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Born: Mar 13, 1943

Date of Passing: Jul 08, 2022

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March 13, 1943 - July 8, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Nieman announces her passing on July 8, 2022 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 79.
Liz was the beloved wife of Bob and mother of Robert (Margo). She was survived by her sister-in-law Elsie, brother-in-law Duane (Lynn) and sister-in-law Charlene. Liz was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Millie Rojeski; sister Mary Anne, and brother Edward.
She was born and raised in Gimli then moved to Winnipeg after graduating. She immediately started working for the City of Winnipeg but then quickly moved on to work for CUPE Local 500, where she remained for over 35 years. At the age of 27, she met the love of her life and future husband at the Winnipeg Canoe Club. In 1977 they were blessed with their only child Bobby. Liz took great pride in caring for her family, including making many perogies, cabbage rolls and pies. Bob and Liz enjoyed golfing at Breezy Bend, as well as golfing on their many trips to Florida, Texas and Arizona. They valued time spent with dear friends and family. Liz was a kind and loving person who would always put others ahead of herself.

God saw you getting tired,
So He wrapped you in his loving arms
And whispered, "Come with me."
You suffered much in silence
Your spirit did not bend
You faced your pain with courage
Until the very end.
You tried so hard to stay with us
Your fight was not in vain
God took you in His loving arms
And saved you from all the pain.

In keeping with Liz's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Church, 1707 John Brebeuf Place.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Liz can be made to the Parkinson Canada.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. I was Recording Secretary, Central Council, office manager, and tasked with hiring our Local 500 secretary, a first in hiring Local 500 staff. Liz worked unsupervised from day one. Occasionally I would come into the office on my lunch break from Winnipeg Hydro Overhead Construction on Notre Dame Ave., to ensure she had all she needed to perform her duties Some among the Local 500 executives were concerned that she was too young and would be overwhelmed by some of the rough and tumble activist members. She was stronger than we anticipated and always did an excellent job in that position. I’m very pleased that Local 500 made her an honorary member and referred to her work performance as meritorious. I’m sure she was very pleased and honoured, as all of us are to be a Local 500 Honorary life member. My condolences to her family. Joseph Poitras retired CUPE staff Rep. Ontario Regional Office - Posted by: Joseph Poitras (Hired her) on: Aug 16, 2022

  • My sincerest condolences Bob and Margo. Your Mom and Mother-in-law was such a kind, loving and beautiful person. Liz will be truly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Aunt Pat - Posted by: Patricia Tomlinson (Aunt) on: Jul 20, 2022

  • Bobby, I lived in River West Park, across from Crawfords many years ago. I remember many Grey Cup parties at your house with the Shanski family, Barry and Linda Crawford, and a few others. Your mom was the perfect hostess. She was a very kind and mannerly woman. - Posted by: Carol Gartrell (friend/neighbor) on: Jul 16, 2022

  • My sincere sympathies and prayers go out to Bobby and family 🙏🏻. I was so sad and surprised to hear that Liz finally succumbed to her longtime illness that had taken away her quality of life after retirement. We had worked together at CUPE Local 500 for over 30 years and kept in touch since. She was a kind and thoughtful soul. We had talked several times in the past years as COVID had prevented us from getting together. In May, she had called to chit chat, saying she wanted to have me over for a visit and order some food when she felt up to it and would call. Sadly, we never got that opportunity. Liz is now happily reunited with Bob and all those close to her. May you RIP my friend 🎚 Noella & Harvey Gagné - Posted by: Noella Gagne (Co-worker and friend) on: Jul 16, 2022

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