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WINNIFRED ANN GRAVES (CHARLTON)
Born: Aug 02, 1938
Date of Passing: Oct 09, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
WINNIFRED (ANN) GRAVES
August 2, 1938 - October 9, 2021
Ann was born August 2, 1938 on Garfield Street and raised on Sherburn Street in West End Winnipeg. She attended Principal Sparling Elementary. When she moved to Roseberry Street South she attended St. James Collegiate where she met her lifelong friends, Kathy Cook and Shirley Hanna.
Ann was predeceased by her parents, Winnie and Norman Charlton; mother and father-in-law, Wilma and William Graves; her two brothers-in-law, Gord Gunlaugson and Jim Graves. She is survived by her sister Betty Gunlaugson and Jim Graves. She is survived by her sister Betty Gunlaugson, and nephews, Ken and Jim Gunlaugson her aunty Kay McCaffrey from Grand Forks, BC and her many cousins.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Gerald; daughter Corrine Sachvie (Glen); son Bill (Joanne); and daughter Debbie Obie (Jim); six grandchildren, Dana (Matt), Brad (Morgan), Dallas (Shana), Tyler (Shy), Kurtis, and Jenessa (Kyle); and her pride and joy her great-grandchildren, Rylee, Hannah, Hayley, and Zoey.
After leaving school, Ann took a Burroughs Book keeping course and was employed with Walter Woods Wholesale Hardware as a book keeper. Ann and Gerald were married on October 9, 1959 at Sturgeon Creek United Church, and left immediately for Geraldton, Ontario where she was employed as the book keeper at G.M.C dealership; daughter Corinne was born while she was in Geraldton. She moved to Beausejour in 1962 where Bill and Debbie were born. All her children and grandchildren married and remained in Beausejour, which made Ann so very happy. Ann was involved with establishing the Insurance Business in Beausejour where she did the office book keeping. Ann was proud of being a Legion member and volunteer for 39 years, as her father Norman was a Veteran.
Ann loved to travel, taking several cruises with good friends, to the Panama Canal, Alaska, and the Caribbean. She also enjoyed her trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas. Also, several bus trips going to Branson Missouri, and the East and West Coasts of Canada, Casino and shopping tours both to the USA and Mexico. Ann's later years were spent wintering in Florida, Arizona and twenty years in Magic Valley Park in Weslaco, Texas. She also loved her time with friends and family at her trailer on Bird River, MB. She loved curling and "bonspieling" for over thirty years with Marge and Alex Bush especially the spiels in Bissett. Ann loved to play bingo and the Beau Head Seniors and especially loved having Friday morning coffee with her good friends.
In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated to the Royal Canadian Legion Beausejour Branch, 132 Veterans Lane, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.
She will be laid to rest with her Mom and Dad at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
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 Oct 16, 2021
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
We are so sorry to hear of Ann's passing Our condolences to Gerry and family. We always enjoyed the great times at Bird River and Beausejour get togethers. We will miss Ann. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Lynn & Fred Muth (friends) on: Oct 22, 2021
My condolences to the family on the passing of such a wonderful person. May she be at peace and no longer in pain. Take care ❤❤❤ - Posted by: Audra (Family Friend) on: Oct 18, 2021
Gerry and family, we were so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. She was a wonderful person and good friend. Lots of good memories of curling and fun trips to the states, especially Apple River. She will be missed by all. - Posted by: Chris and Ardith Tomasson (Friends) on: Oct 17, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the entire Graves family. Ann was always so friendly & pleasure to meet up with. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Brian & Jan Halowaty (Friends ) on: Oct 17, 2021
We are very sorry to hear of ANNE'S passing. our condolences to your family. may she rest in peace. - Posted by: Teresa gmiterek (friend) on: Oct 16, 2021
Our sincere condolences and our hearts go out to the entire Graves family. Our memories of Ann go way back to the Bird River Sun Stroke beach days and we will never forget those good times and stories shared at our Lee River pot lucks. - Posted by: Chester and Brenda Neduzak (Friends) on: Oct 16, 2021
Gerry, I was so sorry to hear that Anne passed away. I remember the first time I saw her walk into the Co-op. My deepest condolence to you and your family. Take care of yourself and stay safe during this Covid time. Shirley - Posted by: Shirley (Dnistranski) Stelmachuk (Friend from Co-op Geraldton Ontario) on: Oct 16, 2021
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