely passing. I alway enjoyed seeing Roger in the office. He was a kind gentle soul and we would always have a good laugh reminiscing about the early 70s. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. May his memory always be a blessing to you and your family. - Posted by: Jory Stillwater (office ) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Susan, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Diane Zielinski. - Posted by: Diane Zielinski (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • I was very saddened to read about Roger in today's newspaper. The Churko's lived just a few houses down from us on Renfrew Street. I spent many hours with Roger's sister Terry and at their home , teasing and playing with Roger. A few years ago, Roger was delivering mail, I believe in Charleswood, and we had a quick chat. I have fond memories of June and Zig, Terry and Roger! Peace and condolences to all! Sincerely, Marsha Birnie - Posted by: Marsha Birnie (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • Susan my heart goes out to You, Zane and Randi on the loss of Roger. There are no words right now that can take away your pain, but know there are many friends who share it with you. When you are ready, don't be afraid to reach out. Connie - Posted by: Connie (friend) on: Jul 09, 2020

  • So, so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. I am praying for you and your family in this very difficult time for peace. - Posted by: Andrea Forbes (friend) on: Jul 08, 2020

  • Our prayers go out to you Susan and your family and Terri and your family. I remember Roger so clearly, so happily from our gatherings at Auntie Anne and Uncle Charlie's. Rest in Peace, Roger. - Posted by: Janice Campbell (cousin by marriage) on: Jul 07, 2020

  • Susan, our deepest deepest condolences on Roger's tragic passing. I pray the comfort of friends and family and the passage of time, allows you some semblance of healing that you will need so much. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Nancy & Russell Jeffrey (Church friends) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Roger is one of the best guys you’d ever meet. To the family, hope you know many people feel the sadness for your huge loss. Sid - Posted by: Sid (Work) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Roger's family. Roger was a great friend and co-worker when I worked with him at Canada Post. I was just looking at a photo of him from the Canada Post baseball team on which we both played. He was always good for great belly laughs. He will surely be missed. - Posted by: Bob McLaren (Friend and co-worker ) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to you and your family Susan. We will remember Rodger's kindness and his big, warm smile and hope that your great memories of him will help you to deal with your sorrow. - Posted by: Jan and Lawrence Murowski (Friends) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Sue, Zane, and Randi. I knew Roger from Canada Post when I was a city floor sorter and he was a mail handler. He livened up our annual Christmas parties back in the day and we enjoyed the time our families spent together. Roger always had a smile on his face, a laugh to share, and a story to tell. He will be missed. - Posted by: Bev Dueck (Coontz) (Fruend) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss. I worked beside Roger for many years at Charleswood Depot and will always remember his great sense of humour. He will be missed. - Posted by: Brad Rinn (Friend) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Kirby, Lita and I were so sorry to hear about Roger. Sue, we have wonderful memories of both you and Roger on our trip to Cuba. Lita was just little and she still remembers how sweet Roger and you were to her. He was such a nice guy and will be remembered that way by many people. Sending big hugs to you Sue, and to your family - Posted by: Sherri Morrison (friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • We were deeply saddened by this loss. Roger and Susan opened their home to me several times while I travelled to Winnipeg for my brother Dennis and his cancer battle. I saw first hand Roger’s heart for family and friends. Their warmth and generosity will never be forgotten. I have fond memories of Roger at the annual Churko family BBQ’s at their home and family Christmas get-togethers at Auntie Ann & Uncle Charlie’s home. (Still don’t know how we all fit in their home that night). Roger, you will be missed and our condolences are with all his loved ones. - Posted by: Andy & Carol Cheslock (Cousin) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Susan and family, the world is a much emptier place with the passing of Roger. Lil and I were truly shocked and saddened. First met Rog when he was delivering our post on Municipal Rd. Spent a lot of time chatting on a daily basis. Later on, I would bump into him when he would be in his driveway, he would be beaming about what mods he did to his motorcycle or some other project he had on the go or done. Couldn't meet a nicer guy! I am sure you have many, many great memories, cherish them always. - Posted by: Rick and Lil Koch (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Nancy and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Roger's tragic passing. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Susan and Zane and Randi. "When they built you, brother, they broke the mold" - Posted by: Gary & Nancy Asselin (friends) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • We were are devastated by the news of Roger's passing and offer our deepest condolences to Susan, Zane and Randi and all Roger's family and friends. We lived across the street for over 20 years. Our kids grew up together as neighbourhood friends. Roger always had a big smile and a wave for us and we always marvelled at how beautiful he kept his yard driveway and all his toys. He worked tirelessly to make his property beautiful. You will be forever missed. RIP good neighbour. - Posted by: Rick and Kathy Reimer (Neighbors) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Dear Terry and family. So sorry to read about Roger's passing. I remember when we use to play in your backyard. Once again my condolences to you and your family. Valerie Kostelnick. - Posted by: Valerie kostelnick (Old neighbor from Renfrew street.) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Truly a great guy, so sad to hear about his passing: my deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Dale Swereda (friend,co-worker) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • We are truly devastated upon learning of Roger's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. I worked with Roger at Charleswood Depot. Whenever we would meet at the gym, Roger would always say "Hello" and chat with us. He was always cheerful. We will definitely miss his smiling face. - Posted by: Tom and Darlene Heffner (friend and co-worker) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Susan, Zane & Randi, our heartfelt condolences to all of you, Roger and I were close growing up, always a little bigger than me, much like his heart. Stay well for each other Mike & Madelene Churko, Sara, Mike and Lisa - Posted by: Mike Churko (Cousin) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Way too soon Roger. God Bless You and Hold you in His arms forever. Cruise through Heaven on your Harley. - Posted by: Ron Hannon (co-worker for years) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Sad to lose another good guy...He always such a friendly, funny guy and he had such a good heart which made you like him even more. Love yah Roger. Rest in peace. Our condolences to Susan and family. friends and co-workers, Ted and Sharon Turczak - Posted by: Ted and Sharon Turczak (Co-workers/friends) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of a very good man Roger, I hope he’s taking a ride on his Harley with my (Paul Hogue) up in heaven. 🙏 - Posted by: Yvonne (Friend/Old coworker ) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Devastated to hear the news, he was a friend and a co-worker. Camped at Falcon with him. My condolences Susan and family - the world was a better place with him in it - Posted by: DARRYL PETERSON (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy & condolences to the Churko family. Roger was a great guy & always had interesting stories to tell. I enjoyed having a coffee with him at Tim Hortons while out riding our bikes. RIP my friend. - Posted by: Al Necsefor (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • We were born friends, growing up together on Renfrew St. If you knew Roger you can imagine how much fun we had, he was like a brother to me, he will be sadly missed. I know how much he loved Susan, Zane and Randi, I send my condolences to you on this tragic loss. - Posted by: Gene Pfrimmer (Life Long Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • It’s so hard to find the words for such a tragic loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Susan, Zane and Randi in the loss of this great man. I will always remember Roger with the most amazing and genuine smile and always working on the next project!!! Treasure every amazing memory and remember to take One minute, One hour, One day at a time as your hearts slowly heal. My sincere condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Karen Wheeler (Friend ) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Our sincere, deepest condolences Sue and family, what a shock to hear this. I will miss seeing him at Nick's. - Posted by: Bill Brewis (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Roger's family. I worked with Roger on City floor for years. Gone far too soon. - Posted by: Judy Shkolny (Co worker at Canada Post) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Deepest and most sincere condolences to Sue and Family . Roger was a great freind and co worker. He had a great life attitude and a contagious SMILE . I was so blessed to travel with and run into him and sue abroad in Cuba. ADIOS MI AMIGO. LOVE YOU MAN - Posted by: Kevin Coontz (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. He was a good neighbor and always had a big smile and wave for all of us. We will miss him. Denis and Velma - Posted by: Denis and Velma. (Neighbors) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • First person I made friends with when I started at Canada post way back. The last few years I would see him occasionally out on the road as we both love Harley’s. Condolences to his family - Posted by: Doug Anderson (Co worker) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Rogers family .....we worked with Roger for many years at CPC and have a fond memory of picking him and some biker buddies up in the pouring rain in Morris and continuing on down to Jacks Bar in Maida....raising a glass in your memory today....too young, too soon R.I.P. - Posted by: Carl and Susan Vulcano (coworker/friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Susan and family: I cannot begin to express the pain I felt for you and your family on hearing the news. How devastating a loss - try to use your memories to keep you sustained. - Posted by: Sueann Sherman (friend of Susan) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • My late husband Wayne was a co-worker of Roger's. I have a special memory of Roger dancing with my mother at our wedding in '83. My prayers go out to Susan and family as I know how much he will be missed. Celebrate Roger often! - Posted by: Cynthia Faulkner (friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

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