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Born: Jul 30, 1934
Date of Passing: Aug 30, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Florence Gregg (nee Tataryn), on August 30, 2023, at Seven Oaks General Hospital.
Florence was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Doris Tataryn (Ewanko), stepfather Danylo Ewanko, husband Joe, sister Gladys Morris, stepsister Anne Petriw, and stepbrother Father Edward Evanko.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Stephen (Sabine) and Teresa (Jerry), six grandchildren, Ryan (Lain), Courtney (Derek), Mackenzie (Marcus), Brendan, Lauren (Aaron), and Jenna (Charles), as well as four great-grandchildren, Owen, Carter, Skyler, and Catherine.
She is also survived by her stepsister, Jennie (Peter) Prystupa, sisters-in-law, Pauline Couch and Helen Sichewski, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Florence was born on July 30, 1934, in Winnipeg. After the death of her father at an early age, she worked with her sister to help their mother run the family grocery store. As a young adult, she enjoyed taking the train with friends to Winnipeg Beach, where she met her husband, Joe, on July 21, 1956. Joe knew Florence was the one and, not wasting any time, they were married on June 21, 1958 at Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, where they faithfully attended for their whole married life.
Florence spent much of her adult life perfecting the art of homemaking. With unmatched hospitality and generosity, she frequently prepared delicious homemade meals for large groups of people, always complete with sweet treats for dessert. Ever the hostess, Florence took every opportunity to invite friends and family for dinner, to watch the football game, or to play cards.
She joyfully welcomed everyone into her home, taking a genuine interest in each person’s life and making everyone feel at home.
Florence also gave her time freely. She volunteered making perogies at church, organizing bus trips to the casino, and canvassing for the Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation. Volunteering at the hospital eventually led to Florence being offered a part time job in the Registration office, where she worked for several years. Her generosity of time was perhaps most evident with her grandchildren. From afternoons spent babysitting to weekend sleepovers, from evenings at the hockey rink to girls’ shopping trips in Fargo, Florence never passed up an opportunity to spend time with her grandkids.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street, with Father Isidore Dziadyk officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date. For those wishing to attend from afar, the funeral will be live-streamed at: www.facebook.com/korbanchapel.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Dr Collister, Rob Plaetinck and the staff at
Seven Oaks General Hospital for their kindness and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Publish Date: Sep 6, 2023
On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, surrounded by family, Florence was called home by our Heavenly Father. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel.
Longer obituary to follow in Wednesday’s paper.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2023, Sep 06, 2023
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
I knew Florence from church and she was a lovely lady to have as a friend. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Stella Trafiak (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2023
Florence was like a big sister to Elsie, who was 4 years younger and her second cousin, and would come to the (Wasyl) Tataryn farm in Howden and toboggan almost every weekend in the winter. She was a quiet person, shy, but nothing got past her, she giggled a lot, and a great tobogganing pal. - Posted by: Elsie Orr (Cousin) on: Sep 08, 2023
Stephen, Sabine, Mackenzie, and Lauren, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. May the cherished memories of the times that you spent with your mother and grandmother help with your sadness. Cheryl and Dennis - Posted by: Cheryl and Dennis Wolochatiuk (Friends) on: Sep 08, 2023
Sad to hear about Florence passing, I worked in registration with her and it was a pleasure, she was always kind and a good worker. My thoughts are with her family but she’s with her joe now😢 - Posted by: Debby Kashmark (Friend and co worker) on: Sep 06, 2023
Dear Gregg family, extending our deepest sympathy on the passing of your family matriarch Florence Gregg. It's evident that your mother touched alot of lives along the way and leaves an enduring legacy. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Sorry for your loss. Lynda Ruban staff and friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Sep 06, 2023
My deepest condolences to all the Gregg family members; Stephen, Sabina, Teresa, Jerry, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Florence you will be deeply missed by everyone who knew you. You were always so loving, generous, and hospitable to everyone. I have many fond memories of holiday, and birthday celebrations at our dinner tables with family, and friends, church dances, dinner at the golf club and much more. Love you and will cherish our memories we made over the years. You were such a strong presence in our lives. Rest in Peace. - Posted by: Helen Sichewski (Sister in law) on: Sep 06, 2023
Stephen, Sabine and family. My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. - Posted by: Derrick Cardinal (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2023
I am very sorry to read of the passing of your mother and grandmother. May you be comforted in the knowledge that she has reunited with Joe. - Posted by: Lana Thiessen-Storey (former Beecher Ave. neighbour) on: Sep 02, 2023
My condolences to the family. Florence and I were best friends through the elementary school years. I am thankful for the many years we were blessed with. RIP. - Posted by: Georgina Cielen (cjhildhood friend) on: Sep 02, 2023
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