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Born: Nov 18, 1940

Date of Passing: Mar 23, 2012

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MARY GENEVIEVE (MINNIE) PARYNUIK On Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Portage District General Hospital, Mary Minnie Parynuik, beloved wife of Mike Parynuik, of the Beaver District, passed away at the age of 71 years. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home, Portage la Prairie, on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. with Wilma Shirriff officiating. Interment will follow at Beaver Cemetery. Minnie was born in Winnipeg, MB, on November 18, 1940, to Dymetro and Anastazya Koscilecki. At the age of one year, she moved with her family to the Beaver district. She received her education at the Katrime School. In 1960, she met Mike Parynuik and in 1962, they were married. They took over her family farm at Beaver and continued to reside there until her passing. Minnie was a hard worker on the farm and worked alongside Mike. Her pastimes included sewing and crocheting and she also enjoyed curling. She was a devoted mother to her children and participated in their involvement in sports, such as hockey and ringette. She also took great interest in her grandchildren's lives. Predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Steffie Cisyk and Elsie Lackey. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Mike; son Dan (Roanna) of Portage and their children Morgan and Carter; daughter Penny Parynuik (Bud Bieganski) of Portage; sister-in-law Polly (Rudy) Weday; brothers-in-law Ed Cisyk and Orville Lackey; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation on Thursday evening, March 29, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Plains Cancer Care Services, 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Catherine Newham-Portage Office, 103 Wilkinson Crescent, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1A7. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site Dedicated to those we serve.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2012

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Mike, Penny, Danny and families We are so very sorry to hear of Minnie's passing away. We are still in shock. We will remember Minnie for the special person that she was. We will remember her for that special laugh, for her jokes and her teasing, her easy manner, and especially her sparkling eyes. She was a very sincere and warm friend!! Visits with Mike and Minnie were always fun!! We are so happy that we saw Mike and Minnie at our 50th anniversary party. We had such a great visit. She was so happy with her little dog. Minnie will be missed so much. She was such a great wife and Mom. Mike, Penny and Danny and your families - you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the coming weeks. Minnie -- you will ALWAYS be remembered !!! Love Jeanne & Al Wright, Winnipeg, MB - Posted by: Jeanne & Al Wright (Jeanne and Minnie were distant cousins. ) on: Mar 29, 2012

  • We are so very, very sorry - and still in shock - to hear of the passing away of a great cousin and friend, Minnie. We shall miss your deep laugh and sparkly eyes and will miss all your jokes and ribbing. - Posted by: Jeanne & Al Wright (Cousin) on: Mar 27, 2012

  • Dear Mike and family, I knew Minnie a long time ago and visited her Mom, Auntie Nettie and Dad, Uncle Dan at the family farm. My clearest memory is of Aunty Nettie killing a chicken for our supper, and the smell of the sweet milk in the farm house. I last saw Minnie and your daughter at Laurie Nichol's service. That was some years back. Thanks, Mike, for you and Minnie taking the time to visit my parents, Mike and Minnie Chaikoski in January...we were sorry not to see you both at their anniversary party. But, perhaps the one on one time was much better. All our love and thoughts and prayers to you and all of the family at this time and throughout the coming weeks. Joy and Keith Harrison, Kelowna B C - Posted by: Joy (Chaikoski) Harrison (Minnie was my Mom's cousin, my second cousin) on: Mar 26, 2012

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