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Born: Sep 18, 1935

Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2021

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September 18, 1935 - April 17, 2021

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Phyllis Anne Kelpin at the age of 85, after her courageous battle with cancer. Her prayers were answered passing away peacefully in her home with her family by her side.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, James and Anne Wallace (Cole). She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Donald Kelpin Sr., her children, son Donald Jr. (Karen); daughters, Shelley and Sharon Wolfe (Bill); and grandsons, Kyle (Hannah) and Darren (children of Don and Karen).
Mom will also be remembered by many relatives and friends including her sister-in-law Joyce Kelpin of BC and cousin Beryl Cole of Winnipeg.
Mom was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba. As a young girl she travelled with her parents frequently due to her father's service in the Canadian Air Force, eventually returning to Manitoba to finish school. She then attended the St. Boniface School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1958, and went on to work at St Boniface, Health Sciences, Misericordia Hospitals and lastly Luther Nursing Home.
While attending her training at St. Boniface, Mom met Dad. They were married March 17, 1958 and lived briefly in Winnipeg later moving to and settling in Stony Mountain for the rest of her life. Mom was a stay a home Mom while raising her three children and she was very involved in all family activities and sports for her children and grandchildren. Family meant everything to Mom. She eventually returned to her Nursing career still always putting family first.
Mom was a caring, kind and compassionate person as well as a great listener, always there for family and friends. She was a very organized individual and independent up to her last day.
We will miss the family celebrations and Mom's sense of humour. Mom loved a good laugh.
We would like to thank Dr. Kumar Belgaumkar for many years of care and the Interlake Palliative Care Medical Staff for their recent care and support.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a small family service at a later date.

Mom, you are forever in our hearts
and may you rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosewood Lodge Stonewall, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a Pet Rescue of your choice.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Shelley we just wanted to share our condolences to loss of your mom. Take comfort with family in sharing all the fond memories you have share will ensure her spirit will be forever held in your hearts. Love and hugs Stacey & Bev - Posted by: Stacey & Bev (Friend) on: May 05, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Shelley and family on the loss of your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Brenda Ealing (Friend) on: May 02, 2021

  • Shelley and family, my deepest condolences and sympathy on your loss. Your mom was a beautiful person. Thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Dee Bissonnette (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

  • Dear family, Heard the news that Phil passed away. So sorry to hear that. She was a great friend. We had a lot of fun together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen Hermann - Posted by: Helen Hermann (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

  • Our Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy to the Kelpin family on the passing of your beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother Phyllis, she was such a beautiful, friendly and lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Wendy and Curtis Maxwell - Posted by: Wendy and Curtis Maxwell (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

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