August 16, 1944 - July 29, 2018
With much sorrow we announce that on July 29, 2018 at the age of 73, Linda Rushnik (nee Zaharia) passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Linda was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 16, 1944.
Linda is predeceased by her husband Gary on November 20, 1990, her parents Bill and Elsie, and brother Wayne.
Mourning her loss are her daughter Lisa (Kevin), sons Gary, Darryl (Julie) and Brent; grandchildren, Krystal (Kevin), Rheanna (Brent) and Rylan (Kirsten); great grandchildren Ethan, Zack and Carter; brother Brian (Linda), sisters-in-law Mary and Kathy (Denis), brothers in-law Tony and Peter; as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends and extended family.
A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, Linda enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays. Some of her specialties were perogies, cabbage rolls, and “nothings” (Khrustykys). Linda loved to crochet afghans and dish cloths for everyone while watching the Jets and Blue Bombers play.
Her favorite pastime was going to BINGO where she had her own private seat reserved. Linda’s love for her pets was endless.
After many years of being a homemaker and raising her children, in 1991 Linda joined the workforce after her husband’s passing. She was employed at the Winnipeg Sun for 15 years. Linda’s family are very proud of her achievements.
We all love you Mom, Grandma, Bubbi and Linda. You are missed so much already.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to the Manitoba Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
As per Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date.
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