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GLORIA CHRISTINE ROSS (nee BUTTERWORTH) 1929 - 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mom and Nan on July 19, 2012 at St. Boniface Hospital. Mom leaves behind her loving husband of 64 years, Stewart, her four children: Terry (Debbie), Brad, Don (Dorothy), Susan (Darren) and her adopted daughter Joan (Brian) Charette. Her nine grandchildren: Lisa (Devon), Miles, Cory (Sherri), Dawn (Don), Megan, Dustin, Ross, Gage and Shae, as well as seven great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Ev Butterworth and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Annie, her sister Irene and brother Donald. Mom was born in Winnipeg and met the love of her life when she was 14 years old. They married October 2, 1948 and built a life together in Elmwood with their four children. They enjoyed many outings with their firefighter family, Dad's Pipe Band buddies and close neighbours the Brough family. Mom and Dad would take many camping trips with the family until they bought the cabin at Hillside Beach in 1985. They loved their time at the lake, tending the garden and entertaining family and friends. Few things made Nana happier than sitting on the deck in the morning sunshine watching the deer and having breakfast. Mom spent her life taking care of people and was always busy cooking, baking, knitting and sewing from Halloween costumes to wedding dresses. She loved what she did and took pride in being a Mom, Nana and a Great Nana. The world has truly lost one of its great souls in Nana. She got the life lesson; we are all family and embraced everyone, whether it was her foster children, her kid's spouses or anyone else. When you walked through the door the kettle was put on and you became one of us. Family was the most important thing to Mom and she was happiest when we were all together. Although we are heartbroken by her passing, we are truly grateful for having her in our lives. She will be truly missed and forever in our hearts. We would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at St. Boniface Hospital for their wonderful care. A celebration of Mom's life will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wildewood Golf Course, 761 North Drive. There will be a short service at 1:00 p.m. then tea time to follow, just the way Mom would have liked it. Please wear bright colours, Mom loved fashion. If lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation on Mom's behalf to a charity of your choice or to Vista Park Lodge Recreation Fund, 144 Nova Vista Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2N 1P8. So Dad can have some fun! Thanks for everything Mom We sure had fun. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca 885-9715
Publish Date: Jul 28, 2012
GLORIA CHRISTINE ROSS (nee BUTTERWORTH) 1929 - 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mom and Nan on July 19, 2012 at St. Boniface Hospital. A celebration of Mom's life willd take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wildewoo Golf Course, 761 North Drive. There will be a short service at 1:00 p.m. then tea time to follow, just the way Mom would have liked it. Please wear bright colours, Mom loved fashion. A longer notice will follow. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca 885-9715
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 28, 2012
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