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Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2020

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On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Foyer Valade, Julienne Filz passed away at the age of 77 years.
Julie fought her illness for over two decades with courage, determination and with utmost faith.
Julie was predeceased by her brother Simeon, sister-in-law Ludmilla; brothers-in-law, Herbert, Edphat, Raymond and Otto. She will be lovingly remembered by her beloved husband Erich, their children, Erika, Monica (Brad), Marc (Lindsay); their grandchildren, Kevin, Grant, Connor, Martyn, Raya, Vivian, Marek; sisters and brother, Simone, Maria, Olive (Roland), Edouard; brother-in-law Fred (Carol); sister-in-law Joyce, and their families.
Julie was a hardworking small-town girl who successfully balanced work and raising a family. Along with Erich and Herb, Julie started Kelsey Sportswear Ltd. in 1968, manufacturing outerwear and building many lasting friendships along the way. Family, including close friends who became family, were the most important to her and she was exceedingly proud of her children and grandchildren.
A celebration of Julie's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Michael and Suzanne for their loving care and unfailing support. We would also like to thank Foyer Valade for their tender care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Julie to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Manitoba Lung Association.

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Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Mrs Filz was my next-door neighbor for 20 years. Her son Marc and I were classmates at Shamrock School. Mrs Filz always supported my school fundraisers, buying everything I ever sold, from wrapping paper to chocolates. If she was in the driveway when I was coming home from school or work, she would always chat with me for a few minutes, or sometimes just smile and wave. Even after I moved out, she would visit with me in the yard whenever I came to see my parents, when she was well enough to be outside. She was always kind and friendly towards me and my family. So sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to the entire Filz family. - Posted by: Melissa Mathew (former neighbour) on: Jan 29, 2020

  • Julie was our neighbour for almost 40 years, she will be sadly missed, I will always treasure the wonderful talks we had throughout the years. Our deepest condolences to Erich and family . RIP Julie. Barb & Gerry Benoit . - Posted by: Barb and Gerry Benoit (Friends/ neighbour) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. - Posted by: Ram Bridgelall and Family (Friend of the Family) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • We are so sorry to hear about Julie. Julie and I had lots of wonderful talks. She was a wonderful, loving person. I know that she is now at peace. Our condolences to Erich and her family. Joanne and Gary Frobisher - Posted by: Joanne Frobisher (friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I got to know Julie at the Southdale Bingo. She was a very friendly lady, always ready with a funny story or a quick comment on the day events. She will be missed. My condolences to all her family. - Posted by: Paul Constant (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2020

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