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Born: Mar 09, 1918

Date of Passing: Jun 26, 2012

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STEPHANIE (SALLY) BERLIN (nee PINKOS) We sadly announce the passing of our mother, Stephanie Berlin on June 26, 2012 at the Beausejour Hospital at the age of 94 years. Remaining to cherish Stephanie's memory are her daughter, Vivian (Armand) Paquette of Beausejour; son Donald Zornick of St. Andrews; sisters, Olga (John) Haligowsk of Winnipeg, Margaret (Robert) Myron of Thunder Bay; brother Eddie Pinkus of Vancouver; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Nicolas and Taciana Pinkos; brothers, Roman, Mike, Walter and Billy; and daughter-in-law Lorraine Zornick. Mom was born March 9, 1918 in Chatfield, Manitoba to Nicolas and Taciana Pinkos, who had recently immigrated from Poland and the Ukraine. The family later moved to Winnipeg where she and her brothers and sisters grew up. Although a clever student, she left school at a young age to help her mother run the household and raise the younger children. She began working for Parkhill Bedding during the Second World War, taking a male laborer's job upholstering furniture. After she left the factory, the manager boasted of her abilities for years saying Sally could do the work of two men . In 1948, she met and married Buster Berlin. They teamed up to create and operate Market Sales Sporting Goods of Winnipeg. They made their home in West Kildonan where together they raised their two children, Vivian and Donald. For the rest of her years, Sally enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, fishing and tending her vegetable garden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Rest In Peace, Mom, We Love You

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 30, 2012

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • My Aunt and Bingo partner has left me. Hope they're calling numbers up there and save a seat at the table for me! Love you and you'll be in my heart forever. - Posted by: Lynn Hosegood (Niece) on: Jul 23, 2012

  • Sally Berlin was our next door neighbor growing up on Leila Avenue. I remember so many pop in visits sharing baking and other food and coffee visits. She would be the last neighbor left from a great crew and a wonderful place to grow up. Sincere sympathy for her family but a celebration for a long life she had. - Posted by: Jane Murray (Futty) (Next Door Neighbours on Leila Avenue) on: Jul 08, 2012

  • So many fond memories visiting Auntie Sally growing up. I remember so clearly those times playing up in the "attic". You were so vibrant, socialable and very vocal. That is what we loved about you. You will be missed so dearly. - Posted by: Janet Chartrand (Neice) on: Jul 05, 2012

  • Our sincerest sympathy to Sally's family and friends. God's yard now has a new angel to tend to it. - Posted by: Johnston's (Neighbors) on: Jul 05, 2012

  • My Grandma, her home and her life were my refuge. Rest now Gramma, you've certainly earned it. Love and miss you. - Posted by: Sherri Corder (Granddaughter) on: Jun 30, 2012

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