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LIZ MEAKIN (MEIKLEJOHN)
Date of Passing: Sep 18, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Liz will be sadly missed by her daughters, Madi and Meg, brothers, John, Ranny and Peter, and especially her companion, chicken-nug. In addition, Liz will be missed by many other family members, along with work and ringette friends. Liz was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Meiklejohn.
Liz was born at St. Boniface Hospital in June of 1962. She grew up in Old St. Vital with her three brothers on Morier Avenue. Liz was always a social person and loved spending her time with friends and family. Liz went on to have a family with Bert Meakin and had two beautiful girls, Madi and Meg. Her passion was her girls. Liz was a proud ringette and softball mom. If her girls accomplished anything, you were sure to hear of it. She was proud of all her daughters' accomplishments and was their biggest cheerleader. There is nothing in the world Liz wouldn't have done for her daughters.
Right out of high school, Liz started her career with Great West Life. She worked there for 30 plus years and progressed up to a manager role. This job gave her friendships that lasted her a lifetime. The family wants to thank Great West Life for how they treated Liz throughout her time there.
Liz was the life of the party. She would never go unnoticed at an event. Whether it be her perfume, dancing, or her spunk, you knew when Liz was in a room. Some of her favourite pastimes were playing cards to the wee hours with her family, sunbathing by the pool, and watching sports. Liz was an avid Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan to say the least. No matter the importance of the game, you would always hear Liz shouting at the TV. We are thankful that the Grey Cup visited Riverview Healthcare Centre and Liz was able to see it when the Bombers won in 2019.
The family would like to thank Victoria Hospital and Riverview Healthcare Centre for the care they gave to Liz.
Liz will be greatly missed by many, but the memories of her will stay with us forever.
Due to Covid-19, a private service will be held at the family's request.
Memorial donations may be made in Liz's name to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 25, 2021
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
My condolences to Madi, Meg, Bert and the entire Meiklejohn family. I was lucky enough to have met Liz at a very early age as her parents and my parents were friends. We lost touch, however were reunited again as we both worked at GWL. It was always such a pleasure bumping into her in the hall and catching up. Eventually my daughter Kelly and her daughter Madi attended school together and soon became friends. Kelly always had the nicest things to say about Liz! It seems like our paths were always meant to cross. She will be missed by all who knew her! - Posted by: Joanne Jeanson (Albo) (Family friend) on: Sep 29, 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire family and close friends. Liz was very spunky, always smiling and had a positive attitude. I worked many years with her and learnt of her love for sports through our conversations (Go Blue!) May you Rest in Peace Liz. - Posted by: Aline Piche (Co worker at Great West Life ) on: Sep 28, 2021
Truly saddened to have learned of Liz’s passing. We had lost touch, but when she was in my life daily, she was a joyous blast of energy. Much love to Madi and Megan. Carol Nikkel❤️ - Posted by: Carol Nikkel (Friend ) on: Sep 27, 2021
My condolences to the Family. I worked many years with Liz, she was a lovely person, always brightened up a room with her contagious smile. Her daughters meant the world to her, she was so proud of them. Rest in Peace Liz. - Posted by: Diane Rybczuk (Co-worker at Great-West Life) on: Sep 27, 2021
My condolences to the family. Liz was a wonderful person, she definitely loved her family and always mentioned them at work. Rest in Peace, Liz. - Posted by: Shannon Bilodeau (Co-worker at Great-West Life) on: Sep 26, 2021
Love you Liddy, one of my first friends in life. We shared many laughs and many tears. We got into some trouble together, but always had many laughs about it. Rest in peace, my dear cousin. - Posted by: Mary Ann Guilbault (Cousin) on: Sep 26, 2021
Liz and I attended Glenlawn Collegiate in the late 70s. She and her former husband Bert, were also close neighbors for many years. Sorry for the families loss. Earl Lamirande. - Posted by: Earl Lamirande (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2021
Dear Madi and Meg, we are so sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was a great mom to you girls and so supportive and proud of you. Whenever we met your mom, she was always so friendly and full of life. That's a beautiful picture of her. Keep your wonderful, warm memories of what a great mom and person she was. Jim and Maureen Mason - Posted by: Jim and Maureen Mason (Meakin relative) on: Sep 26, 2021
To the whole MEIKLEJOHN Family. We were neighbours of the Meiklejohn's cottage at Winnipeg Beach and yes you are right, you always knew when Liddy was near by. We had lots of fun with her at that the cottage and we always loved hearing the family playing cards till wee hours at night. My heart goes out to the whole family and yes you are right, Liddy will be sadly missed. Jan Hosking (Zameruk) - Posted by: Jan Hosking (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2021
So sorry to have read that you lost your one and only beautiful, spunky, strong friendly sister. It’s been years but still have fond memories of her. Pat (Felbel) Laurin - Posted by: Pat Laurin (Friend of John) on: Sep 25, 2021
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