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Kenneth (Ken) William Chornopyski

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On December 31, 2020 @ 2:38 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

1954 ~ 2020

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth (Ken) William Chornopyski on December 29, 2020, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 66.

He was predeceased by his father and mother William and Elsie Chornopyski, and two brothers, Bob and Ron.

He is survived by his wife Carol, son Michael, daughter-in-law Samantha, grandsons William, Andrew and Cory; daughter Jennifer, grandchildren Brooke and Liam; sister and brother-in-law Connie and Warren Schau of Lake Cowichan, B.C.

Ken was self-employed for most of his adult life; he knew what he wanted to do in life, and pursued it.  His accomplishments included having his own silk screening company, sign company, small printing/advertising company; and the building of two homes, but his greatest passion was flying and airplanes.  In 1987 he obtained his most prized accomplishment – his Private Pilot’s Licence at the Winnipeg Flying Club.  He took great pride in becoming the “Ultralight Flying Instructor of Manitoba”.  He enjoyed teaching and bestowing his immense knowledge of flying and airplanes to other flying enthusiasts, but he was most proud when he accomplished building his own runway to share with all his flying family.

Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be scattered on his runway at a later date, once Covid restrictions are lifted.  He would love this.

The family would like to thank all the staff at CancerCare Manitoba.  We would also like to thank Dr. Partyka and the wonderful staff at Beausejour Hospital for making it possible for Ken to spend his last few weeks in the comfort of his own home.  Special thanks to Laura Klammer – Palliative Nurse for her compassionate support throughout this time.

Cancer took him away from us much too soon, but it cannot take away our memories.

Rest in peace my love.


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Condolence from Pam Narynski on December 31st, 2020 3:09 pm

I am stunned that cousin Ken is gone. My sincerest condolences to Carol and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Joseph Narynski on December 31st, 2020 4:25 pm

It is very sad to loose a loved one, my cousin, a family member a second cousin of the same family in one year. He will be missed by many friends and relatives, a father, a husband. He will always be remembered. Joe & Kathleen Narynski Thunder bay

Condolence from Bill & Shirley Rolsky & Family on January 1st, 2021 9:56 am

Deepest Sympathies Carol and family. He is no longer suffering. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Josef Macek on January 1st, 2021 1:58 pm

No words can express a deep sorrow and a feeling of a profound loss on Mr. Kenneth William Chornopyski’s passing.
He was an excellent instructor of the ultralight pilot training school, the chairman of the Ultralight Pilot Association of Manitoba, always ready to help his students in any way he could in any time of any day! It was a real privilege to be a student of such a great man! Josef Macek.

Condolence from Irene Bialek on January 1st, 2021 5:04 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family on Ken’s passing. May you cherish his memory.

Condolence from Stephanie(Kostyniuk) & Ian Chatel on January 1st, 2021 6:58 pm

Sending our deepest sympathies to Carol, Michael, Jennifer and families.

Condolence from Willy Klassen on January 2nd, 2021 8:49 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Ken. He was the best teacher. Deepest condolences to his wife and family.

From Willy Klassen

Condolence from Ron and Gail KIss and family. on January 4th, 2021 9:02 pm

With deepest sympathy to Carol and her family. May you cherish and keep all the memories closest to your heart.

Condolence from Barry Wood on January 9th, 2021 2:26 pm

Dear Carol and Family,
Just wanted to give you my condolences and to say how upset I was to hear of Ken’s passing. Although I did not know him all that well I remember one event as clear as a bell which I believe gives a good look into his character. I remember you showing me one day proof of something I thought was impossible to do and fool hearted to try. The photo was of Ken coming back across the Canadian border from Wisconsin in mid-January driving a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird (with about 300,00 km’s on it) and pulling a plane behind on a trailer. What “kahonas” he must have had. I’m sure there are many other stories that you cherish which displays his love of life.

Thinking of you at this time.

Condolence from Jeff Knight on January 28th, 2021 1:10 pm

Angie and I are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was such a funny, kind and honest man. An excellent teacher, and our go to handyman we could always count on and trust. He will be missed. We are praying for Carol and his family.

Jeff and Angela Knight

Condolence from Doug Brown on February 12th, 2021 4:06 pm

Just found out today of his passing. I was thinking of him this past week and was going to drop down for a visit next week. I loved his passion for passing on his knowledge of aviation. Sorry for your loss Carol and family. Doug Brown

Condolence from Karen on February 14th, 2021 2:52 pm

I just found out today about Kens passing. I am so sorry. Cousin Karen(Chornopyski)

Condolence from Danny & Carla Gresiuk on February 16th, 2021 8:56 pm

Our condolences go out to you Carol and your family. Just found out today Feb 16 …so sad to hear of his passing. I had it in mind to stop and see the runway after this COVID stuff was past.

Condolence from Sally+ Abe Giesbrecht on March 1st, 2021 8:10 am

So sorry to hear of your great love ,sad we had not known sooner. As your journey of life continues. May you find courage to continue with the memories you shared. Peace be with you and family ….cousin

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