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KVETA MATOUSEK (VODOVA) (KVETOSLAVA)
Born: Feb 11, 1944
Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
February 11, 1944 - February 11, 2023
Peacefully, with her children by her side, Mom left this earth on her birthday to start a new adventure with her soulmate, Voita who welcomed her with open arms.
Kveta is survived by her son Mark (Wendy); daughter Nora Duguid (Carl) along with grandchildren, Dayton, Colten, Kaenen, Rory, Nyah, Everett and Reese and extended family in the Czech Republic. She joins her parents, Albert and Marie, brothers, Oldrich, Vlastimil, Miloslav and sister Marie.
Kvetoslava (nee Vodova) was born on February 11, 1944 in Deblin, Czechoslovakia. She graduated from Economics and started a career with PREFA where she met and fell in love with Dad.
Together, they decided to leave their homeland for a better life and embarked on a new journey. In 1968 they arrived in Belgium before immigrating to Canada in 1969. They were married on November 22, 1969 and made Winnipeg home.
While Dad worked as an Engineer Designer, Mom was a homemaker and took on part time jobs in the evenings when we were young and started working full time once we were older. She was employed as a Payroll Administrator by Hudson Bay Wholesale, Winnipeg School Division and retired from TRAF.
Mom was no stranger to hard work and was masterful at dreaming up new projects for her and Dad. Together they created many stone and woodwork masterpieces both in their home and at the lake. Mom was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone, and possessed a kind, generous, nurturing nature to those around her.
In 1991, they purchased a property on Shoal Lake which became their sanctuary, filled with creative projects and fun-filled times with the Bag Bay neighbours. Her favourite moments were times with all of us together as a family at the cabin.
Mom and Dad enjoyed many years of travelling throughout North America and she returned numerous times to the Czech Republic to visit her family and friends.
Mom was very supportive in our competitive skating years and will always be remembered for her creativity in sewing elaborate costumes and other crafts. She was renowned for her wonderful baking, especially birthday cakes and at Christmas, where she had Dad involved in the production. Mom loved to garden and had a deep passion for all plants, flowers and her infamous rock collecting.
Mom touched the hearts of so many people and will be sadly missed for her warmth, kindness, creativity, and her generous, loving spirit.
The family would like to extend thanks to Rosewood Supportive Living and especially the staff at Actionmarguerite St. Boniface for their care, compassion and comfort during Mom's last months.
A celebration of Kveta's life will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Boniface Golf Club, 100 Youville Street, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or Winnipeg Animal Services Agency.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Mom, may you rest in Eternal Peace together with Dad.
You will forever be Our Sunshine
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Over the years I have loved seeing all the pictures and stories of you and your mom's journey. You both had a complicated but lovely story and I know she is grateful she had you in her life. May your mom Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Diana Demeules (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2023
Nora and Mark, I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I love the photograph that you chose of your Mom. This is how I want to remember her. Your Mom and I worked together at Hudson’s Bay Wholesale for many years. We shared the joy of cooking and gardening, often exchanging recipes and plants. She was so proud of your skating accomplishments and the adults you became. Your Mom and Dad joked about our Annual Hudson’s Bay Dinners, why would people meet for 32 years to celebrate losing their jobs? Hudson’s Bay Wholesale wasn’t just a place to work, it was a family. Thank you Nora for bringing Kveta to our Annual Hudson’s Bay Dinners. I know Kveta appreciated being included and enjoyed seeing everyone. Your Mom and Dad often told us about leaving Czechoslovakia, the tough choices and the sacrifices they made for a better life together. They were true soul mates. May you always feel their love and pride. Pat Qually - Posted by: Pat Qually (Friend) on: Feb 19, 2023
Please accept our condolences. - Posted by: Fernando Pinero (Mark's Fruend) on: Feb 18, 2023
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