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MAUREEN KAREN WHITTOM (MILNE)
Date of Passing: May 27, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
MAUREEN KAREN WHITTOM
Maureen passed peacefully on May 27, 2022 after suffering from dementia for the past several years. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Ron in 2020.
Mom grew up in Winnipeg's west end, where she was very active in school sports, dance and volunteering at the Children's Hospital.
Maureen met Ron in 1959 at Home Street Church and married in 1964. They were blessed with three children, Roneen (Brent), Kari (Bruce) and David (Debbie). She loved and adored spending time with her family, especially her eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mom taught Kindergarten in the Winnipeg School Division for three years before staying home to raise her family. In 1976, she accepted a Nursery School teacher position at Heritage Community Club where she taught for 12 years before moving to Kirkfield Westwood pre-school, working there until she retired in 1997. She was so pleased to have been able to teach her son and two of her grandchildren.
Many wonderful and happy times were spent at their cottage on Brereton Lake from 1985 to 2007. Mom especially loved when the family would come out on weekends and holidays. In 2007, they purchased a trailer at Spruce Sands RV Resort, spending time there before selling in 2013.
Maureen was an active member of Sturgeon Creek United Church since 1972, where she sang in the choir for over 40 years and was part of the Tone Chimers. She was also a dedicated practitioner of Therapeutic Touch.
In later years, Mom and Dad enjoyed winter holidays and cruising, their favourite being an Alaskan Cruise.
As per her wishes, a small private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Her friends at the PSUC formerly SCUC are remembering her at this time. She was in the choir for many years and we missed her when she became ill and could not attend. Our condolences to her Family from the Church. Thank you - Posted by: prairie Spirit United church (from the church that Maureen attended it was formerly SCUC) on: Jun 07, 2022
I am very sorry to read about your mom’s passing. One of my favourite memories is of a Halloween party your family hosted. I have never forgotten being blindfolded and asked to put my hand into a bowl of eyeballs (peeled grapes)! My condolences on your loss. - Posted by: Karen Toews (Former neighbour) on: Jun 04, 2022
Condolences from Barb & Fraser. We have fond memories of both your Mom and Dad at Sturgeon Creek United church and Brereton lake. Peace and love! - Posted by: Fraser Barnfather (Friend) on: Jun 04, 2022
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