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Born: Jan 20, 1938

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CAROLYN ANNE SALTEL Carolyn Anne was born January 20, 1938 to Earnest and Marjorie Reuther in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She had one older sister Leona. Carolyn spent her growing up years in the Weston area of Winnipeg. She had the nickname skunk-girl because she had a pet skunk as a teenager. Her son Ricky was born in Winnipeg. She moved to California and lived there for 19 years. There she became an avid fisher-woman mostly deep-sea. One time she helped to pull in a great white shark. She owned and ran a Craft and Hobby Shop for a number of years. She was also a school bus driver and a waitress. When Carolyn's father's health declined she moved back to Winnipeg to live with and care for him. Carolyn's father served in the Second World War as a infantry soldier. For six years Carolyn along with her mother and sister lived with their Uncle Percy and Aunt Lottie. Carolyn met Archie through a mutual friend in 1993. They moved to Neelin for one year and in the fall of 1998 they moved to Ninga. Archie and Carolyn were married on April 3, 1999. Carolyn enjoyed her involvement with the Boissevain Metis Local serving as President for one year. She also enjoyed bead work especially making jewelry, and enjoyed braiding sweet-grass. Carolyn was predeceased by her parents, her sister Leona and son Ricky. She is survived by her husband Archie, daughter-in-law Christine, brother-in-law Frank Schmidt, Archie's sister Edith and brother Alex. Also stepsons Shane, Kelly and Joey. Grandchildren, nieces and nephews, three Aunts and one Uncle and good friend Will Goodon. After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer Carolyn passed away in Boissevain Health Centre on March 21 at 2:12 a.m. with Archie by her side. Funeral Service was held on March 26 at the Ninga Presyterian Church. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Boissevain Palliative Care. Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204) 523-7791

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 31, 2012

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  • She was a lovely lady. - Posted by: Christine Reuther (Daughter-in-law ) on: Apr 16, 2012

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