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Born: Mar 08, 1929
Date of Passing: Nov 08, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
March 8, 1929 November 8, 2020
Mom was born on March 8, 1929 to Elias (Alec) and Akulina (Kay) Demidiuk. Mom, along with her brothers and sisters, were raised and educated in Parkside, SK. In 1945, their family moved to Winnipeg.
Our Dad and Mom met at a Sadie Hawkins dance in 1949. Dad said he fell in love with Mom at first sight and he asked her to dance. On July 29, 1950 they danced again, but this time as husband and wife.
In 1971, Mom was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Throughout her life, Mom's health was fragile but she beat Cancer five times and survived several surgeries. Although she often suffered with pain, she did her best to cope and managed to keep it hidden from us.
Mom worked part-time at Eaton's downtown. Basically, she was dedicated to her family. She was kind and gentle and always made us feel loved. In her quiet and friendly way, she was the hub of the family, always keeping in touch with everyone by phone, sending cards and giving thoughtful gifts. She adored her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren and her eyes would light up whenever she talked about them. In Mom's eyes, everything they said and did was absolutely perfect!
Mom and Dad spent most of the summer months at their cabin in Grand Beach. They also enjoyed an evening walk while holding hands, going out for dinner, and trying their luck at the local Casino.
They were married 63 years and the highlights of their lives were the many, many, many get-togethers and visits and outings and hours and hours of time, special occasions and celebrations they shared with Barry and Marilyn and their families.
Sadly, our Dad, William Kraft passed away in 2013. In 2018, Mom developed heart problems and required a pacemaker. We then moved Mom to Maples Care Home where her nurses and health care aides and the staff treated her not only with love and kindness, but also treated her like she was their own Mother. She made several friends there and we visited so often that she never had a chance to be lonely.
In the Spring of 2020, Mom fell and fractured her hip and required surgery and in the summer, signs of the Cancer returning was apparent. Then, the horrible COVID virus took her life.
With tremendous sadness and sorrow, we say goodbye to our wonderful Mom. We love you Mom, and we will always miss you dearly. Thank you for being our everything!
Left to mourn Mom's passing are her brother Mack Demidiuk and wife Annie; her sister Mary Zaharia and several nieces and nephews; son Barry Kraft (Holly) and daughter Marilyn Bonney (Bruce); grandchildren, Bill Bonney, Jenn (Rob) Andjelic, Rick Bonney, Hunter Kraft, Laura (Marty) Alvaro; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jessica, Erika and Kendra Andjelic, Griffin, Alexis and Waylon Bonney, Camilla Alvaro.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service was held at Cropo Funeral Chapel.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
So sorry to hear about Auntie Ruby. I have good memories of her and Uncle Bill from when I was young. My Daughter, Heather & Son , Jeff also send their condolences. Craig - Posted by: Craig Kraft (Nephew ) on: Nov 24, 2020
Marilyn & Barry, my sincere condolences to you & your families in your mother’s passing. Thinking of you guys - Posted by: Robert Mohr (Old old friend from the Westend) on: Nov 23, 2020
Marilyn & Family: I was sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May your memories of happy times with Family and friends bring you comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Sharon Filmore. - Posted by: Sharon Filmore (Neighbour) on: Nov 22, 2020
Dear Marilyn, Bruce, Jenny, and family, our sincerest sympathy to everyone on this very sad day. we so wish we could have been there with you. You were an angel Marilyn to your mother and now your mother is your angel. She will never leave your side. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All our love, Barbara and Doug. - Posted by: Barbara AND DOUG PALMER (FRIENDS) on: Nov 21, 2020
Sorry to see your Mom passed. - Posted by: tim (cousin) on: Nov 21, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor with a beautiful smile. My deepest condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Carolyn Smith (Friend) on: Nov 21, 2020
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