Jean Margaret Mack
Jean Margaret Mack passed away at Country Meadows Personal Care Home in Neepawa on November 10, 2019.
Jean was born August 23, 1935 to John and Amy (Cookson) Stewart at Minnedosa Hospital. She grew up on a farm in the Cordova district and attended Lorndale School with her sister Beatrice in the R.M. of Odanah.
On June 30, 1956, she married Daniel Albert Mack at the Franklin United Church and moved to the Mack family farm, north-east of Oberon, where they raised their family.
She chose to be happy and found great joy in the things that mattered: her family, community and friends, gardens, animals, nature and music. Jean was gracious, strong and kind, with a witty humour and adventurous spirit. She was always feeding someone, whether it was company, family, salesmen or friends dropping by. She was a hard worker and besides everything else, was very hands on with the farm work. Her dedication to the farm remained, even after Dan’s passing.
She enjoyed growing a huge garden for canning and freezing and preserved fruit, jams and jellies. She grew large and colourful flower gardens. She was quite involved with the Carberry Fair, helping with meals and in the Home Living Building. She enjoyed entering baking, flowers and quilts and had won many first and second prizes at the Carberry Fair. She was a leader of the craft and cooking section of the Brookdale 4-H Club, bowled and curled. Winters in later years were spent watching curling and hand stitching quilts.
She was active in the community of Oberon at the hall and rink. Saturday nights were at the Oberon rink ,where she would help at the lunch counter while us kids skated. She was on the Oberon Community Club for many years and also in the Brookdale UCW
We were always thankful for such excellent neighbours; especially Ray and Lyle Byram and son Scott and Jennifer.
Even though her physical and mental health were declining, she remained pleasant to the end.
Predeceased by her husband Dani,el and sister Beatrice Grieder. She leaves to mourn her passing daughters Brenda (Richard), Donna (Keith), Lynda (Glenn), and son Rey (Ineke). Grandchildren: Adrienne (Tim), Neils (Cody), Megan (Mike), and Kara (Dakota); and other relatives.
Thank you to all the staff at Neepawa Hospital, Cartwright Personal Care Home and Country Meadows for all the great care. Also to White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa, who was in care of arrangements. Special thanks to Rita for her touching service and a big thank you to Dan Jardine for the beautiful bagpipe music that Jean loved so much.
A funeral service was held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Neepawa United Church with Rita Friesen officiating, and was laid to rest at Neepawa Cemetery.
If so desired, donations in Jean’s memory can be made to Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 208-1011 Rosser Ave, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0L5.
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Parkinson Society of Manitoba
208-1011 Rosser Ave., Brandon MB R7A 0L5