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ELAINE BZOWY (published on October 25, 2008)

ELAINE BZOWY With great sadness, we announce Elaine Bzowy (nee Strumbisky) passed away, Wednesday October 22, 2008 (on her 87th birthday) at St-Pierre-Jolys Hospital in St Pierre, Manitoba. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Elaine was born to Dmytro and Warwara Strumbisky , October 22, 1921 at their farm in Vita. She spent her growing up years on the farm and took her education at Beckett School. She married Paul Bzowy and they moved to the Bzowy farm in 1959 where she resided until her passing. She was an active member of the Tolstoi 4H Club and a life time member of the Woodmore Women’s Institute. She will be dearly missed and remembered by her husband Paul, son John and his wife Lynne of Winnipeg, their sons Justin and Calvin, daughter Barbara and her husband Michael Bilenki of Winnipeg, their daughters Brandy and Sherry, daughter Gloria and her husband Les Paziuk of Ethelbert, their children Scott, Kristin, Carrianne and her husband Jeff Hlady of Dauphin, their children William and Jaclyn, one sister Dorothy Ann Wish of Winnipeg, one brother Alex Starrett of Edmonton, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews. Elaine is predeceased by her parents, two brothers Pete and Mike, one sister Marie, and one granddaughter Tammy Paziuk. Viewing will be held Sunday, October 26, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a prayer service to be held Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., both at Vita Funeral Homes “Vita Chapel” in Vita, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Monday October 27, 11:00 a.m., at Greenridge United Church , interment to follow at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Tolstoi. If friends and family so desire, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. A special thank you to the medical and support staff at the St-Pierre-Jolys Hospital and the dedicated team of home care providers. Arrangements by Vita Funeral Homes “Vita Chapel” Vita, Manitoba Phone (204) 425 3114

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