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Born: Sep 12, 1928

Date of Passing: Apr 29, 2020

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(nee LITKE)
September 12, 1928 - April 29, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Pauline Irene Naaykens, on April 29, 2020, at the hospital in Beausejour, Manitoba.
Pauline is survived by her children, Sharon (Norbert Sachvie), Debbie (Lorne Winnicki), Brenda (Gary Recksiedler) and John (Kim) Naaykens; grandchildren, Darren (Dana) Sachvie, Sheri (Brent Huminuk), Kevin (Amanda) Sachvie, Ryan (Hollee) Sachvie, Stacy (Richard Johnson), Kristin (Timothy Hayward), Lindsey (Paul Bortoluzzi), Shauna (Jordan Gmiterek), Kerri (Jason Sachvie), Austen Naaykens (Tessa) and Travis Naaykens (Tyrein); her sisters, Doreen (Ron Roth) and Violet (Gordon Salway). She was predeceased by her loving husband John; son-in-law Norbert Sachvie; brothers, Bill, Ervin (Alice), Emil (Jean), Fred (Wanda) Litke; and sister Edith (Frank) Molinski.
Pauline was born and raised in Beausejour. She met John and they married on July 21, 1950. Over their 56 years together they had four children expanding to eleven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren, all of whom remain close-knit. Although there are over fifty of us, we all manage to pile into a house or backyard together often to share a meal and a laugh. Her children and grandchildren have grown up to become more than family but best friends, and her great-grandchildren are growing up the same; this we can only describe as the legacy that she left for us. Family was the centre of her existence and many memories have been made over the years. She thoroughly enjoyed our frequent family gatherings and we could always count on her to be the last to leave a party. We will fondly remember her amazing cooking and special treats like apple pie and fudge. It is with honour that we take on the responsibility of carrying on her family traditions. Her presence will forever be missed.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the staff of the Beausejour Hospital for the wonderful care they gave our mom. A special thanks to Dr. Partyka, Doug, David, Scott and her walking partner Bonnie.
A private service will be held for immediate family.

To Our Mom
Her Journey Just Began
Don't think of her as gone away,
Her journey's just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting,
From the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
Where there are no days or years.
Think how she must be wishing,
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
Can really pass away.
And think of her as living,
In the hearts of those she touched,
For nothing loved is ever lost,
And she was loved so much.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Bortoluzzi family - Posted by: Rosanne Bortoluzzi (Acquaintance ) on: May 02, 2020

  • Sincere condolences, John and Kim. It sounds like this was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that left you with many wonderful memories. So good to read of the strong resolve of the family to carry on the traditions and legacy left by Pauline. May her memory be eternal! - Posted by: Linda Kuehn (Aunt to Kim) on: May 02, 2020

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