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Born: Sep 18, 1930

Date of Passing: Apr 08, 2017

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JOSEPHINE PYZIAK (nee SKRYPICKI) It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Josephine on Saturday. April 8, 2017 at Fisher Branch Personal Care Home. The youngest of three girls, Josephine was born on September 18, 1930 in St. Boniface to Frank and Ann Skrypicki. In the early 1950s, Josephine began studies for her career as a nurse, but moved on to be a teller with the Bank of Montreal. Soon after she left the city to be a farmer's wife. Together with her husband Stanley, she devoted her life to raising their family and farming. Josie was known for her ability to make or fix anything out of nothing and would often create many crafts, paintings, and other works of art for her home. As a farmer's wife, she always had a large garden with rows of potatoes, corn, and tomatoes that her children and grandchildren would eat from and a pantry full of jams she made out of local berries. An active member of the St. Anthony's women's group, Josie also enjoyed spending her time pinching perogies to support the local Ukrainian dance group. Some of her happiest moments include her trip down the Dempster Highway to the mouth of Mackenzie River Delta with her husband, various camping trips across Canada and the United States with family, as well as watching her grandsons play sports. In the recent years, Josephine loved her visits to the Fisher Branch Co-op where she would discuss her dogs (Abbey, Gena and Newfie) and other "situations" with whoever she met. Josephine was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Anna; her sister Mary and by her husband Stanley. She will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by her children Susan (Ron), Tom (Shannon), Bryan (Susan) and Brenda (Denton). Grandma will also be missed by her many grandchildren Laurie (Alan), Lea (Joe), Colton, Serena, Kirk, Carter, Logan, Carlene and great-granddaughter Amy. She is also survived by her sister Jennie and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers and viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Fisher Branch. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Fisher Branch with Father Darius Biliran officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Anthony's Cemetery, Zbaraz. In lieu of flowers if so desired, donations may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society in Josephine's memory. FISHER FUNERAL HOME INC. In care of arrangements. Fisher Branch, MB 204-372-6803 or 204-372-6271

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 15, 2017

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