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Born: Dec 11, 1930

Date of Passing: Dec 11, 2021

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(nee URSO)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes, with her daughter Andrea by her side, on December 11, 2021, her 91st birthday.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Joy, Andrea, and Guy (Cheryl) and four grandchildren, Liam (Stef) and Maria (Derek), Lexi and Makyla. She was predeceased by her parents, Ninfa and Vincenzo Urso, her brother, Salvatore, and four sisters, Maria, Angelina, Josephine, and Seena (by hours, as they decided they weren't leaving the other behind). Left to mourn her passing are her brother Frank (Marge), cousin Salvatore (Maria) and family, numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Agnes was born in Transcona on December 11, 1930. She attended Transcona Central School, graduating in 1947, and afterward, the Angus School of Commerce. Employed with Workman's Compensation Board for 10 years, she married in 1954, leaving her career in 1959 to raise a family. In 1967 she returned to work part-time for Woolco Department Store, Eaton's Catalogue Accounting, and in 1975 joined The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, a job she loved, making many lasting friendships while working in accounting in the Inventory Department. She remained there for 20 ½ years, retiring in 1996.
Agnes loved music and dancing, and in her retirement years, returned to knitting, gardening, and landscaping as well as spending more time at the family cottage in Lester Beach. Agnes looked forward to her gatherings with the "Freshwater Group", her Golden Oak breakfasts with her siblings, and the various events with the "Italian Angels". Agnes found pure joy in being with her grandchildren. She never missed a game or recital and was the most reliable babysitter.
Agnes was a lifelong member of St. Joseph the Worker Church and an active and devoted participant in the Catholic Women's League.
The family would like to express gratitude to the nurses, health care aides, and support staff at Bethania Personal Care Home who cared for her during the last four years of her life. A truly noble and thankless job.
As per her wish, a mass was held laying Agnes to rest at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Mom's final request was "Mario must sing - no one else". Thank you to Mario for making that happen and gracing us with singing her four favourite songs.
When you think of Agnes, remember her as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend who liked a good party and a good laugh.

Rest in Eternal Peace, Momma!

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Hwy #1 East at Navin Road, Winnipeg, MB
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry for your loss. Agnes was a great lady to work with at Freshwater. Mark Sopher - Posted by: Mark Sopher (Friend) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • Condolences to family and friends. Remember this fine lady at Lester Beach for many summers. A joy to have in your presence. God Bless and RIP 🙏🙏🙏⛱ - Posted by: Dan Lester (Family friend) on: Dec 18, 2021

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