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GOODRIDGE: Winnifred (Winnie) Leah Goodridge (King) passed away May 6, 2021. She was born July 24, 1920 at Castle Hill, Sidney, MB. Winnie married Leonard (Len) Goodridge November 4, 1939 for 62 years. Greatly missed by: Children: Bob; Bill and Spouse Liz; Debbie and Spouse Richard. 5 Grandchildren: Chris, Bill, Lisa, Angela, Kyle (deceased) Chantelle, 3 Step-Sons, Darrell, Darren and Shaun. 4 Great Grandchildren: Sarah, Riley, Lyric and Declan. Winnie loved the outdoors, farming, gardening and children brought her great joy. Her children, were always joined by their friends, to eat her homemade goodies, and enjoy her gardens. Through many years it was common to have 20+ people around the table at holiday time! She babysat several children, once hers were grown, and in later years enjoyed working at the local hotel. After Len's passing, Winnie flourished in the yard, knitting sweaters for every generation, reading, playing piano, and enjoying the Drop-In Centre, and cards. At 90, we had a huge celebration with family from across the country gathering! Fiercely independent, Winnie maintained her home and garden well into her late 90's, moving into the care home at 99. For her 100th, flights were literally booked from coast to coast, which sadly had to be cancelled due to Covid. Still a gathering of over 40 people attended her "window party", filling the Care Home with flowers and treats from well-wishers. Up until 8 days before her passing, Winnie's clear mind, and memory amazed friends, and relatives that would call to chat. Shortly after, she let everyone know she was ready to join Len, once again. Her strength, determination and character, will long live on for all who knew her.

Her Family's Final Message: Enjoy Those
Heavenly Gardens…
it's time to rest.
You will always be
remembered, with Love.

As published in Brandon Sun on May 22, 2021

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