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Born: Dec 10, 1925

Date of Passing: Mar 30, 2022

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December 10, 1925 - March 30, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre at the age of 96 years.
Kay is survived by her devoted children, Jim (Christine), Leonard (Valda), Jane (Gary), Cindy (Ray), Kathy (Gary), Tim (Jacqueline) and Kim (Dean). She is also survived by her eight beloved grandchildren, Lisa, Robert, Lindsay, David, Robin, Jordan, Riley and Annika as well as her nine great-grandchildren, Alex, Colin, Belle, Lizzy, Emily, Rowan, Orin, Emma and Natalie. Kay was predeceased by her husband Leon and son Douglas.
Mom was the youngest of 11 children, born in Komarno, MB on the family homestead to her immigrant parents, John and Anna Kuchera. Although she was the youngest of her family, she, throughout her life, always had the biggest heart. Mom was an incredibly strong and very hard-working, dedicated individual who helped provide for her family to ensure we never went without.
Mom was a very devoted mother and her family was greatly devoted to her. Church was always a very big part of Mom's life and identity, her beliefs and values continue to shape the way we live today. At our family home in East Selkirk, on any weekend, you could drive by and find several cars in the driveway. There was always an extra plate at their table for family and friends who dropped in. She will be sadly missed by all.
In her later years, Mom lived at the Knights Centre, where she enjoyed sharing coffee, puzzles and bingo with her many friends.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the health care workers who helped her to remain independently at home in her own apartment for many years, the nursing staff and rec workers at Betel Nursing Home who cared for Mom these past two years, and the ambulance, ER, and Medicine Unit staff at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre during Mom's last days.

"Into your hands Lord I commend my spirit" Psalm 31:5

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in East Selkirk with Father Joshua Gundrum officiating. A viewing will be held one half hour prior to the Mass. Interment will follow in the East Selkirk cemetery.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Kim, my heart goes out to you and your family. I enjoyed hearing you talk about mom and her birthday dinner plans you and your family prepared at your house. I remember you talking about the plan to get her nails done. This is very difficult for you and your family. But remember nothing is too hard for the almighty God. He can comfort like no other. I pray for you and your family that God will walk with you and give you peace as you travel these difficult days. - Posted by: Marie Heyward (Co-worker ) on: Apr 03, 2022

  • Kim, Dean and family: our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s love and your cherished memories bring you comfort. Love, Dave and Bonnie. - Posted by: Dave and Bonnie Shipman (Friends) on: Apr 02, 2022

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