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Date of Passing: Feb 27, 2022

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1941 – 2022

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Joyce Moskal, at the youthful age of 80 on Sunday, February 27, 2022, just weeks shy of her 81st St. Patrick's Day birthday, surrounded by her loving family. After an incredibly challenging health year stemmed from colon cancer, overcoming a myriad of tough hurdles as a result, just after we thought there was a light at the end of the tunnel - she was faced with yet another challenge that she could just not overcome.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Emile; her parents, Alfred and Amelia Soutter and her grandson Cole Gaudry.
She is survived by her son Chris Moskal (Tracey); daughter Kelli Gaudry (Doug); son Cam Moskal; grandchildren, Tyler Gaudry (Mercedes), Brett Gaudry, Taylor Moskal, Riley Moskal and Paige Moskal.
Mom was born in Winnipeg on March 17, 1941, grew up in West Kildonan and eventually moved to East Kildonan in 1965, before starting and raising her family there. She and our Dad were married on June 29, 1963 and were together until his passing in 1997. She remained in the family home until her passing.
She was the most beautiful, wonderful, strong, determined and talented person anyone could meet, or have the pleasure of being around for so many years, as a family member or a friend. She had an incredible sense of humour, coupled with a warm and welcoming personality, which she passed down to many of us.
Mom's talents were many, but for most of her life, she was always involved in some sort of arts and crafts to an extremely high level. From her award-winning ceramics pastime, to her stained-glass artisanship, to building intricate birdhouses with her close friend Leslie in recent years, she spent countless hours on these very things that brought her joy and was fortunate enough to share with the community around her. Essentially, anything that she set out to accomplish, she mastered it.
Mom loved to travel and took some amazing trips with our Dad over the years to places across the Caribbean, Hawaii and Europe. Family camping trips were also a large part of our childhood and we have so many memories of those experiences. She was most happy when spending time at the lake – Caddy Lake and then Relax Ridge in Pinawa most recently – where she built extraordinarily strong and close friendships that she cherished dearly. "Happy Hour" at the lake was incredibly special to her, as it was a time to laugh and celebrate the good things in life with her good friends, while surrounded by nature and wildlife, which she loved. At the lake, Mom also enjoyed to fish and was in turn, rewarded with a couple of Master Angler Awards for her fishing prowess. She also enjoyed the "Mafia Ladies" lunch crew that met once a month to explore the variety of good restaurants across this province, again, with a good group of her close friends.
As important as her family and friends were to her, some of her greatest joy came with being a grandmother. She cherished and spoiled her grandchildren, all while teaching them valuable life lessons and that wonderful zest for life.
Mom taught us many things, but none more powerful than instilling in her family to take advantage of the limited time on this earth – living life to the fullest, loving one another, and never faltering in the pursuit of happiness. We will cherish all the wonderful memories over the years. We know there will be sorrow at the time ahead without her, but joy to reflect on the memories that she left with us. We will keep the long-standing tradition of Christmas Bingo going. We will miss her home-cooking, but will treasure her world-famous caesar salad recipe forever. We will be glad we got to be a part of her life and that she got to be a part of ours. We are all thankful and excited about our futures and how she played a huge hand in them. The world has lost a treasure.
Mom, we will honour your life and we trust you will find ever-lasting peace. We will never forget you. Go well.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and health-care workers at St. Boniface and Concordia Hospitals who took such diligent care of our mother. A special thank-you to Wendy and her team on 4A-South at the St. Boniface Hospital. You were all great and made our mother's lengthy stay there more comfortable.
Please join the family for "Marilyn's Happy Hour," an informal come-and-go Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Rossmere Country Club (925 Watt St.) between the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations in our mother's name may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • One of the great benefits of being close to Cam was getting to know the awesome Moskal family. Marilyn was always smiling, quick with a joke and I am certain that I never saw her with a frown on her face. Having such a wonderful matriarch will undoubtedly leave her mark on the family forever. Our thoughts are with the Moskals and their families. Love Jason, Tracy, Megan & Eric - Posted by: Jason Stalker (Friend of Family) on: Mar 11, 2022

  • Cam, we would like to wish you and all of your family our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. I had the pleasure of meeting your mother when the two of you visited our cottage on Caddy Lake. We had a wonderful dinner together along with Jason and Tracy. I remember your mom as a very gracious and warm person who really enjoyed good conversation and friendship. The highlight of the evening was the Moskal family Caesar Salad with the famous secret dressing. It’s memories of get-togethers like this that we will always treasure. Hold on to your memories. Love Bob and Joann - Posted by: Robert Stalker (Friend of Cam) on: Mar 10, 2022

  • It is with great sorrow and deepest sympathy that my prayers go out to all the family of my dear friend Marilyn. She will be truly missed at our broad squad luncheons, which have been cancelled due to Covid. We all remember the great parties we had in our younger days. Sadie Hawkins, news years, Halloween, any excuse would do. Many dear friends are greeting her now in the great beyond. Go gently into the arms of God dear friend, till we meet again, Dali Kolas - Posted by: Dali kolas (Old friend, broad squad member) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • Cam, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Vic Dyer (Co-worker of Cam) on: Mar 05, 2022

  • My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. My 20 some years at Caddy Lake were filled with lots of happy times with her and Emile. And yes “Happy Hour” was a tradition that was full of joy and giggles. - Posted by: Carol Stoess (Friend) on: Mar 05, 2022

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