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Evelyn Bernice Sweeting

January 25, 1945 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 74)



On August 9, 2019 Evelyn lost her fight with the Lung Disorder C.O.P.D.

Evelyn was born on January 25, 1945 to Frank and Laura Nagorski on their farm near Polonia MB.  She was the fifth child of eleven. She attended the Empire School until the age of 15 and then went to work cleaning houses for others. At the age of 17 she married Len Sweeting and soon after divorced. She then got a job along with sisters Eileen, Margaret and mother Laura at the Old Hospital Sanitarium, working as a nurses aide. She then met Merv Wasylenko and moved to Brandon MB, where their son Curtis was born on May 11, 1967. They moved to Sandy Lake, and then her and Curtis moved back to Minnedosa, where she got a job at Stan’s Cleaners.

In 1975 she met the Love Of Her Life Alex Swiscoski.

After a few years she got a job with the Rolling River School Division as a Custodian at Tanners Crossing School, along with her sister Hazel and their Mother Laura.  Her and Curtis moved to the farm of Alex, just a ¼ mile from where she was born, and they lived there for many years, enjoying her garden and spending many weekends with family and friends. She always said: “Family is the most important thing, no matter what happens always forgive because they are the only thing that means anything in this world.”

She was predeceased by her parents Frank (1970), Laura (1988), the love of her life Alex (2011) and her son Curtis (1990) whom she missed everyday of her life, 2 sisters Margaret Calen (2006) and Eileen Fiarchuk (2016)and 3 brothers Mervin(2003), Bert  (2011), Clarence  (2013), 1 sister In Law Shirley Pasowisty (2016), 3 brother In laws Milt Schmus (1988), Lawrence Calen (2000) and sister Hazel’s life partner Dave Johnson (2017), 2 nephews Cyril (2014) and Edgar (2014) and 1 niece Wendy (2017).

She leaves to mourn sister Hazel of Minnedosa, and brothers Leonard of Minnedosa, Wilfred of Minnedosa, Jim of Neepawa, and Ron of Minnedosa, along with many friends, family, nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at a later date, with her family around her to say goodbye. White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


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Private Services

Minnedosa Cemetery
141 2 Avenue Southeast
Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0


Lung Association of Manitoba
RM 204 825 Sherbrooke St, Winnipeg MB R3A 1M5
Tel: 1-204-774-5501
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