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LILIAN (LYNN) BANNATYNE (published on June 12, 2010)



LILIAN (LYNN) BANNATYNE On June 7, 2010, Lynn Bannatyne passed away peacefully at home following a lengthy illness. Born 84 years ago on July 25, 1925 in County Cumberland, England, she immigrated to Thunder Bay, Ontario with her family in 1947, met and married her loving husband Graham in 1949 and relocated to Winnipeg in 1957. She is survived by her husband Graham, children Linda (Dave), Stephen (Jean) and grandchildren Scott and Stewart of Winnipeg, brothers George and Robin (Rose) Thompson, sisters Mary Southon (twin) and Frances Stirrett, all of Thunder Bay, and many loving relatives and friends. Lynn was predeceased by her parents Frank and Margaret Thompson and her sister Joan Wood. She was firmly confident that she would be rejoining them upon her death and this provided her with comfort in the recent months. Lynn spent her whole life dedicated to her extended family and up until her illness made it impossible, traveled every year to Thunder Bay and/or British Columbia to visit her loved ones. She worked at Eaton's for 32 years in the Cosmetics Department and looked forward to meeting and serving her fellow staff members and customers whom she became friends with. Her home is filled with many pictures in every room of family, friends and relatives and this gave her great joy even when away from them. Our family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and devotion that Dad committed to Mum. This allowed her to stay in her home until the end. We would also like to publicly thank Dr. Lamba and Kate in the Department of Internal Medicine at Health Sciences Centre, as well as the individuals from Home Care (ACCESS River East) and Palliative Care for their professionalism, caring and commitment in helping look after Mum over this past year of her life. No service will be held in Winnipeg by request. A memorial will follow later in the summer in Thunder Bay to allow her family and siblings to celebrate together the wonderful life she lived. Flowers are gratefully declined and in lieu donations can be made to the Parkinson's Society of Manitoba, 7 414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E. J. COUTU CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald St. 253-5086


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