Edith Winney

Obituary of Edith Winney


Edith was born in Vienna Austria on the 23rd day of November 1923 to Rudolf and Hilda Nowak. She was the only girl in the family of three with her brothers Hienz and Paul. Her early childhood was spent in Austria with a focus on education.One of her fond childhood memories was of attending the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. With the turmoil of war appearing on the horizon the decision was made that the three children would leave Austria to go and attend university in Great Britain. While attending school, tragedy struck with the loss of both parents. This left the three children to find there own ways to make do. Edith took a job with a prominent family as a nanny to their children. During this time she met George Winney who had finished his military service. Courtship began and they were married in a church service in England in the year 1950. On April 16, 1955 the family, now including two sons Michael and Phillip arrived in Canada. They settled in the then small town of Milton on an apple farm. George secured permanent work at the Rockwell plant where he worked his whole career. Edith started work at Halton Centennial Manor in October 1956 working a total of thirty two years.The family moved into their home on Oak St. Milton which would be her home for the remainder of her life. After retiring, Edith volunteered in countless ways throughout the community, receiving the Senior of the Year award in 2006. Edith lost George in 1994 after forty four years of marriage. Edith was instrumental in raising her two grandchildern Stewart Winney and Mikaela Kucharczuk. There were countless day trips as well as trips to Florida and Europe. She was always there with support and advice and will be greatly missed by them both. Edith moved into Eden House in October of last year. Edith passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on September 1, 2018 and will be sadly missed by her son Phillip Winney,  daughter in law  Jill Kucharczuk, grandson Stewart Winney also granddaughter Mikaela Kucharczuk Aslo, Mike Kucharczuk and her long time friend Carol Fendley,  her God child Holly Fendley and all her family in England, her nieces, nephews  and aslo Josie Mahoni in Montana  

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