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Born: Jan 22, 1916

Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2019

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EDITH MARY STAPLETON (nee O'MALLEY) January 22, 1916 - February 19, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce that Mum passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Red River Place at the age of 103 with her daughter and favourite son-in-law at her side. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Alice Aime (Doug) of Petersfield. She is also survived by niece Pat Roussin (Peter) and nephews, Tom O'Malley of Winnipeg and Pat Glover (Margaret) of Calgary and their families. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Beatrice Stodgell and Dorothy Imlah (Dan) and brother-in-law Wilfred Stapleton (Betty) and their families. Mum was predeceased by her husband George in 2000 and infant daughter in 1957. Mum is the last one of her family having been predeceased by parents, Creighton and Mary O'Malley, brothers, Jack (Margaret) and Robert (Marguerite) and sister Irene (Len) and nephew Russell Glover. Mum was born and raised in Fisherton. After leaving school, she spent some time working in Winnipeg. Mum and Dad were married in Winnipeg on June 22, 1946 and returned to Fisherton to begin their life together on the farm working side by side. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1996. They retired from farming in 1986 however continued to live on the farm until Dad's passing. Shortly after that Mum moved to the Lions Centre in Selkirk leaving behind many longtime friends, family and neighbours and making new friends. She was still baking bread and muffins in her 90s. She enjoyed her time at the Lions Centre playing cards every week with the residents until she moved to Red River Place in Selkirk in 2012. Mum enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, reading, playing cards and watching sports on television. Mum was a lifetime member of the Fisherton Women's Institute. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lindenschmidt Sr. and Dr. Lindenschmidt Jr. as well as all the staff at Red River Place for the wonderful care, compassion and friendship shown to Mum during her stay. Thanks also to Mum's family and friends who visited, telephoned and sent cards. A celebration of Mum's life will be held on February 23, 2019 at at 1:00 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favourite charity. FISHER FUNERAL HOME INC. In care of arrangements. Fisher Branch, MB 204-372-6271 or 204-372-6803

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Aunt Edie was such a great individual, strong and with a huge and loving heart. Myself and my daughter Laura Springer have many fond memories with our dear Aunt Edie. Edie was my mother's sister (Irene Glover nee: O'Malley) and, she visited her in Calgary a few times. The visits were always too short for the two of them to catch up with all the past good times and to catch up on the current times. Edie's daughter, Alice and husband Doug, were very involved with Edie while in Selkirk, and we appreciate their love and attentive care provided. Edie was always interested in the farm and how the weather was going to affect the crops and when they could get onto the fields. Aunt Edie was 103 years old and had a very long and productive life, we will always remember her. Love Pat Glover and Laura Springe and Families. - Posted by: Patrick Glover (Nephew ) on: Feb 22, 2019

  • We had the pleasure of meeting Edith while Robert’s mother, Isabella, was in Red River Place. Your mom always passed her newspaper on to mom when she was finished reading it. She was a kind and gentle person and we always enjoyed our short visits with her. Our condolences. - Posted by: Robert and Judy Chamberlain (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2019

  • Alice and Doug, we are so sorry to hear about your Mum. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We hope fond memories of Edith will cheer you now and always. Love George and Julia - Posted by: George McKenzie and Julia Penny (Friends) on: Feb 21, 2019

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