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Born: Sep 07, 1926

Date of Passing: Mar 14, 2019

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ANNE TCHIR (nee KUZYK) 1926 - 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Anne, on March 14, 2019 at 92 years of age. Anne was predeceased by her husband Nick (2004), her father John, mother Catherine, and her sisters and brothers, Jean, Stella, Nick, Henry, Tony, Mike, Steve, Harry, John and Peter. She leaves to mourn her sons, David (Joyce) and Norman (Gillian), grand-daughters, Janice (Brad) and Melissa (Av), great-granddaughters, Serena and Natalie, sisters, Sonia, Mary, Florence, and brother Ernie, along with family and many friends. Anne was born September 7, 1926 in Hazelridge, Manitoba to what became a family of 15, being six sisters and nine brothers. Some of the family remained in Hazelridge, others moved to Winnipeg and Toronto. It was evident that family would remain the most important aspect in her life. At a young age, Mom journeyed with her sister Sonia to Jasper, Alberta where they worked at the CN Resort Hotel, then returned to Winnipeg. In 1950 Anne married her war hero,, Nick and started their life together on a farm in Hazelridge, raising their sons, David and Norman. Mom and Dad were very active in the Hazelridge community as members of the Hazelridge Legion and the Community Club. Anne was especially honoured and proud to be one of the "Perogy Baba's" who were directly responsible for raising funds through perogy sales that enabled the building of the new Hazelridge Sports Complex Indoor Rink. She was thrilled that the sign depicting Hazelridge as the "Perogy Capital of Canada" is located across from the family farm. Anne was very active with the Immaculate Conception Church at Cooks Creek with the ladies auxiliary. It was the countless hours where she also applied her perogy making and cooking skills for church functions, helped in preparing the Grotto and Church for the annual pilgrimage and other church activities that she shared with the many outstanding, devoted friends and members of the church. Mom's pride and joy throughout her entire life was family, both immediate and extended. Family was always first. Family functions took priority and only the best was her standard, which always included an outstanding meal. Mom detested the existence of paper plates. It had to be regular dishes, cups and cutlery that were permitted, regardless if it was a family gathering of relatives, a quick snack at home or lunch brought out to the field during harvest. Mom would cherish the opportunity to pass on her cooking and baking skills to family and friends. Her ultimate joy was having her granddaughters, Janice and Melissa in the kitchen learning "Baba's cooking and baking techniques". They were her best students, and she was their best teacher. Mom's way of relaxing was to keep busy. Although she enjoyed watching curling and loved her Blue Jays and Maple Leafs, it was during these times that she did her knitting and crocheting. Everyone in the family got the standard issue consisting of a handmade quilt, knitted slippers, scarfs, pot holders and endless supply of perogies and baking. Mom and Dad also enjoyed their well-deserved holidays in the United States, Cuba, throughout Canada, and spending time at the family cabin at Bird Lake. Mom was always there for all of us, in good times and in bad. It was her warmth, compassion and humour that provided us the strength to see things through. The advice that she would give anyone was, "Be with your family". Our family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the Holy Family staff on the 4th floor for their compassion and outstanding care they gave Mom during her seven years at Holy Family. It had become her home and they were her extended family. Prayers will be held at Seasons Funeral Chapel, 576 Balsam Crescent in Oakbank on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held at the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Church, 68003 Hwy. 212 and Zora Road in Cooks Creek on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church at Cooks Creek, the Holy Family Nursing Home or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. VICHNAYA PAMYAT Condolences may be left at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • With deepest sympathy, I remember Mrs. Tchir as one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. Lori - Posted by: Lori King (Friend) on: Jul 15, 2019

  • Condolences from the Kowalchuk family to the Tchir’s. One of my fondest memories of Mrs. Tchir is from a number of years ago, when a group of young men (me included) would go from house to house, Christmas carolling on behalf of Immaculate Conception church. One time, we planned our route strategically, ending at the Tchir residence as we knew Mrs. Tchir would insist - despite the size of the group - on feeding us to our complete satisfaction. I have a vivid memory of her bringing yet another plate of food when the table was already she simply stacked it directly on top of a bowl of perogies and urged us on! “Come on boys. You must be hungry! Help yourselves!” Such kindness, generosity, and hospitality is never forgotten. I will always carry with me the fondest memories of this wonderful lady. - Posted by: Thomas M. Kowalchuk (Family friend) on: Apr 12, 2019

  • Auntie Annie was such a kind loving soul. She always made time for everyone and if you entered her home you were treated like royalty. She would do anything for anyone. I’m sure she will be dearly missed by her family and community as her presence was valued and loved. My heart goes out to Norman, Dave and their families for the loss of their Mom / Grandma. May she Rest In Peace! Laurie. - Posted by: Laurie Ogilvie (Niece) on: Mar 22, 2019

  • Norm and Gillian, So sorry for your loss. Sounds like your Mom was an amazing lady!! Keep the memories close. Janice and Gord Hudson - Posted by: Janice and Gord Hudson (Friends of Norm and Gillian) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • Norm and Gill, I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Mary Pawlus (Friend) on: Mar 18, 2019

  • To David and family. I am sorry to read of you Mom's passing. May the many memories you have sustain you at this sad time. Deepest condolences! - Posted by: Arnie and Doreen Otto (Friend) on: Mar 17, 2019

  • RIP ANNE, Vichnaya Pamyat. - Posted by: Eugene Slota (Family friend) on: Mar 16, 2019

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