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Born: Sep 17, 1919

Date of Passing: Jun 09, 2018

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JOSEPHINE (JESSIE) CHORNIUK (nee KISZENSKI) 1919 - 2018 It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Jessie, at the age of 98, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at River East Personal Care Home (REPCH). Left to cherish her memory are son Richard, daughter-in-law JoAnn, daughter Carol, son-in-law Frank Favoni, grandchildren, Dean (Kathi Grossart), Perry (Jennifer Riddell), Christopher (Deborah), Candra (Murray Hanstead), Tricia (Terry McMillan), and great-grandchildren, Trent, Joshua, Reed, Nathan, Grace, Ella and Callum, as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Karol (1954) and Franciszka (1940), husband Steve (1991), sister Wanda (1990), and granddaughter Laini Chornick (1972). Mom was born on September 17, 1919, grew up on Pritchard Avenue and attended Aberdeen and Isaac Newton Schools. In 1934, her family moved from the North End to McIvor Avenue in North Kildonan, and here she met her "across the creek" neighbour turned sweetheart, Steve Chorniuk. In 1941, Jessie and Steve married and together raised their family and worked hard as market gardeners. In 2001, Mom moved to an apartment in Sarina Towers, where she enjoyed five wonderful years making new friends at tea parties, senior exercise groups and holiday gatherings. Nearly 12 years ago, Mom moved into REPCH and quickly gained the reputation of being a tease and a joker. Mom was an expert gardener, cook, and seamstress - her children and grandchildren often sported matching outfits that she made without the aid of a pattern. Mom also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, travelling, being a member of various seniors' clubs, aquacising, fishing, and wine-making. Although Mom enjoyed all her activities and the activities of her family, the dearest to her heart was spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the REPCH staff for the love and compassion they extended to Mom, with a special thank you to Dr. Haligowski for his wonderful care. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dean Favoni, Perry Favoni and Chris Chornick, great-grandsons, Trent Favoni-Grossart, Joshua Chornick and Nathan Chornick. Honorary pallbearers will be Candra Hanstead and Tricia McMillan. A Celebration of Life, officiated by Fr. Ted Czelen, will be held on Friday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 361 Burrows Ave. with a reception to follow. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery on McIvor Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 361 Burrows Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2W 1Z9. Be at Peace Mom - Nanny Love You Always!! E.J.Coutu & Co. Funeral Director 204-253-5086

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

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • To Jessie's family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. - Posted by: Cindy and Ken Lubinski (family friend) on: Jun 14, 2018

  • Sad to read the news Carol and family, a life well lived...Cherish the memories 💞💞 - Posted by: Sheila Trosky (Friend ) on: Jun 13, 2018

  • What a wonderful, long life mum has had! Cherish the memories of all the good times spent with Mum, Grandma and Great- Grandma. I am sorry I will not be at the service as am in Calgary now. - Posted by: Vicky Low (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2018

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