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Left to cherish his life and memory are his wife Emma of almost 43 years, daughters, Angelika (Nick) Katiniaris, Vicky (Chris) Kiansky, son Erik (Melania) Kammerloch, granddaughters, Annabella, Jacqueline, Emalynn, grandsons, Rurik, Everett and Ulryk, father-in-law Philipp Garrecht, aunt Alice Ratschinski, sister Nina (Nik) Chernenko, sister-in-law Irma (Alex) Loewen, brother-in-law Ed (Tina) Garrecht, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends in Canada, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Eugen was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Maria, sister Valentina, brother Vladimir, and his mother-in-law, Adelina Garrecht.
Eugen was born May 28, 1949 in Belousovka, Kazakhstan. At the age of seven, his family moved to Ukraine where he lived, studied and served in the army as a sergeant and tank driver instructor. In 1975, he immigrated to Canada where he met and married the love of his life, Emma Garrecht, and together raised their three children. Eugen always worked hard to provide for his family, starting his career at Versatile where he worked as a brake operator for 25 years. At the age of 54, he returned to school to get his 5th class Power Engineering Certificate, and ended his career with Shelter Canadian Properties Ltd. using his numerous handy skills in the maintenance department. He always gave 100%, worked hard, enjoyed his job, loved people and made lots of friends.
He loved spending time with his family, enjoyed travelling, and always had projects to work on including building his home in the country, and happily helping his kids with their projects. Eugen was a longtime member at St. John's Lutheran Church and enjoyed his numerous friendships there. He loved getting together with family and friends, and always had several jokes on hand to make people laugh. His infectious laugh always left a smile on your face and he never turned down a chance to strut his stuff on the dance floor.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to thank his family doctor, Dr. D. Martin, and the staff at Fred Douglas Lodge who were like family and took such good care of him. Special thanks to Dr. L. Chunge and the Oak wing unit staff who were so caring and kind to Eugen and his family and always went the extra mile.
Parkinson's and Dementia take so much away from the millions of people it touches, but it can't take away the love we have for our husband, father, uncle, grandfather and brother. Even when he forgets, we will always remember.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba, or your charity of choice.
Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 22, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Deepest Condolences from Alma. Tried to mail a card but don't have correct address - Posted by: ALMA MORTON (St. John's Lutheran Church) on: Jun 08, 2021
Emma, So sorry and sad to read that your beloved Eugen passed away recently. For the many years we worked together, it was evident everyday that the two of you had a special bond and were a hardworking couple. I remember back to when Eugen got the job at Versatile and how excited he was to provide for his young family at that time. He loved all of you so much and I'm sure each of his children and grandchildren had a special bond with Eugen and will carry treasured memories of their good times with him in the years ahead, even though the past while, may have been difficult. Please know that I am thinking of you, Emma, and will always remember the kindness that Eugen and you offered to the world each day. With heartfelt sympathy, Leigh-Anne - Posted by: Leigh-Anne Peterson (Co-worker of Emma's at Rh Lab) on: May 24, 2021
Firstly, what a beautiful write up and wonderful handsome photo of Eugen! I want to offer my sincere condolences to Emma and Family. I had the good fortune of meeting Eugen and Emma when they moved in as my neighbors. You could not ask for better neighbor/friend. Always positive and always saying a nice word whenever you would see/talk to them. As the obituary said, you could see Eugen always staying busy. A hardworking guy who would always lend a helping hand. I remember one time a delivery truck got stuck on my driveway. Sure enough, Eugen was out there, helping!! He was an EXTREMELY talented man and that was evident when he retired and Emma put him to work. haha. Eugen should have been a custom builder as his talents were clearly evident when he finished their basement. Simply stunning!! Eugen was such wonderful, kind, man. I always told Emma you got your self a good man. It was evident that him and Emma loved each other dearly. I felt truly blessed that I got to have such nice neighbors. I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Kammerlochs. Just know he is in a better place and this earth was a better place when Eugen was in it. The Love that Eugen and Emma have/had are something only some people can only wish for. He was a solid guy and it was evident that he was well liked by everyone. I feel very blessed that I got to meet Eugen; and glad he is in a better place now and no longer suffering. Rest in Peace Eugen, and just know that I got Emma's back and that the lasting memories that you made are what will help everyone get though this trying time. Sandi S - Posted by: Sandi S (Friend/Neighbor) on: May 22, 2021
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