Katie Kraynyk (nee Tansko)

  • Katie Kraynyk (nee Tansko)
  • Date of Passing: October 4, 2019
  • Born: May 10, 1933


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Katie Kraynyk on Friday, October 4, 2019. She passed away peacefully at the Vita Personal Care Home, with her family at her bedside.

She is survived by three daughters: Shirley (Stanley) Strylytski, Rose (Jake) Wiens, Theresa (Wesley) Andrusiak; three grandchildren: Wesley (Carrie Lynn) Strylytski, Crystal (Chris) Miller, and Ashley (Edward) Langille; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Katie was predeceased by her husband William Kraynyk in 1995, her daughter Mary Johnson in 1985, her son-in-law Edward Wiens in 2015, and two brothers Mike and Willy.

Katie and William got married on September 12, 1959. Katie, her husband and the family farmed in Gardenton, MB., for 19 years. In 1979, William became ill and they moved to Vita. Katie became ill in 2012 and moved to Vita Personal Care Home.

Katie enjoyed playing cards, bingo, gardening, painting Easter eggs, crocheting, cooking, and also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

We wish to thank the doctors and all the staff at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre emergency unit, Vita Personal Care Home, Dr. Abood and all the staff who cared for mom.

The funeral for Katie will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. with interment to follow at Saint Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox church cemetery. Viewing will be at the chapel a half hour prior to the service.

Donations in memory of Katie maybe made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Funeral Details

Funeral Service

  • Birchwood Funeral Chapel
  • 162 Highway 52 W, Steinbach
  • Directions: (Google Map)
  • October 8, 2019 - 1:00 pm


  • St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
  • 33004 Road 20 North, Pansy
  • Directions: (Google Map)