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PAULINE OLA DENISCHUK (published on July 09, 2009)



PAULINE OLA DENISCHUK On July 1, 2009 at the Health Sciences Centre, Pauline Denischuk, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away at the age of 80 years. Pauline (Bobbi) will be missed by her children Daniel (Chris) in Calgary, Fred (Susan) in San Diego, Debbie (Roland) in Waldersee and Ed (Glenda) in Winnipeg. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Scott, Blake, Patti (Bryce), Kevin, Melanie (Brian), Craig, Jodi (Jay) and Jerod as well as her great-grandchildren Abby and Brooklyn. She also leaves behind her sisters Mary, Ena, Lena, Anne, Nettie and Lovey, her brother Mike, and many nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Fred in April, 2003. She was also predeceased by her parents, Kuzma and Anastasia Dudy, her brother Peter and her sister Helen. Pauline was born on May 27, 1929 in Kuroki, Saskatchewan and was the oldest of ten children. She learned responsibility at an early age while being raised on the farm and helping her mother with the care of her siblings. One day, when her mother came home with twin girls, Pauline asked why she couldn't have a baby too. Her mother told her that she could pick one of the twins as her own but she would be responsible for the baby. Pauline, who was eight years old, chose Ena and cared for her as if she were her own daughter. And that began a lifelong journey of looking after others. Pauline later moved to Winnipeg where she met and married Fred Denischuk. Although she was in nursing school and planned to continue her role as a caregiver, Fred convinced her to take a chance on buying a restaurant outside the city. She and Fred moved to Glenella, MB in 1954 where they owned and operated Glen's Café. The Café was well known as a welcoming haven for travelers and a gathering place for locals. Pauline was instrumental in starting the credit union in Glenella and managed it for many years. She was also a School Trustee in the Turtle River School Division, an active member of the Glenella United Church and a strong voice in the development of the local arena. She and Fred were always active in their community and, when they retired, they shared their love of friends and good food at their winter home in Palm Springs, CA. Pauline was a true caregiver, not only caring for her large family but also looking out for members her community. A special thanks to the staff at the Health Sciences Centre and Neepawa Area Hospital who treated Pauline for their compassionate care during her stay. Prayers will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Clarke's Funeral Home in Gladstone, MB. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glenella Community Centre, Glenella, MB. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenella United Church, Glenella, Manitoba, R0J 0V0. Clarke's Funeral Home, Gladstone-MacGregor in care of arrangements. www.clarkesfuneralhome.com


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