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Born: Nov 21, 1959

Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2023

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On January 14, 2023, Teena passed away due to cancer.
Teena was born November 21, 1959 to Ukrainian mother Ann Chrusch and Polish father Nick Diaczynski.
Teena is survived by husband Romeo, daughter Anne (Bruce Lumsden), and by many family and friends who cared for Teena deeply.
As per Teena's wishes there will be no service.
Teena grew up in the North End, attended Aberdeen, Lansdown, Andrew Mynarski, Sisler and graduated from Daniel McIntrye in 1978.
After graduation, Teena took night and weekend courses at Red River College. Teena worked a variety of jobs, including terms with the Federal Government, and became a full time employee when the GST credit was introduced. Teena retired as an Administrative Assistant to a Director at age 59 after 29 years with the Federal Government.
Teena was very well liked at work. Whenever I met a co-worker, they would tell me how much Teena meant to them and the office. Teena loved to cook and bake goodies for her co-workers - her favourite being birthday cakes.
Teena had a passion for fitness. The last time she ran was the morning of her 62nd birthday, 5km. Her running group was preparing for a marathon. If she wasn't running, she was at the gym (Brickhouse) or working out at home.
Teena's hard work paid off. She was stunningly beautiful.
Please join Anne, Bruce and myself with a donation to the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Teena loved to run in the park.
I would like to thank the people who cared for Teena: Dr. Avanoma, the staff at the Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital, the Riverview Health Centre and the Palliative Care program.
I would like to thank Annie's friends and co-workers, and Bruce's family.
Please do not send flowers to my house.
And finally, I love you "Teen".

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023

Condolences & Memories (22 entries)

  • Romeo, Lloyd and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Teena! Teena was your lifelong partner as I know you were both teenagers when you met, just like Lloyd and I! She had the greatest smile as her eyes would twinkle and she had an amazing laugh as well! Sending hugs to both you and Anne! Thank goodness you have each other for comfort at this difficult time! May she fly with the Angels! - Posted by: Brenda Kidd (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2023

  • Romeo, I am so sorry for your loss. We have not been in touch for some time but my sincere Condolences to you and your Family. Please take care. - Posted by: Penny Wahl (Friend of Romeo) on: Feb 04, 2023

  • My Sincere Sympathies to Teena’s family. Teena and I worked together in Finance with our offices beside each other. She was great to work with and was always willing to share her knowledge, We had a lot of fun back in the day at work, coffees, lunches and parties. So sad to hear of her passing…so young… we all will cherish the past memories of our time shared with our work family. - Posted by: Val (Co-worker) on: Feb 02, 2023

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Teena's passing. I worked with Teena in human resources and we shared many laughs over the years. She was full of energy, so kind and treated her colleagues like family. She often shared her delicious baking and kindly shared her cake recipe. My sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Teena. - Posted by: Jessica T. (Former co-worker) on: Jan 31, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Anne and your family. While I have not met your mom personally, I had the chance to try her baked goodies when we had potluck at work. She was an amazing baker and from the stories you have shared about her, I'd say she was a loving and caring mom. I will keep you, your dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Christine (Daughter's co-worker/friend) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • I was extremely surprised and saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Teena. She is such an awesome person, a loving and caring office mate. We had so much good and happy memories when she worked with us in Finance unit. She is smart, kind, hardworking, vibrant, full of life and laughter. She is one of my best friends, and I truly miss her. No words can really lessen the sadness and pain; but just knowing that she is now in a better place gives peace. My deepest condolence to you Anne and Romeo. - Posted by: Oliva Padpad (Former co-worker) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • Teena, you were a beautiful person on the inside and out. I have been so fortunate to know and work with you. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Charlene Tagaca (Former co-worker) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • I was very sad when I heard of Teena’s passing. She was a wonderful person, beautiful inside and out. I had the pleasure of working with Teena for many years and will miss her infectious smile, great personality and her witty sense of humour. My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Suzy Propp (Co-worker) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to you my friend Anne, your father and all the family. Anne often talked of her mom's baking and how she and her dad would eat almost all of time if Teena didn't save some. I am so thankful you shared such a such a special bond. Her love and kindness lives on through you. I am praying peace and comfort over you all. Sincerely, Karlene - Posted by: Karlene (Friend of her daughter) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • It saddens me to read of Teena’s passing at such an early age. She was so full of life and energy. Always had a smile, happy go lucky attitude, and her infectious laugh ! I lost touch after our longtime ago years of working together I think ICG or Centra Gas. I knew she married and I met her husband Romeo but did not know she had a beautiful daughter. My condolences on loosing your cherished wife and mother, sister, aunt. Fran Munson - Posted by: Fran Munson (Long ago Friend from work ) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Teena's passing. I worked with Teena and she brought so much joy to the workplace. Her beauty inside and out stood out with her smile and amazing work ethics. You will be missed Teena by so many who had the honor of working with you. To Teena's family - may your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time. Connie Michael - Posted by: Connie Michael (Friend and co-worker) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Teena's family. Teena is a beautiful, selfless person whose presence exuberated positive energy. I have fond memories of going to Teena's parent's home as a child. Even though I was 7 years younger than Teena, she would spend time with me and make it a fun, and memorable time for me. Teena's mother was my Godmother and she too made me feel special. Heaven now has two beautiful angels. - Posted by: Dolly Dmytryk (Friend) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • Was shocked to hear of Teena’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Teena for many years. She made work fun & she always had time for her “peeps”. She truly was a beautiful human - inside & out. My sincere condolences to Romeo & Annie - gone too soon - Posted by: Sharon Manaigre (Friend/co-worker ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • I had the pleasure of knowing Teena through work. My desk was right beside hers. 2nd floor 325 Broadway GST Registration. Back in the good old days. She was pleasant and always had a smile and twinkle in her eyes. I'm sorry for you loss. It's terribly sad losing someone so young. May you find strength at this time knowing that she touched so many people's lives. - Posted by: Sue Roesler (Co-worker ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • Our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with Teena’s family at this difficult time. Fly high Teena and May you Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Bonny Lumsden and Ron Whitwell ((Former co-workers)) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • Once again we are faced with losing someone way before their time..I feel as though I’ve known Teena all my life, she had a kindness to her and laugh that’s was infectious. Im so sorry for your loss Romeo and Annie…but I know her memory will live on… - Posted by: Sandy (Family friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Teena’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing Teena through work. Her smile and laugh was infectious. She was easy-going and fun to be around. A real super person that I consider to be a good friend. She made the world a brighter place. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Don Dupuis (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Teena for a number of years, she was a special person and I am lucky to have known her. - Posted by: Trish Luebke-Day (Former Co-worker ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • I would like to offer my most heartfelt condolences to Romeo, Anne and the multitudes of others that Teena held dear to her heart. Teena, I will always treasure the moments filled with smiles and laughter that we shared and will forever be grateful that you always made me feel as though I was a part of your family. I couldn’t fathom a more fitting angel….. Rest peacefully. - Posted by: Linda Panciera (family friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Teena’s family. Teena was an amazing person and her memory will forever bring a smile to so many who knew her. Many years ago I had the personal pleasure of calling Teena to offer her a position with Excise/GST. Her excitement and enthusiasm on that call carried forward all the years I knew her. What a great smile on a great gal with great energy! Rest peacefully, friend. - Posted by: Carole Holke (Former co-worker) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • Very sad to read of Teena's passing. Growing up as kids Teena was like another sister to me truly part of our family. My deepest and sincere condolence 😪 - Posted by: Terry Dmytryk (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Teena's family. Teena and I worked together for several years in Human Resources where I always appreciated sense of humour and her willingness to share her knowledge . I still often make a cake from a recipe that she brought into the office and was kind enough to share with me. - Posted by: Judy Rikkelman (Former co-worker) on: Jan 21, 2023

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