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Frances Caroline Chanas


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Caroline Chanas nee Ciemny, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Frances was called to rest in the Lord’s care on November 14, 2020 at Maples Personal Care Home after a courageous battle with Covid-19. 

Frances spent her early years in Winnipeg, Manitoba prior to her family moving to 

Arborg, Manitoba where they opened Arborg Bakery. It was in Arborg where she met and married the love of her life Martin Chanas. She always spoke fondly of dancing Ukrainian polkas with Martin at Crabby Steve’s. Frances and Martin later relocated to Winnipeg, where they worked and raised their family. Frances worked as a sales clerk for Clark’s, Gambles, Zellers and Mappins until her retirement. Frances loved to cook and bake for her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Martin. Their favorite place to visit was Hawaii. She was a devout Catholic and enjoyed attending services at St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. She loved to entertain and took great pleasure from spending time with her family. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah (Ivan) Perija; son Wayne Chanas; grandchildren Shannon (Warren) Gosselin and Brittany Perija and Katrina and Brianna Chanas; great-grandson Weston Gosselin; sisters-in-law Helen and Winnie Chanas; and nieces and nephew. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Martin, parents Stephan and Catherine, and brothers Walter and Martin. 

The family would like to thank the hardworking staff at Maples Personal Care Home for all the love, compassion and care they provided to Frances over the last ten years. In particular we would like to thank Faye, Lanie, Rey and the rest of the 2 West staff. 

Due to current restrictions a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. 

God saw you getting tired,

When a cure was not to be.

So He wrapped his arms around you,

and whispered, "Come to me".

You didn't deserve what you went through,

So He gave you rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He only takes the best

And when I saw you sleeping,

So peaceful and free from pain

I could not wish you back

To suffer that again.

Vichnaya Pamyat 

Korban Funeral Chapel


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