It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Margaret Baryliuk (nee Kraynyk) on Friday, April 29, 2022, at the age of 97 at Windsor Park Place. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1991.
Left to mourn her loss are her children Nestor & Simone Baryliuk, Iris & Albert Tymofichuk, John & Patricia Baryliuk and Shirley & Taras Chubey, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and surviving sisters-in-law Emily Kraynyk & Florence Kraynyk. We will all miss her dearly.
Margaret was born on August 5, 1924, in Vita, Manitoba to John and Paraskevia Kraynyk. She lived with her parents and siblings on a farm near Vita. In her youth, Margaret worked as a domestic helper. On September 25, 1948, she married Peter Baryliuk, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church in Vita.
Together, they farmed near Vita for 37 years. It was here that they raised their four children. Margaret was actively involved in all aspects of the farm work including planting, haying, harvesting, raising cattle, milking cows, raising chickens, and gardening. This was in addition to all the household tasks required to raise a family. Peter and Margaret left the farm in 1985 and moved to Vita to enjoy their retirement.
Mom was an avid gardener and maintained multiple large vegetable gardens on the farm and later in Vita. She loved to plant and care for her colourful flower gardens. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, crocheting & knitting. She loved to cook for family and friends. Her Ukrainian dishes were always delicious. When you walked through her door for a family dinner, you were greeted by the aroma of cabbage rolls, fried chicken, perogies, perishky, and homemade desserts.
Mom’s religious devotion and strong Christian beliefs were a guiding light throughout her life. Whilst living on the farm and in Vita, she was a devoted member of St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was an active and long-serving member of the U.C.W.L. She seldom missed a liturgy at St. Demetrius. She loved to attend many Feast Day services and functions at St. Demetrius and surrounding community churches. One of her proudest achievements was being a member of the Millennium Choir that sang at the Liturgical Mass given by Pope John Paul II on his Canadian visit.
Prayer was very important to Mom. She prayed the Lord’s Prayer and Hail Mary daily. As children, we remember Mom ensuring that we recite our prayers every day. After Dad’s passing, Mom prayed the Rosary every day. She said it helped her mourn his loss and continue life. That continuance included moving to Shady Oaks Lodge in Vita, and then to Winnipeg in 2020 to be nearer to her children. She attributed her deep faith as the reason for her long and fulfilling life.
Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 35 Marcie Street, Winnipeg. The wearing of masks is requested. Interment will follow at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, Vita, Manitoba. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Windsor Park Place for their compassionate care and understanding of Margaret’s needs over the last 3 months of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – StandwithUkraine Campaign or a charity of your choice.
The service will be live-streamed on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 10:00 am. You may access it by going to Korban Funeral Chapel's website homepage ( www.korbanchapel.com) and clicking on the Facebook icon on the top left-hand corner which will redirect you to the Korban Funeral Chapel Facebook page.