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Born: Mar 20, 1929

Date of Passing: Dec 21, 2020

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March 20, 1929 - December 21, 2020

Heaven has another Angel, a precious Christmas Angel. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mom at the Grace Hospital on December 21, 2020, due to complications from COVID. We weren't ready to say goodbye, but God had a plan, and Mom made her journey to be with Him that night, guided by the Star of Bethlehem.
Mom was born in Rosa and lived on the family farm until she left to work in Winnipeg at Canada Packers. After her marriage to our Dad, Paul, she raised her family on the farm on Red River Drive in Howden, earning her pocket money by market gardening. She was a generous, energetic and hard working woman, and an amazing cook. She loved hosting family and friends, and no one left her home hungry or empty handed. Mom was happiest in her kitchen, humming loudly as she prepared her most delicious food - cabbage rolls and perogies, paska, perishke, pidpenky, and our family favourites, mustard pickles and ketchup spaghetti with meatballs. She loved to prepare traditional Ukrainian food for our Christmas celebration and for her Basket for blessing at Easter.
In the 1970s, Mom went to work at Food Services at the University of Manitoba, until her retirement in 1992. She made many friends there, doing a job she loved.
In 2017, Mom moved into her dream home with her son Frank, and her adoring dog Oliver, to live next door to her daughter Donna. She lived happily and independently there until her passing. Even this past summer, she was busy filling her pantry with pickles and her freezer with baking. Mom enjoyed travelling, the TLC Channel, playing Scrabble, Bingo and Word Search, going to the Eagles Club and the Casino, and picking wild mushrooms and saskatoons.
Family was very important to Mom, and she loved, guided, taught and supported her children and grandchildren. She gave the biggest and best hugs and told us often that she loved us.
Left to cherish Mom's memory are her children, Frank, David (Marguerite), Wesley (Marianne) and Donna. She was a loving Nanny to her precious grandchildren, Jenna (Nick), Rina (Brian), Kristopher, Jonathon (Robyn) and Malyssa. She will also be missed by her lifelong best friend Minnie, and Rose and Wade, John and Veronique and their families; also her siblings, Walter, Peter (Valerie), Elsie (Don), sister-in-law Stella, and the extended Woytowich family.
Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Paul; her parents, John and Effie Kohut; her siblings, Josie, Bill, Mike, Jennie (Peter) and recently Maurice, her sister-in-law Jean, and her great grandson Alexander.
The Funeral Mass for Anne will be held at Mary Mother of the Church on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The online Funeral Mass via live streaming will start at 11:00 a.m. and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Funeral Home and Cemetery
(204) 222-3241
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • We send our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother. We know she was very much loved by you all. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time. - Posted by: Moira and Trewin Somers (Friends) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear this Wes. We are both very lucky to have had such wonderful mothers. You and your family are in our prayers. - Posted by: Henry Prenger (Friend) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • So very sad to hear of Auntie Anne's passing. She was always so kind and loving and had a sweet kind energy. I loved her special friendship with Grandma Minnie, oh the fun they had. Auntie Anne had a heart of gold and I am so grateful to have known her. My heart goes out to all her family. May she rest in heavenly light. - Posted by: Barbara Strickland ( nee Bartmanovich) (Friend) on: Dec 30, 2020

  • Dave, Marguerite and family, We were sorry to hear of your mother Anne's passing. We enjoyed meeting her as she was a very warm, and welcoming woman. Our condolences to all the family. She will be missed. - Posted by: AL & DONNA MORKEN (Friends) on: Dec 30, 2020

  • Dear Dave, Marguerite and family, We offer condolences on the passing to glory of your beloved mom Anne. The synopsis of her generousity in life gives us a deep sense of encouragement and gratitude. We thank God for the blessing she was, and through yourselves, the blessing she leaves behind. May all honor and glory be to God, through Jesus Christ. Amen. - Posted by: Bright and Priscillar Ng'andu (Friends of Dave and Marguerite ) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to your whole family. We are saddened by this news. She was a part of our neighbourhood and extended community “family”. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Kathryn & Glenn Bartmanovich (Neighbors) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • My condolences go out to the family at this time and it is with great sadness that I also mourn the sudden passing of Anne (Nanny) Woytowich. I have many fond memories of Nanny while she was still with us here, such as the many holiday get-togethers I celebrated with her and her family at her home in St Norbert, Transcona, and her current home she had moved into. I remember helping nanny to cut wild mushrooms and the many hours lol, of joyful preparation it took, but I could see the joy in your heart and on your face just being able to spend time with family and friends doing what you love the best, cooking. I always loved getting that phone call at christmas from donna saying "nanny would like for you to put up her decorations in the yard", or "Can you come help clean the garage", which I something I did out of respect for you Nanny. I have tremendous respect for her and will always have a place in my heart for her always. Thank you nanny for the many moments you and I have shared. The many teachings and pieces of History you have shared with me will continue on in my heart and mind for many years to come as I honor your memory through the traditions I have come to embrace in my life. So long Nanny until we meet again in Gods beautiful kingdom. - Posted by: Douglas Harney (Friend of family) on: Dec 29, 2020

  • Frank, David and Marguerite, Wesley and Marianne, Donna and families, On behalf of Merv, myself and our family, we offer our deepest sympathy and hugs for your loss of Aunty Anne. We will forever cherish our memories of her, especially the many mushroom picking visits at our home when Donna and Frank brought her here to pick mushrooms!! Those were special visits!! Now Aunty Anne is picking the best mushrooms! May you all cherish her memories as you mourn her passing but also remember her beautiful words and smiles she shared. Rest in peace Aunty Anne. Merv and Brenda and our family - Posted by: Merv and Brenda Mihaychuk (Nephew) on: Dec 28, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to Frank, David and Marguerite, Wesley and Marianne, Donna, and their families. We have beautiful memories of Auntie Anne throughout the years. She was a kind and generous soul who loved to see others happy. Cooking and sharing food were an expression of her love. Her award-worthy perogies, which Brent called "little pillows", are a part of our family folklore. We will treasure her memory. Rest in peace, dear Auntie Anne - Posted by: June and Brent Day (niece ) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • Dear Dave and Marguerite, we were so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your dear Mother Anne. You will cherish your fond, loving memories of your Mom's great life. Hugs... Diana and Gord - Posted by: Diana and Gord Miller (friends) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • My sympathies to all the family. I met Anne on a road trip with my cousins Lorne and Joyce Dawydiuk. We were going to Texas and Anne travelled with us to her son's place in Kansas USA .We stayed and visited for a couple of days. R.I.P Anne Gloria Nagy - Posted by: Gloria Nagy (friend) on: Dec 26, 2020

  • I have many fond memories of Aunty Anne and spending many great times at the Woytowich home. Always lots of great food and great conversation. She was an amazing woman. My condolances on your family's loss. Ken Mudry - Posted by: Ken Mudry (Friend) on: Dec 26, 2020

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