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Date of Passing: Jan 14, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of our mother, grandma, aunt, sister-in-law, Isadora Wolfe, on January 14, 2020, at the age of 88.
Isadora (Is) was predeceased by husband John in 2010, sister Roseanne in 2016, her brothers, Herb and Gordon, her parents, as well as many in-laws.
She is survived by her daughters, Michele and Sandra, sons, Mike and Jeff (Kelly) as well as grandchildren, Chelsea (Paul), Brittnee (Mike), Alexa and Ryan.
Isadora was born in Winkler, where she met and later married her husband of 59 years, John. They travelled with John's work, living in Regina for several years until they returned to Winnipeg and built their home in Charleswood and raised their four children.
It is there that they made many friends and formed strong connections that would last a lifetime. The early days in Charleswood were filled with neighbourhood gatherings, dinner parties and travel. Is and John loved
travelling and their adventures took them to places like Greece and more. Is had a great sense of style and the pictures from these
vacations always looked so glamorous, like a young Jackie Onassis. Is believed that one should experience life beyond the world you know and loved hearing stories of trips and
vacations of family and friends.
Is spent many weekends together with John at their family cottage in Lac du Bonnet, where they eventually retired in the early 1990's. Cottage life consisted of long pontoon boat cruises, fishing, golfing and lots of fun with family, friends and neighbours. Many happy memories were made here. They
returned to Winnipeg in 2002, where they
continued their adventures with excursions to Gimli, Winnipeg Beach and more.
But it was Is's cooking and baking that were the stuff of legends. The three freezers at the cottage would always be stocked with a variety of appetizers on-the-ready for those late-night card games, soups for lunch or her baking. The family loved the warm buns and cinnamon twists straight from the oven, but it was her cookies that held the magic.
Everyone can attest to her candy cane
cookies, lebkuchen or her special chocolate chip cookies. The containers with those
cookies were a magnet for the kids and grandkids alike and seeing them now stir up warm memories.
Is was a smart and witty lady who loved reading and crossword puzzles. Although her eyesight dictated that she was not able to drive anymore, she lived independently and her wit and humour stayed with her.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Is' charity of choice The Salvation Army.
A Celebration of Life will be held on
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My sympathies to all. Auntie Dot was an amazing women. Our family time spent with you in Winnipeg will always have a special warm place in my heart. I loved watching Dad and his baby sister tease each other and laugh until they cried. Harmonicas a blazing, tasty treats a plenty and laughter in abundance. Love you Auntie. - Posted by: Bonnie Lee (Friesen) Nash (Niece) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss - she was a wonderful person, mother and grandmother. I’m very glad I was able to spend time with her this past October at Chelsea and Paul’s wedding. When my Mom died, I was grateful that she and Marj were with me. I have wonderful memories of family get together and Christmases while growing up as well as visits with my Mom and Aunt Dot. She said that my Mom was the only one to call her Dot instead of Iz or Izzi. And I think she liked being called Dot again as she always signed her emails Aunt Dot. I’ll miss her. Remember the good times and memories. She will always be in your heart. - Posted by: Barbara Thiessen (Niece) on: Jan 23, 2020

  • Sandra, Michelle, Mike, Jeff, spouses and grandchildren. It was with deep sorrow that I heard of your mom's passing. Somehow it was even more poignant as it felt like the end of an era. Those memories of family times with your mom and dad and all of you hold a very special place in my heart. My boys remember times with them fondly as well - especially at the cottage. I know how hard it is right now, but know that it does get easier over time. Having just spent our fourth Christmas without mom, I was reflecting on how the hole is still there, it just is not as painful. A few weeks ago our grandson North, was crying as he fell asleep. When I asked what was wrong, he told me he missed grandma the great. As we shared our memories of her his face brightened and he fell asleep peacefully. Remember this as you face the loss of your mom and grandma in the next weeks - talk about the memories and it will ease the pain and bring you peace. - Posted by: Sharon Thiessen-Woods (niece) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Condolences to the family, Sandra, Michele, Mike and Jeff (Kelly), I have enjoyed the last years of corresponding with your mom. Recently she mentioned that she should actually start looking for a place to live in case she was not able to take care of herself. It is a blessing that she did not need to make that move. I have many happy memories.Cherish your memories, I know she will be missed!! Love Aunt Anne - Posted by: Anne Thiessen (Sister in law) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • We are so very saddened to hear of Is’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. We are presently in Texas or would be with you for the funeral. Know that we are thinking of all of you. Uncle Dave and Aunt Leigh - Posted by: Dave & Leigh Wolfe (Brother in law and sister in law) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • Isadore was a very kind and loving friend. A great mom and grandma and friend. Rest in Peace and you will be missed... Renate - Posted by: Renate ( Wolfe ) Gardy (sister in law) on: Jan 18, 2020

  • I'm so sorry to read of Is's passing. I can remember having lots of fun pool side on many a warm day. Is and John were great hosts and good neighbours. Our old Willow Ridge family is declining very quickly. I'm sorry that I will not be able to attend the funeral service as I am spending a few months in Mesa, Az. My thoughts and condolences are with you - you have lots of great memories to comfort you at this time. - Posted by: Bernice Heinrichs (former neighbour) on: Jan 18, 2020

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