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Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2023

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Suddenly, after a tragic fall, mom passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on March 20, 2023 at Penticton Regional Hospital.
Nadia will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons, Mark (Carol), Gregory, Evan (Josette); grandchildren, Ryan, Ian (Alanna) and Tara; great-grandchildren, Callum, Ronan and Logan; sister, Vera Nyznyk.
She was predeceased by her husband, Mercel; sister, Luba Skwarchuk; brothers-in-law, John Skwarchuk and Leo Nyznyk.
Nadia was born in Winnipeg, the youngest of three sisters. All three sisters studied and played music (Nadia Violin) and Ukrainian Dance. It was through Ukrainian Dance that Nadia met her future husband, Mercel. They were married September 1, 1951 in a widely covered triple wedding with her two sisters.
Nadia was a seamstress extraordinaire and for many years tailored all our clothes, from pants and shirts and even puffy down filled vests to our suits. She was also a great cook, her butter tarts and perogies were the best ever.
Mom and Dad moved to Arborg, MB where Mercel set up an auto body business. Nadia worked as a secretary at the Municipal Office in Arborg, MB and was very involved in Church activities and choir in Arborg and then Brandon where they moved in 1966. In Brandon Nadia enjoyed singing in the Brandon Philharmonic Choir while working as a secretary at the Farm Credit Corporation. Nadia and Mercel were members of the Brandon photography club as well as of the Brandon Golf & Country Club.
Once Mercel retired they moved to the Okanagan Valley in 1995 settling in St. Andrews by the Lake, where they spent numerous hours and days as members of both Fairview Mountain and St Andrews golf courses. Golf was definitely a passion for mom and she continued to golf until her passing. Mom and Dad travelled extensively through Europe and Scandinavia as well as Canada and the US. They also spent quality time (golfing, of course) at their cabin in Clear Lake, MB
Mom also joined Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Penticton. Nadia, throughout her life maintained a strong affiliation with her faith and she was an active member, visiting the sick, sending cards, baking for teas and special events.
The family extends a sincere thank you to Dr. McGraw, nurses and staff at the Penticton Regional Hospital for their compassionate care, as well family and friends for all their prayers and support.
As Mom had requested a Celebration of Life will be held at the Penticton Golf and Country Club on Friday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to the Building Fund at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Apr 01, 2023

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