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May 30, 1947 – January 26, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Arthur Shendroski, at Riverview Health Centre in the early morning of Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the age of 73 years.


Arthur is survived by his wife Edith. His daughter Cathy (Simon), sister Florence (Bruce), brother Donnie (Betty) and his many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Sophie Shendroski.


Arthur was the oldest of three children raised in Hadashville, MB.  When he was in his twenties, he moved to Winnipeg for a short time before returning to his home of Hadashville after getting married.  In his adult years he split his time working for Sun Gro Horticulture and farming.  His cattle, pigeons, doves, chickens, geese and other assorted animals were a huge part of his life that kept him young. You could often find him puttering around somewhere on the property building a bird house to attract the purple martins, driving his John Deere tractor or quad, going for a dip in the river or one of the local lakes, having a wiener roast with his wife and daughter or visiting with his cousins Garry and Tony.


He was a proud member of the Winnipeg Fancy Pigeon Association.  Arthur could quite often be found visiting one of the pigeon shows, conversing with one of the other enthusiasts like Teddy, Isaak or Jerry or working on an extension for his Pigeon Coops.


Always the type of person not to be knocked down by anything in life he could go for a hip operation one day and wanting to be out and about walking the next day, working on his next project.  Arthur was always there with a story about something (often one of his adventures from when he was a youngster playing hooky, his adventures in the City, or one of his “home-made” jokes.  Arthur loved nothing more than to sit back with an ice cream sandwich in his hand or sit down to a great home cooked meal. He was a very independent person who lived life on his own terms and tried to instill this in those around him especially his daughter.  His heart lay in Hadashville and the surrounding area. His favourite Sunday was a drive around the river and back roads, stopping to look at progress of the local farmer’s crops or cattle, enjoying a treat at the local gas station before heading home to put some meat on the barbecue.     


He enjoyed watching Western Movies, his favourite being the Lonesome Dove series of which he watched his VHS copy numerous times. 


Cathy and family would also like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Bethesda Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and Riverview Health Centre for the great care provided to him in his final days.  Also to Tony Bargenda, Holley Gulenchyn and Teddy Krysko for helping out during this difficult time.  Also, to Tony Mewusch, for being such a good friend over the years.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contributions in Arthur’s memory to Health Sciences Centre Foundation or Diabetes Canada.


A remembrance of Arthur's life will be held at a later date for close friends and family once Covid Restrictions allow it.  In the meantime, Arthur'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. They also encourage the sharing of photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.​

A special thank you to Shane and Anthony of Ethical Death Care, for all your help with the cremation arrangements.  Arthur would have been so impressed!


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