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Born: Nov 14, 1949

Date of Passing: May 08, 2022

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November 14, 1949 - May 8, 2022

Sidney passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by love and embraced by her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Malcolm and Evelyn Bell and her beloved husband Bob. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Christie (Dean) Schinkel, David (Brandy) Matthes, Elizabeth (Mark) Gojkovic, Daniel (Theo) Matthes; and precious grandchildren, Eric and Amber Schinkel; Gage Trudel and Emerson Matthes; Victoria, Evelyn, Stephanie and Melanie Gojkovic.
Sidney is also survived and loved by her sister Alix (Don) Mathieson; brothers, Randy (Lorenda), Jim (Inga), Don (Janice), Gerry (Janice), Harold (Barb); in-laws, Phil and Val Matthes; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.
Sidney originally trained as a teacher and spent some time in the classroom. Most recently she worked as the Coordinator of Volunteers at Grace Lutheran Church where she met many special people.
Sidney was a passionate seamstress and paper crafter. She completed her Apparel Design Certificate in 1996 and spent many hours sewing beautiful projects for herself and her grandchildren.
Sidney's greatest pride was her family. She dedicated her life to supporting and caring for them and she will be remembered for this love and devotion.
A private family memorial will take place at a later date.
Sidney recently received several blood transfusions which helped her to live comfortably in her final days. She was eternally grateful for this gift and encourages everyone who is able to donate blood.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to CancerCare Manitoba or Sjogrens Canada.

I may be gone but I will always be with you.
-Sidney (mom)

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your beautiful Mother and Grandmother Sidney. We were fortunate to become Sidney’s neighbours a few years ago. She was a wonderful lady with the brightest smile. Her presence will be missed at Cornerstone. To know she suffers no more and is reunited with her sweetheart brings some comfort. Rest in peace sweet lady. - Posted by: Marlene & Brian Miller (Friends and Neughbours) on: Jun 16, 2022

  • To the Matthes family our deepest condolences on your Mothers passing. We knew the pain and suffering she endured the last number of years ! Gods Blessings - Posted by: Joanne& Bruce Hallmuth (Friend ) on: May 15, 2022

  • Sincere condolences on Syd’s passing. I remember fun filled stays at Elkhorn Ranch around New Years with her and Bob and Alex and Don… hitting the ski trails, playing Take Four and sharing some great meals. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Gerri Thorsteinson (Friend) on: May 14, 2022

  • My heartfelt condolences go out to you, Christie, David, Elizabeth and Daniel as you grieve the loss of your mother. Your mother was a very special lady. I remember so fondly getting to know her when she volunteered in the library at Emerson School. Through the years we would meet by chance at The Fringe Festival, MTC, and PTE. I was always greeted with a smile and a hug and spent a delightful time in conversation catching up on happenings in her life ,and, of course, an update on what you , her children, were doing. Your mother was a strong person. She always was so upbeat throughout her health struggles. Just as I have many memories, you, as a family, will find comfort in many many memories of happy times together. I know she will be sorely missed . Thinking of you with sympathy at this difficult time. Shirley Augustine - Posted by: Shirley Augustine (former teacher-libraian Emerson School) on: May 14, 2022

  • Oh Christie this hurts my heart. Your Mum was such a beautiful soul. I hold you in my heart and send love and light your way ❤️ Sincerely, Leigh Ann Carriere - Posted by: Leigh Ann Carriere (Friend) on: May 14, 2022

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