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EVELYN GABBS (nee DOBRINSKY) October 4, 1916 - January 20, 2012 Our Mom passed away in the wee hours of January 20, 2012. Mom was born and raised in West Kildonan and lived in her home until the illness of dementia overtook her and Fred Douglas Lodge became her home the last five and one half years. Mom was the eldest of nine children and while in Grade 9, had to quit school to help her mother care for her eight siblings. That resulted in Mom becoming a hard worker, excellent homemaker and great matriarch to her own children. This also instilled in us, the importance of hard work and good work ethics, and, to never give up. Mom married Dad in 1939 and after Dad returned from the Second World War, they began raising a large family. Mom was strong, athletic, a great dancer and above all, had a great sense of humour and a quick wit. She loved to entertain and make people laugh, especially her grandchildren who thought she was a hoot . No telling what Mom would say or do to have us rolling in the aisles . That humour stayed with Mom right to the end. Recently, Mom was presented with a pin for 50 years of service with the Ladies Auxiliary Branch 141. That Legion was Mom's second home until her illness. Mom is survived by her children, Danny (Jan), Donna, Bonnie, Rick (Dianne) and Glenn (Karen); brother Bill; sisters Nerky and Dee Dee; grandchildren Mia Perrier, Kristjan Gabbs, Destiny Gabbs, Karine Gabbs, Regan Gross and great-granddaughter Danielle; sister-in-law Denise Gabbs, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Dan in 1987, daughter Suellen in 1993 and siblings John, Steve, Fred, Mabel Olynyk and Ann Bachman. A special thanks to the nurses on Evergreen Unit for caring for Mom while she was at Fred Douglas. A Celebration of Mom's Life will be held on Friday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m., at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Donations in Mom's memory can be made to D'Arcy's Arc Animal Shelter. 586-8044
Publish Date: Jan 24, 2012
EVELYN GABBS (nee DOBRINSKY) On January 20, 2012 at the Fred Douglas Lodge, Evelyn Gabbs passed away at the age of 95 years. A longer notice to follow. Cropo Funeral Chapel 586-8044
Publish Date: Jan 21, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 24, 2012
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