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GLADYS MARIEN ANTONIUK (YALLOWEGA)
Born: May 10, 1929
Date of Passing: Dec 29, 2018Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
GLADYS MARIEN ANTONIUK
Gladys was a good person completely dedicated to and proud of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was gentle, caring, kind, and smart. She had a quick wit, was an excellent cook, she was good with numbers, easy to talk to, and always offered sound advice when called upon. She loved watching Winnipeg Jets hockey games, Blue Jays baseball, and curling. In addition to raising a family with her husband Steve, Gladys worked outside the home for most of her adult life. She was a bookkeeper by trade and worked at several Winnipeg businesses before moving into health care in the late 1960s, heading up the first department dedicated to the purchasing and control of hospital supplies, first at Winnipeg General Hospital (now Health Sciences Centre) and then Seven Oaks General Hospital. Gladys is credited with developing and improving many processes and increasing efficiency in the area of ordering and managing of hospital supplies and material thereby freeing up time for nurses to focus on patient care.
Mom and Dad enjoyed camping throughout their lives and after retiring, they enjoyed many winters travelling throughout the southern States in their motorhome. And then after Dad passed away in 1996, Mom and Betty spent several winter vacations together in Florida.
Gladys battled many illnesses over the years, including three bouts of cancer, spinal stenosis, and other medical conditions that caused considerable pain and impacted her mobility, but she persevered with a strong will to live. She was in constant pain for the past few years, so while the family's pain is now just beginning, we are relieved that hers is finally over.
Larry and David and their families wish to thank our mother's many caregivers starting first and foremost with her sister and best friend, our Aunt Betty. The committed and loving care she provided to Mom is greatly appreciated and certainly extended our mother's life by several years. Thank you Aunt Betty from the bottom of our hearts. We also want to thank Dr. Brent Kvern, Home Care, and the Community Palliative Care nursing staff for the exceptional care they provided to our mom over the years.
Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hwy. #1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gladys's memory may be made to Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, CancerCare Manitoba, or charity of choice.
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 20, 2019
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Deepest condolences Larry, David and families. I will not be able to attend the memorial but wanted to pass on my fond memories of your mom. She was such a positive motivating force. She really was a pathfinder for women who wanted to raise a family and work. I will always remember her laugh. It filled the room and was very infectious. - Posted by: Ken Praznuik (Friend) on: Apr 23, 2019
My condolences to you Sara as you mourn the loss of your grandmother. She sounds like an amazing woman and I am sure you miss her dearly. Please also pass on my sympathies to your parents, David & Sheilagh and to Duncan. - Posted by: Angela (Colleen's mother) on: Apr 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Hugs to your family and please give Jayne a hug from me. - Posted by: Grant and sharon borger (Friend) on: Apr 20, 2019
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