On May 7. 2022, Rose Wabick (nee Kuharski) passed away at the age of 105 in Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa, Manitoba.
Rose is survived by her children Donald (Elsie), Dave (Phyllis), Diane and son-in-law Charlie. She was Grandma to 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Welcoming her spirit are those that passed before her: Joseph Wabick (husband), Jeanette Smolinski (daughter), Christine Wabick (daughter-in-law), and Jim Graham (son-in-law), as well as her parents: Tom and Mary Kuharski and many brothers and sisters of the Kuharski Family.
Rose was born on September 4, 1916. She was one of 12 children born into a hard and happy life of a farm family near Polonia, Manitoba. Always open to adventure, as a young adult she worked in Winnipeg a family care worker.
She married Joe Wabick on November 25, 1936 and farmed in Manitoba’s Springhill District and Elk Ranch areas. Rose and her four children attended Iroquois School in the RM of Rosedale. After raising her children, they moved to the town of Neepawa, where Joe continued to farm and Rose worked at the high school. Later they retired and spent many winters in Arizona with family and friends.
She was an uncompromising woman who believed in the value of education and doing the right thing. As a mother and grandmother, she never shied away from trying to teach you the right thing, whether it was a tough talk backed up by a wooden spoon or tearful talks wrapped in strong arms. Her faith in us and God never wavered.
She made it clear that choosing to live life to the fullest is important, go places like their travels to the Holy Land, meet people, making new friends in Arizona, do things you haven’t tried before…and eat ice cream! Whether putting fish on a hook, cooking a delicious Polish meal or fending off competitors playing Aggravation, Rose played to win at life.
Her strong will and heart will be missed.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dominic’s Church in Neepawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:00 am followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Friends and family are invited to a lunch following the Interment at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Neepawa, Manitoba.
If family and friend so desire donations in Rose’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.