It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Antonowich (nee Krashy) on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Whispering Pines PCH in Vita, MB.
Mom was the last remaining member of the Metro Krashy family and is survived by three sister-in-law’s Stella, Olga (Alex) and Violet. She leaves behind her four daughters, Gayle, Barb, Judy and Connie (Art), one godson Randy, eight grandchildren Tara (Derek), Jamie (Adam), Tim (Joanna), Rhonda (Jon), Stephanie (Brendan), Kelly (Alley), Nicole (Taiwo) and Luke, fifteen great-grandchildren Tim, Cody, Kianna, Sophie, Jeremiah, Emmanuel, Eric, Ellie, Lyla, Addie, Finnley, Paisley, Colt, Andrew and Tyler.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy. Especially her granddaughter Jamie, who came to play bingo with Baba every Saturday.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dmytro (Matt) of 59 years, mother Magidilna, father Metro, sisters Mary and Effie, brothers Billy, Alex and Ernest.
Mom was born to Metro and Magidilna (nee Gylywaychuk) on the family farm in Overstoneville, MB on March 18, 1931; the fourth of six children.
She married dad on October 11, 1952. Prior to their marriage she lived at home working on the Krashy family farm. After their wedding she moved to the Antonowich homestead where she helped with chores inside and out.
Mom had three passions; horses, school and dancing. The result would be the same, whenever the subject of horses was raised. Mom’s eyes would twinkle and a smile would appear as she recalled yet another race she and her Fanny had won. She enjoyed school so much she had wanted to be a teacher. Mom loved to dance. The sound of a good old Ukrainian heel-toe caused her body to stir no matter how badly it ached.
Farming, raising four children and community activities such as church and the Ukrainian Orthodox Woman’s Auxiliary were not her only contributions. Mom worked for Stats Canada for over fifteen years. She enjoyed meeting and helping people complete government surveys. People knew that any personal data they shared would be guarded by her integrity.
We, Ann’s family would like to thank the staff at the Vita PCH for their care and thoughtfulness during the fourteen months she lived there and especially for the compassion they showed during her last days after her severe stroke.
Viewing will be held in accordance with health directives from the province for gatherings from 6 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 29 at Korban’s Vita Funeral Chapel. Please remain in your vehicle in the parking lot until ushered forward by funeral home staff. The private funeral service for Anne will be livestreamed from Korban’s website at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 30.
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