On Monday, September 21, 2020 Vivian Katherine Rauliuk of Dauphin, MB passed away peacefully at the age of 76 years.
Vivian was predeceased by her husband Peter; one son John Rauliuk; her parents Joseph & Evelyn Kulcsar; her father and mother in-law John & Nellie Rauliuk; brothers Joey, Andy, Donnie, Ricky and Frankie; one sister Rosie; brothers-in-law Gerald Propp, Robert Kaczur, Bob Hudacek and George Wilson; sisters-in-law Elsie Propp and Marie Wilson.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Brenda (Tom), Peter Jr. (Jaelyn), Ronnie, Ryan (Karen); her grandchildren, Hayley, Ashley, Jenna, Mitchell and Jasper; special friend Anne Wilson; sisters, Evelyn, Rita, Marian (Jerry), Bernice, Leona (Joe) and Dorothy (John); brothers Jimmy (Amy), Stevie (Lucille), Ralph and John (Trudy); brothers-in-law Bill (Starr), Rev. Orest Rauliuk (Jeannette); and sister-in-law Iris (Tyrone). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and good friends.
Vivian was born in Grayson, SK on a farm with 16 brothers and sisters. She left school at an early age to help out on the farm. She then attempted to further her education by attending a local catholic convent. However, one night while the priest was dancing with the nuns, she escaped the convent, leaving behind her suitcase which she could not squeeze through the window. She continued on to the highway where her brother Andy picked her up and took her to a local dance where her other brothers were playing in the band. That was the end of her education. Her love for cooking began at the Galaxy restaurant in Esterhazy, SK working as a waitress and cook. This is where she met her love, Peter and they moved to Dauphin and in 1966 got married, resulting in 5 amazing children. She was a stay at home Mom where she enjoyed making home cooked meals. During this period she found time to volunteer with Beavers, Cubs and Kinettes. Driving back and forth to her children’s after school activities was some what of a challenge with 5 kids but she always seemed to handle it with no problem.
She enjoyed bowling and curling, where Vivian and Peter won a major mixed bonspiel. Vivian’s biggest passion was playing Bingo and watching Family Feud and Cops on TV. She always had Ukrainian music blaring on Saturday nights while making homemade bread and soup. She was a loving and caring person who always had her door open for anyone.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in memory of Vivian may be made to the Dauphin General Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care.
A Private Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Father Brent Kuzyk officiating.
Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Pallbearers were Dean Dereworiz, Barry Slyziuk, Margo Elliot, Merv Odut, Ron Kostyshen, Ron Paziuk.
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Dauphin General Hospital Foundation
Palliative Care 625-3rd St. SW, Dauphin MB R7N 1R7