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December 24, 1946 - June 10, 2020

Robert (Bob) Edward Burkowski passed away on June 10th, 2020 in the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 73 years.


Bob was born on December 24, 1946 to Ed and Christina (Zemianski), the fourth of five children.  Adeline Cormack, Bill, Nadena, (Bob Thompson) and Tom grew up on William Avenue until Bob moved to Transcona and started his family, on Brewster Bay.


Bob is survived by his three children, Barb, Sean, and Michelle and his dog Buddy. He was predeceased his brother Thomas.


Bob worked at Canada Packers and retired from Winnipeg Hydro as a millwright. One way or another, he could fix anything and had remarkable welding skills. He was a hunter and fisherman and had great affection for family pet Honey and later his best friend Buddy.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In the meantime, Bob’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.


Special gratitude to Rochelle Sweet for her friendship and care with Dad over the past year.


Thank you to Riverview Health Centre staff for their kind and compassionate care with Dad especially in his last days.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bob’s name to the Bruce Oake Foundation.


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