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Born: Jun 17, 1922

Date of Passing: Jan 18, 2021

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June 17, 1922 - January 18, 2021

With sadness we announce the passing of June Harriet Saunders, the only daughter of Harold and Bella Chamberg who had immigrated to Winnipeg from Sweden and Norway.
June is survived by her loving husband Gordon with whom she recently celebrated a 75th wedding anniversary. Left to mourn are her three children, David, Bruce (Yuen), Shelley (Ken), seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Born in Winnipeg, Mom grew up in Elmwood, learned to play the violin, attended St. John's High School and furthered her studies at United College. At age 20, she accepted a ticket agent position with Trans Canada Airlines in Toronto, working from the lobby of the Royal York Hotel. She had met Gordon earlier at Fisher Park on an outing with girl friends. They married in the fall of 1945 following Dad's return from Naval service.
Mom and Dad settled in Charleswood where besides being a busy mother, she helped support the family with secretarial work and selling real estate. Somehow, she managed to find time to curl, golf, sing in the United Church choir, and be a member of numerous bridge and book clubs. In her late 80s, she again took up her violin and played for the residents of her retirement home. Gordon introduced June to Victoria Beach in her teens where she enjoyed entertaining her entire extended family until well into her 80s.
She was loved by all those who came to know her for her warmth, compassion and genuine concern for others. She cherished all her many friends but above all truly cherished and valued her family.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our sincere condolences to Gordon and the entire family. June & Gordon were one of our favourite pairs of dinner guests. We enjoyed many entertaining and enjoyable visits with them and their dear friends, the Boulters. - Posted by: Janis & Philip Thompson (Friends) on: Jan 26, 2021

  • My condolences to Uncle Gordon, and to cousins David, Bruce and Shelley. Aunt June lived a long and interesting life as described in the thoughtful obituary I just read in the Winnipeg Free Press. I have no doubt she will be missed. - Posted by: Cliff Wildgoose (Nephew) on: Jan 24, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Gordon, Cassidy and Ginny. June was a very special lady and we have many fond memories of her at the lake. She'll be truly missed by many. - Posted by: Keith Burr (Victoria Beach) on: Jan 24, 2021

  • Sincere sympathies to Shelley and her family on the passing of your Mom. She was always so lovely to chat with at church and such a warm smile. I'll keep all your family in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Marnie Manerch (Friend) on: Jan 23, 2021

  • My condolences to Shelley and her family on this loss of a warm and vibrant woman. I met her at Vasa Lodge meetings, where she was gracious to all, and later at Vasa Lund Estates, where, again, June enjoyed the company of everyone with that smile. - Posted by: KAREN ADAMS (friend ) on: Jan 23, 2021

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