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Born: Dec 17, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 01, 2022

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December 17, 1931 – September 1, 2022

It is with loving hearts we say goodbye to Sophie Ruptash on September 1, 2022 at the age of 90.
She will be reunited with her loving husband Tony; her son Bradley Ruptash; her son-in-law James Kuzminski and granddaughter Cheryl Haughton (Kuzminski). She will also be reunited with her family, Jean (John) Stepanzak, Bernard (Eva) Banash, Carrie (Rudy) Novalski, John Banash, Frances (Nick) Kuprowski, Anne (John) Kotack and Mary (Harvey) Chernetski.
Her spirit and love for family lives on through her daughters, Sharon Kuzminski and Linda Jasper and son-in-law Wayne, daughter-in-law Nadine (Bob). She will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Cheryl's husband Tom; their children, Sophie, Kaylee and Thomas; Jason Kuzminski (Nicole) their children, Rylan and Thea; Jamie Price (Chris); their children, Aliyah, Lauren and Isla; Justin Jasper (Marlee); their son Bennett; Alicia Ruptash and Kyle Ruptash. Also cherishing her memory are sisters-in-law, Irene Banash and Anne Ruptash. Sophie's nieces and nephews were an important part of her family and she always appreciated their visits and phone calls.
Sophie was very talented when it came to sewing and various crafts. Her talent for painting Ukrainian Easter eggs are displayed in many homes of family and friends and will always be a treasured keepsake. Sophie loved to cook and bake. She was always eager to make perogies, cabbage rolls and cabbage buns and was willing to teach us how to make them so the tradition could be carried on.
The family will be forever grateful to the excellent staff of Middle Church Home and Residence Despins whose care and compassion means more to us than can ever be expressed.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline Street in Selkirk , MB.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our sincere sympathy go out to Sophie's family. Sophie was a dear friend of ours. We will have many fond memories of her playing cards, golfing, and our numerous gambling trips across the line. May she be ever remembered. Doreen and Jack Brignoly - Posted by: Jack and Doreen Brignoly (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2022

  • Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul, will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace - Posted by: florence /gary novalski (nephew) on: Sep 06, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to Sophie's family When a loved one becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure - Posted by: Daria chorney (Old friend) on: Sep 04, 2022

  • We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Sophie. Our sincere condolences to the family at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Helen Ference and Dianne Jamieson (Friends) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to your family. My late mother (Kay Burkowski) and your mom were friends. I remember the beautiful, matching party dresses that your mom had sewn for my sister and me in 60’s . - Posted by: Sharon Sibbald (Burkowski) (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

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