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Date of Passing: Nov 07, 2017

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CECILIA BRYZGORNIA With deep sadness, I announce, that on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00 p.m., Cecilia Bryzgornia, (94 years), passed away in peace, surrounded by the dedicated and friendly staff of the West Park Manor, Personal Care Home, where Cecilia spent her last eight years of her life. Cecilia must have been one of the last living survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. She was swept off the streets of Gostkow, Poland, during the years of the Nazi occupation (May 31, 1942). The next three years of her life was filled with terror of constant death threat in either Auschwitz, later Ravensbrueck and finally Sachsenhousen concentration camps. After the Second World War, she was rescued by the western Allied Powers, taken to transition camps on the territories of Germany, there, she met her future husband, Stanislaw, who predeceased her in 2012, almost 60 years after immigrating together to Canada in 1956. I am forever grateful to the staff of the Park West Personal Care Home for their compassion and dedication they showed, caring for Cecilia. It made my work as a POA, much easier, knowing that Cecilia was well cared for every day and night. I will not list any names of the good people, involved in her care, out of fear that I would miss someone who made an important contribution to her wellbeing. THE STAFF OF WEST PARK MANOR - A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!! On November 18 at 10:00 a.m., the Mass will take place in Holy Ghost Church on Selkirk Avenue, followed by interment by Cropo Funeral Directors, at Holy Ghost Cemetery, 4287 Main St. Attendees are invited for a small reception in Holy Ghost Church after the burial.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2017

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