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Born: Aug 23, 1925

Date of Passing: Jun 10, 2018

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ANNA KAJPUST (nee LAUTSCH) "No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart" With sadness, we announce the passing of Anna Elizabeth Kajpust, our mother, grandmother and sister. Anna slipped away peacefully at Calvary Place Personal Care Home on June 10, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Jim (Karen) and Rolfe (Melissa). Oma's memory will be cherished by her three grandchildren, Daniel, Holly and David. Anna also leaves behind her sisters, Freda (Richard) and Christel (Rudy) and their children, her niece Jola (Stanley), and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents, Joseph and Mathilda, and her brothers, Alfred and Leopold. Anna was born on August 23, 1925 in Lvov, Poland. After spending the war in Germany, the family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1948. She met her husband Walter in a movie theatre and they married in 1952. Anna worked several jobs, but most enjoyed the time she spent working at the famous Oscar's Delicatessen. In her later years, she and Walter enjoyed the cottage they built at Grand Beach. Anna was a blessing and dedicated her life to helping others. Small acts of kindness were a ritual for her, and a day wouldn't go by where she wasn't doing something for someone. She also loved to cook, and like so many of her generation, she rarely used a cook book. Her recipes consisted of a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of love. Family and friends will fondly remember her perogies, cabbage rolls, potato pancakes, raisin bread, rum torte, cheese cake, and Sunday chicken dinners. She always made enough to send home a care package of leftovers. The family greatly appreciates the superior care and genuine love given by the staff of Calvary Place Personal Care Home. They became a welcomed part of Anna's extended family. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at Cropo Funeral Chapel - 1442 Main Street. Interment to follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2T5 Our dear, sweet mother requested this poem be included in her obituary... "If tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand; she said my place was ready in a heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart." All those who knew Anna were truly blessed. She was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to us all.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2018

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Anna (to my Mother Mary), Mrs. Kajpust (to me Doreen) will always be remembered. A wonderful distant family member, that shared in our family's life. Both my grandparents the Kornel's, my parents the Chlebak's had many memories with the Kajpust's. Anna & Walter were good friends with my parents (Tom & Mary) all their married lives. They were the reason my parents built their cottage in Whispering Pines. Your Mom was a fantastic, spirited lady with lots of spunk and joy. She will be making heaven a happier place. Our sincere condolences to the family Rolfe (Melissa)and children, Jim (Karen). Take care, Mary Chlebak and Doreen Lozynyc in British Columbia - Posted by: Doreen Lozynyc (Family/Friends) on: Jun 18, 2018

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Kajpust family. I have many fond memories growing up as a child across the back lane from Anna for over 20 years. She had a warm and friendly soul and was always good to our family. I hadn't seen her for many years, but I often thought of her. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Family Friend & Neighbour) on: Jun 18, 2018

  • Sincere condolences to the family. I am honored and blessed to have known your Mom, Grandma, Sister and my Aunt. She was truly a blessing in my life and we will miss her dearly. Rest in peace Dear Aunt. - Posted by: Jola, Stan and family (Niece) on: Jun 13, 2018

  • So sorry for your loss Jim, Karen and family. Anna certainly brought much joy to your family's lives. I was fortunate to be part of her life at Calvary Place Personal Care Home when I visited my mother. - Posted by: June Pospishell (friend of family) on: Jun 13, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family in the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. I know you have many fond memories of her. We will all miss her and keep her in our prayers. - Posted by: Elfrieda and Richard (Sister) on: Jun 13, 2018

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all - fondly remember fun family times together. - Posted by: ingrid bolbecher (grew up calling her Tanta ) on: Jun 13, 2018

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