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ANGELA STEMPKOWSKI , SAVAGE, THORGRIMSON (SLIVINSKI)
Born: Jan 02, 1921
Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
January 2, 1921 - March 20, 2020
She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Frank; her children, Susan (Terry), Colleen and Patrick; step-children, Barry (Cheryl) and Coral (Roy); grandchildren, Hilary (Robert) and Carey (Rachel); step-grandchildren, Shannon (Donovan) and Brooke (Evan), Ryan (Audrey), Andrea, Cody, Nicolette, Tyler, Lindsey and Adam; great- grandchildren, Jayda, Avery, Misha and Marek; step-great-grandchildren, Aidan, Logan, Zoe and Finley; former son-in-law Ron (Rae) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angela was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Nicholas; sisters, Caroline and Genevieve and brother William. She was also predeceased by her beloved husbands, William (Ted), Brian and Paul and step-daughter Glenda.
Angela was born at home on Woodbine Avenue in Old Kildonan. Her accounts of her youth depict a happy mixture of social outings, some adventures and responsibilities, with a firm grounding in religious faith. She attended the one room Red River School and Holy Ghost School, where she acquired a love of poetry and life-long friends. Angela began her working life at 17, working at Eaton's for many years and volunteering with the Canadian Mental Health Association, again enjoying many great friendships along the way.
Angela married Ted in 1943, Brian in 1969 and after Brian's untimely passing, Paul in 1988. Mom was a Mrs. Fixit, a singer of songs, a square dancer, a dart player, a gardener, a hostess and a friend to all. She loved nothing better than holding large family gatherings in the rec room on Inkster Blvd., or in her beautiful backyard. Through good times and bad, and faced with painful losses, Angela embodied resilience, positivity and grace. Having a zest for life, she leaves a legacy of laughter, singing, sharing, and loving support for her family. Her last words were, "Be kind." She is forever in our hearts.
Our sincere gratitude to the nurses and caregivers at West Park Manor, and to her visiting companions, for their care. May they and all the residents remain safe.
A private graveside service will be held at Chapel Lawn Cemetery on March 27. A memorial Funeral Mass will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to The Main Street Project.
"The blossom passes,
the root remains.
All of us one seed,
heir to life again."
"All is Well."
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2020
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Still fondly remember brunches with Angela and my Dad (Fred Petruga) over the years. I will always think of her as an extension of our family because of the friendship they shared. Your Mom was a very unique individual - to say 'kind' just isn't enough.. - Posted by: Donna Gylywoychuk (friend) on: Mar 30, 2020
The Savages were our neighbors on Linden Avenue in East Kildonan. Always remembered your mother as one of the kindest sweetest woman I’ve ever known. She was so beautiful inside and out. I remember visiting with her over the years when she worked at Eatons. I have many happy childhood memories of my friend Colleen when we lived next-door and also spending weekends together when they moved away to the north end. You were very fortunate to have her with you for such a long time. What a blessing that was for your family. It is never a good time to say goodbye to someone who is so loved like your mother was and I’d like to offer my condolences. - Posted by: Dina Moerman Reid (Neighbor and Old time friend of Colleen) on: Mar 26, 2020
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