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Obituary of Gregory OCZERKLEWICZ

GREGORY OCZERKLEWICZ Peacefully on at Middlechurch Home, Grzegorz passed on to join his wife Maria in God's eternal Heaven. Born February 5, 1919 in Artyszczow, Poland. He is survived by his children, Henry (Bev), Richard, Ed (Joanne), Betty (Don Yascheshyn, Tyndall), Joe, Cecilia (Rob Malcolm, Petersfield); Dziadzu to Russ (Michelle, St. Andrews), Candy (Heath Praznik, Burnaby, BC), Leah (Kevin Spooner, Cold Lake, AB), Cory & Kara, Stuart & Rebecca Malcolm, Zach & Olivia Yascheshyn; Great Grandpa to Sara & Erin, Kaden Spooner, Cold Lake, AB; Grandpa of the heart to Peter, Melanie, and Todd; Uncle to Maria, Daniella, Robert and Agnes (Wpg.). Greg was predeceased by his wife Maria (2001), granddaughter Sarah Yascheshyn (1985) daughter in law Heather (2004) and as well as three older brothers in Poland. Greg became a carpenter by trade in Poland. After WWII he immigrated to Canada to start a new life with his wife and his first two of six children. He settled in Winnipeg and worked for CNR, retiring in 1985. Greg provided well for his family and maintained a comfortable home. He loved to garden and share the bounty. Above all, Dad was always there for his family whatever the circumstance. He was a very proud man, and most of all proudest of his family. Dad enjoyed the company of family whatever the occasion. Gregory was a devout Roman Catholic and a generous member of the Holy Ghost Parish. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the wonderful and supportive staff of Middlechurch Home where Dad was a resident. Our thanks to Bill of Saint Theresa's Church, W. St. Paul who visited with Dad regularly and offered him weekly Communion. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Parish, 341 Selkirk Avenue with an Oblate Father officiating. Viewing prior at 9:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Portage Ave., West. If friends so desire, donations may be made in his memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, or to the Holy Ghost Parish. Proud Tato - Proudest Dziadziu
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