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Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2020

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It is with great sadness that the family of Greg Zuk announce his peaceful passing at Riverview Health Centre on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by Irene, his wife of 60 years; daughters, Wendy MacKenzie (Peter), Jo-Anne Stuart (Jim), Patti Zuk (Tony) and Karen Jackson (Darrell). Also surviving are his grandchildren, Sean MacKenzie (Jillian), Alyson Rodewald (Lucas), Leanne Lawson (Jordan), Megan Schott (Kiel), Emma and Matthew Jackson and Jenna and Kelsey Stuart. He will also be sadly missed by his great-grandson Benjamin MacKenzie; his sister Pauline Ignash and many nieces and nephews.
Greg was born and raised on the family farm near Poplarfield, the youngest of 14 children. He attended school in that area and then moved to Winnipeg, finishing his high school education at Tec Voc High School where he was involved in the band, operettas and many sports. He then went on to work at the Manitoba Telephone System, retiring in December 1999, "after 37 and a half years of loyal and dedicated service." He travelled much of Manitoba during those years. After retiring from MTS, he spent many hours as a handyman and builder, willing to help anyone who asked. No project was too big or too small for him.
Family was everything to Greg, he was always happy to help with anything we needed, which included finding the best money-saving deal. He wanted little and gave endlessly. His grandchildren grew up with his corny sense of humour, magic tricks and the nuggets of wisdom he shared. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
The family thanks the staff of Wards 3 East and 2 West at Riverview Health Centre for the care they gave Greg, especially Rose for her wonderful care and support.
There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Greg's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Worked with Greg at MTS. Then after we retired he'd call up and we'd go for breakfast at the "Big A". After we moved apart we emailed back and forth. He was a real craftsman and installed kitchen cupboards in my daughters house. I miss him and his jovial remarks. Condolences to Irene and family. - Posted by: Clarence Morris (Friend) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • Irene and family - We both are so saddened and offer our deepest sympathy to all of you - Greg was a wonderful husband, father and good friend. Doug has especially missed him over the last few years. We all enjoyed a lot of good times with both of you over the years and have wonderful memories to recall. Blessings to all of you. - Posted by: Lorraine and Doug Klippel (Friends) on: Oct 29, 2020

  • My sister, Shirley Kerslake, told me of Greg’s death, and I was very sad to hear of it. I didn’t see Greg often, but I thought him a fine man with a wonderful smile. My best to Irene and family. - Posted by: Nora Sharpe (friend) on: Oct 21, 2020

  • Both Joyce and I knew Greg from Tech Voc. Joyce was in majorettes, and I played in the band with Greg. Those were great days. Greg was a great guy and well liked. Our sincere condolences to you, Irene, and to your family. Chic and Joyce Seabrook (nee: Bemi) - Posted by: Chic & Joyce Seabrook (school mates) on: Oct 18, 2020

  • Dear Irene and Family We were saddened but happy to see Greg go. No words can make the sorrow go away. He was truly a wonderful man for which we will have many fond memories. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Alec, Josie, Deb, Bruce and Austin - Posted by: Alec and Josie (Friends) on: Oct 18, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy to you Irene and the family. - Posted by: Mitch and Jackie Zalnasky (Neighbor on Scalena Place) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Condolences to Irene and family. I worked with Greg for 35 years at MTS and knew him to be a great problem solver. Rest in peace and God bless. - Posted by: Terry Holub (Friend and Coworker) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Worked with Greg for many years at MTS. Such a nice man, so many laughs. Condolences to his family - Posted by: Marlene Kerr (Work associate) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Our thoughts are with you Irene. - Posted by: Patricia and Roy Dansen (Irene worked with Roy) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • Condolences to you Irene and family. - Posted by: Ian Cook (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2020

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