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Born: Aug 26, 1920

Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2017

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AUDREY MAY METCALFE August 26, 1920 - November 9, 2017 It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Audrey May Metcalfe (née Belknap), aged 97 years, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. Audrey leaves to mourn and cherish her memory her three children: Robert Metcalfe, Valerie Metcalfe and Shelley Marshall, surrogate grandchild Helen Sabater-Fixe (Steven) and children, special family friend Irene Haigh Gidora, extended family and countless friends. Audrey worked hard all her life and raised her children primarily on her own. She became the text book buyer for the University of Manitoba Bookstore and enjoyed working there for close to 24 years. She lived in Vancouver and Thailand where she learned to teach English as a Second Language. She continued to teach ESL when she returned to Winnipeg in 1965. Audrey loved to travel and realized her dream of going around the world. After she retired in 1986, she had countless adventures in Europe, the United States and Mexico. We had a wonderful mother. She loved life and opened her heart to everyone she met. She made lifelong friends wherever she went. She was loving, brave, gracious, funny and feisty until the end. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Sybil Belknap, her sister Sybil Mallindine, and her beloved grandson Benjamin Marshall. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the attentive, loving care of the staff at the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Convalescent Home at 276 Hugo Street N., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2N6. At her request our mother has been cremated. A memorial service will be held in the Spring at a place and time to be determined. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23) THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 (204) 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 18, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I knew Audrey from the Day Hospital at RHC. She was always a wonderful person to be around, a silly sense of humour and amazing stories of her life. I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Kara () on: Nov 20, 2017

  • I have just been reminiscing with my dad, Denis Daly, on the fun times with Audrey and family and the rest of Willow Ridge crowd. The good times in the 60s included annual fireworks parties which in one case resulted in a rocket ending up on the roof of Audrey's house!! Our thoughts are with you, the Daly family - Posted by: Kathy Loewen (Daughter of Audrey's friend) on: Nov 19, 2017

  • Audrey had so many friends at U of M based on her her incredible work ethic that meshed with her warm personal style making her an effective and memorable bookstore employee. So happy that she was able to live a long and enjoyable retirement. JOHN and BEV - Posted by: John and Bev McIntyre (U of M friends and colleagues, friend of Shelley) on: Nov 18, 2017

  • I had the pleasure (fun) of working with your Mom at the UM Book Store in the early sixties.She was feisty and a wonderful story teller. We were treated to stories of her "clan" and the adventures of her beloved dog "Sam."on a daily basis and actually spent a few evenings at her lovely that time it overlooked prairie and beautiful sunsets. Audrey actually was the person responsible for "Introducing" me to my future husband, Bill, and was at our wedding in 62 along with Pat and Andrea. What wonderful memories she's left her family and friends ! *A life well lived * Lorri - Posted by: Lorraine Helgason (Lorri) (I worked with Audrey at the UM Book Store) on: Nov 18, 2017

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