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Born: Mar 14, 1927

Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2020

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1927 - 2020

It breaks our hearts to announce the peaceful passing of our dear, sweet Mom on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Mom was born on March 14, 1927, to Michael and Anne Posaluko of Stead, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd in 2009, brother and sister Nick and Jean Posaluko, and sister Amelia (Minnie) Penwarden. Left to mourn are her loving children, Barb Unrau (Rick) and Jim (Laurie), sister Annette Rodzinski (Gordon), sister-in-law Eileen Symes, close cousin Nellie Winzinowich, other dear Lesko and Posaluko cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Mom attended school in Thalberg, Manitoba. She had to quit early to help out on the family farm and care for her siblings. At 17 she left the farm and took a job as a housekeeper in Pine Falls. From there she moved to Winnipeg to live with her sister Jean and found work as a waitress at the O-Kum-Inn restaurant across from the Free Press building. That is where she met our dad and they were married July 22, 1950.
She stayed at home to raise her children until approached to help out at the newly opened Pizza Place on Donald Street in 1960. She loved the job and the people she worked with so stayed for several years. In 1980 she took a job as a cook at the Mini Skool Daycare where she prepared delicious meals for the little ones until she retired in 1987.
Everyone loved Mom. She was kind, gentle, hard working and loving. Everyone was welcome in her home and never left hungry! In her younger years Mom was an avid 10 pin bowler winning many awards. She loved BINGO, cards and sports on TV, especially baseball and curling. Mom was also a beautiful dancer. We loved watching her and our dad float around the dance floor together.
Mom was an outstanding cook famous for her delicious holubtsi and pyrohy. She hosted every family gathering into her 90s. Baking for Christmas was the highlight of her year. She made every slice you could think of, tarts, pies, cakes and beautiful goodie trays to give away.
She was most proud of her yard and flower gardens which she cared for meticulously. Neighbours and complete strangers would stop at her home on Dickson Crescent to comment on her beautiful yard.
In 2013 Mom sold her home and moved into an apartment across from the Grant Park Shopping Centre. She loved the convenient location and enjoyed the company of her lovely neighbours on the 8th floor.
Mom was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2005. Thanks to her amazing doctor she managed very well on her medications for many years. In 2018 she required a bit more help so we enlisted the services of home care.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank Dr. Dissanayake (and Ludi) for taking such good care of our mom all these years. We also want to thank Mom's home care coordinator and the wonderful home care Angels who gave her meals, medication and a "scrub in the tub." Knowing you were taking such good care of our mom meant the world to us. And a very special thank you to Cindy, her wonderful insulin nurse who had to make that difficult phone call to the family. We will never forget your kindness and compassion.
Dear Mom. Jim and I are so proud to have been raised by the most wonderful mother. You loved us unconditionally, celebrated our strengths and forgave our weaknesses. You supported our dreams and were there with a warm shoulder to cry on when our dreams didn't quite turn out the way we had hoped. We will miss you every day of our lives but know God has prepared a very special place in Heaven just for you. Rest in peace precious Angel.
We laid Mom to rest beside our dad on July 31. Given the current heath crisis, an in-person celebration of her life cannot be held at this time.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you wish, a donation in Mom's memory may be made to the Fort Whyte Nature Centre or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2020


It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear, sweet Mom on Saturday, July 18, 2020.
Mom was born on March 14, 1927 to Michael and Anne Posaluko of Stead, Manitoba.
She is survived by her loving children, Barb Unrau (Rick Edwards) and Jim Morin (Laurie Summers). A full obituary to follow.

Thompson in the Park
Funeral Home & Cemetery
1291 McGillivray Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Publish Date: Jul 21, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 21, 2020, Jul 22, 2020, Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I will always remember our yearly visits to the church service for the blessing of the graves in Stead. Aunty Mary was a loving and very funny lady! I will miss her great sense of humour. Susan (friend of Lyn Posaluko) - Posted by: Susan Hrabarchuk (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

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