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ELSIE JEAN KRAYNYK

Born: Aug 27, 1938

Date of Passing: May 06, 2021

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ELSIE JEAN KRAYNYK

Elsie Kraynyk died peacefully at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg on May 6, 2021, at the age of 82.
Elsie was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Kushniryk, her beloved husband Peter, as well as her sister Sophie, and brothers, John and Edward. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Valerie (Hans) Thiessen of Saskatoon, Bernie (Eleanore) Kraynyk of Winnipeg and Koreen (Myles) MacMillan of Edmonton, along with her seven grandchildren: Ken (Lisa) Thiessen, Dan (Nicolette) Thiessen, Amber (Jakub) Lucanska, Brett Kraynyk, Kourtney Kraynyk, Joseph (Helen) MacMillan and Katlyn MacMillan. Elsie is also survived by four great-grandchildren, her dear sister Eva Maxymovich, as well as her sister-in-law Yvonne Kushniryk. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Elsie was born in Vita, MB on August 27, 1938, as the middle child of five siblings. She had a memorable rural upbringing, where the average day consisted of helping out with chores on the family farm. In her teenage years, she met Peter Kraynyk, and the two were married in 1956 at the local church in Arbakka, MB. Elsie and Peter went on to share the rest of their lives together, including a loving 52-year-long marriage, and raising three children who would go on to have families of their own. A year after the two married, Valerie was born in Steinbach, MB, followed shortly thereafter by Bernie. In the early 1960s, Elsie and Peter moved from the farm to the big city, and established their home on Grassie Boulevard in Winnipeg. A few years later their youngest child, Koreen, was born. As the children became school age, Elsie and Peter moved to DeGraff Bay, a great community with great neighbours, where they would go on to make many lasting memories as a family. During this period of their lives, Peter would often travel to northern communities for extended stays, working to provide for the family, while Elsie held down the fort at home. Despite her busy household and the demands that came from raising three children, she found time to grow and tend to a miraculous garden, and work in a sewing factory. As her children grew older, she began to build her career, becoming a dependable team member at Zellers, Beaver Lumber and McDermid Lumber.
In 1981, Elsie and Peter bought a new house on Carrie Cove in Winnipeg, where she went on to live for almost 40 years up to 2020. Her green thumb was like no other, with healthy flowerbeds in her front yard, and an overflowing fresh garden in her backyard where she grew apples, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers, along with many other varieties of decorative blossoms and rose bushes. She would often take breaks from her busy life through staying active on extended walks. She would walk for miles on end, enjoying peoples' yard work and home exteriors. In her retirement years she became an avid reader and went through hundreds of novels, as well as enjoyed the daily Winnipeg Free Press. Elsie became a great-grandmother for the first time in 2017 and has since accumulated a total of four great-grandchildren.
Elsie had a very joyful outlook and appreciated the simple pleasures of talking with friends, family, and neighbours. She was a fantastic cook with her specialty being her delicious, homemade perogies, which became a staple at every single family event at the Kraynyk household for decades. She always enjoyed trips back home to Vita for all the Ukrainian gatherings and traditions. Elsie's fondest memories were of the time spent with her seven grandchildren, especially during the early years or when they came to visit, along with her annual trips to Hawaii in her early retirement years. She frequently enjoyed day trips with Peter exploring small towns in and around Manitoba, with the highlight being an annual trip to Clear Lake. These trips to Clear Lake first started as just the two of them, but later went on to become a meeting spot for the entire extended Kraynyk family to mark their wedding anniversary.
In 2020, Elsie made the leap to move out of their family home on Carrie Cove to an apartment at Edgewood Estates in North Kildonan. Even though her independence was taken from her within the same year, she truly enjoyed living there and was very happy in her new home. Elsie loved to laugh and have fun, and her laughter filled the room during every interaction. Elsie's thoughtful words and wisdom touched the hearts of many, and she would never let a kind gesture go without a thank-you note or card. We feel truly blessed and will miss her, and she will forever be loved by all of those who knew her.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff at CancerCare, St. Boniface Hospital, and especially Victoria Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness during Elsie's last few months.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held with interment at Glen Eden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9, or a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca

Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111


Publish Date: May 15, 2021

ELSIE JEAN KRAYNYK

Elsie Kraynyk died peacefully at Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg on May 6, 2021, at the age of 82.
Elsie was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Kushniryk, her beloved husband Peter, as well as her sister Sophie, and brothers, John and Edward. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Valerie (Hans) Thiessen of Saskatoon, Bernie (Eleanore) Kraynyk of Winnipeg, and Koreen (Myles) MacMillan of Edmonton, along with her seven grandchildren: Ken (Lisa) Thiessen, Dan (Nicolette) Thiessen, Amber (Jakub) Lucanska, Brett Kraynyk, Kourtney Kraynyk, Joseph (Helen) MacMillan, and Katlyn MacMillan. Elsie is also survived by four great-grandchildren, her dear sister Eva Maxymovich, as well as her sister-in-law Yvonne Kushniryk. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Elsie was born in Vita, MB on August 27, 1938, as the middle child of five siblings. She had a memorable rural upbringing, where the average day consisted of helping out with chores on the family farm. In her teenage years, she met Peter Kraynyk, and the two were married in 1956, at the local church in Arbakka, MB. Elsie and Peter went on to share the rest of their lives together, including a loving 52-year-long marriage, and raising three children who would go on to have families of their own. A year after the two married, Valerie was born in Steinbach, MB, followed shortly thereafter by Bernie. In the early 60s, Elsie and Peter moved from the farm to the big city, and established their home on Grassie Blvd in Winnipeg. A few years later their youngest child, Koreen, was born. As the children became school age, Elsie and Peter moved to DeGraff Bay, a great community with great neighbors, where they would go on to make many lasting memories as a family. During this period of their lives, Peter would often travel to northern communities for extended stays, working to provide for the family, while Elsie held down the fort at home. Despite her busy household and the demands that come from raising three children, she found time to grow and tend to a miraculous garden, and work in a sewing factory. As her children grew older, she began to build her career, becoming a dependable team member at Zellers, Beaver Lumber and McDermid Lumber.
In 1981, Elsie and Peter bought a new house on Carrie Cove in Winnipeg, where she went on to live for almost 40 years up to 2020. Her green thumb was like no other, with healthy flowerbeds in her front yard, and an overflowing fresh garden in her backyard where she grew apples, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers, along with many other varieties of decorative blossoms and rose bushes. She would often take breaks from her busy life through staying active on extended walks. She would walk for miles on end, enjoying peoples' yard work and home exteriors. In her retirement years, she became an avid reader and went through hundreds of novels, as well as enjoyed the daily Winnipeg Free Press. Elsie became a great-grandmother for the first time in 2017 and has since accumulated a total of four great-grandchildren.
Elsie had a very joyful outlook and appreciated the simple pleasures of talking with friends, family, and neighbours. She was a fantastic cook with her specialty being her delicious, homemade perogies, which became a staple at every single family event at the Kraynyk household for decades. She always enjoyed trips back home to Vita for all the Ukrainian gatherings and traditions. Elsie's fondest memories were of the time spent with her seven grandchildren, especially during the early years or when they came to visit, along with her annual trips to Hawaii, in her early retirement years. She frequently enjoyed day trips with Peter exploring small towns in and around Manitoba, with the highlight being an annual trip to Clear Lake. These trips to Clear Lake first started as just the two of them, but later went on to become a meeting spot for the entire extended Kraynyk family to mark their wedding anniversary.
In 2020, Elsie made the leap to move out of their family home on Carrie Cove to an apartment at Edgewood Estates in North Kildonan. Even though her independence was taken from her within the same year, she truly enjoyed living there and was very happy in her new home. Elsie loved to laugh and have fun, and her laughter filled the room during every interaction. Elsie's thoughtful words and wisdom touched the hearts of many, and she would never let a kind gesture go without a thank-you note or card. We feel truly blessed and will miss her, and she will forever be loved by all of those who knew her.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff at CancerCare, St. Boniface Hospital, and especially Victoria Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness during Elsie's last few months.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held with interment at Glen Eden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, or a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca

Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111


Publish Date: May 13, 2021

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As published in The Carillon, Winnipeg Free Press on May 13, 2021, May 15, 2021

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