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NELLIE (ANELYA) BOLDT (published on January 04, 2011)



NELLIE (ANELYA) BOLDT The family of Nellie Boldt sadly announce her passing on January 1, 2011 at the Kildonan Personal Care Centre after a short illness. Mom was born on September 6, 1916 near Senkiw, Manitoba and had eight brothers and sisters of whom she was the second eldest. She met Henry Boldt and they married on February 4, 1941 in Lethbridge, Alberta. They resided on a ranch near Pincher Creek, Alberta for three years before moving to Manitoba where Mom's family lived. They had three daughters: Anna (deceased 1944), Audrey (James) Beirnes, and Debbie (Nestor) Molina. In 1961 Mom and Dad moved to their little farm near Stonewall, Manitoba where they lived for 36 years. Mom and Dad shared a very close relationship with Mom's sisters and their families: Mary (Bill) Odokeychuk and Adeline (Arnie) Solleveld. Every weekend was a family get together when the kids were young and in later years the three couples enjoyed travelling together. Mom sadly missed her youngest sister, Adeline Solleveld, who passed away in September 2000. In her final days, Mom was still concerned for her sister, Mary, who was recently widowed. Mom and Dad were partners in every project they undertook from building a house, to gardening, to picture framing which they took up in their later years. They were perfectionists and never left a project unless it was perfect. Giving up on something was not a thought they entertained. Their family and many friends were the lucky recipients of their many talents and their willingness to always give a hand. When Dad passed away in November 2006, Mom was left to carry on in loneliness. Mom loved music and began playing guitar in 1935. She played in a band in Pincher Creek before her music career was eclipsed by her children. Even after Dad's passing, Mom was fortunate to share her love of music with her very good friends Doreen and Dennis Johnston and Verna and Ivan Spence who, even in her decline, included her in their music dates and never failed to visit her and assure her of her continued importance in their lives. Her true friends really shone when she needed them most. Mom was very appreciative of visitors. She enjoyed Arnie and Dineke's visits and their descriptions and pictures of their travels. Aaron and Tamara frequently took Grandma on drives while playing the music she loved at full blast so she could hear it. She always said, That Aaron, he's some special kid . Mom leaves her two daughters, her grandchildren: Henry, Aaron (Tamara) and Kelcy Beirnes, and her great-grandchildren: Cole, Samantha and Jake Beirnes. Mom had a soft spot for her Solleveld nieces and nephews and Diana's kids, Eric and Krista. We wish to thank the caring staff of the Kildonan Personal Care Centre who made Mom's last days as comfortable as possible. Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of Nellie's life will take place on January 8, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Siloam Mission who provide help to the needy. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall in care of arrangements.


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