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KATHERINE DANKIEWICH (published on April 22, 2009)



KATHERINE DANKIEWICH (nee FURGALA) Peacefully in her sleep at Seven Oaks General Hospital, Katherine passed away on April 19th, 2009. She had just celebrated her 92nd birthday one week earlier. Left to cherish her memory are her son Timothy and daughter Kathy; her brother Michael (Arleen) of Toronto; brother-in-law, Nick Frunchak; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Wasyl and Agnes Furgala; her loving husband of 51 years, Stephan; brothers Timothy (Helen) and Basil (Nettie); and daughter-in-law Rosemary. Katherine was born in Winnipeg on April 12, 1917. From a young age she realized that she loved to sing and became well known for her strong soprano voice. Throughout her lifetime she sang with various choirs, both in the chorus as well as soloist. She was an accomplished seamstress and she loved to knit. Family and friends as well as several charitable organizations benefited from her creations. She was a registered knitter with the Christmas Cheer Board. Katherine was an original Marching Mother for the March of Dimes Campaign and was honoured on the 50th Anniversary in 2001 at a reception hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. Katherine had a deep and fervent faith. She was a long time member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic parish as well as the UCWLC. This was her 59th year in the women's league. Katherine was a warm, loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, cousin, aunt and friend. She was a good listener to all who sought out her support and comfort. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who were fortunate to have known her. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23rd at Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 965 Boyd Avenue with Rev. Fr. V. Bashutskyy officiating. A private interment will take place at Holy Family Cemetery. As per Mom's wishes, flowers are graciously declined. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or a charity of their choice. XPUCTOC BOCKPEC KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193


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