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Elsie Storozynsky

Obituary

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Elsie Storozynsky (March 18, 1933 – May 26, 2022)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom on Thursday, May 26, 2022, with family by her side, at the Roblin Crocus Court Personal Care Home.

Mom was born on March 18, 1933 in Inglis, MB to Nicholas and Maria Slobozian; she was the oldest daughter and 1 of 14 children.

In 1949 mom worked as a nurse’s aide in the men’s ward at the Dauphin hospital. At the age of 19, she moved to Ontario to work as a cook at a logging camp. Four of her brothers worked and lived at the same camp. She was dedicated to her work, and in her spare time, she would go to the landing where they cut and measured logs and then rolled them into the river where the booms were tied together. She said that was the fun part of the job. Mom was also a caregiver at care homes in Winnipeg and Brandon. She also served a six month term in the military.

The first time she met our dad was in 1949 at a TB Clinic in Shortdale, MB. The second time they met was at Fisher Hall in 1951 where mom was running for Carnival Queen and selling tickets. Dad bought a whole book of tickets - Bingo! Second time is the charm. Over the years their friendship blossomed into a loving relationship and they married on October 8, 1955. Shortly thereafter, they made their homestead on a farm in the Shortdale area, 17 miles southeast of Roblin where they had 7 children. Mom and dad were married for 66 years.

Not only were there children, animals and field work to occupy her time, mom planted and tended to two very large vegetable gardens, an orchard and numerous flower beds; she had a very green thumb. This passion continued for many years even after leaving the farm and moving to Roblin in the fall of 1994. Her other passion was cooking and baking, which was absolutely fabulous! Any visitors to her home always left with a full tummy and a smile on their face. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Mom loved decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs and had a good eye for colour dyes, her favourite colour being American Beauty. Mom also loved to dance and she shared that love with all of us kids while we listened to Ukrainian Hour on the radio or Ukrainian music on 8 track tapes.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Ernest, daughter Jayne, parents Maria and Nicholas, parents in law John and Alice, brothers John, Mike, Steve, Matt, Paul, Bill, Pete and Fred.

Surviving to mourn mom are her children; daughter Diane (Tom) Simpson of Sooke, BC; granddaughter Amanda (Noah) Bordian of Mission, BC; great grandchildren Mason, Cayden and Cayleb; granddaughter Erin Simpson of Langford, BC; daughter Anna (Thomas) Wasiuta of Salmon Arm, BC; grandson Branden (Sheena) Wasiuta of Yellowknife, NWT; great grandchildren Owen and Blake; grandson Mark Wasiuta of Yellowknife, NWT; son David (Janet) Storozynsky of Roblin, MB; grandson Eric Storozynsky of Yorkton, SK; granddaughter Jenna Storozynsky (Phil Tarchuk) of Banff, AB; daughter Sharon (Clark) Beattie of Calgary, AB; grandson Cole Beattie (Chelsea Doze) of Calgary, AB; grandson Reid Beattie (Jaquelyn Paisley) of Calgary, AB; daughter Lorie (Bob) Tyschinski of Roblin, MB; grandson Riley Tyschinski (Courtney Dube) of Roblin, MB; granddaughter Shaelyn Tyschinski (Jesse Korbet) of Roblin, MB; daughter Wonda (Kent) Kirychuk of Saskatoon, SK; brother Walter Slobozian of Amsterdam, SK; sister Martha Avramenko of Calgary, AB; Linda (Eugene) Kindret of Winnipeg, MB; Ann (Ron) Benson of Winnipeg, MB; Rose Nielsen of Calgary, AB; sister-in-law Elsie Slobozian of Grandview, MB; sister-in-law Mabel Paczkowski of Roblin, MB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mom will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and caring nature. She had a very strong work ethic, a trait she bestowed upon all of us (a little hard work never did a body harm!). Her strength and commitment to caring for dad over the years was unwavering and truly remarkable. Our mom was undoubtedly the matriarch of the family. She was loved and admired by so many. Our family has been blessed and honoured to know and love the person we called mom and Baba.

Prayer services will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7 pm at NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Home. A private family service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10 am at NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Home. Reverend Brent Kuzyk of Dauphin, MB will be officiating. Interment to follow at St. John’s Orthodox Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Roblin Crocus Court Personal Care Home for their kindness, care and attention they showed mom during her time living there; NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Home and Reverend Kuzyk for their guidance and assistance through this difficult time. Also, a big thank you to the Roblin Hospital staff for their kindness shown to mom over the years.

Donations can be made in memory of mom to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Services

Prayer Service
Thursday
June 9, 2022

7:00 PM
Nairnchyz - Wolkowski Funeral Service

Private Family Funeral Service
Friday
June 10, 2022

NairnChyz - Wolkowski Funeral Service

Donations

Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba
Unit 10 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2,
Web: www.alzheimer.mb.ca

The Heart and Stroke Foundation
Unit 3 - 2430 Victoria Avenue, Brandon MB R7B 0M5

Brandon Office

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