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Born: Aug 29, 1936

Date of Passing: May 11, 2022

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(nee TESKEY)

Marilyn Anne Batte, known as Anne, passed away on May 11, 2022, at the age of 85.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Murray, children, Leslie Inglis (Derek), Catherine Schellenberg (Frank) and Gregory (Jenny), grandchildren, Ariana, Capri and Perry. She was overjoyed and always had a smile on her face while visiting with her three grandchildren - that is what kept her young.
Anne was born in Kincardine, Ontario on August 29, 1936, to parents Mary and John Teskey. Anne was the eldest of two children and was predeceased by her parents and younger brother John. She pursued her dream of becoming a teacher and graduated from Stratford Teacher's College in 1958. Anne married the love of her life, Murray Batte, August 26, 1961, and it was from there they started a life together that would include family, travel and lifetime of memories in SW Ontario, Manitoba, Tucson and cottage country in Lake of the Woods.
Anne taught in the schools of Scarborough and London, Ontario until they moved to Montreal and eventually Winnipeg, where she made the decision to be a full-time caregiver to her three children, while supporting her husband as his career advanced in the fashion industry. Anne was very fond of gardening, crafts and fostered many long lasting friendships due to her interests and outgoing social demeanour. Anne was also very passionate about antiques and her love of reading. She took the time to learn and appreciate old treasures that had a place in her heart as a child. She was a true collector and educator always taking the time to share information or experiences that she felt were valuable to others. As their children grew older Anne took a job as a ladies fashion design merchandiser and worked for several years sourcing and decorating women's retail clothing stores across Canada.
Once retired Anne and Murray headed south to Tucson to enjoy the warmer climate and from there developed many close friendships that they still have today. Anne loved going to the cottage as it was her sanctuary. She had access to all her favourite hobbies and interests and looked forward to when family and friends would come to visit. Anne was a tremendous cook and all loved her famous secret pickerel recipe! Even as Anne's Alzheimer's progressed, she managed to visit the cottage with Murray on a regular basis. Anne will be missed by many however never forgotten. We will always have the memories of her caring, supportive and loving nature.
As per Anne's wishes, a private family gathering has already taken place.
The Batte Family wants to send our sincerest thanks to Robert and Talita, her cherished companions, Dennis Fancy and his staff at Home Care Assistance, who managed to make this challenging illness, somewhat bearable. We always knew our Mother was always so loved and cared for, by Dennis' team.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations in Anne's honour be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Leslie and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, wife and grandmother. I recall many fun times during high school spent at your place in Fort Garry. Cherish your memories. - Posted by: Brigitte Fisher (High School Friend of Leslie's ) on: May 30, 2022

  • We had the pleasure of working with Ann in the retail business. She was always so friendly and kind to everyone around her and worked tireless to get everything done to meet all deadlines. Also remember many Christmas parties at the Batte's. Always so much fun and Ann was the best host ever RIP - love you ! - Posted by: Peter & Rita Feuerstein (Friends) on: May 28, 2022

  • Murray, I'm so sorry to hear of Anne's death. She was a beautiful person who loved life and had so many talents. Ken and I loved our visits to your special place in Lake of the Woods and her gracious hospitality! May you, Leslie, Catherine, and Greg as well as the grandchildren she loved so well have the special graces you need during this sad time. You will treasure the memories of all the things you did with her and all that she was. Prayers and deepest sympathy, Chris🙏❤️ - Posted by: Chris Anne Butterill (Friend) on: May 28, 2022

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