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TONY JOSEPH PROSKIE
Born: Jan 14, 1940
Date of Passing: Apr 03, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
TONY JOSEPH PROSKIE
January 14, 1940 April 3, 2022
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Tony Proskie passed peacefully on April 3, 2022, with his loving wife Helen by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen (nee Bondar) of 59 years; their children, Keith (Tracy) and Gayle Mager (Doug); grandchildren, Reece, Aaron and Krystall (Brad); two great-grandchildren, Eden and Drezen; his sister Gladys Krepakevich (Gene) and brother Terry, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, their family and friends. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Julia Proskie and brother-in-law Orland Zimmer.
Tony was born in Roblin, MB and raised in Merridale, MB. In 1959 he attended DeVry Institute of Technology in Toronto for Television & Radio repair. Coming home he fell in love with Helen who was a local school teacher boarding with his parents. A year later they were married on October 6, 1962 in Roblin, MB.
Tony was devoted to his family, friends and work. He started his career at Advance TV & Stereo and later with Protelec Alarms.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at St. Boniface Hospital who helped make Dad's final journey one of peace.
In lieu of cards or flowers, donations may be made in Tony's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1800 Day Street on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 07, 2022
Condolences & Memories (14 entries)
Running late to my first booking, after gathering my alarm supplies to install for that day, I ran into the old rickety elevator. To my surprise, Mr. Tony was in there on his way down as well. I was kind of annoyed and said idiots under my breath (referring to the people that were dragging their feet), and Tony said, must be lonely to be the only guy who knows what he's doing. Mr. Tony pops into my head whenever I need to check myself and gear down. A few years later Keith ends up being my co-worker, lol. Small world. Sorry for your loss Keith (and family). - Posted by: M. Bala (Ex Co-worker from ProTelec Alarms) on: Jul 28, 2022
I worked with Tony at Protelec Alarms. He was such a kind, sweet man. I adored seeing him and talking with him daily, he always had a smile and could always make you smile . One of the kindest gentlemen I knew. - Posted by: Patti tower (Co-worker) on: Apr 12, 2022
So sorry to hear of Mr. Proskie’s passing. He was a wonderful man, one of our favourite customers, always happy, cheerful, just a pleasure to deal with. - Posted by: John O’Neil (Pharmacist) on: Apr 12, 2022
To all the family. Our sincere condolences. - Posted by: Richard & Jeanette Zedril (Friends & Richard's co-worker at Advance) on: Apr 12, 2022
So sorry for your loss Keith and Tracy, Aaron, Reese and Helen “Momma “Proskie. Tony "Pappa" Proskie will truly be missed. - Posted by: Jack n Wendy (Pyes Landing neighbours and friends) on: Apr 11, 2022
I have known Tony for a number of years. We met at Advance TV on Sargent Avenue and had an immediate friendship from that time on. Our condolences to the family. R I P old buddy! Ray And Sharon Wery - Posted by: Ray Wery (friends ) on: Apr 09, 2022
Norm and our sons have many good stories to share of all the fun they shared with Tony on Boy Scout Camping trips. Tony was a very kind fun loving man! Our condolences to all the family on your loss. Janet and Norm Lofgren - Posted by: Norm and Janet Lofgren (Friend from Boy Scout @3rd Transcona) on: Apr 09, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dad Tony. We know how close you were, he will be sadly missed. Sincerely Bill and Frances - Posted by: Frances and Bill Bradley (Friends of Keith and Tracy) on: Apr 09, 2022
Our condolences. He was a jokester and will always be remembered by them, specifically by his theory of what happens to hotel coffee makers. Every time I use one, the memory ruins my coffee every time ;) - Posted by: Brandy Unger (Great Niece ) on: Apr 08, 2022
Our hearts are broken from the passing of a wonderful man. Uncle Tony was always a generous loving man that treated everyone kindly with a smile and an occasional joke. His memory will last forever with his friends and family. We will always treasure him and value the love he showed to us all. Love you forever my awesome Uncle. - Posted by: Marvin Zimmer (Nephew ) on: Apr 07, 2022
Our deepest & heartfelt sympathies to the family. Keith, Tracy, Reece & Aaron, we are so sad to hear of the loss of your loved one. May all the wonderful memories of him bring you comfort. Thinking of you all. ❤️🙏 - Posted by: Terry & Tom Beitz (Friends ) on: Apr 07, 2022
Our sincerest condolences to Tony’s family! Tony was truly just one of the nicest, most genuine, individuals you would ever have the pleasure to know! One of my greatest memories is of Tony video-taping our wedding in September 1982 and doing a fabulous job!! The sky has gained a diamond and Heaven has gained an angel!! ❤️ - Posted by: Heather and Derek Matthes (Neighbour/Friend) on: Apr 07, 2022
I was so saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. He was always so kind and a real gentleman. We were blessed to have had him as a wonderful neighbor in Transcona for over 50 years! To his family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed…. - Posted by: Bernadina (Lena) Loschiavo (Neighbor ) on: Apr 07, 2022
My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Brenda McKay (Friend) on: Apr 07, 2022
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