Obituary of JEAN OSADAC

Jean Osadac nee Hurman

July 10, 2027 – December 7, 2022


With family by her side, after a life lived with love and adventure, our Mom earned her wings and joined our Dad in Heaven.  She was affectionately known as Nanny to everyone.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ronald (Cindy), Deborah (Late Keith Watts) and her grandchildren Jason (Melissa), Darren (Krista), Deryk, Justin (Nidia) and Karen (Norman).  Also, her nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, her parents Peter and Anne Hurman, in-laws John and Tekla Osadac, brothers Willie Hurman and John Hurman, son-in-law Keith Watts and grandson Daryl Ducharme.

Born in Ethelbert in 1929 she grew up in the Dauphin area.  She met her soul-mate Stanley in 1949 and within three months they were married and moved to Transcona.  Nanny helped her Stanley at Westrock Battery by ensuring the books were always in order.

Nanny enjoyed curling, bowling, and golfing.  Making a hole in one at Transcona Golf Club was a high-lite of her golfing achievements but would also go on to win multiple golf tournaments and curling bonspiels.  She enjoyed gardening and canning, with everyone enjoying the fruits of her labour.  She was our favorite cook and baker and all who entered never left her home hungry.  Family and friends were always treated to her pickles, beets, borsch, and various freezers of treats, including berries and Ukrainian favorites such as perogies and cabbage rolls which would be prepared if she thought you looked a little thin.  Nanny’s place was always a gathering location for the holidays, family events or anytime you wished to drop by.  Christmas at Nanny’s house will always be remembered with laughs and love which will echo till the end of time.  In the summer, all were welcome to come to enjoy the pool, and if you were lucky, be able to wander through her garden to fill up on her vegetables and fruit.  Leaving her garden, you would be treated to the sight of her numerous flowers.   Nanny loved to knit, and in her later years, you could always find her in her chair with her knitting needles clicking away.

Nanny and Papa were Winnipeg Blue Bomber season ticket holders and never missed a Grey Cup.  They always found the winning teams party and would toast the team by drinking from the Grey Cup. 

Nanny and Papa loved to travel, be it in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico but could also be found wandering through Europe.  Their favorite home away from home was a little Bit-o-Heaven in Texas during the winter months.   After her Stanley’s passing, she continued to revel in her Texas adventures until her 88th year.

In later life, Nanny enjoyed watching her game shows but never missed an opportunity to watch the Bombers. 

Nanny was involved with her Church, St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish, being a long-standing member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s Leage. 

Our Nanny had a wonderful sense of humor.  We will remember her laugh and jokes.

Our Nanny loved and cherished her grandchildren.  An embrace from Nanny would always brighten your day.  In her final years, Nanny did not forget her grandchildren’s names or faces.  And when she saw you visit, her smile would shine.

Our family would like to thank Holy Family Care Home for their care and compassion with our Nanny.  Their dedication to ensure our Nanny was loved and supported till her passing was amazing.

The funeral will he held at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 400 Day St. on Friday, December 16 at 1100 a.m.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish.

We Love you, Nanny.

Over and out.


A Memorial Tree was planted for JEAN
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