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PAWLITSKY, Marcel Stanley

PAWLITSKY, Marcel Stanley

On January 26, 2019, Marcel Stanley Pawlitsky, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 83. Having suffered the effects of a series of strokes over the past few years, he passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family.
 
Marcel leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Lena (Lee) Pawlitsky (nee Kohut), son Wayne (Debby) Pawlitsky, daughter Wendy (Rockne) Egnatios, grandchildren Sarah (Josh), Evan, and Isabella, extended family Aislyn and her children Quinncy and Ryker, and Ashley (Joe), as well as his younger sister Nadia Dudar of Dauphin, MB. He was predeceased by nine of his siblings.
 
Marcel was born in Ethelbert, Manitoba, on August 10, 1935, to Stanley and Nellie Pawlitsky. He was one of 11 children. After growing up on a farm in Sclater and realizing farming wasn't his thing, he moved to Winnipeg, where he met Lena Kohut. They married, and later moved with their two young children to Kelowna, BC in 1965. Marcel was a printer by trade, employed by The Kelowna Capital News for over 30 years. A lover of country music, he was a musician, playing rhythm guitar in several bands, including The Mike Domish Orchestra (Winnipeg), The Green Valley Boys, and OK Country in Kelowna. He loved to travel, visiting Hawaii numerous times, Fiji, The Cook Islands, and the USA. Favourite activities included camping throughout BC and western USA, and boating on the Okanagan Lake, with family and friends. From time to time, he may or may not have come home with an unannounced new car and/or puppy (Trixie and Chimo). He also may or may not have enjoyed a beer or two. His greatest gift was his love for his family. It was always fun to see how quickly the tears of joy would build up whenever he was with his grandkids. He will be incredibly missed.
 
A celebration of Marcel's life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to any charity of your choosing. The family would like to thank the physicians and nurses at KGH for their care and compassion.


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Condolence Messages
  • Feb 06, 2019
    Lee and family - I am so sorry to hear of Marcel's passing. Thoughts and love to you especially so at this difficult time.
    Colleen Romanuik
  • Feb 06, 2019
    Lee,
    So sorry to hear of Marcel's passing. Sending you my best wishes and sincere condolences at this time of sorrow.
    Dawn Gibson (Howe)
  • Feb 03, 2019
    Lee, just last week we spoke of your family and wondered how the time has passed. We are sorry for your loss. There is strength in the memories. Holly and Ken
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Lee, Wayne, Wendy & Families. We are so saddened to hear of Marcel's passing. We have some great memories of the time we spent together with both of our families. May you all find strength in the love of your family and the warm embrace of friends.
    Love Peter & Kathy Pich
    West Kelowna
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Dear Lee, Wayne, Wendy and family,
    Its been a very long time since we saw each other. Just remembering all of those happy gatherings with Marcel playing his guitar.
    My deepest condolences and my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Helen Fassbender (Kaskiw)
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Such pleasant memories of working with Marcel at the Capital News. I was still in high school, and Marcel's patience and humor made a dirty job fun. Will always remember the late run every Wednesday, made more enjoyable by joining Marcel for a burger from the Willow mid-shift.
    Sincere condolences.
    Tom Lang
  • Feb 01, 2019
    To Lee and family. My sincere condolences for your lose. A big wpark in our lives has gone. So many good memories of our time at Cap News and afterwards, in his print shop ... there was always a welcome beer to be had! See you in the Spring, Lee! Hugs from Peggy Sidbeck, Nanaimo BC.
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Dear Wendy, and your Mom, Lee and your brother Wayne,
    I am Rockne's brother Jerry and on behalf of my father Eddie who is 93 and does not use a computer and the rest of my family we know what a loss this has been and our prayers are with you. Rockne had great stories and much love when he talked of his other family and Wendy, we are so sorry for your loss. He talked about the great love and joy when he was with your Family and the many trips and time you all spent together. We will keep all of you in our prayers through this huge loss as we know he will be greatly missed.
    Eddie Egnatios, his son Jerry and wife Donna and family
  • Jan 31, 2019
    Dear Lee, Wayne and Wendy, our thoughts are with you at this difficult and sad time. Marcel left us with so many good memories which we will always cherish.
    Doreen and family
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Uncle Marcel will be dearly missed. Sending deepest condolences to you Auntie Lee, Wayne, Wendy & family.
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Lee and family.
    Saddened to hear of Marcels passing.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love
    Billee
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Our deepest condolences to your family. May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time.
    Sincerely, Patti & Sam & family
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Wayne and family,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Remember all the wonderful times.
    Wayne Turk
  • Jan 30, 2019
    Lee and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Marcel's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. He will be missed but memories last forever.
    Maurice & Shirley Buchy
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Lee, sorry to hear of Marcel's passing. My thoughts are with you. Norma Dierk
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Dear Lee: I am saddened to learn of Marcel's passing. Your man was truly one of a kind, and I feel privileged to have known him over the years. My heart is with yours at this time of loss.
    Nancy Blow
  • Jan 29, 2019
    So very sorry, Lee, to hear of Marcel's passing. We had many a great time with Marcel and you, camping and hunting and the odd get together.
    Jim and Sharon Hoult
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Lee, Wayne and Wendy, so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So glad that Dad and I were able to have a good visit the week before Marcel's passing.
    Wayne Kaskiw
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Sorry to hear about Marcel, Lee. My prayers go out to you and your family. I shall give you a call in a few days,if that's okay with you.
    Your long-time friend from Canoe,B.C., Anne McCaig
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Dearest Lee-I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Esther Mitchell (PWD)
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Dear Lee and family. I was very saddened to learn of Marcel's passing. May you carry happy memories with you forever. He is now at peace and will not suffer any more. May God put his loving arms around your family at this time. Our prayers are with you all. With love Jerry and Lillian Moller
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Lee and family, my thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family. May you have the strength to get through these most difficult days and weeks ahead. Great find memories of Marcel with Wanda And Alex.
    Marie Raeburn
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Lena and Family:
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Marcel. I first met Marcel in 1965 when he worked in my Father's printing business. I know he will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
    Bren Witt
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