Alvena “Winnie” Rodowitz of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 at the age of 91.
Winnie was born on June 30, 1928 in Young, Saskatchewan to Jacob and Carolina Stephan. She attended school in Young, Saskatchewan. Winnie moved to Lethbridge where she met her loving husband Erwin, together they raised their two children. Her greatest joy was her grandson Chad.
Winnie loved her sweets; she baked the best desserts and was an amazing cook. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family. Her delicious meals were always served at those gatherings.
Winnie worked at the Paramount Coffee Shop in Lethbridge, Bake Shop in Cranbrook and along with her husband managed apartments in Fort McMurray, Cranbrook and Lethbridge.
Winnie is survived by her daughter Linda (Kevin) Harrison; step grandsons Keith (Elize) Harrison; step great granddaughter Victoria Harrison, Ryan Harrison and her son Dennis Rodowitz; grandchild Chad Rodowitz (Andrea Taylor) and great granddaughter Dani Rodowitz; sister and brother in-law Dorothy and Gerald Anderson; sister-in-law; Erma Malkus and Elsie Stephan; special niece Maureen Gaetz-Faubert; special friends Hallie Miller; Rita Ward; Ruth Bridgewater and Linda Gibson as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Winnie was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Carolina Stephan; her loving husband Erwin Rodowitz; sisters Flora Meyer, Frieda Coffey, Lucy Dieno, Dena Vaykovich, Edna Moore, Hilda Penno, Helen Gaetz; brothers Jakey Stephan and Art Stephan; brother-in-law’s Ed Meyer, Larry Moore, Jake Dieno, Les Vaykovich, Herb Penno.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A private family Graveside Service will be held prior in Archmount Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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