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Born: May 31, 1937

Date of Passing: May 17, 2023

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(nee WELLS)


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, nana, great-gramma and friend, Arleigh Joan Pollitt (Wells) on May 17, 2023 at Tuxedo Personal Care Home in Winnipeg.
Arleigh was born May 31, 1937 in Winnipeg. She grew up in St James. She married Robert Pollitt on June 2, 1962. They were together for over 60 years raising two daughters. She attended many of her grandchildren’s school concerts and sporting events over the years. Arleigh enjoyed doing crafts with her favourite being knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed baking and was well known for her Eatmore bars at the Grace Hospital, where she volunteered for over 35 years.
Arleigh was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Audrey Wells and son-in-law Blaine Van Achte.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband Robert; daughters, Caroline Binne and Sharon Van Achte; grandchildren, Gregory (Eve), Bradley and Nicole; great-granddaughter Aria and her sister Carole Thomson; along with nephews, nieces, cousins and long-time friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Tuxedo Personal Care Home for their outstanding kindness and compassion that Arleigh received while a resident.
At Arleigh’s request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will occur at a later date.
If family and friends so desire, donations in Arleigh’s memory may be made to Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.



As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to you Bob and girls from the Witt Family. Mom and Dad valued Arleigh friendship. - Posted by: Witt family (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2023

  • I worked in the operating room at the Grace hospital as a CRN of the OR. Arleigh would come into our pre surgery holding area to offer waiting patients some TLC , a warm blanket or ear to listen. We always appreciated her caring nature and friendliness. One of our valued volunteers for certain, she often treated the staff to some of her delicious baking. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with her and she was very well liked by the staff. Condolences to her family for her loss. - Posted by: Joyce Birston (Grace Hospital) on: Jun 02, 2023

  • Bob, I am so sorry to hear about Arleigh's passing. My husband Steve and I enjoyed being your neighbors for several years. Take care my friend. Tracy Malliaris - Posted by: TRACY MALLIARIS (FORMER NEIGHBOR) on: May 29, 2023

  • Very sorry to hear the loss of Arleigh. She was always very caring and would bring a smile to my face each time she was in the clinic! My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Megan L (Medical Office Assistant) on: May 28, 2023

  • I volunteered at the Grace Hospital with Arleigh for a few years, we were the “Thursday Girls” group had lunches together about 10 of us sometimes. Such a nice and good person, enjoyed her company always! So sad to here this, condolences to Bob and his family and I’m thinking of you at this time 💕 Lynn Hall - Posted by: Lynn Hall (Friend) on: May 27, 2023

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