It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Verna Domanski, on November 25, 2022, in Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 84 years.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Walter; her daughter Allyson (Gary Kohlruss) and her son Mark (Andrea) Domanski; grandchildren Mirissa Kohlruss (Laura Dang) and Gabriel Kohlruss, Cole and Reese Domanski; sister Marianne (Walter, d.) Purcha; sister-in-law Sally Kotelo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Verna was predeceased by her parents Anne (Teres) and Nick Kotelo, siblings Audrey (Robert) Carr, George and Laurie (Marg) Kotelo.
Verna grew up in Garson, MB, and married Walter, the boy next door. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and enjoyed a career in administration at St. Boniface Hospital until retirement at age 57. They raised their family in Winnipeg and cottaged at Otter Falls.
Verna participated in many volunteer activities and on boards of directors throughout retirement, namely the Whiteshell Cottagers’ Association, Catholic Women’s League, and the Whiteshell Chapel.
Verna was all about family. She was a great cook and loved entertaining and turned that passion into perogy-making and catering funeral luncheons at St. Alphonsus Church. Verna and Walter travelled the world extensively.
Funeral liturgy will be held at St. Alphonsus Church, 315 Munroe Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, December 12, 2022. A private family prayer service will be held the evening prior.
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Al and Marcia Vernon
Walter and family
So sorry to hear of Verna’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits at the cottage. She was such a character. Had so many laughs! Her passing will leave a huge void in your lives.
May God hold you tenderly in his arms as you deal with your loss.
Al and Marcia Vernon
Thank you for you most kind memories of our Mom and times spent at the cottage. She was a character all right!
Dearest Ally and family, I am so sorry for your loss and send my love, affection and hugs. A force has left this world! I have fond memories of your parents – your mom’s energetic discourses and your dad’s gentle, quiet way. Be well dear friend, all my love, Isa
Our sincere condolences to Ally and family on your loss. Clearly Miss Verna’s legacy in hospitality lives on In Spiritu.
May God pour out his blessings on you all in this time of sorrow. She is with the Lord now…
Peace be with you Ally & the Domanski family,
The Turner/Gonzalez (Musgraves) clan
Two memories come to mind, as I remember your Mom.
First, the many conversations around the kitchen table on Kirkwall, when your Mom never failed to join in with us…as recently as just before the sale of the house.
Secondly, your Mom making you call around after a ‘party at Al’s’ to find out who took the back seat from her VW.
I am smiling as I write this, remembering the special person who was your Mom ❤️
Much love to all of you at the sad time
Walter & family,
I was saddened to hear of Verna’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. As her Health Care assistant it was a pleasure to get to know her
Ron & Marie Budd
Walter, Allyson and family,
We are sorry to hear of Verna’s passing.
I have fond memories of Verna as we received out First Communion
Together and later sat around many bonfires in Garson.
May the good Lord help you through this difficult time.
Hugs, Ron & Marie
Dear Allyson and Family.
We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. We wish you much comfort, peace, and many happy memories of her to get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane, Tim and Sylvia
Dear Walter,Allyson, Mark and Family, We are most saddened on the passing of your dear mother and gran. My fondest memories of Verna was at the cottage in Otter Falls. She was always so welcoming and hospitality! She loved our children and was so excited when they would sing Ukrainian songs and entertain your parents.
Verna also made my favourite carrot cake with the best creamy icing. She was most happy when l visited them just on a whim and wanted to know the latest news on everyone. Rest In Peace Verna and we will see you on the other side
Wade Kotelo & Andrea Kines
Dear Walter, Allyson, Mark, and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Auntie Verna’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed. My favourite Verna memory is from when we were kids and everyone was in her kitchen visiting, while she threw together breakfast for ten or twelve like it was nothing. The last touch, the thing that I will never forget, was Verna buzzing up the OJ in the blender so it would be fresh and frothy for the kids. It may seem like a small touch, but darn it was good.
We send our love,
Wade Kotelo and Andrea Kines
Dear Mark and family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have very fond memories of time spent with the Domanski’s at Otter Falls. Your Mom’s wit and charm will always be remembered. Hoping the wonderful memories you have of your Mom will help you through this most difficult time.
Love Desiree and Gregg Derlago
Uncle Walter, Ally, and Mark,
I am deeply sorry for the loss of Aunt Verna. She was a truly larger than life person who had such a positive impact on all around her. Her famous hospitality, candor, and warmth will be long remembered. My favourite memories of her are in fact all of them over the decades visiting your home and at Otter Falls.
Dearest Mr Domanski, Ally, Mark and family,
Just found out from my dad (Guy Lemire) that your mom passed away. Your mom knew how to make people feel special and loved. Always positive and with a sense of humour. I fondly remember your parents visits to our home and our camping trips together. May your memories of her bring a smile to your face. May you experience God’s comfort and peace at this time.