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Born: Jan 10, 1925
Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2017Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ELIZABETH (BETTY) CZERNICKI Born: January 10, 1925 Date of passing: August 6, 2017 On August the 6th, 2017 Elizabeth (nee Simon) Czernicki, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the Riverview Health Centre. Betty is lovingly remembered by her three children and their families: daughters, Marlene (Bob), Linda (Werner) and son Ken, grandchildren: Cindy (Peter) and Jeff (Amy), and her great-grandchildren: Avery, Ashton, Axel and Nathan. She is also survived by her sister Anne Kormos of Vernon, BC. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband John (September 12, 1992). Betty was born in Retkozberencs, Hungary on January 10, 1925. At age 4, Betty and her parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Simon, along with her young brother Andrew, immigrated to Canada. The family settled on a farm near the village of Otthon, Saskatchewan. The Simon family struggled during the Great Depression but managed to survive and thrive years later. Betty was always an ambitious person and after finishing school, left the farm to become a legal secretary for a lawyer in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Betty and her future husband John first met when he attended a meeting with the lawyer to discuss farming business. It was a successful meeting as John and Betty married on July 7, 1945. In 1947 the family purchased a farm near Brunkild, Manitoba but lived in Winnipeg. Betty continued working and started a job as a receptionist at The Bay in downtown Winnipeg. Mom loved working but balanced that with time on the farm and raising three children. Betty worked for over 30 years at The Bay. Mom was well liked by all her co-workers and some of them became lifelong friends. After the passing of her husband John in 1992, Betty continued to work at The Bay. Mom loved the farm and continued to drive out there each year to plant a huge vegetable garden. Her bountiful harvests were always shared with her neighbours. Betty was diagnosed with dementia later in life and moved to the Rosewood Retirement Centre where she enjoyed participating in group activities. Four years later she moved to the Riverview Health Centre and lived there until her passing. Betty loved to travel. Her favourite destination became Edmonton where she enjoyed visiting her grandchildren and later her great-grandchildren. Mom was a kind, caring and generous soul. Her children will be forever grateful that they had such a wonderful mother. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at the Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion. Donations in Betty's name to D'Arcy's Arc Animal Rescue or Riverview Health Centre would be greatly appreciated. This obituary may also be viewed on the Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home website. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 12, 2017
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