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Born: Feb 10, 1925

Date of Passing: Feb 18, 2023

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February 10, 1925 - February 18, 2023

Peacefully, with his loving wife and family by his side, our dad, Joseph passed away at the Arborg Personal Care Home on February 18, 2023.
Dad is lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce, daughters, Marilyn (John), Joanne and son John (Lori); his grandchildren, Tanya (Sheldon), Jared (Chelsey), Jason (Amy), Jenelle (Kevin), Jaclyn (Rob), Jodi (Matthew) and Brittany (Tyson); his great- grandchildren, Kinley, Kayden, Wyatt, Randi, Emily, Adam, Elizabeth, Katherine, Jane, Leah, Kyle, Hailey, Chloe, Colt and Oaklynn; his brother Frank Skibinski and brother-in-law Bill Kudelski.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, John and Martha, brothers, Walter and Edward, and in-laws, Nick and Mary Kudelski along with many extended family members.
Dad was born on February 10, 1925 on the family farm in Fisher Branch, a town where he met the love of his life Joyce at a dance and were married on June 7, 1952. They moved to Hodgson, Manitoba and together wore many hats cutting pulpwood, buying and selling Seneca root, raising a herd of Hereford cattle and running the Esso gas station. However, dad's greatest accomplishments was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There were many trips in the green van to Beaver Creek, Lake St. George and target shooting at the gravel pits.
Dad's hobbies included his passion for reading current affairs and was fondly known as "The Professor" of the family. He was also never seen without his camera at hand and left a library of many fond memories for his family, friends, and community.
Dad was very proud of his Ukrainian Heritage and love of Ukrainian Music. The Polka Party was a staple in our household weekly.
Dad also looked forward to weekly Facetime sessions with family friend Dennis Nykoliation who played the violin for him which was greatly appreciated by Dad and the family.
In memory, donations can be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, PO Box 130, Fisher Branch, MB R0C 0Z0.
The family would like to thank Dr. Nazeem and Fisher Funeral Home for their care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

"Vichnaya Pamyat"
In care of arrangements, Fisher Branch, MB
1-204-372-6803 or 1-204-372-6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Uncle Joe loved conversation and enthusiastically would share his extensive knowledge on many subjects. As a little girl I found him to be larger than life. With his distinctive voice and expressive gestures he made an impression on me which lasted to this day. The family of Stephanie Shewell, Joyce’s sister send condolences to Uncle Joe’s family. Jacqueline Nobles (Niece) - Posted by: Jacqueline Nobles (Niece ) on: Mar 07, 2023

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you all. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Cathy Chernichan (Distant relative) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • My sympathies Joanne and Marilyn, to your mom and family, thinking of you all in a special way ❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾 - Posted by: Gerry Saunders (Friend ) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Many memories of the professor, sorry for your loss.♥️ - Posted by: Ruth Skibinski (Sister-in-law) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • So sorry for your loss Marilyn, John, Tanya, Jared and your families. I know how close you all were. Those memories will keep him close by each day and in your hearts. Big hugs to all of you!❤️💕❤️💕 - Posted by: Heather Brownlee (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Jerry Kolbuck (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

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