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Olly Sulipa

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December 5, 1931 - February 12, 2023

Olga “Olly” Amilda Sulipa, passed peacefully in Winnipeg with her family at her side, on February 12, 2023 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Walter (2007), Mom is lovingly remembered by her family, children: Doug (Cathy), Dianne (Ron), Dan (Barb), grandchildren: Jazzmyn (Sami) and Reggie, Brandon (Alicia), Alannah, and Graeme, great grandchildren: Connor and Kennedy, and her cherished nieces and nephews and their families.



Olly was Jacob and Mary Yaworski’s second youngest child and was predeceased by her siblings, sisters  Susie, Helen, and Valerie; and brothers Edward, Louis, Henry, Adolph, Edmund, Joseph and Anton.


Mom was born in Canora, Saskatchewan December 5, 1931 and was raised in Rama, Saskatchewan. 


In 1949 at age 18 mom moved to Winnipeg to attend secretarial school, a courageous and almost unheard of decision for a young woman at that time. But that was mom, strong and determined. She excelled at the school and got her first job at Addressograph Multigraph where she met the love of her life, her beloved Walter (“Wally”). Mom and Dad were married on July 16, 1955. Their family was all born and raised in Winnipeg. 


Mom later worked at Fort Garry Plumbing and Balcaen’s Plumbing and Heating. She was a hard worker and was well liked by her employers and coworkers and formed many friendships through work. After retiring from Balcaen’s mom worked for her son Doug’s business (Comic World) and later at the business’s booth at the Flea Market. 


Mom loved to travel and our family  took many vacations all over the USA and Canada each summer as well as regular weekend camping trips, and many long weekend trips to Grand Forks, ND. Mom  loved to visit relatives and have relatives visit with her and her family. Over the years there were countless visits to relatives in Winnipeg and other parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and other parts of Canada, and also many visits to Winnipeg from relatives. Mom and Dad’s house was always open for guests.  Mom and Dad loved to have fun and made everyone around them feel so welcomed and loved. All mom’s relatives loved visits to/from Olly and Wally and family. 


Mom was very outgoing, sociable and positive. As a result she made many friends and touched many people over the years through her work, family, and social life. She will be missed by many. 


Mom was the strongest, most determined, and positive person her family has ever known, and it seemed like she was invincible. Words like can’t were simply not in her vocabulary. She was an absolute solid rock and the world won’t be the same without her. But her memory and inspiration will live on in her family, and to all those who knew her, and will never be forgotten. She showed her love by offering her unwavering support and strength when you needed it. If you needed a hand she was there.


Mom loved people and loved interacting with people. Mom loved being active and on the go. She was active right up to her final days, still working a couple days a week and still getting out and seeing people, family and friends pretty much daily. She had amazing energy, more so than many people younger than her. She loved nothing more than interacting with people and we think that’s what gave her a lot of her energy and joy.


Wally and Olly will be together again, and their love for each other never ending. Mom thanks so much for being a wonderful mother and person, and for being a rock whenever we needed it. We are going to miss you lots, but you will always be with us, and parts of you will live on in us and with everyone you touched. Love always your beloved family. 


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