Vicki Korzenoski “Figas” passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Vicky was born on April 23, 1929 to Ross and Annie Figas (Tanasichuk). She attended Spruce bluff School until grade 8 at which time you then had to go to town to school. Vicki was the second oldest of five and grew up on the family farm north of Grandivew. Life on the farm included milking cows at 5am, which was one chore Mom-Baba did not like. Feeding chickens, gathering of eggs, bringing the cattle in from the field, and the endless jobs of living on a mixed farm at that time. Vicki particularly loved perogie making day which happened once a week and let me tell you Baba’s perogies were the best looking around.
Vicki then met her future husband Mel Korzenoski and they were married in Grandview on November 23, 1952 by Rev. Monroe. Shortly thereafter they started their family of five, Jim, Cecil, Sharon, Bev and Richard. Vicki was a wonderful homemaker, caring mother, wife and Baba and who would do anything for her family. In later years Vicki took great enjoyment in her annual vacations to Hawaii, planting her flowers, knitting, needle point, bingo, baking and playing cards, bakeshop lunches and of course don’t forget weekly visits to the hair salon. Vicki took great pleasure in spending time with her grandkids, from sleepovers at her house, to playing cards, especially crib, and visits into Winnipeg and Thunder Bay to visit her sons Cecil and Jim and her daughter Bev and grand kids. Vicki will always be remembered for her unique sense of humor, wit and charm. Living life to the fullest and telling it like it is. She was a kind, caring, humble and honest women and she will always be missed. Her zest and spunk for life is something to be minded and we will hold forever in our hearts.
Vicki is survived by her children Jim Korzenoski of Thunder Bay, ON, Cecil (Lee) Korzenoski of Dauphin, MB, Sharon (Dennis) Storozuk of Grandview, MB, Bev (Lorne) Montague of Winnipeg, MB and Richard Korzenoski of Grandview, MB; her grandchildren, April (Aaron) Osioway of Arborg, MB, Damien Korzenoski of Thunder Bay, ON, Stacey (Justin) Kempf of Grandview, MB, Kayla (Derrick) Chapman of Poplar Ridge, AB and Nikki (Bryan) Madsen of Oakbank, MB; great grandchildren Carter and Mack Chapman, Jack and Clay Kempf, Hoyt Osioway, and Gunnar Madsen; sibling Shirley Campbell of Regina, SK, and in-laws Ed and Florence Korzenoski of Prince Albert, SK.
Vicki was predeceased by her husband Malcolm (Mel) Korzenoski, her parents Ross and Annie Figas; sister Liz Storozuk and brothers Bert and Pete Figas; parents-in-law John and Pauline Korzenoski; brothers-in-law Frank Puchailo, Bob Strech, Jerry Campbell, Ted Storozuk, Earl Korzenoski, Mike Stykalo, sisters-in-law Stella Puchailo, Jean Strech, Lillian Stykalo, Frances Swerda, Lois Figas and Joyce Figas.
Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm from Grandview United Church in Grandview, MB with Rev. Karen Kuzek officiating. Interment followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens & District Cemetery in Grandview, MB.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Victoria may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba or to a charity of one's choice.