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EVA OLDFIELD (published on October 03, 2009)

EVA OLDFIELD (nee Kehler) Mom Grammy Oldfield passed away peacefully on September 24, 2009 at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home. Mom was born on the farm in Ile des Chenes, MB. Mom was predeceased by her brothers: George, Jake and John; her sisters Helen and Agnes. She is survived by her sons Ernest (Heather) of Langley, BC and Wayne (Judie) of Kenora, ON Area; grandchildren: Shanlee, Calgary, Trenton (Bridgette) and great-grandson Traften of Winnipeg, plus her only surviving sister Mary (Ad) Kiesman of Moosehorn, MB as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom moved to Winnipeg at an early age and lived in St. Vital for the majority of her life. She started in the catering business Eva's Dainties in the early years and eventually operated Ogilvie Flour Mills canteen where she spoiled the staff with daily fresh baking until she retired. Mom, a strong woman, raised her two sons while running the canteen. To many friends of the boys she was Mrs. O , who made the best chili and desserts. Mom enjoyed her grandchildren, whether babysitting, playing crokinole or crib with the kids. If they were sick she was there with chocolate donuts and milk shakes. Mom was a homebody but enjoyed her trips to Florida and California with Wayne's family and a trip to Expo 86 to visit Ernie and Heather. She enjoyed spending time at the lake with Wayne's family, even camping on the lot in tents in her seventies. She loved fishing and taught her grandchildren her unique filleting procedure. At night, she enjoyed sitting by the fire with her water with a dash of rye. When not at the lake, Mom spent many an afternoon with Judie at the Mall shopping and having coffee. Going to Wayne's for dinner on the weekends was a ritual. The last time she was at the lake, at the ripe young age of 90, she even enjoyed the hot tub. Mom loved to play bridge with her girlfriends Marlene, Eve and Grace. It was their monthly games that kept her young and her mind sharp. She played well into her eighties. Mom's greatest joy was being able to stay in her home, right up until December 2008. Her niece Karen and her sister Mary were instrumental in helping mom return to her house after her stroke in 2001. The family would like to thank Home Care (Rosemary, Terry and all the girls) for their assistance and friendship to Mom in these last seven years. She also enjoyed her outings with friends and staff at St. Vital YMCA. When Mom eventually had to go to a Personal Care Home, both Mom and family were comforted by the excellent care provided at River Park Gardens by the wonderful staff. God looked around His Garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. His Garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best... He saw your path was difficult, He closed your tired eyes, He whispered to you Peace be Thine and gave you wings to fly. You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide, You live on through your children, you're always by our side. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, For part of us went with you on the day God called you home. A celebration of her life was held with immediate family. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086

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