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1928 - 2022
After a lengthy illness, Peter passed peacefully at Riverview.
He was a child of the Great Depression and one of eight children. Circumstances being what they were, he left school at 14 for the work force. After a time, he joined CP Rail where he spent 35 years, retiring as a conductor at age 58.
Through these years, he and Adele married in 1953 and in 1959 they started their young family - two beautiful sons, Bruce and Paul. All three loved fishing, curling, etc. In the 1960s, Peter and several of his colleagues became founding members of the AAC Fishing Club on the Winnipeg River, which became a family resort for many years. Soon retirement came, and changes occurred. Florida called in the winter, and Elmhurst and the cottage in the summer, until our health no longer permitted.
Peter is survived by Adele, loving wife of 69 years, son Bruce (Patti), brother Harry (Sylvia), Nance (Paul), sister-in-law Eleanor, three grandchildren, Riley, Taylor, and Sarah, great-grandson Logan, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by beloved son Paul in 2006, siblings, Ann, Steve, Nick, Bill, Wally, and Mary, and his brother-in-law Adam.
Peter truly was a good, gentle man.
It is not whether you win or lose,
it's how you played the game.
Sleep well my love.
Cremation has occurred. A private family interment to follow at a later date at Glen Eden Cemetery, adjacent to son, Paul.
Flowers gratefully declined.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Dear Adele - so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I am thinking of you and wishing you the best. Sincerely Yumi - Posted by: Yumi Falk (Friend) on: May 17, 2022
Sincere condolences Adele and family on Peter's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Levine Plysiuk & Family (Former Neighbor) on: May 15, 2022
Mr. Melnyk always exuded class, and grace. When he danced with his Estelle you were mesmerized. Always a kind word and happy to see you again. Like me Dad tough, but a heart of Gold. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Stephen Sumka (Friend ) on: May 14, 2022
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