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Final Face Off - Peter Kapusta

February 3, 1924 - July 16, 2016 If there ever comes a day, where we can't be together. Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Peter on Saturday morning, July 16, 2016 at 10:17 a.m., at Seven Oaks Hospital after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his daughter Penny and son Lance; grandchildren, Dana (Dawn), Brent (Tanya), Breanne, Mathew, Dillon, Kirk, and Jamie (Micheal) Klassen; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brenya, Braya and Jase. Peter is also survived by June, his longtime love and soulmate, along with her family, Raymond Martin, Carol (Eric) Cassell, Tom (Jackie) Martin, Arnold (Mary) Siegel, and family. Peter was predeceased by his mother Ann and father Michael; brother Basil (Second World War); sister Rose; and wife Blanche. After his hockey career ended in 1960, he purchased a taxicab and became a shareholder in Duffy's Taxi Ltd. In 1967 Peter became manager until he retired in 1991. Thank you for your thoughtfulness it was greatly appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. Terry Babick for all your care and compassion you gave to Peter and for your house calls when he could no longer go to your office. Your presence at the hospital Saturday morning was a great comfort to us. Thank you. Thank you to all the Palliative Care doctors, and nurses who looked after Peter, you are all very special. God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be, he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. May the winds of the heavens blow softly, and whisper in your ear. How much we love and miss you, and wish that you were here. "Rest in Peace" Cremation has taken place at Peter's request and no service will be held. Korban Funeral Chapel 204-956-2193 As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2016