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Born: Dec 03, 1916

Date of Passing: May 09, 2021

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December 3, 1916 - May 9, 2021

With sadness, we announce the passing of our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all whose lives she touched. Sophie left us peacefully at her residence at Fred Douglas Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba in her 104th year.
Raised in a farming family in Poplarfield, Manitoba, Sophie helped raise her six younger siblings making her a natural at mothering her own six children.
She is survived by her children, Jean (John), Mary (Peter), Dan (Ann), Leonard (Franca), Robert, John (partner of late daughter Patricia); her grandchildren, Lisa (Mike), Lara (Julian), Jeannie (Ryan), Sam, Jaclyn, Mikyla (Wes), Brandon (Ula), Allie, Michelle (John); and her great-grandchildren, Sophie, Ava, Max, Brady, Brooke, Felix, Walter, Nathan, Whitney and Maxson. Sophie will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Sophie was predeceased by her husband Myron, sisters, Mary, Stella and Olga; brothers, Johnny, Mike and Eugene; daughter Patricia, and son-in-law Joe.
Sophie lived a full, active life - enjoying concerts, music, baseball games, horse-racing, Folklorama and being with family. Sophie was very involved in the Ukrainian-Canadian community based out of the Ukrainian Labour Temple in Winnipeg. A farm girl at heart, gardening and cooking were always a passion. Preparing huge meals, wonderful soups and hand-made perogies were her specialties. Sophie was always content with what she had - never wanting for more and never caring much about material things. What mattered to her most was being near the people she loved.
Sophie instilled in her children and grandchildren many values and skills that have served them well, such as incredible work ethic, perseverance and strength. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

We love you Baba, Sophie.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Dear Auntie Sophie was full of hugs and kisses when I would visit. She loved to feed family and visitors and take care of us and had the most beautiful smile of anyone. Her mind was always bright, and she was wise and kind. She has left a space in our lives that no one else can fill. - Posted by: Sandra Graham Korjus (Neice) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • Although I didn't know Sophie personally, she was a good friend of my late Grandma Grieco on Roseberry Street. RIP Sophie the world needs more people like you in it. - Posted by: Lucy McKane (Friend) on: May 16, 2021

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