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HENRY JOSEPH JURKOWSKI
Born: Jan 09, 1927
Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
HENRY JOSEPH JURKOWSKI
Since July of 2016 he had been a resident at Holy Family Home in Winnipeg.
Henry was born on January 9, 1927 and was raised in the North End of Winnipeg. On July 12, 1952 he married the love of his life, Rose, and they started a family, raising four children on Old Kildonan. Henry worked for MTS and retired in 1987 with 35 years of service. Since 1960, the Jurkowski family were long time parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Kildonan. Henry was also a lifetime member of the Polish Fraternal Aid Society of St. John Cantius. For many years he was the Monday night bingo caller at the hall on Mountain and Arlington. Then he served on the Executive for two terms as President. Henry was also active with the Society's Seniors Club and was the Treasurer for many years. Henry loved bowling, curling and was an Ace horseshoes competitor. One of Henry and Rose's favourite pastimes was playing cards with his siblings and their spouses. More recently word search puzzles kept his mind sharp and helped to fill in the hours.
Henry is survived by his sons, Anthony in California, Arthur and Vincent in Winnipeg; daughter Terry Davies (Vince) in Red Deer; granddaughter Stephanie and grandson Justin, both in New York. Henry is also survived by his brothers, Karl (Wendy), Joe (Ruby) in PEI; sister Pat Reimer (Jim); sister-in-law Jeanette; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Henry was predeceased by his dear wife Rose; parents, John and Mary; sister Michaelene Wasney, and brother-in-law Frank Wasney; brother Edward and sister-in-law Mary Ann; brother Ted; infant brother Walter, and his daughter-in-law Natalie in California.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 250 Burrin Avenue, West Kildonan, with Rev. Dominic Yuen officiating. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus will graciously be providing Pallbearers.
The family thanks the staff and health care workers on 5A St. Micheal's at Holy Family Home for the outstanding care that Henry received for the last five years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Henry's memory to CancerCare Manitoba.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2021
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Vincent, Terry, Arthur and Anthony, our deepest condolences on the passing your dad. I always enjoyed coming over to your home on Beauty Avenue and visiting. Your dad was very welcoming and great to talk to. Take care, Kent Cielen. - Posted by: Kent Cielen and Family (Family and Neighbourhood Friend) on: Sep 21, 2021
Derek and I remember family gatherings and celebrations with Henry, Rose, and their children when Grandma Jurkowski lived on Penningham Street in the north end. Fond memories will stay with us. Our thoughts are with the family. Especially Art and Vince. God bless everyone. - Posted by: Derek and Cathy Jurkowski (Uncle) on: Sep 21, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to Anthony, Arthur, Vincent, Terry and their extended families. The loss of a parent is never easy at any age. They are a giver of life, and their strength and love nurture us. Uncle Henry has definitely been an inspiration for all. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Helen and John Spizarsky (Niece by marriage ) on: Sep 20, 2021
Our condolences to the family on the loss of their Dad. Uncle Henry embraced everyone with his warm feelings. Lawrence and Marian Yaniw. - Posted by: Lawrence and Marian Yaniw (Nephew and Niece ) on: Sep 20, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and comfort in the days ahead. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Sep 20, 2021
Our sincere condolences to you and your loved ones as your father transitions from life. We have so many fond memories of family gatherings and events at the St. John's Fraternal Aid Society. Your father always had a kind word to share, loving heart and enjoyed his family. May he rest in peace. Sicnerely, Elaine & Bill - Posted by: Dr. Elaine T Jurkowski (Cousin (my father was 1st cousin Eddie Jurkowski)) on: Sep 18, 2021
So sorry for your loss Art. Condolences to you and all the family. - Posted by: Jeanette Havelock (Former co-worker at VIA Railway ) on: Sep 18, 2021
Art and family Our deepesr condolences - Posted by: Suzie Perrin & Wikf Vermette (Co-workers of Art) on: Sep 18, 2021
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