Charles (Charlie) Zelenitsky

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:

Arrangements entrusted to:  Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

6 thoughts on “Charles (Charlie) Zelenitsky

  1. Thelma Chopek

    Donna, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your husband Charlie.
    With sympathy, Thelma

  2. Susan Rusk

    I have many fond memories of Charlie’s visits to his Uncle Vick’s place at Winnipeg Beach. Vick had a special place in his heart for Charlie and he was always happy when Charlie stopped in for a visit. Charlie was a good man – proud of his kids and happy with his life. He was kind and good – I will always think fondly of him.

  3. Robert Zacharkiw

    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss of Charlie. He was a special guy.

    Bob & Judy Zacharkiw

  4. Charles Rubin

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Your and Charlie’s suffering has been for so long now. We pray that you now find peace. May you take comfort in the memory of his good name….he shall be missed. Fondly, Chuck and Naida

  5. Debra & Sutee W.

    We were blessed to have Charlie and Donna as next door neighbors and they quickly became dear friends to us and our children. Charlie was quick to offer help in practical matters whenever it was needed, and his quiet but kind ways made him a favorite with our family. I remember him enjoying a window puppet show from the kids while he was mowing the lawn. He helped us figure out the problem when a friend accidentally parked the car in “drive”. He willingly watched our home when we were away. Charlie had a winning smile and kind twinkle in his eye. Even when he became ill, his skill and dedication to his profession as an electrician was evident. We will cherish his memory. Our love and prayers to Donna and Terry and family in your loss.

  6. Helma Rogge Rehders

    My heartfelt sympathy Donna, to your dear Charlie’s passing, condolences to all family members. Charlie made our transition to the Beach so easy. He and my late Jim RIP, established a trust. Love and trust the most important attitudes in building a neighbourhood. Charlie was a gem of a man. I so felt for your years now come to an end with the best memories kept in our hearts.
    Helma Rogge Rehders
    Winnipeg Beach

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