Andrew Peter "Pete" Zajac
We regret to advise of the death of Peter Andrew Zajac on 14 July 2017 in Winnipeg MB at 97 years of age.
Peter was born and raised in Winnipeg. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served in the Canadian Army, initially with the National Resources Mobilization Force from 1941 to 1942 and then with the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1942 until1946. He served in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Peter was a real 'Railway Man'. On returning from overseas, he went back to work with the Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1984. He worked hard and with distinction, mentoring many apprentices over the years, and was respected by all who knew him. Peter was predeceased by his beloved wife Carole 22 years earlier after almost half a century of a shared life. Together they raised three children. He enjoyed simple things... a day at the beach, listening to Big Band music, a good hockey game or even a bad hockey game, sharing stories about the old days in the North End, or a dog who sat on his lap or licked his hand! But family was always foremost.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday 17 July at Glen Eden Funeral Home, West St. Paul. If friends desire, please donate to the charity of your choice in Peter’s name.