In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Olga Lola Fougere (née Dychakowsky)




Died: 11 Mar 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba


FOUGERE, Olga Lola (née DYCHAKOWSKY) - We mourn the loss of our dear mom, grandmom and great-grandmother, who passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the age of 93 years. She is survived by her children, Gail (Bill), Greg, Garnet (Ken), Marie and Susan (Warren), 12 adoring grandchildren and spouses, and great-grandchildren. Olga was born in Rossburn, MB. Life was not easy on the family farm, picking rocks and carrying pounds of potatoes, milking cows and leading a very strict life. Olga rebelled by escaping to wartime Halifax to join the Navy. Here, she met her husband Damian, eventually moving back to Winnipeg with him, for most of 59 years. She was an amazing hockey and figure skating coach, taught us all how to skate and swim; and had wonderful foresight regarding health, nutrition and fitness. She led by example. Olga played bridge, maintained exemplary health and independence and kept up with local news and family events. She always said yes to caring for the young ones and fed us her sublime cooking. Our family would like to thank the excellent Family Medicine Team 6A North at St. Boniface Hospital for making our family's last few days with Olga special and peaceful. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, at St. Timothy's Parish, 135 John Forsyth Rd. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice (Winnipeg Free Press 14 Mar 2018)



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