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Born: Feb 17, 1922

Date of Passing: May 22, 2000

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KAZIMIERA MACIESZA Kazimiera was born Friday, February 17, 1922 in Lodz, Poland. Her education was interrupted by the war and she was sent to a labour camp in Germany. After the war she immigrated to Canada and settled in The Pas. While in The Pas, Kazimiera met and married Walter Maciesza, Sunday, May 8, 1949 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. She worked in the laundry department at St. Anthonys Hospital. Kazimiera enjoyed many things including her "smoke" and going for her daily groceries at "Bobs Cornerstore". She was a quiet, gentle, loving person who dearly loved her grandchildren. She was a resident of The Pas for many years until her illness took her to Selkirk and then to the Maples Personal Care Home, Winnipeg for the last four years of her life. While in the Maples Care Home, she made many friends. Kazimiera passed away peacefully Monday, May 22, 2000 at Maples Personal Care Home, Winnipeg, with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with various illnesses. Left to cherish her memory and spirit are her children, Anna (Peter) Sribniak, Tony (Maureen) Maciesza, John Maciesza and Mary (Dan) Figsby; grandchildren, Sonia, Adam, Meghan, Paul, Joseph and Steven. Kazimiera was predeceased by her husband Walter, November 13, 1987. Prayers and visitation were held Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas led by James Hemauer. The funeral service was held Friday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas with Rev. James Ravenscroft of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral presiding. Organist was Yvette Gaudet. A solo was sung by grandson Paul Figsby. The reader was Dan Figsby. Following the interment prayers at Lakeside Cemetery, a reception was held at the Christ Church Parish Hall. Active pallbearers were Joe Maciesza, Steven Maciesza, Maureen Maciesza, Dan Figsby, Peter Sribniak, and Adam Sribniak. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Manitoba, 3 - 100 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0N3. Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas, were in care of arrangements. Hugs and kisses go out to the staff and residents of the Maples Personal Care Home for their kindness and caring during Moms last years. "Mom, you gave all of your love when thats all you had to give." Rest in Peace

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2000

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