Sonya Karashowsky

Sonya Karashowsky (Tuer)

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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KARASHOWSKY: With deep sadness we announce the passing of Sonya Pauline Karashowsky (nee Tuer) on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Sonya was born in Brandon on November 8, 1933. She attended David Livingston School and St. Michael’s Academy. She worked at Brandon Packers and Perth’s Dry Cleaning then moved to Savannah, Georgia to help brother Bill and Anna with their children. In the early 1960s, Sonya spent a couple of years in Bermuda with girlfriends working at the Princess Hotel. Life was fun! She even ended up on the album cover of the hotel’s band’s record. On a visit home she met a handsome young man selling apples on Rosser Avenue. She had a date with him that night and after a brief courtship, Sonya and Bill were married in 1962. The next years were spent lovingly raising her boys and looking after her parents. Sonya was an active member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian National Home and spent many years working at Obermaiers. She was a hard worker, but most of all she enjoyed being with people. Sonya loved having coffee with her friends, trips to the casino, visiting family at the coast, her grand dog Dixie, spending time at Clear Lake, and a good drink of scotch. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Dan (Susan) and Paul (Nelia), brothers Bill and Russell, sister Tillie and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Michael and Sarah Tuer, brother Walter and sisters Betty and Virginia. Everyone that met Sonya loved her immediately. Her warmth, kindness, class and elegance will be remembered by all. A private graveside service was held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Brandon Cemetery. The Very Rev. Michael Skrumeda officiated. Donations in memory of Sonya may be made to the BRHC Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.
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Judi Thiessen

Posted at 07:19pm
So sorry to hear about Sonya!! She was such a special lady. Loved having her around the Sun Life office in Brandon. Condolences to all!
Judi Thiessen

Wendy Cruikshank

Posted at 12:05pm
So saddened to hear of Sonyas passing. I will always remember Sonya for her kindness, generosity and quick wit. I always thought she was so glamorous with her fashion style, but it was her inner beauty that shone through. When I was little Bill and Sonya were like the prince and princess to me! I still have their wedding picture!🙂 Sonya and Bill were good friends of our family ( Don, Barb,Garry, and Wendy Germscheid) since the early 60’s. Mom ( Barb) will miss Sonya, but we are thankful that we have so many good memories of times spent together.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,
Wendy Cruikshank ( nee Germscheid) Barbara and Garry

Gina Pappas

Posted at 05:24pm
Sad to hear of Sonyas passing.. She was a great lady . Always loved to run into her. Sincerely Gina Pappas& family

Dale peake

Posted at 08:31am
Our sincerest condolences Dan and Sue! What treasured memories your Mom instilled in everyone she met throughout her life. She took the most of every day To make sure everyone (including herself) enjoyed that day and many more to follow! She was a true sweetheart! Our thoughts are with you at this time as you celebrate a life well lived! Sincerely Dale and Edna PEAKE.

Caroline Strachan

Posted at 11:12pm
Murray and I were saddened to hear of Sonya’s passing. Loved her vibrant personality and her love for life! I always told her “ when I grow up I want to be just like you!!”

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