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Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2019

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A private family graveside service was held at Brookside Cemetery "Field of Honour" on Thursday, August 29, 2019, followed by a luncheon Celebration of Life for friends and family.

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Publish Date: Aug 31, 2019


Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, we announce the passing of Caroline "Rae" Freeborn on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Riverview Health Centre, with family by her side, at the age of 93. Rae had been a resident of Winnipeg, MB for the last 45+ years after leaving the farm in Mather, MB.
Survivors to mourn the loss of this special lady are her sister Florence Elliot; grandchildren, Melanie White (Barry), Scott Ransome (Caroline), Chris Ransome (Candace), Craig Ransome and Darcy Sparling; great-grandchildren, Mitchell Furgala (Alyson), Brett Furgala, Riley Furgala, Shane Ransome, Hope and Laura Ransome and great-great-granddaughter Shayden Rae Furgala; sons-in-law, Bryan Ransome and Garry Sweeting. Rae will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and many friends, especially those residing at Fort Garry Rotary Villa who were her second family for the last 11 years. She was predeceased by her husband Fred Freeborn and daughters, Bonnie Ransome and Norma Sparling, sisters, Margaret Sanders and Irene Cavers and her parents, Gordon and Mildred Elliot.
Rae was a very proud veteran and loved her many years on the farm as well as baking for all her friends and family. The family would like to pass on a very special thank you to the amazing staff at CD-1 Riverview Health Centre.
There will be a private family graveside service at Brookside Cemetery "Field of Honour" with Rev. Don McIntyre on Thursday, August 29, 2019 followed by a luncheon Celebration of Life at Fort Garry Rotary Villa, 528 Hudson Street, Winnipeg at 12:30 p.m. for all friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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Publish Date: Aug 24, 2019

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019, Aug 31, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Rest In Peace Mrs. Freeborn. Your support and love will always be remembered by your family. Hope and Laura loved spending every morning with you either just talking or doing a puzzle. They would tell me often how much they loved the time together - Posted by: Sharon McDougall (My son in law Chris is Mrs. Freeborn grandson) on: Aug 25, 2019

  • Enjoyed my brief time with Rae she was such a treasure, always so positive & alive with wonderful stories. Miss her peanut butter cookies. - Posted by: Joy Sprott (Friend at rotary villa) on: Aug 24, 2019

  • Rae truely was that, "A Ray of Sunshine" she will be missed as she has been these last few months. She always made the best Peanut Butter Cookies for our Thursday Potlucks and now God can enjoy them as much as we all did! Rae's family was especially important to her and she spoke fondly of them. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. - Posted by: DENISE (ROTARY NEIGHBOUR) on: Aug 24, 2019

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