Lavina Squires passed away February 20, 2019 in Neepawa, Manitoba at the age of 92 years.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Neepawa, MB.
Lavina was born August 26, 1926 to parents Richard and Ida Johnston. She had five siblings; brothers Sandy and Thomas and sisters Myrtle and Vivian have pre-deceased her. Brother Charlie lives in Wawanesa P.C.H. Sister in law Dorothy Johnson lives in Winnipeg.
Lavina married Gordon Squires on November 1, 1944 in Kelwood. Gordon and Lavina had two children George and Pearl.
Gordon, George and Pearl have all pre-deceased Lavina.
Lavina and Gordon spent many years farming near Riding Mountain and then west of Plumas. They enjoyed the old time dances in their early years and spent many Sundays going for drives in the country. Lavina also loved to bowl. Once Gordon retired, they moved to Neepawa where Lavina worked at the Bamboo Restaurant and then in the kitchen at Eastview Lodge from 1967-1991. Gordon passed away on their wedding anniversary in 1985. After that Lavina moved in the United Church Units and then to Kinsmen Courts where she made many new friends.
Lavina is survived by George’s wife Linda and her children Greg (Tana, sons Brendan and Mason), daughter Shari, son Kevin (Estrella, children Lincoln, Max and Taleesa). She is also survived by Pearl’s family of Don Sollner with their daughter Kim (Ferlin, children Wayne and Rebecca), son Terry (Diane, children Andrew and his sons Eric and Ethan) and Dana (husband Travis, their sons Jaixon and Zander) and numerous nieces and nephews.
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