Landscapes 14

Jack Kisil

Jack Kisil Obituary


On February 23, 2024 Jack Kisil passed away peacefully at Holy Family Nursing Home with his family and loved ones by his side.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine Kisil, who spent countless hours with Jack over the last 2 years at the nursing home attending to his every need. His children, Susan (Gary Bell) and daughters Kristen and Talianna; Doug (Kathy Kisil) and sons Max, Sam, and Jack have many years of memories of their loving and dedicated father and grandfather. He will also be sadly missed by his only brother David (Myrna Kisil) and their children Janis, Paul, Sandra, Stephen and Peter. David and Jack were not only brothers, they were also life-long friends.

Jack was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba March 29, 1941 to parents Peter and Ann Kisil. He grew up in Elmwood and East Kildonan. In his youth, he was active in many sports but one of his fondest memories was playing baseball in the Little League World Series in Chicago. Jack attended Lord Selkirk School and St. Paul’s College in Winnipeg. He completed a course in Industrial Accounting, was certified in Extended Care Facility by the American Catholic Health Association, and completed the Hospital Organization and Management program of the Canadian Hospital Association.

Jack married Lorraine on May 30, 1964 and moved to North Kildonan where they raised their family. They enjoyed their summers at the family cottage at Twin Lakes Beach, as well as traveling to places including Hawaii, Greece, Mexico and Portugal.

Jack enjoyed a 41-year career in Healthcare Administration, beginning his career at the Associated Hospitals of Manitoba (MHO) for four years. From 1964 until his retirement in 2001, Jack was the dedicated leader of Holy Family Nursing Home, serving first as Business Manager, then later as Administrator and CEO. His incredible partnership with the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate resulted in the transformation of the beautiful facility it is today. Jack served on several Boards throughout his career, including the MHO and the Canadian Hospital Association. As a result, he made many personal friendships he would always cherish.

Although Jack’s career was extremely busy, he still found time to spend with his family and to do the activities he enjoyed including hunting, fishing, curling and golfing, as well as being a dedicated supporter of the Winnipeg Jets. He was also an active member of Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

After 36 years at the Holy Family Nursing Home, Jack retired at the age of 60. He enjoyed spending the winters in Naples, Florida where he was active in the community participating in many group events with his neighbours from all over Canada and the US. He was famously known for his participation in the community “Rib and Chicken Dinner” where he and David would coordinate the event, complete with Chef’s hats.

While his family was separated by miles, and even continents, Jack traveled to visit every chance he had including an Alaskan Cruise to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and traveling to Ireland for Kristen’s graduation. He was a huge fan of his grandsons and attended many hockey and baseball games When he couldn’t be physically close, he loved to FaceTime his grandchildren to keep in touch.

Thank you to all who visited Jack while residing in the Holy Family Nursing Home, as well as to the dedicated staff who cared for him. A special thank you to the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, who’s motto “To Serve Is To Love” was embedded in Jack’s life. Jack dedicated 36 years of his life serving

the residents of Holy Family Nursing Home, and the family is grateful that he was able to spend the last years of his life as a resident, surrounded by those who cared for him.

A service will be held at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 505 Watt St. Friday, March 15, 2024 at 10:30am.

A livestream link will be available on Jack’s obituary page at, for those who cannot attend.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Holy Family Nursing Home.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Jack Kisil?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Jack's memory.


Memorial Service
March 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church
505 Watt Street
Winnipeg, MB R2K 1K5

Video is available for this event


© 2024 Korban Funeral Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility