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Born: Apr 17, 1946
Date of Passing: Jul 22, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Pauline was the most devoted and proud mother. She leaves behind her beloved children, Ryan (Ashley) and Lindsay. More than anything else in life, Nana cherished her grandbabies, Nevin, Isabella, Greyson, Adelynne and Kate and Amy (Doudiet).
"Paul" will also be greatly missed by her sister and best friend, Carole (Davey, Kris, Jessie, Ethan and Nikolas).
"P" had many dear friends whom she also considered her family. They helped create the many stories of her fun and adventurous life and also supported her through the journey of her illness. Special thanks to Marlene, Janice and Darlene for being there unconditionally.
Pauline, daughter of Benjamin and Molly, was born on April 17, 1946 in County Durham, Northern England; later immigrating to Winnipeg at the age of 18. Dedicated and amazing with numbers, Pauline worked as a bookkeeper and controller for many great employers, some of whom became lifelong friends including; MTS, Eurocars (Fab), several restaurants operated by Heinz and Joanna Kattenfeld, Banville and Jones, and (Joe) Laufman Reprographics.
Later in life, Pauline discovered a passion for travel. Highlights included many trips back home to England, touring Italy, Greece, Spain, and a Viking river cruise, At the top of the list, a trip to Disney World with her grandchildren for her 70th birthday.
Sincere gratitude for the care provided by the many doctors, nurses and support staff during the past three years; especially the compassionate staff at Jocelyn House.
Mom, rest knowing you raised us right; teaching us hard work, determination, resilience and courage. We will deeply miss your contagious laughter, your beautiful smile and forever cherish the everlasting memories we created together. Thank you for showing us a love like no other until your very last breath.
An intimate Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Mom will be taken home to rest in England with her mam, dad and nana.
Pauline's family would like to invite you to make a toast with your finest glass of red and share your memories of Pauline at email@example.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba in Pauline's memory.
Till we meet again...
Hope you are able to dance now.
Condolences may also be left on her tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2020
Full obituary to follow in next Saturday's Free Press.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2020 Make a donation to
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2020, Aug 01, 2020
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
I'm so sorry Lindsay to hear of your mom's passing. - Posted by: Janice Eppler (Knows Lindsay) on: Aug 01, 2020
Condolences to family and friends of Pauline. - Posted by: Gwen beerling (friend) on: Aug 01, 2020
Pauline was a "One Of A Kind, Spirited Woman" that you only meet once in a lifetime. Our friendship goes back to the mid 60's for our first meeting and being an usher in her wedding party. Tons of crazy, fun times at Nutimik Lake, Pool parties,Tennis parties, Family gatherings, child births and U.S. outings. A Good friend to Roberta(Bobbie) over all the years. Sincerest Sympathies, Condolences and Prayers to Ryan, Lindsay, Carole and all Grandchildren and Families. Many fond memories to cherish for all to remember Pauline by. Love John Poturnak , Kristofer and Jackie Poturnak - Posted by: john poturnak (longtime friend) on: Jul 31, 2020
What an amazing woman, full of love, kindness and a wonderful spirit. I was fortunate to join Pauline on a river cruise a few years ago. She was a great travel companion and I treasure that special time I had with her. My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Lauri StewaRT (friend) on: Jul 29, 2020
I first met Pauline in Oakbank when we would all take our grandkids out for Halloween together. She was full of energy and fun and always wore the best Halloween costumes! We just clicked and became friends. It always surprised me how many friends she had that I knew either through hockey or exercise class. When she decided to go on a cruise and her sister couldn't go, I very last minute decided to go with her! It was a wonderful time! We both had never been on a cruise before so it was great fun exploring and figuring out things together! This was something very special that we got to share! I will miss her! She was a very special lady with a heart of gold and always a huge smile! To Lindsay, Ryan & family, I am so sorry for your loss. She loved you guys and those beautiful grandchildren more than you will ever know! Take care! - Posted by: Val Lewis (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2020
We met Pauline & Carole the evening of the first day she moved into Sage Creek Apts. We immediately started chatting & felt a common bond. We miss her cheery attitude in life & her knock on the door for a short visit. She always tried to keep everything light & we all would have a few good chuckles together; even though we knew she was most often in pain. Seems like we have known her forever! She will always be in our memory! Such a sad time for her family! With Love! George & Marlene - Posted by: Marlene & George Hughes (Friends from 130 Sage Creek) on: Jul 29, 2020
Pauline and I met at the hospital the night before we had our girls. Almost 40 years ago. Pauline was a wonderful travel companion. Great sense of humour and adventurous spirit. A wise and supportive friend. She will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Marlene dawson (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2020
We have known Pauline from the good old days at St. Andrews community club and at many functions there including ringette and hockey. She had a heart of gold and always a laugh about something! We will miss her and know that she was very close with her kids and Carole and the family. Thinking of all of you at this time and sending prayers! Love Al and Tricia Geurts - Posted by: Tricia Geurts (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2020
To Pauline's Family, I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. Pauline was a great friend. I admired her ability to deal with challenges and move on to make things better. Pauline loved life and good times. She loved a good party and I have had the pleasure to party with her numerous times - those Four Seasons Tennis Club parties among others were a blast. I will miss her. Virtual Hugs and Love to all. Bill - Posted by: Bill Toews (Friend) on: Jul 28, 2020
I admired Pauline, her love for life, love for her children and her grandchildren was precious. Pauline lit up a room with her wonderful sense of humour and positive attitude. She was very special to me! Pauline loved to spoil me when I was a young child with her attention and kindness, I will miss her very much, she will always be loved and in my heart. ❤️ Love you Pauline ❤️ - Posted by: Colleen Cameron Henderson (Family friend) on: Jul 26, 2020
My heart goes out to Pauline’s family and friends. She was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. She will be missed. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. - Posted by: Wendy Rand (Friend ) on: Jul 25, 2020
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