Winter Holiday 05

Julia Dorothy Kuzenko

September 26, 1928 ~ December 8, 2021 (age 93)


It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful death of our mother, mother-in-law, baba, and grand-baba on December 8 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Julia Dorothy Hyra was born September 26, 1928 in the R.M. of Rossburn, the second child of William and Jessie (Naherniak). She met her husband Harry Kuzenko while he was on furlough from the army and they married in 1946. They farmed for nearly 30 years south of Angusville then moved to Russell where she worked at the Russell Inn for many years.

Mom was always on the go, working hard on the farm, in the fields, milking cows, while keeping a spotless house and cooking endless tasty treats and thousands of perogies and holubtsi. She grew a large garden, the bounty of which she shared with her children. She decorated elaborate wedding cakes. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, and made cozy wool quilts. No one who ever visited left on an empty stomach, her first concern for guests being “Have you eaten?” She was very proud of her beautiful yard which brought her many deserved compliments.

Julia was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her baby son Ernie, her brothers Jerry, Peter, Leonard, Eugene and Alexander and her husband’s parents, siblings and their spouses: William (Mary), Anna (Fred), Dora, Frederick (Ella), Peter (Nellie), Mary (Mike), Steve (Lena).

To cherish her memory, she leaves her children Dennis (Michelle Larose), Dianne, Debbie (Patrick Tanner); her grandchildren Natasha Kuzenko (Mark Dunnett), Nina Kuzenko (Brent Van Den Bussche), Jared Kimacovich, Kyle Kimacovich (Kelsey Krahn), Tyler Tanner (Megan Peters), Jenessa Tanner (Tim Noreiks); and her great-grandchildren Max, Ben and Brooklyn. She also leaves her sister-in-law Merle Hyra, numerous nephews, nieces, several cousins, and friends.

The family is grateful to the staff of Souris Personal Care Home for the compassionate care they provided our beloved mom.  She will be greatly missed.

To send flowers to Julia's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
332 Augusta Street East
Russell, MB R0J 1W0


Russell Memorial Gardens
Russell, MB R0J 1W0

Please note
Physical distancing guidelines will be followed. The service will be available via livestream by visiting this website.


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