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Date of Passing: May 05, 2012

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ELSIE SKRYBA (nee DEREWIANCHUK) With her family by her side, Baba passed away at the Steinbach Bethseda Hospital on May 5, 2012. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband of 58 years, William, son Ken (Sandy), grandchildren Shaun and Kristyn, and grand-dog Pokey. Elsie also leaves behind her brothers Steve (Iris), Peter (Mariette), Alec (Eloise), Jarvis, and sisters Ann, Mary, Jean (Ray) and Nellie, as well as extended family and friends. Elsie was predeceased by her parents Anastasia (Nelly) and Alexander, and siblings Stella, Boris, Walter, Matt and Roland. Elsie was born May 8, 1932 in Vita, Manitoba. She grew up with 13 brothers and sisters on a small farm in Vita. Family meant the world to Elsie and she was always there to help out anyone who needed her. Baba loved the weekends when her grandchildren came to stay. Devoted wife to Bill, she helped with every aspect of the farm, including looking after the animals and helping with the baling. She loved her flowers and the garden was her pride and joy. She was proud to be secretary of her church for over 30 years. Baba had an amazing spirit and fought through many challenges and always held a prayer in her heart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. A funeral service will be held at St. Johns Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Father LeClair presiding. Funeral Arrangements by Vita Funeral Home, 1-204-425-3114.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2012

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss my friend - Posted by: Jack ross (Friend) on: May 09, 2021

  • Dear Uncle Bill and cousin Kenny. It has been decades since I have seen any of you, but you have been beautifully remembered for these many years. Please forgive me, I meant to tell you how sincerely sorry I am for your loss. Auntie Elsie was always very friendly to us when we came to visit you on your farm in Manitoba as children. Many fond memories of those days! May God Bless you all until we meet again one day with our Heavenly Father. Love Shelly Dereski and Family. p.s. I only found out about your loss today..August 20,2013 - Posted by: Shelly (Skryba) wife of Earl Dereski from Wawa,ON (I am Uncle Bill and Auntie Elsie's niece.Myrna Skyba was my mom) on: Aug 20, 2013

  • Ken, sorry for the passing of your Mother. She sounds like a great lady. Please take care. - Posted by: Auto body shop students of SJCI (Auto body students and Mr. Smith (Substitute Teacher)) on: May 15, 2012

  • Dear Ken, Sandy, Shaun, Kristin and POKEY! I have always heard such great stories from Shaun about his grandma and recall him going to "the farm" to visit his grandparents on a regular basis. I know how much Shaun cared for his Baba and how much she meant to him, as well as the entire family. It is with great sadness to hear the news about her passing and realize how difficult of a time it is for the family at this time. My condolences to the entire family. RIP Baba Skryba! - Posted by: Chris Mitchell (Friend of Family) on: May 11, 2012

  • Dear Uncle Bill, cousin Ken and family: I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Elsie when Uncle Maurice called to let us know here in Ontario. Every time we lose a family member a little piece of our heart breaks... I remember our summer family road trips to Manitoba when I was a little girl and wish we would have seen each other more often. Our family's deepest sympathy go out to you all in your loss. - Posted by: Mary Ann (Andrushko) and Reid Hutchinson (Aunt Elsie (I am Evelyn [Skryba] and Milton Andrushko's daughter)) on: May 11, 2012

  • Dear Ken and family, my deepest sympathy. My prayers go out to you and your family. Your Mother was always such a happy lady. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her at family events. - Posted by: Cynthia Drewniak (2nd Cousin Bill & Luba Drewniak's daughter) on: May 10, 2012

  • Dear Skryba family, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. - Posted by: Lawrence Danylchuk and family (Friends of Ken and family) on: May 10, 2012

  • Dear Ken and Family: You have our deepest sympathies and condolences from my family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: larry skrumeda (family friend) on: May 09, 2012

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