Peacefully in her sleep on the morning of January 9, 2019, Jean Edna Kowal was ushered into the presence of Jesus Christ, her personal Lord and Saviour.
Jean was born in Grandview, Man on June 18, 1928 to Matt and Anne Pollock. She was the second eldest of six siblings. Her primary education was obtained at the Wicklow and Moranville district schools. Through her childhood, she worked on her parent's farm attending to all of the required chores, especially cooking, laundry and milking. A short term of employment off the farm at the Grandview hotel was of her choosing.
Jean married Mike Kowal on June 10, 1946 at Petlura Man. Before settling on the farm in Grandview they lived a short term in Flin Flon, Man. Together they raised four children, Barry, Denny, Evelynne and Darlene while they pursued their farming business in the Wicklow and Duck Mountain districts. They semi-retired to Dauphin in 1979 and finally retired from farming in 1994.
They were blessed with seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mom enjoyed her grandchildren the most. She was Baba who gave her all for them, whether it was in taking care fo them, taking them on trips or especially preparing incredible meals and holiday feasts. Jean was a generous person, especially with her family but also in helping with her church, the ladies group, and the pottery club. Mom was an incredible cook and she worked and loved her garden, making sure that all the fruits of her labour were canned or pickled.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Nick, Bill and Pete, son in law Clint, her husband Mike, grandchildren Michael and Carissa, children Barrry and Evelynne and daughter in law Ethel. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Denny, daughter Darlene, daughter-in-law Lynne, grandchildren Barry Stuart, Robin, Clayton, Tonia and Taralin, great gandchildren Taylor and Makenna of Winnipeg, MB and Maeylnne Preece of Roseville, Calif, sisters Rose Kuzyk, Marlene (Joe) Korzeniowski, numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations in her honour may be make to The Heart and Stoke Fund or to St George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Prayers were offered on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin.
Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 am from St. George's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Father Brent Kuzyk officiating. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Pallbearers were Barry Stuart Kowal, Robin Kowal, Clayton Strilchuk, Tonia Preece, Taralin Enns, Makenna Kowal.
Jean Kowal of Dauphin, Manitoba passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the age of 90 years.