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MARY PRENTICE BARRABLE

Date of Passing: Jul 31, 2020

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MARY PRENTICE BARRABLE

Peacefully, Mary passed away at Vista Park Lodge on Friday, July 31, 2020, aged 95.
Born in Winnipeg, she is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Jessie, her brothers, Graeme, Jim, and Gordon and her sister Edie. She will be greatly missed by her 10 nieces and nephews located in Australia, Bermuda, USA and Canada as well as all her close friends in St. Vital.
Although, becoming blind at relatively a young age, she never let her handicap hinder her from being an inspiration to others and having a fulfilled life. She was an active participant in the congregation of the St. Mary's Road United Church. Mary was always eager to listen to all kinds of information whether it was about new technology, the local or international news. Her ability to retain this information along with the accurate dates never ceased to astound everyone around her. Her love for football and mystery books continued throughout her lifetime. Her beloved Blue Bombers finally returned the Grey Cup in 2019 which brought her much pride and joy. Finally, her wicked sense of humour due in part to her Scottish mother and to her own sensibilities, was evident in every conversation and was sure to keep everyone on their toes.
A memorial get together of family and friends shall be held at a later date.

From Mary to her family and friends.
"Remember the joy with which I loved life and the Creator; remember that I was not afraid of death. Keep me in your hearts
with love and laughter, speak of those
things we did together and know that the spirit of the Lord is with me as we are
absent from each other."

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to her family. Although I never had the honour of meeting Mary. I knew of her Through her niece Dianne. She seemed to be wonderful, caring person. Teresa (QC. Canada) - Posted by: Teresa Moniz (Friend of her nieces Dianne and Jocelyn ) on: Sep 04, 2020

  • We only had the pleasure of meeting Mary a few times but recognized what a special person she was. Mary was a dear friend of our Aunt Gladys who passed in 2018. Both she and Gladys were two of the Bombers' biggest fans. Our deepest condolences to all the family on the loss of this dear person. - Posted by: Chris and Wayne Penhall (acquaintance) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • Mary was part of my life on Glen Avenue for many years. She and her parents lived across the street from our family. As a child, I enjoyed looking at her photo albums and hearing about her family and friends overseas. I remember the snowstorm on March 4, 1966 that brought huge snowbanks to our street and car travel was impossible. Mary happily accepted a snowmobile ride just for the fun of it! She joined in on the happenings of the neighbourhood with great joy! My parents ( Florence and Alan Adams ) were good friends of Mary. My Mum and Dad are deceased, but I know they would want me to pass on their condolences to Mary’s family along with ours. - Judith and George Webster - Posted by: Judith and George Webster (Neighbour and Friends) on: Aug 08, 2020

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