Jean Turko of Alonsa, MB passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste. Rose du Lac at the age of 96 years.
Jean was born on January 11, 1925 in Brandon, MB, daughter of Jack and Nellie Peltz. At the age of 5 along with her family, she moved to homestead farm in Alonsa. She attended Iris School until Grade 8 and Alonsa High until she reached the age of 14. In those times, it was compulsory to attend school until the age of 14.
As a young girl, Jean worked in various places- in Portage at the Mayfair Coffee Shoppe -South Airport- Safeways in Winnipeg. But due to her mom's health, she was often called home to take care of her mom.
Jean enjoyed playing baseball with the Portage Creamettes and Olympians.
In 1957, Jean married Sam Turko of Alonsa and started farming from scratch 1 1/2 miles east of her original home place. She always loved young aninals especially young calves in spring and enjoyed helping them nurse when they were first born.
Sam and Jean were blessed with two boys, Jack Samuel and Daniel Stanley.
Jean was predeceased by her dad in 1963 and her mom in 1967, her sister Mary Raymack in 1992 and her brother Walter in 1931, her brother Stan in 1995 and her husband Sam in 2007.
She is survived by her two sons Jack and Danny and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to COVID 19 health & gathering restrictions, a private funeral liturgy was held from St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Alonsa on Thursday, July 15th at 11:00 AM
Interment followed in the Gray's Ridge Cemetery, Alonsa, MB
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Jean to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.
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