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Born: Sep 16, 1936

Date of Passing: May 28, 2021

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September 16, 1936 - May 28, 2021

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and Gido, Robert, at the age of 84.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marlene, along with their children: Russell (Lorraine) Knibbs, Doris Ann (Glenn) Hildebrand, Dawn (Sean) Krahn, Robert (Erin) Wuskynyk, Michael (Sarah) Wuskynyk. Our beloved grandchildren: Jack and Amy Hildebrand, Gillian and Lydia Krahn, Emily and Olivia and their mother Courtney Wuskynyk, Michaela and William Wuskynyk, also his dog and buddy, Sheba. He is also survived by his two sisters: Bernice Zgliczynski, Ollie (Joe) Kohut and many nieces and nephews.
Robert (Bob) was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anne Wuskynyk, sister Emilia Shindak, brothers, Lawrence, Michael and sister-in-law Jennie Wuskynyk and Bob's beloved police dog Roscoe whom he had cremated.
Bob worked hard all of his life as a farmer and also was proud to be a school bus driver and his Class 2 license. He loved the outdoors, and especially hunting and snowmobiling.
Bob was an active member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at Red Rose, MB. Bob served every priest at the church during services all his life, following in his father's footsteps. He was the main maintenance person at the church. Bob was heartbroken when the church was demolished.
Bob was also named Honorary Fire Guardian for many years by the Department of Conservation. Bob was always there to help the Department of Highways when any of their equipment broke down and snow plow his neighbour's roads at no charge. Bob was always ready to help his community whenever he could. Bob was an amazing self educated mechanic and would look after his vehicles and help others whenever he could. His sons often phoned him for his wise advice on what "could" be wrong if their own vehicles weren't working right.
Bob also brought many orphaned bear cubs home to the delight of his children. He loved all animals and brought many baby calves born in cold weather into the house to warm them up and be nursed by his happy children.
Whenever we got a chance to travel, which being a farmer was rare, Bob was so happy. Bob was wonderful to travel with as we always had fun and enjoyed everything along the way to our destination.
Bob was so proud of all of his children and each of their achievements. He loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart. Bob called Marlene his sweetheart and when he arrived at Fisher Branch Care Home six days before he passed he saw his wife and said, "My Sweetheart".
Our thanks to Dr. Kristin Heinrichs, our family doctor through the years and to Dr. J. Donnelley, Dr. Mann, Bobbi Thompson, Tammy Jonasson, Jennifer Spencer and all the amazing staff at Arborg Hospital and Fisher Branch Personal Care Home.
God saw there was no cure for Bob's illness and whispered "Come to Me".
Bob's dream was to "walk again". In that enlightenment, in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Robert Wuskynyk's name to: Manitoba Possible, 1857 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3E7.
As per Robert's wishes cremation has taken place. Due to covid there will be no service. A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Rest in Peace my love. We will always love you. Your wife and children.

In care of arrangements.
204-372-6803 or 204-739-3363

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • It was Very Sad to hear about Bob’s Passing. He was a warm and friendly person. He always made me feel like I was Family when I came over! My Condolences to you Marlene and all Your Family. From Randy Woychyshyn - Posted by: Randy Woychyshyn (Woychyshyn Tire) (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Marlene and family during this very sad time. Darlene and I and our girls Kelly and Deena have several fond memories of Bobby, we will cherish those memories forever. - Posted by: Ralph & Darlene Oleski and Family (Neighbour ) on: Jun 11, 2021

  • A piece of my heart is lost again, although I know Bob and my dad (Paul) are sharing a laugh in Heaven. My dad often recited the tale of their first orphaned cub rescue. Heading through the bush with bear cub crying, and not knowing for certain if momma bear would appear, a very nervous exit constantly looking over their shoulders. Bob and my dad then delivered the bear cub to Wpg. to the Wildlife organization. Parking the car and heading into the building to meet the specific person quite a crowd gathered around the car, fascinated by the bear cub inside. Bob's heart warming smile and wonderful sense of humor will be forever missed. My own dad's passing three years ago, Bob filled a great void for me. I am so grateful knowing Doris-Anne kept vigil those last twelve hours and stayed by her dad's bedside till God called him home. Every new journey begins with goodbye ... Till We Meet Again ... - Posted by: Paula Kalyniuk McMillan (Fourth cousin and friend ) on: Jun 11, 2021

  • When I met Bob he was a very caring person. He was always willing and ready to help out whenever called upon. During my time in the area as a Conversation officer Bob was always there with his equipment to assist Manitoba Conservation on numerous wildfires or lend a helping hand on other matters. He was a good area neighbor as he could repair any broken down piece of equipment to make it work. He loved the outdoors and he supported his community area. Whenever it was a stop at his home, Bob ensured you never left hungry. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. - Posted by: jack kowalchuk (friend) on: Jun 08, 2021

  • Dear Marlene, we are sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Wallace & Judy Hickman (Old neighbors and friends.) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • I did not know Robert but I worked for many years with his sister Ollie. Sending my condolences to all of his family. - Posted by: Virginia Jackson (Friend of Sister) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • Dear Marilyn and family, sending you my heartfelt condolence on the passing of Bob. 💞💞 Margaret Rohl Graham - Posted by: Margaret Rohl Grahsm (Old neighbour ) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather - Posted by: Pam and Lou (M) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • Thinking of you all in this time of loss. Remembering the past fondly. You simply couldn’t just visit at the were fed and watered before being allowed to leave lol. Those visits were some of my fondest memories from back then. Bob always met you with enthusiasm and a smile, Marlene would make you laugh before you had a chance to sit down at the table lol. I never missed an opportunity to stop by and for good reason. Bob (and his family) were the truest form of good people. He will be missed and forever in my heart. - Posted by: Brian Huff (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • I Have fond memories of family visits to the farm in Red Rose with dad (Lawrence). It was so exciting to see our Granny and Aunt Marlene and Uncle Bob and, in time, the younger cousins. It was a long drive from the west so we’d stay a few days. Uncle Bob was always laughing and took interest in each of us. He was a really great uncle. I remember how hard he worked on the farm but at the end of each day when he sat down the house was filled with good food and lots of love and laughter. We always dreaded leaving because we knew it would be a while before we would return. I’m so sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob. He will be missed very much and lives on in our memories. Our sincere sympathy to Aunt Marlene and cousins. - Posted by: Renee (Wuskynyk) McAllister (Neice) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you and your children on your loss. Glad we got to meet Bob a few times over the years when he needed welding or at Midway. May you be comforted in the days ahead. God bless. - Posted by: Charlie and Darlene Bird (Friends) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • Bob, when ever we came out to visit you were always working, you would come in for supper and have a good old chin wag then back out to work, you were a hard worker and pretty funny! You will be missed ! - Posted by: Marvin and wi (Brother in law) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • Dear Marlene and family, Sending sincere condolences to you and your family. I often think of you guys and "the good old days" at Peguis Central School. Wishing you all the best! Take care. Ann O'Malley. - Posted by: Ann O'Malley (Old school friends.) on: Jun 05, 2021

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