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Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Peacefully, on November 26, 2022, Peter Bodnaryk passed away at the age of 92 at Grace Hospital.
Peter is predeceased by his wife Grace and leaves behind his children, Robert (Karen), Denise (James), Darcy, Kory; and grandchildren, Kimberly, Connor and Cassidy. Peter is predeceased by his son Kimberly; sisters, Pearl and Lorainne; and brothers, Dan, Ernie, John and Fred.
Peter and Grace were married for 71 years and spent much of their time, following Peter's retirement, travelling and square dancing. They enjoyed spending time with friends in Arizona and were active members in the church.
Peter began his 35-year teaching career in a small teacherage in Kitsman, SK. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1964 where Peter became a member of the Winnipeg School Division and spent much of his time teaching at Elmwood High as their Industrial Arts teacher. Peter will be remembered for his story telling and the love a good party. He enjoyed gathering with family and friends visiting, camping and dancing.
A Memorial funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Transcona United Church, 209 Yale Avenue West, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 03, 2022
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing Peter. I have fond memories of Peter and Grace from Armadale Hollows. You were a big part of Armadale, the staff loved you, and your kind and caring personality to look out for fellow residents will always be remembered. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Mona (friend) on: Dec 29, 2022
My memories of Peter begin in the mid 1970’s when I started teaching at Elmwood High School. My interest in woodworking brought me close to Peter immediately. He was kind enough to give his time and expertise to open his wood shop on Wednesday evenings to several staff members, and he taught many of us how to use power tools safely and efficiently. Many of my furniture projects remain in my home to this day. Thank you Peter and God Bless. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time. - Posted by: Bill McBean (Colleague and friend) on: Dec 06, 2022
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Peter. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend his service on Wednesday, but know that I will be holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Linda Budreau (Family Friend) on: Dec 04, 2022
Peter and Grace are remembered with great affection by peer Armadale Armidillos. The Bodnaryks who were central to the success of our active senior social group. Ukrainian history, pride of family, current events, travel, trivia, were always fodder for interesting conversations. With love and loss we remember Peter and Grace. Vicki Brunel - Posted by: vicki brunel (friend) on: Dec 04, 2022
In 1973, Elmwood was my first school and Peter was one of the 'old timers' who suffered those of us still 'wet behind the ears'. We amused him and his smile was part ridicule for our naive beliefs and part sympathy. I, along with other staff, attended his evening woodshops - I made a work bench (still in use) and a picnic table (long since gone). My sympathies to his entire family - I know how hard it is to lose one so important in the fabric of a family. Rod Brown - Posted by: Rod Brown (old friend) on: Dec 04, 2022
Mr B was an awesome teacher and a man of great wisdom. I am sorry for your loss. I wish there were more people out there like him in this world. God bless. - Posted by: Michael Sorokowski (Student Elmwood High) on: Dec 03, 2022
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