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MARGUERITE MIRIAM SINCLAIR

Date of Passing: Feb 18, 2021

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MARGUERITE MIRIAM SINCLAIR

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our mother, Marguerite, on Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was 95 years old!
Left to cherish her memory are her children and grandchildren, Greg (Elaine), Perry; Cynthia, Kristy (Dean); Wendy (Nelson) Warren (Kayla) and Alexandra (Neal); David (Ming); Danielle and Ryan (and their mother, Sandy); Michael (Evelyn), Jacinda and Andrew. Also remembering Marguerite is her beloved brother-in-law Glenn and his children, Scott, Jodie, Sharon and their families; her dear sister-in-law Pogie and her children, Janice (Martin) and Ricky (Chantale), as well as dear Kirk Haugen (Colleen's partner) and his family.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Andrew Lloyd (1980) and cherished daughter Colleen (2017), brother Eddie (2013) and sister-in-law Yvonne (2014).
She was the wife of a RCAF officer which gave her the opportunity to live in Germany, Alabama and Canada (Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba). Mom enjoyed attending the annual Sabre Pilots Association of the Air Division Squadrons (SPAADS) reunions. She always looked forward to spending time with these special friends.
Mom participated in many volunteer committees over the years. In the 1980s Colleen was a member of the school band at Silver Heights Collegiate. Senior year the band travelled to Vienna and Mom was one of the chaperones. Through this trip she made very dear lifelong friends which became known as "The Chaperones".
Mom was a gifted artist and refined her talent as a member of the Norman Art Group in St. James. As part of the Art Group she had work displayed at the Concert Hall, The Conservatory, Assiniboine Clinic and St. James Library to name a few.
Mom also entered her art work and was a winner in the Red River Exhibition Art Show. This led her to become a member and past President of the Art Show committee. Her dedication as a volunteer for the Red River Exhibition and Art Show spanned four decades. In 1992, Mom was awarded a commemorative plaque in recognition of her outstanding contribution made to the Canada 125 celebrations. In 2001, she was awarded a certificate for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer of the Red River Exhibition Association! Mom also was on the volunteer committee at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and was a volunteer for over ten years at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum.
Mom loved life, and with her charm, wit and beautiful smile she made friends easily. She treasured her friends and always enjoyed spending time with them. They would go on trips together, spend summer weekends at friends' cottages and enjoyed going to the Symphony, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Prairie Theater Exchange. Special occasions were always a reason to get together but often they did not need any reason except to get together for a glass of wine with the girls.
Mom especially loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Whether it was visiting in Vancouver every Thanksgiving, going on trips with family or camping at Rushing River and Riding Mountain. Her last camping trip was at age 93. Mom will be dearly missed by her family and it will never be the same without her.
The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at Deer Lodge Centre on Tower 6. Mom appreciated all that they did for her as does the family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when family and friends can safely gather.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the cat shelter in Kenora in Colleen Sinclair's name at kenoracatshelter.com.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
204-885-9715


Publish Date: Feb 27, 2021

MARGUERITE MIRIAM SINCLAIR

It is with great sadness the family of Marguerite announce her passing at Deer Lodge Centre on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 95 years.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date when family and friends can safely gather.
Longer obituary to follow.

For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
204-885-9715


Publish Date: Feb 23, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 23, 2021, Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • On reading of her passing, my immediate remembrance of when I first met beautiful Marguerite, was from decades ago at the St. James Art Club, when I then lived on Valley View Drive and she lived at that time on McLaughlin, I believe. The images of her are still clear however, like a painting one treasures and can’t forget, and I have carried them with me since that time. She was a joy to know, a beautiful soul. Shortly after first meeting her, she was a guest in my home that Christmas holiday for our open house to friends and family and of the dozens of guests there, I observed, as artists will, how she effortlessly engaged with grace and laughter and ease, giving to all it seemed, in equal measure, like a moving picture of peace and grace and love. I have never forgotten her kind eyes, beautiful smile and peaceful energy. And, her kindness. Her gracious presence reminded me of the poetry in this writing: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” The very next morning we artists met in the gallery at the Conservatory in Assiniboine Park assembled to hang our works in a group art exhibition. As a young woman then, I was again taken with her authenticity: unforgettable. The poet, Maya Angelou wrote that, ‘people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’. This rings so true when I remember Marguerite. She had a rare way of making you feel like the only person in the room when she spoke to you, she was totally genuinely engaged, with you. I never forgot the way she made me feel, and her encouragement and support of me, and my work. And her expression of real gratitude for whatever you gave to her, she did not take that for granted either. Observing her, I learned how to be in the moment, what it looked like and how it felt: a life lesson, and an art unto itself. As I have grown older now too, I continue to be inspired by that way of being in the world and can only hope to inspire others through her example. Her joy of life was a gift and left an impression in my heart beautifully colored by her enlightenment. I imagine there to be countless others in her long life, well lived, that she also inspired. Poet, Ram Dass wrote, ‘we are all just walking each other home’. I have such gratitude for the part of my life’s journey that I had the pleasure of walking through in the light and joyful energy of Marguerite Sinclair. She was so kind. May it be a comfort to her family to know that her memory is a blessing. I extend my condolences to all her family as they mourn the loss of their beloved. Rest in peace dear, unforgettable, Marguerite. Posted by: Iris Anderson, (artist friend, from long ago) on: March 1, 2021 - Posted by: Iris Anderson (Artist friend, from long ago) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • The Sinclair Family The Haugen family would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Sinclair Family with the recent loss of your beloved Mother Marguerite...such a Beautiful soul she was... and continues to be... forever reunited with Andrew, Yvonne, Eddie and Colleen... from the bottom of our hearts... We wish Peace and Love to you all. - Posted by: Kirk Haugen (A Great Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • I remember meeting Mrs. Sinclair many years ago when I lived next door to Cynthia and Kristy. She was such a gracious lady and was generous with her time, knowledge and love. I also remember going to her home and she didn't at all mind when my little poodle Noel jumped all over her furniture. She just laughed and asked Noel if she was having fun! When I got married, Mrs. Sinclair gifted us one of her treasured paintings as a wedding present. Thirty years later this beautiful piece of art still receives many compliments. I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Sinclair's passing. She was such a gentle soul and I truly enjoyed the time I spent with her and her family. The world is a better place for having her in it. Our thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Barbara Judt & Family (Friend of Cynthia and Kristy) on: Feb 27, 2021

  • I only got to know Marguerite during the last month of her life, but I found her to be a sweet lady with lots of wonderful stories. Rest in peace! - Posted by: Andrew Waterman (Health Care worker at Deer Lodge Centre) on: Feb 24, 2021

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