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Born: Apr 22, 1948

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2020

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April 22, 1948 - October 17, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love, that we mourn the peaceful passing of Lorne Nicholas Holigroski, on October 17, 2020, at Beausejour Hospital with his family by his side.
He will be terribly missed by his loving wife Diane of 50 years, 46 years married. Left to cherish his memory are his five children, of whom he was so proud of: Crystal (Jeff Crang), Allegra, Brendan, Marcena; Derek (Candice), Jake, Alyssa; Tyler (Joyce), Declan, Colton, Rayne, Lexi; Michelle (Mark Klimchuk), granddog Rufus; Neil (Shellbea), Grayden, Gibson and baby expected in November.
Dad was born on April 22, 1948, in Winnipeg. He grew up in East Kildonan, completing high school at Miles Macdonell Collegiate. He followed his interest by becoming a journeyman electrician, later working for the Winnipeg School Division No. One until his retirement. He worked in the city, but his heart was in the country. As a teenager and into his early twenties, he enjoyed weekends on "The Farm". After meeting Mom at a Thalberg social in 1970, Dad had one more reason to spend time in the Beausejour area. They dated for four years. On October 12, 1974, Dad married the love of his life. Dad and Mom made their home on the farm for 46 years. They were quite the team, busy raising children and chickens. Lots of chickens! Dad looked forward to auction sales and enjoyed farming. Trips to California, Florida, British Columbia and the Maritimes created wonderful memories for Dad and Mom. Family was always Dad's first priority. He gave his children strength and taught valuable lessons, like displaying what true love is. Dad could always find the right words to tell a story to share a laugh, or to provide advice and support. Dad had many lasting friendships over the years. He enjoyed socializing and reminiscing about good times, farming, cars, and snowmobiling. Dad treated everyone with kindness and respect. He will be remembered for his quick wit, firm handshake, playful grin and bear hugs.
Lorne was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Kay Holigroski; and parents-in-law, John and Bernice Matychak.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff, especially Scott, of Beausejour Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, for their care, compassion and support through this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, or the Beausejour Hospital Television Fund.
As per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family interment has taken place at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Ladywood, Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our condolences to you, Diane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Stan Chipelski and Christine Grosshans (Cousins) on: Nov 20, 2020

  • Dear Diane and family, my sincere condolences for the loss of Lorne. He was a friendly, wonderful man. Take care. - Posted by: Mary Kuzyk (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2020

  • Dear Diane & family, My Mother and I are very sorry to hear of Lorne‚Äôs passing. I have very fond memories running around your farm as little boy while Uncle Harry and Auntie Josie visited with you and Lorne. There was a kindness that came from Lorne towards me even though as cousins we were almost 20 years apart. Much like his Father, he took time talk to me, ask me questions, and show me a lot of chickens. Our Deepest Sympathies to you and your family, Bryan Holigroski & Josephine Holigroski - Posted by: Bryan Holigroski (Cousin) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • Diane and Family So sorry for your loss, Sending Deepest Condolences From Corrine and Family - Posted by: Corrine Ackworth (Cousin) on: Oct 24, 2020

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