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Nellie Venasky, age 92 a life long resident of Oliver Paipoonge Township passed away peacefully with family at her side on August 12, 2017, at Hogarth Riverview Manor. 

Nellie was born February 5, 1925 on the family farm in Rosslyn, and spent her entire life there. She spent countless hours planting, weeding and harvesting all the crops especially the cabbage.  During wartime years Nellie was employed with Can-Car then moved on to a career at McKellar Hospital. A tireless worker, Nellie spent her days at McKellar and spent her evenings running the farm. Nellie had an extreme bond with all animals which was very heart warming to see. An avid outdoors person, she conquered picking all berries with very gifted hands. Her hands could also catch and throw a mean baseball and bake a delicious apple pie. Faith, family and farming was how she lived her life.

Nellie Dysiewicz (Dysievick) married William Venasky (Bill) on August 7, 1948. They celebrated 56 years together prior to Bill’s passing in 2004. Nellie was a very strong and independent person and after Bill’s passing spent the next eleven years on the family farm.

Nellie is survived by sons Vic (Connie) Torrance, California and Frank (Judy) of Apple Valley Minnesota, Nellie’s loving grandchildren include Carrie, Kristy (RC), Wayne of California and Aaron and Mark of Apple Valley. She also leaves behind great grandchildren Cory, Luke, Jordan, Kira, Sophia and many nieces and nephews. 

Nellie was predeceased by parents Michael and Ann Dysiewicz, husband Bill, brothers Frank and Willie Dysievick, and nephew Michael. Funeral services will be held on, Thursday, August 17, 2017 when family and friends will gather for Funeral Mass at 10:30am, at Holy Family Church celebrated by Rev. Jerin Louis. Interment will follow in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Special thanks to the caring staff at Hogarth Riverview Manor.

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