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LILLIAN WASIUTA (nee MELNYCHENKO) 1928 2012 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Caroline Wasiuta, on Friday, July 20, 2012. She went peacefully with family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband William Gus Wasiuta, children Darlene (Grant), Steve (Gloria), and grandchildren Alyssa, Kylie, and Cole. She is also survived by her brother Roy (Mary) Melnychenko, brothers-in-law John, Walter (Anne) and Harry Wasiuta. She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Lillian is predeceased by her parents Stephen and Annie, brother Bill, John and sister Mary. She was born in Whitemouth, MB on April 14, 1928. As a young girl she grew up on a farm in Elma, MB and had a very special gift in music. She married William Gus Wasiuta on June 21, 1947. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary a month ago. Dad always called her My guardian angel . She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren, and took pride in each of their accomplishments. The most important gifts she gave her grandchildren were passing down her traditions and heritage. She had the gift of hospitality. She loved to feed everyone and all were welcome in her home. There was always room for one more at the table. Her favourite place was in the kitchen, whether it be making perogies, baking cookies or having tea, with Ukrainian polka music playing in the background. She also knit many scarves, hats, mitties, and afghans, for all the people in her life. Lillian donated her knitting to Ducks Unlimited Canada fundraising events. Viewing will take place Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home , 4477 Main Street. A Celebration of Lillian's life will take place Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. Reception will follow. A private family interment will take place prior to the Celebration. Thank you to friends and family for your support at this difficult time. A special thank you to the emergency department of Seven Oaks and Grace Hospital (4 South and ICU) for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made in Lillian's name to a charity of one's choice. Glen Eden Funeral Home 338-7111 www.gleneden-mb.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 25, 2012
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