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AGNIESZKA FILIPOWICZ (nee KLOSEK) Agnieszka Filipowicz, aged 73 years, beloved mother of Janina, passed away suddenly after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at St. Boniface Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Kazimierz in 1990; her parents; brothers, Edward and Janusz, sister Marysia and half-sister Aniela from Poland. She will be sadly missed by her only daughter Janina, sister-in-law Kornelia from Poland, sister-in-law Helen, brother-in-law Jozef, nephew Staush (Maria), niece Lucy, numerous nieces and nephews in Poland and her longtime best friend Henryka Choma and family. Agnieszka was born in Jastrzebie Zdroj, Poland in 1929. She enjoyed working with children as a teacher in Katowice, Poland, until she arrived in Winnipeg in 1961 to meet the man she had been corresponding with for two years. They met, fell in love, and within two months Agnieszka and Kazimierz (from Snatin, Poland) were married. They remained devoted to each other until Kazimierz passed away in 1990. Agnieszka worked at Western Glove Works for many years, actively involved in the union as a shop steward, until her retirement at age 65. She was also a member of Holy Ghost Parish. She was an avid animal lover who always took in a stray in need. She was a vivacious, loving, caring person who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her daughter would like to thank Dr. Paul Daeninck, Dr. Andrew Maksymiuk, Dr. Bruce Roe, Dr. T.J. Kroczak, Homecare aides, Pearl, Terry, Josephine, Judy, Homecare nurse, Sharon LaBine and the 5th floor ward at St. Boniface Hospital for their kind unwavering care. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Winnipeg Humane Society. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, October 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Ave., with an Oblate Father officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Ghost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chester Wojciechowski Sr., Chester Wojciechowski Jr., Jan Choma, Walter Choma, Henry Choma and Clovis LaPointe. "MOM" You can only have one mother, Loving, kind and true No other friend in all the world Will be so true to you For all her love and kindness She asked nothing in return If all the world deserted us To our Mother we could turn For those of you who have a Mother treasure her with care For you will never know her value Til you see that she is not there To hear her voice to see her smile To sit and talk with her awhile to be together in the same old way would be our dearest wish today. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 30, 2002