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ADAIR LORRAINE BICKELL (GILLIS)
Born: Jun 18, 1930
Date of Passing: May 18, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ADAIR LORRAINE BICKELL
Peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side, Adair Lorraine Bickell (nee Gillis), aged 91, went to be with the Lord.
Predeceased by Ivan in 2008, her beloved husband of 52 years; parents, Charles and Catherine (Matheson) Gillis; siblings, Louise (Edward), Kay (Bob), Margaret (Ted), Charles (Daisy), Bruce (Joan) and Frank.
She is survived by her two daughters and their families, Alison (Robert) Charach, Brenda, David (Ashlee), Vivian (Howard) Wilson, Naomi (Kevin Nye) and great-grandson Micah, Bethany (Steve) Van Voorst and great-grandson Benjamin; sister-in-law Louise Gillis and many cherished nieces, nephews and their families.
Adair was born in Winnipeg on June 18, 1930, the youngest of seven children. Cheerful and easygoing, she tagged along with her brother Frank and his friends as they built forts and explored the Assiniboine riverbank, ice skated and went sliding at Oman's Creek. Blessed with a musical ear and a sweet voice, she enjoyed singing, playing the piano and singing in the Bethesda Church choir for many years.
On May 7, 1955 she married Ivan and together they provided a loving and encouraging home for their daughters and delighted in their four grandchildren. Adair enjoyed the extra blessing of two little great-grandsons.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Bethesda Church, 1350 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg.
Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Naomi House, or a charity of their choice.
THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2022
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