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Born: Aug 10, 1923

Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2023

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At daybreak, with family at her side, on July 2, 2023, Sophie flew off with an angel to meet Jesus.

Sophie was born in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan on August 10, 1923. She was the eldest of six children and became her father’s number one farmhand, during the Great Depression and war years. Sophie moved to Winnipeg in 1952 to pursue her future. She found work at the Health Sciences Centre. She later met and married Mike Demjanew in 1955. Sophie and Mike moved to Bissett, MB in 1955 where Mike found work in the mine. They were blessed with daughters, Marilyn and Theresa while in Bissett. In 1963 Sophie and Mike relocated to Winnipeg. Sophie returned to work at the Health Sciences Centre, Women’s Pavilion until she retired in 1988. Sophie enjoyed her trips back to her birthplace Wood Mountain, SK, as well as to Cancun, Bahamas, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Lake of the Woods. Sophie and Mike travelled to Ukraine in 1997 to visit family. Sophie was a great homemaker with a good sense of humour, very compassionate and loving person. She enjoyed country music and attending Folklorama.

Sophie was predeceased by her husband Mike in 2008 and daughter Theresa. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Earl) Jessop, granddaughter Samantha, cousins in Saskatchewan, nephews and nieces in Alberta and Manitoba, as well as family and relatives in Poland and Ukraine.

The family would like to thank Dr. K. Wach and colleagues, nurses and healthcare staff who cared for Mom.

A funeral service will be on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 505 Watt Street.

Donations may be made to the shrine of Bishop & Martyr Blessed Vasyl Velchkovsky CSsr. Located at St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Avenue.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2023

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