Obituary of HELEN ELEANOR SWIDINSKY
It is with great sadness to announce that Helen Swidinsky (nee Siatecki) passed with her children by her side on July 26, 2022.
Helen was born on a farm in Fraserwood, Manitoba on May 20, 1933, to Peter and Dora Siateck. At the age of 16 years old, she moved off the farm with her sister Jean Malyk, to find work in Winnipeg. Over the years, she worked in different establishments in the service industry.
She met her husband, Roman Swidinsky, at a barn dance and subsequently married, October 10, 1953 and had three children (Ramona, Douglas and Elizabeth).
Being born on a farm in the Depression era, she learned and practiced a lot of skills, including gardening, sewing, cooking and baking. Her perogi and cabbage roll making will be greatly missed as they were the center piece of many family get togethers. Helen’s passion for football knew no bounds. She was an avid Blue Bomber fan and her last words on this earth were, “What was the score in the Bomber game?”
Helen found the Lord after the death of her daughter, Ramona, in 1972. Her relationship with Christ became the centre stone of her life. She attended Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, taught Sunday School, attended Bible study and became an avid student of the Bible.
She had a wicked sense of humour, loved to laugh and was a people person. She loved and was loved by her neighbours and it wasn’t unusual to find her sharing a glass of wine over the fence or on her step. Her generosity knew no bounds. Until the end, she shared her abilities with those who knew and loved her.
A special thank you to Dr. Lage, Dr. Marzban, Estralita, and the nursing staff on 3E at Concordia Hospital, for their exceptional care.
Helen was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth, her daughter Ramona, her parents Dora and Peter and her husband Roman.
She leaves to mourn her remaining children Douglas (Terry), Elizabeth (Tim), her grandchildren Roberta, Erin, Ryan, Evan and her sister Jean Malyk, in addition to many other family members and friends.
The funeral will be a private one, with immediate family and close friends.
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