Joseph Adam Pegoski passed away April 16th, 2023 at the Neepawa Hospital after many years of health issues and a recent diagnosis of cancer.
Joey was born July 20th, 1943 at NW 14-15-16 in the RM of Rosedale on the current family farm and was the only child of 8 children born there.
He was the youngest child of Polish immigrants Joseph and Mary Pegoski and the last remaining member of his family. He is now reunited with his parents and all his siblings; Ida Hiebert, Victoria (Vicky) Kuharski, Roman (Raymond), Anthony (Tony), Julian (Jackie), Lorna, and Daniel.
Joey received his education from Iroquois School in RM of Rosedale, Mulvey School in Winnipeg for 2 winters, and finally Neepawa Collegiate, leaving school early to help on the farm.
Years later, he moved to Brandon and worked at Sharps Ltd. (auto supply business). While in Brandon he met Judi Conley and they married in 1967. They then bought the family farm where he was born while his parents had a new house built for themselves in Neepawa. Two Children – Kelly and then 3 years later, Stephen were born to complete their family. Joey loved his children and especially his grandchildren, cherishing all the wonders of being a grandpa. Joey and Judi lived on the farm for 30 years before moving to a house in Neepawa; their son Stephen continues to live on the farm with his family. Joey and Judi eventually moved into the very house his parents had built those many years ago.
Joey continued to farm for many years and even did the fall field work last autumn at the age of 79 and enjoyed every minute. In addition, he had assistance over the years from the well known “Joey’s hired man” Henry Armstrong, who was a part of the family for 30 years.
Joey was also known for always having a team of horses and participated in sleigh rides and many trail rides throughout Manitoba.
Joey’s other pleasure in life was his coffee outings with new and old friends. He hardly missed a day until the week before his hospitalization. Many of his coffee friends and other lifelong friends made his time in the hospital bearable and brought much enjoyment to him. The family thanks all those who were able to visit or phone, especially while he was in the hospital.
Left to mourn his loss are his wife Judi of 56 years; daughter Kelly Lamport (John) and grandson Cale (Taylor); son Stephen (Teri) and grandson Deidrick & granddaughters Aspen, Kixley and Kaycee; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.
Thank you to Dr. Ong (retired) and Dr. Jawed and all the staff at Neepawa Hospital for their compassion and care over the years and during his most recent and last hospitalization.