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Born: Mar 15, 1923

Date of Passing: Feb 05, 2021

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March 15, 1923 - February 5, 2021

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, at the age of 97, with her devoted daughter Judy at her bed side; at Charleswood Care Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
She is survived by her children, Frances, grandchildren, Marlene, Crystal, Holly, Lucy; Gloria (Gerry), grandchild Bonita Rose (Greg); Larry (Irene), grandchildren, Sherry, Samantha (Klaus); Judy (Charlie), grandchildren, Catherine (Calvin) and Jamie; her great-grandchildren, Anton and Austin Prystupa; Eric (Nicole), Alexis and Ben Hawerchuk; Levi, Jedidiah, Justice and Shaddai Mitchell; Isaac and Indianna Pumphrey; Sara and Bethany Krulicki; Joshua and Branden Arnason; Charlie Lambert.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Elias Sobkowich in 1988 and her second husband Paul Beaudry in 2007; also by her parents, Alex and Nellie Kopys; by her siblings, Anne, Kay, Nellie, Mary, Dora, Steve, John, Matthew and Mike.
Mom was born in Chatfield and raised in the Fisher Branch area. She attended Bartlett School. She married our Dad on January 15, 1939 and together they farmed, working oh so hard raising their family on the farm. For a time, our Mom even worked as a clerk at Rene's Grocery Store in Fisher Branch. Then at the age of 43, Mom took a course at The Scientific School of Beauty Culture in Winnipeg and graduated with a diploma on the 29th of April 1966. They sold the farm and moved into town, building a new home and setting up a small service station for Dad to run. Mom set up a beauty salon in their new home, which she successfully operated for many, many years. Mom loved to entertain. She was always so very generous with her time and money. We all can remember the wonderful family gatherings, with a table loaded down with all kinds of traditional foods and drinks, as well as all kinds of treats for the grandchildren. She always had the house so nicely decorated for each occasion. She was a great cook and gardener. She was famous for her homemade chicken soup. Friends were always welcome and royally entertained. Mom was a W.I. member in Fisher Branch for many years and was always ready to help out. As well, she was a member of a group in town called the Song Birds, entertaining at senior homes and special occasions around town. Mom loved curling. She curled for many years and we will never forget the many after game parties with food, drink and music at her house. In later years, she so enjoyed watching curling on TV. She always loved Ukrainian music. She often went group carolling, house to house at Ukrainian Christmas time. Over the years, she went on many trips to Hawaii, the US, British Columbia and more. Mom loved to shop. She loved nice clothes, especially the kind with a little bit of bling. She adored costume jewelery. She had a kind of unique special modern sense of style; whether it be for new clothes, a new car, new furniture, etc. Eventually, Mom and Dad sold and retired, moving into a small home in Winnipeg. It was there that Mom found another one of her passions and that was square dancing. She joined a club and took part in it for many years; even at times travelling to different provinces and the USA, where the club held performances.
While in Winnipeg, Mom faithfully attended Sunday Catholic Church services, whenever she was able.
She was devoted to her family and was always worried about our welfare. In conversation with her, she would often time ask " how is everybody"?
"As long as everybody is okay" were her last words to me, a day or so before she passed. Rest in peace Mom. We love you and we will miss you so. Please, Father in Heaven, hear our prayer. Welcome our Mother into Your arms and guard her with tender care.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Charleswood Care Home for the good and kind care they gave our Mother, during this very difficult time, while she resided there. She always told us, "They take such good care of me here."
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Fisher Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A private family Celebration of Life will take place when we can safely gather again. Mother will be buried beside our Dad in the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Fisher Branch, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund, Box 130, Fisher Branch, MB ROC OZO.

The Fallen Limb
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "grieve not for me." Remember the best times,
the laughter, the song. The good life I lived, while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don't worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes, we're together again. Author Unknown

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My family and I would like to express our sincerest sympathies to Auntie Rosie's family. My Grandmother, Dora, was her step sister and my Mom, Joyce Konopetski used to share many stories about growing up in Fisher Branch. She loved her family and the fun she had with them. She has been in heaven since 2015. My Auntie Eileen Konopetski is well and also sends her love and condolences to Rosie's family. Covid keeps us apart physically, but know you are in our hearts. Sincerely, Pat and Family - Posted by: Pat St. Hilaire (Great Niece) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Deepest sympathies going to all of Rosie’s family. A wonderful lady. I remember curling with her and against her, always ready with a joke. My hair dresser for many years! We still have birthday cards from her that she sent to Mikey! Rest In Peace Rosie - Posted by: Roberta & Mikey Stocki (Mikey’s godmother ) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to all families of your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. My memories of your mother is mostly of curling against her team. She was a joy to curl against, always polite. always dressed to the nines, and yes she loved to party. You never knew what song this team would come up with at the Fisher Branch Ladies Bonspiel. Those days are very precious memories for me. Love the Poem at the end. I hope the grandchildren and great-grandchildren keep many of Rosie's wonderful traditions. - Posted by: Christine (Imlah) & Jack Kowalchuk (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies are with you all. From going with my Mom on occasion to get her hair done to stopping at “Eli’s” for gas & treats, their spot beside the high school was a cornerstone of Fisher Branch & many memories growing up. Always a classy lady! - Posted by: Myrna (Malenchak) Zeaton (Daughter of Joe & Jean Malenchak)) on: Feb 13, 2021

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