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Walter (Lodge) Strilec
Peacefully on August 23rd, 2019 Walter (Lodge) Strilec passes away in Portage District Hospital.
Walter was born in Bloom Manitoba 3rd son of Paul and Pauline Strilec. Walter was pre deceased by his brothers Leonard, Joseph, Paul, Deacon Michael, and an infant sister.
Walter is survived by his wife Jean (Krawchuk) of 69 years, son Barry (Marilyn), Robert (Val & Erin), grandsons Kirk (Kate), Shawn (Stephanie), and great grandsons Lochlan and James, sister in laws Effie (Joseph), Helen (Paul), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter started with CN Rail at the age of 16. He then left CN Rail to join the Canadian Armed Forces and served from 1942-1945, in Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba at various camps.
After the war he returned to CN Rail working in different locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He retired in 1984 as Road Master in Portage La Prairie after 42 years of service.
Walter enjoyed life. In younger years he enjoyed curling and fishing. His church family was very important to him, as he was active member of the Church of Assumption. He always enjoyed the various celebrations at the parish hall. In later years Walter & Jean enjoyed bus trips to different casinos.
The family would like to thank the staff on the medical and palliative care units at Portage District Hospital. The family would also like to thank Dr Finney for his care and compassion during Walter’s stay at the hospital.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road S, Portage la Prairie on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Assumption, 620 1st St. NW, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1Z7.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com
Ukrainian Catholic Church of Assumption
620 1st St. NW, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 1Z7