Obituaries

Elsie Moski

February 13, 1926 - December 28, 2018

Elsie  Moski

ELSIE MARY MOSKI

(nee PROCOPCHUK)

February 13, 1926 – December 28, 2018

 

With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, the family announces the peaceful passing of Mrs. Elsie Mary Moski, aged 92 years, on Friday, December 28, 2018, at Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg, in the presence of family.

Beloved as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Elsie was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Julia Procopchuk; brother, Frederick; infant son, Michael; husband, Frank; daughter, Brenda; daughter-in-law, Linda; and most recently, son Joseph. To cherish her influence Elsie leaves her children, John and Donna; grandchildren, Cole, Michael, Zoe, and Phoebe, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elsie was born on February 13, 1926 and attended Isaac Newton School. She then worked at Penner Auto in Winnipeg as a bookkeeper in charge of accounts payable and receivable. Following her marriage to Frank, Elsie became a devoted wife and a dedicated mother who ran a tight ship both within her household and outside too, as indicated by the family’s immaculately-kept lawns and environs. Elsie made sure that everyone who assisted her demonstrated efficacy at every turn, so much so that she earned the nickname, “Mission Control” from her children. Other family members often referred to her as “Dr. Elsie,” and often consulted her to assess any physical malady of theirs which may have provoked concern. Notably, as a grandmother for the first time and when the opportunity surfaced, Elsie gave unreservedly of her time and effort to care for her first grandchild, Cole, and enjoyed frequent visits from her other grandchildren.

Through the years Elsie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, caring for her many dogs, reading, and cooking. Her preparation of delectable table fare was renowned, and her family especially loved her traditional Ukrainian cuisine. Recently, she became a keen observer of the American political scene on CNN, and she developed an increased interest in watching local sports teams like the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and of course, the Winnipeg Jets, especially when the Jets played the Washington Capitals because Alex Ovechkin, a favourite of hers, was bound to be in the lineup.

In later years, Elsie became the sole caregiver for her husband Frank (her “Finky”), and when her own health concerns became an ongoing issue, her inner strength and fortitude coupled with assistance from her children Joe, John, and Donna, allowed her to remain active and comfortable in her own home as she and her children preferred.

At Elsie’s request, a private service celebrating her life will be held at a later date.

The family thanks Dr. D.M. Miller as well as the emergency staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for their compassionate care of Elsie.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elsie’s memory to the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Winnipeg Humane Society, or to your charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com

 

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