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Born: Apr 25, 1928

Date of Passing: Jun 17, 2021

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Muriel passed away peacefully on June 17, 2021, at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, MB.
Muriel was born in Somerset, MB on April 25, 1928, daughter of Nelson and Elsie Foster. After finishing high school she worked for MTS as a telephone operator. On October 11, 1946, she married Roland Clearwater who worked for Manitoba Hydro. With Roland's job they moved to Winkler, Boissevain, and Elie, MB where their son Glenn was born on October 11, 1952. He was born on their sixth wedding anniversary. They moved to Steep Rock, MB in 1953, where their daughter, Myrna, was born on January 11, 1956. Myrna passed away on October 5, 2012.
Muriel and Roland enjoyed living in Steep Rock as it was a "one big family" community. Roland retired in 1983 and passed away in 1985. Muriel worked part-time at the Steep Rock Store, helped with the telephone switch board, served as President and Treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. She was an active member of the United Church and Steep Rock Community Club. She loved cooking, gardening, ice fishing, ski-dooing, curling, and playing cards. Their home was always open for family and friends. In 2001 she sold her home in Steep Rock and moved to Winnipeg.
She is survived by her son Glenn; son-in-law Jim Sutherland; grandchildren, Heather (Travis) and Neil Sutherland, Maria Clearwater; great-grandchildren, James, Ella, Hale, and Blake; her brother Glen (Rolande) Foster; sister Dorothy Friesen; nephew Randy (Kimberly) Clearwater along with nieces, nephews and friends.
Muriel is predeceased by her husband Roland, daughter Myrna, brother and sister-in-law Arnold (Vivian) Clearwater, sister Thelma, and brother Murray.
Respecting her wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. A graveside service will take place at a later date.

So when your thoughts do turn to me,
Know that I would not have you cry,
But live for me and laugh for me,
Cause when you are happy, so am I.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Steep Rock Community Club, Box 66, Steep Rock, MB R0C 2Y0 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by:
Arnason Funeral Home
Ashern – Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • So sorry to here of Muriel’s passing. A lovely, warm hearted lady. My condolences to Glenn and family. Lance Pallett - Posted by: Lance Pallett (Friend) on: Jun 30, 2021

  • So sorry to hear about Aunt Muriel - Aunt Mim to all her nieces and nephews. Such a nice and generous lady. Lots of fond memories of visiting the Clearwater family in Steep Rock! Sending lots of prayers and love to Glenn and family. - Posted by: Barry and Melody Foster (Nephew ) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Wonderful lady. My parents and Uncle Eric and Auntie Hilda will have another friend up in heaven. - Posted by: Phil and Marilyn Hjartarson (Friend of the family) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Mom was one of the most selfless, generous and caring people I have ever known. Always quick with a helping hand and welcoming words and actions. Her fresh baked bread and cinnamon buns are legendary from Yuma, AZ to Williams Lake, BC to Steep Rock and Winnipeg, MB and many points in between. We all wish we could have said goodbye but we are comforted in the knowledge that you knew you will be forever in our hearts. - Posted by: James Sutherland (Son-in-law) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to family on the loss. Rest well Muriel! - Posted by: Norma/Glenn Slattery (Family friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • Muriel was a good friend of my parents and I remember her as a wonderful, welcoming, friendly lady who always shared a laugh. I can picture a reunion with her having coffee with my parents and those others from the Steeprock gang who went before - Posted by: Maureen McKinnon Boyce (Friend ) on: Jun 26, 2021

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