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Born: Feb 17, 1937

Date of Passing: Jul 13, 2019

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Peacefully, on July 13, 2019, Olive Kostyshyn passed away at the age of 82 years.
Olive was born on February 17, 1937 to Dorothy and Andrew Legin, in Rouleau Saskatchewan, the eldest of three daughters.
The family moved to Winnipeg in 1944.
Olive's formative years were characterized by Ukrainian Cultural Activities, piano lessons and a budding love of sports.
In 1961, Olive married Roman Kostyshyn and together they raised three children
Upon graduation in 1955, Olive embarked on a long and varied career which included teletyping at CN, managing her husband's construction business, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Carpathia Credit Union.
After retirement Olive pursued various volunteering opportunities at the Pan- American Games, Canadian Curling Open, World Women's Hockey Championship and most recently the UCWLC.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Vera (John Nicholson), Lydia (Americo Fernandes); son Bill; grandchildren, Emily and Roman Nicholson; Adam and Daniel Fernandes; sisters, Yvonne Mudlo and Nadia Carrigan (Jim) along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Olive was predeceased by her husband Roman in 1996, her parents, brother-in-law Walter Mudlo, and all of her in-laws on Roman's side.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of 1-North at West Park Manor for the excellent care provided to our mom.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 17 at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1001 Grant Avenue with Rev. John Mostivsky officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holy Family Maintenance Fund or to a charity of one's choice.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Korban Funeral Chapel

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Olive's passing, I worked with Olive at the Blue Bomber office. My sincere condolences to her family - Posted by: Marlene Hobson (Friend and fellow worker) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • My deepest condolences in the loss of your mother, Vera. - Posted by: Ginny Brown (Family friend (Walls)) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • My heartfelt condolences to Vera, Lydia, Bill and families. Your mother was a hardworking, loving person and the epitome of graciousness. I used to babysit you three, years ago, and remember both your mom and dad with fondness. You will be in my prayers, take care. - Posted by: Karen Isleifson (Former neighbour) on: Aug 10, 2019

  • Olive and I became friends since our school days at Lord Selkirk. We often joked since she was 1 day older! We kept in touch through our friendship and her marriage within my family. Olive was warm, generous and friendly. I will cherish the memories and friendship we had for so long. Our prayers to her children and grandchildren. - Posted by: Lillian Murk (Friend since our school days.) on: Aug 10, 2019

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