JOSHUA EMIL CHORNICK
It is with immense sadness, devastation and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our Joshua Emil Chornick at 18 years of age. Joshua passed away on Friday June 28, doing what he loved most of all, hiking, likely singing and being in nature.
Cherished son of Chris and Deborah Chornick, big brother to Nathan and canine siblings, Bella and Tyler. Adored grandson of Richard and JoAnn Chornick and Muriel Zerbin. Treasured nephew, confidant and friend to Tricia and Terry McMillan. Nephew to Brian Zerbin and Raymond (Kim) Zerbin.
He is predeceased by Edgar (Opa) Zerbin, Jessie (Nanny) Chornick and Runa (Grandma) Hallson and his life-long canine companions Miszu and Shadow.
Joshua was an angel sent to this earth on September 24, 2000. He came into this world a fighter always knowing that he wanted to do things differently. Josh was blessed to grow up in East St Paul where his love for inclusion and community was evident in our many gatherings. He had such deep love for our supportive friends and neighbours, and we know that he would be thanking them for looking after our family so incredibly during this horrible time. Our family would like to thank those friends who have held us up and provided comfort, strength, sustenance and tactical assistance.
This world has lost one of the greatest change makers that we ever needed. Joshua was a genius who excelled at everything: engineering, computer science, baking, gardening, painting and mindfulness just to name a few. His passion for changing our impacts on the environment to his desperate need to ensure everyone felt included shows that he was a living example of what we are capable of. He did more in his 18 years than most of us will do in our entire lives.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Falcon Beach RCMP and EMS, Whiteshell Search and Rescue and everyone who was there to help our beloved Joshua. From the bottom of our hearts we are grateful for those brave souls including you Matty, Kent and Curtis.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday July 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church, 1315 Gateway Road. Out of our deepest desire to honour the man Joshua was, please be prepared to wear your brightest colours.
To honour his legacy Joshua’s family is hoping to support charitable organizations and the pursuit of education for students. This is done through the Joshua Chornick Memorial Fund set up with the Winnipeg Foundation. See information below. Tax receipts will come directly from the Winnipeg Foundation.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
680 Archibald Street