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Born: May 03, 1933

Date of Passing: Nov 22, 2021

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We are sorry to announce our Mom's passing on November 22, 2021 after a long health battle.
Mom was born into a farming family on May 3, 1933 to Mary and Daniel Paulyshyn in the community of Cloverleaf, MB. That was during the depression and like many of her generation, she left school and the farmstead at a young age and headed to Winnipeg.
Things weren't easy for a single woman in those days, but she managed to find gainful employment at Eaton's, a roommate and an apartment, then met a wonderful handsome man named Fred, marrying him in 1956. They struggled like all newlyweds, but bought a small house and had four children. Eventually they moved onward and upward, the kids moved out, and they enjoyed many happy golden years together until Dad passed away in 2014.
Mom then moved to Dakota House. She loved it there and made many wonderful new friends who will miss her, especially Irene, Bob and Richard. She enjoyed many of the offered activities and never turned down bingo, a card game or trip to the casino. Thank you Rose, Ed and Kate. Mom was an excellent cook, gardener, seamstress and tackled DIY projects with gusto and success. She loved game shows, puzzles of any kind and there was never enough Christmas lights on in the world.
Mom joins in heaven her husband Fred, her parents, brothers, John and Bill, brother-in-law Paul and son-in-law Ted. She will be so missed by her children Cheryl, Darlene (Pete), John and Sandra (Marc). She will also be missed by her brother Myrnie and his wife Jean and family, sister-in-law Rose and family, cousins, friends and neighbours.
Thanks to the staff of ward 5A south at St. Boniface Hospital and Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg for your care.
Funeral Service will be held at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Covid protocols require all in attendance be fully vaccinated, only those who can show proof of vaccination and government issued ID will be permitted to attend.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I got to know Sylvia while working at her residence. She tried her best to help me improve my Ukranian -in return I brought her my home made cabbage rolls and borscht. We had many a chat and alot of laughs. She missed her "Fred" but loved playing bingo, going to the casino, puzzling and seeing her kids. Remembering a wonderful lady who was always polished and ready for anything! My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Sheila Selluski (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. - Posted by: Carol Bartmanovich (Oyler) (School friend of Darlene and Cheryl ) on: Dec 05, 2021

  • My condolences to you, Sandi and your family on the passing of your mother. May the memories of her help to ease the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Wanda S. (Friend of Sandi ) on: Nov 30, 2021

  • To the Sitar family condolences. I am so sorry for missing her funeral as I am currently in the hospital. She was a wonderful friend to me and I will miss her!! - Posted by: Kate (Friend ) on: Nov 29, 2021

  • Cheryl, Darlene. John, Sandy and families, Please accept our sincere condolences with the loss of your Mother. We always enjoyed a visit with your Mom and Dad whenever we brought my Mother (Stella Kalapaca) to Winnipeg to visit her sisters and brothers. And what great fun it was when your parents piled all of you and Auntie Pearl and Butch into their car and drove to Ontario to visit us and your Uncle Bill and his family. Linda and Murray Elgie - Posted by: Linda Elgie (cousin) on: Nov 29, 2021

  • Thinking of all of you at this sad time. May you find comfort in knowing your mom is no longer in pain and she is now with Fred her beloved husband. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Marlene Low (Sister/Friend ) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Sandi and Marc, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have never met Sylvia, but from what I have heard she had a good life, and now it is her time to rest. Time to reflect on all the great memories you shared with her. We toasted Sylvia's life on Thursday, at a small gathering that Sandi would have been at if things were different. Hugs to both of you! - Posted by: Tannis Doyle (Friend of Sylvia's daughter Sandi) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • From the day in 1994 when we met Sylvia in the front yard on Huppe Bay and we exchanged keys to look after each other’s homes, we knew we had met a very special set of neighbors. Fred and Sylvia were neighbors and friends and caretakers and guardians of the bay. When Alex was born in 1995 they took on new importance and became Baba and Papa. Alex was lovingly called Old Time Alex by Papa and Sylvia always asked where the Critter was. We shared in so, so many wonderful times with them and came to know and love them almost as second parents and Alex’s adopted grandparents. The hardest thing we ever had to do was say goodbye the day we moved back home to SK in 2012. We left with all our days and years of memories with them and all the times we shared sitting in front of the garage for our almost daily visit. Baba kept an eye out to make sure Alex got home from school on time and taught me how to look after all my plants. Alex spent many visits back to Winnipeg going out for lunch with Baba and taking her to visit Papa. Phone calls remained the same and you could always be assured to have a long and lively conversation about a variety of topics and people. It was wonderful to always hear Sylvia’s laugh when she heard the words “hello my Baba”. We will shed our tears when we think about not being able to talk and see her again but we will hold close so many memories and times together and always cherish and be thankful to have known and loved this very wonderful woman. Our thoughts go out to Cheryl, Darlene, Pete, Sandy, Marc and John and all of your extended family. Baba will be forever remembered and her life will be celebrated in those memories. All our love Steve, Lorraine and Alex - Posted by: Lorraine, Steve and Alex Idt (Friends and neighbors) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • Once in a while you meet someone like Sylvia along our life journey A real lady who readily talked about her children and her railroader husband Fred. Trust there is a bingo hall and casino up there. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: bob love (Fellow resident Dakota House) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Sylvia was a wonderful friend for many years. I will miss our trips to the casino and lunches where we shared many memmories. I will miss you! - Posted by: Caroline Beaudry and family (Friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • Dear Yogi and family so very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. - Posted by: Shirley Darren and Gary Lazaruk (Friend) on: Nov 27, 2021

  • So terribly sorry to read in the Free Press about your Mom's passing. May you find comfort in knowing that she is once again united with your Dad. Such great neighbours for so many years, I am left with many wonderful memories. I have sent word on to the rest of my family and I know they, along with me send all of our love to all of you at this sad time. Maureen Fingler & family, White Rock, B.C. - Posted by: Maureen Fingler (friend/neighbour) on: Nov 27, 2021

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