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Born: Mar 19, 1919

Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2016

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FLORENCE SAFRIUK (nee KOSTYNIUK) March 19, 1919 - January 31, 2016 With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Florence Safriuk. Florence passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Vita Personal Care Home at the age of 96. Remaining to cherish her memory are her children, Gertie, Leona (John), Wayne (Olly) and Audrey (Clint), 10 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by George, her husband of 63 years, parents William and Annie Kostyniuk, son-in-law Frank Gushulak, five sisters and four brothers. Mom was an active member of the Sirko Ukrainian Women's Association for 58 years. She loved going to church, sewing for her children and grandchildren, gardening, canning, music and especially spending time with her family. Prayers will be said on February 4, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Vita Funeral Home, 256 Railway Avenue, Vita, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, at St. Elias Orthodox Church, Sirko, Manitoba, with internment at the Church cemetery. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the entire staff at the Vita Personal Care Home for all the loving care and support you gave our mother throughout her stay at the home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom's memory to Sirko Church or a charity of one's choice. Mom, you will be in our hearts forever. Vichnaya Pamyat! Vita Funeral Home in care of arrangements 1 (204) 425-3114

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 03, 2016

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy to our cousins and the rest of aunties family. Aunty Florence was a wonderful, compassionate person and an awesome cook. I have many fond memories of my visit with Aunty and Uncle. My children often talk about Aunty and Uncle and the wonderful times we had on our visits. You will be in our memories forever. Our love Betty, Cliff, Tracy and Michael - Posted by: Betty Bondarchuk (Niece) on: Feb 08, 2016

  • May all the wonderful memories of your mom/baba help to console you during this difficult time.We are thinking of all of you.Our deepest sympathy, Wilmer and Gail [Florida] - Posted by: Wilmer and Gail Chornopyski () on: Feb 04, 2016

  • Our condolences go out to you Wayne, and your family. - Posted by: Shelby, Tyler and Dean Manaigre (students on her son Wayne's bus) on: Feb 03, 2016

  • Audrey, Clint, Wayne and respected families. Our sincerest condolences go out to the passing of your Mom. I have good memories of your Mom as I visited her, at the Care Home. She always had a great story to tell and she had a good sense of humor as well. Vichnaya Pamyat!Florence - Posted by: Les & Sherry Ferris () on: Feb 03, 2016

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