WANDA MAXINE HAMRLIK
December 4, 1961 - May 6, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wanda Maxine Hamrlik, on the evening of Thursday, May 6, 2021, with the love of her family surrounding her.
Wanda was born on December 4, 1961, to Louis and Reta LaRocque. She was raised in the Fisher Branch area and attended Fisher Branch Collegiate where she earned excellence awards in mathematics, graduating in 1978. She then moved to Arborg, MB, with her sister, Alice, in 1979 where she worked and shared an apartment for a few years. She made a final move to Winnipeg with the love of her life, Byron Hamrlik.
Byron and Wanda married in 1989 and were soon blessed with daughters, Brittany and Lauren. Mom was a devoted wife and mother, she was a woman of many passions including, reading, music, dancing and cooking family favourites such as homemade perogies and pizza. She also enjoyed camping at Beaver Creek Provincial Park with the family, and gardening and fun barbeques at their country home in Hodgson, MB. When time would allow, Mom and Dad a would take road trips to the United States.
The precious moments of Wanda’s love and devotion to her family will be cherished forever.
Left to cherish her memory are her partner and husband, Byron, of 44 years; daughters, Brittany (Chad), Lauren (Kelly); step-daughter, Angel, (Donald); granddaughter, Rayne; brothers, Dennis (Carol), Clifford (Natasha), Darcy (Darlene); sisters, Doreen (Allen), Alice (Don), Lorna (Vid); brother-in-law, Len, sister-in-law, Valerie, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and family friends.
Wanda was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Reta LaRocque; sister, Dawn LaRocque; sister-in-law, Tracey Vandersteen; great-nephew, Payton Daniels; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Agnes Hamrlik; brother-in-law Stewart Botwright; sister-in-law, Donna Hamrlik.
At this time, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will follow at a later date. In the meantime, the family kindly requests that all of Wanda’s friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos and memories using the comment section on this page.
Forever in Your Heart
Feel no guilt in laughter
She knows how much you care
Feel no sorrow in a smile
That she’s not here to share
You cannot grieve forever
She would not want you to
She’d hope that you would carry on
The way you always do
So talk about the good times
And the ways you showed you cared
The days you spend together
All the happiness you shared
Let memories surround you
A word someone might say
Will suddenly recapture
A time, an hour, a day
That brings her back a clearly
As though she was still there
And fills you up with feelings
That say she’s always near
For if you keep those moments
You will never be apart
And they will live forever
Safely locked within your heart
Memories, Stories and Condolences
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