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Date of Passing: Feb 13, 2021

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(nee ULRICH)

The family of Monica Judith Kyle is heartbroken to announce her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 62 years.
Monica will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years Geoff and her two children, Alexander and Dylan. She will also be fondly remembered by her brother Edwin Ulrich (Scarlette) and her extended family of in-laws, Gary Thiessen, David Kyle, Connie Hill (Robert), Joan Sneddon (Dave), Howard Wood, Colin Kyle (Yvonne) and Margaret Kyle (Bill Irwin). She will also be forever remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, dear friends and coworkers.
Monica was predeceased by her parents, Manfred and Ingrid Ulrich and her beloved sister Evelyn Thiessen, parents-in-law, Bill and Barbara Kyle and sisters-in-law, Kim Wood and Cate Kyle.
Monica was born in Winnipeg and raised in East St. Paul. She attended school at Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School, Robert Andrews School, John Pritchard School, and River East Collegiate.
As a child, she had fond memories of family road trips and time at the family cottage at Long Lake. After marrying Geoff, she found herself enjoying time at the Kyle family cottage at Falcon Lake. Monica also enjoyed summer camping in their pop-up trailer with her husband and sons. Favoured spots were the Black Hills in South Dakota and Rushing River, Ontario. Monica treasured time with her family. Sunday afternoon dinners after church with her siblings and their children was a favoured pastime.
Monica began her professional life at 18 when on a dare, she wandered into an optical shop in Polo Park Shopping Centre and applied for a job. That began a 44-year career as a licensed optician and store manager. While the names of the stores she worked at changed and the businesses were bought and sold she never applied for another job. At the time of her passing, she was on disability leave from Pearle Vision. She was grateful for the support she received from her company and coworkers during her illness.
Monica had a lifelong love affair with travelling. It began at 20, with a month-long backpacking trip through Europe, with her sister Evelyn. Once married, there were several trips to warm destinations such as Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico. Monica loved the beach. Every new beach she discovered would become her favourite right up until she would discover another new one. Then that one would become her favourite. Monica was especially grateful for getting in her last trip to Negril, Jamaica just before Covid19 hit.
The family of Monica would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at CancerCare Manitoba for your kind and compassionate care. You are all very special people.
Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid19, a celebration of Monica's life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, would you please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba or Fairfax Community Resources.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • To Geoff and Dylan. Please accept my condolences on your loss of Monica. I did not know her and you do not know me, but my late husband Bruce Wierbicki spoke of all of you many times. He loved working with Dylan and enjoyed any contacts he had with your family. - Posted by: Janis Wierbicki (wife of Bruce Wierbicki ) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Monica and Jeff were my "over the back yard fence" neighbours for many years. Monica was also my go-to person for glasses for more than 10 years. She was extremely good at her job and I followed her from place to place as the businesses changed. She was an absolute gem of a person and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. My condolences to Jeff and the boys. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Janice Rathbone (Neighbour) on: Feb 20, 2021

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