FRANCES NAZERAVICH

Obituary of FRANCES IRENE NAZERAVICH

Frances Irene Nazeravich

July 9, 1931 – September 7, 2021

Peacefully, on Tuesday September 7, 2021, Frances Nazeravich, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, aged 90, passed away at the St Boniface General Hospital.

Frances is survived by her two sons: Don (Debbie), Ken (Carolyn); four granddaughters: Christiane, Alexis, Carleigh, Andrea; three great grandchildren: Arlo, Edwyn, Ada; three brothers: John, Ted (Sheila), Rick (Laura); and many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband Dennis and parents John and Mary.

Frances was born on July 9, 1931 in Cook’s Creek, Manitoba. Frances and Dennis were married on August 4, 1951. They moved into their new Winnipeg home in 1954. In 2014 she moved to her apartment. Frances continued to enjoy a happy and full life of independent living until she was hospitalized in late August 2021.

Frances was a thoughtful, caring and giving person. Her door was always open to both family and friends. No visit was complete until you were served some delicious food and a healthy dose of conversation.

Frances was the glue that held the family together. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her granddaughters and great grandchildren had a special place in her heart and brought her great joy.

Frances had many interests and most of them were shared with family or friends. She loved to cook and bake and was always ready to try a new recipe or tweak an old one. She spent countless hours volunteering at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church helping prepare food for luncheons (functions) and making perogies to sell for fundraising.

Frances joined the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre in 2011. There she met many new friends who also became her golfing partners and travel buddies. She enjoyed many bus tours and several trips overseas. Frances was also a regular volunteer at the HobNobs Café. Her closest group of friends filled any free time she might have with regular outings including concerts, dinners, movies or just meeting for coffee.

Frances enjoyed watching PGA golf but the Toronto Blue Jays and the Winnipeg Jets were by far her favourite teams to follow. When the pandemic limited her ability to see people in person, she learned how to use an iPad so that she could receive emails, pictures and videos from family and friends, or FaceTime with them. When it came to texting, she was the Emoji Queen.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to all of the staff of 6 East and the Palliative Care Unit at St Boniface General Hospital for the care and compassion that they provided during Mom’s hospitalization.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. A private family burial service will follow.

At the request of the family, all attendees 12 years of age and older must be double vaccinated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (1175 Main Street, Wpg, MB, R2W 3S4), or a charity of your choice.

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