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WANDA GERELUS (published on May 28, 2010)

WANDA GERELUS After 90 years of a life filled with love, family, gardening and facing life's challenges, Wanda Gerelus, beloved mother of Patricia (Glen) Osmond and Gerri Woznesensky passed away at Park Manor Personal Care Home on May 25, 2010. She is survived by her granddaughters Melinda Woznesensky, Brianna Woznesensky (Justin Moraze), Shari (Michael) Bielert and Alissa (Andrew) Beach, her great-grandchildren Bradly, Nathan, Kcena Coleman; Markus, Alexis Bielert, Ethan Moraze and Harrison Osmond-Beach, brother Albert (Helen) Wilchynski stepbrothers Raymond and David Buzikewich, brothers and sisters-in-law Nick (Muriel), Joe (Nellie), Maurice (Audrey), Alex (Livinia) Gerelus, Kay Jamieson, Phyllis (Jack) McLauchlan, Lena (Bill) Streilein, Vikki Gerelus, Gina Gerelus, Jean Gerelus, Elsie Gerelus and Mary Wilchynski. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Domicila and John Wilchynski, her brothers Krispin, Edward and Stanley Wilchynski, sisters Alice (Bing) Fesiuk and Jean Feniuk as well as stepmother Rose and stepbrother Victor (Ethel) Buzikewich. She was born in Yellow Creek, SK before moving to Ontario to work where she met her future husband Bill. They moved to Winnipeg and married on August 29, 1942. After only 17 years of marriage, Bill suddenly passed away leaving Wanda to raise their two young daughters alone. This she did with enormous courage and fortitude as well as emotional support from her in-laws and siblings. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. with viewing starting at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6 or a charity of your choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

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