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SOPHIE DOROTHY KIAZYK

Born: Nov 29, 1944

Date of Passing: Jan 21, 2021

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SOPHIE DOROTHY KIAZYK
November 29, 1944 - January 21, 2021

I was born on November 29, 1944 in Brockville ON, the second oldest in a family of eight. My parents, Walter and Jean, gave me the name Sophie Dorothy. I had a happy childhood growing up just outside Winnipeg with my seven brothers and sisters, Mary-Anne (+ Joe), Stan (+ Rachelle), Orel (Wendy), Andrea (Karl), Christopher (Barb), Karen (Don) and Daniel (Kari). My parents made many sacrifices so I could receive a Catholic education at both Holy Ghost School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy.
My mental health challenges began in my teen years. That created many difficulties that followed me the rest of my life. At that time, mental health issues were poorly understood, and treatments were different than they would be today. I had always hoped to finish my schooling, get a job, and maybe even get married! Hope was always my best friend. As the years passed, my illness, along with where and how I lived, pushed those dreams farther from reality. Many doors and opportunities opened, only to be closed again along the way. However, the hand of God was always at work! My family was always there to support me in my dark times and help me through difficult living situations, be they in the institution in Selkirk, in group homes, or in lonely apartments.
By the Grace of God and His Providence, I was able to spend my remaining eight years at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour. The understanding, care, and love I received there was wonderful. For me, it was Heaven on Earth! Even though my disability made it challenging, the staff and my family never gave up on me, and unfailingly provided the care I needed. I want to express my gratitude to them. I thank God and hope He blesses both the staff at East Gate, and my family for all the little things they did, working together to make life better for me. I look forward to being reunited with my parents and many other relatives and know I will be remembered by my siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins just like I always remembered them. A celebration of my life will be held when conditions permit.
Donations can be made in my name to the East Gate Lodge Personal Care Home Recreation Department for the Rose Unit.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL
& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Jan 30, 2021

SOPHIE DOROTHY KIAZYK

Sophie Kiazyk, aged 76 years, passed away peacefully at East Gate Lodge on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
The family is planning a private service with interment in Glen Eden Cemetery, Garden of Prayer, with her parents.
Longer obituary to follow.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL
& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com


Publish Date: Jan 23, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2021, Jan 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss. Sophie was an ambassador to the Rose Unit in East-Gate Lodge PCH. She was a great conversationalist and always greeted us with friendly comments. Sophie would give me the updates on how my mom Marg Durand was doing and about the visits by my dad, Leo. Sophie was like a guardian angel to my mom always looking out for her. She will certainly be missed. Lorraine Dent-Prychun and Brian Prychun - Posted by: Lorraine Dent-Prychun and Brian Prychun (Friend from the Rose Unit ) on: Jan 30, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Sophie's passing. I didn't know her very well but I WILL remember her laughing and happy while visiting Grandma and Uncle George. Rest in Peace, Cousin! - Posted by: Mike Fleury (Cousin) on: Jan 23, 2021

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