Obituary of Valerie Cywinski
Passed away peacefully on March 8, 2023 at the age of 96. Loving wife to the late Arkadjusz (2007). Valerie is survived by her children Bruno Cywinski (Carol Davis) and Sylvia Kenyon (Wayne Yates). She will be lovingly remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Emily Kristapsons.
Valerie was born in Riga, Latvia on December 27, 1926. When she was a teenager, she and her sister escaped Latvia during the German occupation in WWII, finding safety wherever they could in Europe. At the end of the war they settled in England, and it was here that Valerie began her training as a Nursing Assistant. Shortly after, she met Arkady when he was released from a POW camp. Together, they immigrated to Canada in 1952, where Valerie would begin her career here as a Nurse Aide, working for 28 years until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed spending her summers basking in the sun, and in her spare time could often be found sewing, quilting and gardening.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff at Woodlands of Sunset, especially in the Maples wing, for their patience, compassion and extraordinary care. Thank you for always going above and beyond and making sure Val was comfortable in her final days.
In keeping with Valerie's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held when Valerie is interred at her final place of rest. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Woodlands of Sunset. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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