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Born: Oct 04, 1929

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2021

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October 4, 1929 - September 13, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say good-bye to our beloved mom, baba, great-baba, Lovey. Mom passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Assiniboine Palliative Care Unit in the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 91 years old.
Mom was born on October 4, 1929 in Fisher Branch, Manitoba to parents Dan and Elizabeth Malkowich. She was predeceased by her loving husband John; parents, Dan and Elizabeth; brothers: Nick; Bill (Jean); Harry (Olga); Walter (Joanne); Fred (Shirley); Steven (Joanne); one sister: Augustine (Eddie); and son-in-law Eddie Trachuk.
Left to cherish her memory are her twin daughters: Linda Trachuk of Brandon and Iris (Ron) Carlisle of Winnipeg; her grandchildren: Dawn (Joe) Cote of The Pas, MB, Heather (Russell) Moore of Brandon, MB and her great-grandchildren: Rylan and Abigail Cote and Aiden Moore. Lovey will surely be missed by her sisters-in-law: Olga Malkowich; Shirley Malkowich; Joanne Malkowich; Nellie Kuryk; brother-in-law Eddie Konopetcki; Bev Trachuk (who Mom considered as a third daughter), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who meant the world to her.
In Mom's early years, she attended Ringrose School, Fisher Branch School and taught for one year at Russ School. She also worked part-time at the local Co-op store. Beside the Co-op store was a Chinese Cafe called "Charlie" this is where Mom met the love of her life, John Kuryk. Mom said Dad would take her on dates to barn dances, picnics, and a show and of course to the cafe for a drink of coke. She never neglected to tell us that her dates with Dad always were with a group of people, never by themselves.
In 1948, Dad asked Mom to marry him, she said "yes", as long as her parents approved. On October 29, 1949 they were married in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. They moved to Stephenfield, Manitoba, where Dad managed the Federal Grain Elevator. Eventually, after their twins were born, they moved to Broad Valley, then back to Fisher Branch. Lovey started work at Rene's store and worked there for 14 years. Mom also belonged to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, she would go carolling with groups of parishioners during Ukrainian Christmas and always made sure the church was cleaned and decorated for special occasions.
Mom loved her bingo, gardening, cooking up a storm for her family and friends, and of course shopping with her daughters. If anyone said to her, let's have a card game, she was always ready to join in.
The highlights of her life was when she got to fly to Palm Springs, California twice with different family members. She especially enjoyed the flea markets and going to the casinos in Laughlin, Nevada.
Our family would like to give our heartfelt thank you for the care and compassion given to our mom by the paramedics, ER staff, staff on 400 and Palliative Care Unit at Brandon Regional Hospital. Also to Brockie-Donovan for their sympathy and guidance during this time.
Cremation has taken place. Due to restrictions a service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lovey's memory may be made to the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, c/o RM of Fisher Branch, Box 280, Fisher Branch, MB, R0C 0Z0.


Arrangements are in care of
Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, Brandon, MB, (204) 727-0694

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I have many wonderful memories of Auntie Lovey, from family gatherings, road trips together and visits to her and Uncle John's home. She was a lady in constant motion as a homemaker, gardener, cook, baker, bingo player, gambler and card shark! She was passionate about her family, and always made me feel very much loved!! Iris and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss; your Mom was a very special lady and I shall miss her very much. - Posted by: Brenda Peloquin (Niece & Goddaughter) on: Sep 30, 2021

  • Linda and Iris - I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. It's always so hard to lose someone we love dearly. May the beautiful memories you have of your mother bring you peace and comfort in the days to follow. - Posted by: Shelley Okaluk (nee Fuz) (High school friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • Linda, Iris and families, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a beautiful, warm person, we always enjoyed sharing a conversation with her. Please accept our deepest condolences. Pearl Persowich and family - Posted by: Pearl Persowich (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Iris and Ron and family, sorry to hear about your mom's passing. - Posted by: peggy buffie (friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • I really believed Lovey would out live us all. She was busy all the time cooking, with the flowers, shopping. She was happy to move to Brandon at 91 to begin a new life adventure with Linda and I. We had so many things we wanted to do after the pandemic restrictions allowed that will never come to be. I loved her wit, her advice and her no nonsense conversations. I will miss you. Love you. I know you are looking after our men. Thank you for looking after us. - Posted by: Bev Trachuk (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Aunty Lovey was a kind soul with a big heart. As children growing up next door to Uncle John and Aunty it was a pleasure having them in our life’s everyday . Sadly Aunty is the last of the Original Malkowich siblings to move on but it makes me smile she will reunited with her family. Safe journey Aunty love you. Till we meet again Vichnaya Pamyat ❤️ - Posted by: Ron Malkowich (Nephew ) on: Sep 18, 2021

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