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Born: Sep 01, 1920

Date of Passing: Nov 18, 2021

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GILARSKI: Josephine Gilarski. September 1, 1920 - November 18, 2021. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Joey Gilarski, nee Bachinski, at the age of 101 on November 18, 2021 with family by her side. Joey was born September 1, 1920 in Brandon, Manitoba. She married August Gilarski on October 5, 1940, raised two daughters (Connie, Carolyn) and two nieces (Marlene and Janice). She worked over 30 years at Reesor's Jewelers. Outside of work she enjoyed travelling, was a part of the Catholic Women's League at St. Hedwig's Church, and an active member at St. Augustine's Church. She loved gardening in her award-winning flower garden and took pride in her begonias. She also loved baking, knitting and doing crafts. Her greatest love was preparing Sunday dinners for family and having them all together. She will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. Joey is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Gurr (Barry); sister-in-law, Mildred Gareau; son-in-law, Frank Gudz; grandchildren: Rick Gudz (Wendy), Wendy McComb (Earl), Todd Gudz (Kerni Lynn), Jill Boychuk, Heather Gurr (Tim), Adam Gurr (Laura), Haley Gurr (Myron), and Julie Watt; great-grandchildren: Chelsey Gaiser (Josh), Keaton Gudz, Carson and Bryce McComb, Jackson, Karlyn and Mitchell Gudz, Brooklyn and Blake Boychuk, Samuel, Audrey, John Henry, and Simon Gurr, Mya and William Campbell, Mateo and Iris Watt, and Sage Racine. Beloved niece, Marlene Shurb, Mark Shurb (Debbie) daughter Jennifer (daughter Kylie), Jayson Gramchuk (Cheryl) daughters Amanda and Jaylynne, Kurt Gramchuk (Megan), Taylor and Amanda Shurb. She is predeceased by her husband Gus of 63 years, daughter Connie Gudz, her parents Agnes and Michael Bachinski, three brothers John, Frank, and Carl, two sisters Rose, and Nell, their spouses, nieces and nephews, and extended family, Janice Birin, Louis Shurb, and David Shurb. Joey also considered the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home as an extension of her family. We would like to express a sincere thank you for your kindness and compassionate care over the last 11 years, especially the last few days leading up to Joey's passing. Due to COVID restrictions, a private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Joey's immediate family. The family invites you to watch the livestream of the Mass of Christian Burial for Joey on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. by visiting Joey's tribute page at In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joey may be made to the Samaritan House Ministries, 820 Pacific Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 0J1.

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As published in Brandon Sun on Nov 23, 2021, Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Carolyn & family - Sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, My deepest sympathy, she was such a lovely lady. - Posted by: Donna Young (friend) on: Nov 29, 2021

  • Dear Carolyn and Family, Extending our deep and heartfelt sympathy and thoughts to you. Sincerely, Karyn and Dave Ash Toronto - Posted by: Karyn Ash (Family friend) on: Nov 23, 2021

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