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LAVERNA MARY MITCHELL (published on April 13, 2011)

LAVERNA MARY MITCHELL (nee TOEWS) 1927 - 2011 On Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Salem Personal Care Home, Verna Mitchell, aged 83 years, of Winkler and formerly of Morden, MB passed away peacefully. She was born on June 26, 1927, in the Kronsgart area to William G. and Marie (nee Enns) Toews. She spent her early years on the farm at Kronsgart and attended the Roswell school. Verna attended school in Winkler when the family moved from the farm in 1939. After acquiring her teaching certificate, she enjoyed teaching at many rural schools in the Carman and Roland area and finally at Chortitz. In 1959 she married Harris Mitchell and continued to teach as well as help out on the farm. Due to Harris' poor health they retired to Morden. Here they enjoyed gardening and spending part of the time each winter in Texas. Verna was baptized at St Paul's United Church in 1980. After Harris' passing in 1991 Verna chose to move to an apartment in Morden where she made many friends and went on several tours. After a few years she made the decision to move to Lions Manor in Winkler where she again made friends and enjoyed her stay there until February of this year when she moved to Salem Home. Her time there was short but she was at peace in her new surroundings. She leaves to mourn her passing two brothers, Edwin and Helen Toews and family of Roland, Bob and Mary Toews and family of Winkler. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday (today), April 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, 1050 Thornhill St., in Morden. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Verna's memory to Salem Home Foundation Inc., 165 15th St., Winkler, MB R6W 1T8. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden In care of arrangements,

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