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Born: Jul 11, 1927

Date of Passing: Aug 25, 2022

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July 11, 1927 - August 25, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Lil at Holy Family Home on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the age of 95.

Last of the Kowaliuk Clan and
Matriarch of the Kowaliuk Family.

Lil Atamanchuk (Kowaliuk) was born and raised in Arbakka, MB, Lil moved to Winnipeg in 1949. Married our Dad, Anthony (Tony) Atamanchuk on November 3, 1951 in Winnipeg. Sadly, Dad passed away suddenly on July 12, 1987.
Remaining to cherish her memory are children, Dennis Atamanchuk, Patty Zest, Jim Atamanchuk and grandchildren: Tanya (Paul) Misseghers, Brittany Atamanchuk, Cody Atamanchuk, Todd (Nicole) Atamanchuk, sister-in-law Ollie Kowaliuk.
Lil was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Domka; a brother in infancy; siblings, Nick, Steve, Bill, George, and Peter; her son-in-law Norman Zest and grandson Quinn Atamanchuk.
The family will never forget Lil's delicious Ukrainian cooking (especially her perogies, homemade soups and cabbage rolls). Lil's happy place was her summer home in Gardenton, MB. She would count the days until the weather was nice enough to escape the city and spend all summer there gardening, entertaining and being part of the community where her roots were.
But above all else, Mom dedicated her life to her family. She was kind, generous and loving mother, wonderful Baba to her grandchildren, a fantastic aunt to her nieces, nephews (to some of them she was called "Lulu"), whom she had a special bond with and helped Mom when she needed support.
Mom welcomed everyone into her home, she was caring, warm, empathetic and non-judgmental, always dispensing wisdom and advice. Mom touched many lives and will forever be missed.
Lil worked at The Kensington Building, retiring in April 2000 to enjoy life. She was an active member at the Bleak House, Norwood Legion and Dufferin Senior Centre, loved to play bingo, whist and cribbage.
A special thank you to all the amazing health care staff at Holy Family Home; our family is very grateful for the compassion, care, kindness and support given to our mother.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB with Father Bohdan Lukie officiating, with viewing prior to the service at 1:30 p.m. and interment to follow.
Pallbearers Dennis and Jim Atamanchuk, Todd and Cody Atamanchuk, Dan Kowaliuk, Richard Kowaliuk, Kevin Chony, and Evan Chony.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Holy Family Home, 165 Aberdeen Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 1T9 or a charity of your choice.

Vichnaya Pamyat
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at
Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 30, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Lil was a special person. Always laughing and cracking jokes. I have many fond memories of our times together. She babysat for me while I was working and I knew that Lorrie was well taken care of. May God comfort you in your sorrow. - Posted by: Elsie Kosowan (Friend ) on: Sep 11, 2022

  • Dennis - We send our sincerest condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Stuart and Warren Chubey (Friends) on: Sep 04, 2022

  • To Dennis, Pat, Jimmy and family. Your mom had a big smile, big laugh and big heart. She was truly one of my dad’s (Lorne Bodanski) favourite people!! Oh how I remember the house in Gardenton! 95 is certainly a life well lived. Cherish the many beautiful memories. - Posted by: Kim and Brent Olynyk (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • My condolences to the family on Lil's passing. I've known Lil since I was a teenager when her and my mom (Ruth) worked together. And later on, I saw her on the odd occasion when I was able to play cards at Bleak House with them. I will always remember her for saying "What's the diff?". Rest in Peace Lillian - Posted by: Shelley Demery (Daughter of Ruth Demery (Lil's friend from work/Bleak House)) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Our condolences to the family. Our memories of Lil centre around her sense of humour, fun, and laughter. - Posted by: Rose Klowak and family (Friends) on: Sep 01, 2022

  • We would like to send our condolences to the family on the lose of your amazing mother. We enjoyed her time with us cooking and making perogies at Gardenton Park. She was so much fun bringing laughter and stories to us all the time. Everytime we would have a jello shooters after an event her favorite saying was "they are small so I will take two" Rest peacefully our friend Vichnya Pamyat! Members of the Ukrainian Museum and Village Society! - Posted by: Ukrainian Museum and Village Society (friends) on: Aug 30, 2022

  • Dear Tanya, Paul and family extending our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your family matriarch Lil Atamanchuk. It's evident that she was quite a force, a valued role model and through her service, touched alot of lives along the way. She leaves an impressive legacy. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Lynda Ruban staff and friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda D Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Aug 30, 2022

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