Theresa Diana Zarichanski (nee KURIAN)


With great sadness we announce that on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, aged 81 years, with family by her side, Theresa passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital.


Theresa is survived by her sons Brent and Calvin (Beverly); grandchildren - Gwendolyn (Justin), Tyler (Monique) and Melina, 5 great grandchildren, brother Wayne (Susan) sister Marlene, brother Grant (Roberta), nieces, nephews, and friend Linda Cran.


Predeceased by her husband Stanley, sister Beverly and brother-in-law Harry.

Terry was born and raised in Elma, Manitoba. She spent most of her childhood growing up with her grandparents Anthony and Katherine Koralewicz, she would speak of them often, they were like parents to her. As a young woman she married the love of her life, Stanley Winter, in 1958, they lived in Reddit, Ontario. They later moved to Pine Falls and had 2 sons. She worked for Simpson Sears in the mail order office. Sadly in 1971 when she lost her husband, she had a lot of support from her sister-in-law Frances (Mike) Stastook, brother-in-law Ed (Donna) Winter, nephew Les (Elaine) Stastook and niece Elizabeth (Rick) Marczak.

Terry was a strong, determined, and independent person. In 1978, she became owner and operator of McMunn Motor Inn and was a successful businesswoman. In 1985, the family sold McMunn Motor Inn and she moved to Winnipeg, working at Eaton’s part-time, until she was employed by Canada Post where she worked until her retirement.

She dedicated much of her life to her family, would help whenever they needed anything. Before and after her retirement she would spend weekends with her grandchildren and would always have family over on Sundays for family dinners. Her door was always open to family and friends, she had a passion for making delicious homemade food and there was always more than enough for everyone. 

Christmas was always a magical time for Terry, she always had the most beautiful dinner table set for everyone. She left no detail out from the bright red tablecloth to the fine China, the fancy silverware, and the gold and silver candles, not to mention her beautiful Christmas tree with the sentimental ornaments and many other special decorations along with Christmas music.

Terry had a good sense of humor; she was quick with her comebacks and could be heard laughing and seen smiling often. As a single mom, she always seemed to be one step ahead of her sons, or at least, as they got older, she believed she was. They were always joking with her and to no avail would she let them get the best of her, but no matter what was said, there was always a good laugh at the end.

She loved to be sociable and enjoyed going out on Saturday nights at the Legion. Terry and her girlfriends would get all dressed up, looking their best with hair and make-up done, to go out dancing. It was something she always looked forward to. For this reason, Friday was always hair day, she had a standing appointment at the hairdressers, that she would not change for anything.

Terry had many friends and always tried her best to stay in touch with everyone she met over the years from being in the business at McMunn and then moving to Winnipeg where she made many new friendships. She made friends easily with people and would speak of them often, telling stories of her past experiences, how she met them, and what they were doing now. She embraced life and showed kindness to everyone she encountered.

Terry, Mom, Granny, Sister, Aunty, your faith was a light that brightened our lives. You will be missed very much by all. You were our earthly angel, now you will be our heavenly angel.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10:00 am at Cropo Funeral Chapel 1442 Main St, Winnipeg, MB.


The family thanks the staff at Fred Douglas Lodge for all their care and compassion.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elma Holy Cross Cemetery, Box 179, Elma MB, R0E 0N0.


Memorial Service

10:00 am
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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