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ELLA MARIE KRUK Obituary pic ELLA MARIE KRUK Obituary pic


Born: Aug 28, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 04, 2021

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August 28, 1926 - January 4, 2021

Peacefully, our beloved mother, Ella, passed away on January 4, 2021 at River East Personal Care Home, with her family by her side.
She leaves to treasure many fond memories: her three children, Walter (Linda), Barbara (Gordon) and Bev, her granddaughter Kim, and great-grandchildren, Micky and Tykira.
Our mom was born in Lethbridge, AB. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Victoria General Hospital in 1948. While doing her practicum in Souris, MB, she met the love of her life, our dad, Walter Kruk. After graduation, our mom remained in Souris, and in 1950 married our dad and began a family. She worked at the community hospital until we moved to Winnipeg in 1964. Soon after, our mom began nursing at the Intermediate Care Nursery, Women's Pavilion. Her love of caring for newborns continued until her retirement in 1984.
Our mom worked hard throughout those years, enduring much as a career nurse, mother and wife. Both she and our dad raised a family of three, working shift work. Despite that, the family home was a gathering place for many celebrations throughout the years. The strong union our parents shared provided a home with love, laughter and togetherness.
Our mom's creativity was reflected in her love for gardening, knitting, ceramics, baking, painting, and even a little wine making.
Retirement years for our mom were spent enjoying the company of her husband. It was now their time to be together. Whether they were travelling, attending to their immaculate garden and lawn, out for a drive or a walk in Kildonan Park, our mom and dad were inseparable, until his passing in 2005. Though our mom continued to live life to its fullest, it was never the same.
Our mom was a caring, ambitious and resilient woman. She not only devoted her life to her family, but also touched the lives of so many during her years of nursing.
As we grieve our mom's passing, we are comforted in knowing that she is once again with our dad, together for eternity.
To the staff at River East Personal Care Home, we thank you for the support and care you provided to our mom.
Cremation has taken place. A private memorial will occur at a later date.
Donations in our mom's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Our condolences to Aunt Ella’s family. She was a very special lady. May she rest in peaCe. Glenda and Dave Cantlon The Pas, Mb - Posted by: Dave Cantlon (Nefiew) on: Jan 17, 2021

  • I have many fond memories of working evenings with Ella at the Intermediate Nursery in the late 60s. I was a new grad; she was a veteran nurse. She was my teacher, my mentor and my friend. Her love of nursing and love of the babies were lessons passed on. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Linda Malcomson (Gerbrandt) (Former work mate) on: Jan 16, 2021

  • I remember Aunt Ella fondly as a wonderful caregiver especially to her family. Although living in a different province, our gatherings with family were cherished. - Posted by: Sharon Armstrong (niece) on: Jan 16, 2021

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