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Born: Dec 30, 1934

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2021

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With her family by her side and with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, baba and great-baba Millie, on August 3, 2021 at the Stonewall and District Health Centre at the age of 86.
She will be deeply missed by her daughter Christine (Alex); son Lawrence (Doris); granddaughters, Amber (Ryan), Ashley (Dana); great-granddaughter Willow; brother Leon (Ann); sister-in-law Evelyn Wasylowski; brother-in-law Walter Kohut, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Stanley (2016), son Raymond (1963); her parents, Barbara and Frank Krochenski; brothers, Ben, Mike, and Ludwig Krochenski; sisters Rose Kushnir and Jean Kohut.
Millie was born on December 30, 1934 in Fraserwood. Millie was the sixth of seven children. She finished school at age 14, stayed home for a couple of years and helped her parents out at home. At the age of 17, she went to work in Winnipeg at two sewing factories where she sewed coats, shirts, and other articles of clothing.
On June 2, 1956 she married the love of her life, Stanley. Together they farmed on the family farm in the Fraserwood area where they raised their family. Millie had a strong work ethic, working on the field, milking cows, and helping with all the farm chores.
Millie loved knitting, flowers and house plants. She always had a large garden and enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables. Millie was an excellent cook and made many Ukrainian Christmas meals for her extended families.
After suffering a stroke in 2016, Millie spent the last four years in the Arborg Personal Care Home.
There will be a private service, however, those who wish to pay their respects may come for viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and then remain outside Chapel to listen to the service. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel in Arborg. Interment will follow in the St. Frances Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Krochenski, Gary Krochenski, Kenny Krochenski, Blaine Kohut, Freddie Skoropet and Garry Wasylowski.
The family would like to express heartfelt and sincere thanks to Dr. Akinpelu, nurses and support staff at the Arborg Personal Care Home, also to Dr. Olayemi and staff at the Stonewall and District Health Centre for all their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Frances Cemetery in Fraserwood or to the Arborg Personal Care Home, Box 10, Arborg MB R0C 0A0.

Vichnaya Pamyat

MacKenzie Funeral Home
1 800 467 0024

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 07, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathies to all of you. We shared many special memories with your mom over the years. Sending our love, take care of each other. - Posted by: Ted and Lynn Hoplock (Family friend) on: Aug 20, 2021

  • Sincerest condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Janice Olenko (Family friend) on: Aug 12, 2021

  • Many childhood memories. Lots of Ukrainian Christmas dinners with good food. Always open to a visit from me and my children when I came out there. Mom, Evelyn Wasylowski, sends her love and sympathy as well. - Posted by: Elaine Gordon (Niece-daughter of Peter & Evelyn Wasylowski) on: Aug 08, 2021

  • My Deepest Sympathy to all. - Posted by: Karen Ciemny (Family friend ) on: Aug 07, 2021

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