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Date of Passing: Dec 14, 2021

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Beth peacefully passed away at 106 years of age on December 14, 2021 at Lions Manor Personal Care Home.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Pat Cross; grandchildren, Kim Elke (Murray), Kathy Marks, Richard Cross, Colleen Cross (Steve), Shelley Wolfendale (Ted), Darryn Cross (Andy); great-grandchildren, Krista Johnson (Derek), Joanna Grimolfson, Erik Grimolfson, Alana Grimolfson (Sam), Paige, Miranda, Savannah, India, Tyler, Bayley and many great-great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by the Livingston family.
Beth was predeceased by her parents, William and Viola Bower; her brothers, Richard and Cleon; her first husband Elwyn McManus and second husband Albert Livingston; her daughter Shirley Melsted and sons-in-law, Wally Cross and Axel Melsted.
Beth grew up on a farm on the Red River right across from the little church that is between the divided highway on Highway 75. In 1934, she married Elwyn McManus, they had their two daughters and they raised them on her childhood farm. After Elwyn's passing in 1962, Beth continued her education and became a nurse.
She married Albert Livingston in 1964. They moved to Montreal, where Beth loved living for ten years. They moved back to Winnipeg and resided in Garden City. Beth was a gifted seamstress and she knitted everyone she knew a baby outfit. She was so talented, playing the piano and singing. She loved her family very much and her feisty personality is missed by all.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lions Personal Care Home for the wonderful care she has received for many years.
Burial will be at a later date for the immediate family.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I am writing on behalf of Sherron as she suffers of Macular Degeneration. I was Wayne Sweeney's first wife Sherron was wanting to get in touch with Kim Elke. Sherron would enjoy getting in touch with Kim, My sincerest sympathies I still remember Mildred talking about Beth and how she enjoyed her visit to Beth's in Montreal. Evelyn M. Sweeney - Posted by: Sherron Johnson (Daughter of Mildred Sweeney, long time friend of Beth Livingstone) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • I have many fond memories of Grandma Beth. Her love of telling stories, the beautiful doll clothes she made for my Barbies, and her boundless positive energy. She will forever have a place in our hearts. - Posted by: Theresa Livingston (Granddaughter) on: Dec 18, 2021

  • I am Jim (Evelyn) Livingston's daughter. I have many special memories of Grandma, and I still have many of her beautiful handmade gifts to this day, which I treasure. My Dad was Grandma's stepson, but she was loved as if she was a blood relative by all of us on the Livingston side. She will never be forgotten, her memory cherished forever. - Posted by: Tami (Granddaughter) on: Dec 18, 2021

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