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Born: Apr 01, 1930

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2020

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(nee PETERS)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Nettie Unger, at the age of 90, on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Misericordia Health Centre.
Nettie will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Betty (Dennis), Kathy and Margie (Denis), her grandchildren, Lisa (Cory), Teresa (Julius), Patrick (Tennelle), Jiszka (Danielle), and great-grandchildren, Zach, Dahlan, Nathan, Makayla, Amanda (Myles), Brooke, Eric, Kaleigh, Tommy, Amber and Trevor (Danni), as well as family friend Mel.
She is survived by her sisters, Eva and Susie, and brothers, Jake and Bill.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1994; her sister Annie, brothers, Peter, David, Nick, Abe, John, and special friend Joe Charette.
Nettie was born on April 1, 1930, in the RM of Rhineland, Gretna, Manitoba. As a child her interests in knitting and sewing were lovingly encouraged by her grandma who taught her how to knit and an exceptional teacher who got her into a sewing class for grade eight students when she was only in grade four. Her interests and skill grew with her. She has sewn many beautiful wedding gowns and has been sought out by family and friends to make outfits or do special repairs throughout her life. She was delighted to be hired on at a sewing factory once her youngest was in school. She made many good friends there.
After retiring Nettie loved to spend time with her grandchildren, sewing in her home, baking bread, making cookies and the family favourite, peanut butter marshmallow squares. At 65 Nettie took a course to learn an old lace making technique called tatting which added to the joy of the family to receive gifts of her intricate work.
She knitted many bonnets and donated them to hospitals for newborns, as well as many mitts, scarves and hats for donations to those in need.
She married her husband Peter on October 26, 1950, and moved into Winnipeg. In September of 1951 she had her first baby of three. Betty then Kathy then Margie. They had the opportunity to spend a fair bit of time with their first great-granddaughter, Amanda, and developed a special bond. Grandma loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. In the last month she was still trying to knit something to welcome the newest and first great-great-grandchild.
Nettie also enjoyed playing her harmonica, organ and spoons for family and friends.
We would like to thank Elizabeth, Gilles and all the cooks and staff at Riverside Lions for their great care and attention while Mom lived there. We'd also like to thank the nurses and caregivers at the Misericordia Health Centre for their care of our mother and of us as we went through her final chapter in life. Special thanks to the friends who supported her at Misericordia, Doreen, Mary, Hazel and Sandra.
Due to COVID restrictions we will be having a small private service at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. For those unable to attend, a live stream will be available. Please call 204-885-9715 between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to inquire about access to the live stream.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer Society or your favourite charity.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I will always remember her for the kindness and joy she brought with her to every family gathering. She taught me gardening skills and I experienced real waffles and sauce for the first time in her kitchen. She made our children (her great grandchildren) beautiful clothes with tags that said love grandma on them. She pretended not to notice when her grandkids and great grandkids would sneak peanut butter squares before supper. Most importantly she taught us to have fun and remember to laugh because life is too short to be unkind. - Posted by: Danielle Clement (Grand daughter) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Mom, I love you so much and will miss you extremely. I will miss the daily phone calls from you just to check in to see how we were doing. I will miss seeing all your accomplishments that you made from your sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and of late your tatting. I will miss the loving and kind heart you always had for everyone. You were always there for me when I was hurting emotionally. You now have a chance to sew all those angels new gowns that you always spoke about. I love you Mom, you can now be in peace with no more hurt. - Posted by: Betty Gauley (Oldest daughter) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • **NETTIE* I will be thinking of you when making buns and sharing new recipes with. Thanks for all the visits and your wonderful friendship. RIP Love, Merna. - Posted by: Merna Shatford (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Betty, Kathy, Margie, and families. I am very saddened to hear of the loss of your mom grandma, great-grandma, and soon to be great-great-grandma. Auntie Nettie was a very special lady. I have warm memories of visiting your family as a child in St. Vital. All of us would crowd around a small table in a tiny kitchen and enjoy a welcoming lunch. Auntie Nettie also made one of my favourites. She called it “crazy cake”.(puffed wheat squares). She comes to mind each time I make it to this day. - Posted by: Angie Baranowski (Great Niece and Cousin) on: Sep 19, 2020

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