1941 – 2021
On June 1, 2021 Charlie passed away peacefully at Rosewood Lodge, Stonewall, Manitoba.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of 57 years, also his best friend Terry (Joanne) Pemkowski and their daughter Halle. Remembering him fondly are his many relatives, friends and customers in Winnipeg Beach and beyond.
Charlie was born April 6, 1941 in St. Andrews Manitoba to Peter and Pauline (Boitson) Zelenitsky.
He enjoyed his childhood growing up in Winnipeg Beach. His long electrical career began at the tender age of nine, helping his father with the family business, Jerry’s Electric.
Charlie was a very loyal, loving husband, papa and friend.
His passion was the solitude of nature which he found at “THE FARM”. His cabin was rugged and although he was an electrician it had no power and was heated with wood. He did have a pink propane stove and oven which a friend surprised him with one day.
Everyone who knew Charlie, knew that he could be found on Sundays at his special place, “The
‘Farm” enjoying the company of friends, cooking a huge breakfast, brewing strong coffee, bird watching and just visiting. Everyone was always welcome and Charlie cherished his time with them all.
Charlie had many interests connected to his love of the outdoors. He could often be found berry and mushroom picking, going for long walks, enjoying winter camp outs, hunting and target practicing.
In 1971 he founded the “Willow Creek Gun Club” which was enjoyed by the many members.
Special thanks to Kathy Penner and staff at the funeral home for all their help.
A memorial for Charlie will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be left on Charlie’s memorial page at: www.interlakecremation.ca
Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services