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Born: Mar 04, 1913

Date of Passing: Jan 22, 2000

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LILIAN CLARK On Saturday, January 22, 2000, Lilian Clark passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Neepawa Hospital at the age of 86. She is predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1964; her daughter, Marilyn in 1975; granddaughter, Pamela and great-granddaughter, Megan, as well as seven of her brothers and sisters. Lilian was born March 4, 1913, daughter of Charlotte and Frederick Winthrop. She was the second youngest of nine children, having four brothers and four sisters. Lilian is survived by her five daughters, Beverley (Bob) Finlayson of Neepawa and their family - Bill Finlayson, Cheryl and Corey Majcher, great-grandchildren, Brandon and Dillon, Heather McDonald, great-grandchildren, Dustin and Cody all of Winnipeg. Linda (Gordon) James of Weyburn, Sask. and their family - Graham James and Nancy Larsen-James of Redvers, Sask., Darryl James of Radville Sask., Angela James of Weyburn, Sask. Elaine McCutchin of Neepawa and her family - Stanley and Traci McCutchin, Dan and Sharon McCutchin, great-grandchildren, Tatjana, Doug McCutchin all of Neepawa, Man. Kathy (Stan) Forster of Portage la Prairie and their family, Bruce Forster and Erin Forster, bother of Winnipeg. Loreen (Scott) Buchanan of Winnipeg; sister, Unie Whenham and husband Jim of Winnipeg; sister-in-law, Eleanor Winthrop of Kelwood and several nieces and nephews. She grew up and attended school in Kelwood. Before she married Herb, she worked in homes in the Franklin area. He married life was spent on the family farm in the Clarksville District. Here she raised six girls, Marilyn, Beverley, Linda, Elaine, Kathy and Loreen. When Herb died in 1964, she moved into Neepawa. She at first did sewing and cleaning, but soon began to work in East View Lodge as a Nurses Aide until she retired in 1978. She enjoyed her visits with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years, she enjoyed several holidays travelling and camping with family throughout Canada and the United States. She especially enjoyed her trip to England and Scotland. To the very end she enjoyed her home, yard and her independence. Family and friends knew if she wasnt in the house in summer, she could be found out enjoying her lawn swing. The funeral service will be held at the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa on Tuesday, January 25, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. G. Cargo officiating. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Man. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bill Finlayson, Graham James, Stanley McCutchin, Dan McCutchin, Darryl James, Doug McCutchin and Bruce Forster. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, the Cancer Society or any charity of your choice. Flowers are gratefully declined. Whites Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 24, 2000

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