Obituary of MELVIN ZANKOWSKI
Our beloved Melvin Zankowski, 74, of Winnipeg, MB, passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his family on November 15, 2021 after a brief illness.
Mel is survived by his loving wife Esther, his three children Calvin (Evelyn), Corey (Madison), and Cindy Hlatky (Jason); his five grandchildren Wesley, Brendan & Maya, Colby & Cailyn. Also surviving are his sisters Pauline Blue, Dolores Gozda (Joe), Gladys Halpenny (Forrest), and Evelyn (Rick) Bazylo. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Edmund and his grandson Cody Zankowski.
Mel was an enthusiastic sportsman who enjoyed playing, coaching and watching all kinds of sports. He was an avid golfer who particularly relished spending time with his friends and relatives on dozens of beautiful golf courses around Canada and the US. He has been a member of the Bel Acres Golf Club for the past 34 years. He loved being outdoors and took pleasure in spending weekends at his cottage admiring the beautiful sunsets over Lake Winnipeg. Mel’s favorite vacation combined golf, family and hikes in the mountains of British Columbia.
Services were held at St Peter’s Church on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba or to the charity of your choice.
The livestream will go live 20 minutes before the service, and is available at: https://www.facebook.com/LivestreamSPRCC/
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