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MAVIS ADA BLAIS Obituary pic


Born: Jan 20, 1928

Date of Passing: Apr 16, 2023

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(nee Paton)

January 20, 1928 - April 16, 2023

Our Mom passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her parents, William and Ada Paton, husband Rolly, brother Roy and sister-in-law Audrey. She will be lovingly remembered by sons David (Claudette), Donald, Mark (Judy), and Roland (Elaine); her grandchildren Michelle (Jay), Nicholas (Roxanne), Tristan, and Brett; and great-grandchildren Jérémie and Maxime. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends and neighbors.

Mavis was born in Winnipeg and raised in Weston where Roy and Mavis were known as Big Winch and Little Winch. Mavis and Rolly were married in 1954 and raised their family on Cabana Place where she was affectionately known as Mother Mavis. Throughout her life Mavis played many sports, including winning the championship with the Senior B St. Vital Tigerettes. Mom enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren in their various sporting activities and was always up for a game of crib. Mavis was a longtime employee of the St. Boniface Hospital Dialysis Unit.

A private service will be held for immediate family.

We wish to thank the staff of Vista Park Lodge for the loving and supportive care given to Mother Mavis.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Vista Park Lodge or the Alzheimer Society in Mavis' memory.

Weston's on the ball, Weston's on the ball..

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Salon funéraire Desjardins Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 22, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My condolences to the Blais family, I’ve known Rolly and the boys most of my life, it’s difficult for us because we are left behind ..miss them, love them is all we can do .. take care - Posted by: Annette Gallant (Friend ) on: Apr 26, 2023

  • We met Mother Mavis at Nicholas & Roxanne’s wedding! David, Claudette and family talked so dearly of her! She was a special grandmother and great grandmother to Nicholas, Roxanne, Jeremie and Maxime! Our deepest sympathies to all of the Blais families! Rest In Peace, Mother Mavis! - Posted by: Henri & Lucille Bisson (Family ties) on: Apr 23, 2023

  • Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marty, Renee and family. - Posted by: Martin Bisson (Friend of family) on: Apr 23, 2023

  • David, Donald, Mark and Roland and Families So sorry for your loss but am glad Mavis is at peace. Know she loved and was loved by many. She was a wonderful lady. Love never dies. Love Doug and Joan Carter - Posted by: Doug and Joan Carter (Friend) on: Apr 23, 2023

  • Our sincere condolences to the Blais family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Monique and Denis Berube (Aunt) on: Apr 23, 2023

  • I have fond memories and many pictures of your Mom and me as I was growing up and then of your Dad and Mom going to my Mom & Dad's home on Sundays after church. I didn't get in touch with you Boys after my Mom's funeral to thank you -so THANK YOU for being Bearers at her funeral. My beautiful memories of your Mom will be with me forever. God Bless you Mavis and R.I.P. Clifford Horsfall - Posted by: Clifford Horsfall (Cousin?) on: Apr 22, 2023

  • Sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom. I worked with her for many years in the dialysis dept. and remember her well. She is now at peace. - Posted by: Bunny Fontaine (Co-worker) on: Apr 22, 2023

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