Pauline Stanko (nee Fedorchuk)
It is with great sadness that the family of Pauline Stanko announces her passing after a brief illness, on June 24, 2018, at 91 years of age.
She was born on July 1, 1926 to Paul and Mary Fedorchuk in Garland, Manitoba where she attended the Zalicia one-room school. After graduating as a teacher, she taught in a number of one-room schools throughout Manitoba. She married Walter Stanko and resided in Ashville, before moving to Dauphin. After the death of her husband Walter, Pauline returned to teaching while taking night classes and summer school at Brandon University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree in 1975. She completed her teaching career in Dauphin and settled for retirement in Winnipeg to remain close to her family.
Pauline was the loving mother of Dr Carmen Stanko (Dr Allan Neiman) and Dr Lorraine Stanko (Randy Winchar), grandmother of Dr Kelcey Winchar, David Neiman, and Morgan Winchar. Her greatest pride was the hard work and success of her children and grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her siblings Mike, Walter, Bill, Nellie, and Tony.
She will be remembered for her passion for education, reading, cooking, and gardening, all of which have been ardently adopted by her children and grandchildren. We will miss her pedeha, holopchi, and chicken soup, as well as her lengthy annual reading lists and book recommendations. She was a wealth of knowledge for cultivating a thriving garden, planting all of her beds full of flowers and vegetables, even in her final days. She was kind and generous, always putting the needs of others before her own. She was a true role model for hard work, independence, and sacrifice. We will always remember celebrating each of her birthdays with fireworks at Assiniboine Park; Canada Day will never be the same.
A private family gathering to celebrate Pauline’s life will be held at a later date.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Pauline Stanko nee Fedorchuk 2018.source