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Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2021

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1940 - 2021

We are broken hearted to announce that on February 3, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family, Mary Carlow began her next adventure, and passed after a long arduous battle with Leukemia.
Mary was predeceased by her beloved
husband George, her parents Don and Lil, brothers Donald and Larry, parents-in-law, Leonard and Lily, brothers-in-law, Bill and Jimmy.
Mary leaves to mourn her son Michael
(Erika), daughter Tracey (James) and the joys of her life her grandchildren, Colin (Kendra), Colton, Bryce, and Kristin. One brother Glen (Terry), sisters-in-law, Lucy (Denis), Elaine, and Linda as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Fort William, Ontario now Thunder Bay prior to her family
relocating to Winnipeg, where they
eventually settled in Fort Rouge. It was here where she was raised and attended Lord
Roberts and Churchill High schools. After graduation Mary trained at St. Boniface
Hospital and became a Registered Nurse.
Mary loved nursing on the pediatric ward and was very proud of her time spent caring for these newborn miracles. and became the families "go to person" for her knowledge of bumps and bruises scrapes and dents or any trivia for that matter. Mom was the
undisputed champion in our household. Mom kept in touch with her nursing friends and looked forward to the many reunions with her nursing class after her retirement.
On a blind date, Mary, met the man of her dreams, George, love blossomed, and they were married in 1964, They started their life in St. Vital, and as the family grew, Mom decided to stay at home and raise her
children. This is where she really excelled. Mom made our house a home, involving
herself with all her kid's activities. Mom
volunteered for school field trips, fund
raising, community club activities, extra
curricular activities, and even found time to volunteer with the Salvation Army. This
carried over to her grandchildren as she continued to follow them to tournaments, plays, and anything that they may be involved in. Mom travelled with them when the
opportunity arose and was happiest when they were near.
Mom absolutely adored having her family surrounding her, whether it be at home, her cabin at Ponemah, games in her apartment block, or simply D.O.T.P. or ("Drinks on the patio" as we refer to it) where we would catch up on the week's events. Family was the
center of her being. Mom was caring, thoughtful and fun. She maintained her
spectacular sense of humour right up until the very end, finding amusement, laughing easily and infectiously with all of us.
Mom loved to travel, and spoke often about her visit to the UK, trips all over North
America, and especially her adventures to
Arizona. Mom's hobbies were too numerous to mention, but a few included, bingo, needle point, ceramics, and her favourite was reading mystery novels. Mom took great delight, getting us hooked on what she called "her shows".
Our family would like to take a moment to thank her very special friends, Lucy, Terry, Pauline, Mae and Robbie. Ladies, Mom thought of you as sisters, your love and
support over the years meant the world to her. Mom created many memories that those close to her will cherish forever.
Our family is especially appreciative, of the many doctors and nurses from Cancer Care Palliative care and Home Care for the comfort and caring you provided during Mom's final weeks. A very special thank you to Dr. Hilderman for your exceptional care, your kindness and support over the years, we are eternally grateful.
As per Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to CancerCare, The Heart and Stroke
Foundation, or a charity of your choosing.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our deepest condolences are extended to each of you during this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom & Grandma was a loving, caring and compassionate lady and to us, she was truly a wonderful Aunt. Hold on to the wonderful memories of your Mom & Grandma and she will live on in your hearts forever. May you find comfort knowing that an angel is watching over all of you. - Posted by: Charlene & Norm Jones (Niece & Nephew) on: Feb 07, 2021

  • Mary was my roommate at St. Boniface nurses residence. She was fun, always ready for a laugh. Tough lady, at our last reunion she was on Oxygen, never a complaint. You are at free of all pain and suffering Mary. - Posted by: Elizabeth waroway (classmate/friend) on: Feb 07, 2021

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