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Bernice (Zeliska) Bilinsky


Bernice Elizabeth Bilinsky (nee Zeliska). Following an epic struggle, Bernice passed peacefully in Surrey, BC on Oct. 18, 2022.

Bernice began her journey on Thursday, March 27, 1930, in Brandon General Hospital. Born to Marjorie (nee Bancer) and Thomas Zeliska, the family lived in Rivers, Manitoba until they moved to Winnipeg in 1939, where Bernice attended King Edward, Faraday and Issac Newton schools.

Bernice was employed by several firms before having a 23-year career with the Federal government.

Foremost, she loved knitting; other loves were Bingo, Pub Nights and travelling to her favourite destination: Phoenix, Arizona. Perhaps a casino would be visited from time to time. She also enjoyed 5 + 10 pin bowling and reading. Bernice always loved eating – so long as someone else prepared the meal!

Her life was held together by her faith; she loved attending church and church functions.

Bernice is survived by her children David (Colleen) and Susan (Daryl); grandchildren Kelsey (Darcy), Kirby (Daniel), Katie and Lauren; great-grandchildren: Arwyn, Elliott and Eliza and a host of nephews and nieces.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Orest (2006), her father Thomas (1962), mother Marjorie (1986), brothers David (1991) and George (1999), sister Barbara (2018), sister in laws Mae (1977), Emily (2009) and Florence (2009), brothers in law Morris (2000), Gordon (2003) and Nestor (2016), and nephew Darin (1980).

Orest, George and Nestor were all employed by The Winnipeg Free Press – social gatherings always had lively discussions on the happenings at “The Press”.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at 10:00 am at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 35 Marcie Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba at 10 am. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 4515 Main Street, West Saint Paul, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Rest in peace mom – no more worries about lumpy gravy.

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Funeral Service
November 2, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church
35 Marcie St
Winnipeg, MB R2G 2G5


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