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Born: Dec 13, 1935

Date of Passing: Jan 30, 2019

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IONE PHYLLIS CHABAN December 13, 1935 - January 30, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ione Phyllis Chaban (nee Edwards) on January 30, 2019 peacefully at home in Winnipeg at the age of 83 years. Ione was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan on December 13, 1935. She is predeceased by her loving parents, Reta and Cecil Edwards; her beloved husband Michael Chaban; and her dear cousin Shirley Dwyer. Left to mourn her passing are her wonderful brother Gerald Edwards and his lovely wife Margaret; her loving daughter Michelle Isaryk (nee Chaban); her two beautiful granddaughters, Nicole (Cory) Marten and Courtney Isaryk (Kyle Sleva); niece Cheryl Cooke (nee Edwards), her husband Jim, and their daughters, Jennifer, Jackie and Kim; two wonderful nephews, Gary (Cheryl) Edwards, and their children, Angela and her family, and Stephen Edwards; Terry (Debbie) Edwards, and their children, Theresa Edwards and Shawn Edwards and his family; as well as Ken (Barbra-Ann) Dwyer, Donald (Maureen) Dwyer, Pat (Cam) Dwyer, and their families. Throughout her life, Ione was defined by all who met her as having a radiant warmth about her, which created the uncanny ability for her to make friends wherever she went. As a young woman she completed Business College at Robertson, and went on to have many fulfilling and diverse positions as a secretary, before becoming a stay-at-home mom and wife to her beloved daughter Michelle and her husband Michael. In her personal time she was an avid lover of books (often reading late in the night), enjoyed lively games of cards and Scrabble. She always opened her home to family and friends. Later in life she became well known by her nickname "Ama." The nickname was started by her two lovely granddaughters, and it soon caught on with other children in the neighbourhood and family members. Ione will be dearly missed by her family and friends, and anyone who had a chance to know her. She will always be loved, never forgotten, and will live on in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ione's memory may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home & Cemetery Highway #1 East at Navin Road Winnipeg, MB (204) 222 3241 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • We will miss visiting with Ione, she was a wonderful, warm woman who always made you feel so welcome in her home. - Posted by: Ted and Eileen Chaban (Relatives ) on: Feb 10, 2019

  • Ama, I'm going to miss you forever, more than words can express, and I'll carry you in my heart always. I'll think fondly of the memories growing up under your wing and cherish all of the things you taught me - to be kind, always be on the hunt for knowledge, have compassion, and to maintain a positive outlook in life. You're truly an amazing woman and I'm so lucky that I got to have you in my life. - Posted by: Nicole (Granddaughter ) on: Feb 09, 2019

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