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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Pauline Dorothy (Hojnocki) Suidy of Grandview, MB on Monday January 29, 2024 at the age of 98 years. Pauline was born in Lamburg, SK on July 21, 1925. Soon after the family moved to Filmore, SK and 3 years later they relocated to Roblin. When she was 9 they moved to Bield where she remained for the rest of her youth.
After finishing high school, Pauline moved to Winnipeg where she worked in the office of a clothing manufacturer for a year. She then hopped the train and moved to St. Catherines, Ontario to live with her sister Agnes and family. She worked inspecting ammunition for the war, attended college and worked as a bookkeeper for 12 years. Upon returning to Manitoba, she married Joseph Suidy on May 15, 1954.
They were blessed with 6 children. She was briefly employed by the Grandview Hospital before returning to farm life. She had dairy cows, raised chickens & pigs as well as sowed grain. She grew and canned a huge garden to feed the growing family. Pauline often spoke of a young neighbor, Helen Lukey, who moved in with them to help with housework and look after kids. They remained life-long friends. Life was not always easy. She lost her 2 year old daughter, Margaret, in a tragic accident on the farm but, she soldiered on. Years later tragedy would strike again when she lost her 15yr old grandson Jordan in an accident and more recently her youngest son, Lawrence.
In 1975 she became the first secretary/treasurer of the Grandview Personal Care Home where she worked for 20 years. Pauline fluently spoke and wrote Ukrainian and Polish. This was a huge asset as many of the early residents didn’t speak English. During her last few years working at the Care Home,
she started catering and a greenhouse business. After retiring from the Care Home, Pauline wasn’t about to put her feet up. She went full force into catering with Suidy’s Catering before retiring again at 92, but age still did not stop this force of nature. Just a few weeks before her death, she had placed an order for 50 lbs of cabbage to make sure her family’s freezers were full. Although she was legally blind, she still had a way to pinch perogy and roll cabbage rolls.
Throughout her life, Pauline had a positive impact on her community through volunteering for the
handivan, Catholic Women’s League and the committee to build the GKCC hall. Pauline enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. In her “spare time” she enjoyed cooking, bowling, and gardening as well as many social engagements. She loved to travel and visited Italy,
Holland, Las Vegas, Toronto and made many trips to BC. As an avid dancer, Pauline had her last 2 step on New Year’s Eve with her great nephew at the age of 98. She was a pillar of loving strength and inspired countless people throughout her long and full life. Pauline will be remembered as a kind, generous and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all.
She was predeceased by: her parents Gregory and Mary Hojnocki; siblings Peter (Sophie) Hojnocki, Agnes (Walter) Basil, and John Hojnocki; ex- husband Joseph Suidy; children Lawrence and Margaret Suidy; grandson Jordan Suidy. She is survived by her children: Gregory Suidy, Raymond (Cindy) Suidy,
David (Jody) Suidy, Jo-Anne (Ronald) McRae; grandchildren Janelle McRae, Elaine Mann, Troy McRae,
Allan Fraser, Garnet Suidy, Jolie Bartel, Danielle Thiessen, Devon Suidy, Kristina Suidy, and Cassidy Suidy; great grandchildren: Jocelyn Mann, Leighton Paziuk, Easton Mann, Breanne Paziuk, Jordynn Bartel, Jayda Bartel and Brooks Bartel; numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend Susan Morrison.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Pauline may be made to St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Parish.
Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:00 am from in Dauphin, MB with Fr. Michel Nault officiating. Interment followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens & District Cemetery in Grandview, MB. Pallbearers were Mitch Kallusky, David Kallusky, Tom Ainsworth, Ed Bomak, Mervin Melnychenko, Randy Maxwell.
St. Viator's Roman Catholic Parish
Box 250, Dauphin MB R7N 2V1