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MALVINA MARY ACHESON

Date of Passing: Aug 11, 2017

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MALVINA MARY ACHESON (nee ANSEEUW) 1924 - 2017 Malvina Mary Acheson passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017 in her 93rd year, with family at her side. Mom was predeceased by Donald, her husband of 61 years; their dearly beloved eldest grandchild, Trevor (Wayne and Mil), and their daughter-in-law Georgina Acheson. Mom will be reunited with them in heaven. Mom and Dad's marriage was one of caring, faith and support for each other. During good times and bad, they were always there for each other. Mom and Dad's life of hard work, solid values, and love for their family leaves us children with many cherished memories and life lessons for which we are all grateful. Mom and Dad were blessed with six children, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Wayne and Mil Acheson (Mark-Lynn Acheson, Gwen, Jill, Bree; Heather Acheson), Joanne and Don McClure (Shannon Green, McKenna, Carter; Michaela-Shawn Kavanaugh, Liam, Kayleigh; Kim-Dave Barrett, Ben, Kate, Sam; Erin- Andrew Robb, Sadie, Ashton), Gary and Janet Acheson (Kristin-Ryan Boser, Tiffany, Audrey, Macy; Michelle-Rory Fogolin, Sullivan, Barrett, Winslow), Bev and Bob Prystenski (Christine Prystenski-JP Chorney; Colleen Prystenski-Justin Rak-Banville, Elise; Jessica-Travis Waterhouse; Jaime), Ken Acheson (Matthew-Monika, Charlotte, Thomas; Kari-Stephen Herman), Lorne Acheson (Scott, Bryanne, Kendra, Kelsey). Mom grew up on the Anseeuw dairy farm in Oak Bluff with her parents, Hector and Magdelena (nee De Bel) Anseeuw. She was predeceased by brothers, Laurent and Joseph and is survived by sisters, Mary and Anna and brothers, Gerard, Peter and Andre. Mom attended school in Oak Bluff and in her lifetime looked back fondly on her days working with Hector on the family dairy farm. Mom inherited Hector's personality and humour, and always had a mischievous grin when asked about her adventures of driving the milk truck into Winnipeg before she had a driver's license. Mom and Dad were married June 30, 1948. They worked hard on the family farm. Their work ethic created a lifetime of success, accomplishments, and most importantly the lessons of commitment, fairness, and integrity that they exemplified to their family. Following years of hard work on the farm, Mom and Dad really enjoyed travelling in their motorhome for many snow-free winters in Texas. In 1983, they began building the beautiful family cottage on Lake of the Woods. Both represent times filled with warm memories for their families and friends. Our Mother was a wonderful person who cared for and was an inspiration to all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom's lessons were well learnt and her values and behaviours will continue to live on vicariously through her family, especially her granddaughters. We, the children, are forever grateful to you Mom, for your wisdom, constant support, and unconditional love - you were a wonderful mother and we love you very much. Mom's strength and determination to battle through Alzheimer's allowed her to enjoy visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that would always brighten her day and lift her spirits. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to We Care caregivers (Brenda, Connie, Evelyn, Margie Mo., Elizabeth, Margie Ma. and Gladys) who have supported Mom for the past eight years. Their compassion, love, and support will be forever remembered, our family will be forever grateful to them. Also, the doctors, nurses and support staff at the Victoria Hospital have shown the utmost compassion and care for our mother during her last days - for this we thank you very much. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Mom may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, R3C 4G2. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, 820 Cottonwood Rd. with Fr. Phil Daley officiating. E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 15, 2017

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will remember the twinkle in her eyes, her very welcoming smile and her interest in what was going on in our lives. Our sincerest condolences from the Clerihew's. Carol Adam (Clerihew) - Posted by: Carol Adam (Clerihew) (Family friend) on: Aug 26, 2017

  • Joanne, I had the pleasure of being invited to your home for dinner when we were @ St Boniface School of Nursing. What memory remains with me is the love in your family for each other. Your Mom was lovely ....rest in peace Mrs. Acheson..... God Bless! - Posted by: Patty Dixon (Joanne's friend and nursing classmate) on: Aug 17, 2017

  • I know you have many fond memories of your Grandma and Great-Grandma. I only met her once, but I know how much she meant to all of you. Shannon, you were always there for both your Grandma and Grandpa. You visited them on a regular weekly bases and made certain that McKenna and Carter were an important part of their lives. Whenever you spoke of them, it was always extremely evident how much you loved and cared for them. After your Grandpa passed away, many times you shared how sorry you were for how your Grandma was missing your Grandpa and for the toll that Alzheimer's was taking on her life. It is truly a blessing to know that this wonderful, strong determined lady is at peace now and back with the love of her life. - Posted by: Marlene Mutch (Friend of Shannon, McKenna and Carter) on: Aug 16, 2017

  • Lorne. Our condolences to you all. A very beautiful tribute to someone who is obviously loved and adored.....forever. Dar & Vern - Posted by: Darlene Bergen () on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Wayne and Mil and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom and grandmother. Your parents were wonderful neighbours and friends, your mom taught me to make cinnamon buns, which to this day, I make on a regular basis. We all have so many great memories, she will never be forgotten. RIP Malvina, you are with your best friend and soulmate Don again. - Posted by: Sue and Don (Lake and Texas neighbours) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Dear Achesons: you are a lovely family and so we were not surprised to read of the faith, love, and example bred by grandma Ach. Thinking of all of you, Joseph Langan and the Langan family - Posted by: Joseph Langan (family friend) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • So sorry to see this I truly loved your mother and father. I had the gift to meet them seven years ago and think of them often. I was back working at SR and had seen her lots and would stop by and say hello to her. God bless her I will truly miss her. She is up there watching over everyone and with her beloved Don now. - Posted by: Victoria Doyle (Caregiver ) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Shannon, Mckenna, Carter, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandma and great-grandma! I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times! She was amazing! Shannon I loved the look in your grandma's eyes when she saw you, she just lit up the whole room! So thankful that you all have experienced the love and compassion your grandma has given you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love Donna - Posted by: Donna (Friend of Shannon) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Lorne & family. We are so sad to hear of your mom/grandma's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Kathy & Graeme Boyd & family (Friends) on: Aug 15, 2017

  • Wayne and Millie, and family We are very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Cam and Michelle - Posted by: Michelle and Cam Thompson (Friends of Wayne and Millie) on: Aug 15, 2017

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