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Date of Passing: Oct 29, 2021

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Be Still and Know that I am God.

With broken hearts the family of Emma Gail Arnott announce her tragic early death in Calgary, Alberta on October 29, 2021.
Emma was born and raised in Fort Richmond, Winnipeg along with her brother Mackenzie Guy Arnott.
She was a smart, funny, remarkable young lady. Emma had learned sign language, as both her parents were deaf, along with English before she entered French Immersion.
Emma took up violin and piano, before taking up gymnastic, swimming, soccer and skating but when she started basketball that was her passion.
She played on many teams - Pride, Mayhem, Jr. Bison, the Provincial and North American Indigenous Provincial Team.
She qualified for many tournaments. One funny event on our way to Colorado in my CRV. I said "I sure hope those bikers are not going where we are." Low and behold it was the Sturgis Annual Biker Rally and we were staying at the host hotel.
Emma left French Immersion after grade 8 and received a scholarship at University of Winnipeg Collegiate, where she was able to play for the University Team and continued her dream.
Graduating from Grade 12 she qualified for a basketball scholarship from the University.
Emma loved card games with her Nana, particularly crib. Nana said "Emma double skunked me and had to phone my friends."
Emma was always creating art projects. She sewed her dress for Manito Awbii. She was just getting into bead work.
But Emma had a different plans.
Emma was predeceased by her mother Kimberly; grandpa Guy; grandpa and grandma Taylor; and great-grandpa and great-grandma Toone. She was predeceased by the love of her life Iain Fyfe.
Emma is survived by her brother Mackenzie; her grandparents, Ron and Gail; her father Dennis Taylor, and her many friends and family.
Viewing 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 9, 2021 at Kateri Parish, 265 Flora Avenue. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Kateri Parish. Interment will take place at St. Vital Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

God Makes All Things Beautiful
in his Time.....
Rest in peace our sweet sweet girl....

Donations to Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata or the Bruce Oakes Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Emma was such a big part of my childhood and adolescent years. We spent countless hours laughing about God knows what, and had so many fun times together over the years. Everyone I’ve spoken to agrees: “Emma was always the life of the party.” - Posted by: Jaime Hasiuk (Old friend ) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Gail and family, Emma sounds like a remarkable young woman with tons of talent. We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences, Betty and Kevin - Posted by: Betty McGarry (Friend ) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • Gail and Ron so sorry to hear of Emma's passing, you certainly have very fond memories of her growing up, cherish those always. - Posted by: sylvia Downey (friend) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • Emma, you were exactly who I needed when you were in my life. Your confidence and humour taught me so much, I always admired the way you could just roll with whatever we were going to do. You made life fun when we were bored and distracted me when I needed distractions from whatever I had going on. I looked up to you so much when we were kids and I wish we had a chance to reconnect as adults so I could have told you that. I am grateful to have known you. I love you Emma. - Posted by: F O’Brien-Moran (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • Mac, Gail and Ron. We are so sorry to hear of Emma's passing. As one of our daughter's friends throughout the St Avila years, she is interwoven in our memories of school events,  birthday parties and basketball teams. My husband coached  her and Katie's 10 and 11 year old spring basketball team and often says those two girls were his secret weapon, one on each shift and we still have the championship banner at home. Our deepest condolences. Lynne and Dave Ivey - Posted by: Lynne and Dave Ivey (Parents of childhood friend ) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • It is so unfortunate to hear of Emma’s passing. Emma was a good friend of mine throughout Elementary School at St. Avila. I remember her being one of the first people I met and talked to in our class when we were 6 years old. We also went to each other’s birthdays and she was always warm and welcoming around others. I give my condolences to her family. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Sasha Towfigh (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2021

  • Mac, Gail and family, my condolences for your loss. I still have the beautiful rocks your family gave me (my favorite gift I ever received from students) I remember Emma’s beautiful smile, her artistic nature and gentle spirit. She was quite the athlete too! My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you at this challenging time. Hugs Mac from Miss Levesque💕 - Posted by: Cindy Levesque (Teacher at Emma and Mac’s elementary school) on: Nov 09, 2021

  • Gail, Ron and Mac, I am so sad for your loss. I remember so many times talking with Emma and knowing that she was a kind considerate person. She had such potential it is so sad she will not reach her goals - Posted by: Gordon Campbell (Friend) on: Nov 09, 2021

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