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Born: Apr 11, 1940

Date of Passing: May 24, 2021

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April 11, 1940 – May 24, 2021

Gayle peacefully passed away just as the sun was beginning to set on Victoria Day.
Gayle Telford Mann was born and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from Kelvin High School in 1955. A couple of years after graduation, she left Winnipeg and attended Minneapolis Business College in Minnesota. She met Russell Mann in 1957 and they wed on June 17, 1960, sharing 61 years together this year.
Gayle will be sadly missed by her husband; three sons, Wesley, Scott and Bradley and their partners; four grandchildren, Amber, Mikhayala, Emily and Kaden; and extended family members including nephews and nieces. Gayle will also be missed by her friends, neighbours, and former work colleagues.
She was predeceased by her grandfather George Latimer, her grandmother Marguerite Latimer; her mother Ruth Mavis, and her sister Sharon Telford.
Gayle began her professional career with Western Gypsum Products, and then worked for the Canadian Diabetes Association for over 10 years. While with CDA, she earned her Certified General Accountant diploma. She moved on to work with Manitoba Public Insurance where she retired after a long and successful career. Her husband completed his career the same day so they were able to celebrate their retirement together.
One of Gayle's greatest loves was the 25 years spent at the family cabin at Caddy Lake in the Whiteshell during all seasons. She was an avid Titanic historian, having had a relative, Andrew Latimer who perished when the Titanic sank in 1912. Thus began her interest and enthusiasm in family genealogy. In 2011, Gayle fulfilled a lifelong dream of travelling to Australia to do further research. She enjoyed many family vacations and road trips during her lifetime.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Riverview Palliative Care where Gayle's care in the last days of her life were exemplary.
Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I had the privilege of working with Gayle at Westroc Industries many years ago. She was always a very friendly, helpful and cheerful co-worker. On occasion, she would pick me up and drive me to work with her. I seem to think it was a little blue car, but could be wrong on this after so many years. My sympathy to the family. - Posted by: Vicki Fedak (Former co-worker) on: Jun 14, 2021

  • Our condolences, Russ. Laura and I always enjoyed our chance meetings and visits with you and Gayle. Her knowledge of Titanic history was very enthralling along with her passion for family history. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Ron Takeshita (Coworker) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Roberta and I were neighbours on Ebby Avenue, both of us living with our parents at the time. This was back in the 1950s-1960s. Roberta was 14 years older than I was but I never forgot how kind and friendly she was to me. I was an annoying little kid, but Roberta always gave me her time. She was a very gentle soul and 70 years later I am still grateful to her. May you Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Darlene Bremner (Kilfoyle) (Neighbour) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Danny and I would like to express our condolences to Wes and Theresa and especially Mr. Russell Mann and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Gayle Rest In Peace - Posted by: Gem (Daughter in law’s friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to Russ and family. I remember running into Gayle at the craft store. - Posted by: Jackie (Retired coworker) on: Jun 12, 2021

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