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ILEANA MCLAUGHLIN

Born: Jan 11, 1928

Date of Passing: Apr 30, 2019

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ILEANA MCLAUGHLIN

Ileana McLaughlin passed away peacefully, with her loved ones by her side, on April 30, 2019 at the age of 91.
She was born in San Perdro de Macoris,
Dominican Republic on January 11, 1928. She was an only child but had the good fortune to have many wonderful cousins with whom she shared her childhood. As a young woman she took on the responsibility for caring for her mother and father working as a secretary at a law firm and later at The Royal Bank of
Canada. In 1952, at the age of 24, Ileana
started a new life with her mother in New York City. There she taught herself English and worked hard to build a life full of hopes and dreams. Her work life would come full circle to again gain employment with The Royal Bank of Canada. It was there she made lifelong friendships and lasting memories with many transplanted Latin Americans and Canadians. At the bank she met the love of her life Earl whom she married in 1968 and against the odds had two children whom she loved endlessly. In 1982, she and Earl left New York to raise their family in Winnipeg. Over the years, Ileana took pleasure in her sorority membership, her cats, winters in Florida where her best friend Irene lived, drives through the countryside and lunches with friends and family. She also had many hobbies such as crafts, decorating and renovating the house and sewing.
Ileana is survived by her loving husband Earl, son Robert and daughter Lisa along with her nieces, nephews and her cousins.
Please join us in celebrating Ileana's life on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
by Arbor Memorial
204-885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 25, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to Earl, Robert and Lisa I knew Ileana as a Sorority sister. She was a lovely, gracious and warm-hearted kind lady who had a well-grounded understanding of life and people in general. She was a seamstress extraordinaire as I experienced when she did numerous and complex alterations to my own clothing. She did have a talent and an appreciation for the finer things in life as she kept an impeccable and beautiful home keeping her family foremost in her thoughts and actions. She was an excellent cook and baker. I can attest to that fact as she always shared her baking with me over a cup of coffee when I came to pick up the clothing she had altered. I fondly recall the wonderful Sorority Halloween party she and Earl hosted at their home. She was a wonderful hostess and I was impressed with how well she and Earl worked together during the cleanup process the following day. God Bless and God Speed, Marlene Moore, Sorority Sister in Beta Sigma Phi. - Posted by: Marlene Moore (Sister in Beta Sigma Phi ) on: May 26, 2019

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