Febuary 27, 1964 - July 18, 2018
Sadly, Greg left us on the early morning of July 17, 2018 at home at the age of 54. Greg was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on February 27, 1964 and raised in Sifton, Manitoba until the age of 16.
Greg will be sadly missed by his brother Clayton Weselowski (roommate and partner in business), sister Bernadette Weselowski from Canmore, Alberta and niece Courtney Marquart from Banff, Alberta, numerous aunts and cousins, and by our dog, Roxy.
He was predeceased by his mother, Jean Weselowski, in 1997 and his father, Leonard Weselowski, in 2001.
From an early age, Greg loved trains and liked traveling on trains as our father was a conductor for CN Rail.
Greg was an Air Cadet in Dauphin, Manitoba #50 Squadron where he obtained the rank of Corporal. As an Air Cadet, he pursued his love of flying, paying for his own lessons at the time ($20 a lesson). He only needed one hour to finish his solo and would have received his pilot’s license. At the same time, he worked at one of Dauphin’s most trendy garages/restaurants as a gas attendant.
Like most young teenage boys in Dauphin, he also had some minor brush-ins with the law, yet was heroic, as Greg saved the life of a friend, Robert Kuchma, by getting him to the hospital. The doctor said if he didn't bring him in, Robert wouldn't have survived.
Greg went to school in both Sifton and Dauphin, then moved to Winnipeg and graduated Grade 12 at Tec Voc High School. Greg was extremely smart and knowledgeable; he was able to understand/stand under what he knew or said. He didn’t do homework because he said it was too easy.
While attending a school in Dauphin, he, along with other male students were all failing English class yet all the girls were getting an A, so one day he took a book called "A Bridge Too Far" and wrote over 20 pages word for word with all proper grammar, then handed it in to the English teacher. Our mother wasn't happy with what Greg did, but he said he wanted to prove a point that the teacher hated male students. When the teacher handed back the book reports, Greg had received an F for fail. Our mother wasn't happy about his grade and even though she didn’t agree at first, now she understood, so our mother went to visit the principal, where the teacher was called into the office. Needless to say, the principal wasn't very impressed with the teacher. All the male students passed English because of Greg and Mother’s actions for justice.
Greg had numerous jobs. To name a few: CP Rail, Walmart, Head security at the St. Regis Hotel, Stanley Paints and then Owner/Operator of a window cleaning company. While working at Walmart in Yellowknife, NWT, he changed the way Walmart unloaded trucks and the organization of the stock room. Greg said he told the manager he needed tape. The manager replied no as tape cost money, so Greg was about to pay the $1 himself, then the manager broke down and brought out some tape. With just the tape and Greg’s ingenuity, he improved Walmart warehouses and truck unloading procedures forever. The manager took credit for Greg’s implementation of ideas. Walmart wrote that manager in Yellowknife a letter of praise, when in reality, the praise belonged to Greg.
Greg then came back to Winnipeg months later where he worked at Walmart. They had heard of him and he was offered a manager’s position. Needless to say, he did not accept.
Greg could have been a millionaire if he played his cards right. While working at the hotel, he uncovered a theft operation involving the manager of the hotel and another hotel manager as numerous paintings and a Indian head dress went missing. The Winnipeg police were also impressed with Greg's ability to control situations and write proper reports for incidents at the hotel. The manager was fired.
After the hotel, he worked at a painting company where they make paint. Greg discovered the weights were off and found out the chemist was selling the formulas to another company. With his uncovering of yet another corruption, Greg made the company into a top RBC ISO (International Organization for Standardization) example for other companies to follow.
Sadly, each company he worked for when he discovered corruptions, he was unjustly dismissed. He then went into window cleaning where he was his own boss and couldn't get dimissed so easly.
Greg was also a target for people blaming him for everything almost all his whole life, be it a company or other. He often cried and was frustrated and wondered why he was always blamed for something he never did or said. I always told him I love him, not to worry as I knew the truth, and so does God.
He was a homebody, didn't go out much and never went out of his way to harm/hurt anyone. He was adamant the past few months on leaving Winnipeg and going back to the country. When I, Clayton, had cancer, Greg stepped up to the plate, yet every time I told him he should see the doctor because of his heart he said no. About a month before Greg passed, I cleaned out his closet and put everything into my room as the attic access was needed. The only thing that went back into his room was his clothing. Prior to his belongings being moved into my room and after/ days before he left, we had discussed that we needed to do something for each other if something happened to one of us and he agreed.
The night before he passed, I asked him to let Roxy in his room as she wouldn’t sleep beside him, she'd sleep at his feet. He said, “Yeah, okay”. Those were the last words I heard from my brother. Greg never knew I called him home and my best friend.
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