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Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2021

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Peacefully, with her family at her bedside, on August 4, 2021, Magdalena, aged 98, beloved mama, baba and prababa softly declared: "I'm ready my Lord."
Born in selo Rudky, Lvivska oblast, Western Ukraine to Wasyl Gural and Warwara (Soroka), Magdalena departed home to serve as slave laborer in Germany during the Second World War. Being displaced after the war she settled in Bradford, England where Mama met and married her husband Andrey.
Their two children, Iwan and Luba were born there. In 1957 the family immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada where they became members of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral and participated in Ukrainian community life.
Magdalena loved her family, cooking, gardening, Ukrainian culture/traditions and was humbly dedicated to God and spirituality.
She was predeceased by her husband Andrey (1997), her parents, and sisters, Kateryna and Maria in Ukraine. She leaves to cherish her memory son Iwan (Charlotte), daughter Luba (Ivan); grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Andrij; great-grandchildren, Deacon and Maddox, along with extended family in Ukraine.
The family expresses sincere gratitude for the loving care and compassion of all Staff at Holy Family Nursing Home (2A Sacred Heart Wing), both Drs. Taras and Andrea Babick, Spiritual Pastor Roman and Rev. Ihor Shved for Last Rites.
In lieu of flowers, please forward in memory donations to Holy Family Nursing Home Foundation, 167 Aberdeen Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Rev. I. Shved officiating at a private family service with internment to follow. Metropolitan-Archbishop (Emeritus) Stefan Soroka will participate as private family guest with prayers for Magdalena's repose in the Lord.

"Dyakuyu Mama/Baba for all
You have shared with us.
May the Angels guide you Home."


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dear Luba and family! We would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your mother Rest in Peace! Вічна Її Пам'ять! Sonia Szelemej and Family - Posted by: Sonia Szelemej (Friend) on: Aug 16, 2021

  • Dear Pani Fedorkiw and family....I sincerely extend my deepest sympathies and condolences on your very sad loss. After the beautiful tribute to your wonderful Mother I just read, I understand much better now why you too, Pani Fedorkiw were such an exceptional teacher, educator and friend to so many wonderful people. Your Mother certainly experienced a difficult and challenging life but with your Father was able to improve all your immediate family's lives by moving to Canada. I'm grateful for that because I got to learn the Ukrainian language under your excellent tutelage, and also got to know you through my classes. Your beloved Matriarch certainly taught you much which no doubt assisted in developing the exceptional person you became. I still think of you with fond memories and am very grateful for having had the educational opportunities I enjoyed through your classes. Thank you so much. May your Mother RIP. Jill Smerchansky - Posted by: Jill Greenwood (nee Smerchansky) (Former Ukrainian studies student at Jefferson Junior High) on: Aug 13, 2021

  • Iwan, Luba and families, my condolences for your loss. Your mother was a mighty person having overcome so many hardships in life and then raising a fine family in a new land. May her memory remain an eternal blessing. Vichnaya Pamyat! - Posted by: George Sluzar (Friend ) on: Aug 11, 2021

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