Jennie (Jean) Zinkowski Grabowski (Timchishen)

Jennie (Jean) Zinkowski Grabowski (Timchishen)

Passed on November 25, 2023

It is with much sadness in our hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved mother who quietly slipped away on November 25, 2023. Mother was born on June 1, 1924 to Kost and Nellie Timchishen at Rosenberg, MB.

She was predeceased by her husbands Mike Zinkowski 1964 and Peter Grabowski 1998. Her brothers John, Joe, Morris, Nick, sisters Tillie, Ella, 4 stepbrothers and 2 stepsisters.

Surviving are her brothers Harold (Alice) Tom (Maxine). She is survived by her children Gordon (Eileen), Patricia (Leonard), Ron (Loreen), Michael (Rena), and Bob as well as 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She met and married Mike Zinkowski on October 24, 1942. They settled in Ledwyn where they farmed and operated a store and transfer business until his passing December 22, 1964. She remained on the farm and later married Peter Grabowski. They moved into Arborg in 1978. Mother worked at Promo Wear and later in the Dietary Department in the Arborg Hospital.

Mom was an exceptional cook – perogies, cabbage rolls, etc. and she loved her flower and vegetable gardens. Her 3 cats were her best friends. She especially loved family get-togethers for all occasions and her awesome dinners and keen sense of humour never let us down. She was able to enjoy several trips with family members travelling to Mexico, Vegas, The Dominican (destination wedding) as well as many places in Canada and the USA.

Mother will be deeply missed but we have been very blessed to have had her all these years.

The family would like to thank all the Home Care and Health care workers and the Gimli Hospital for their care.

A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Arborg Heritage Hall or to Arborg Assisted Living Centre.


Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Cherish the memories.

Gordon & Valerie Klym (Stetz) & Family

My deepest sympathies to the Zinkowski family on the death of your mother. She was so special to each of you, and I am sure you have many memories of times spent with her. May those memories stay with you and bring comfort.

Judith Dedrick-Williams

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