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Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2021

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Peacefully on November 13, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital, surrounded by family, John Roskos passed at the age of 92.
John is survived by his wife Victoria, sons, Darrell (Debbie), Craig (Mary-Lynn) and Jonothon (Christine), as well his grandchildren, Cory, Stephanie, Brett, Abbey, Chelsea, Logan, Chloe and great-grandson Kyson. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna, his sisters, Anne and Ruby. He is survived by his sisters, Fanny and Leda.
John was born in Presov, Czechoslovakia and came to Canada with his parents and sister Anne at the age of six months. The family settled in Dufresne, MB, where his father started a farm operation that still exists today. On September 27 1958, John married Vicki, and they settled in Winnipeg.
John started his career in 1951 as a porter on the CPR passenger train line. In 1963, after his father suffered health issues, John and Vicki moved to Dufresne to continue the family farm operation while at the same time continuing to work at CPR. John retired from the railway 35 years later as a Service Manager with Via Rail during which time he continued to expand his farm operation.
John was very active in the agriculture industry having served on various boards and associations including his regional Manitoba Pool Elevator association, Manitoba Canola Growers and Keystone Agriculture Producers to name a few. John retired from farming in 2002.
Upon retirement, John and Vicki moved to Winnipeg spending time with family and friends while going on excursions to various casinos in Manitoba and the U.S.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff and caregivers at St. Boniface Hospital for making his last few days comfortable.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Green Acres Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hwy. #1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB. Masks are mandatory and guests will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated.
The service may be joined virtually by accessing the website, search for John's obituary under "RECENT OBITUARIES", click on his name and then scroll down to the "SERVICES" section under the obituary, then click on the "JOIN LIVESTREAM" link.

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

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • John was one of the best Service Managers VIA Rail ever had, and it was a pleasure working with him. My property in Rosewood where I’ve lived for thirty years backs onto his property. His was a life well lived. - Posted by: Brent Hamel (Former co-worker) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • Our Sincere Condolences to Vicki and Family. - Posted by: Paul Yaworsky and Sylvia Friesen (Neighbor) on: Nov 26, 2021

  • My condolences to the family. I knew John when I was the only staff person for the Manitoba Canola Growers Association. I remember him as a quiet, kind man who always had a smile for me. - Posted by: Dawn Harris (aquaintance) on: Nov 24, 2021

  • Sorry for your loss. As a kid I always enjoyed coming out to the farm. Mom and I often talk about those memories. Very blessed to have those memories. Sending each of you a heartfelt hug. - Posted by: Tracy (Cousin) on: Nov 21, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you Vicki and the beautiful family John and you have raised together. John and you welcomed me into your home, I had a few sleepovers, both of you kind and generous with old school values that I highly respect. I am glad I bumped into you two last Winter as it had been years but I was delighted in his no change John, well put together, determined, and proud. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will join the service by livestream. - Posted by: Lynn and Bernie Gmiterek (Acquaintances by friendship to Darrell and Debbie) on: Nov 21, 2021

  • My condolences go out to my former colleague Abbey from Mona Lisa Ristorante Italiano on the untimely passing of Mr. Roskos. - Posted by: Philip () on: Nov 20, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to Vicky and family. I have great memories of the VIA Rail Pensioners Picnics held yearly at the farm. May your treasured memories bring you comfort! - Posted by: Wendy Morris (Daughter of John’s co-worker) on: Nov 20, 2021

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