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Born: Jun 05, 1935

Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2020

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June 5, 1935 - November 9, 2020

With great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Joe at the age of 85 years.
Joe was born and raised in Elma, Manitoba, where he met and married the love of his life, Helen. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather (gigi). Family was so important to Joe, and he was always there for anyone who needed him.
He loved having his family around him and enjoyed cooking for them. We will all miss his perogies and fish from Christmas Eve dinners, his savoury garlic buns, BBQ'd short ribs and tapioca pudding. He enjoyed watching cooking shows and loved to experiment with recipes, adding his own special ingredients.
A jack-of-all trades, he could fix anything, and never turned down a challenge to restore anything to good working condition using spare parts found in his garage. His garage was his tool box!
Joe loved listening to music, especially old time Country and Western tunes, to which he knew all the words and sang along to. He loved dancing with Helen to all those great Ukrainian polkas. They were such a loving couple, especially during these past three years when they had to live apart. Their love grew even stronger during this time.
Our dad and grandpa taught us the value of hard work and never giving up. He showed us love and never ending support. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up, and supported all of their endeavours. He was very proud of them. Recently, his two great-grandsons brought him much joy and laughter.
Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Helen; sons, Russ (Susan), Glenn, and Allan; grandchildren, Melissa (Dan), Nick (Jazmin), Cheyenne (Josh), and Zenya; and great-grandsons, Zach and Dylan.
The family wishes to thank the hardworking staff at the Maples Personal Care Home and the Dialysis staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for their care of Joseph.
Funeral service will be held at a later date.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Korban Funeral Chapel
(204) 956-2193

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry for the loss of your husband Joe My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Natalie - Posted by: Natalie Gulenchyn(semeriak) (childhood neighbor) on: Nov 17, 2020

  • Joseph is one of those patient I will never forget in dialysis. Every morning of his dialysis, I always greet him and he always have those kindest smile in his face.I remember Joseph when he started Dialysis until he get better.We are very sad for his saddened death, We will surely miss your happy face every morning.May your soul rest in peace.Thank you.. - Posted by: Babeth (Health care worker) on: Nov 16, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of working with Joe at EH Price, he was funny and a great guy to be around. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Len Berard (Coworker) on: Nov 15, 2020

  • Ken and Debbie’s fondest memories are of Christmas Eve Family supper in the basement of Uncle Joe and Auntie Helen’s house on Oakland! The tight quarters at the table for eating, some traditional Ukrainian food, wheat, perogies, uncle Joes fried fish. The jokes, the laughter, listening to Nestor Pistor record! I still smile at the thought! Playing pool ( poorly) and listening to Ukrainian Christmas Carols! We remember watching Uncle Joe and Auntie Helen dance at weddings, at which they taught Debbie and I to Polka! My mind is full of great memories of Uncle Joe at the farm, his sense of humour and the way he always had fun! He would arrive at the farm and go to the garden and bring back a huge cucumber and eat it slowly for the afternoon! We will miss Uncle Joe but my memories are always with me! Bless you Uncle Joe!! - Posted by: Ken & Debbie Stastook (Nephew) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • It was always a pleasure to see Mr.E. Such a friendly, happy guy. We will miss him. My condolences to his his family and friends. - Posted by: Crystal (HCA 7oaks dialysis) on: Nov 14, 2020

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