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Born: Oct 26, 1931

Date of Passing: Jul 11, 2019

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anne Merle Percy on July 11, 2019, after a courageous fight with cancer. Mom was born on October 26, 1931, to Charles and Effie Cook.
She leaves to mourn her husband of 67 years, Del; daughter Kim (Ian), Kori (Chris), Nathan, Liam; Jon (Lindsay), Xavier, Zoelle, Juliana; daughter Jan (Ken), Karyn, Kristyn (Nastassja); sister Margaret (Dennis), sister-in-law Eleanor, sister-in-law Elisabeth; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will especially miss her good friends, May and Tom, and all of the other caring folks at North Plympton Village.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Ken, Jack, Ferg, Ron; brothers-in-law, Bert, Arnold; and sisters-in-law, Mae, Gwen, Rena and Beth.
Mom was a strong woman who left school at 16 and moved to Winnipeg on her own to go to work. She worked at North American Guild where she met Syd Wilson who became her lifelong friend. We were blessed with a recent visit from Syd which made Mom so very happy.
Mom also worked for Searle Grain, Borger Bros., and then Air Canada where she was one of the first married women to join the company. She loved working at Air Canada and retired from there in 1993.
Mom's greatest love was her family. She made Sunday suppers for their extended family and we grew up knowing that it was important to make time for people in your life. Mom volunteered as a CGIT leader, choir member at Dugald United Church, and then in her later years at Kin Place Personal Care Home, where both her Mom and brother Jack resided.
Mom loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. She always wanted to know what everyone was doing and as we had carried on her tradition of every Sunday suppers, she always knew what the kids were up to. She loved to play Grandpa's piano, often with a rum and tonic in hand. We all love singing one of her favourites about a mouse.
Mom, Dad, Ken and Eleanor built North Plympton Village. They decided to build a clubhouse where people could gather and enjoy each other's company. That was definitely their philosophy in life. They spent many great times with both family and friends, playing cards, singing, solving the world's problems, remembering the good old days, laughing and "having a hoot"!
Mom loved the lake where we have spent many special times together as a family. Since last year when Mom found out about her cancer, we especially treasure the numerous times at the lake as a family, building memories for the kids about their Grandma and Great-Grandma.
There was no one else like her and we will miss her dearly.
A special thank you to the IERHA Palliative Care Team, Dr. Clark, Laura Klammer, Carolyn Smith, IERHA Home Care, and NP Lori Dziewit. You made it possible for us to grant Mom her wish to stay at home.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Cres., Oakbank.
If friends so desire, a donation may be made to Oakbank United Church, P.O. Box 148, Oakbank, MB R0E 1J0.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 13, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sorry to hear about Anne. She was fun to work with and paved the way for many married, working women. My thoughts are with you Janice and family. - Posted by: Laurie Mckenzie (Friend of Janice and co-worker of Anne’s) on: Jul 13, 2019

  • Kim, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My condolences go out to you and your family. Take care, JO - Posted by: Jocelyn Caron (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2019

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