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Nettie
Ostapowich

November 13, 1922 – December 4, 2018

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Nettie Ostapowich

Mom was born in Sokal, Poland on Nov. 13, 1922. She and her family sailed from South Hampton, England to Halifax, Canada in 1925. She was raised near Hafford, Saskatchewan on their family farm. As a teenager, mom worked in North Battleford, and soon after, moved to Winnipeg where she worked in a sewing factory.

In her late 20s Mom met dad, marrying him in 1952. Shortly after they married, they started their family in dad’s childhood home on Burrows Avenue where they welcomed their first daughter Wendy, followed by their second daughter, Sandy. At this point, she became a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, a role she loved and embraced.

Mom loved to entertain and we all have many happy memories of family and friends at the house (especially during the holidays). Mom ALWAYS wanted to make sure that every one had eaten...and had eaten enough.

Mom and dad loved to travel, and every year the family would go on a driving vacation. They travelled to (mom’s childhood home in) Saskatchewan, as well as Chicago, Dallas, California, Mexico, the farm in Garland, along with many family times at beaches at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain.

Mom did return to work when the girls were in their teens, working at the Donut House, the Perogy Palace, and a variety of business cafeterias. She worked at Wendy & Sandy’s high school cafeteria, it helped her keep an eye on her girls.

In 1976, Mom was very happy and excited to be the mother of the bride when Wendy married Phil, welcoming him with open arms and an open heart. He loved to kid with her and always called her the Silver Fox.

In 1991, Mom was equally happy to marry off her second daughter, proudly walking Sandy down the aisle. She welcomed her new son-in-law David with open arms and into her heart. She was definitely thrilled that this meant the next phase of life—the one that every Mom wanted...and that was being a grandmother.

Baba was thrilled to meet her grandsons Adam, Quinn, and Cole as they came into the world and her life, and became a big part of her heart. She loved her boys immensely and they enriched her life. Mom absolutely cherished her time with the boys.

As a widow, she embraced becoming a very independent woman, buying and moving into her bungalow. She loved her house and lived there for 25 years.

Mom never drove, but she walked everywhere, which kept her healthy and active. She was able to continue travelling, and went to places like Florida, Las Vegas, and Mexico with her daughters, and numerous trips with her grandsons as they grew. One of her most memorable trips to the USA was the one where she came home with her dog Buddy. Although Mom had many cats that she loved dearly, Buddy held a special place in her heart.

Mom had several hobbies she enjoyed very much. She loved gardening and kept her yard in pristine condition. She also enjoyed crocheting, needlework, and her absolute all-time favourite—shopping...and she kept every single receipt!!

We have fabulous memories of a few of Mom’s major milestones. A large celebration was enjoyed on her 90th birthday, and also on her 95th birthday.

Mom eventually became a resident at Holy Family Nursing Home. Although she only lived there for a little over 3 months, she warmed the hearts of many staff and residents, and memories of her will carry on there as well.

Left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Wendy, Sandy (David); grandsons, Adam (Melanie), Quinn (Chelsea) and Cole. Also surviving is her sister Kate Parchewski, and brother Fred (Mary) Muranetz, several nieces and nephews, and her four-legged, furry friend "Buddy"

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, a trail of beautiful memories remain. Certainly, the trail Mom created is very wide, and very long. We will always love you, we will miss you terribly, but we will never forget you. Godspeed Mom/Baba

Service Information

When
Monday, December 10th, 2018 1:00pm
Location
Neil Bardal Funeral Centre
Address
3030 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B9
Location Information
Across from Brookside Cemetery