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MARGITA CHONGVA (published on May 16, 2009)

MARGITA CHONGVA (nee KARNAFEL) Margita Chongva passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Kin Place Personal Care Home, Oakbank, at the age of 93. She was born June 4, 1915 in Lubica, Czechoslovakia. She will be sadly missed by her sons Lado (Elizabeth); Frank (Clara); daughters Ann Chongva; Val Chongva (Dwight Scott); son-in-law Bill Heather (Diane); grandchildren David; Leanne (Rob); Rodney (Jill); Greg (Muoi); Burke; Sheryl; Trevor; Loralie (Neil); Wil; Darrell; David (Heather); great-grandchildren Mitchell; Chelsea; Broderic; Mackenzie; Davis; Rachel; Tyler; brother Andy (Yolana); sisters Kay Gelata and Terry Enns (Harry) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew; daughter Margaret; parents Michal and Anna; stepmother Maria; brothers Stefan and Joseph, sister Ann. Margita married Andrew in April 1936 and immigrated to Canada in 1937 with infant son Lado. They first lived in Warren, and then settled on a farm in Elm Grove. Her passions in life were her family, gardening, flowers of every type and Folklorama. She was an exceptional cook. She would cook for the men who helped with the threshing as well as canning hundred of jars of preserves and chickens. She was always ensuring that everyone was cared for. The family thanks all the staff at Red River Place in Selkirk and Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oakbank who cared for Mom over the years. Their love and compassion are very much appreciated. Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Anola, with Fr. Mark Drozniak officiating. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the service. Interment will follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kin Place Personal Care Home, Recreation Department, 680 Pine Dr., Oakbank, MB R0E IJ0 or a charity of choice. Rest peacefully Mom.

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