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Born: Aug 18, 1933

Date of Passing: Apr 14, 2019

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1933 - 2019

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ruth Mildred (Millie) Turnbull at Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, following a brief illness.
She was predeceased five years ago by her husband Clayton.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Gary (Shelley), and Lynn (Chris); grandchildren, Megan (Jon), Derek, Claire (Finley); Bryce, Nick (Kim); and great- grandchild Rachel. Millie also leaves behind her dear sister Bernice Munro.
Millie was born August 18, 1933 to Anna and Elmer Anderson and grew up on the family farm near Grosse Isle, Manitoba. Millie and Bernice travelled by horse to a one-room schoolhouse at East Rosser for grades one through eight and then to Grosse Isle for high school. She moved to Winnipeg for business college and got a job at Investors Syndicate where she met Clayton, and was married in 1955. Millie was proud of her Swedish heritage. She was an active member of Vasa Lund Lodge and maintained communication with many overseas relatives. Mom was a solid foundation of love and support in our family home.
One of Mom's fondest youthful memories was when she and a girlfriend took the train to Banff, Alberta and worked at the Banff Springs Hotel for a summer. She always enjoyed an active outdoor lifestyle; camping, canoeing, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing and walking the streets of Fort Garry. With Clayton, she was a regular face at the downtown YMCA, Charleswood Ski Club and Nature Manitoba, and she was very fit throughout her life and into her 80s. She maintained her balance, strength, and agility to the end.
For the last five years her home was at Harmony Court in Riverwood Square where she participated in every activity possible and supported other residents. Millie was admired for her incredible memory of everyone's name and background. She felt a sense of purpose, and was happy with her Harmony Court routine. A huge thank-you to all the staff that befriended her.
Millie and Clayton travelled across Canada many times and cruised around the world. Now they are together again. The family is holding a private service to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nature Manitoba, 204-943-9029.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Millie will be missed for her warmth and caring to everyone around her. She was truly a wonderful person and was filled with a love of life. Her presence will be missed greatly. - Posted by: Don and Donna High (Knew Millie through Clayton, whom we worked with for many years at investors.) on: Apr 20, 2019

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