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Born: Nov 18, 1919

Date of Passing: Jun 17, 2020

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1919 - 2020

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother in the early morning hours of June 17, 2020, at the River East Personal Care Home.
Predeceased by her husband Harry, in 1993, and survived by her six loving children, Lise, Theresa (Roland), Veronica (Rick), Terry (Nancy), Pat (Kevin), and Harold (Sandra). Also survived by her eight grandchildren, Tamara, Rodney, Lisa, Tracy, Ryan, Dylan, Shawna and Robert, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Our mother was born in Foley, Manitoba, on November 18, 1919, into a hard-working family dedicated to working the land and building the community. She married our father in 1941 and established their home in Cooks Creek, where they enjoyed many wonderful years as members of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and raised their family. With Harry's passing, she lived her final years in Oakbank with many of her beloved family nearby.
Throughout her life, Edith retained her pioneering spirit. She was a proud, dignified and hard-working woman who dedicated her life to the well-being of her family; her entire life centered around them. A passionate gardener, her manicured lawn and flower gardens were her pride and joy. The weeds never had a chance! She loved the good earth and the bounty that she could bring to the table. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren adored her and will fondly remember the love and the richness of food, laughter and joy that she bestowed upon each and every one of them. Her cooking was a labour of love, especially her perogies and cabbage rolls, as well as the canning from her huge garden, all of which was generously shared with her family. As well, she enjoyed volunteering at her church making perogies with her many good friends.
We thank the staff at River East Personal Care Home for their compassionate care during this time of challenging pandemic. We also thank our mother's companions, Rita, Tessie, Ursula and Mariama for their support and kind compassion.
With Covid-19 in mind, a private family service will be held.

The family requests that condolences and
memories can be left by visiting Edith's
memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 20, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our condolences to all the Trush family, I will remember Nanny as a strong, loving person who had a smile for everyone. She was a kind, generous person who was always willing to share her good Ukrainian cooking with family and friends. May she rest peacefully now. - Posted by: Debbie and Family (Friends) on: Jun 27, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to Lise, Pat and all the family on your mom’s passing. My memories of Edith will be her trademark grin, her way of displaying acceptance and bringing you in close. Edith was a lovely lady and we are grateful for our walk in life with Edith and her loving family. Rod & Carolyn Westmacott - Posted by: Rod & Carolyn Westmacott (Friend) on: Jun 22, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy for the passing of your beloved Mom. A life well LIVED! So impressed by her living independently, gardening, hosting family meals, well into her 80's. So sorry for your loss. Wendy & Bill - Posted by: Wendy Thurston-Werry (friend) on: Jun 21, 2020

  • Our sincerest condolences to your family from our family. - Posted by: Ross Arnold (Friend) on: Jun 21, 2020

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