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Vera was predeceased by her husband, Anton in 1995. Left to cherish a lifetime of fond memories is her son, Orest (Jeanette). Missing her baba will be Vera's granddaughter Tamara (Frederick), as well as her great-grandchildren, Violet and Dorothy, who were special to Vera's heart.
Vera was born in Sumy, Ukraine. During the Second World War she lived and worked in Germany at a work camp. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 arriving straight to Winnipeg, and remained a North Ender all her life. Anton and Vera were married in February of 1949.
She was employed first at St. Boniface Hospital and moved on to Perth's Limited for another 30 years. Her strong work ethic helped contribute opportunities for the family. In retirement, the many years of hard work by Vera and Anton were rewarded with the means to enjoy 28 annual February vacations in Hawaii.
Vera was a long-time parishioner of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church. She was active in her church, keeping spirituality as a focus for guiding her life. The smells of her wonderful cooking and baking greeted all who came to her home on Selkirk Avenue and later, on Sinclair Street. When not working in the kitchen, she took great pride in planting and growing her tomatoes and garlic. Her passion for life and unconditional love were an inspiration to us all. Her passing into the hands of God removes her from our physical presence, but not from our hearts or our minds. She is reunited with her beloved Anton, whom she has now joined in peace.
Special thanks to Baba's special St. Nicholas family: Rose, Theresa, Pat and Ollie, who, along with family, helped Baba stay in her own home until she was 94. If we missed someone, you know who you are - and thank you! Special thanks also go out to Kildonan House, as well as all the health care professionals and providers at Holy Family Nursing Home who worked so graciously and compassionately to make Baba feel welcome and loved. Lastly, we would like to thank the palliative care staff at Grace Hospital (3 N and S) who made Baba comfortable in her last few days.
Prayers and funeral were held Friday, March 26, 2021, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church officiated by Father Gabriel.
Flowers are gratefully declined; a donation to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in her name would be an honour.
Korban Funeral Chapel
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 27, 2021
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
Our deepest sympathy Orest, Jeanette, Tamara & family. We are with you in prayer. - Posted by: Joanne Sarakula (Friend) on: Apr 22, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Orest and family. Vera was a sweet lady and wonderful neighbour for many years. I remember how much she loved our dog Maggie that we used to have. She would always save ham bones for her, and I would often see her pull up a chair on the other side of the fence and talk to her. She wanted us to put in a doggie door in the fence so that Maggie could come and see her whenever she wanted. She often passed treats over the fence to the kids or tomatoes from her garden and she would offer me tips on growing my own garden. She is sadly missed. Karen, Darien and Kiele. - Posted by: Karen Pedro (Next door neighbour ) on: Apr 02, 2021
Sincere condolences big ‘O’ and family - Posted by: Sheron and Doug (Friend and business associates) on: Mar 27, 2021
My condolences Orest & Jeanette. - Posted by: Glen Ambrose (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2021
I remember Mrs.Vera from she lived at Kildonan House.She was very friendly and welcome her home care with an open heart and smile. I extend my deepest condolences to her family and her son Orest who always stood by his mother there and looked after her as best as he could. Rest in Peace Mrs.Vera I will always remember you. Home care Irena. - Posted by: irena sikorski (HCA home care) on: Mar 27, 2021
My deepest condolences Orest. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Sandy Prokulevich nee Harris (Friend of Orest) on: Mar 27, 2021
Orest and family, our condolences. Henry and Elaine Gowryluk - Posted by: Henry Gowryluk (Friend) on: Mar 27, 2021
Orest, Jeanette and Family...my deepest condolences on your loss. It is evident that you have many years of great, fond memories of your mom. Cherish them... they last forever. Take care. - Posted by: Cam Moskal (Friend of Orest) on: Mar 27, 2021
My deepest condolences Orest - Posted by: Irvin Biluk (Orests friend) on: Mar 27, 2021
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