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Born: Jul 12, 1922

Date of Passing: Feb 21, 2019

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MARY REED SHALE (nee TIZARD) It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Mary, aged 96 years, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, with family by her side. She leaves to cherish her memory, David (Elsie), Wendy (Al Murray), Barry (Karen) and Neil (Jackie); six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Bob (Christopher Robert) Shale, and her parents, Edith (Reed) and Joseph Tizard. Mary was born in Seaham, County Durham, England on July 12, 1922. During the Second World War Mary met Bob, a dashing service man from Canada; they were wed September 19, 1942. After the war, Mary and their first child David, traveled by ship to Halifax, then by train to Winnipeg to reunite with Bob. They had three more children and lived in a small peace time house in East Elmwood for 65 years. Mum loved children and took pride being a Brownie leader for many years. After her kids were grown mum took a job at the Winnipeg Arena ticket office. This put her keen math skills to use and she would balance to the penny each night. She treasured that job and all the fantastic people she met there. In her later years she kept active by volunteering at CancerCare for many years with her good friend Shirley. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB. Lunch to follow. Cremation has taken place. Mary and Bob will be interred together at the Elmwood Cemetery after the luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to CancerCare Manitoba. The family would like to sincerely thank the second floor staff of Lions Personal Care Centre for their compassionate care and kindness. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 204-783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • So very sorry for everyoneโ€™s loss!! Mrs Shale was a fine lady!! It was always an honour being a part of that family!! Mr Shale will be so happy to have his sweet, precious Mary in his arms once again!! Rest In Peace Together the Two of You!! Condolences to the family!! Hugs ๐Ÿค— Neil! Sorry I was unable to make it to the funeral! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’” - Posted by: Lois Reid (Friend of the Family) on: Mar 03, 2019

  • My condolences to the family on the loss of your Mom. I met Mrs. Shale with Wendy many years ago. She was so friendly and welcomed me to her home. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with lots of family around her. Keep your memories close to your heart. Marilyn Hiebert - Posted by: Marilyn Hiebert (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2019

  • We met Mary when we moved into home and weโ€™re so grateful to have had her as our neighbor. She often reminisced with us about the loves of her life her husband Bob, their children and families. She loved our dog Coco which we gladly shared with her. She was truly an exceptional British Lady who made the Best Steak and Kidney Pie. - Posted by: Jeff and Teresa Reid (Neighbors ) on: Feb 28, 2019

  • David, Elsie & family, so sorry to read of you mother, mother-in-law and grandmother's passing. She has had a long life for you to remember. It has been many years since we lost of fathers and we still have some good laughs at things they said or did. I'm sure it will be the same for you. Our thoughts are with you and you know she is now in good hands. Take care. - Posted by: Marion Molnar (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2019

  • So many good loved to walk through the graveyards and read the ones that were 109 years old. She loved to go for a drive to look for a new Tea House! On our trip to the Maritmes, we loved waterfalls!!She always had a smile for grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved her Jets night โ€˜cause Barry was coming to watch the game. She loved her garden and her neighbours!!she liked The Zoo, the Forks Assiniboine Park, Kildonan Park and Toniata Beach. We will definitely miss her, of course, and so will the grandkids and have grandkids โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• - Posted by: Ksren (Daughter-in-law ) on: Feb 27, 2019

  • Our thoughts and hearts are with you all at this most difficult time. Take comfort in one another. - Posted by: Colleen and Jeff Bell ("Goddaughter") on: Feb 27, 2019

  • To the Shale Family, it is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathies to all in the passing of your Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother...I remember spending my younger years at the Shale home and calling it my 2nd home with Bob & Mary as my 2nd set of parents, Mary was my Brownie Leader when I was younger also..after my Mom had passed on, Mary made a point of always checking in with Dad while he remained in his home on Beach Ave. until he went into the Nursing Home. Thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. - Posted by: Maureen Ward -Saunders (Coates) (Friend of the family) on: Feb 26, 2019

  • You are in our hearts in your time of sorrow. Praying for you that you might have the strength to uplift you and comfort you at this time. - Posted by: Raymond and Darcy Monchamp (Friends) on: Feb 26, 2019

  • I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother/grandmother. I was honored to have known her and was always welcomed in the family home. Please accept my sincere condolences. - Posted by: Don Chelada (Friend of family) on: Feb 26, 2019

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Robert (Bob) Friesen (Family friend) on: Feb 26, 2019

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