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Born: Apr 03, 1927

Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2022

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We are saddened to announce that on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, a true angel left this world, our mother, Velda Currie.
A service of remembrance for Velda Currie will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Morden, MB at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022. There will be a private family interment.

Publish Date: Oct 1, 2022


We are saddened to announce that on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, a true angel left this world, our mother, Velda Currie.
Left to cherish her memory are her four daughters. Robin Miazga (Mark); Iva Mae and her children Ian (Ashley) Last and Glenna Last; Wanda Currie Steeghs (Les) and their children Rory and Graham; and Allyson (Bernie Weiss). Mom was predeceased by our Dad, J. Lindsay Currie on October 2, 2021. She was also predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Iva Mae (Cameron) Doty, her in-laws, Ralph and Mary (Fargey) Currie, her three sisters-in-law, Margaret (Currie) Sawatzky, Jean (Currie) Morden Harvey and Carolyn Doty, and her three brothers-in-law, Jake Sawatzky, Frank Morden and Al Harvey. Mom is also survived by her three great-grandchildren, Victoria, Kelsey and Eric Last.
Velda was born on her family farm south of Carlyle, SK on April 3, 1927, the eldest of four children. She is survived by her three younger brothers, Daryle Doty and Jack (John) Doty (Irene) of Carlyle, SK, and her youngest brother Jim Doty (Joy) of Simcoe, ON. She is also survived by her many nieces, nephews, beloved cousins and extended family members.
Mom started school on her seventh birthday at Moose Creek School, riding her pony each day. In the Dust Bowl 30's the family moved to Kelwood, MB for 3 years, where Mom and her family enjoyed the company of their extended family living in the community, the Stewarts, Innes and Wilsons. The family moved back to the farm in 1940, and Velda resumed school in the district. She graduated from Carlyle Collegiate and in 1947 began her Nursing training as an RN at the original Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, MB graduating in 1950. Mom remained in contact with many of her Nurse classmates throughout her life.
It was fortunate that one of Mom's Nursing school friends, Margaret Currie, had a brother named Lin. Three years after this introduction Mom and Dad were married at Carlyle United Church on November 1, 1952. Between January 1956 and December 1961, four daughters were born of this union. Mom lived and worked alongside Lin at 13-3-7, Silver Spring farm for over 50 years. Here they raised their family and welcomed many visitors, including their daughters' many friends.
In the community Velda was heavily involved in her children's activities, including 4-H, Sunday School and CGIT, making costumes, etc. Her daughters all benefited from her skills as a seamstress. She was Treasurer of Knightcot Cemetery for over 40 years, and loved to participate in UCW, Horticultural Shows and Square Dancing jamborees. Mom kept a very large garden and orchard, and she started and ran a Saskatoon U-Pick for many years.
As a Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Mom was sensitive, kind, thoughtful, sweet and giving. She loved her family and extended family deeply. She had many lifelong friends and many more benefited from her generous nature as through the years they hosted Up With People, Canada World Youth and Agricultural Exchange students. Velda maintained a connection with her Pen pal in London, England for over 74 years. Our parents enjoyed their travels around the world visiting extended family and friends.
Our heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Tabor Home as well as Homestead South in Morden for the care and compassion shown to both Velda and Lindsay.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Velda's memory may be made to: Katie's Cottage, 255 – 13th Street Winkler, MB R6W 1S5 or Knightcot Cemetery, Box 204, RR 2, Thornhill, MB R0G 2T0.
A service for Velda will be held at St. Paul's United Church, Morden, MB in late October or early November. There will be a private family interment.

Publish Date: Sep 24, 2022

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 24, 2022, Oct 01, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences from Barry and Nowell Kunzelman and Isabel Fraser. We enjoyed continuing to connect with your Mom and Dad and you Iva, when they lived at Homestead. Our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Nowell and Barry Kunzelman (Friends of daughter Iva) on: Oct 19, 2022

  • We offer the family our heartfelt sympathies as the passing of Velda Currie. We see her amazing legacy in her amazing family. We hold you in our prayers. Debby & Eugene PAQUIN, Saskatoon. - Posted by: Debby & Eugene PAQUIN (Friends of Mark & Robin Miazga) on: Oct 03, 2022

  • I was a friend and worked close to Allyson at CUPE for many years. Sadly, we lost contact after that. Allyson, I can see from reading this obituary where you inherited your good traits from. Your mother lived a good life to the fullest. So sorry for you. May she now RIP 🎚My sincere sympathies to you and your family. Keep in touch Allyson. A friend, Noella - Posted by: Noella Gagne (Former co-worker and friend of Allyson) on: Sep 24, 2022

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