Jean Tomiak (nee Hryniuk)
Nov. 2, 1919 – Sept. 18, 2019
Jean passed away peacefully at Betel Home, Selkirk, MB on Wednesday, Sept. 18th, 2019. Jean was born in Pleasant Home, on Nov. 2, 1919. She was the youngest of her family born to George and Hafia Hyrniuk, all of whom predeceased her. Jean attended Prout School and grew up in the vicinity of Winnipeg Beach. She was married to Mickey in 1945.
Jean had many different jobs throughout her lifetime which included working as a domestic, a riveter at Canada Car in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and in various restaurants, one of them being Skinner’s in Lockport.
She enjoyed her garden and flowers and spent many hours outside in her yard on Morris Avenue.
Jean loved friends and family to drop by for a visit and her doors were always open to anyone needing a place to stay. She had many boarders over the years. She was always willing to give lend a helping hand wherever needed.
In addition to gardening, Jean enjoyed her time as a hockey mom, and also enjoyed fishing, baking and cooking. More recently, she was so excited to become a great grandma in November 2018 to Jett Michael Tomiak.
Jean was known to everyone as Aunty Jean, not only to her nieces and nephews, but to many others as well.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters, brothers, and her husband Mickey.
Jean is survived by her son Ray (Mary), grandsons Michael (Melanie) and great grandson Jett of Edson, AB; Jeffrey (Carly) of Chestermere AB; special nieces Carole (Len) Bacon, Selkirk and Jeanne (Bill) Mazur, Winnipeg; brother-in-law Walter Tomiak (Shirley) of Winnipeg; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Betel Home in Selkirk for their care and compassion during Jean’s stay there.
A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Jean’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
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