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JANUARY 28, 1957 – MARCH 22, 2022


Peacefully, with her husband Terry by her side, Laurie passed away on March 22nd. She is survived by her husband Terry of 43 years, sons Matt and Brendan, daughters Erin (Ryan), Kayli (Christian) and her greatest joy, her grandson Leo.


Laurie was predeceased by her parents Mike and Judy Zalitach and two brothers Ricky and Joseph. She is survived by her siblings Gail (Don), Joyce (Rod), Darren (Janet), Jamie (Wendy), all of the Frovich family, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Born in Winnipeg, the third of seven children to Mike and Judy Zalitach, Laurie met her sweetheart Terry at The Kelvin Carnival the day she was crowned Carnival Queen. Laurie and Terry were married in 1978 and went on to have four children. She was the best Baba to her grandson Leo.


Growing up, Laurie was very active playing baseball and hockey at Kelvin Community Centre and in school sports at Elmwood High School. She was especially proud of her accomplishments in track and field.


She worked her entire career at The Bank of Montreal, starting as a teller and working her way up to a Financial Advisor. She was passionate about helping her clients at the bank.


Laurie always kept herself busy, whether it be coaching her children in soccer or softball, whipping up a meal for a full house, baking, sewing, quilting, crafting, gardening, or woodworking. She could do it all and do it like no other. She was especially famous for her perogies, cabbage rolls, homemade pizza, and prime rib dinners.


She was a curling nut, she loved to play in both the women’s and couples leagues at East St. Paul Curling club, and never missed watching a bonspiel on TV. She loved all sports and loved cheering on the Bombers, the Jets, the Blue Jays and Team Canada in any Olympic sport. 


Summers were spent golfing, camping around the province, and many beach days. She loved to host parties at their family home in Lockport, where her door was always open to everyone, and no one would go hungry. Her children’s friends all thought of her as a second Mom. She was there for everyone at any time.


Laurie was taken from us much too soon and will be dearly missed.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.


A celebration of Laurie’s life will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo’s Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St.


The family kindly requests that masks be worn for the service



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Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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