9 July, 1926 – 20 July, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Thelma Haddad on July 20, 2020.
Thelma was born on July 9, 1926 in Oakburn, MB to Alex and Helena Yanyk and spent most of her youth in Oakburn and Dauphin areas, moving to Brandon in 1945. She married Reg Skeoch in 1950, who passed away in 1958. Thelma worked at Eaton’s, The Civil Service Commission and the Department of Highways at which time she met and married Joseph Haddad in 1989.
She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Helena Yanyk; sisters Rose, Caroline, Vera, Lillian, Annette and Nell; brothers Sam, John and Michael; first husband Reg Skeoch and second husband Joseph Haddad.
She is survived by daughter Cindy Cruise of Winnipeg, daughter Cathy (Jurgen) Figura of Aldergrove, BC and their children Garrett, Maddie, Kimberly and Kelsey; along with numerous nieces and nephews and ex-son-in-law Alan Cruise who were all very special to her.
Thelma's love of being a jokester and making people laugh endeared her to everyone she met - there wasn't a day that went by that she wasn't making people laugh, even up to her last days. Her sharp wit and sense of humor will be sadly missed.
On Thelma’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
So lovely, so loving, so loved.
A private family graveside will be held.
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August 2, 2020
Dear Cindy, Cathy, Jurgen, Garrett, Maddie, Kimberly, and Kelsey,
We offer our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law. No words can ease your sorrow at this difficult time, but may you find comfort in all the beautiful memories and the faith in your heart.
With our thoughts, prayers, and love,
Margaret Waytowich and son James
July 26, 2020
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mom. I remember walking to you house on our lunch break in high school and making homemade french fries. Your mom would arrive home for her lunch only to find her house smelling of grease. You knew she wasn't pleased but she'd put a smile on her face and tolerate us. If she ever saw me out in public I'd hear the familiar, and loud call of "Popien"and I instantly knew it was your mom.You were so fortunate to have her in your life and may great memories help you through the days ahead.
Thinking of you...MaryAnn and Murray Pierce
Wendy & Paddy Parsons
July 25, 2020
Cindy and Cathy, we were saddened to hear of your mom's passing. What a beautiful and kind lady your mom was. I often remember the good times Thelma and I had working together. Our day was always brightened by her presence and a joke to share with us. You will have beautiful memories to share and hold close to your heart.
Wendy & Paddy Parsons
July 25, 2020
Cindy, Cathy and family: My deepest sympathy on the passing of Thelma. What a beautiful person she was; inside and out!
Her mischievous eyes and smiling face were her gifts.
Take care of each other through these sad times.
July 24, 2020
I was always welcomed by Thelma, with open arms when I would come over as Cindy and I were best friends then and still are now despite the distance between us. She was always so kind, treated me like her own kids, and took good care of Cindy's grandma when she lived with them. I remember Cindy and I getting home after curfew many times but we always had some lame excuse that she always accepted so we really thought we were pretty smart getting away with it but all along she was probably rolling her eyes when we turned our backs as she was wise and knew us so well!!
Praying all of Thelma's family are comforted by all the wonderful memories of her. XO