Alice Kozakowski

December 1, 1927 – December 27, 2019


It is with great sorrow the family of Alice Kozakowski (nee Cottes) announces her peaceful passing on December 27, 2019 at the Park Manor Personal Care Home. She will always be remembered and loved in our hearts forever.


Alice leaves to mourn her passing, her children Vivian McPhail, Garry (Jo-Ann), Wayne, Cindy (McKeen), son-in law Tony Turman, daughter-in-law Carla, and 30 grand and great grandchildren. Also cherishing their memories, her siblings Helen Paradis, Myrna (Roger) Carriere, Anna (Ted) Sutton, brother-in-law Pete Zamonsky and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was predeceased by husband Allan, daughter Shirley Turman, Sons Milton, Vernon, Ernie and Kernie, son-in-law Tom McKeen, parents John and Nellie Cottes, infant brother Joseph, sister Louise and brother in-law Steve Dubeck, sister Rose Zamonsky, brother in law Bob Paradis.


Alice was born and raised on a farm in Oakburn, Manitoba. At an early age Alice was helping her mother with the farm chores and helping her mother with her siblings as her father was often looking for work, At the age of 17 she met and married her husband Allan and homesteaded south of Grandview. After fifteen years they moved to Grandview for six years and then on to Fort Rouge in Winnipeg. Alice worked numerous jobs before a lengthy period at the Fort Garry Bakery. When most of their children left home, they decided it was time to move closer to Allan’s work. Transcona was their new home, the family’s home. A place where the children would bring their children for the holidays, birthdays, or just weekend gatherings. She would work tirelessly and often into the wee hours of the morning to make everyone’s favourite food for us to take home. Always thinking of everyone else. Alice loved those times. She worked at Canadian Tire until she retired. A few years later she decided to move into a condo on Plessis as the house was just too much for her to look after. Alice quickly made friends and was involved with the Whittier Seniors Club volunteering. She enjoyed going to bingo and playing games at home with family and friends. If you went to visit you would have something to eat.


The family would like to thank all the staff at Park Manor Personal Care Home for their care and kindness throughout her stay with them.


In lieu of flowers, donations can me made to Park Manor Personal Care Home.


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As per her wishes, she will be cremated and buried with her husband Allan. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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