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Date of Passing: Feb 21, 2023

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It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on February 21, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
The family would like to thank the amazing team of palliative care workers at Riverview Health Centre who provided exceptional care and compassion to Mom. A heartfelt thanks to Kija and Gaetane for the care and kindness they showed to Mom in her final months.
According to Mom's wishes, no service will be held, and a private family gathering will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Harvest Manitoba, a charity at which Mom worked many hours. She believed that no person should go hungry in this wonderful country.

We love you Mom…forever.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2023

Condolences & Memories (20 entries)

  • To Jan and family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom! I know she's left behind wonderful memories that you all can lean on! My thoughts are with you all! - Lyn - Posted by: Lyn Hyde (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2023

  • To Jan and family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom! She's left behind wonderful memories that you all can lean on! My thoughts are with you all! - Lyn - Posted by: Lyn Hyde (nee Nightingale) (Friend of daughter) on: Mar 06, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Janice, Mike and the rest of the family. Both Edwina and Ken were a big part of my life as a child, as they were my god parents. Edwina will alway have a special place in my heart. I will always remember her as a very kind, loving, genuine person whom I adored and looked up to. I always looked forward to every summer going to Grand Beach with my parents because I knew we would be spending time with Edwina and Ken. The Grabowski’s spent many Christmas celebrations together and horseshoe tournaments at Grand Marais. Those were the good old days. May you rest peace dear godmother. Love you always, Kerri (Kiki) Grabowski - Posted by: Kerri (Kiki) Grabowski (God Daughter) on: Mar 05, 2023

  • To the Thomas family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories as a child going next door to enjoy your mom's famous oatmeal cookies and not to forget eating her Fatayers right out of the oven. I know you will all have cherished memories that you can keep in your hearts forever. - Posted by: Cynthia Smyth nee Smith (neighbor) on: Feb 28, 2023

  • Sending heartfelt condolences to the Thomas family. My godmother, Auntie Edwina, was a very special woman and I am blessed to have had her in my life. Her legacy of family, strength, and courage will live on in those who were fortunate to know her. - Posted by: Georgine Van de Mosselaer (Niece) on: Feb 27, 2023

  • Please accept mine and my family's condolences for the loss of Edwina. She was a wonderful and gracious lady. I had the pleasure of enjoying Edwinas and Kens company on may occasion. An often over said comment certainly applies here. The world is indeed a much poorer place. God bless and best wishes you all. Garry - Posted by: Garry McLaughlin (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • I just wanted to say to Jan & the Thomas family how sorry I am to hear of your Mom's passing. I will never forget the times I used to spend at your house Jan. Your Mom always chuckling to herself over the silly things we would do or say as teenagers growing up. I remember fondly opening up your cabin after the winter for the first time & your Mom having to listen to us in the middle of the night! She’d just shake her head & giggle to herself. God gave your family a precious gift & you called her “Mom”. I will always remember her smile & gentle way. God bless you Mrs. Thomas. - Posted by: Kelly Jamieson Ne McDonald (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Mike and Cheryl So sorry to see that your mom has passed away. A long life well lived and certainly loved and will be missed. Sharing in your loss with love and friendship Love Bob and Carol 💕 - Posted by: Carol and Bob kirkhope (Good friends) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Mike and Cheryl, and family I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Mike….. my oh my, you sure are your Mom, strong genes, my goodness. Greg and I send our sincerest condolences during this very sad time for you all. - Posted by: Cathie Gowryluk (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Heartfelt condolences to all of you. I will always remember Edwina as our lovely neighbour at Grand Beach on fourth Avenue. She was a wonderful friend to my mother Carolyn who passed two years ago. 💕 - Posted by: Leanne (Neighbor ) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Goodbye Auntie. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Randy Neves (Nephew) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Dear Jan and Family. We are so very sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. We are keeping you close to our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kathy,Gord and family - Posted by: Katherine Ahlbaum Courage (Friend) on: Feb 26, 2023

  • Bob and I were very sad to hear of Edwina’ s passing. We had been close freinds ever since our days on Prince Rupert avenue, took winter holidays together and enjoyed our friendship for many years. We wish to send our condolences to the family at this sad time. June and Bob Grabowski. - Posted by: Bob and June Grabowski (Good friends) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • Summers at Grand Beach with my cousins was a special family time in my life, and my Aunt Edwina was a calm, comforting, and loving aunt who always had time for me. I have always admired how she could find time to sit back and read a book, and we swapped many titles over the years. Like my Mom, she would enjoy her time at the cabin long after the family had grown. She gave me the gift of introduction to Charlene and I always thanked her for that. She was one of the two Auntie stops on the way to Char’s place, as Auntie Donna was also on the way. I will miss you, Auntie Ed, and cherish my memories of family times with you. Hugs and condolences to the Thomas family. Love and miss you all! Lori - Posted by: Lori Phillips ( Niece) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • My family and the Thomas family grew up together at Grand Beach. Edwina was always so good to me and she was someone I always looked forward to seeing. My deepest condolences to the Thomas family- your mom was a great lady and will be sadly missed - Posted by: Charlene Sambrooke (Sabo’s) (Family friend ) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • Forever in our hearts. Wally and Marilyn - Posted by: Wally Neves (Family) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • My heartfelt sympathies to you all in the loss of your beautiful mom. Mrs. Thomas was a special lady we loved and respected. Growing up we spent many days/hours hanging out at the Thomas’ home and at times their cottage. Looking back, she had so much patience with all of the Thomas/Smith around. Many fond memories. Rest in peace Mrs. Thomas. - Posted by: Diane Klawis (Family friend and neighbor) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to the family spent many years with with Ken and Edwina. She was a kind and very generous person many years at grand beach at our cottages rest in peace Ed will miss you. - Posted by: Harry Salamacha (Relative ) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • My parents, Wally and Dorothy Jones, were friends with Ken and Edwina. I knew Mrs. Thomas from the time I was young…she always made me feel like we were friends…no matter that we were decades apart in age. She was very kind and sincere. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Brenda Shipley (friend) on: Feb 25, 2023

  • Our deepest condolences to the Thomas family. Your Mom was always a warm, special lady. - Posted by: Rick & Wendy Guilbault (friend) on: Feb 25, 2023

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