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Born: Mar 24, 1937
Date of Passing: Jun 19, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
PADDOCK: Alvina Paddock passed away at home on the family farm in Oak River on June 19, 2022. Alvina was born March 24, 1937 in Cardale to George and Sarah Biccum. She attended school in Cardale, Medina and Oak River before marrying John Paddock and living a life devoted to family and community. Alvina is survived by her children John (Lori), Rhonda Young (Bob), Gordon (Jill), Russell (Stephanie), Cheryl Chernos (Perry), Nancy Andrews (Brent), sisters-in-law Irene and Judy and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John, daughter Dianna, parents George and Sarah Biccum, and siblings Mervin, Clint, Bill, Esther and Rick. Nana will be lovingly remembered by her 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Jenn (Brett) - King and Bryn; Sally (Jason) - Katiyana and Neveh; Anna (Patrick) - Stanley, Rooney and Carabelle; Alee - Arielle Travis (Elaine) - Lennon, Vivienne, Etta and Sloane; Jolene (Jesse) - Jayde, Jori, Jersey, Jaxsten, and Jagger; Becky (Warren) - Elle, Collyns and Hawke; Brett (Mackenzie) Paula - Landon, Braxton and Milla; Duncan; Ty (Kailan); Jordyn Milana (Lyric); Max Sara (Dom) - Kadence and Emma; Heidi (Nick) - Archer and Leia; Tessa (Noah); Kody Marissa, Olivia, Ethan and Payton. Alvina will also be remembered by her special daughters-in-law Jill and Susie. In addition to being a full-time farm wife raising seven children, assisting with chores and working in the field, Alvina was well-known for her baking, sewing, her yard and flowers. As children moved on she engaged in various employment opportunities working in the Hamiota Bakery, Oak River bank, operating a home-based nursery school, driving a school bus and most recently she hosted high school International students in her home. Alvina was a dedicated community volunteer assisting at every opportunity. Some specific roles spanned decades including: leading the Baby Band group of children for more than 20 years, volunteering at Oak River Dodgers games and organizing the Oak River fair supper. Alvina supported anyone in need and was very generous with her time. She had many friends, conversed freely with all people while also having a special appreciation and talent for engaging with young children. Beyond the local area, Alvina's network of acquaintances was large including classmates from her school years, friendships from family horse showing days, and various activities of her children and grandchildren. Alvina was active in the sports community taking every opportunity to support her children and grandchildren's participation. She came by her interest honestly, excelling in track and field during her school years and later playing on fastball and curling teams. She travelled near and far to watch and support her family's involvement in a variety of sports. In recent years she sometimes was able to accomplish this by watching webcasts on her iPad. A graveside service will be held at the Oak River Cemetery, Oak River, MB on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1:00pm. Bring a lawn chair if you wish. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Oak River rink. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Alvina's memory to the Oak River United Church Memorial Fund, Oak River, MB, R0K 1T0 or to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave Rm ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9 (www.cancercarefdn.mb.ca). Messages of condolence can be shared on Alvina's tribute page at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744Make a donation to
As published in Brandon Sun on Jul 19, 2022
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