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Born: Apr 15, 1933

Date of Passing: Jul 22, 2021

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Mary Holliday Mitchell passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Tuxedo Villa in Winnipeg.
A private service was held at Thomson 'In the Park' Funeral Home in Winnipeg on July 27.
Mary was born on Saturday, April 15, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec to proud parents, Mary Holliday from Lankashire, England and William Underdown from Wales.
Mary worked as a 'Candy Striper' in a Children's Hospital in Peterborough, Ontario. She married at 18 and moved to various places in Manitoba with her spouse John Penner.
In 1976 Mary graduated from Red River Community College as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and got a job at the Morden Hospital.
John predeceased Mary in 1980, several years after his passing, she married Ken Mitchell and moved to Winnipeg; Ken passed away three years later.
Mary loved to spend time with family and friends and enjoyed travelling. She met fellow traveller Herb Goebel on a Fehr Way tour; they became inseparable until his passing in 2017.
Mary is survived by daughters, Maralaina Holliday and Sharon Danenas; sons, Will Penner and spouse Pearl Doerksen and Jim Van Horne and spouse Liz; seven grandchildren and their partners and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by granddaughter Daphne Wilson.
To Mary, family was precious, she cherished the time she spent with family and friends above all else. Though she may no longer be with us, the memories of our times with her remain.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Extending Sincere Sympathy to Mary’s family. Ron and Marilyn Trickett. (Friends of Herb Goebel) - Posted by: Marilyn Trickett (Friend) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. Cherish the many fond memories of your mother. Sister of Herb Goebel. Thelma Steingart - Posted by: Thelma Steingart (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

Thomson In the Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

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