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November 26, 1938 - March 30, 2021
March 1, 1943 - May 29, 2021

Gigi passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Holy Family Nursing Home; Baba passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Health Sciences Centre.
We, the family, always called them Baba and Gigi, and never Mom and Dad. They lived their lives, as they passed on with dignity and grace. They were the best parents who gave unconditionally. The greatest gift they left us was their faith and love for Jesus. They always said, "with God you have everything, without God you have nothing."
They leave to cherish their memory daughter Mary, three sons, Nick, John and Mike and their respective families.
As we had a private family service for Gigi, we will have a private service for Baba. She will be interred at Holy Family Cemetery beside her beloved husband Rev. Deacon Walter Knysh, following all Covid-19 restrictions.
We, the family, would like to thank Rev. Fr. B. Lukie for giving them their last rites and conducting their services. Thank you to the Basilian Fathers for being dear friends to our parents. Special thank you to Sister Darlene, Linda, and Brenda of Holy Family for all you did by getting them to reside at Holy Family Home, could not have done it without your guidance and help. Special, heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Sacred Heart - the love, care and patience you had for our parents will never be forgotten.

"We love you and enjoy the
fruits of your labour."

Vichnay Pamyat


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 01, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss on behalf of the Rev. Deacons of our Archeparchy and our families May they rest peacefully in the Lord! Vichnaya Pam’yat! - Posted by: Rev. Protodeacon Stefan Tyrawski (Friend ) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the family of Deacon Walter and Anna Knysh. We had the honour of meeting Deacon Walter and Anna when he served our Ukrainian Church assisting Rev Semen Izyk in Elma. My parents, Mary & William became very good friends with them and that made our relationship with them very special. May they both rest in Peace together. Vichnaya Pamjat! Everylasting Memories! Marlene & Harry - Posted by: Marlene & Harry Proceviat (Friends) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Sympathies and prayers to the families of Deacon Walter and Mrs. Kynsh. - Posted by: Elda Dolynchuk (friend) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Condolences to the Knysh family from the Koniak and Pyper families. Walter and Anna were some of my grandparents' closest friends, they will be remembered. - Posted by: Amanda Koniak (Family friend) on: Jun 02, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Deacon Walter and Mrs. Knysh. Deacon Knysh spent much time in Rossdale with Fr. Izyk and we remember his beautiful voice when he would sing. A very spiritual man, remember him reading the Passions at Easter and his emotions as he read. When Bill's brother was ill, Deacon Walter would visit him in the hospital. When Don was dying he promised him he would do a service every Pentecost for his soul. This he did every year until Deacon's health would not allow. Mrs. Knysh would come to church as well when she could and attend our celebrations. We remember them both with much respect and gratitude for the time they gave to our church, and to us! Vichnaya Pamyat! - Posted by: Bill & Linda Skromeda (Parishioners of Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossdale) on: Jun 01, 2021

  • I am sorry Mary to hear about your parents. Sending my prayers and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Belinda Grantham (Friend of Mary) on: Jun 01, 2021

  • Very sorry to hear of the loss of your parents. Hugs to you all. From the Tkachyk Family. - Posted by: Janice Roy (Friend) on: Jun 01, 2021

  • Nick, We are sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences Mel & Pat Proceviat - Posted by: Mel & Pat Proceviat (Friend ) on: Jun 01, 2021

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