Eleanor Kushnier, born August 15, 1933 passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2019. She attended school at Port Arthur Technical (Hillcrest) then began her career at the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union that spanned 40 years, most of those as office manager. As a youngster, she, her brother, and sisters were involved with Ukrainian dancing, which evolved into being a big help to her sister Anna Pozihun’s School of Dance, spending many evenings and weekends there… especially at times of performances and Music Festivals. This tradition carried on to her daughter’s teaching endeavors.
She was married to the love of her life, Stan, on October 4, 1952. Their relationship is a shining example to all of us about love and commitment. Their home and children were of utmost importance. Summers were spent enjoying camping and fishing, road trips, blueberry picking and their yard. Involvement with her children as well as Randy’s children’s events were evident through attendance at most football and hockey games, dance and band recitals. She was proud of their achievements, scholastic and otherwise and was their biggest fan. In later years, short road trips “just south of the border” were of great enjoyment.
Eleanor is survived by husband Stan, sons Randy (Evelyn), Wayne, daughter Sheryl (Cory); grandchildren Dave (Dan), Lisa, Rachel and Lauren; brother Dan (Marge) Pozihun; in-laws Lynda (Cos) Costa, Rosemarie (Ivan) Rabideau, Janet Kushnier, Frank (Rita) Kushnier. She was predeceased by parents Margaret and Peter Pozihun, in-laws Fanny and Peter Kushnier, infant daughter Sharon, sisters Anna (Maurice) Nazarec, Nellie Crowe, brother in law Ted Kushnier.
Private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice is appreciated.
Eleanor Kushnier will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Canadian Diabetes Association
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