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Date of Passing: Jun 21, 2023

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1933 - 2023

Our family is heartbroken to announce that on June 21, 2023, Mom’s smiling Irish eyes closed one last time. Mom took Dad’s hand and entered into a place of peace.

Maureen was predeceased by her husband and love of her life Ed Miller, her parents Jean and Bob Rankin, brother Bruce and sister Betty.

She is survived by her two children, Heather Miller and Cheryl-Ann Laycock and granddaughter Brandy Hurd. She is also survived by great grandchildren Graeme, Corrina and Ian Hurd.

Maureen led a life full of adventure and often showed great courage in stepping way outside of her comfort zone, with Ed by her side. She loved to travel and made friends everywhere she went. Of the many countries that she and Ed visited, Bali was their all-time favorite. However, home is where the heart is and spending time at the cottage in Lake of the Woods was her home away from home. Maureen’s travel experiences held her in good stead throughout her career as Director of Programs and Travel Services at Lions Manor and Lions Place. She was an avid reader and eloquent story teller, both verbally and by written word. Her many stories have kept our family’s history and memories alive, usually accompanied by a lot of laughter. Mom could find the faintest of silver linings in the darkest of clouds and make you laugh while doing so, a very special talent. We miss her great spirit, wisdom and warm hugs.

Our family would like to extend our thanks to the amazing staff at the palliative care unit in Riverview Health Centre for their warm and wonderful care. We can never repay you and will be forever grateful.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care unit at, or to a charity of your choice.

In keeping with Maureen’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. We will honor her memory at the family cottage at a later date.

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the
palm of his hand.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 24, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I have fond memories of Maureen from our days working at Lions Manor and Lions Place. Maureen was so full of fun and creative. My most vivid memory was her encouragement to me personally and her work mates. My sincere condolences to her loved ones. Rest in Peace Maureen. You will be remembered! - Posted by: Sandra Cant (former work colleague Lions Housing Centre) on: Jul 05, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to the entire family. Maureen was such a true and dear friend to my Mom, and theirs was a friendship that truly lasted a lifetime. My Mom often shared stories about her and Maureen raising their families as neighbors just a few doors apart. Many of the the stories were quite humorous, others more sentimental, but what was clear in all of them was that Maureen was always there to lend a helping hand, share a laugh or two and even a few tears. I am certain she will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Debbie MacLean (Chopp) (Former neighbor) on: Jun 26, 2023

  • Maureen was a true friend. Where you saw her daily [as a fellow employee at Lions Manor], for lunch or dinner, coffee etc. she always had that beautiful smile and twinkle! So many memories will stay in my heart, especially the 10 years we did the "Antique Car Outing" travel program to Skinners. I was so happy to spend time with her in March. To the family you are truly blessed to have had her for your mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was truly proud of each of you. Hugs and love to you! - Posted by: Avril Kousof (Friend) on: Jun 24, 2023

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