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Born: Oct 01, 1952

Date of Passing: Oct 28, 2022

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October 1, 1952 – October 28, 2022

On October 28, 2022, at 1:00 a.m. in the morning, we lost our dear sister Nenita (Nitz) Junio to cancer and liver disease. Even though we are saddened she is no longer with us, we also rejoice that she is with the Lord and is free of pain and suffering.
She was predeceased by her mom and dad, Estrella and Isabelo Junio. She is survived by her sisters, Trinidad (Jun) Aragon, Ramona Junio, Yvonne Junio, Marilou Junio and Terrie Woodward; brothers, Gino (Julie) Junio, Robbie (Josephine) Junio and Augie Junio; as well as her nephews and nieces, Sheena (Ben) Junio, Joseph (Heather) Aragon, Jennifer (Dan) Aragon, Cheryl (Tod) Allen, Marjorie (Blair) Junio-Reid, Gerry, Gilmore, Samantha, Sidney, Sheridan, Szabelle, Alex and Jay Junio. Also left to mourn her passing are great-nieces, Layla Allen and Celeste Junio-Reid and many cousins and extended families.
Nenita was born in Pahanocoy, Bacolod City, Philippines on October 1, 1952. She grew up in the Philippines where she finished her Associate in Business Certificate at Negros Occidental Provincial Community College. In 1976, at the age of 24, she immigrated to Canada to be with our brother and two sisters. When she arrived in Canada, she found a job in photo finishing at Winnipeg Photo Ltd. now operating as Lifetouch Canada Ltd., where she retired in 2017.
Nenita had a zest for life and travel. She was also a wonderful cook, especially those Filipino desserts that the family loves so much. After retiring, she started the next chapter of her life and that was travel and adventure. She travelled many countries in Europe, the Philippines and Mediterranean countries and had the best time with her travelling partners - our sisters Ramona and Yvonne.
The family would like to thank the medical staff of Riverview Health Centre 3E Wing for the excellent care they have provided Nenita during the last few weeks of her life.
A time of viewing and Lamay will held on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Avenue. Burial will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Beautiful Nenita. I love you. I would like to offer my Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to all the members of the Junio, Aragon, and Woodward families from this great loss you have all suffered. For I truly understand the pain, sadness and sorrow you are all going through. Nenita was my closest, dearest friend. No one will ever know or understand the love I had for her. On October 28/2022 at 1:00 am., in the blink of an eye, everything we had together. Everything we shared with each other for so many years, went from experiences, to memories. The thousand, thousand memories, are all that I have left. From birthday celebrations, to Christmas parties. From family get togethers, to going out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at so many restaurants. Sometimes we would even grab some take out and enjoy our lunch outdoors at the park. For so many years, after coming home from dinner on New Years Eve., I would call her at 12 Midnight so we could wish each other a Happy New Year. These are all just memories now. It is November. Christmas and New Years are rapidly approaching. They will not be Merry or Happy for me. I have lost the beautiful lady that meant so much to me. I will only have the memories of all the Christmases and New Years of the past. The most painful memory is this day. Today, I write this about her. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would ever have to write something like this. After attending all those occasions, I would bring her back home, and without fail, she would wait by her living room window and wave goodbye to me. Now, when I pass by her place, she is not there in the window to wave goodbye to me anymore. Now, it is my turn to say goodbye. Her apartment is empty, along with my heart. The pain of knowing that I will never be able to make any more memories with her is unbearable. I do not know why this happened. It is a dream to me. Every night I cry myself to sleep until there are no tears left. When I wake up, I look up at the stars in the sky and say to myself, Please, Please let this be a dream. But as each day passes, I have to face the heartbreaking reality that my beautiful Nenita has left me. It is said that time will heal the pain. No. Not for me. Not this time. The pain in my heart and sadness will remain with me forever. Her whole life was her family, her work, and the group of her close friends from Winnipeg Photo. And of course, her strong faith in God. Going to her church year after year without fail every Sunday. She was so proud of her family and their accomplishments. Such as her nephew Gilmore, a world class Olympic speed skater. And Joseph. An award winning playwright. How she beamed with pride when talking about what they accomplished in their lives. We always had a great time going out to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival to watch Joseph's live productions. Other family members that brought her great happiness were Alex and Jay, the sons of brother Augie. And of course, a new addition to your family. Her great niece Layla. That little girl brought so much joy to her heart. Anyone listening to her talk about Layla would think she was talking about her own daughter. She loved to cook and sew. In many cases, not for yourself. But for her family and friends. It brought her so much joy knowing she was able to make others happy. We would always go out to the fabric stores around town to look for dress patterns and materials she needed for her next project. She sewed the most amazing creations. From dresses to draperies. A professional dressmaker would be envious of her natural talent. She didn't even have a workshop or a powerful industrial sewing machine. Just a small residential machine. Her workshop was a big piece of plywood she put down on her living room floor. Amazing. She loved walking. She walked everywhere. The distances she walked on a daily basis would have been a challenge even for the fittest of people. She was unstoppable. Even in the brutal cold of winter. Like a soldier in boot camp training, she would march through the snow of the empty field next to Winnipeg Photo to get to work. She was determined. No winter weather would ever stop her. Sometimes the snow was almost up to her knees. Her co workers were so amazed at how she was able to do that. In the earlier years, after arriving in Canada, she was a fan of football. Always having a great time going out to the stadium to watch The Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on their rivals. She also loved to travel the world with her sisters Ramona and Yvonne. Many times I would see them off at the airport, keeping in touch with them while they were away. Then waiting at the airport for the arrival of the three of them returning home safely from their adventures. Her personality and your outlook on life was so uplifting. Nothing could ever get her down. No matter how bleak any given situation may have been, she would always find a way to turn it into something positive. She helped me so much in my life. It is also said when someone passes away, that it was just their time to go. No. Not in this case. I know deep in my heart that this was not her time to go. For years and years, Whenever I called her and asked...How are you doing? She would always say, "I'm still alive". If only I had the ability to turn back time and change what has happened to hear her say those words again, "I'm still alive". Unfortunately, I cannot turn back time. We all make choices in our lives. Sometimes we choose to take a chance and try to weigh out our decisions to determine if the Reward is greater than the Risk. No one knows what the future holds for us. And sadly, there are occasions when the Risk is greater than the Reward. People say life is unfair. This is true. But death is even more unfair. In life. People can talk and negotiate to resolve issues. Things can be changed or modified. Agreements can be made. In death. No conversations can change what has happened. There is no one to negotiate with. Nothing can be said or done to undo what has happened. I do not know if there is a place where we go where there is eternal peace and happiness. But if there is such a place. I know Nenita is there. If I live 20 more days or 30 more years, the memory of her love, caring and kindness for me will be in my heart forever. My Dearest Nenita. Where ever you are. Please watch over me. Protect me and guide me in my journey through this life. Until I can be with you once again, I love you. - Posted by: Tom Wright ( Long Time Friend) on: Nov 10, 2022

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