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Date of Passing: Jun 22, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Tee Somers, our beloved mother, sister and grandmother (Nantee), at the age of 91 on June 22, 2021, at her home.
Tee was predeceased by her sister Lillian Gaudes. Tee is lovingly remembered by her sister Beth Hutton, her children, Lea (John), grandchildren, Lauren, Hayley and Michael; Sheryl (Brian), Mark, Ian (Joan), and nieces and nephews.
Tee was born and raised in Methven, Manitoba. When she moved to Winnipeg she attended high school and then graduated from the University of Manitoba Home Economics. She freelanced for the Manitoba Agriculture, Home Economics, Education as well as private companies. She was later employed by Manitoba Health from 1975 to 1990. Following retirement, Tee enjoyed motorcycling, kayaking, bicycling, skiing, travelling and getting together for coffee. Through all her years, activities and interests many long lasting friendships were made. Tee wanted you to know she is "Changing Gears".
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to charity of choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Tee and I first met when we entered the Home Economics Faculty at the UofM in 1948. We were roommates in the women’s residence on campus. There we had so much fun and good times with the other girls in residence. After we graduated in 1952 we took different career paths and lived in different areas. We connected again in 1977 when a group of us were planning the 25th anniversary of our graduation. From then on we met regularly every month for lunch with others from our class. Tee was so energetic and she related with her humorous touch, her adventures of cross country skiing, canoeing, and motorcycling she enjoyed with her group. The last few years Tee and I had great visits and treats at her condo because it was easier for me to get to her home. Tee was so interested in what was going on in my family’s life and loved for us to share what was going on in the lives of her family. The night before her death we were emailing about the hockey game on TV. I was looking very forward to getting my COVID card so that once again we could have a face to face visit. She was an exception person with such knowledge on what was happening in the world. - Posted by: Marie Wilson (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Tee was an inspiration to all. She was an avid travel buddy and never turned down an opportunity for adventure. I enjoyed a tour of Salt Spring Island art tour with her a few years back and met her family out in Vancouver. Condolences to her children and grandchildren. Fondest memory was her pulling up to the office on her motorcycle dressed in hot pink leather and not a hair out of place! - Posted by: Sandra McCrea (Friend and at one time coworker) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Deepest Sympathy to Beth, Lea, Sheryl and families! Our story goes away back almost 80 years. We lived on farms in Manitoba very close to the Briercliffe family. Although Tee was the once I had the least to do with, her mother became our "Grannnie B." The 3 sisters were older than I; but Lill was sometimes our babysitter. Lill's family became close friends when we lived in Wpg. But when Grannie B moved to Wpg. I saw all three girls occasionally and felt I knew them through their mum. Beth you will miss your sister as will her family. It sounds like Tee had a wonderful life and lived it to the fullest. Blessings, Wilma (Elliott) Clark now in Calgary. - Posted by: Wilma (Elliott) Clark (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2021

  • Tee was a wonderful friend who shared her experience in many sports & loved to travel. Tee & I cruised to Alaska, including Canada's north, taking in the gorgeous scenery & living the 24 hr daylight of summer. We also travelled with the Women's Travel Club to New Orleans Jazz Festival & Riverboat cruise to the Plantations. Both trips were fun & adventurous. We sat on the floor at Preservation Hall to listen to incredible jazz. Tee was a part of our Coffee Group for many years & we'll miss her. Tee will always be remembered for her sparkling personality & independent spirit. Tee was an example to me to live life well everyday. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Jean McDonald (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences for your loss. Tee was my supervisor when I worked as a volunteer home visitor with Manitoba Health way back when. She was so patient and always compassionate and kind not only to me but to all her clientele. I've thought of her many times over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rosemary - Posted by: Rosemary (work related) on: Jun 26, 2021

  • I was so sorry to hear of Tee’s passing. While I did not know Tee well, every time our paths crossed we spent a few minutes chatting and she was always warm and welcoming. I will miss seeing her. A beautiful and graceful lady. My condolences to Tee’s family and friends. - Posted by: Barb Bazilewich (Condo neighbour from the 7th floor) on: Jun 26, 2021

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