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JEMIMA (MIME) ISABEL WESTCOTT (Casselman) Obituary pic


Born: Jan 10, 1911

Date of Passing: Aug 24, 2022

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January 10, 1911 - August 24, 2022

Peacefully, and surrounded by her family, Jemima "Mime" Isabel Westcott (nee Casselman), passed away at age 111 on August 24, 2022, at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, in Brandon, Manitoba.
Mime was predeceased by her husband Reg Westcott in 1965. Sadly, Mime was also predeceased by her daughters, Norma Hunter (1998) and Elaine Moore (2007); son-in-law Dean Kersten (2020); and by her 10 siblings.
Mime was born to Steven and "Tillie" Casselman on January 10, 1911. The middle child of 11, she grew up on the family farm at Lauder, MB and considered herself a prairie girl her whole life. Douglas was her home for 25 years until a move to Brandon in 1960. In Douglas, Mime willingly contributed to church, school, and sporting life. In retirement from teaching, she loved her garden and curled with the Brandon Ladies League until age 90. She was the ultimate curling fan, travelling the world to Air Canada Silver Broom events and to the Canadian Scotties and Briers, including a trip to Penticton at age 107 to watch her grandchildren play in the Canadian Scotties. Mime loved to travel. At age 66, back-packing through Australia and staying at hostels with her granddaughter is a testament to her adventurous spirit, as was visiting family in Alaska to enjoy that frontier part of North America. Enjoying the serene beauty of Lake Metigoshe and being part of farm life in North Dakota fed her prairie spirit. Her long life is remembered by a sense of humour, quick wit, and an attitude of "don't worry too much and be nice to people," traits that she showed to the end. She was content with life and comfortable and peaceful when she passed.
Mime was the matriarch of the Westcott family, formerly of Douglas, Manitoba. She was devoted to her family and so proud of their achievements. She is survived by three children, Rae (Joyce) of Tsawwassen, BC, Ron (Flora) of Winnipeg and Joanne Kersten of Kramer, North Dakota; as well as 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The grandchildren include, Norma's Brent (Michelle) Hunter, David (Sue) Hunter of Brandon, and Shawna Brown of Minnedosa; Elaine's Michelle (Patrick) Reber of Alaska, Leigh Ann Sydenham of Australia and Jennifer (Tim) Green of Idaho; Rae's Warren and Matthew of Vancouver and Christopher (Luis) of London UK; Ron's Raunora of Winnipeg, Shea (Tommy) of Edmonton and Brandy (Leslie) of Pinawa; Joanne's Chris (Mike) Brown of Arizona, Paul (Heather) Sanderson and Rob (Rachel) Sanderson of North Dakota. She is also remembered by extended Casselman and Westcott families, and by students from her teaching years at Derry and Norman schools in the 1930s, and from Derry, Douglas and Shilo schools beginning in 1952 until retirement in 1976.
For the last five years of life Mime received dedicated and loving care from staff at the Dinsdale home.
A Celebration of Life will be held and announced at a later date.
The family requests donations in Mime's memory be made to Douglas Community Hall/Rink. D.C.R.A. Box 301, Douglas, MB, R0K 0R0.

Arrangements are in care of
Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, (204)-727-0694

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • My condolences to all the Westcott family. Jemima lived such a rich, full life for which we are all grateful. You all will have such wonderful memories to cherish and celebrate. May they bring you comfort and peace. - Posted by: Helen Whetter (friend) on: Sep 14, 2022

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