Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Edwin Walter Petrowski
April 2, 1936 - August 16, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edwin Petrowski (Gigi) on August 16, 2018.
Edwin was born at home in the R.M. of Gimli, one of eight children of Kornelia and Michael. He grew up in the Felsendorf area (between Fraserwood and Gimli) and went to Felsendorf school.
He worked hard his whole life right from the time he was a very young boy. Although he was a very strong man, he had the most gentle soul. He loved his family and his dear pets so very much. He had many friends who he loved to host (with a beer) or to visit. He enjoyed these visits right up until his final days when they'd come and his whole face would light up.
Gigi missed Amma (Myrna) dearly this past year and although sad to leave us I know he was rejoicing to see her and their kids.
Edwin is lovingly remembered by his children Joe (Frances), Danny (Cherie-Lyne), and Richard (Shelley); siblings Eddie (Rosie), Stanley (Helen), Emily (Tom), Bernice (Kjell), and Teddy (Emilie); brother-in-law Ken (recently deceased); grandchildren Wesley (Tyyne), Scott (Natasha), Jake (Isha), Gina, Rebecca, Marc, Dylon, Alexis (Jeremy), Thomas, Eric; great-grandchildren Søren, Mikko, Thørsten, Reija, Gunnar, and Valli.
Gigi was predeceased by his wife Myrna, children Elaine and Allen, parents Kornelia and Michael, sister Donna, and brother John and sister-in-law Pat.
We wish to thank his doctor S.V. Patel for his many years of care. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Chan for their care in the last little while. To the whole staff at the Gimli Hospital for their kind and gentle care in Gigi's final week.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Michael's Church, Gimli, MB on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Gimli Cemetery in Gimli. Lunch to follow at the Farmers Hall. Pallbearers will be Ed Petrowski, Blair Petrowski, Ken Petrowski, Wes Petrowski, Scott Petrowski and Marc Petrowski.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care at Gimli Community Health Centre or to the Gimli Humane Society.
We love you very much Gigi. Until we meet again.