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Date of Passing: Dec 20, 2020

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It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of a great woman, Genevieve Franczyk Matkowski. Genevieve passed away on December 20, 2020, at Grace Hospital. She was 92.
She was born in a beautiful Legionnaires village in Poland, First Brigade, called Teklowka. Her journey began in Wolyn, Poland, and then took her to Siberia, then to Uganda, Africa, to England and finally Canada.
Genevieve was always very active in the Polish community and church. She received many honours and distinctions for her charity work and volunteering. She was a member of The Polish Canadian Women's Federation.
Genevieve was predeceased by her father, Wojciech Franczyk in 1942, mother, Rosalie Franczyk in 1987, brother, Karol in 1989, brother, Zdislaw in 2014, sister-in-law, Kazimiera in 2018, and her beloved husband, Stanley Matkowski in 1990 and precious daughter, Zaneta in 2009.
She leaves behind to mourn, her daughter Elizabeth Bannerman, son-in-law, Murray, three grandchildren, Dana Bannerman and his wife Cassandra, two great-granddaughters Chloe and Lyla, her granddaughter, Lana Bannerman Bender, and great -grandson Stephen Murray, her granddaughter Alexa Bannerman Miller and her husband Evan, as well as her brother Chester Franczyk and sister-in-law, Janet Franczyk.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, funeral and Celebrations of Life will be announced in the future. It was Genevieve's wishes for everyone to remember to always show compassion and kindness to one another and always count your blessings.
A special thanks to Ewa Wadowska, for all the love, care and kindness that she bestowed upon Genevieve and everyone at the Polish Manor.

May you rest in God's Kingdom, my beloved mother.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • As a child growing up and meeting Aunt Genevieve through over the years, one thing I will always remember about her is her beautiful smile. Her eyes always shined. She radiated love. I am thankful she had visits with Chester (Dad) before her passing (Thank you Thommy). Elizabeth, your Mom’s light will always be around you, you are never alone. - Posted by: Jennifer Franczyk (Niece) on: Dec 27, 2020

  • I am profoundly saddened to hear that Ciocia Genia has passed away. I have been thinking of her these past few days. I feel terrible that I was not able to speak with her before her passing. She was always so positive and gentle and brilliant with my kids. They send their condolences, as do Daniella and I. We loved her dearly. May she rest in peace. Kochana Ciocia, Będzie nam Cię brakować. Pamięć o Tobie będzie zawsze żywa. Spoczywaj w pokoju wiecznym. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dać Panie - Posted by: Frank Franczyk (Nephew) on: Dec 26, 2020

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