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Born: Mar 01, 1902

Date of Passing: Jan 29, 2000

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JOHANNA LEONARDA (ANNE) BUYS It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved Mother and Grandmother on Saturday, January 29, 2000 at the Seven Oaks General Hospital at the age of 97 years. Born on March 1, 1902 in The Hague, Holland, Mum came to Canada in 1925 with her husband Theodore settling in the Hamiota District where they lived for 15 years. It was there that their first three children were born. In the early 40s the family moved to Selkirk where Mum continued to live. She is survived by her son George and his wife Norma of Edmonton; daughter Betty Adamoski of Winnipeg; daughter Dorothy Ann and husband Mel Holowachuk of Selkirk; son-in-law Doug Powles and wife Joan of Winnipeg; and a niece, nephew and cousin in Holland. She leaves to mourn her grandchildren, Lillian (Sandy) Turnbull, Donna (Clarence) Chorney, Bill (Lisa) and Bob (Maureen), Ted Powles (Debbie), Barb (Fritz) Miller, David (Fiona) Powles, Leslie (Ken) Smith, Leah Adamoski (Kevin) and Deanna Holowachuk. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant grandson Wayne Theodore, her beloved husband Theodore (Ted) and her eldest daughter Joan Powles. Mum was an exceptional person, loving, kind, caring, wise and fun. She had many interests, reading, cooking, baking, music, cards, current events & gardening. She especially loved her family and all children. She continued to embrace new things throughout her life. She was a member of Christ Church, Selkirk, and had sung in the choir, served on the vestry and on the Chancel Guild. She had been a member of the Business and Professional Womens Club having served on the Executive. She worked many years at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre as Cook and Dietitian retiring at the age of 67. She was the first woman President of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre M.G.E.A. Mum was fiercely independent and lived in her own apartment until 1997. A memorial service to celebrate Mums life will be held on Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. in Christ Church Anglican, 227 McLean Ave., Selkirk with Rev. Glenda Drew officiating. Gilbart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Manitoba Cancer Research and Treatment Foundation, 100 Olivia St., Winnipeg, R3E 9Z9. Rest in Peace beloved Mother, Grandmother, Oma and Friend. You will always be a part of us.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 02, 2000

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • She was the most amazing woman I have ever known...I still miss her so very much♥ I love you Grandma - Posted by: Leslie (Granddaughter) on: Mar 01, 2013

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