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Born: Jul 03, 1937
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July 3, 1937 December 27, 2021
It is with sadness we announce that Enid Anne Ledger died at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg on December 27, 2021. She was 84 years old.
Anne will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Bruce and Steve (Lori); her grandchildren, Teralynn, Blake, and Chanel; her many friends with whom she had long and deep conversations (in particular, Jayne who made more than 10,000 phone calls over 30 years); and also her cat Socks.
Born in Halifax, Anne grew up in Winnipeg. After graduating from Kelvin High School, she obtained a physiotherapy diploma from the University of Alberta. She returned to Winnipeg to begin her career at the Children's Hospital. Anne later moved to Thompson where she raised her two boys and continued her passion of working with special needs children, ultimately becoming the director of an inclusive preschool. Next she moved to Kamloops to work in a care home and pursue recreational opportunities. Finally, Anne returned to Winnipeg to care for her elderly parents while working in the school system and Northern communities.
Upon retirement, Anne remained active as a volunteer with Street Connections / Sage House, Child Find, teaching STEP Parenting classes, and leading Creative Retirement walking groups. She was also active with the Carolyn McDade Singers. Anne loved to walk, skate, rollerblade, yoga, waterski, downhill ski doing it all into her late 70s.
Her creative passions extended to the garden and potted plants, sewing her own and other's clothes, weaving, and making pottery and stained glass. The phone was her friend. She loved connecting with family and friends, and also travelling to British Columbia to visit her sons and grandchildren.
Special thanks are offered to Riverview Health Centre for their compassionate and competent care.
An informal service is to be planned for the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Mount Carmel Clinic's Sage House.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
I had the pleasure to know your mom while working at Child Find Manitoba several years ago. She was a dedicated volunteer and dear friend. We enjoyed many fun outings at Dairy Queen and the ice skating events throughout the years. She shared wonderful stories about her family. She loved you all very much. She will be deeply missed. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Sandra Davidson (Friend) on: Jun 26, 2022
I was saddened to hear of Anne's passing. She was a close friend of my late cousin, Gini Lauder and I have many happy memories of birthday celebrations with her at Gini's home. Anne's beautiful smile and caring nature will always be remembered. My sincere condolences to her family. Karen Kaplen - Posted by: Karen Kaplen (Friend) on: Jan 17, 2022
I knew Anne in the early days in Thompson, and her son Bruce was a good friend of my son Glen. So sorry for your loss Bruce and Steve. She was a lovely person, and I know you will miss her. - Posted by: Martha Maxfield (Friend and resident of Thompson in those EARLY days.) on: Jan 15, 2022
I worked at Child Find Manitoba many years ago when your mom was a volunteer. She was always a pleasure to work with and was so passionate. Thinking of your family during this time. - Posted by: Erin Madden (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2022
We lived next door to Anne and Magic for years. She was such a great influence on our children. We missed her so much when we moved. I still think of her fear of snakes, it was so funny. Our deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: The Woods family (Neighbor) on: Jan 09, 2022
Friend- I knew Anne when she was a Physio at Children’s Hospital. First she was my supervisor and I was her student and then we were coworkers. We both provided services to the children at Ellen Douglas School. Anne was always very intelligent, kind and loving. She cared deeply for the children she provided service for. She adored her two boys who were just babies in that part of our lifetime. More recently Anne and I reconnected with a group of students from Ellen Douglas School. We met on a bi-monthly basis celebrating birthdays and friendships rotating who’s home we were at. Over the past years we’ve all gotten older and lost good friends along the way. Alexandra was the person who held this group together. We laughed and cried together and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Anne would share stories of Steven and Bruce and pictures of herself water skiing when she was well into her 70. Covid has interfered with our get together‘s but not our friendships and Anne will be deeply missed. Merryl-Lee - Posted by: Merryl-Lee Mercier (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
I am really sorry to hear about Anne. She was a wonderful person and great friend. We met in grade 12 and went on to be roommates at university. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit her in her home on Portage Avenue before Covid hit our lives. It was always a highlight of our trips to Winnipeg to visit her. I will always remember wen she came to Gull Lake Alberta with her family to stay with us for a few days at our friends cottage. She will be a great loss to you, Bruce and Steven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Pat Morey (Friend) on: Jan 08, 2022
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