With great sadness, today we share that Asia (Maria) Czajkowski passed away gently on Monday, October 10th, 2022 with her family by her side at the Women’s hospital, at 54 years of age. Asia did everything she could to beat cancer. She was eternally optimistic and handled all of the challenges with grace and positivity.

Asia’s passing is mourned by her loving husband Kazimierz, her precious son Adrian (Vanessa), and daughter Victoria (Vlad), her brother (Jaroslaw Putko), two sisters Halina Brewka and Bożena Maciejuniec and their families who all loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her parents Katarzyna and Piotr Putko.

Asia was born in Płoty, Poland on May 6, 1968. She was the youngest of four children and from early childhood is remembered as a very independent and feisty young lady. Her siblings fondly remember her as quite mischievous and therefore, to keep her out of trouble they would place her in a barrel so that she would stay put!

Asia was gifted with many artistic and creative talents. In her childhood she painted all of the walls in her small room which brought it to life as a jungle and later on painted her children’s rooms too. She made family members beautiful glass ornaments last Christmas, which will forever be cherished.

Asia loved animals, especially dogs, most recently spending quality time with her beloved dog Daisy. She loved the Winnipeg Jets and had a special place in her heart for owls which she said were the wisest and most beautiful creatures. Above all else, Asia loved her family. Her two children were her pride and joy and her face would always light up when she spoke of them.

Prayers will be held on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. The funeral will take place the following day Tuesday October 18 at 10:00 am at Holy Ghost Parish, 341 Selkirk Avenue. Followed by the burial at Holy Ghost Cemetery, 4387 Main Street. After the burial, friends and family are welcome to return to Holy Ghost Parish Hall, 341 Selkirk Avenue for the funeral reception.

If you would like to attend the funeral but are unable to make it, there will be an online viewing. The link is posted below.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society designated to research in honour of Maria Czajkowski.



7:00 pm
Monday, October 17, 2022
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cemetery
4387 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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