Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB


Mr. Richard Peter Chmara

April 14, 1950March 14, 2020

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Richard Chmara, at the age of 69, on Saturday March 14, 2020.

Richard was predeceased by his father, Peter Chmara and mother, Anne Chmara (Ogonowski).

Richard is survived by his loving wife Sherry and sister Elenore Petrasko (John). Also numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Richards’s life will be celebrated at a later date with a private family gathering.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society.


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  • A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Mr. Richard Peter Chmara

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Danita Brisson

March 27, 2020

Sherry, my condolences on your loss. Richard was a wonderful friend when I worked with him at the Canadian Grain Commission. In fact, he figures in most of my fond memories of the place. Those who took the time to know him discovered what an intelligent and articulate man he was. His wry sense of humour was evident in some of the pearls of wisdom he would offer including these: If a man sees that his partner is upset but doesn't know why, he should immediately say "I'm sorry for that thing I did that made you mad." And when someone asks whether or not you agree with something, answer "I concur" so that they can't call you a "yes man".

He was very proud of you and your accomplishments, and the life you two had built. I am grateful to have enjoyed the gift of his friendship.

Vince Hykawy

March 26, 2020

Richard and I worked together at Signode Canada for close to 15 years. He was well liked by his fellow employees. I remember Richards favorite lunch was a Cheeseburger , Fries and a Coke from Johnny's. One of his sayings was do not confuse a Cuba Libra with Rum, Coke and a Lime.
Sherry ; so sorry for your loss.


Brenda Mercer

March 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I know he was a Vincent Massey grad, as I was, and I worked with him at the Canadian Grain Commission for many years. He was always very happy and friendly with everyone he met and worked with. Such a loss of a young senior. My sincere condolences to His wife and all of Richard’s family. 😢
Brenda Mercer

Gerry Sproule

March 24, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Richards passing. We worked side by side at the CGC for about 10 years and we talked about everything as work mates do. I remember some stories that included the trials of having the hardwood floors being refinished in his house for the 3rd time and having to stay in at the Viscount Gort while it was being done. The one thing that never changed with Richard was his faith and the love for his wife Sherry. He was a good man. My condolences to Sherry and the entire family.

Gerry Sproule

Denise Bahuaud

March 24, 2020

I am sad to hear about Richard's passing. I knew him from work. Richard was always very nice to me. We always had a nice conversation whenever I was in the mail room & he was easy to talk to. He always made me feel welcomed.
To his wife and family, my sincere condolences goes out to you during this difficult time. May he rest in Peace.

Kathy Fecio

March 24, 2020

Worked with Richard at the Canadian Grain Commission. He always talked about what he would be having for dinner and what movie he would watch with Sherry that evening. Sherry, my most sincere condolences on your loss. May the great memories you have of your life together help you through this very sad time in your life.