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Born: Apr 13, 1931

Date of Passing: Aug 24, 2020

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On Monday, August 24, 2020, Thorey Gudrun Blow (nee Goodman) passed away at the age of 89.
She was predeceased by her parents and seven siblings, and is survived by her two daughters, Allison Tracy Jones (Lance) and Terry Allana Blow; her brother Vilhjalmur (Bill) Goodman (Dorothy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thorey was born on April 13, 1931 at home in Wynyard, Saskatchewan, spending most of her early life on the farm.
Upon finishing high school in Wynyard, Thorey moved to Winnipeg where she lived with her sister while attending Success Business College. Her first job was with the Canadian Bank of Commerce where she held a few different positions, including a Foreign Exchange Clerk and Stenographer, Secretary to the Bank Lawyer and as a Payroll Clerk. While working for the bank, she joined the Bank Baseball League, which eventually became the City of Winnipeg Class B League.
While working at Benjamin Bros Ltd., she met Edward (Ted) Blow at the Winnipeg Roller Rink and the two were married on September 20, 1958 and had their two daughters. They continued rolling skating together for many years as well as joining a mixed curling league. They were also active members of the Crestview United Church where she was a member of the choir for many years.
One of Thorey's loves was signing with the Sweet Adelines female signing group, which she joined in 1982 and remained an active member until Christmas 2019. She looked forward to the yearly singing competition where the group would travel and compete against other choruses from Canada and the United States.
Thorey spent the last number of years living at the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts where she was able to be close to family and friends.
We would like to thank the staff at the Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts for making Mom's final years enjoyable, the CAU at the Grace Hospital and the Transitional Care Unit at the Misericordia Hospital for taking such good care of Mom at the end.
Cremation has already taken place and at the request of the family, a small private burial will be held at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Thorey's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, or to any charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 29, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • We were surprised to learn of Thorey’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you girls. She will now sing with the angels in heaven. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Murray and Marie Kolesar (Friend from Crestview United Church) on: Sep 09, 2020

  • Dear family, I will miss Thorey's quiet reserve. Heavens choir is harmonizing with a great new member. Peace to you all. In Harmony. Ethel. - Posted by: Erhel Cooper (Sweet Adelines friend) on: Sep 02, 2020

  • Terry (and family), my condolences on the passing of your mother. It sounds like she had quite an amazing life. All the best as you celebrate her life and reflect on the memories you have. - Posted by: Doug Warkentin (Colleague to daughter Terry) on: Aug 31, 2020

  • I sang with Thorey for many years when I was a member of Sweet Adeline’s. Thorey was a lovely and kind lady who will be sadly missed by many. So sorry for your loss. Dixie-Lee Voll - Posted by: Dixie-Lee Voll (Sweet Adeline’s member) on: Aug 30, 2020

  • We were so sorry to hear of Thorey’s passing. She was a valued choir member at Crestview United Church. She organized and filed all the choir music for many years. We remember how she looked after selling tickets for the Advent Dinner. Rest In Peace, Thorey. - Posted by: Gord & Donna Riddell (Friends) on: Aug 29, 2020

  • My sympathies to Thorey's family. I knew Thorey from 1959 to 1969 as we were both members of the skating club. We often skated together. Thorey was good fun and a great sense of humour. - Posted by: Dr Larry Mackie (Friend) on: Aug 29, 2020

  • Terry, so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She sounded like quite the character, and you will miss her. Laurell McTavish - Posted by: Laurell McTavish (Friend of daughter) on: Aug 29, 2020

  • Thorey was a quiet lady, but we had great conversations as we got to know one another. She was sincere, and loved her music which we had in common for sure. For the family my heartfelt condolences, I am sorry for your loss. Colleen - Posted by: Colleen GrahamNorth (Former employee at Kiwanis.) on: Aug 29, 2020

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