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EMILY STEWART WATSON TRUMP (published on June 26, 2010)

EMILY STEWART WATSON TRUMP (nee MCDOWELL) Peacefully on June 23, 2010, Mom entered into eternal rest, joining her husband Norman Edgar who predeceased her in 1975. Emily was also predeceased by her brother John, her twin sister Magreta Hawthorne and sons-in-law George and Richard. She is survived by two sisters, Sarah of Winnipeg, Mary of Northampton, England, one brother, Alexander of Belfast, Northern Ireland, children Sandra, John (Ann), Sally, Leslie (Allan), Larry (Debbie), Ray (Deb), 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren residing in Winnipeg and Edmonton, along with nieces and nephews in England, Northern Ireland and New Zealand. Emily was born May 13, 1919 in Lisnaward, Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland, the eldest daughter of John and Margaret McDowell. The family moved to Belfast at the time of the Great Depression. Amidst the celebrations at the end of the war, Emily met the love of her life, a young serviceman with the R.C.A.F. Fleet Air Arm on special detachment to the R.A.F. She married him in Torquay, England on September 9, 1945 and as a war bride, travelled to Canada in 1946 landing at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They resided for a time in Toronto before moving to Norman's home town of Winnipeg. Emily was a dedicated mother who was involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren. She adored her animals, especially her cats and loved to watch the astronauts as they ventured into space. She was an avid reader, knitter and a member of St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 28 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere (South of the Royal Canadian Mint) with Reverend Jody Miles officiating. Viewing will take place 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment to follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Park Manor for their care and compassion towards both Mom and the family as we travelled down this difficult road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Park Manor Building Fund or the Winnipeg Humane Society. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 982-7550

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