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Born: Sep 02, 1931

Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2020

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Oh Piffle!!

If you knew our Mom,
Winnifred "Winnie" Grief
(nee Ness)... you knew the "Piffle"

Mom passed away peacefully in the evening of March 26, 2020, at Poseidon Long Term Care in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Born in Winnipeg on September 2, 1931, she survived the Great Depression, through wartime, divorce and the toughest of all... bringing up three boys, Scott, Randy and Clayton Case, on her own.
Mom moved us all out to Oakville, Ontario in 1962, where she worked tirelessly to provide her three sons with a good stable life. This is where we as kids grew up, and where Mom met her second husband, Bill Grief. As a family, we built a cabin on a remote lake and spent every weekend (at least it seemed that way to us) there fishing, hunting, swimming, riding the mini bike and snowmobiling. We even made our own maple syrup in the spring.
As we boys grew up, we moved away to Alberta and Manitoba. Empty nesters, Mom and Bill bought some property north of Kingston, Ontario and built a house where they lived until Bill passed in January of 2007. Mom, missing her family, moved to Winnipeg to be closer to Clayton, as well as her two sisters, Evelyn and Frances.
She never really recovered from the loss of her husband (Bill), and was very unsettled as she moved away from the little town of Verona, and left all her dear friends and special church family. We pray that she is now reunited with Bill and her sisters, who she missed so dearly.
Mom also leaves behind three granddaughters, Sheena, Breanna and Krystal; and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff of Poseidon who were so kind to Mom during these difficult times.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Winnie's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I first met Winnie as a community nurse who took care of Bill and supported her in caring for him at home in his last days. She bravely took care of him and I admired her strength. At the end of one my visits after a long day she insisted I sit down and have a bowl of her homemade soup and she wouldn't take "no" for an answer. I will never forget her kindness. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I would think of her from time to time. My sincere sympathy to all of you. I know I will meet her again someday. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. - Posted by: Janet Payne (Acquaintance ) on: Apr 28, 2020

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