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GEORGINA BURNETT (published on March 25, 2010)

GEORGINA BURNETT 1927 2010 Peacefully, on March 22, 2010, Georgina Burnett passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg Manitoba at the age of 83. Georgie was born on February 25, 1927 at Deloraine, Mb. and grew up on the family farm by Dand. She attended the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario from the age of 9 through 18, where she learned many skills and enhanced her natural independent spirit that carried her through many challenges over her. She loved to ride horseback, and often accompanied her father and grandfather where they showed, and later judged, draught horses at Westman area fairs. Georgina moved to Winnipeg in the mid-1950's, when she worked at various locations through the assistance of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB). She managed the CNIB canteen at the Sherbrook Baths for several years, sold lottery ticket in downtown Winnipeg, and was a long-time avid member of Toastmistress. Georgie moved to Fred Douglas Place in 1989, where she enjoyed many happy years, and through the dedicated support of home care providers, she was able to live independently until July of 2009. Georgie's feisty spirit and independence will be sadly missed by her nieces, Debbie (Stu) Innes and Bonnie Van Steelandt of Winnipeg, Deanna Barnes, Moosemin, SK, and Barbara (Kelly) Doherty and nephew John of Brandon, MB and many great-nieces/nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Gordon (1943) and Bertha (Norton) (1994), her brother Bill and nephew Jim (1987), and her great-nephew Eric (2009). A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26 at Fred Douglas Place, 333 Vaughan Street in Winnipeg. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27 at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Deloraine, MB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CNIB, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg R3G 3M3 or the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, 15 Conservatory Drive, Winnipeg MB R3P 2N5 THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com


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