March 9, 1920 – September 12, 2021
It is with profound sadness and abundance of love that we mourn the passing of our husband, father, gido, brother, uncle, and friend. Peter passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Peter Tanchak was born in the Stuartburn District, March 9, 1920. Mourning his loss are his wife, Mary, and his six children, Leona, Lillian, Peter, Marilyn (Wade), Lavina, and Valerie (Darren); grandchildren, Jason (Bethany), Bryan (Janine), Melanie, Steven, Allan, David (Shelley), Cassandra (Matt), Aleysha (Brandon), Raymond (Bailey), Devin (Savita), Sabrina (Kyle), and Teah; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Trenton, Victoria, Bailey, Tyson, Mason, Branden, Nathan, Morgan (Anthony), Owen, and Luke; brothers Bill (Irene), and John; sisters, Olga, and Iris (Ron) and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving parents, Alex and Mary, daughter-in-law Bonnie; sisters Annie (Larry), Nettie (Steve), Effie (Bill), and Kay (Walter), brother-in-law Wally; sister-in-law Eleanor.
In 1947 Peter met the love of his life, Mary Smook, and Peter and Mary were married on June 19, 1948.
In 1973 he built a dairy barn and started to dairy, acquiring 35 cows, growing it to become a financially successful venture.
Dad enjoyed having his own orchard on his farm, over the 50 years of orcharding he has left a huge assortment of beautiful fruit trees for his family.
Peter and Mary have had a wonderful life together and celebrated 73 years of marriage. Even after many years of living together, they still had nicknames of endearment for each other, dad would call mom his flower, and mom would call dad her honeybee.
Goodbye, Dad, you were our rock and our strength. We will miss you dearly but know that you are at peace.
Our family would like to thank the Centre médico-social De Salaberry District Health Centre in St. Pierre MB, for their exceptional care and genuine respect, for which we extend our heartfelt appreciation.
In accordance with the Manitoba Government COVID-19 rules, please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and a service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Crossings Funeral Care, 12E - 40 North Gate Road, Steinbach, MB.
Interment will follow, at the Dominion City Cemetery, please note that the entrance is off Waddell Avenue.
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