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EVDOKIA PUSTOGORODSKY (BOSHKO)
Born: Apr 18, 1922
Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
April 18, 1922 August 18, 2019
Evdokia was predeceased by her loving husband Wasyl, her sister Anna, and her brothers, Nickolai, Sergei and Michael.
She will be missed by her son Sergio, daughter-in-law Karen van Leusden and her grandchildren, Alexandra and Mischa.
Evdokia was born in Hlazunovka, a village in Kursk province, Russia, to immigrants who had come from the Poltava area of Ukraine. When she was seventeen she left with her uncle Stephen to go to Donetsk, Ukraine, to work. Caught up in the horror of The Second World War, she was transported to Germany to work in a slave labour camp. Surviving the war, it was in a refugee camp near Munich, Germany that she met, fell in love with and married Wasyl Pustogorodsky, a
concentration camp survivor. Not wanting to return to the Soviet Union, Evdokia and Wasyl looked for a country that might be a safe haven. After four years in refugee camps in Germany the family was finally
accepted by Chile. The family spent three years living in Santiago, Chile before being able to move to Canada in 1953.
Arriving in Canada, thousands of dollars in debt for transportation costs, Evdokia began living the immigrant dream that Canada
promised. Through hard work at whatever jobs were available, sacrifice and thrift, Evdokia helped build a life in Winnipeg.
Starting with a rented two room apartment, the family paid off its debts, bought their own house and in due course built a cottage at
Life revolved around family, her church, the cottage and her garden. Evdokia looked after her garden of tomatoes, cucumbers and various other vegetables well into her late eighties. She loved to go foraging for
mushrooms and blueberries, also into her eighties.
Her memory will live on in the love she showered on her family and in the wonderful food she prepared.
The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Family Home for the care that they
provided to Evdokia in the last years of her life. They would especially like to thank those individuals who made that extra effort to make sure that Evdokia's time there was as comfortable as possible.
Funeral Prayers will be said at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, both at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection on 732 Alfred Avenue, with interment to follow at Brookside
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2019
April 18, 1922 - August 18, 2019
Funeral prayers will be said at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, both at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection on 732 Alfred Avenue, with interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery.
Publish Date: Aug 22, 2019
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2019, Aug 24, 2019
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Sergio. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Judith Gaminek (Former Work Collegue of Sergio Pustogorodsky) on: Sep 07, 2019
Thinking of you, Karen, and kids on mom's passing. She was indeed a good lady to everyone. Certainly a good friend to our family. We couldn't have made it on our own if not for Bill and Ducia taking us in when they sponsored us to Canada. Ducia and Bill's cottage was always full of good energy as they welcomed visitors and showed great hospitality. And yes, she loved picking mushrooms and blueberries- two of my favourites! I know no matter how old when a person passes, there is sadness for those who loved them and were loved by them. Our heartfelt condolences to you. - Posted by: Eugenia & Steven Clement (Friends) on: Aug 26, 2019
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