1954 ~ 2017
Phillip Casmir Winnicki passed away suddenly March 31, 2017 at the age of 63.
Phillip was born on January 11, 1954 to Frank and Anne Winnicki. He spent most of his life in the Lydiatt area.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years Karen (Gmiterek), daughter Erin and Paolo, daughter Jillian and Max. Phill was “Grumpa” to his three grandchildren Robin, Toby and Henry. He will be greatly missed by his brother Eugene (Darlene, Jessica, Steven) and numerous family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Cornell.
He previously worked for CPR, Co-op Implements and spent 40 years at the Limestone Quarries in Garson.
Over the years he enjoyed bowling, golf and lately tending to his garden every summer. With Karen they enjoyed cruising, the Panama Canal being his favourite. Phill also enjoyed visiting Erin and Paolo in Texas.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Beausejour, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Manitoba or St. Mary Roman Catholic Building Fund.
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So very sorry for your loss Karen. May your future be much brighter
Barry and Marilyn Hryciw
Deepest condolences to Karen and family.
Wishing you PEACE to bring comfort; COURAGE to face the days ahead and
LOVING MEMORIES to forever hold in your heart.
LvU Cousin Beverley – Mississauga, ON
Harlon & Barb Kintop
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you PEACE to bring you comfort, COURAGE to face the days ahead and LOVING MEMORIES to forever hold in your hearts.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Barb & Harlon Kintop
I have truly lost a friend. I do not have the words to state what i am feeling when i just heard of his passing. Karen and family Phil’s memory will live on.
Oh Karen, I am deeply saddened to hear of Phil’s sudden passing! I offer my sincere condolences to you and to your girls Erin and Jillian and their families, and to Eugene and his family. Phil was a great guy and a great friend to both Frankie and Richie…lots of good memories involving him! Treasure all the happy times you all had with your husband, dad, “Grumpa”, and brother. Take care of yourself now…
Wally & Marlene Cyncora
Karen, Erin, Jill & families
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Phil. Find comfort knowing he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
Wally & Marlene Cyncora
Jan & Len Pleskacz
Karen, Erin, Jill, Eugene & families;
We are so sorry to hear of Phil’s untimely passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Len & Jan Pleskacz
Gordon and Christine Hemminger
Karen we were very sad to hear about Phil’s passing. Gords eyes light up whenever he shares stories about the trouble they got into together in their younger days. We both will always fondly remember his smile and quick sense of humor. Our condolences to you and your family.
Tim and Rhonda Cameron
Karen, Erin , Jillian, Eugene , Darlene and families Our deepest sympathy on the sudden loss of such a wonderful man. We were saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. So remember these wonderful words. It broke your hearts to loose him but he did not go alone for part of you went with him the day God called him home. Cherish the memories. Phil usually had a big grin and that is how he will be remembered. Tim and Rhonda
Bernice (Loeb) Crossley
My sympathies to you Karen, and your family, and Eugene and your family on losing Phillip. I am so glad I got to see and visit with him at the Corrall reunion. He hadn’t lost that great sense of humor delivered with the twinkle in his eye and grin on his face that I remembered. He left far too soon.
Valerie and Tony Kent
On behalf of Eleanor, Valerie, Patricia and Phyllis (nee Krawchuk), we wish to express our Deepest Sympathy to Karen, Eugene and the extended Winnicki family. We are in disbelief to learn of the untimely passing of Phillip. Eugene, as you may recall, our dear now departed parents (Julia and Peter; Ann and Frank, with our Mother’s being childhood friends), continued a friendship that would last a life time. They shared the honour of being a Godparent for a child in both our families. As children, we remember exchanging family visits–your parents having all boys and my parents having all girls. As life would have it, we all grew up, went our separate ways, also having children of our own. At this time, we especially remember the tragic loss of your brother Cornell, at a time when his young adult life had just begun. May it bring you peace to know that our childhood memories will never be forgotten. We ask God to give all of you strength during this difficult time; our prayers are with you. Those who have left this earthly life before us, left us with treasured memories that will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in peace dear Phillip.
Robert G. Wittmeier
Expressing my sincere condolences to Phillip’s family and friends. I have memories of our High School years in Beausejour. (Smiles!) The passing of a friend is like the burning of a library. Peace to all.