Obituary for Zinnia Chorney
Zinnia (Zenia) Nadia Chorney (née Turko)
On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, Zinnia Chorney passed away at 97 years with her daughters by her side. Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Lesia, Sonya (Steen), Daria and Mira (Garth); grandchildren, Bo (Jen), Nissa (Drew), Erik, Wade and Larissa; great grandchildren, Nicholas and Alexander; as well as her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Zinnia was predeceased by her parents, Dora and John Turko; brothers, Mike (Marie), Paul and Bill (Ruth); sister, Ann (Dmitro); husband, Phil; and cousin, Bill Lucoe who she considered to be a younger brother.
Born and proudly raised in Sapton, Manitoba on July 12, 1921, Zinnia was the youngest of five siblings. During the war years, she was employed as a seamstress in a sewing factory where she made uniforms for the servicemen. In 1947, she was a salesclerk at the Hudson’s Bay Company until she met up with Phil and married in 1950. Zinnia then became a housewife and raised her daughters until she took a part-time job at Eaton’s for the next 23 years.
In retirement, Lesia was Phil and Zinnia’s designated driver travelling east and west of Winnipeg and throughout the United States. Visiting Demark to see Sonya and Steen; then, numerous road trips to Los Angeles to see her niece, Amy.
After Phil’s death in 1994, Zinnia was forever grateful for her daughter, Lesia to take care of her for those 24 years. Between the numerous trips to the States and to the casino, Zinnia was moved by the way Lesia was devoted to her needs.
In her own words: “I was blessed with a full and happy life and my wants were very few. If I was in need of help and Lesia was not able, I could always rely on Sonya, Daria, Mira or their spouses to lend a hand. I always look forward to visits from my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Now, it’s my time to join Phil in everlasting peace.”
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Zinnia Chorney July 12 1921 –
January 8 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba