Nellie Pylypchuk of Dauphin, MB, formerly of Fork River, MB, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the age of 89 years.
Nellie, the eldest daughter of Jacob and Mary (nee Kowalchuk) Pokotylo was born on October 4, 1922 on the farm in the Fork River District, R.M. of Mossey River. She attended Pine View and Zelena Schools. When Nellie went to school in Zelena she stayed with her grandparents Hryc and Alexandra Pokotylo.
On November 3, 1951 Nellie was united in marriage to William Pylypchuk at Dauphin, MB. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Fork River District.
Nellie had a stroke in August 1965. In July of 1975 they sold the farm and retired to Dauphin, MB where she had resided till the time of her passing.
She leaves to mourn 4 daughters, Elsie Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Helen Pylypchuk of Dauphin, MB, MaryAnne (Terry) Morris of Winnipeg, MB, Shirley (Chris) Earle of Vancouver, BC; 5 grandchildren, Ed Paleck Jr. of Slave Lake, AB, Ken Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Dennis (Marianne) Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Ashley Morris of North Vancouver, BC, Tom Morris of Winnipeg, MB; 6 great-grandchildren, Cory, Chris, Brian and Brett Paleck of Slave Lake, AB, Nicole and Jamie Paleck of Slave Lake, AB; 3 sisters, Sophie Plesiuk of Ethelbert, MB, Pauline Momotiuk of Dauphin, MB, Stella Robblee of Swan River, MB; 2 brothers, John Pokotylo of Ashville, MB, Elmer Pokotylo of Grandview, MB; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Mary (Kowalchuk) Pokotylo; husband William (Bill) Pylypchuk; son-in-law Edward Paleck; sister Olga Suchoplas; brothers-in-law John Momotiuk, Mike Suchoplas, Pete Plesiuk and Gerald Robblee; sister-in-law Katie Pokotylo.
Prayers were offered on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin. Funeral service was held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from the Dauphin St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the Reverend Father Brent Kuzyk officiating. St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment. The Crossbearer was great-grandson Chris Paleck. Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren Ed Paleck Jr., Ken Paleck, Dennis Paleck, Ashley Morris, Tom Morris and great-grandson Brian Paleck.
Donations in memory of Nellie may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for your support, visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food and prayers during this difficult time. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. The family would also like to extend a thank you to all the home care staff for their compassionate care and tremendous support. The ladies at the 8th Avenue Hall for the lovely lunch they served after the funeral. Thank you to the grandchildren for being Pallbearers Ed Jr., Ken, Dennis, Ashley, Tom and Brian as well as Crossbearer Chris. Thank you to Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk who officiated the prayers and funeral service and the St. George’s Cantors as well as the church elder. Special thanks to Steve Sobering and all the staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services for all their help, kindness and support.