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HILDEGARD LIZAK (published on October 16, 2010)



HILDEGARD LIZAK (nee POHL) Peacefully in her sleep, it is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Ommi and sister Hildegard Lizak on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the age of 77 years. Left to mourn Hildegard's memory are her children, Lucy (Ray), Rick (Beth), Bruce (Kathy), Rosy (Jamie). Ommi also leaves to mourn her precious grandchildren, Andrew (Liane), Kristopher, Kara, Cameron, Wyatt, Cody, Julie, Cole and Cyle; as well as her brother Otto (Diana); nephews Jason, Jeremy (Marie), Darryl (Kim), Tatyana and Xavier. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, mother, Rosalia, father Siegesmund; sister Waldine and granddaughter Allison. Mom was born on February 9, 1933 in Chelm, Tomaszowka, Poland. Along with her parents and brother she left Tomaszowka to Posen and then to Lohr for a short time. From there they went to Germany and eventually left for Canada on The Beaverbrae Boat, landing in Halifax on October 28, 1948 and arriving in Winnipeg on October 31, 1948. Married on April 26, 1952, Mom and Dad raised four children. They worked side by side for many years in their own business called Burrows Custom Upholstery. Mom was the seamstress and Dad the upholsterer. Those were great years for her as she was always able to be home for her children. She was also a foster parent for 41 years and enjoyed the phone calls or visits from the children who lived in our homes to tell her what they were up to and how their lives were going. Hilda also enjoyed many years at the Oasis campground where she had a little spot of paradise until her health issues began. Mom was a true Golden Girl , one of her favourite shows, and to those of you who knew her you can only guess which character she was. Mom was a faithful parishioner and belonged to St. Johns Cantius since 1961. She belonged to the Germany Society, Legion 141 and to the Dufferin Senior Centre. Ommi's first and foremost priority was her grandchildren. She never missed a birthday or any occasion to be with them. Her whole life revolved around them and she was always available to babysit when they were little and still taking care of the youngest two as recent as last week. Ommi enjoyed watching all the grandkids' sports and was looking forward this weekend to watch Cole and Cyle's playoff Bronco football game. Each of them was special to her in their own way. Hilda enjoyed and looked forward to her Saturdays of dancing and listening to music at the Dufferin Senior Centre. She would always have a funny story to share about her afternoons out. She enjoyed spending time at Garden City just sitting with her group of friends in the food court having a coffee. Nothing would hold her back and she wouldn't wait for anyone to give her a ride, if a ride wasn't available.....she would be happy to take the bus and did so. More than anything Mom enjoyed cooking. If you ever said you loved cabbage rolls you could definitely count on receiving your own roaster full. She also was famous with the Winnipeg Firefighters when she cooked her five course meals for her son's hall. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church, 846 Burrows Avenue with Rev. Msgr. Louis McCloskey, presiding. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Avenue. Pallbearers will be Rick Lizak, Bruce Lizak, Andrew Glabush, Cameron Lizak, Otto Pohl, and Jason Pohl. Donations in Mom's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 200 - 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6, or to a charity of one's choice. Forever In Our Hearts XO


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