Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthJanuary 28, 1884
Place of BirthAustria
Service Details
Death Details
Date of DeathDecember 13, 1965
Age at Death81
Buried AtBrandon Municipal Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba
PlotSection 36 Block E Plot 19

Warnick, Fred

Theodore Woroniak was born on 28 January 1884 in Austria. In later life he went by the name of Fred Warnick. In 1912, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he married Katharine Pouck. At some point after the marriage the couple immigrated to Canada, first living in Winnipeg at the time of the 1916 census, and then in the Brandon, Manitoba area where Fred found work with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Known children born to the couple were daughters Anne, Mary, Rose, Nel, Kay, Margaret and Helen and sons William, John, and Michael. According to his obituary, Fred served in the Austrian Army in WW1, service unconfirmed.

Predeceased by his wife Katherine in 1941 in Brandon, Fred died on 28 January 1965 in the Kenora General Hospital. He had moved to Kenora in 1961 where his son Mike was living. At the time of his death Fred was survived by daughters Anne Stritz of Brandon, Rose Cartwright of London, Ontario, Nel Andrich of Winnipeg, Kay McCarthy of London, Ontario, Marg Cretain of Namao, Alberta and Helen Downey of Winnipeg, and sons William of Brandon, John of Winnipeg, and Mike in Kenora. Also surviving were twenty-four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Fred and Katherine are interred in the Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

By Judy Thorburn