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SZORADI: Bernie Szoradi (Hainsworth). It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Bernie Eileen on September 13, 2020 at the age of 73 at her house in Deloraine in her husband's arms. Born October 20, 1946 on a Sunday at old Deloraine hospital, she is survived by her beloved husband Allan Szoradi, sons Dean, Terry (Barbara) grandson Zackery, Warren and granddaughter Emma, brother Arthur (Dianna) as well as numerous family members, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur Tom Hainsworth and Lucy Jane (Ketchum), in-laws Mike and Verna Szoradi and brother-in-law Mickey. She attended Grove school, a one room school before attending Deloraine Collegiate where she enjoyed playing girls ball. She first met her husband Allan in 1963, who was working in Deloraine for Manitoba Hydro. They were married December 19, 1964, for 55 years, residing in Deloraine the entire time. In the early stages of her marriage she was devoted to raising her three young sons. They purchased the Red and White store in 1975, renaming it A & B Groceteria and operated it until 1981. Bernie was active in the community playing cards with friends and babysitting for many kids who still fondly remember her loving and caring demeanour. She also worked for Senior Outreach Services as co-ordinator for 18 years and was an active member of the Deloraine Legion Ladies Auxiliary #83 serving for over 40 years. She served as District Commander, Zone Commander and President. She also enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, and faithfully growing a yellow begonia each year. She and her family fondly remember the time spent together at their cabin at Lake Metigoshe swimming, boating, snowmobiling and visiting. There was the annual trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul as well as many trips across Canada and the United states to visit friends and relatives. She enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Scotland with her husband. Later in life she made trips with Allan and friends to warm destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Mexico where they made even more friends. In 2015 she took the entire family to Ixtapa, Mexico for her 50th wedding anniversary. Her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren. Before passing she was asked what she felt was her unfinished work in life, her response "Watching my grandchildren living their lives to the fullest". When asked what she wanted her family members to remember her for she replied, "How much I have loved them and always being there for them".

"But in the blink of an eye... It's time for you to go,
your time here was
much too short, we know
she`s going up to heaven
and leaving with a kiss,
knowing she is loved and
will always be missed."

Go in peace knowing you were loved by your family and all you left an indelible
impression on.
Hugs and Kisses!!!

A public graveside service was held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Del-Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Bernie may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association 825 Sherbrook St. Rm 204, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M5, The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #83, Deloraine, MB R0M 0M0 or to a charity of one's choice.

Messages of condolence
may be made to Smith Funeral Home

As published in Brandon Sun on Sep 26, 2020

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