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Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935



Christina Burkowski

March 6, 2018


October 17, 1917 – March 6, 2018

It is with great sadness and many tears that we announce the passing of our mom on Tuesday, March 6 with her daughter Nadena, son-in-law Bob or as she always called him Bob Thompson and Karla whom mom was very fond of by her side.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Edward in 1990, sharing 56 years together; her parents Hofia and Peter Zemianski; brothers Alex (Mary), Tony (Kitty), Frank (Ella) and Joseph in infancy; sisters Mary (Marvin) and Jean (Roy); her grandson Alan; niece Diane; nephew Ernie; sister-in-law Stefania (Joe) and son-in-law Bob Cormack (Adeline). Mom was the last surviving sibling.

Mom is survived by her children Adeline, Bill, Nadena (Bob), Robert and Thomas; 11grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews

Mom lived a long and happy life for the most part. She was a go getter, not afraid to take on any challenge that was thrown at her or one that she pursued! She was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren and family members.

She was very active throughout her life, loved sports, played bingo, bridge and penny poker with family after a hearty meal, also bowling and painting. Her greatest passion was fishing and loved to fish with dad, Mary and Marvin. She was a master angler many times over.

After dad passed away in 1990, mom would pack a lunch, take her radio and Ukrainian tapes, drive to Selkirk Docks and fish. After her 90th we would take her, bring lunch, hot tea in a china cup! Mom would always give her catch away.

Mom was an excellent cook and baker. She loved to entertain, mom and dad’s home was always open to everyone “Grand Central Station.”

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel Lawn Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

Pallbearers are her grandsons Derek, Darrell and Christopher; granddaughter Ashley; great-grandchildren Diezel and Jake.

Vichnaya Pam Yat


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