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Date of Passing: Aug 27, 2021

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192? - August, 2021

Yes, you read that correctly. As a very young orphan girl in Russia, survivor of concentration camps, and, later, a proud Canadian citizen, Mom's birthdate/year was arbitrarily determined when the camps were liberated.
As she had hoped, Mom was cradled by her two daughters, Terèsa and Michelle, when she passed on the afternoon of Friday, August 27, 2021.
In true Maria fashion, Mom gave us the gift of peaceful and graceful last moments together.

"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.
Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow." Maya Angelou

Due to Covid concerns, a service will not be held at this time.
Her life was remarkable.

Condolences may be left on her Tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 04, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • To Michelle and Teresa, So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I remember spending Christmas' at the farm with Bill and Henrietta. Good food, good laughs with some great friends. Read her amazing story in the paper. She was so incredibly strong. From our family to yours we send our best. - Posted by: Janet Sochasky (Friend) on: Dec 09, 2021

  • Dear Teresa and family, we were so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Like you, she sounded really special xo All our love, Sam, Hope, Dona and Dave - Posted by: Hitchings family (Frimeds) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • Teresa: We are truly sorry to learn that Mrs. Lee has passed. We remember her as a gracious and lovely person. At a concert where the four of us were present, Adelaide was required to leave. Your Mom accompanied her and stayed with her until she felt better and was able to return to her seat. Adelaide remembers her kindness with deep gratitude. Ed - Posted by: Edward Lujan (colleague and friend) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Michelle & Teresa Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Never knew she had such an incredible past. Somewhat similar to my dad who was in several war camps including Auchswitz. I read her story in the Free Press passages this weekend. Thought I would reach out. Michelle wondering what and how you are doing these days. Terri (Kurtas) Beaudoin - Posted by: Terri Beaudoin (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Hi Terèsa and Michelle. I'd like to write up a Passages tribute in the Free Press on your mom this Saturday.. Could you send me a note, please? I'm at Thanks. - Posted by: Geoff Kirbyson (friend) on: Oct 21, 2021

  • Thank you to all who have reached out to us. We would love to hear from you! Teresa and Michelle - Posted by: Teresa Lee (Daughter) on: Sep 06, 2021

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