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DARLENE GAYLE PERRY
Born: May 15, 1948
Date of Passing: May 28, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory
DARLENE GAYLE PERRY
May 15, 1948 – May 28, 2023
It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Darlene Perry, on May 28, 2023 with her family by her side. Darlene was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her parents Ted and Edna Davidson (nee Jones). She leaves to cherish in her memory: husband John, daughters Cynthia and Michelle (Dave) and grandchildren Henry and Liam.
She also leaves behind her: sister Barb (John), brother Wayne, brothers-in-law Sheldon (Glenys) and Keith (Catherine) and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. All were precious to her.
Darlene was the guiding light of the family with her warm and welcoming nature. Her interest in everyone’s lives was genuine and heartfelt. Her friendly nature was evident in that strangers would often start talking to her sensing that Darlene was a safe person to be trusted. This trustworthiness was also shown by dogs always sitting on her feet even though she wasn’t a dog person. After much resistance, she did become a one dog mom with Alex adoring her and becoming her constant companion.
Darlene grew up in Transcona and spent many wonderful summers at the family cottage in Ottermere. Her loving character lead Darlene into nursing. She graduated from St. Boniface School of Nursing, along with her best friend Glenna Germain, in 1969. She worked at St. Boniface Hospital and then ICU at Concordia Hospital until her retirement in 2006.
She married the love of her life in 1970 and moved to Birds Hill in 1973. It was there she raised her family and was part of St. Catharine’s Church and the East St. Paul Curling Club communities. Darlene also volunteered at her girls’ Girl Guide events and was the camp nurse for many years.
When her grandchildren arrived, she was the first to volunteer to hold them and help out. She said she was lucky they were twins so she could always hold one. She was so very proud of all their accomplishments.
Thank you to the staffs at River Ridge 2 Retirement Home and Holy Family Home for the dedication and care they showed Darlene in her final years.
If you wish in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or the charity of your choice.
Following her wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to Cropo Funeral Chapel.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2023
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Condolences to John and family, Darlene was in my nursing class at St. B but got to know her better at Cocordia ICU where we worked together. She was a wonderful, kind, caring person and nurse. Her family meant everything to her. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Linda Oakley (Colleague) on: Aug 21, 2023
Sincere condolences to John, Michelle and Cynthia, and all Family members. Love and best wishes - Posted by: G Falkingham (Neighbour in Birds Hill) on: Jun 25, 2023
John and Family We send our sincere condolences to you. Darlene was a dear person and always so friendly and helpful. Duncan & Terry - Posted by: Duncan and Terry Wood (Freiend) on: Jun 08, 2023
Our deepest condolences to John and all Family members.Darlene was always a very kind natured person and we will cherish the memories of her at Ottermere. Very Sorry for your loss. Randy&Terry Jones - Posted by: Randy Jones (Cousin ) on: Jun 07, 2023
I met Darlene at curling and in the later years when John and Darlene joined the yoga classes. So sorry to hear of her passing. Sincere condolences John on a great loss of a lovely person. Doreen Dagdick - Posted by: Doreen Dagdick (Friend) on: Jun 04, 2023
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