On Friday, February 12, 2021, Eleanor Symchych, age 88 years, peacefully passed away at her home in Winnipeg. Eleanor was predeceased by her loving husband Ivan and son Michael in 1973, sister Elsie Helen Borsa in 2016 and parents John and Annie Cherneski.
Eleanor will be missed by her loving family throughout North America, particularly by her sons Alex (wife Natashia and their twins Colby and Darian) and Patryk (wife Ivy and their twins Ava and Elliott) and eight surviving siblings: Irene Stevenson, Eugene (Marie) Cherneski, Don (Shirley) Cherneski, Leonard (Sylvia) Cherneski, Marlene Muldoon, Joanne (Mike) Mulholland, Janet (Bob) Yaworski, and Edward (Kathy) Cherneski.
Eleanor was born in Goodeve, Saskatchewan and eventually made her way to Winnipeg where she met her husband Ivan where they started their family. Throughout the years, Eleanor was able to adapt to her changing environment by continually reinventing herself in ways that took great courage and strength, ultimately she was very successful in each undertaking and is a role model for all that know her. What she loved the most was being with her family, close friends (in particular, Sam Dolhun) and being a part of the community through her work (Manitoba Lotteries kiosks, property management and teacher at Seven Oaks School Division). In her later years, she was cared for by her family in her home where she lived for over 55 years. We will miss you very much Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie.
A private family service will be held on Tuesday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Livestreaming will be available on the Cropo website.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Eleanor Cherneski Symchych to the Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund. Checks made out to: Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.
Sts Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Fenwood