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Born: Nov 22, 1929

Date of Passing: Nov 08, 2021

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November 22, 1929 - November 8, 2021

We are deeply heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great-Great-Grandfather. On August 1, he had a stroke and ended up in Gimli Hospital and from there he was transferred to Arborg Hospital where he spent his final days.
He is survived by his children, Bridget Ross, Glynis Buchanan (Douglas), Bradley, Todd (Kimberly), Garvis (Jennifer), also his 17 Grandchildren and 24 Great and three Great-Great-Grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Fjola Bonkowski and his son-in-law Randy Ross.
During his lifetime he tried many different jobs, but his greatest passion was farming. In the 1950s he moved to the family homestead with his father Dominik Bonkowski where they established roots. He started off farming with a few pigs and cows and later started raising turkeys. It was during this time he met the love of his life Fjola and together they fulfilled their dream. Life was not easy, but they never gave up.
Father was an avid gardener and was there right until he had his stroke. Everything he did was done to perfection. We all admired his bed making skills. He was an avid reader; he was also a man of few words but what he had to say was well thought out. Once he told us he was going to retire and that very winter him and Mom went to Texas for the winter. They continued to go every winter for 10 years where their home was known as the Canadian Embassy. Upon returning home they kept busy on the homestead.
The family would like to thank Dr. Donnelly and his wonderful staff at the Arborg and District Hospital for the excellent care our father received.
We are all going to miss coffee-time and family chats around the table, you have taught us many things and instilled your hard-working skills in us. It gives us comfort knowing Mom and Father are reunited again.

We love you Father.
RIP until we meet again.

His pallbearers are his grandsons, Cameron, Michael, Wyatt, Blayze, Jagger and Onyx. Honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters, great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandchildren.

MacKenzie Funeral Home
1 800 467 0024

Publish Date: Nov 20, 2021

November 22, 1929 - November 8, 2021

Stanley passed away at the Arborg Hospital on Monday, November 8, 2021.
Longer obituary to follow.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

Publish Date: Nov 13, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Gordon & Valerie Klym (Friends) on: Nov 19, 2021

  • So sorry. Take a deep breath and feel God's arms around you. - Posted by: NORMA (Acquaintance) on: Nov 13, 2021

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