Obituaries

Evelina Maria Gamboz

March 17, 1929 - January 5, 2021

EVELINA MARIA GAMBOZ

March 17, 1929- January 5, 2021

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Evelina Maria Gamboz.

She leaves behind to mourn daughter Dina Dzbik, son-in-law Les, beloved granddaughter Katherine, nephew John (Lorna), grandnieces Julie (Marty) and Katie, and family in Italy, Croatia, and Argentina. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Arturo.

Evelina was born on March 17, 1929 in Buie d’Istria to Angela and Giovanni Gamboz. Sadly, her mother passed away when Evelina was five years old and her father when she was ten. She was lovingly raised by her grandmother, but she never forgot the pain of being orphaned at such a young age. Evelina and Arturo were friends from childhood. They married in 1951 and daughter Dina was born the following year. They immigrated to Winnipeg in 1959. Evelina was employed at then, Winnipeg General Hospital, now Health Sciences Centre, as a housekeeping aide, then for the last 22 years as an anaesthesia aide in the adult operating room until her retirement.

Evelina loved working in her big Italian garden, cooking, baking, sewing, and knitting. She always kept herself busy taking care of her small family. She and Arturo were Katherine’s caregivers from infancy because she did not want Katherine to go to daycare while we were at work. She cherished those years. She was a very friendly, outgoing person who made friends with everyone she met.

After Arturo passed Evelina’s health began to decline. She never wanted to move away from her house, dreading the thought of a care home. Thankfully, with the help of family and Home Care, she was able to remain in her home until the end.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church on January 20, 1921 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Sam Argenziano presiding. Live steaming will be available at https://youtu.be/oAzOudnhGgw

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