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MARIA (MINNIE) PROCOPCHUK (published on January 09, 2010)

MARIA (MINNIE) PROCOPCHUK (nee NITCHUK) Peacefully on January 5, 2010, with her family by her side, Mom passed away at the age of 88 at Holy Family Home. Minnie was born June 26, 1921, raised in Winnipeg and attended Norquay School. Mom was an avid tomboy in her younger years, loving all sports, especially baseball - playing for C.U.A.C. Minnie married Fred Procopchuk on May 22, 1948, and celebrated 25 wonderful years. She worked for C.P.R. and Great-West Life Assurance Company. Mom loved her family gatherings in her home. She was a very active member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church: a member of Church Choir; U.C.W.L.C. - St. Nicholas Branch; Apostleship of Prayer; Perogy Workers and St. Nicholas Seniors' Club. Mom's elegant voice was often compared to Nana Mouskouri's, achieving a trip of her dreams, singing a solo in Rome in 1988 with the Millennium Choir. Mom loved to travel - Hawaii, Vegas, Europe and across Canada. She loved bowling, bingo, trips to the Casino and a good Black Russian drink. Mom leaves to mourn her daughter Doreen, son Donald (Debbie), granddaughters Carley (Dan) and Vanessa (Justin). She is survived by her sister Olga Powell; sisters-in-law Jean Nitchuk, Lucille Nitchuk and Elsie (Frank) Moski; numerous nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Fred Procopchuk; parents Zachary and Eudokia Nitchuk; brothers, Joseph, Alex, John and Michael Nitchuk and sister, Anne Ryngach. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 11 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Ave. with Rev. Fr. Isidore Dziadyk, O.S.B.M. officiating. Rosary will be said prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carley and Vanessa Procopchuk, Wayne Nitchuk, George Richardson, William Zuk and Tom Mages. Donations in Mom's memory may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Novitiate, 600 Cathedral Avenue. The family wishes to thank Dr. Taras Babick; Pastoral Care Department and staff of 2A Holy Family Home for their wonderful care. Our special thanks to Sr. Theresa Matwe, SSMI, Sr. Chrysantha, SSMI, Sr. Nadia, SSMI, Mrs. K. Matwe, Miss M. Matwe, Miss I. Zapisocki, all of our family and friends for all their visits, songs and prayers, it is immensely appreciated. Mom You can only have one mother - loving, kind and true. No other friend in all the world will be so true to you. For all her love and kindness she asked for nothing in return. If all the world deserted us - to our mother we could turn. For those of you who have a Mother - treasure her with care. For you will never know what heartache is till you see that she is not there. To hear her voice, to see her smile, to sit and talk with her awhile. She leaves a place no one could fill. We love you Mom and always will. VICHNAYA PAMYAT KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193

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