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McMANUS: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Muriel McManus/Stitt at the Minnedosa Hospital on May 15, 2021. Muriel Agnes Louise Stitt was born on May 8, 1929 to Samuel J. Stitt and Emma Eva Stitt. Muriel grew up on a farm near Foxwarren with her sisters Sheila and Beatrice. After graduating high school in June of 1947, Muriel enrolled in Tuxedo Normal School. She obtained her teaching certificate and taught at Cameron School and Dumfries School. While teaching at Cameron School, Muriel met Clifford McManus, who was to become her best friend and husband. They were married in July of 1950 and settled on the farm where they lived for 53 years and raised 8 children. Left to cherish Muriel's memory are her children: Robert (Karen), Judy, Allan, Catherine, Nancy (Randy), Joyce, Dale, Eva (Brad). Her grandchildren: Sean (Karla), Kyle (Jennell), Carrie, Carla, Shannon (Derek), Steven, Leslie, Stephanie (Jordan), Justin. Her great grandchildren: Mabel, Elliott, Finley, Noah, Liam and Nicholas. Muriel was an active partner in the farming operation and involved in several community activities. Muriel was involved in 4H for many years. She attended Cadurcis United Church and continued to drive out to Cadurcis for church even after moving to town. She and Dad were both very involved in Minnedosa Legion and Auxiliary work. Muriel was awarded a lifetime membership and meritorious awards from the Legion. She was given the Gold Leaf Award, the highest award in the Legion Auxiliary. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Clifford McManus on April 1, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents and all of Cliff's siblings and spouses, her daughter-in-law Diana, her great granddaughter Ruby and her brother-in-law George Danko. Muriel will be lovingly remembered by sisters, Sheila Danko and Beatrice Small (Gary) and their families as well as Cliff's nieces and nephews. No flowers please, if you wish you may make a donation to: Prairie Mountain Health: "Palliative Care – in memory of Muriel McManus", Box 960, Minnedosa, MB; Cadurcis United Community Church, Box 1274, Minnedosa, MB; Minnedosa Legion Auxiliary, Box 927 Minnedosa, MB. White's Funeral Home, Minnedosa, in care of arrangements.

As published in Brandon Sun on May 22, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our thoughts are with you Bob and Karen and with all of your family. It is always hard to say good bye - no matter when. As I know so well, this pandemic makes saying good by very complicated. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Jim & Mavis G STEWART (Friendship) on: May 25, 2021

  • Bob, Karen and family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I am sure you have wonderful memories to sustain at this time. Sincerely, Margaret Brown, Wawanesa - Posted by: Margaret Brown (Friend) on: May 25, 2021

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