Jenny Dunphy (Makarewich)

March 11, 2021 1 Condolence Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our aunt, Jenny Dunphy, (Houston, Texas), on February 5, 2021.

Jenny was predeceased by her husband, Warren; parents Mike and Annie Makarewich; sister Olga Zilinski and brother-in-law Joseph Zilinski; sister Mary Makarewich; brother Edward Makarewich; nephew-in-law Ken Derby (Irene), and brother-in-law David Dunphy (Nichi).

Jenny is survived by her nieces and nephews: Irene Zilinski, Gloria Zilinski ( both of Vancouver), and Michael Zilinski (Gail), Patricia Garth (Dennis Johnston), and Alex Zilinski (all of Edmonton). Jenny is also survived by her great-niece, great-nephews, and their families: Larissa - Colin, Annika), (Michael - Amy, Cameron), and (Daniel - Veronica); by members of the Dunphy family; and by several close friends.

Aunt Jenny had an ongoing love of being outdoors, of birds, and of flowers. Her birds ate well - peanuts and pecans - and despite Houston’s summer heat, Aunt Jenny was determined to have her favourite flowers in her garden - cyclamen, stocks, pansies, and pentas - no matter what the weather. Aunt Jenny took time to remember everyone’s birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, and her cards were always appreciated.

We will all forever remember Aunt Jenny with love.

A private family graveside service was held at St. Michael’s Cemetery, on March 12, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

  1. To Jenny’s family in Canada, I am very sorry for your loss. Her death was unexpected and a shock which I am still processing. Aunt Jenny has been a part of my life since I can remember. As a child, Aunt Jenny and Uncle Warren would keep me over night complete with an ice cream sundae before bedtime and a drive to a garden center in the morning. Their house, filled with unique clocks and her fish tank room was a wonderland for me. Jenny loved all living things: birds, butterflies and her lovely flower garden and plants. I was so intrigued by her little frogs which peeked at us through the plants and she lovingly called Toto.
    Christmases in Galveston were not complete unless Warren and Jenny were there. She remembered every birthday, Christmas and anniversary. She and Uncle Warren were loving and generous.
    Covid has ruined so much including the chance to bid goodbye to our aunt and meet Jenny’s family in Canada. Miss you Aunt Jenny, rest in peace. Love, your niece, Diane

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