Victoria Annie Czarnecki
1929-11-27 – 2021-09-11
It is with deep sadness that the family of Victoria (Vickie) Czarnecki announce her passing on September 11, 2021.
Vickie was born in Shortdale, Manitoba on November 27, 1929 and 2 months from celebrating her 92nd birthday. Vickie was predeceased by her parents Michael and Antonia, her brothers and their wives William(Rita) and Mitch(Florence). Vickie is survived by her nephews – Richard, Ron(Shelley), Darren, nieces, Sharon(Jim), Angela(Gary), Shauna(Bruce) and their children and grandchildren – Gail(Ono), Jason(Danielle), Tara(Darrell), Tyler, Chris, Justin(Tannis), Trevor, Kyle, Billy, Carter and Blake. Vickie is also survived by several cousins.
After finishing high school Vickie taught school in Inglis for a year. She then came to Winnipeg around 1950 and entered Success Business College where she learned secretarial skills. She then worked for a lawyer's offices for a couple of years. A friend told her the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were looking for someone with secretarial skills, Vickie applied and was successful. Vickie was hired by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, enjoying a 37 year career that she truly loved. Vickie worked with many in the Bomber organization including Bud Grant, Cal Murphy, Earl Lunsford, Paul Robson and many others. Vicki was respected by G.M.'s, Coaches, players, and media she always had many stories to share. One of her favourite stories was when they guys had put a bird in her desk drawer and it flew out scaring her. Vickie loved the Bombers and over the years she made many friends with players, coaches, staff, fans and the Manitoba business community.
Vickie was recognized for her tremendous amount of knowledge of CFL operations and her dedication to the Winnipeg Football Club. In 2001 Vickie was inducted in the "Builder" category. The 1st and only woman that is in the Bomber Hall of Fame. Vickie was a Bomber season ticket holder and never missed a game in person or on TV, when possible she would travel to out of town games and attended many Grey Cups over the years. Vickie was very proud of the 1984 Bombers and the Grey Cup win that ended a 30 year drought.
Vickie had a close group of friends that she enjoyed getting together with at her favorite restaurant Rae & Jerry's where she had been enjoying her Saturday lunches for 54 years! Vickie also enjoyed travelling. She loved cruises and trips to Hawaii and Palm Springs were among her favorites.
Vickie was a wonderful cook, making pickles, salsa, perogies, borscht and sneakers that she shared with her family. She also enjoyed making dinners on special occasions. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving dinners with family were very special to Vickie and the family. Vickie cherished all visits and visitors and if anyone needed anything, Vickie was always happy to help. Aunty was a generous, kind person, always thinking of others, she will be missed dearly.
The family is so grateful for Richard who has been so helpful and loving for so many years. We would also like to thank the healthcare workers who assisted Aunty over the past few years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the charities that the Blue Bombers support in Vickie’s memory, or you can make donation to a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday September 16/21 at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street. Interment will be at the Catholic cemetery in Roblin at a later date. A light lunch after the service will be held at Vickie's favorite restaurant – Rae and Jerry's at 1405 Portage Avenue.
The service will be live streamed and you may access it by going to Korban Funeral Chapel website homepage (www.korbanchapel.com) and click on the Facebook icon which will redirect you to the Korban Funeral Chapel Facebook page. You do not require a Facebook account to participate while the service is live.
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