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Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we are finally able to share the passing of Sally Rosolowich who left us March 26, 2020.
Just a few weeks shy of her 93rd birthday, God saw her tired face, ended her suffering and lifted her to rest.
She was predeceased by husband Walter Rosolowich in 1998 to whom she was married for 48 years.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter Cindy Rosolowich, son Gary Rosolowich and wife Darlene, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and sister Joey Romanchuk.
Sally deeply loved her family, always putting them and others before herself. She tirelessly cared for her mother who had suffered a stroke, then her husband who years later suffered the same.
When asked if she could help with something or prepare a special meal, her response was always the same "Of course. I'd be happy to".
Meeting new people always turned into new friendships because of her natural ability to make people smile and laugh. Her sense of humour and wit were legendary.
Born on the family farm outside Yorkton, Saskatchewan, she had a reputation for being one of the hardest working and from a very young age treasured time with her mother learning the art of making bread, pickling and mastering cooking and baking techniques that would follow her throughout her life.
As a young woman, she left Saskatchewan and moved to Manitoba, eventually settling in Winnipeg working two jobs at the same time in a factory and restaurant. An example of her hard work ethic was when she told the story of sitting for 8 to 10 hours a day in the basement of a restaurant peeling potatoes under the glow of only a solitary lightbulb. Eventually she would study and become a successful hairdresser opening her own shop and garnering many loyal clientele, some of whom would enjoy her homemade cinnamon buns and coffee for over 60 years.
Sally not only worked hard in her business life but equally in her role as matriarch and treasured family member to her sister, nieces and nephews. All too often, she could be found hosting huge family dinners with everything on the table made from scratch whether it be her famous perogies, southern fried chicken or apple pie. She and her husband enjoyed many trips visiting their daughter in Toronto and son in Hawaii. Her home and garden though were sacred places to her that she took immense pride in caring for. Lovingly tending to her garden resulted in hundreds of jars of stewed tomatoes, dill pickles and beets, just to name a few.
The family wishes to especially acknowledge the incredible care and compassion of the health care providers from both the St. Boniface and Seven Oaks Hospitals.
Cremation has already taken place. By invitation only, a celebration of Sally's life will take place on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street.

Korban Funeral Chapel

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 24, 2021

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