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Lucy Ann Cobb

September 25, 1948January 5, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lucy Cobb announce her passing on January 5, 2021 with her whole family (in person and virtually) by her side after a long, inspirational battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lung cancer and brain cancer. Lucy was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Pauline Shwaykowski; and her in-laws, Earl and Ivy Cobb. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of almost 52 years, Brian; daughter Tamara (Darryl); and grandson Nathan Pisio; her son Tyler Cobb (Julienne Morissette); and her sister Sylvia (Clinton) Nash. Lucy is also survived by her sister-in-law Bonnie (Art) Hart; nephews Bryce Hart (Meagan Urquhart) and Jared Hart; brother-in-law Grant (Alicia) Cobb; nieces Madison and Chloe Cobb, Deb Beyko (Grant Crosbie), Pam (Ron) Martin, Stephanie (Brad) Kehler, and Sherry (Jason) Frost and all their children; and her brother Ernie (Bernice) Shwaykowski; and numerous cousins and many, many friends. Lucy Shwaykowski was born on September 25th, 1948 in Dauphin, MB and was raised on a farm near Shortdale, MB. She attended Winona Elementary and Grandview High schools. She tried her hand at teaching after high school as a temporary teacher in a one room school (Grade 1 – 9). She started work at the Royal Bank in Roblin, MB (November, 1965) and was later transferred to the MacGregor & College branch in Winnipeg, MB. While in Winnipeg, she met the love of her life, Brian Cobb (also employed by the Royal Bank) and after a whirlwind courtship (and permission from the bank), they were married on May 10, 1969 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Roblin. For the next 16 years, Lucy and Brian were transferred by the bank to eight places in three different provinces. During that time, they were blessed with two children, Tamara (1970 in Winnipeg) and Tyler (1972 in Nelson, BC) who became their focus with each move making sure they were both settled and happy in each new community. In 1985, they moved to Regina, SK, where she resided until her passing. It was while residing in Carlyle, SK (1981-85) that Lucy took up painting after meeting Michael Lonechild and attending one of his classes. In addition to her passion for painting, Lucy also started her business, Cottage Studio, which included many different things like candles, gift baskets, hand-painted jewelry, flax packs, etc. She became an accomplished artist with many shows with the Aurora Art Guild and the Brushworks Art Guild over the years, taking every art class she could and teaching many herself. Her talent was endless and her family is incredibly proud of the legacy of her art. Indeed, so many have been able to share in Lucy’s artistic talents, with paintings proudly displayed in their own homes. Lucy retired from the Royal Bank in 2005 and she and Brian spent several winters in Victoria, BC and Indio, CA, which fueled her love of shopping and boy, could she shop! She also loved to watch her grandson, Nathan, in all of his sports but especially travelling all over to see him play baseball. In 2013, Lucy, Tamara and Sylvia fulfilled one of Lucy’s “bucket-list” items with a 2-week tour of France where they visited all the great art galleries and wineries. In 2006, Lucy was diagnosed with CLL and in 2017, lung and brain cancer. Despite the advanced stage of her cancer and an initial prognosis of only a few months, she fought hard and was able to create many more memories with her family for the next 3 ½ years. In 2019, her whole family celebrated Lucy’s and Brian’s 50th anniversary in Puerto Pinasco, Mexico for 2 weeks, which was another milestone she didn’t think she would make. This fall, when her cancer was getting more aggressive, she fought hard to be at home to celebrate another Christmas (even though virtually) with her whole family. The family would like to thank Dr. Mirjana Zarkovic and Dr. Nelson Leong for being Lucy’s amazing oncologists throughout her battle. As well, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the very compassionate Palliative Care team and especially nurses Scott and Patraicia, Musical Therapist Melinda and OT Pamela and coordinator, Kendra as well as the nurses in 3B and finally in 3A. Without each of them, we wouldn’t have been able to give Lucy the quality of life and memories she wanted the last few years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lucy’s name may be made to the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (Regina) for the benefit of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 200-4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, SK, S4W 0G3 or a charity of your choice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Memorial Service will be held for family at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East in Regina, SK, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to tune in to a livestream of the service, may do so at www.victoriaavenuefuneral.com on the day of the Memorial.

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Linda Mymko

January 21, 2021

Brian, Tamara, Tyler and families, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of such a beautiful soul. Through Kinsmen/Kinettes, we met in our first year of marriage, in Roblin, in 1973. We shared great friendship there, and the memories are tucked away, although it was so many years ago. After we moved from Roblin, our paths went in different directions, but always, we remained in touch through our annual Christmas letters, allowing us to share in each other's lives. I am humbled and so inspired at Lucy’s courage and acceptance of her illness, and above all else, the way she chose to live her life, in dignity and gratefulness. Lucy was always an optimist, full of love and sunshine. She treasured all of you, and I know her absence will be profound. Sending love, Linda & Miles

Marilyn & Harvey Simpson

January 19, 2021

Condolences to Brian and family on the loss of Lucy. We have many memories of good times, long ago.

Mark Jelley

January 19, 2021

Dear Brian, Tamara, Tyler and Family,

We will never forget the way that Lucy (and Brian!) so quickly embraced our family when Zach went to school at Notre Dame. She had a way to make everyone feel comfortable. Zach enjoyed seeing her art and appreciated the open invitation to stay or visit (and get fed!) when he wanted to. It wasn`t hard to see her many talents. It was great for our family to see her after Zach graduated four years later. She loved her family...and she will be missed. A life well lived.

Mark, Kimberley, Ben, Zach, Jonah and Carys

Ruth Riddell

January 19, 2021

Sending my condolences and love to Brian, Tamara, Tyler and families on the loss of Lucy. Lucy was an inspiration to all who knew her and especially to her Curves group of ladies and others who have joined our group. It was a blessing to know and love Lucy and your family. She always had a smile no matter how her day was. Our times spent with Lucy will stay in our hearts forever. We all have so many cherished memories to keep her in our hearts and prayers always.

Sophie Maroudis

January 19, 2021

Brian, Tamara, Tyler and family

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious partner and momma...Lucy 😢

I feel so blessed to have met and worked with such a talented, beautiful woman and friend who will always remain in our hearts forever.

Praying for you all during this difficult time 💚

Sophie

Kent Parlee

January 19, 2021

Brian, Tamara, Tyler and families, please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Lucy was an inspiration to both Cheryl and I and we so admired and respected her passion for life, her energy, faith and honesty as she battled cancer. Her way of sharing her wisdom and insight has had a profound impact on me and I carry many of her words with me daily.

You each hold a special place in our hearts and we will uphold each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kent and Cheryl Parlee

Marilyn Pavier

January 13, 2021

Tamara & Family
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. I know how much she meant to you. Although we did not know your mom, we wanted to reach out to you to let you know we are thinking about you as you go through this time.
Marilyn and Kevin Pavier

Brenda Mucha

January 13, 2021

Dear Brian .... Tamara, Darryl, Nathan .... Tyler & Julienne --

It has been the pleasure of my life to know this family. While I worked with Brian at RBC, it was easy to become friends with Lucy. She was truly a gem of a person and incredibly talented. What a blessing for Brian to have met a life partner with such devotion. Lucy was dedicated to her children ... their spouses ... and of course, Nathan. Family were not the only recipient of her kindness -- friends, co-workers and neighbors would experience her generous spirit.

Big hugs to all as you navigate the days, weeks, and months ahead. Know that such a treasured soul will be sending you messages from heaven.

Brenda & Rod Mucha

Michael Cassano

January 12, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to Brian, Tamara, Tyler and the entire family. Lucy always had a smile on her face and always shared that lovely smile with everyone, whenever she ran into you. A lovely, warm and caring person to so many on Edenwold crescent and everywhere else as well. She will be missed by all who knew her. May the many fond memories you have keep her close always.

Donna Andrews

January 12, 2021

Dear Brian and family,

so very sorry about Lucy's passing; Lucy was so talented in so many things, and always delightful and upbeat in spite of these past few years of battling cancer. We know that it is a combined struggle for her family as well and we pray her memories will help you heal as you journey forward. Donna and Gary Andrews

FROM THE FAMILY