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GORDON CHERNEY (published on January 09, 2009)

GORDON CHERNEY It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Cherney at the age of 87, at the Seven Oaks General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Born in the Ukraine in 1921, Gordon and his family immigrated to Canada when he was only two years old. After growing up in the North End of Winnipeg and then serving his country in the air force in the Second World War, he returned to Winnipeg and married his first wife Mary Olga (Ollie) Petrosky. They had three children: Ken, Diane and Lois. Many years later, after Ollie passed away in 1996, Gordon fell in love again and married Marti Drobot. He was pleased to expand his family to include Marti, her son Rick and his wife Pam. Gordon was always proud of his Canadian citizenship. He loved living in Winnipeg and made his mark in the business community. A successful and well respected entrepreneur, Gordon was one of the founders of Duffy's Taxi, owning and operating several cabs over more than forty years. He was one of the first in Winnipeg to start a handi-van transportation service to assist people with disabilities. He was also a founding partner in Chateau Lanes. Outside of work Gordon enjoyed participating in and watching many sports, including bowling, curling and golf. He was a long time member of Elmhurst Golf and Country Club. He loved spending summers at Falcon Lake, working on the cottage and enjoying the outdoors. Gordon will be remembered with love by his family, including his brother Stanley and his wife Thorey, nephews Ron and Bruce and nieces Rhonda and Nadine, along with many friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary Cherney and his sister Helen Sywak. We all loved Gordon very much and have many wonderful memories of him to cherish. The family would like to thank the staff of Seven Oaks General Hospital for their care of Gordon. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or The Winnipeg Humane Society. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Hwy. 338-0331 Send expressions of sympathy at

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