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Winnifred (Winnie) Skrenski

August 6, 1951March 20, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Winnie Skrenski announces her passing on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Atikokan General Hospital. Winnie was born on August 6, 1951 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba to George and Hilda Anderson. As a young girl the family moved to Atikokan, where she lived for the rest of her life. She worked for Bell Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources before joining Atikokan Hydro as a bookkeeper. Never one to say no to fun, Winnie spent her leisure time playing bingo and card games, and she also enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading and cooking. Winnie’s greatest love was her family. She was very devoted to her husband John, their children and grandchildren, and her extended family, and she spent her retired years happily planning and hosting many gatherings of her family and friends. Winnie leaves behind her husband John; son Kevin (Corina) and daughter Miya; son Darren (Carly) and their children Page, Nadiya and Milo; and son Ryan; siblings Eydie Fraser, Gail Kitzul (Keith Munro), Judy Buchan (Tom) and Marilyn McFarlane (Nick); in-laws Carol Lutz, Joyce Preston (Andy), Marie Skrynsky, and Jenet Johnson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents George and Hilda; siblings Alvin (Joan), Ron and Neil; godmother Gertrude Moore; in-laws Jean and Pete Skrenski; and brothers-in-law Dennis Kitzul, Bill Skrynsky and Dow Fraser. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be arranged at a later date. If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Thunder Bay Cancer Care Clinic, where Winnie received exceptional care and consideration. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.


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William Skrynsky

March 28, 2020

I was always made to feel welcome in Winnie's home. Even though I didn't see her and Johnny often when I did they made me feel as if I was there on a daily basis. I will always remember her cabbage rolls. Love from Will, Rosie and the east coast Skrynsky family.

Wilf Thorburn

March 27, 2020

Winnie and I worked together at Atikokan Hydro from 1990 until she retired. She was always positive and an extremely efficient worker. Winnie did not deal with problems, she only did solutions.

Our deepest sympathy to John and the family

Jo Anne Bates

March 26, 2020

I will always have good memories of Atikokan as I once told Winnie She was a big part of those memories . Winnie had the most beautiful eyes , her lashes were about half an inch long. She would often find stuff to laugh about & that was contagious .
I am so grateful that we’re able to reconnect so enjoyed our messaging & phone calls my condolences to Johnny & family & Winnie’s sisters & brothers . She will always be missed , she fought a hard battle, no longer in pain . Winnie you were so special.

Mary Cory

March 26, 2020

Winnie and I were friends since we were twelve years old. During that time I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. Who else could say that. I was so pleased that we were able to take a Thelma and Louise trip to Hinkley with Agnes and Joanne. We shopped, gambled and ate but most of all had lots of laughs. Winnie endured so much and was always positive. I will miss you dearly. Until we meet again. My condolences to the family who meant so much to her ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Margreat Anderson

March 26, 2020

My deepest sympathies Johnny & family
Winnie was such a special lady always had a smile and little giggle 🤭 She never had a bad word to say about any body. It was a pleasure to have been a friend. Hold your precious memories close. They will give you great comfort❤️🤭
Margreat Anderson