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ELINOR (JEAN) PERSON (MURRAY)
Born: Aug 21, 1926
Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
ELINOR (JEAN) PERSON
Mom was born in Magnet, MB on August 21, 1926, with a midwife. Mom was the only daughter and youngest child of Len and Edna Murray.
Mom grew up in Magnet where she received her education. She was very active in the community. She would sing at community events as well as show her Scottish roots with dances her parents taught her such as the Highland Fling, Sword Dance, etc. She was a member of the Boys & Girls Poultry Club where she and her best friend Ann Liscomb won National Championships in 1945 in Toronto, Ontario with their Manitoba Team.
She left home to work in Dauphin with the Ag Rep and at MB Co-op Dairy & Egg Grading Station. She worked part-time doing books at the local elevator where she met her husband, Ed Person, of Benito, MB. Their first home was in Ninga, MB where their three children: Dennis, Lois and Donna were born over a period of 25 months. Then Mom said she found what was causing these babies.
She enjoyed curling and was active in church and choir at Plumas United Church, as well as community work with the Plumas Royal Canadian Legion. Mom worked as manager of the Plumas Credit Union for 20 years, and as an Autopac agent for 10 years.
They lived in Ninga, Plumas, Nesbitt, St. Rose, and then back to Plumas before retiring to Portage where they lived for 17 years. After Dad passed in 2000, Mom moved to Winnipeg where she began new adventures surrounded by her loving family.
Mom loved music. She sang at many concerts, showers and weddings. She also danced to Scottish dances. She loved to sew, crochet and do crafts, which she passed onto various grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She taught 4H Sewing for many years.
She was a treasured part of her nephews and nieces lives on both the Murray and Person side, and a very special lady to many people.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Ed; parents, Len and Edna; her two brothers, Jim and Farrell and their spouses; as well as many nephews and nieces. Jean is survived by her three children, Dennis (Joan), Lois (Ivan) and Donna (Paul). There are 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service this fall. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Mom's name can be made to MS Society or CancerCare.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Jean was a wonderful lady and was a friend of my mother Katherine Bassett. They lived in the same building and attended the United Church together, they were also in the ladies group at church. I kept in contact with Jean and had many a laugh. We will miss her she was always an encouragement. Our condolences to you the family. - Posted by: Dave and Sharon Giesbrecht (Old Caretakers of Westwood House (and friend)) on: Sep 07, 2021
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