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Born: Oct 09, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2022

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October 9, 1926 - January 10, 2022

Mildred left this world to be reunited with her loved ones and embark on her next adventure on January 10, 2022, at the age of 95.
From the safety of her home on Burrows Avenue surrounded by her family, to the shores of Great Slave Lake surrounded by fish, Mildred lived an extra-ordinary life of an ordinary girl from a Ukrainian immigrant family. Growing up in 'Hotel Cholodnuk', a haven for new Canadians coming from Ukraine, helped set the stage for Mildred's future antics as a social butterfly.
Our mother met the man she would marry and follow to the ends of the earth in 1943 at a youth group dance while he was on his way to Vancouver to be deployed as a merchant marine during the Second World War. She married her Mike in October of 1950, and they quickly began their life together in the Northwest Territories. They remained united, in joy and in grief until his passing in 2010; after raising three children, travelling the world, surviving the devastating loss of their daughter Maria, through sickness and through health, they grew old together. Their retirement years were spent travelling, visiting and caring for their grandchildren in Winnipeg and Vancouver.
Her fierce intellect and steadfast determination helped our mother achieve many goals from starting her career as a legal secretary in a small law office on Selkirk Avenue where she made a deal to work for a dollar a day in exchange for the specialized training, to retiring from The Federal Department of Justice where she always left an impression and created friendships that lasted her lifetime.
Her greatest accomplishments do not lie in her achievements, job titles or passport stamps, but in the joy she felt when she was with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For Mildred, her heart was never so full as it was with the love, she held for each and every one of her grandchildren and in more recent years, great grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Mark, daughter Michelle; nephews, Grant and George; niece Elaine; grandchildren, Katriana (Sam), Michael (Andrea), Mark, Stephanie (Navaz), Christopher, Donald, Alexander, Julia, Lara(Clint) and Jodi; her great-grandchildren, Tyler, Nathan, Kyra, Ethan, Stevie, Ari, and sweetie-pahtooty Myla.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff at Seven Oakes hospital who were there with her when family could not be; her special care-givers Teresa Bielak and Jodi Mousseau and her constant little companion Myla Jade, who's presence in her home brought great joy and entertainment in an otherwise bleak and scary world.
We will have one last party in honour of Mildred's life on Friday January 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel 907 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba. Attendees will require masks, proof of double vaccination and photo ID.
In lieu of flowers, or donations, hold your loved ones closer and cherish the moments in your lives.

"I never say goodbye, I say au-revoir. Goodbye is so final.
Au-revoir means I will see you again."
Vichnaya Pamyat

For those unable to attend, the events will also be live-streamed and recorded through the Korban Funeral Chapel Facebook page https://www.facebook. com/korbanchapel.

(204) 956 - 2193
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 15, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Dear Mark, Michelle and your families. Our deepest sympathy for your mom, and grandmother, may you always remember her. Dimitra and Valia Caravelis - Posted by: Dimitra Caravelis (Friend) on: Jan 24, 2022

  • Dear Mark, Michelle and your families. Our deepest sympathy for your mom, and grandmother, may you always remember her. Dimitra and Valia Caravelis - Posted by: Dimitra Caravelis (Friend) on: Jan 24, 2022

  • Sending our deepest condolences to all of you, Working with Mrs. Kucher over the years has been a delight and we will miss her. She was a force to be reckoned with but one thing stood out above all and that was the deep love she had for her family! Sending you all our best wishes, that she is at peace now . Jennifer and the whole team, The Terron Falk Investment Group . - Posted by: Jennifer Sparrow (RBC DS) on: Jan 18, 2022

  • Mildred had a zest of life and knowledge about her. I have fond memories of speaking to her about various aspects of life. She welcomed everyone she met and believed that by being active this kept her young. Mark, Michelle and family I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. Your mother/baba/prababa was a wonderful and caring person in so many ways. She will be missed by all but her memories will live forever in our hearts. - Posted by: Joanne Sarakula(nee Hrycak) (Family Friend) on: Jan 17, 2022

  • To Mark, Michelle and family, Our sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Stella Trafiak and family. - Posted by: Stella Trafiak (Friend/relative) on: Jan 16, 2022

  • The world shines less brightly without our Mildred in it. I was privileged to have met Mildred shortly after she lost Mike and we had an instant connection that only grew stronger over the years. Mildred was a mentor, teacher, friend, confident, rebel rouser! Thankfully I have many memories of Mildred and I "getting into trouble" that will one day bring comfort. Rest well my earth angel, love and miss you. - Posted by: Karen T. Grant (dear friend) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Mildred and I became friends when we attended French lessons in the evening together for several years. While we weren’t successful in learning another language, the friendship we developed was much more important. We often spoke on the phone, and I loved hearing the interesting stories Mildred shared of her life experiences. We always looked forward to the lunches arranged by our mutual friend, Marj. Mildred’s optimism was contagious, and her stories were interesting and informative. Mildred will be greatly missed by many. Sincere sympathy Dixie-Lee Voll - Posted by: Dixie-Lee Voll (Friend ) on: Jan 15, 2022

  • Sympathies to the family. Marcel and I were classmates in High School. - Posted by: Eugene Shistowski (Acquaintance) on: Jan 15, 2022

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