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KRYWUSHENKO: Eleanor Marion passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Eleanor was born on January 2, 1937 in Dauphin, Manitoba to Peter and Anne (nee Beyko) Mymko. She started school at Comrie, then attended Mineral Creek in the Ashville District until her family moved to Dauphin in 1947. Eleanor continued school in Dauphin followed by Little's Business College, graduating in 1954. She then moved to Winnipeg to work as a receptionist at the Winnipeg Clinic. Eleanor married John Krywushenko at St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dauphin on September 17, 1955. They began their married life in Winnipeg, before moving to Russell, MB in 1960. It was there they started a dry-cleaning business, The Spotless Dry Cleaners, that they ran for 14 years. In 1974, they bought the Home Hardware Store in Russell, which they sold in 1984 and moved to Brandon where they owned the Home Hardware Store until retiring in 1989. In retirement, Eleanor and John enjoyed travelling, golfing, fishing, and visiting family and friends. Church was a very important part of Eleanor's life, and as a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Brandon, she served on the executive, sung in the choir, and spent many hours helping in the hall kitchen for different events. Family was also very important to Eleanor and while she had no children of her own, she became very close to her nephews Darryl and Mark, and nieces Jay-Lynne and Marnie. These four young people have many fond memories of good times spent with Aunt Eleanor and Uncle John, especially time spent at Silver Beach. As the children have grown they have maintained a close relationship with their aunt. Eleanor was predeceased by her father in 1982, her mother in 2006, her beloved husband in 2017, brothers-in-law Alex Popow and Donald Cronk and sister-in-law Maureen Mymko. She will be greatly missed by her sister Florine Cronk of Dauphin, brother Morris Mymko of Thunder Bay, sister-in-law Zina Popow of Winnipeg, many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins, and her very dear friend Myrna Thompson. Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral was held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin and Eleanor was laid to rest next to her husband at Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. Donations in memory of Eleanor may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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As published in Brandon Sun on May 15, 2021
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