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Elaine Shuvera's Passing

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Elaine Helen Shuvera

On May 7, 2024 our mother, Elaine Shuvera, passed away at the age of 84. Remaining to cherish Mom’s memory are her three children, Son David (Karen); Daughter Heather (Roger); Son Robert (Gina); Grandchildren Ryan (Courtney), Kaitlin, Cassidy (Brian), and Nicole. Her Brother Mike (Ginette) and Sister In-Law Sonia Onysko, many beloved nephews, nieces, and dear friends. Mom was born in Vita, Manitoba to parents Anne and William Onysko where she grew up with her two brothers, Mike and James. She attended Shevchenko High School, where she met and fell in love with Ben. They wed in 1959 and raised their three children in Winnipeg. Mom and Dad were married for 53 years. Mom worked for CIBC from 1977 to 1992 and was a valued and highly respected employee of the bank, receiving the Senior Vice President’s Award in 1990. Mom and Dad retired together in 1992 and loved to spend their time at the cabin in Belair, getting in a round of golf, or travelling to visit their kids. At the cabin they enjoyed gardening, watching the deer and hummingbirds and relaxing on the front deck. Mom and Dad were dedicated parishioners of their Church in Transcona, All Saints Ukranian Orthodox Church for close to 60 years, serving on most church committees in the roles of secretary, treasurer, and president. Mom could be found singing in the choir, chatting with Father Wasyilw or making perogies with the ladies in the kitchen. Mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 which she fought and won. Mom was a generous, loving person who was also an amazing caregiver; caring for her husband Ben throughout his own battle with cancer, never leaving his side. Mom and Dad loved each other dearly, and it gives us peace knowing they are now together again. Prayers will take place at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1500 Day Street; on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 A.M. at Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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