October 2, 1932 ~ November 2, 2019
It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the age of 87, at her new home in the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home.
Mom was born on October 2, 1932 in Canora, Saskatchewan to parents, Joe and Annie Twerdochlib. She will be lovingly missed by her daughters, Heather (Bill) and Carol (Dodie); sons, Keith (Carol), Ian, Rob (Gail) and John (Ewa); grandchildren, Josh, Michael, Vanessa, Michelle (Chris), Joel (Melissa), Chris, Nicholas (Daniela), Georgeann (Cole), Cameron, Lily and Lauren; as well as great-grandchildren, Alina, Anna and Ryder.
Mom was predeceased by her husband George in 1967; brother Leonard; father Joe; mother Annie; sister Veronica and brother Ron.
Mom had a tough life, losing her husband George over 52 years ago at the age of 33, and leaving her with 5 children under the age of 10 to raise on her own. She worked hard to make sure all our needs were met, and together with the support of our grandparents, Joe and Annie, we were well loved and cared for.
Mom’s faith and love of God was what got her through the tough times. She lived her life with an easy-going outlook and loved to help out where she could. She was an active member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish since it was established in 1960, until she moved to supportive housing in Pinawa in July of 2018. She also belonged to the Catholic Women’s League.
After graduating from high school, mom went on to train to become an X-ray Technician. The majority of her career, until retirement, was spent working at the Health Sciences Centre. She enjoyed travelling to explore new places and visit family and friends. One of her great passions was food. She loved going out for meals and treating her family on special occasions. She always said, “I’m so glad I never lost my appetite.”
We will miss her and her beautiful ways, her words, and her acts of kindness.
Many thanks to Dr. Bruneau, Dr. Papetti, the staff at the Ironwood and the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home for all the care and compassion they showed towards our mother.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 505 Brewster Street, Winnipeg, with interment to follow in the Transcona Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba https://www.cancercare.mb.ca/home/ or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Manitoba. https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate
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Adeline was one of my favourite people . I love my brother in law Rob, but one of the things I love most is that he brought his mom into our family. She always made me laugh and always had something good to say about anyone she spoke with, always making them feel so important In her life. She had a strong sense of spirituality, and I am confident she is watching and smiling down fro Heaven at all of us.
Andre and Sandra Stor
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to all of you. We only met her a couple of times, but meeting most of her children and being best buddies with Keith and Carol for decades, we know she did a tremendously wonderful job raising a great group of kids. She was obviously a hard-working lady who must have been so proud and ecstatic to be a great grandmother as well.
All our love and hugs
Andre and Sandra Stor
Sherwood Park, Alberta
Monique and John Hadaller
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always cherish Adeline’s love for family and friends. Please accept our condolences.
So sorry for your loss , I have nothing but good memories living in Transcona and having so many good friends and neighbours who took care of each other , no matter how busy your mom was she always had time for one of the Nordal boys and many of the other kids who lived on the crescent , she will be sadly missed .
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From the family Rozella & (Denis) Spelay of Yorkton & Tracy Bender- Rozellas daughter of Yorkton.
I grew up across the street from the Pickerings. Theirs was a household full of action with 5 children. I was always made to feel welcome at their home by not only the kids but by Adeline and George as well. Mr. Pickering called me lollipop and swung me around airplane style on the lawn. I was so sad when he passed away. He waited a long time for his wife to join him. What a reunion that would have been! Dear Adeline your work here on earth is done and now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. I hope there was a huge banquet waiting for you in heaven with all your favorite food and people gone before you. Rest in peaceful love
So sorry to hear about your mother, she was a very gentle soul, living across the road from your family was a great time for my kids and myself. The times your mom and I shared a coffee and just talked, I still remember those days. I’m blessed to have known her. My sincerest condolences.
Our condolences to all of you. You’re in our thoughts, hearts & prayers. Hold on to the memories! All our Love Dwayne, Lesley & Nory Falk & Joan Cairns
Our deepest sympathies to all of Aunt Adeline’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was one of my favourite family members and I will think of her often. She was my mom’s closest cousin and friend. Grant and I were fortunate to have had a wonderful visit with Robbie and Aunt Adeline a couple of years ago and will be forever grateful that we got to see her. Our thoughts will be with you as celebrate her life and the beautiful family she created! All our love Grant , Joelann Pister and family