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Rosanne Maluk

May 26, 1948 ~ December 12, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

Rosanne Ellen Maluk arrived on this earth on May 26, 1948. First-born child to Helen and Eugene, she was named after her Babas Maluk and Rystephanuk. She lived in a house by Sandy Lake until she was six, and then moved into the current Maluk home on First Street West.

Rosanne attended Sandy Lake Elementary School right across the street from home and completed her high school across town in 1966. She then moved on to the University of Manitoba, and in 1969, she graduated with a degree in Home Economics, majoring in Dietetics and Nutrition.

After completing her Dietetics internship at Winnipeg General Hospital, she accepted the position as Therapeutic Dietician at St. Paul’s Hospital (Grey Nuns) in Saskatoon, Sask. She worked her way up over the next 15 years, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of Dietary Services.

She spent the next chapter of her life working as a Consulting Dietician for several doctors, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Royal University Hospital, the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, the Calder Center, and the BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders.

During her time in Saskatoon, Rosanne lived in an apartment and then purchased a home where she met her neighbor and lifelong friend, Vera Sidoryk. She was an active member of the Holy Resurrection Church and the Credit Union Bank in Saskatoon.

Roseanne’s whole life was dedicated to helping those in need. She continued to be an active advocate for St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg and was a board member up until her passing.

When our mother could no longer reside in her home, and moved to the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home, Rosanne adjusted her life and schedule to come back to be her mother’s guardian angel. Almost every day, she would bring mail and treats for Mum as well as pictures, plants, and reading material. When weather permitted, she would take Mum out for a ride in her wheelchair. Her love and devotion will never be forgotten by our family.

Rosanne loved listening to all types of music and had a wonderful alto singing voice. She sang in choirs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, was a backup vocalist, and sang with a popular music group in Saskatoon.

She enjoyed playing with plants and adopted the ladybug as her mascot because it was small, tough, and ate aphids. Through birthdays and holidays, she accumulated a healthy collection.

Unfortunately, while helping so many others, our dear sister forgot the importance of taking care of herself. Over the past three years, Rosanne fought a courageous battle with cancer, spending the last year settled comfortably in her room at the Minnedosa Hospital.

Rosanne kept a positive attitude due to her strong character and her faith. She still kept in touch with family and friends. Due to the pandemic, visits were restricted, but sister Debra became an angel to her sister, for which we, the family, are very grateful.

Rosanne was predeceased by our baby brother in 1950, our father Eugene in 1995, and our mother Helen in 2019. She leaves to mourn her sister Debra, her brothers Tim (Dorothy) and Wes (Terry), along with nephews Stanley (Marcia), Louis, Thomas and his friend Unica, and many cousins and friends who loved her dearly.

Memories eternal.

Due to public health guidelines, a family funeral service was held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sandy Lake with Fr. Evan Maximiuk and Fr. Gregory Scratch officiating.  Interment followed in the Sandy Lake Municipal Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Bev Lauder, Louis Maluk, Stan Maluk, Tom Maluk, Ron Mendro and Jenna Rystephanuk.  Crossbearer was Marianne Lozinski, David Rystephanuk served as elder, and Joseph Ewashko was the bellringer.  Condolences may be shared with the family at www.raesfs.ca  A recording of the funeral may be viewed at www.raesfs.ca  Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson were in care of arrangements.   

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Services

Funeral Service.
Saturday
December 18, 2021

St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Sandy Lake
Manitoba, MB R0J 1X0

Interment

Sandy Lake Municipal Cemetery
Sandy Lake
Sandy Lake, MB R0J 1X0

Donations

Sandy Lake Communities in Bloom
Sandy Lake MB R0J 1X0

St. Andrew's College
29 Dysart Road, Winnipeg MB R3T 2M7

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