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Frances Helen (Mushumanski) EllchukJanuary 16, 1943 ~ May 2, 2017 (age 74)
In Loving Memory of
Frances Helen Ellchuk
1943 – 2017
Frances was born in Russell, MB on January 16, 1943 to Tony and Helen (nee Hachkowski) Mushumanski, the only daughter of four children. Frances grew up on the family farm three miles North of Silverton with her three older brothers Lewis, Eddy and Jack. She attended Miniska School and often shared her memory of her and her brother Jack riding their pony June to school. She often spoke of childhood barn dances and how much she loved dancing. Frances also attended Yorkton Sacred Heart Academy until she was 17 years of age. Following this, she started working at the law firm W.W.W. Wilson as a legal secretary.
Frances was living in Winnipeg and met and married Ernie Ellchuk of Sandy Lake, MB. They had three girls together, Randene and twins Robin and Raylene. After 10 years, the marriage ended and Frances raised the girls on her own. They lived in Grand Coulee, SK and Regina, SK over the next 15 years. Frances worked at the Law Society Library and the Good Samaritan Parish while residing in Regina. Frances returned to Russell in 2000 to take care of her mother Helen for the remainder of her life. Frances then met and married Harry Boucher in 2006 and lived on the Boucher family farm near Binscarth, MB.
Frances loved the outdoors and living out at the farm. She had a strong passion for fishing, gardening and growing her flowers every year. She often went quadding with her husband Harry. Every spring, Frances would get excited about all the seeds she would be ordering for her flower gardens and all the new ideas that she for that season. During the summer days, Frances would spend long hours in her flower gardens, making sure they were well maintained and weeded. If you were looking for Frances and Harry on a sunny evening, you would find them down at the Assiniboine River, doing what they loved best- fishing. She also loved long country drives to go bird watching for blue herons, eagles, ducks and songbirds. Frances had a kind and loving heart and she was always giving to her family and friends. She always wanted the best for everyone. Frances also loved dancing, creating crafts, crocheting new afghans and going to craft sales with her friends.
Frances was predeceased by her son-in-law Brian Moshondz and her brother Lewis Mushumanski.
Frances will be lovingly missed by her husband Harry; daughters, Randene, Robin, and Raylene; brothers Eddy and Jack; granddaughter Desiree and great grandsons Noah and Matthew; step children, Carla (Robert), Veronica (Brent) and Curtis (Theresa); step grandchildren Luke, Lane, Talon, Chelsea, Steven and Tessa and great step grandson Liam.
A Graveside Service for Frances was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Russell Memorial Gardens with Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. The Casket Bearers, Curtis Boucher, Jason Mushumanski, Lane Boucher, Luke Boucher, Bradley Dreielich and Talon Murray carried Frances to her final resting place.
A Celebration of Life Service followed at 12:00 Noon at the Russell Elk’s Hall. Friends and family enjoyed a time of fellowship and sharing memories of Frances.
The Boucher & Ellchuk families would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that has helped in any way with the loss of our dear Frances.
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