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Born: Aug 10, 1940

Date of Passing: Aug 20, 2023

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Nellie Dubowits (Chikousky), aged 83, of Fisher Branch, MB on August 20, 2023 at the Percy E. Moore Hospital in Hodgson, MB.

She leaves to mourn her son Murray (Elaine); grandson Conrad; daughter Lisa; granddaughter Alanna; sister Leda (Len) Horodecki; sister-in-law Margaret Chikousky; brother-in-law Herb (Julie) Dubowits; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Baron and Linda Baldes; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas; son Ronald; her parents, Pete and Rose Chikousky; sister Elizabeth (Joe) Boitson; brother John Chikousky; brother-in-law Johnny Baron; and her in-laws, Mike and Sophie Dubowits.

Nellie was born at her grandparents' homestead located west of Fisher Branch on August 10, 1940. She attended Wellington School in the Kilkenny District and finished her schooling in Fisher Branch. Nellie married Tom Dubowits on November 7, 1959. Together they raised their family in Fisher Branch. Nellie was employed at the Fisher Branch Ukrainian Farmers' Co-op as a cashier for 25 years until she retired in 2003. She and Tom enjoyed retirement until Tom's passing in 2009. Nellie continued living in her home in Fisher Branch until June of 2021, when failing health forced her to move to the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home until her passing.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Fisher Branch, MB. Internment of ashes will follow at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery (Box 130, Fisher Branch, MB, R0C 0Z0) will be graciously accepted.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Percy E. Moore Hospital and all the staff at the Fisher Branch Personal Care Home for their care and dedication.


Fisher Funeral Home Inc.

in care of arrangements

204-372-6271 or 204-372-6803

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 16, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Mrs DUBOWITS was always a pleasure to visit. Such a kind and loving person with a great sense of humour. So glad I had a visit with her a week before passing . She truly made my day with a good conversation. Condolences to Murray , Lisa & family I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. - Posted by: Ron malkowich (Friend ) on: Sep 19, 2023

  • Loved hearing the stories of your mom Murray - she was very loved and I am glad you have so many beautiful memories together. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Nicole Schneider (Page) (Co-worker of Murray) on: Sep 18, 2023

  • So sorry for your loss Murray and Lisa, and your family. Big Hugs - Posted by: Karen Ciemny (Kon) (Friend ) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • Deepest condolences Murray and Lisa, your mom was one of a kind so sweet and caring, both Jim and I had nothing but good things to say about Aunt Nellie. I'm just saddened I never got to see her one last time. God Bless you both through this trying time take comfort knowing she is home with Uncle Tom. - Posted by: Cindy Dubowits owitz (Niece) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. Such a lovely woman. Sending much love - Posted by: Barbie Boitson Hache (Mutual family) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • I have many memories of Nellie, the first being a cashier and remembering the peoples Coops numbers. She always was pleasant and chatted with her customers. While she chatted; if you were a stranger she was able to gather information from you before you even knew it. She would have made a very good detective.... I loved that about her. 1992 Nellie and Tom were our neighbours, our children would cross beside their garden for a shortcut to school. That is when I ( Christine ) got to know both Tom and Nellie much better. Tom the avid gardener he was gave me a few tips to better my gardening, and Nellie and I would chit chat. She was an excellent cook. A second memory I have is once Nellie and Tom retired, they did some travelling and Nellie would bring back a rock or two for her flower bed. I would do the same to Jack's dismay. When I told Jack that Nellie brought some rocks back from her travels, I had no problem bringing my Unique rocks home, thanks to Nellie. Rest in peace dear Nellie. Hugs to All her families and friends - Posted by: Christine & Jack Kowalchuk (friends) on: Sep 16, 2023

  • So sorry for your loss Murray and Lisa, we know it's trying times for you. Nellie was a true friend, she greeted us with open arms when we moved to FB. She adopted Margaret as her "nurse" when she found out she was a nurse. Nellie was generous to a fault. We are going to miss her. Goodbye Nellie rest in peace now. Dollard - Posted by: Dollard & Margaret Menard (friend and neighbor ) on: Sep 16, 2023

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