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Born: Mar 19, 1927

Date of Passing: Jan 06, 2022

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March 19, 1927 - January 6, 2022

Nellie was born in Roblin, Manitoba and grew up working on the family farm with her siblings.
No doubt it was here where she learned many of her great talents such as cooking, sewing, and gardening. In her early 20s she moved to Winnipeg and in 1949, she married John Wojcik (deceased) and they had four children together: Mike, Gerry, Andrew (deceased), and Peter.
A great sadness in life was when her son Andrew died at the age of 15 in 1971. The St. James School Division created the Andrew Wojcik Memorial Award given to the student who exemplifies Andrew's excellent qualities. As long as she was able, Nellie attended the graduation ceremony at Hedges Middle School to hand out the award.
After this, her passion became her family and ultimately entering into the role she cherished the most: being a Baba. Not one school event, concert, play, hockey, ringette game or trip to BC to visit her family there would be missed.
She was an intelligent woman who always read, kept up with the news, loved music and cherished her Ukrainian roots. She would be the first to make you feel welcomed at her house with a bowl of borscht or something from her amazing garden.
After John's passing in 2003, she moved to the Hamilton House 55 plus complex and enjoyed her time with her friends there.
She died peacefully on January 6, 2022 (Ukrainian Christmas eve) at the St. Boniface Hospital with her family by her side.
Nellie is predeceased by her daughter-in-law Sherri and six siblings.
She is survived by her children, Mike, Gerry (Roberta), Peter (Holly); grandchildren: Cory (Heather), Matthew, Alex, Kaleigh, Sarah, Zane, Troy, Kim (Adrian), Jodi (Ben); great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Logan; Samuel ; Rachelle, Trevor; Josh (Sam), Jake, and Aidan.
A small Celebration of Life will take place when it is safer and warmer to do so.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Manitoba Lung Association.
The family requests that friends and family visit Nellie's tribute wall at where condolences, photos, videos, and stories may be placed for all to see.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Your were our very special auntie who kept us connected to the Slusar, Midzain and Trowski family and I miss you very much, condolences to your sons and their extended families. - Posted by: Oliver and Carol Trowski (Auntie) on: Feb 11, 2022

  • We were shocked to see Nellie had passed away. Our condolences goes to the family. She was a good friend to us. Many fond memories of her. Stay well. - Posted by: Raisa & Gerry Davies (Friend ) on: Jan 15, 2022

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