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WINNIFRED SIGRID HENDERSON (ERLENDSON)(WIN)
Date of Passing: Nov 07, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WINNIFRED SIGRID HENDERSON
Win was proud of her Icelandic heritage. When I read of Icelandic characteristics, it says they respond to life's challenges with courage, candour and creativity, edged with a dry humour. That was Win.
Win was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1926. She was the youngest of five children. Later, the family moved to Cormorant Lake, where her father owned a trading post. Win was orphaned at eight years of age. She went to live with her Aunt Ena and Uncle Ed Erlendson in the west end of Winnipeg, and became best friends with her cousin, Eleanor. She graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, and then completed a business course at Success Business College. After she graduated, she was employed as a secretary at TCA and at Central YMCA in Winnipeg.
Win met her husband, Jim, at Hoban's Park at age 13. He was the love of her life. They were married on March 8, 1947, and bought a house on Moorgate Street in St. James, where they raised their two children, Pat and John. They later retired to Gimli, and stayed together for almost 70 years.
Win was a loving, beautiful and elegant lady. Her attention to detail was evident in everything she touched. Nothing was more important to her than spending time with family. When thinking of Win, one thinks of a strong woman, but one so polite that we knew her thoughts more from the look in her blue eyes than from her words. She brought people together, made us want to be our best, and respected everyone's opinion.
Win was predeceased by her husband, Jim; her son, John; and her son-in-law, Norm.
Her daughter, Pat Dalman; her granddaughters, Kirsten (Steven) and Tannys (Sergio); her daughter-in-law Jan; and her great-grandchildren, Willow, Soren and Asra, will miss her always. Rest in peace.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Icelandic River Lodge and Arborg Hospital for their care and kindness to Win.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
FUNERAL CENTRE GIMLI
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Growing up on Moorgate Street has given me many wonderful memories. Mrs .Henderson certainly is one of those fond memories ,with her warm loving smile and gentle kind manner .Mrs Henderson always welcoming you into their home to play,share a snack or join in the fun of firecrackers in the back yard. I am very sorry for your loss ,Pat and family. Joan McCorrister (Harvey) - Posted by: BARBARA MCCORRISTER (Neighbour) on: Nov 25, 2020
Hello Pat. My deepest condolances to you and your family. I have many warm memories of all your famiy, my friends acrossthe street on Moorgate St. - Posted by: Heather Watt ( nee Mead) (Friend and Neighbour) on: Nov 22, 2020
Condolences to you and the family Pat. Your Mum was truly a gracious and kind woman and we were lucky to have known both her and Jim, one of the sweetest couples ever. - Posted by: Pat + Ron Nuspl (friend) on: Nov 16, 2020
Hi Pat Cousin Leslie here. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care - Posted by: Leslie Stevens (neice) on: Nov 14, 2020
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