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Michael Tarapacki

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May 24 1930 – November 15 2023

Our beloved father Michael peacefully passed away at the age of 93 years in Winnipeg.


Michael was predeceased by his parents John and Mary (Balla) Tarapacki, his sisters, Annie, Stella, Iris; brothers Joseph, Peter and Edward.


Left behind to cherish his memory are his three children, Patricia, Gary (Kelly) and Lorica (Gerard) . Grandchildren Christian, Steven (Michelle), Trevor (Yvonne), Nicole (Dan), Wray (Megan), Kurtis (Naomi) and great grandchildren Landon, Hunter, Henry, Gordon, Millie, and Dillon.  All of whom he loved immensely.


He is survived by his sisters, Elsie Cummings, Leona (Peter) Pauk, sister-in-law Phyllis Tarapacki, along with numerous nieces and nephews.


Michael was born and raised in Alberta. In the early 60’s, he moved his young family to Winnipeg to work for the ITT DewLine for many years, finishing his career at Manitoba Hydro.


In his early retirement, Dad would shovel the sidewalks early morning before the caretaker could get to them.  At age 70, Dad learned computer to keep busy preparing Income tax returns.


He was a dedicated Blue Jays and Oilers fan. If they were on tv everything else would have to wait. Michael also enjoyed playing 55+ slow pitch baseball several times a week, hanging up his cleats and glove at the age of 86. He enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, driving taxi, and morning coffee with the guys. Family gatherings were one of the things he held most dear.


We would like to thank Tuxedo Villa Care Home for their exceptional care in his final days.


Cremation has taken place with Ethical Death Care.


In keeping with Michael’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at Buchach Alberta – Spring 2024.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Charity of your choice.


Special Thanks to Ethical Death Care for their compassion, kindness and heartwarming service.


Michael'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, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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