Obituary of Peter Goshulak
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Peter Goshulak on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the age of 93. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather had four favorite things in life: family and friends, church and community, summers at the family cottage at Clear Lake and competing with his golfing buddies in the annual Tamarack Golf Tournament. We will be forever grateful that our parents taught us the core values of integrity, hard work, self-confidence, responsibility, giving back to the community, and spirituality.
He was born on July 15, 1929, in Dauphin, Manitoba to Howard Goshulak and Malancka (Millie) Trache. Growing up, Dad’s life was not without difficulties. His father passed away when he was five, and his widowed mother raised him and his three other siblings on her own. He graduated from Little's Business College and worked with the Manitoba Department of Justice for 47-years. Dad was well-known and respected by his peers, police officers and claimants during his career as Senior Magistrate and Justice of Peace in the Brandon Judicial District, and Hearing Officer for Small Claims in the South West District.
Dad met Mom at the Ukrainian Catholic Church Youth Club, and they married in 1953. They had four children within a span of nine years, and moved from Dauphin to Brandon in 1968. Dad was an active member of the Catholic Church where he enjoyed discussing Father John's homilies with him after Mass either seriously or with some funny anecdote! He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, and was appointed Sir Knight (Fourth Degree), after serving as Grand Knight (First Degree) in both the Dauphin and Brandon Councils, and Faithful Navigator (Third Degree).
After retirement, our parents wintered with friends in Arizona and then Osoyoos, BC and held cherished memories of special vacations to Rome (Vatican), and family gatherings in Florida (Disney World) and Hawaii (Kauai).
Dad was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Walter, Mary and Alexander. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Waldemera “Wally” (nee Laskowich), and their four children Theresa (Ken) of Calgary, Judi (Dawn) of Brandon, Howard of Victoria and Michele (Jaime) of Ottawa, twelve grandchildren, Greg, Laura (Antoine), Jason (Flora), Eric (Lisa), Kylie, Jackie (Howie), David (Carol), Jordan, Kirstin, Laure (Sarah), Wels, and Anthony (Caitlin),and ten great grandchildren, Isabelle, Josephine, Vivienne, Sophie, Matthew, John, Elin, Joe, Eléonore and Catherine.
We will forever cherish our special memories and the wonderful legacy he left behind.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 327 4th Street, Brandon on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Father John Okosun as celebrant. A private family interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium.
The family extends a very special thank you to Doctors Fourie and Razzaghi and the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Brandon Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3, or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Peter Goshulak, please visit our Tree Store
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