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DORIS MAURO (published on October 01, 2011)

DORIS MAURO (TOPOLNICKI) (nee KOSTYNUK) October 2, 1921 - September 15, 2011 Though it breaks our hearts to have let her go, she is finally at peace and again reunited with those she lived, laughed and loved with who went before her. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved Mother, Baba and Great-Baba Doris Mauro on the morning of September 15, 2011 at Middlechurch Home. Mom will forever be remembered and greatly missed by daughter Janice Kane (Bill), grandchildren Karin Nowak-Bailey (Troy), David Nowak (Teri and Teri's daughter, Emma), stepdaughter Judy Mauro (Denis), stepgrandson Broderick (of Regina), great-grandchildren Brett Bailey, Tyler Bailey and Makayla Mauro, Maranda Mauro along with their mother Crystal, niece and nephew and their families, numerous cousins and Earl's family in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Earl Mauro (2003), sister and brother-in-law Vera and Peter Boslovitch, ex-husband Peter Topolnicki, and both her parents. Mom was born in Neepawa to Alex and Anna Kostynuk on October 2, 1921 and settled in Point Douglas as a very young child. She was always extremely proud of her Point Douglas roots and Ukrainian heritage. Mom loved her family unconditionally. She loved to sing, entertain and the more people around her, the happier she was. Mom loved the arts and fashion. She had an outfit or gown for every occasion with all the accessories to match. Mom, without a doubt, lived a very full, exciting life for a woman of her generation - a true metropolitan woman for her time. She worked as a bookkeeper in her earlier years, then went on to the job she loved most for the Manitoba Theatre Centre where she worked the MTC Box Office, season ticket sales and the Warehouse Theatre for almost 20 years, retiring in 1984. Doris and Earl married in 1974 and together, enjoyed life to the fullest, including their dedicated involvements with Legion Br. 141, political parties, the Shriners, HMCS Chippawa, numerous auxiliaries and club groups. They loved to travel throughout Canada visiting friends and family, and most summers were happily spent with the grandchildren at their trailer Mauro's Anchor in Winnipeg Beach. Her energy for life was boundless. Sadly, Mom suffered a stroke and became a resident of Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg where she resided the last 11 years of her life. She maintained her outgoing friendly personality and amazing sense of humour, until recently when her condition gravely deteriorated. I can't thank the Middlechurch staff enough for their excellent care for Mom over the years. They were like family. They were truly my angels'. Thank you Mom for the wonderful memories and stories you have left us and it is these precious memories of you that give us the strength to get through this extremely hard time. You will always be my loving mother, dearest friend, and darling Baba to your grandkids. You were an incredible person who will be sorely missed and forever loved. A private service has taken place. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Doris' name. Vichnaya Pam'Yat Memory Eternal Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111

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