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Date of Passing: Dec 29, 2022

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Peacefully, December 29, 2022, Helena Trudy Chezick, owner/operator of the Seven Sisters Motel, left us.
Born in Canora, Saskatchewan, the family moved to BC for 12 years, and moved to Seven Sisters in 1964.
She graduated from Whitemouth School and Started work in Winnipeg with MTS for four years, and three years managing a 7-11 store.
Somehow the food industry beckoned her, and with a small start at T&T's in Elma to Pappy's in Beausejour, Kelsey House and the Motor Inn in Pinawa, to the kitchens of AECL and the Taxation Center in Winnipeg. The Motel was leased by her in 1996 and 1997, when she moved on to Otter Falls Resort in early 2000-2001. Wanting to be independent, the Motel was purchased in 2004. With the experience gained in prior jobs, she turned it ino a viable operation, quality food, moderate pricing, 12-hour days and superior leadership leading the way. Her legacy will carry on, her wish, to have the business continue.
Pre-deceased by her parents, August and Elizabeth, George Rueckert, and her Aunt Ester in Kamloops, she leaves behind to mourn, her sister Sharla, brother Chris (Karen), granddaughters Jamie and Amanda (Emma), daughter Tina (Kevin), Garry Lehman, Larry Kocis, and Special Friend and Partner Jim, and cousins Nancy and Randy in Kamloops.
The Restaurant was a hub of conversations, customers, old classmates, and locals discussing politics to Whitemouth's history to current events, a pastime she enjoyed immensely.
Two passions of hers were dragonflies and owls, her home walls portraying every local specials, either in prints or paintings. Dragonflies were embossed on a good portion of her jewellery, and decorated her walls. Sundown drives on Hwy. 307, looking for gray owls or walking the coffer dam in search of dragonflies was her peace and contentment.
Trudy was one strong woman, dedicated, and determined but loving when needed, taken from us far too soon.
A Celebration of Life will be in early spring at the Motel.

"Life can be short,
embrace the ones you love."

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • So sorry to learn of Trudy’s passing. She was a beautiful soul and she made everyone feel welcomed! - Posted by: Jhivaun Freeman-Pollard (Customer ) on: Mar 15, 2023

  • So sorry to read of Trudy’s passing. Such a wonderful soul, so friendly and helpful. Always serving with a smile and friendly conversation, she will be missed - Posted by: Al & Sue Stutsky (Customers ) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • To Trudy's Family I extend my most sincere sympathy. Trudy and I grew up together in Seven Sisters. I remember that she was extremely intelligent in school. I am happy that she was able to realize her dream and make her business such a success. Trudy picked my name one Christmas at school. She gave me a beautiful glass container with bubble bath and a pink ribbon. I still have it in my keepsakes. Cherish and Treasure your memories. Margit MacCharles (nee Kunz) - Posted by: Margit MacCharles (Friend) on: Feb 14, 2023

  • Very sad news. See you down the road Trudy. - Posted by: steve taylor (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2023

  • So sorry to read in the Free Press that this beautiful lady has passed. We always made a point of stopping in to buy our fishing passes at that time and she told me about the Sleemans 2.0 beer how it was just as good as Micolobe and we agreed. We will miss her friendly smile. - Posted by: Christine Engen (Customer ) on: Feb 06, 2023

  • Was sorry to see that Trudy has passed away. My first wife Edith and her were first cousins. I had seen her a few times in the past couple of years and was surprised to see that she had passed away. Always enjoyed visiting with her. Sending my deep condolences. Bernie Sadowski and Linda - Posted by: Bernie Sadowski (Wife was her cousin) on: Feb 04, 2023

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