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Born: Jun 22, 1933

Date of Passing: May 31, 2021

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June 22, 1933-May 31, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mavis at Pinawa Hospital at the age of 87 years.
She leaves to mourn her son Darwin (Donna), two grandsons, Justin (Francesca) and Jeffrey (Felicia), two great-grandsons, Jaxon and Jace, sisters-in-law, Josie (Steve), Jean , Annette, Eileen, Mildrid, and Margaret, and brother-in-law Ronald (Dorothy). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and close friends, Beverly and Jackie.
Mavis was predeceased by her beloved husband Walter, son Blaine, mother Doris, father Thomas, brothers, Eddie, Raymond, Ernest, Gordon and Lorne, sisters, Margaret and Matilda, sisters-in-law, Maria, Ina and Velma, brothers-in-law, Norman, Anton, James and George.
She was employed at the Royal Bank of Canada in Lac du Bonnet for 29 years, occupying many positions and retiring in 1992.
Mavis loved sports and was a life member of many organizations including Lac du Bonnet Curling Club, Wildlife Association, Landerville Water Co-op, Pioneer Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, plus she volunteered whenever she felt capable. She also enjoyed woodworking and gardening in her spare time, but her greatest joy of all was her grandsons and great-grandsons.
We would like to thank the nursing staff and doctors at the Pinawa Hospital who took good care of Mavis in her final days.
Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Mavis will be laid to rest at the Lac du Bonnet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and leave condolences by visiting Mavis' memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I hadn't seen Auntie Mavis for many years until I took my dad to visit Mavis and Walter a couple of years before my dad passed, I had forgotten what a fun person she was. Since that visit we stayed in touch and talked every few weeks and had a few laughs over the Jets and Flames hockey games. Makes me wish I would have stayed in touch a lot more. Mavis you will be missed. Love Marin, Tyler & Donald - Posted by: Donald Pott (Nephew) on: Jun 14, 2021

  • I have so many special memories of Mavis and Walter and the farm. I dated Darwin when I was 15 for 5 yrs and met Walter and Mavis. Mavis was like my second mother, she taught me lots and gave me very special memories of farming life, memories I will never forget. I remember our fishing trips and I also remember her showing me how to get a chicken and kill it so we can eat it for dinner 😳😊. Mavis helped me get my job with RBC and I worked there for 29 years. When I came to the City I lost touch with Mavis for many years and then one day a few years ago, we reconnected. It was like no time had passed. I would have loved to have seen her again, as we talked about it often. Mavis called me a Month ago and left me a lovely message. One thing I am sad for is I procrastinated and I do regret not seeing her. Mavis was such a special lady and had the most positive attitude one could have. You were such an Angel in our world and now you can be an Angel in Heaven. Thank you Mavis for being so kind to me when I was a part of Darwin’s life. I will never forget you! Hope you are with Walter now and Blaine. - Posted by: Joyce Willacy Veert (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2021

  • I have many fond memories of your Mom & Dad Darwin through my sister Jackie, as often we would all get together. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Marie Virtue (Friend) on: Jun 05, 2021

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