Olga Toporowski passed away at the Dauphin Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the age of 84 years.
She was predeceased by her mother Victoria Lylyk (formerly Romaniuk) and her father Demetro Lylyk, her husband Peter Toporowski, her son Randy Toporowski, her sister-in-law Yvonne Toporowski, her sister Mary and her husband Walter Holowatuik.
Surviving to mourn her passing are two daughters Sonya Toporowski from Dauphin, MB, Cindy Bothe and her husband Kris from Kelowna, BC; two sons Glen Toporowski from Winnipeg, MB, and Wayne Toporowski from Edmonton, AB; her brother William (Bill) Lylyk and wife Elsie from Winnipeg, MB, her brother Garry of Winnipeg, MB; her sister Matilda and her husband Bill Roth of Carman, MB, as well as several nieces and nephews; her grandchildren Brooke Bothe, Amanda Toporowski and her husband and their daughters Jasmine and Lexis of Portage la Prairie, MB, Kim Roth and her children Haylee and Reid from Winnipeg, MB, Lee and Keri Roth from Winnipeg, MB.
Olga was born on September 3rd, 1934, in the Ethelbert district where she grew up and received her education at Bell Creek School. She then worked on the family farm until her marriage to Peter Toporowski on July 29, 1951. They farmed on the outskirts of Pine River, MB. They sold the farm and moved to a newly purchased farm 12 miles north of Dauphin, MB. In 1979 they sold this farm and moved into Dauphin, MB where they built a new house and lived there for many years.
Olga worked at St. Paul’s nursing home as a cook in the kitchen department since the late 70’s to the age of 60 when she retired. Olga always loved to prepare traditional and non-traditional meals; she grew her own vegetables, harvested and canned them in the fall. Olga enjoyed picking strawberries at the strawberry farm and wild mushrooms in the provincial forest. In Dauphin she loved the flower garden that I planted for her and the b-b-q’s prepared for her in the summer time during her last 4 years of life. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection. She faithfully attended church service until she passed. Olga enjoyed camping and boating at Clear Lake, MB.
Olga had fantastic fortitude and wonderful wisdom. These attributes plus her ability to administer unlimited amounts of tender loving care, entitle her to be named World’s Greatest Mother which gave her a license to sit back, relax, and let other people worry about things for a change in the last 4 years of her life.
The funeral service date will be posted at a later date. Funeral service and graveside service will be for family members only.
Family and friends who so desire may make memorial contributions in Olga’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to The Alzheimer’s Society.
Thank-you to all the people who cared for her at St. Paul’s nursing home, The Dauphin Hospital and Father Oleg Bodnarski at the Ukrainian Church in Dauphin, MB.
A Funeral Service for Olga Toporowski will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at Sneath Strilchuk Family Care Centre with Fr. Oleg Bonarski officiating.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba - Parkland Office
118 Main Street N., Dauphin MB R7N 1C2