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Anne Matview passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 21, 2021 at Holy Family Home at the age of 89 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Katherine Holowaty; brother Michael, and husband William (Bill), and great-granddaughter Zoey.
Anne is lovingly remembered by her sons, Myron and Michael (spouse Cynthia and children Christopher, Sarah and Jessica); daughter Christine (spouse James and children); Jennifer (spouse Devin and son Henry); Jordan (spouse Shae); and Elwood.
Anne was born and raised in Winnipeg. She met her husband William at St. Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Church, and were married at the church in 1955. As well as a devoted wife and mother, she also worked at Eaton's, Strathcona School, J.H. Bruns Collegiate, and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy. She was a member of St. Andrews for over 70 years, and was a member of the church choir, parish council, and Women's' League, The Millennium Choir, and was on the Women's Auxiliary at Holy Family Home, as well as numerous other organizations.
She enjoyed summer camping and travelling with her family, and later winter vacations with Bill where they made numerous trips to Mexico. She hosted many dinners at her home for both family and friends where she would prepare far too much food. Aside from her love of cooking she would also sew, knit, crochet and needlepoint, all when she was not tending her garden. She was very proud of her children and encouraged them in all their endeavors.
Special thanks to the staff at Holy Family Home, and Dr. Terry Babick and Dr. Andrea Babick, who took such good care of Anne for the last several years.
A private funeral for family has already taken place. She is interred at Holy Family Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare or Holy Family Home.

Vichnaya Pamyat

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My condolences to you, Anne's children and grandchildren and loved ones. You will certainly miss her! Anne was dedicated to you, her family, and she herself greatly missed Bill, your father and grandfather. For years, Bill picked Anne up after work. The white car would be parked under the trees. When Bill's health failed and he was hospitalized, family would drive her, or sometimes she took the bus after work to be with him. She loved the trips to Mexico, particularly when Bishop Myron could go at the same time. She also loved the family bunny, adopted from Stanley Park during one of the camping trips. Yes, she enjoyed her garden, so she had a pact with the neighbourhood rabbits: she picked up feed for them on her way home from work. She swore that this way, they left her veggies and flowers alone. What I so appreciated in working with Anne was her great knowledge of the Ukrainian community and the Ukrainian Catholic community. I was always running to her to help me identify people and places in archival photos. She taught me so very much! Anne was a special person. She lived through remarkable times and never stopped giving in her special way. Rest in peace!! Gloria Romaniuk, colleague - Posted by: Gloria Romaniuk (colleague) on: Mar 30, 2021

  • Anne and I worked together at J.H. Bruns in the 1980's, and she was both a knowledgeable colleague and a happy spirit. She loved kids and they loved and respected her. It was an honour to have known your mother who helped me fit in with the learning practices at Bruns, and certainly, she assisted in making me a better teacher. Anne was both loved and respected for her skills and for her humanity. - Posted by: Sheilah Land (friend ) on: Mar 27, 2021

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