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Date of Passing: Dec 29, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ken Chornopyski on December 29, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 66.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, William and Elsie Chornopyski; and two brothers, Bob and Ron.
He is survived by his wife Carol; son Michael, daughter-in-law Samantha, grandsons, William, Andrew and Cory; daughter Jennifer, grandchildren, Brooke and Liam; one sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Warren Schau of Lake Cowichan, BC.
Ken was self employed all his adult life; his accomplishments included his own silk screening company, sign company, printing/advertising company, home renovations, and the building of two homes, but his greatest passion was flying and airplanes. In 1987 he obtained his most prized possession; his "private pilot's licence" at the Winnipeg Flying Club. He took great pride in becoming the "ultralight flying instructor of Manitoba". He enjoyed teaching and bestowing his immense knowledge of flying and airplanes to other flying enthusiasts, and was most proud when he completed his own runway to share with all his flying family.
Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be scattered on his runway at a later date, once Covid restrictions are lifted. He would love this.
The family would like to thank all the staff at CancerCare Manitoba. Also thank you to Dr. Partyka and wonderful staff at Beausejour Hospital for making it possible for Ken to spend his last few weeks at home. Special thanks to Laura Klammer - palliative nurse, for her compassionate support throughout this time.
Cancer took him away from us much too soon, but it cannot take away our memories.

Rest in peace my love.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Unfortunately I am only just seeing this. So sorry I have not had contact with or seen Kenny since he was a boy! Time moves so quickly and yet so slowly. RIP Ken. - Posted by: Laurie Chesley (Cousin) on: May 24, 2021

  • My condolences to the Chornopyski family. So sorry to hear this news. Always remember the many times we snuck to listen to Ken and his friend's band playing in the basement of the Chornopyski home. - Posted by: DIANA (Monchak) Hughes (was a good friend of Ken's sister Connie) on: Feb 15, 2021

  • Condolences to the family of Ken Chornopysky R.I.P. wonderful person... so sad that you left us all behind you were a wonderful person feel very sad today-- hugs Kenny - Posted by: wilma Chornopysky (second cousin) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • From my days in Winnipeg I recall plenty of great memories in time spent with Ken. We enjoyed many weekends and evenings on our snow machines on Manitoba trails and perimeter hwy. when we weren’t out snowmobiling we were playing cards with Carol and Teresa. We were always playing mille Bornes. Ken enjoyed watching Johnny Carson back then, we had some great laughs and always a good time. Ken was a great friend and will be missed. - Posted by: Ellery Chornopyski (Cousin ) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Would have loved more time with you. Was grateful we reconnected and were able to get together on a few occasions in 2019 and kept in touch during covid. RIP Ken. You will be missed. Love to Carol and family. - Posted by: Lisa Dixon (Cousin) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Carol and Family, sorry to hear of Ken's passing. The memories you have will help you at this time of grief. Prayers go out to all of you. Nick & Debra - Posted by: Nick & Debra Derbowka (Cousin) on: Jan 09, 2021

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