It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother/ grandmother on April 28th at St. Boniface Hospital.
She is survived by her children John (Oksana), Christine (Dwayne) and grandchildren Brianna, (Stephen) Laryssa and Alanna. She was predeceased by her husband John.
Funeral Service Wednesday, May 4th at St. Andrews Ukrainian Catholic Church 160 Euclid Ave at 10:00.
Emilia Hurcacz was born in Mairie De Jouy-le-Chate France on April 9th, 1931. After spending some time in Poland during the war she moved back to France where she met John, her future husband. John immigrated to Canada in 1949 and Emily followed in 1951. They settled in Winnipeg where they were married in 1952. They lived on Alloway Avenue in Wolseley for many years raising their children John and Christine before eventually moving to East Kildonan.
Emily was always busy. From working as a waitress and in a sewing factory when she came to Canada, to working nights for a cleaning company when her children were young. She eventually found an opportunity as a seamstress at Misercordia Hospital where she worked until she retired in 1993.
She and John were one of the founding families of St. Andrew’s Church, and she was active in the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League for almost 60 years.
In 1985 John and Emily built a cottage at Balsam Harbour where they spent every summer.
After John had passed in 1995 she lived in her East Kildonan home until 2011.
She took great pride in her home, living and taking care of her house, mostly on her own, until she was 80.
Her happy places were her garden, growing the most beautiful roses, harvesting and canning her vegetables, and the cottage with family and friends.
If you came to her home or the cottage there was always something to eat and no one was left hungry. We brought home many an “unusual” character and she made all of them feel welcome. Everyone that met her was met with a smile and a welcome. She loved to share a laugh with any and all visitors.
She then lived in her condo until failing health caused her to move to Holy Family Nursing Home when she was 90. Even when she had to move the home she continued to look for ways of helping and staying busy. Always an early riser, she had a number of “jobs” at the nursing home, helping the staff whenever she could.
After a brief illness, she passed on April 28th at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 91.
She is survived by her children John (Oksana), Christine (Dwayne) and her greatest pride and joy her three granddaughters Brianna, (Stephen)Laryssa and Alanna.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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