It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear sister, aunt, and great aunt Marion Kostyniuk at the age of 80 years after a brief illness.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother Bob, sister Barb, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew, numerous godchildren, and many friends.
Marion spent most of her life in Sundown, MB, she finally retired and moved to Vita MB where she spent the last few years enjoying her time at Shady Oaks, where she was very happy. Marion was a kind, compassionate person that was always there for others, whether it was for a laugh or an ear to listen.
She always worked hard; she’d always tell funny stories for a laugh so the chores would be easier. She loved to bake and cook; she also was quite the collector of many cookbooks. She also loved to crochet, cross stitch, and knit.
Marion loved her gardens, and the beautiful flowers she would grow every spring. She loved her beloved pets Benji and Daisy. She loved to sit outside and watch the many birds come and go to the feeders, she also loved her “Teddy bears” which were the odd local black bears that used to wander by occasionally.
Marion loved berry picking, mushroom picking and in the winter months she was an avid cross-country skier. In her younger days she loved to play guitar with her brother Bob.
Although she never had children of her own, Marion loved children and children were always drawn to her.
She always loved to laugh and tell a joke or two and make someone else laugh with her.
Marion would never hesitate to lend a helping hand to anyone that asked.
Marion did not enjoy gossip, but she did not hold back when she had any opinion. Instead of the daily gossip, she’d rather talk about funny things that happened in her younger days, like when she was helping make hay with mom and dad and having to use the buck n pole and horses.
Marion worked at the Sundown store, Cantors in Winnipeg, Vita Co-op and also did house cleaning in Vita. She loved all her jobs and did them to the best of her ability, never taking a short cut.
Marion loved life and treasured every day, and always gave thanks. She never took anyone or anything for granted, she valued everyone and accepted everyone as they were. If you asked her for the shirt off her back, you could bet she would have gladly given it to you without hesitation.
To all those wanting to pay their respects, you are welcome to attend a viewing at the Vita Funeral Home on Wednesday July 28th at 7:00pm. Due to the current government restrictions there is a limit of 25 persons at a time, but because this is just a viewing wait times will not be long.
A private service will be held on Friday July 30th at 10:00am at the Vita Funeral Home, Interment to follow at the Sundown Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Bethesda Hospital and the Vita Hospital for their kind, compassionate care.
Marion will be greatly missed by family, friends and so many others that knew her.
Keep you in his ever-loving arms. “Vichnaya Pam’yat”
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