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MARY MALESKI (YASINSKI)
Born: Aug 02, 1919
Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
August 2, 1919 - January 1, 2021
She was predeceased by her parents, Alexandria and Harry Yasinski; her husband Joseph; her daughter Linda; her brothers, Michael and Charles; sisters, Ann, Elsie, Kathy, Edna and Geraldine.
Mom is survived by her daughter Sharon (John); son Brian (Mariette); as well as seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her sister Ethel; five sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was born in Calder, Saskatchewan and at the age of 12 went to reside with the Andres Family in Roblin, Manitoba. Mom left for Winnipeg in her late teens, met the love of her life, Joseph. They were married in 1943.
Mom was a gracious, kind, gentle, loving woman with an infectious smile and a very big heart. Mom was always accepting of all people no matter of race, colour or creed. Mom was very proud she spoke three languages fluently. She was loved by all, especially her children and grandchildren. We were blessed to have the best mom and best baba.
Mom was an exceptional homemaker and chef. She always had a table set for anyone who dropped by. Family dinners were very important and all our favourite dishes were served; perogies, cinnamon buns and pies were Mom's specialties.
Throughout Mom's life, her joy and happiness came from her love of family, friends and church. Mom was a devout Catholic, never went to bed without saying her rosary. Mom resided at St. Joseph's Residence the last seven and a half years and never missed a mass. She was a member of St. Josephat Ukrainian Catholic Church and St. Michael's Parish. She was actively involved with the UCLA for over 50 years.
Mom spent many winters at her homes in Harbour Island, Bahamas, Lake Placid, Florida, and summers at the cottage at Ingolf, Ontario.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to Maria and all the exceptional staff at St. Joseph's Residence in making Mom's final days and hours comfortable and peaceful.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when all of the family can attend and hopefully others. Notice will be sent out by social media.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Family Committee of St. Joseph's, 1149 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2P 1S6.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
We were very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother, Sharon and Brian. She and your dad were always such kind and friendly neighbours to my parents at the cottage. We hope that memories of happy times spent with her will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Mark and Donna Shaddock - Posted by: Donna and Mark Shaddock (Ingolf neighbours) on: Jan 12, 2021
Dear Brian and Sharon. Our condolences to both of you and your families. I remember her as a wonderful lady, a good wife to uncle Joe and a very good mother to her children. She always had the most beautiful smile. All our love. Dennis (Danny) and Pat Pidsadny - Posted by: Dennis Pidsadny (nephew) on: Jan 11, 2021
Brian, Marty and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories and the love of family and friends who surround you bring you great comfort during this very difficult time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Penny, Bob, Suzanne & Jennifer - Posted by: Penny & Bob Malinowski (friends and former Norwood neighbours ) on: Jan 09, 2021
Condolences to all the family. Truly a wonderful person who lived life to the fullest. Caring and loving to all. Will be missed. Peace to her - Posted by: Gloria lemke (Niece in law) on: Jan 09, 2021
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