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GRETA EVELYN DEMBINSKY (published on June 26, 2010)

GRETA EVELYN DEMBINSKY February 23, 1922 - June 16, 2010 It is with great sorrow that the family of Greta Dembinsky announces her peaceful passing at her home on June 16, 2010. She leaves to mourn her husband of 65 years, Frank; her daughters, Davilyn (Glenn Waterman), Karen (Jack Stein), Judith (Joe Beggs) and Lisa (Ayal Shahar); her sister, Claudia Amos, and a multitude of beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Greta was predeceased by her parents, six siblings, son-in-law Keith Eyolfson and grandson Kris Eyolfson. Greta was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan to Chestley and Mary Teed. The family returned to their Nova Scotia roots in 1932 and in 1942 she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, Medical Division, as an X-Ray Technician. She met Frank, a navigator in the R.C.A.F., and they married in 1945. After the Second World War Greta accompanied Frank to the frozen northland of Manitoba where they settled and raised their four daughters in Flin Flon, living there for 25 years. They also maintained a cottage at Bakers Narrows on Lake Athapapuskow - a place treasured by the entire family. Greta was active in community life wherever she lived, participating in civic affairs, choral singing, Girl Guides, service clubs and Meals on Wheels. In 1970 she started the most exciting part of her life - moving with Frank to the New York area, Toronto, Vancouver and then to San Diego where they spent the past 31 years. Greta loved the change and adventure of these years. She was a spirited creative woman who loved traveling and the performing arts, her dogs, gardening and nature in all forms. Greta loved her fiery husband, cherished her daughters, adored her sons-in-law and her 15 grandchildren were the delight of her life. She adventured with these beloved kids all over North America and Israel. Greta's generosity knew no bounds and she touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends - our world is less without her. But love is a wounded thing a tremor and a smart and there's no one left to kiss me now over my heavy heart.


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