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Date of Passing: Dec 30, 2019

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1923 - 2019

With profound sadness we announce that on December 30, 2019, Gertrude peacefully passed away with her children, Mark and Marie at her side.
As the second oldest of eight children she started working at 13 and her career took her from nanny to drycleaner, store clerk, farm wife, mother, librarian and government employee.
Born in Laurier in 1923, married in 1944 and farmed in Ste. Rose du Lac until 1979 when she and Louis retired to Petersfield and their home on Netley Creek. They then moved to the Knights Centre in Selkirk, and subsequently Mom spent the last few years at Red River Place in Selkirk.
Mom was a great mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - how her face lit up when she saw the little ones. She was a wonderful cook, gardener and homemaker who loved social occasions and always made you feel welcome to her home.
She will be missed by her family, Mark, Marie (Richard); grandchildren, Dale (Amy), Kolan, Lesley (Charles); great-grandchildren, Alivia, Everly, Tully and Maverick, as well as her siblings, Annette and Gilles, and many relatives and her dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7 at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street North, West St. Paul.

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • You are in my thoughts and I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that you have so many wonderful memories of your mom. It sounds like she was a beautiful soul and will be missed by many. - Posted by: Darlene Smith (Friend/Coworker) on: Jan 09, 2020

  • Marie, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please know that your friends are keeping you in their thoughts at this time. The memories of your mom that you carry in your heart may bring a tear to fall, but will also bring joy and a smile to your lips. Take care. Michele O'Dowd - Posted by: Michele O'Dowd (Friend of Marie) on: Jan 08, 2020

  • Gertie embraced our friendship and made us feel just family. - Posted by: val and Don Poter (family by frienship) on: Jan 06, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Gertie‚Äôs passing, but so happy to have had so many great times with her and the whole family! Thinking of you all. - Posted by: Allison Cooney (Niece) on: Jan 04, 2020

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