Annie Zazuliak (Fostyk), loving mother, Baba, Great Baba and Great-Great Baba, passed away at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the age of 95 years.
Annie, the oldest of four children, was born on December 3, 1922 in Poland to parents Michael and Mary Fostyk. Annie, her parents and siblings immigrated to Canada in 1939 settling on a farm in the Fork River District. Arriving into a new country and not being able to speak the English language was somewhat difficult but with her determination and will power Annie taught herself to speak and read English. Shortly after her arrival to Canada Annie met and married Metro Zazuliak. They were united in marriage on October 14, 1939 at a farm church in Fork River. They lived in the Fork River District working and raising their family of eight children. Annie treasured her family and was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. Annie and Metro retired to the Town of Dauphin in 1975.
Following her husband’s passing in July of 1989, Annie continued to reside in her home tending to her gardening, yard work, cooking, sewing and volunteering endless hours making perogies and cabbage rolls for the Church, St. Paul’s Home and raising money to purchase a new Handivan. Once it became difficult for Annie to maintain her home she decided to make the move to the Kinsmen Villa in 2001. Annie enjoyed her time spent at the Villa, playing cards and sharing coffee times with friends.
Then in 2013, Annie became a resident of the Dauphin Personal Care Home due to failing health. Annie kept the staff at the PCH entertained and on their toes as they never knew what treasures Annie would find as she cruised the premises of the home.
Annie was a faithful member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection and a long-time member of the Ukrainian Catholic Ladies League. In her “spare time” Annie loved cross stitching and to this day many members of the Ukrainian Festival Choir wear the blouses and shirts she so creatively cross stitched.
Annie will be remembered for her cheerfulness, positive attitude and gentle nature. Her determination, hard work, and faith are characteristics cherished and practiced by her family.
Annie was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Mary Fostyk, husband Metro Zazuliak, brother Fred Fostyk, sons-in-law Volker Hamann, Steven Ward and Alvin Shewchuk and great grandson Drake Fedorkiw.
Annie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family of 3 sons, John (Pat) Zazuliak of Jerico Springs, MO, Peter (Anne) Zazuliak of Kelowna, B.C., Michael (Linda) Zazuliak of Dauphin, MB., and 5 daughters Olga (Walter) Stark of Dauphin, MB, Elsie Shewchuk of Dauphin, MB, Mary Anne Ward (Jim Pratt) of Kelowna, B.C., Diane (Michael) Jackson of Calgary, AB, Patricia (Richard) Fedorkiw of Dauphin, MB, one sister Stella Shumsky of Cooks Creek, MB, one brother Michael (Margaret) Fostyk of Windsor, Ont., 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Annie will be missed by all the people she cared about, by those who looked up to her, and most especially by those who loved her.
Those wishing to remember Annie may honour her memory by making a donation to the Dauphin Personal Care Home or Dauphin Handivan.
Loved Always……Sadly Missed
Prayers were offered on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm from Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, MB.
Funeral Liturgy was held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:00 am from Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin, MB with Very Rev Father Oleg Bodnarski officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB.
Dauphin & District Handi-Van Service
37 3rd Ave. NW, Dauphin MB R7N 1H7
Dauphin Personal Care Home
625-3rd St. SW, Dauphin MB R7N 1R7