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EDNA HAYNES (DEMARE) (FORBES)
Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
(DEMARE) (nee FORBES)
Edna is the beloved mother of Mary-Anne, Kenneth and Daniel; grandmother of Garnet, Carlan, Shayne, Trevor, Kyle and Braedon; great-grandmother of Tasha, Shaylynn, Michaela, Hayley, Tyson, Keenan, Parker, Hudson, Stella, Vivian, Everly, Eulalie and Chloe; and great-great-grandmother of Aubree and Aerith.
Edna was a kind, gentle, fun-loving soul. Having grown up on a farm with her Scottish immigrant parents, Mary (McLay) and William Forbes; and siblings, John, Peggy, Jessie, Isabel, Roy, Robert and Jean.
Edna knew the meaning of working hard, having fun and nurturing close family bonds. She was an independent thinker and leader, as well as a strong team player. From riding horses and operating farm machinery and driving a variety of other vehicles at a young age, including a munitions transport truck during the Second World War, to picking fruit and icing produce transport rail cars in BC's Okanagan Valley, and sales, accounting (initially old school with a manual comptometer) and working with the public as a Provincial Clerk of Courts in the Public Safety Building, Edna had a varied career. She rounded out her work life with a variety of team and group sports and activities including golf, curling, bowling, bridge, ballroom dancing, square dancing, round dancing, line dancing, clogging and pretty much any kind of boogying that struck her fancy when the music started, mostly with her beloved second husband Melvin Haynes.
Edna served her community though church and community center committees and other volunteer contributions. Family was extremely important to Edna and she always looked forward to celebrating special occasions and sharing vacation time with her children and grandchildren as well as her many friends. She loved spending time with her family at Gull Lake and Victoria Beach, as well as extended road trips and vacations in Hawaii and other special places with her large group of friends. Edna was adventurous and loved to have fun! She also loved to bake and was an early adopter of many health food crazes, generally to her young children's disgruntlement. She will always be admired and valued for her genuineness and dependability and her friendly and warm presence, which will be missed by all who knew her.
Our family very much appreciates the kind and compassionate care by staff and volunteers from every department at River Park Gardens during Edna's residence there.
We also give a shout-out to her dear friends and neighbours at Vic Wyatt House where Edna and Mel spent many happy years together.
Cremation will take place on November 15 and a private memorial service for family will be arranged in the near future.
Family and friends are welcome to sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 13, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
I very briefly met Mrs. Haynes via her stepdaughter and Mr. Haynes way back about 40 years ago. What a wonderful lady she was...always had a smile...that was catchy.... Rest In Peace Mrs. Haynes... - Posted by: Wayne (A Distant, but very old acquaintance) on: Jan 08, 2022
I knew Edna when she lived on Champlain Street in Norwood. After my Mother died in 1981 she and Mel were very good to my Father and got him involved in cards and friendship. Which I sure appreciated. I would like to pass on my condolences to the family. I am sure she will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Joanne Roussin (friend of my parents) on: Nov 14, 2021
My condolences to Mary-Anne and all the family - John Weltevreden - Queensland, Australia - Posted by: John Weltevreden (long time acquaintance) on: Nov 14, 2021
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