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Pauline Sirman

Pauline Sirman age 87 of Rainy River, Ontario and formerly of VIta, Manitoba was called home by the Lord suddenly on Sunday, November 17, 2002 at the Rainy River Health Centre in Rainy River, Ontario. She was born on March 26, 1915 in Vita, Manitoba.
Pauline had worked at the Rainy River Red Cross Hospital for 18 years. She was a good cook and her home was always open for family and friends to visit. She was a very generous person who would go out of her way to help someone in need. She loved her garden and flowers were very important to her as she loved nature and the outdoors. She was a founding member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church as she and her husband Peter donated the property for the church to be built on. She was also a member of the Friendship Centre in Rainy River.
Pauline is survived by her daughter Eva of Rainy River, and two sons, Matthew of Winnipeg and Paul and wife Teresa of Kenora. Also surviving are her two beloved grandchildren, Paul Sirman Jr. and Stephanie Sirman, one sister Evelyn Chopyk of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was united in marriage on October 26, 1935 to Peter Sirman who predeceased her on August 9, 1972. She was also predeceased by her parents Karol and Helena Baraniecki and three sisters, Annie Mendzie, Mary Chopyk and Josie Mykytyn.
The Divine Liturgy was held on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Rainy River. The Rt. Reverend Cannon Darren Gallivan officiated and was assisted by Father James Panikulam.
Interment took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River, Ontario.
Prayers were held on Wednesday evening, November 20, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
The pallbearers were Andy Sirman, John Mykytyn, Wilmer Chopyk, Michael Sirman, Tim Gossnel and Dennies Lenchyshyn.
The Angels sang
Amazing Grace as God reached down and touched her face
He whispered to her soft and low
Come with me, it’s time to go
She’s no longer in our lives to share
But in our hearts and minds
She’s always there