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Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2020

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Peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at her residence in Winnipeg, Elaine passed away. She was 87 years old. She was a wonderful mother and wife to her best friend and husband Erwin who passed in 2008. They were married for 51 years.
She leaves behind her daughter Janice and husband Gordon Hudson, son Robert (John) of Burnaby, BC, and dearest twin grandchildren, Melissa and Garrett Hudson. Also surviving is brother Brian Charman (Janice), sister Bernice Eakin, sister-in-law Doreen Lobson and brother-in-law Norman Lobson, plus many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie and Earl Charman, stepfather Claude Charman, brother Gary Charman, mother and father-in-law Beatrice and Jack Lobson, brother-in-law George Eakin, brothers and sisters-in-law, Lorna and Alvin Lobson, Joyce and Arthur Lobson, brother-in- law George Lobson, sister-in-law Marilyn Lobson, and nephews, Jason Charman and Cameron Lobson.
Mom was a Norwood girl growing up. She developed many great friendships in Norwood. It was through these friendships where she inherited the nickname "Keek", which many friends and family members still called her by today. Mom had generally led a healthy life. It was not until these past few years where her health started to deteriorate. In Mom's early years she worked for the Eatons Retail company until her and Dad decided to have a family. She also worked with Dad for many years completing the accounting and books for brother-in-law Norman's business, Winnipeg Pattern and Model Works. Mom was an avid bowler in her earlier days where she played in league bowling with the ladies of Moore Avenue at the Dakota Lanes every Wednesday afternoon. Mom was a great cook and baker throughout her life. Sunday dinners were something we all looked forward to. Mom and our family enjoyed 42 years of our Brereton Lake cottage spending hours swimming, fishing, canoeing and playing dominos in the evening. She loved her time out at the cabin especially when her twin grandchildren would join her. She developed some wonderful friendships with lake neighbours, Helen and Alfred Tapping and Heidi and John Schroeder.
With her children working in the airline industry Mom and Dad were fortunate to take several wonderful trips. Arizona, Florida, Britain, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, and in her more recent years Mom travelled to Montreal and spent Christmases in British Columbia with her son Robert. Mom and Dad also had several wonderful trips with brother and sister-in-law Lorna and Alvin. Out of all her trips, mom's favourite travel spot was Hawaii. Thankfully her and dad got to visit the islands on several occasions.
In more recent years Mom had moved into the "The Terraces-Lindenwood Retirement Living" where she had the opportunity to meet and enjoy many wonderful new friends and staff.
Cremation has taken place. With the Covid-19 pandemic, no funeral service will be held. An interment service for family will be held in the St. Vital Cemetery, 236 River Road in Winnipeg.
Donations in Elaine's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc. (WMSCI), 490 Lindenwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0Y5 or to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1311 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2N 1V8.

Rest in Peace Mom!


As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Your Mom was amazing! We are so thankful we had so many great memories together in Vancouver. We will miss Elaine dearly. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Dixie, Don, Penny, Madison, Nicole - Posted by: Penny Reid (Friend ) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss, your Mom was such a kind and generous lady. I was fortunate to be friends with Janice in my childhood days and was “invited” over to the Lobson home on many many occasions. Their home was frequently the place that our group of friends gathered from our younger years right through our teenage years. Keek, Irv and Bob, would always welcome us and made us feel like guests in their home. There was always something amazing to eat, whether it was intended for us or not! Our group was also the lucky recipients of Keek lending her Ford Rambler to Janice (the first to get her license) to be our chauffeur and going to their beautiful cabin at Brereton Lake. You never forget the kindness of people that have treated you so well as a child. She was such a kind and lovely lady and she will be missed By all. My condolences and may all her happy memories sustain you at this hard time. - Posted by: Nancy Abrassart ( Hutchinson) (Janice’s childhood friend) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • I met Elaine while I worked at Lindenwood Terrace. She was a wonderful, classy woman with a great sense of humour who adored her family. My sincere condolences to her ever devoted daughter Janice who was an inspiration to many with her deep care and constant devotion to her much loved mother. You made her so proud. - Posted by: Leigh Ann Carriere (Friend from The Terrace) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • This lovely lady was a special aunt to me as well as my godmother and a lifelong friend and sister-in-law to my Mom and Dad. Thank you Auntie Elaine for the faithful birthday cards, the great memories of your visits to BC, your wonderful hospitality to us when we came to Winnipeg and great memories at the cottage. You will be missed. - Posted by: Kathy Bartel (lobson) (niece) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • Janice so sorry for your loss of your Mother. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family Marg Siemens - Posted by: Marg Siemens (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Janice and family, my sincerest and deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. Lorna Bound - Posted by: Lorna Bound (Co-worker of Janice) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Elaine from Faith Lutheran Church. She and I shared afternoon visitations to Lutheran patients at the St. Boniface hospital. I enjoyed those afternoons with her. Both she and Erwin were great people and members at FLC. May you know God’s comfort in the promise of eternal life. Peace be with you. - Posted by: Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark (Fri nd) on: Aug 01, 2020

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