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Born: May 22, 1928
Date of Passing: Oct 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
May 22, 1928 October 6, 2021
Born in a tiny farm house in Libau, Manitoba in 1928, Steve liked to refer to himself as a 'Depression Baby' who had five brothers and three sisters. He moved to Winnipeg, met Marion, his wife of 37 years, and started a family. He made a career at Canadian Pacific Railway where he made numerous friends and had been retired for 35 years.
Always good-natured and equipped with a good sense of humour, Steve never complained about his several ailments and enjoyed a good laugh, especially after beating you at a game of crib or one of many other card games, which he loved to play. He was deeply devoted to his Holy Trinity Church and the committees he served on.
Steve leaves behind his wife Diane; her children and grandchildren; his two sons, Bryan (Vivian) and Ron (Darlene); five grandchildren, Ryan, Chris and Scott, Greg and Kirstie; nine great-grandchildren and his sister Ann Manko.
He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
The family would like to thank the Holy Family Home for their outstanding care of Steve over the last five months.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, 1175 Main Street. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Interment to follow at Glen Eden Cemetery, 4477 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba.
Publish Date: Oct 9, 2021
May 22, 1928 - October 6, 2021
A longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Oct 8, 2021
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 08, 2021, Oct 09, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I echo all of the above when it came to the genuine heartfelt love Uncle Steve Hinkewich imparted. His smile made the world light up. Uncle Steve had a way of welcoming you to the church. He had that non guilt embrace that said, I am just happy to see you today! He was stoic. I will truly miss seeing him selling candles or handing out bulletins. I don’t think he ever missed a Sunday! I am happy to have a more recent picture of him and my grandson Maxym at Easter time. I cherish my memories of him. He was a gentleman and a King. He never missed a beat in looking sensational. His suits, white shirts and cuff links were so evident of his gentleman’s ways. I will miss him with all my heart. A huge loss to our Holy Trinity church. He embraced us weekly, even though our lives parted years ago. Having the privilege of calling him Uncle, was a gift. Forever in my heart. - Posted by: Andrea Taylor (Balas) (Niece in law) on: Oct 11, 2021
I was very close when young playing with the boys at their house in EK. Bumped into him the odd times over the years. Had fun times. Our condolences to all the family. Sincelery Tom and Marlene Eschuk. - Posted by: Tom and Marlene Eschuk (Long lasting friends) on: Oct 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We met Steve at my Dad’s 80th birthday party 7 Years ago. He was funny, witty and had so many stories to share. My dad (Harold Hedlund) and Steve golfed as much as they could, until it became more difficult. I bet they are playing golf every day now! Condolences to you all. Trish Cabral (Hedlund) - Posted by: Trish (My father was a friend) on: Oct 09, 2021
“Uncle Steve” will be remembered as a kind and fun-loving person who enjoyed life to the fullest. The twinkle in his eyes and broad smile would light up a room. He was my Dad‘s cousin and so we called him uncle. Although we have lost touch over the years, I fondly remember, as children, the wonderful summers we spent at Libau. We learned about farm life and also learned the Ukrainian language out of necessity. We had to ask for food in that language. I still remember seeing Uncle Steve upon a beautiful horse smiling down at us children. Ken and I send our heartfelt condolences to all the family and hope that the good memories you have will help to ease your great loss. - Posted by: Ken & Linda(Peters) Boughton (Relative) on: Oct 09, 2021
Diane and family, so saddened to read this news this morning. I’ve missed seeing my perogy guy. Steve was one of Dad’s (Gerry Lanchbery) treasured friends. May they be reunited soon. Deepest condolences, Alison (Lanchbery) and Chris Harrison and family. - Posted by: Alison Harrison (Lanchbery) (Friend of the family) on: Oct 08, 2021
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