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Born: Jun 22, 1940

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2019

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June 22, 1940 - August 3, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, 'mum', grandma, sister, aunt and friend in the early morning of August 3, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital. We wish to thank the compassionate efforts of the medical staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for their care and concern in Mom's time of need.
June was born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan on June 22, 1940.
She leaves behind her beloved husband Harold, of 55 years, her son Greg (Heather) Swalwell, her daughter Tracey (Roger) Lewko, and her precious grandchildren that brought her immense pride and joy, Clark, Taylor (Swalwell) and Damon, Jenna (Lewko). June also leaves to mourn her passing her brother Fred (Marion) Silzer, and her nephews, Bob, Doug (Joan) and Mark (Lori) Silzer, and her great-nieces and nephews, Megan, Mitchell, and Jordan (Silzer). She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Dorothy Silzer.
June was a witty and wise lady with a love for her family, and a neverending passion for learning. Her favourite pastimes were gardening, cooking, knitting and cheering on her favourite sports teams. She always had a "project" on the go and enjoyed tackling special jobs around the house and in the yard.
June grew up in Saskatoon and completed her education there at Nutana Collegiate, and later at the University of Saskatchewan, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Bachelor of Education degree. She enjoyed many career paths through her years but enjoyed her years as a teacher most.
June will be forever cherished in our fondest memories.

"I'd rather be a could be,
if I could not be an are.
For a could be is a maybe
with a chance of touching par.
I'd rather be a has been
than a might have been by far.
For a might have been has never been
but a has been was an are."

At Mom's request she will be cremated and laid to rest alongside her parents in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan following a private family service in Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to the St. Boniface Hospital.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2019, Aug 09, 2019, Aug 10, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mr. Swalwell and family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife, mother & grandmother. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person but spoke to her many times on the phone. Wonderful person. My thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Eleanor Lischynski (Insurance Broker) on: Aug 13, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Curtis Larson (Know the family) on: Aug 11, 2019

  • Dear Greg,Heather,Clarke,Taylor, Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom,mother-in-law,Grandma!! Well written obituary.To the rest of the family as well.This is a very difficult time for everyone.We only have one Mom in our life time. Rest In Peace,June.Your work on earth is done.🙏🙏 With love Aunty Emily and family - Posted by: Emily A.Durbin (Aunt,Great Aunt) on: Aug 09, 2019

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