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Born: Oct 14, 1927

Date of Passing: Jan 13, 2023

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October 14, 1927- January 13, 2023

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Pauline Dyrkacz.
Left to cherish her memory and to celebrate a life well-lived are her three beloved daughters: Andrea, Marianne and Donna and their spouses. She was pleased to welcome and delight in six grandchildren: Mikolaj, Majka, Marika, Paul, Matthew and Emily; and five precious great-grandchildren: Kera, Malakaj, Mailo, Uenuku and Waiora.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 34 years, Mikolaj (Nick), in 1991, by her parents, Fred Sr. and Maria Klym and siblings Fred T., Anna, Helen, Therese, Harry, Peter, Elgean, Sylvia, Stephen, Natalie, Mary, Louis and Michael.
Left to mourn are her three daughters and their families, numerous nieces, nephews and their families, and a host of dear friends.
Pauline was a gifted and dedicated educator. Her teaching career was based, primarily with the Winnipeg School Division where she touched the lives and hearts of many children and their families.
Pauline was a devoted wife and mother. She encouraged her children to pursue excellence in their studies, supported them in their many extra-curricular activities and shared her great love of music with them.
She loved cooking delicious home-made meals and preserving, freezing or pickling vegetables from Dad's luscious gardens. She also loved preparing festive foods for the holidays, as well as decorating marvelous theme-cakes for our birthday parties.
When Dad became ill, mother looked after him with great devotion, tenderness and prayer.
A generous and caring person, Pauline was an involved parishioner, and an active member of several organizations in the wider community, where she held various responsible positions. She enjoyed her long-term membership in the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada, was a Board Member of the Catholic Foundation of Manitoba and Holy Family Nursing Home.
In all her endeavors, Pauline worked with humility, compassion and generosity for the needs of humanity in the wider community and beyond.

Dearest Mother, you live on in the young minds you inspired; in the projects you helped to initiate; in the lives you nurtured and guided and in the hearts that love you still… Your presence will be with us always.

The family extends sincere thanks to the staff at Tuxedo Villa Extendicare for their compassionate care and kindness given our mother during the last year.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Pauline Dyrkacz, to the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, or to St. Anne Church Building Fund, 35 Marcie St., Winnipeg, MB, R2G 3S4.
Panachyda was held on Monday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The funeral service will be celebrated at Korban Funeral Chapel (907 Main Street) on Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Alan Wizinsky officiating. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, MB.
A 40th day Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
This obituary may also be viewed on the Korban Funeral Chapel website.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 17, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. I knew Pauline mostly through the League. She was a kind, thoughtful, gentle and prayerful woman. May she Rest in Peace And may God comfort you and all who mourn her passing. Vichnaya Pamyat! - Posted by: Pat Sirski (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Donna and family - Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her as a kind teacher and still have an image in my mind (a fuzzy one...) of meeting her on the first day of kindergarten. And of course then the great surprise of renewing our acquaintance at that first bandura workshop at St. Andrew's College in 1979 when you and your sisters took part! It's always difficult to lose the person who gave you life, who raised you and nurtured you, even if that is the normal course of events. You will of course never stop mourning her passing, but I trust that you will also often remember -- with a smile and perhaps laughter -- the many moments shared with her. Vichnaya Pamiat! - Posted by: Lesia Savedchuk (friend, pupil) on: Jan 19, 2023

  • I never met Pauline, but I feel like I know her through the stories and the recipes that Andrea has shared with me. Through Pauline, my Mom's 100th was made extra special with the help of Pauline's unbeatable Pierogi recipe. I would like to offer my condolences to my beautiful friend Andrea and her sisters and family. R.I.P Pauline. - Posted by: Lori Moras (Friend) on: Jan 17, 2023

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