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STEVE MAKOWETSKI After a lengthy illness from a fall, we announce with deep sorrow the passing away of brother Steve, formerly of 455 Donwood Dr., then beautiful Donwood Manor Nursing Home. His memory will be cherished by his sisters, Evelyn Krushelniski, Vanguard, Sask., Adele (Doug) Garson, Red Deer, Alta.; brother Edward (Bernise), Kelowna, B.C.; the Karapita, Moan, Balaberda, Mackowetski, Strauch, Krushelniski, Stoyko and Garson families. Steve was predeceased by his wife Angela Rose in 1991; his parents Maxim and Eva; his brothers, Peter, John, Bill, Fred, Maxim and Rudolph; his sisters, Catherine, Anna, Mary, Nettie and Nellie and Steves wifes brother Edward and her sister Brona. Prayers will be said from Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. on Sunday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated from St. Annes Ukrainian Catholic Church, 455 Douglas, on Monday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Walter Klimchuk officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Bell, Jason Bell, Greg Swidinsky, George Leybourne, Bob Halayda and Myrion Halayda. Steve was born to Maxim and Eva Makowetski the 6th of 15 children, raised on the farm near Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Jedburgh district. He received his education at Folkstone School. When he became of age he was involved with the Junior Grain Club which kept him very busy. In the early 1940s Steve decided to venture on his own and moved to Winnipeg and was employed as a machinist with the C.P.R. His brother Maxim joined him when he went to college and Steve took some responsibility to keep him financially. He was very concerned about our sick mother and brought her to Winnipeg so she could have the best of doctors. Steve gave, took nothing in return. He married Angela Rose Wydra in 1950 and made his home permanent in Winnipeg. Steve was very involved with the NDP Party and was active under the Ed Schreyer Govt. He suffered a heart attack and stroke and developed Glocoma in his eyes so was forced to take an earlier retirement. He and his wife Angela enjoyed travelling. He made many trips by car along with his sister Evelyn and husband to the U.S.A. He then took bus tours and last by plane to Acapulco, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and many trips to Hawaii with his sister Adele and Doug. In 1996 he suffered a fall and was admitted to the St. Boniface Hospital where he spent nine months, and then was admitted to Donwood Manor Nursing Home where he lived until he was called to be with the Lord. We think of him in silence No eyes can see us weep In our aching hearts His memory we will keep Our thanks to Pastor Henry (Judy) Klassen who are not with us. Before moving to Grande Forks, B.C., they took the responsibility to look after Steve and his affairs. With their care, he was able to stay in his home until his fall. Thanks to Jack and Iris Bell who willingly took over; to Audry Gibson who looked after his animals; to the Maluga boy cutting his lawn; to Kurt Radtke who saw that his income tax was filed on time; to Dave, Tony Dueck, Lynden and Sonia who looked after his house and helped us to sell it; to Rose Swidensky who opened her doors to us when we were in need; to Mike for being our taxi driver. Thank you to Dr. Dirks, the nurses and support staff on 2nd North. A special thank you to the nurses who always made time to talk to us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steves memory to St. Annes Ukrainian Catholic Church, Building Fund or to a charity of ones choice. Cropo Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements, 586-8044.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 30, 1999

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