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LOIS GERALDINE RUTHERFORD
Born: Oct 19, 1927
Date of Passing: Oct 09, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
LOIS GERALDINE RUTHERFORD
On October 9, 2022, the day after they would have been married for 75 years, Dad paid Mom a visit and danced her to heaven.
Lois leaves with wonderful memories, three sons, Larry (Lena), Randy, and Rick, and two daughters Wendy and Jo-Ann (Rick). She also has ten grandchildren: Miranda (Michael), Ryan (Shannon), Ashley, Michael (Stephanie), Scott (Filipa) Chad, Kara, Shea (Breanna), Kathy (Rob) and Steve (Casey), and twelve great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Andrew, Henry, Alex, Jack, Sadie, Judah, Nevada, Robbie, Austin, Sierra, and Talon.
Lois was born on October 19, 1927, (she passed at 19:27 on the 9th) to Ben and Mary Revel on a farm east of Eden, Manitoba and is the last of her generation in both the Revel and Rutherford clans. An era has ended for the various cousins, nieces and nephews who also survive her and hold fond memories of hosted family get-togethers with huge amounts of food and visiting. Her freshly baked buns were an institution at all of the events.
Lois loved her family and was so proud of them. She attended all the sports games, concerts and graduations and transported kids all over the Interlake and Winnipeg. When she wasn't actually attending events, she was regaling everyone with all of our exploits.
In later years, she sold ice cream at the Prairie Dog site and then became a guide at the Heritage House with Donna and Dorothy. She loved to tell her stories to all who ventured off the train and could describe what every utensil was used for. Hugs from train personnel were a highlight of her day.
Outspoken and strong minded, she was a force in the community. She was active in the United Church, at both the local and presbytery level. She served in most of the leadership positions in the Women's Institute and actively recruited any young woman who she met in the community. She was a member of the Recreation Club and helped at all the fundraising dinners and events.
She and Jack loved to travel. Early on they toured the UK, Australia, Canada, and the US. They went on many winter trips to Portugal, Tunisia, Hawaii, Arizona, the Caribbean, and then became snowbirds in Victoria. She even ventured to Victoria alone for a couple of years after Dad passed away.
Thank you to the home care workers at Stonewall Place, the health care aides and nurses at Red River Place and physicians who had her in their care.
Mom's last adventure has begun. I am sure the inhabitants of heaven are lining up for her baked goods and cheese biscuits! May the buns be with you, Mom!
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, at 1:00 pm at the MacKenzie Funeral Home in Stonewall. There will be a reception at Grosse Isle Hall afterwards to share memories and some dainties.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Grosse Isle/Rosser United Church. Grosse Isle Heritage Site, Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be left at mackenziefh.com
MacKenzie Funeral Home
204 467 2525
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 12, 2022
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and I went back many years, there were times when she was my babysitter and later my mentor!! She was always so energetic, always someone to give encouragement and advice. A very hard worker, she never balked at pitching into assist a person or a project. Sorry to have missed her funeral and seeing the family, was out of town at my son's wedding that week. - Posted by: Betty Shaw (Friend) on: Nov 22, 2022
I got to Know Mrs. Rutherford when she moved into Stonewood. An instant bond was formed and then I did help her out a bit. To me the best part was how much we felt the same about everything.I also remember all the wonderful visit we had about life in general and again we thought the same way. When ever I see a Kit Kat chocolate bar I will think of her because if a different kind came out I would get her one. The largest topic of dicussion was her pride in her children and grandchildren. I feel like I know each one of her family. She really enjoyed it when I brought her pictures of the home on Wellington Cres. she told me about it and we checked it out. I miss her heart warming mannerism everyday. Her children are a tribute to their mother.She will live on in our hearts. - Posted by: Rhonda Cameron (friend) on: Oct 13, 2022
Your mother was an absolute doll of a woman! I was always happy to come for a smile and a hug! - Posted by: Delayney (HCA) on: Oct 13, 2022
I am sorry to hear of Lois' passing. I knew her more when I was a child thru community functions. She was always friendly and sincere anytime I met her. Her smile was genuine and would light up her whole face. Our sincere condolences from the Art Morrison family. - Posted by: Sandra Gowan (Neighbourhood friend) on: Oct 12, 2022
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