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Olga (Popiel) Morin
May 24, 1924 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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After a long and full life, it is with sadness that we announce the passing of Olga Morin on September 9, 2023 at the age of 99 years.
Mom was born in Novasilka, Ukraine on May 24, 1924. At the age of 4, she and her older sister Mary along with their mother travelled to Montreal to reunite with their father who had come to Canada previously. She grew up in Montreal, attending school until Grade 7 when she then had to start working. Mom worked at W.C McDonald Company while still in her teens in Montreal. She started tearing stems from tobacco leaves working her way to Inspector and preparing reports. At McDonalds, Mom met her life long friend Lillian Kozakowski (Kachan) and they remained friends until they died.
In 1950, Mom came to Manitoba to visit her friend Lillian, who had moved there earlier and married. A handsome bachelor showed up, Arthur Morin - and sparks flew. After a short courtship, Mom married Dad in Montreal on February 3, 1951. Upon her return to Manitoba as a married lady, Mom soon learned the hard work required to be a farmer's wife. She planted huge gardens, milked cows and raised chickens - a big adjustment for a city gal- all the while raising 6 children! As children, watching her determination and competitive spirit inspired us as we grew up to always do our best and for this we are forever grateful.
Olga was predeceased by her husband Art in 1989. She moved into town where her love of gardening continued. Her yard soon expanded with more and more flowers and garden ornaments. At Christmas, her house was covered in lights and decorations. Even after moving to the Personal Care Home, she dug and planted her own little flower bed outside her window. Olga loved to travel and was fortunate to visit many sunny places.
By helping or watching Mom in the kitchen, we all gained an appreciation and love for cooking. She often remarked while reflecting on our life on the farm "We were poor, but we were happy". Mom loved to dance and we know that she is now dancing in Heaven with Dad.
Olga was predeceased by her husband Arthur, her sisters Mary and Oxana, and her brothers Walter, Morris and Roman.
She leaves to cherish many wonderful memories; her children; Ronald (Cheryl), Douglas, Murray, Glenn (Janine), Linda (Dean Dawson), and Doreen (Steve McKessock) as well as one sister Nadia (Jacques Rochon), her 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Our family would like to thank the Grandview Personal Care Home for taking good care of her the last few years. We also want to express our gratitude to our sister Linda and her husband Dean for being her main caregivers and doing so much for Mom.
Funeral Service for Olga will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 at 10:30 am in the Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre, Dauphin. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski will officiate.
Interment in the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Grandview, along the Riding Mountain Park, MB.
For those wishing to honor our mom, please remember her by planting a flower in her memory. She loved her flowers and would appreciate your thoughtfulness.
This service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.