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Born: Mar 27, 1944

Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2022

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WILLEY, Caroline (Anne) passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side at the Dauphin Hospital on Monday, March 21, 2022. Anne was born March 27, 1944 in Grandview, MB to Matt and Merry Lesuik. She attended school near Grand-view until moving to Dauphin to work at various places, A & W as a carhop and Sticky's Restaurant to name a few. Anne met and married Mike Bilowus in 1961. They had two boys, Michael and Robert. In 1969 Mike and Anne divorced, and in 1970 Mom and her two boys packed up and move to Brandon where Mom attended A.C.C. and got a business degree. The winter of 1970/71 Mom met Ed Willey and they were eventually married. From Brandon we moved to Moore Park and then Forrest until 1987 when they moved to Brandon and Carberry for a few years. In 1993 Mom and Ed moved out to Kings-gate and then Cranbrook, B.C. where they lived until 2007. Mom loved the mountains and wanted to live there since she was a little girl. In 2007 they moved back to Dauphin until present day. Anne had a variety of hobbies and also loved animals of all sorts. Hobbies included, horses, decorating yardwork and painting of animals and old yards etc. Anne is predeceased by her husband Ed; mother and father Matt and Merry; step Dad Art Dougaty; and sisters Rose Dulewich and Joy Palmer. Anne is survived by her sons, Michael (Brenda) and Robert (Marylin); grandsons Adam and Eric; sister Evelyn McLaughlin of Dauphin; Irv Palmer of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Helen Fyk of Garland, MB. As well as many nieces and nephews across Western Canada. Special thanks to Lorraine Colter for being a good friend to Mom over the years. Donations may be made in memory of Anne to either Dauphin or Brandon Humane Society's. We love you Mom and we will miss you always.

Sneath-Strilchuk -
Dauphin Chapel

As published in Brandon Sun on Mar 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Many memories of Christmas and Holidays out to BC. It was a joy listening to her play piano, accordion or admiring her paintings. "The World Exists Without Words" was my favorite quote from her. R. I. P. grandma Willey - Posted by: Adam (Grandson ) on: Mar 31, 2022

  • We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. - Posted by: jim mosson (friend) on: Mar 26, 2022

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