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HELEN CATHERINE AGAR
Born: Jul 29, 1936
Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
HELEN CATHERINE AGAR
She was born in Kitchener, Ontario on July 29, 1936 to Etoile and Charles Dolmage and was raised there along with her brothers, Gerry, Edward, James and two sisters, Marg and Jean.
As a young woman she was educated as a
secretary and worked in the court system. She met John Agar and they were married on September 5, 1958. They had four children, Victoria Anne, Catherine Lynn, John
Roderick, and Michael James.
Mom worked for the Veterinary Association while raising her children which she made her priority. Happiest in small groups and "one to pitch in", she volunteered at her
children's activities including track meets and fundraising events, and as a result, she knew many of her children's friends. She then went on to work at the U of M in the capacity of secretary, and worked there for 15 years until her retirement. She remained close to her group of friends from her time there, and often enjoyed their company.
Mom was an active member in her church where she served on the board, devoting much of her time to various fundraising
efforts. She also enjoyed volunteer time at the Oaktable, and the Riverview Hospital.
John, the love of her life along with and her children and children's spouses, Bonnie Agar and Bob Dunlop and her grandchildren,
Nicolas and Bentley Hunsberger, Thomas and Emma Agar Dunlop, Mitchell, Samantha and Tanner Agar Breeze, Autumn and Indi Agar, were a great source of happiness to her. Mom's young heart made her a lot of fun to be with and on her vacation adventures with her grandchildren she was known to be "up for just about anything." She loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time in her garden and walking in her beloved neighbourhood. She knew many of her neighbours and often
enjoyed their company. Her love for the outdoors extended to a yearly camping trip to the Duck Mountains which was one of her most favourite places. In her final years along her journey with Lewy body dementia, she met another bright spirit in Art Anderson and for a short time, she was blessed with a wonderful friend and companion until his
passing. She ended her years with long walks chats and in the loving care of her children and grandchildren and the committed and compassionate staff at the Deer Lodge
You are missed more
then you will ever know. . .
until we meet again Mom . . .
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021
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