Kenaschuk, Vivian Elaine

Vivian Elaine Kenaschuk

Vivian Elaine Kenaschuk (nee Johnston)

1929 - 2010 

KenaschukViv.jpgPeacefully, with her husband by her side, Vivian Elaine Kenaschuk of Morden, MB passed away on November 21, 2010 at the Morris General Hospital after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. 

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Edward, her daughters, Mila Mathis and Margo Stellingwerff (Louis) both of Calgary, AB, her son, Rhys Brunn (Judy) of Kamloops, BC and her step-sons, Brian and Kevin (Ingrid) Kenaschuk both of Winnipeg; her grandchildren, Kara Wickstrom Street (Scott) of Winnipeg, Rhys Tosczak of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Melissa Brunn of Kamloops, Landon Stellingwerff of Calgary and Kyle Kenashuk of Winnipeg, and her two great-children, Zack and Rowyn Street of Winnipeg. Also mourning her passing are her sister, Marion (Eugene) Milne of Mississauga, ON and her brothers, Allan (Edith) Johnston of Morden and Bob (Ruth) Johnston of Darlingford as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Elva Johnston and her brothers, Neil and Orville (Helen) Johnston. 

Vivian was born on a farm near Mowbray, MB and grew up on her parents’ farm near Windygates, MB. She attended primary school at the Point Douglas rural school and secondary school in Morden. After graduation Vivian pursued her passion for helping people and became a teacher after attending Normal school in Winnipeg. For the next 35 years she touched the lives of many students teaching in schools in Killarney, Altamont, Roland and finally Morden, MB. Because she loved working with young children, she chose to teach grade one for most of her career. In addition to teaching, Vivian was very involved with community services in her early life such as the Kinettes, the United Church, the Morden Curling Club and the Minnewasta Golf Club. After retirement, Vivian devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and to her hobbies of decorating, gardening, playing bridge, golfing and curling. 

A celebration of life for relatives and close friends was held on Friday November 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden. Interment followed at Chapel Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made in Vivian’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society. The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff at the Boundary Trails Health Centre and the Morris General Hospital for their compassionate care of Vivian. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.