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LENA KOWALIUK (published on May 19, 2009)



LENA KOWALIUK Peacefully on Saturday May 16, 2009 at the Holy Family Home, Lena Kowaliuk passed away at the age of 89. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, John (Mona), Wally (Diane); daughters, Elsie (Joe), Diane (Bill); daughter-in-law Bernice; grandchildren, Danny, Richard, Curtis (Francine), Lori (Hoan), Liz, Tyrone; great-grandchildren, Chancy, Cory, Paris, Joshua; sister Doris of Michigan and many relatives and friends. Lena was predeceased by her husband George on October 9, 1998, infant son Johnny and son Nick, parents Alex and Pearl Rawliuk, sisters Mary, Rose, Kay, Sylvia, Helen, Verna, brothers Nick, Bill and John. Lena was born in Gardenton November 8, 1919, married George Kowaliuk on October 15, 1939. They resided in Gardenton raising their family and later retiring in Tolstoi. After the loss of her husband Lena moved to Shady Oaks Lodge in Vita where she resided until her move to Holy Family Home in December 2005. A special thank you to all the staff at Holy Family Home, St. John's Ward for their compassion and all the loving care they gave Mom. Mom's positive cheerful outlook touched the lives of all that knew her. Mom was truly a beautiful and special person and will be dearly missed. Prayers will be held on Wednesday May 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home Hwy #1 East at Navin, Winnipeg. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday May 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home with Rev. Miron Pozniak presiding. Pallbearers will be her sons, John Kowaliuk, Wally Kowaliuk, son-in-law Joe Berthelette, grandsons, Danny Kowaliuk, Richard Kowaliuk and Curtis Berthelette. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Family Home 165 Aberdeen Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2W 1T9 (204) 589-7381 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 6 Donald Street Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 (204) 949-2000. Vichnaya Pamyat GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 E inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Life stories may be shared at www.mem.com


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