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WLADYSLAW (WALTER) MARIAN WOJCIK

Born: Dec 01, 1956

Date of Passing: Nov 28, 2021

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WLADYSLAW (WALTER) MARIAN WOJCIK
December 1, 1956 – November 28, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Walter Wojcik at the age of 64, who passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Walter will be lovingly remembered by his wife Stenia, of 44 years; daughter Senia (Ryszard); son Severyn (Jennifer); grandchildren, Dane, Jaxton and Kalina; and step-grandchildren, Isabella, Claudia and Martyna. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Stanislaw and Jozefa; brothers, Ignac and Mieczyslaw; and sister Stefcia.
Walter was born in Gorlice, Poland. He came to Canada with his parents at the age of eight and settled into the town of Beausejour, MB. Walter visited Poland when he was 21, he fell in love with Stenia on that trip and went back to Poland a second time that year so they could get married. Walter and Stenia then moved to Beausejour where they remained to this day.
Walter's faith was very important to him. He attended mass regularly and has been a proud member of the Knights of Columbus for 40 years. He served as Treasurer and Youth Director for many years and enjoyed volunteering in the community. He loved tending to the flowers at the church and at his mom's grave. Walter took care of his mom for many years while she was alive and when she passed away there wasn't a day that went by where he didn't visit his mom's grave. He cared for the flowers at her grave meticulously.
Walter was the Grocery Manager at Family Fare in Beausejour for many years. He loved dealing with the public and enjoyed the daily conversations with customers, often telling them the same jokes over and over and over. He moved on to work as a custodian at Edward Schreyer School where he could be seen tending to the building wearing his infamous muscle shirts.
The Polish Prince had a passion for sports as he loved to play tennis, baseball and hockey well into his adulthood. Some of his favourite memories were with the Shooters hockey team. He played for years and then after a serious back injury he coached and managed the team. They won year after year and Walter loved the camaraderie he built with those friends. He was an avid sports fan and loved attending sporting events and watching Dane and Jaxton play hockey. He would offer up his coaching advice to Severyn over the years which helped shape Severyn as a coach.
Walter and Stenia also loved spending time at the beach, they were regulars at Grand Beach, Gimli and the Sands. They enjoyed hosting backyard BBQs with family and friends, which always involved legendary Wojcik lawn dart tournaments.
Walter was a dedicated and loving dad to Senia and Severyn. He would do anything for his children and taught them the importance of hard work, helping others and treating people with respect and kindness. He instilled many family traditions that will be carried on for many years. Some of his favourite memories were the numerous family trips they took all over the world, including many trips back to Poland.
But Walter's greatest joy came from being a grandpa. "Dziadziu" loved his grandchildren more than anything. He played with them for hours and hours and could never say no to anything they asked for. He never wanted to miss a moment of their lives. Walter fought very hard to see his grandchildren grow up and the highlight of each day was his daily phone calls with them. When they were young, he couldn't wait for them to say Dziadziu for the first time. Most recently, he waited for Kalina to say Dziadziu. When she finally said it for the first time, Walter said it was the best early birthday gift he could've asked for. Dziadziu will forever hold a special place in his grandchildren's hearts.
A funeral service celebrating Walter's life took place at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Beausejour presided by Father Rene Chartier. Interment followed at St. Mary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Art Wojcik, Dave Wojcik, Ryan Wojcik, Ryszard Otulak, Kyle Chrusch and Brian Hrynyk. The Knights of Columbus served as honorary pallbearers.
We extend our deepest thanks to all the staff at CancerCare, Selkirk General Hospital and Beausejour Hospital for the care and compassion in his final days. Thank you to Dr. Bialy, Dr. Goldenberg, Dr. Hebert, Paramedics, and to the CancerCare volunteers for helping Walter get to his appointments. Thank you to Father Rene Chartier for the support he provided to the family. The family would like to thank all the people that have sent well wishes and helped during this difficult time. God bless you all.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, CancerCare, Beausejour Hospital or Beausejour Food Bank in Walter's name.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz mu dac Panie,
a swiatlosc wiekuista niechaj mu swieci
na wieki wiekow Amen.


Publish Date: Dec 4, 2021

WLADYSLAW (WALTER) MARIAN
WOJCIK

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Walter Wojcik on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Beausejour Hospital at the age of 64 years.
Funeral service to be held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Beausejour, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m. Public viewing will be from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Vaccination QR codes will be checked upon entry.
A longer obituary to follow.

Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Nov 30, 2021

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 30, 2021, Dec 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (32 entries)

  • Dear Stenia and family…. We were so sad to hear of Walter's passing. We have fond memories of him and your wonderful family. God grant you the grace to sustain you at this time of your loss. Prayerfully, Bob & Stephanie Babey. - Posted by: Stephanie and BobBabey (Friend and church family) on: Dec 27, 2021

  • Dear Stenia, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your fond memories help you in this time of sadness and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul and Connie Krawchuk - Posted by: Connie and Paul Krawchuk (Friends ) on: Dec 10, 2021

  • My sincere condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather Walter. Thinking of you in this difficult time! My love to you all. - Posted by: Kim Harvey (Friend of the family ) on: Dec 07, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Senia. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Gail - Posted by: Gail Kotowich (Knew Senia thru Rena Rice. I also drive for Beaus’ taxi ) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Rest in Peace! Sincere Sympathy to All the Wojcik Family. Lorry, Rod, Darren , Vikki and Lorraine Drewlo - Posted by: Lorraine Drewlo & Family (Neighbour & Co-Worker) on: Dec 04, 2021

  • We were shocked and saddened to hear of Walter’s passing. It never mattered where you were or who he was with he always had that huge friendly smile that made you feel you were important to him. Stenia, Senia, Severyn and family our prayers and hearts go out to you. God Bless - Posted by: Gisele and Steve (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2021

  • Our hearts go out to you Stenia and your family. I knew he was a big sports fan and loved the Winnipeg Teams. I will miss bugging him when they lost and the way he laughed because he was a great sport. I remember him from the time I was a teenager and when he use to work at the school in Beausejour. He was a great man. Angie and I send our prayers for you and your family at these troubled times and wish with God's Grace that all will heal as time goes by. - Posted by: Darin Dzioba (Friend) on: Dec 03, 2021

  • Our condolences Stenia and family. It’s hard to believe that we wouldn’t see Walter’s smiling face at the hockey arenas or Tim’s anymore. He was always so pleased to see us and to share stories. He really enjoyed speaking Polish with our daughter-in-law. He was always so proud of his family and your activities and accomplishments. Take good care of yourselves and one another. Eleanor and Gord Stelmack - Posted by: Eleanor & Gord Stelmack (Friends) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • Dearest Stenia, my heart goes out to you and your family upon hearing about the loss of your husband Walter. I knew Walter in high school and once upon a time we were cousins-in-law. He would sit behind me in Biology and said he would cheat off my tests but he always got higher grades than me! I met you shortly before I moved and you were so sweet and the perfect match for Walter. May your memories and your children bring you solace at this time. Darlene (Kasmerski) - Posted by: Darlene Campbell (friend) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • Walt was a man who had a great sense of humour. I always looked forward to our Friday night home High School Hockey Games where he would come in and tell Sev, myself, and Dave what we were doing wrong as coaches. He always did it in a polite joking matter which always gave us a great chuckle. I will miss these short conversations that always kept the games light. Rest easy. - Posted by: Jeff Bleue (Family Friend) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the Wojick family. May Walter Rest In Peace. From the Salsa family. - Posted by: Dora Salsa (Friend ) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • Stenia and family. Louie and I are very sorry for you loss. Walter always would stop and talk with a big smile on his face. Will miss seeing him at TIM'S having coffee with Stenia. May god comfort you all at this time. Your smiling with the angels now. - Posted by: Teresa gmiterek (friend) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Stenia, & your family during the very sad time in your lives. Bless you all. RIP Walter - Posted by: Lou & Helene Savisky (Friends) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • Walt, I loved hearing your opinions between periods of the high school hockey games which often would be completely different than the coaching staff. Your friendliness, smile, and general happy-go-lucky personality has certainly rubbed off on your son. Rest well and enjoy watching the Jets fizzle out in the playoffs from up above. - Posted by: David MacLean (Family Friend) on: Dec 02, 2021

  • Stenia and family. I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. His smile will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Michelle Szajewski (Friend/Neighborhood/Church) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • Condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Kathy Abenstein (Friend ) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Senia and all your family. Your father is with our Lord now and is safe. I will still keep praying and hope it helps to ease your pain and suffering. - Posted by: Georgie Zacharias (Friend) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • So Sorry for your Loss Stenia. My Prayers and Thoughts are with you all. Walter was a Great Man, Always Had a Good Laugh with Him. God Bless you to Stay Strong My Friend. - Posted by: Elsie Martha Keith (Friend) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to Stenia and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We shared so many hockey memories. RIP Walter - Posted by: Art and Karen Berry (Friend ) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Stenia and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. You and he always had an open door and hand to anyone who needed it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Gail ❤️ - Posted by: Gail Witoski (Friend ) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Our condolences to Stenia, Senia, Severyn and family. We were shocked to hear of Walter’s passing. Walter always made you feel welcome and treated everyone like they were his best friend. Not very many people like Walter. Miss your borscht Stenia! Love you all! - Posted by: Cheryl and Cameron Dawson (Friends) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Stenia and family. So sorry to hear about Walter. Prayers to you and your family ❤️ - Posted by: Sherry Pottie (School mate ) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • So saddened to hear of Walter’s passing. Condolences to Stenia and family. It’s been a while but I’ll always remember his warm, friendly smile any time we ever met up with you as a couple or when with your family. God Bless you all at this difficult time. - Posted by: Gloria Grycki (Co-worker of Stenia at East Gate Lodge) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • My condolences to the entire Wojcik family. Walter was a great man. - Posted by: Jen Lowry (Friend) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences Stenia, to you and your family. We thank you for Walter's huge smile and the delicious lunches you served (at coffee) break!! God keep you in his tender care - Posted by: Ed and Helen Pauls (Friends) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • We were saddened and shocked to hear of this unfortunate news. We have very fond memories of your family over the years. Walter was always so very friendly whenever we met. May he rest in peace and God bless you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Veronica Osiowy. - Posted by: Bob and Veronica Osiowy (Acquaintance ) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Stenia, what a shock to read about Walter's passing! My sincere condolences. Memory Eternal! - Posted by: Linda Kuehn (Family Friend (former co-worker of Stenia)) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Stenia, and Family, we are shocked to hear of Walter's passing, we are so sorry to hear this. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Walter was such a nice and friendly person. He would always stop to ask how everyone is when he would see us. He always had a smile and a hello. So sorry for your loss. Susan and Rick Kaatz - Posted by: Susan and Rick Kaatz (past co-worker of Stenia's) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Stenia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so fortunate to have known Walter as a neighbour and friend for almost 40 years. He will be missed. - Posted by: Dave Donahue (neighbour and friend) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • I've known Walter it seems like forever. My condolences to Stenia and family. I remember Walter playing ball with my husband. - Posted by: JUDY BERGSON (friend) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies to Stenia and family. We will always fondly remember Walter for his friendliness and his big welcoming smile. May God’s love and peace be of comfort. - Posted by: Gary & Lilianne Gauthier (Friends) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Walter was like a brother to me. He had a heart of gold. He will be sadly missed by myself as well as my children. Rest In Peace my dear friend. - Posted by: Marion Dawson (Friend) on: Nov 30, 2021

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