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Born: Aug 10, 1939

Date of Passing: Sep 23, 2021

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August 10, 1939 - September 23, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Baba and Great Baba, Elizabeth, at the age of 82 at Charleswood Care Centre.
She was predeceased by her husband Jim, son Jimmy, daughter Lesa, son-in-law Ken, her parents, as well as all her siblings.
She is survived by her daughter Tammy (Mario) Da Costa, son-in-law Michael McMillen, grandchildren, Amanda (Marc), Melanie (Colin), Kayla (Alex), Tyler (Shelby) and Kristin (Derek); great-grandchildren, Ella, Theo, Freya, Klowey, Logan and Leo.
She worked at Canada Packers for 10 years and Motor Coach Industries for 30 years retiring on December 30, 2003. Mom loved working in her garden, always took pride in all she grew. Late fall 2019 Mom fell and a short time later she was diagnosed with Dementia. She stayed in our home till April 2021 when she was placed into care at Charleswood Care Centre.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Charleswood Care Centre for their amazing and compassionate care you gave to Mom.
As per Mom's wishes cremation has taken place and a private interment will follow. A Celebration of Life will take place next summer at her favourite park.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba in Mom's name.

"I am my mother's garden, I am her legacy. And I hope today she feels the love reflected back from me"

Love Forever, My Tammy

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I only met Elizabeth once at my mother's place in Sicamous in 1979 and a few brief moments at other gatherings. Liz as I knew her, was always laughing, cheery and willing to help where ever she was. Liz will be missed by many. Cousin Don Kapitan - Posted by: Don Kapitan (Cousin) on: Oct 03, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to Liz's daughter Tammy and her extended family. Working with Jim and Liz at MCI for many years was full of laughs and good times. Lis was a strong minded woman, not afraid to speak her mind and had a warm heart for friends and family. God bless and comfort her family. Ron Campbell - Posted by: Ron Campbell (Friend/co-worker at MCI ) on: Oct 02, 2021

  • So sorry to hear that Elizabeth passed away. I remember how she & Jim used to dance at all the Samec family gatherings. (note: my mother was Minnie Samec, & her twin sister was Steffie.) I’m sure that Jimmy welcomed Elizabeth back into his arms for another dance. - Posted by: Christine (Hallem) Ward (Cousin) on: Oct 02, 2021

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