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Born: Oct 14, 1932
Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
In 1953 his family immigrated to Canada and made Winnipeg their home. Helga joined them two years later, and the two were married in 1956. Egon graduated in 1959 from the U of M, with a degree in Civil Engineering and started his life long career with the Canadian National Railway.
During the start of his career, he returned to the U of M achieving another degree in Industrial Engineering.
Egon and his family spent most of the holidays and summer months in Germany with family, and winter holidays in Jasper. He was an active, lifelong member at the German Society in Winnipeg where he was also a member in the Skat Club. Enjoying the outdoors included hunting with his brother, which brought him to be a member of the Gateway Gun Club. His lifetime hobby was photography.
For many years, Egon fought the degenerative arthritic disease spinal stenosis. After several weeks in the hospital, and a short stay in a personal care home, Egon passed away with his family by his side November 9, 2020.
He was predeceased by his brother, Bodo in January 2020. Egon is dearly missed by his wife, Helga of 64 years, daughters, Karin (Kos) and Claudia (Brad) and grandchildren, Lauren, Mark, Haley and Sammy, sister-in0 law, Liz and family.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the wonderful caring staff at Kildonan Personal Care Home, especially nurse Alma. Special thanks to nurses, Trent and Angele during his final hours at the Grace Hospital palliative care ward, and to Fr. Joshua Gundrum for being with us in such short notice. Dad and Opa, you will be truly missed.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Our heart felt condolences go out to Egon's Family, from all of us here at Stevens. It was always a pleasure to speak with such a polite ,courteous gentleman. Egon loved his family very much and was a very proud of each of them. Helga was at his side always as support to him. I enjoyed the visits over the years to their home. Egon and i would discuss the design of products and their strengths and weaknesses. He would share his memories of travels and workplace. One of my last visit he made a point of showing me his camera collection and explaining the features and quality points of his admired equipment. Egon`s big smile complimented Helga`s and it was always so enjoyable to see them even briefly. sincere regards, Rick Stephens - Posted by: Rick Stephens (Friend) on: Dec 10, 2020
Dear Stanik family We just read of the passing of your dear husband and dad. Egon was a lovely neighbor- we enjoyed 36 years of friendship together. We are so sorry for your loss Hans and Lorna - Posted by: Hans and Lorna (Former neighbours ) on: Nov 15, 2020
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