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Born: May 07, 1922

Date of Passing: Aug 24, 2023

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(nee SHYMKO)

Rose Elizabeth Bazylewski peacefully passed at the age of 101 on Thursday,  August 24, 2023, at Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg (Personal Care Home).

She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Angus Shymko, husband William, sister Edna, brother Ernie, and sister-in-law Cathy, daughter-in-law Megan, and stepgrandson Christian.  She will be greatly missed by her sons, William (Myrna), Patrick (Susan), Robert (Debbie), and Gerald (Deb).  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was born May 7, 1922, and raised on the family farm in the Shortdale area.  This is where she met and married William. They left the farm and lived in Red Pass Junction, BC, Drumheller, AB, Thunder Bay, ON, and settled in Flin Flon, MB (where she raised her children and lived the majority of her life).  In Flin Flon, MB she worked many years at Johnny's Confectionery. After William passed, she moved to Winnipeg, MB and was employed as the housekeeper at McMillan House, she also formed many close friendships with the priests who lived there over the years.

The Catholic church played an important role in her life. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League and she convened the annual church bazaar many times. In 1999 she was made an honorary Oblate father.

Her funeral will be at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Ave., Winnipeg, MB on Saturday,  September 9, 2023.  Condolences will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the service at 11:00 a.m. and reception to follow.

The funeral will be live streamed for those unable to attend starting at 10:55 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023, at:

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My Sincere condolences to the family. Rose was a very special person and I always enjoyed spending time with her, which wasn’t often enough, due to the distance we lived from each other. So grateful for live streaming that I was able to participate in her funeral from Thunder Bay. May we all cherish the good memories of her. My prayers and thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Marlene Stranges (Cousin) on: Sep 09, 2023

  • Rest in peace Auntie Rose. Thank you for being part of our lives for all these years. Condolences to all the family and the blessing that you had so much time with Auntie. God BLess. - Posted by: Lawrence Shymko (Nephew) on: Sep 06, 2023

  • Bob & Debbie, Our deepest sympathies to you, and your families on the loss of your mom. 🙏🙏🙏 - Posted by: Jim & Gloria Yaremkiewich (Friends) on: Sep 05, 2023

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to the Bazylewski family at the loss of Rose. May they find comfort in knowing that she is in Our Lord's loving care - Posted by: Frank And Blanche Gira (friend from Flin Flon CWL) on: Sep 04, 2023

  • To the Bazylewski Family, our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. We have fond memories of Rose from our Flin Flon days. She was a lovely, kind and caring lady. Rest in Peace. Sending warm hugs and prayers to comfort you all at this difficult time. XOXOXO!!! The Novak Family - Posted by: Bonnie Novak (Friend) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to her family. I worked with Rose at Johnny’s Confectionery when I was in high school. She and Bill were such a lovely couple. - Posted by: Debra Akister (new Folwark) (Coworker ) on: Sep 02, 2023

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