Cecilia Victoria (Wassill) Wozniak, Oct. 16, 1922 – April 26, 2019.
Our loving and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away at 96 years of age.
Cecilia Victoria Wozniak, the daughter of John and Victoria Wassill, is survived by children, Sharon (Ron), Lorne (Debbie), Maureen, Dale (Sandy) and Glen (Yvonne); grandchildren, Curtis (Kat), Cara (Rob), Cally (Patrick), Jennifer (Chris), Dillon (Chelsey), Jarett (Shaelynn), Logan, Ashton, Reiann (Tony), Beth (Reid), Blaise and Rashell; great-grandchildren, Ryker, Talon, Cruz, Emmy, Josie; and a new great-grandchild to arrive in the next few days; as well as her siblings, Dan (Vera), Dorothy (Joe) and Clarence.
She was predeceased by husband of 51 years, Ed; grandson Scott; brothers, Albert, Elmer, Robert; and sister, Frances, in infancy.
She was born on the family farm in the Otthon district. Taught school in the Ituna, Fenwood and Success areas until the love bug bit her and she married Ed in 1949. Cecilia loved sports (softball, curling, track and field events) in her younger years and that passion carried on to cheering for the Roughriders, Blue Jays and various curling teams right to her very end. She was a faithful Melville Millionaire’s season ticket holder, seldom missing a game.
In her prime, Cecilia and Ed, hosted many lively house parties, sing-songs with the piano “rocking.” Later, this same group of friends formed a “Supper Club” meeting once a month. She loved their summer cottage at Moose Bay, a second home for her family, numerous friends and a social hub made for many lively gatherings. The opportunity to attend their first out-of-country convention sparked the start of many world-wide cruises and land tours. She inspired all with her memorable family meals, enjoyment of good wine and Absolut which have all become family traditions.
Cecilia co-managed Economy Plumbing and Heating as a bookkeeper, known in today’s world as Ed’s executive assistant. She was a very active member in organizations: CWL, Hospital Auxiliary, and K-ettes, holding multiple executive positions, concluding at the Legion and Queen Street Manor Tenants Assoc. as treasurer where she retired her vintage adding machine in her early 90s.
She lived her faith in her warm, gentle and caring manner, praying for all the family and saying the rosary, right to her final day.
She was a treasure that will be missed. We were blessed. Love you Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma.
Your work is done.
Rest In Peace.
Arrangements were by Bailey’s Funeral Home, Melville.