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Date of Passing: Jul 04, 2023

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With deepest sorrow, we mourn the sudden and heartfelt loss of Nestor Dmetro Bodnarchuk, who passed away on July 4, 2023.

Nestor leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories, profoundly impacting the lives of his beloved friends and family.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Denise Chammartin, and his children, grandchildren, and grandpup: Tyson Bodnarchuk and Shana Flodstrom (Juniper), Tavis Bodnarchuk (Violet and Dexter), Kirsten Bodnarchuk and Tim McKernan (Desmond, Ellis, and Nettie), Chantel Swiston, Max Ewaschuk, and Jen Cabral (Felix), and Genevieve Dore. He also leaves behind his sister Carol Machnee (Gerald), and brother Danny Bodnarchuk (Shelley), as well as several nieces and nephews.

Nestor graduated in 1970 with a law degree from the University of Manitoba. He worked for 30 years for the City of Winnipeg and continued to practice until his passing.

A large part of Nestor's life was the time he shared with friends and family at Pine Ridge Golf Course. The estate would like to thank long-time friend Neil Payne for the $11 contribution on July 2, 2023, settling a longstanding golf bet.

Tavis will miss and love his father forever. He recalls with fondness, “Dad taught me how to golf, which is why I’m a 20 handicap. He taught me to play hockey, which is why I’m a pediatrician. Most importantly, he taught me how to be a dad, which is why I have two fantastic children. I’ll never be able to thank him enough for that gift.”

Kirsten cherishes the many lessons over the years - resilience, patience, and the joy of a well-planned prank. He was always thinking of others, and if you had ever received a card from him, know that he read every single word and picked his cards out carefully. I love you, Dad.

Chantel remembers accompanying him on house and hospital calls as a notary for his clients with mobility issues and sometimes accepting partial payment in baked beans or cuts of meat. His compassion and kindness taught us all how to go the extra step to help someone else out.

Tyson reminisces over his dad’s healthy dose of trash-talking during card games, which will be sorely missed at every family gathering. Never mean-spirited, always in jest. Being able to best him at any competition gave you the opportunity to dish it back. That was even sweeter than Dad’s favourite Jeanne’s cake.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

Memorial service will be held on July 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with reception to follow at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB.

Family and friends may sign a

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Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2023

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Played hockey with Nestor at the Keith Bodly arena in Westwood, Nestor was a man of sterling character, and a very competitive goaltender who was a pleasure to play with from the time I knew him. May he enjoy 'clear skies and following winds' for the future. Also, my sincerest condolences to his Family for their loss. Thank you, Tom. - Posted by: Thomas Whitburn (Friend ) on: Jul 12, 2023

  • I had the pleasure of working in the same office as Nestor for several years. He often had coffee with the girls from the office, the only man brave enough, and he shared a man's point of view on relationship and children issues. His point of view was often enlightening to say the least. But the absolute most cherished memory I have of Nestor is from many years ago when he hosted the office barbeque at his house. His three young children were there too and during a moment when he and his kids were in the kitchen, unaware that I was just outside the door, I saw the genuine love and respect they all had for their father and he for them and I thought how lucky they all were. Nestor was a good man with a good heart and he will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Cathy Gagnon (Colleague and friend) on: Jul 11, 2023

  • Dear Tavis, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. May you find comfort in all the precious memories you shared together. Pam Wazney - Posted by: Pam Wazney (Friend and coworker of Tavis) on: Jul 10, 2023

  • My condolences to Denise and Nestor's family. - Posted by: Evelyn Hinther (acquaintence/client) on: Jul 10, 2023

  • Nestor was a great friend. Best man at our wedding back in 1973. Lots of great memories to have shared. He will be very missed. Barry & Lynda Gilchrist - Posted by: Barry & Lynda Gilchrist (Friends) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • It breaks our hearts to hear about Nestor's passing. He was such a joy to be with and we enjoyed having a visit with him when we all attended the Vita Reunion Lunches at The Canad Inn. He was a friend of my brother Wilfred who is now in heaven with the rest of their friends. Nestor is with Jesus and his angels and his loved ones who are no longer with us. Our deepest sympathy to his family, loved ones and friends. Rest in peace our dear friend. God bless you and your loved ones. With love and respect, Sylvia and Gordon Bowen, nee Sylvia Dowhy. - Posted by: Sylvia and Gordon Bowen, (Friend and school mate at The Shevchenko Collegiate in Vita) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Our condolences to the family… I first meet Nestor back in 1983…. when he worked with my father-in-law at the city ……at that time he handled the legal transactions for the house we bought. Nestor was a faithful blood donor for many years….. When he came to donate we always had great chats…he always shared his golfing experiences…lol!… and things that were going on with his kids and eventually grand kids. 39 yrs later Nestor handled the sale of that house we bought back in 1983 and my late moms estate. I was so glad he was was still practicing as I knew I could fully trust him to do a great job… Nestor was friendly, kind and honest guy….RIP.. - Posted by: Colleen and Lorne Mikulik (Acquaintance/Client ) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Nester was a very nice person, who was always available with good advice when needed as a lawyer. He went out of his way to always look after your affairs in a timely manner, and at a fair price. I am very sorry to hear of his passing, and want to send my condolences to Denise, and all of his family. He will be missed. Madeliene McCrea - Posted by: Madeliene McCrea (client/friend) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Our condolences to Denise and Nestor's Family. He will be missed. Rest in peace, Nestor. - Posted by: Allen and Beverley Harasymuk (Friend) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Margaret Kuwica, Shirley Stoessiger, Kathy Zuccolo (First Cousins) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • So many great stories to share that we wish we could be reminiscing with you instead of writing them here. Our camping trips, our evenings at the Gibson's at the kitchen table playing cards and always laughing, our annual New Year's Eve dinners with the Gibson's where you barbecued the most incredible prime rib roasts. Your stories were always so awesome to listen to and when you spoke of your kids and grand kids with pride and joy ... those were the best. And talking about people on Monreith.. you are already missed so much. Hope you and Wayne are already shuffling those cards - Posted by: Nanci and Charles Dagg (friends) on: Jul 08, 2023

  • My deepest sympathies to his wife and family. When my husband passed away in 2019 Nestor helped me with the estate. He came to my home to pick up any information he needed or when I needed to sign any papers. He explained everything that needed to be done in a way that was easy to understand. He made the process a lot easier for me during that difficult time. - Posted by: Dana Ewonchuk (Client) on: Jul 08, 2023

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