Surrounded by family, our 84-year-old beloved mother, grandmother (Babcia) and great- grandmother passed away after a valiant but brief struggle with pancreatic cancer on March 28, 2008. Born in Brzeziny, Krasnik, Lublin, Poland, Mom was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1991 and her daughter Mary in 1951. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Teresa (Edson) Sanecki and son Frank (Irene), grandchildren Paul (Lisa), Jennifer (Derek), Mark, Chris (Antonietta), Richard and Brian; great-grandchildren Makana, Brison, Edson, Joshua and Benjamin as well as her sister in Poland, Janina Oko Mom loved her gardening & crocheting and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Polish Legion Branch #246. Everyone in her family will miss her perogies, kluski, cabbage rolls and pickles! Her sacrificial generosity was well known to us - so much so that we now acknowledge an act of unprecedented generosity as a 'Babcia act'! A heartfelt thank you to Father Peter of Holy Ghost Church for his visits and spiritual care of our mother. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Warraich at the Concordia Hospital and to mom's personal physician Dr. Czarnecka, thank you to the wonderful palliative homecare workers Nyallay, Saba, Lori, Kenny, Manjit & Barb that allowed our Mom to stay in her home during her final days. We would like to thank the excellent nursing staff of Kris, Michelle, Kate, Richard and Sharon for their compassion and expertise, not only to Mom but to us as well. Our gratitude goes to mom's friends Jessie, Ella and Janina, her Goddaughter Jeannie as well as John and Halina for their visits and food to encourage Mom to eat!
Prayers will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 with Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Avenue with an Oblate Father as Celebrant. Interment to follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Michalina's memory to Hope for the Island Ministries, 94 James Carleton Dr., Wpg., MB R2P OT4. (204) 694-6998.