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ELEANOR OLBRECHT (NAJEWICZ)

Born: Dec 15, 1933

Date of Passing: Dec 30, 2020

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ELEANOR OLBRECHT
(nee NAJEWICZ)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Eleanor, on December 30, 2020, at the age of 87.
Eleanor was predeceased by her mother, Mary Zwarycz and father, John Zwarycz. She is survived by: her husband, Stefan; her son, Ted; and her son, Chris, daughter in-law, Danna, and granddaughter, Kacie.
Eleanor was born on December 15, 1933 in Sokal, Poland. In 1940, at age seven, Eleanor and her family were sent from Poland to Siberia, Russia, where they remained for two years. In 1942 they went to Lebanon and spent the duration of the Second World War there. In 1949 Eleanor and her family were given the opportunity to immigrate to Canada, and they chose Winnipeg. It was here that Eleanor met Stefan and they were eventually married on June 16, 1951.
For more than 63 years they spent their time raising and supporting their family, and creating many wonderful memories. Eleanor especially enjoyed family get-togethers and special occasions, spending time outdoors at the cottage (blueberry and mushroom picking, and gardening), as well as cooking and baking for family and friends. You could never leave their home without a "care package" of her delicious recipes and home-baked treats! Eleanor also possessed an amazing "green thumb" and was constantly growing and nurturing the most beautiful plants and trees, both indoors and outdoors. Many of these adorn our homes and yards, and are "living reminders" of her for all of us. We will miss her greatly!
A private family service to celebrate Eleanor's life will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021, at St. John Cantius Church. The interment will follow at Holy Ghost Cemetery.
Special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph's Residence for their kind, compassionate care of our wife, mom and babcia.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Chris, Danna and family, so sorry hear about the loss of your mother. Please know you are in my thoughts. - Posted by: Barbara Verschoore (Maughan) (Friend/Co-worker) on: Jan 08, 2021

  • Our sincerest condolences to you Chris, Danna and Kacie on the loss of your mother. It is our hope that your fond memories give you comfort during this time. - Posted by: Maureen and Randy (Friends to Chris and Danna) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • Chris So sorry to read about your mother's passing in December. Wishing you, Danna and Kacie all the best during these difficult days. Kevin - Posted by: Kevin Mackay (Coaching Friends) on: Jan 06, 2021

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