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Date of Passing: May 11, 2019

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Our beloved mother, Erika Grabowecky, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2019 at Concordia Place Personal Care Home at the age of 88.
Erika was born in Poland in 1930 and came to Canada with her family in 1949 after surviving the turmoil of the Second World War. It was at the sewing factory in Winnipeg where Erika met Myron, her beloved husband of 57 years.
She is survived by sons, Bill (Kathy) and Rick (Janine), and beautiful grandchildren, Eric (Margaret), Holly (Ashton), Lisa and Hannah (Matthew). She is also survived by her brother Herbert and sister-in-law Carol Stengert as well as nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by her husband Myron, parents, Reinhold and Berta Stengert, her sister Jean Golke, brother-in-law Ernest Golke and nephew Robert Golke.
The family thanks the staff at Concordia Place Personal Care Home for the excellent care they provided.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Ave. with Pastor Bruce Gelhorn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Publish Date: Jun 15, 2019


With sadness, the family announces the unexpected passing of Erika on May 11, 2019 at Concordia Place.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 21, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue.
A longer obituary to follow.
Publish Date: Jun 1, 2019

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 01, 2019, Jun 15, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathies to the Grabowecky Family. Both Erika & Myron were in my parents (Tom & Mary's) bridal party in 1952. They were friends all of my parents married lives, until Tom and Mary moved to BC in 1996. Dad has since passed two years ago and Mary is still alive. Your Mom & Dad were both very special people and are missed very much. Wishing you peaceful and healing thoughts during this sad time. Sincere sympathy, Mary and Doreen & Family - Posted by: Mary & Doreen (Friends) on: Jun 23, 2019

  • Rick and Janine, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Take care of yourselves during this difficult time. Brian - Posted by: Brian (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2019

  • Dear Bill, Rick & Family, Erika was my Mom's (Edna) first dinner partner at CP. I enjoyed the many chats we had. Erika was blessed to have such caring sons and advocates. RIP dear Erika. - Posted by: Leslie Worthington (Friend) on: Jun 15, 2019

  • What a beautiful picture! I enjoyed every moment I spent with your mom. It was an honour to care for her through the years. She often made me laugh. Her true nature often would shine through. She was extremely kind and loving. My favourite memories are of Erica with her boys. Both of you did such a great job. You were truly devoted to her. I always saw the love. Please take care of your hearts. Love Kim - Posted by: Kim (Caregiver ) on: Jun 15, 2019

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