Ralph Tanchak

Ralph Steven Tanchak

April 3rd, 1957 - May 24th, 2019
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph Steven Tanchak at the age of 62. Ralph left us peacefully at the Stonewall Hospital surrounded by his three children.

Ralph was born April 3, 1957 in Fisher Branch, Manitoba, the son of Alec and Jean Tanchak. In 1978 Ralph married his dream girl, Patricia Arnason. They went on to have three children Jonathan Tanchak (Carolyn Morgan), Larissa (Michael) Higuchi, and Julianne (Bradley) Weaver. Ralph was Gido to seven grandchildren that he loved more than anything: Ariel, Nadia, Ryan, Rachel, Alexander, Messer and Elizabeth. Ralph also leaves behind a brother Garry (Carrie) Tanchak.

Ralph was predeceased by his father Alec and the love of his life Patricia.

Ralph was the provider and pillar of strength for his family. He was a good friend to many with his kind heartedness and silly humour. Hard working, he worked in the grain industry most of his life and later transitioned to his passion and amazing, self-taught talent of art, to include: painting murals, snow sculpting and caricatures.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at MacKenzie Funeral Home, 433 Main St. in Stonewall, Manitoba. A viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. The funeral will be followed by the burial to take place at the Lundar Cemetery in Lundar, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation for Palliative Care at Stonewall Hospital.

A big Thank you to the amazing staff at Stonewall Hospital for their compassion and support during a difficult time.
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    Friday, May 31, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, May 31, 2019 10:00am
    MacKenzie Funeral Chapel
    433 Main Street
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    Pastor Nathan Young


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