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Irene Poworoznyk

Irene Eva Poworoznyk (Hawryluk)

Saturday, September 19th, 1942 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Irene Eva Poworoznyk
(NEE Hawryluk)
September 19th 1942 – September 7th 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, Irene Poworoznyk on September 7th 2020 at the age of 77 with her family by her side.
Irene is survived by her husband Peter of 58 years, along with her children; Gale Weber (Wade), Ken (Barb) and Darrell (Wanda). Her grandchildren; Amanda Dubois (Michael), Ashley Weber (Darryl), Michael (Mariella) and Melissa, her great grandchild Deacon Dubois, and
her seven siblings. She is predeceased by her parents Peter and Celia Hawryluk and two brothers.

Irene was born in Foley, MB and grew up on the family farm until around the age of 8 where Irene and her family relocated to Sandy Hook, Manitoba. Irene later began her career at the Gimli Johnson Memorial Hospital at the age of 16 where she later met Peter at the age of 19, they courted for three years before getting married on June 16, 1962; and so began a beautiful love story. Starting their family together in Gimli in 1962 before moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1964 where they bought their first house together and continued to grow their family. In 1971 Irene started working for TanJay on Adelaide where she continued to work for 43 years until 2014 when she retired as she started showing signs of Dementia.

One of Irene’s favorite past times was dancing and listening to Ukrainian music, you could always see Irene and Peter at the weekend dances in the Interlake and Winnipeg Regions throughout the years, as long as there was good music and a dance floor they were there . She enjoyed spending time with family, baking, cooking, tending to her flowers, travelling, camping, going back to their roots on weekends when they would head back out to Gimli to Big Baba’s house, where home always was for them, and going to Sunday Mass at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church where they are long time members.

The last six years have been very difficult as we watched a fun, generous, and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother withdraw from us, due to dementia. We urge anyone who knew Irene to remember her as the elegant, giving, caring, loving, and amazing wife, mother, and woman that she was.

We would like to thank the staff, nurses, Dr. Andrea Babick and Dr. Terry Babick, and volunteers at Holy Family Nursing Home on the St. Francis Ward for taking such good care of Irene. Knowing that she was so well taken care of made this journey a little more bearable.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba in memory of Irene.

Due to Covid-19 restriction, a private funeral service will take place by invitation only. The family thanks everyone for their understanding.

The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows.
Life goes on we know that true,
But it’s not the same since we lost you
VICHNAYA PAMYAT.

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KM

Kay Mentanko

Posted at 06:51pm
Irene was a beautiful soul and a kind, caring person, always there to help everyone.
Deepest sympathies,
Kay Mentanko
JH

Joanne Horeczko

Posted at 01:05pm
We are so sorry to hear of your loss Gale & family. You took such great care of your Mom and are such a loving daughter. She will be in peace now. Condolences Ken & Jo
MP

Maria Poworoznik

Posted at 06:18pm
We are so sorry for the family's loss of a great and beautiful woman who dearly loved her husband, children and grandchildren. Rest in Peace, Irene. You will be missed by all who knew you! Our deepest condolences - Len and Maria Poworoznik
DC

Darlene Chubaty

Posted at 03:14pm
Our deepest condolences to the Poworoznyk/Hawryluk family on the passing of Irene.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Evelyn, Darlene, Ray, Peter , Suzanne and Mallory
EP

Ed and Audrey Powroznik

Posted at 11:51am
Our deepest condolences to you, Peter and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. May the memories of Irene help you through these difficult times, knowing she's at peace without pain.
Our deepest sympathy,
Ed & Audrey Powroznik
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