Minnie Burton (Carter) of Neepawa passed away peacefully in her sleep August 21, 2019 at the amazing age of 100 years. She is survived by her children Dorothy (Larry) Kuan, Donald Carter and Linda (Ken) Hunter, 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Minnie was predeceased by daughter Marilyn (1987), husband Rex (1995), her sisters Betty, Elizabeth and Nellie, husband Hector (2012); son in law Norm (1984).
Minnie was the youngest of four daughters born to Harry & Ada Hindle at Magnet, MB. She married Rex Carter in 1938 and they farmed at Mentmore and Brookdale. They had four children, Marilyn, Dorothy, Donald and Linda. Upon retirement, Minnie & Rex built a home in Neepawa and were able to travel to England, the USA and a cruise to the Bahamas. Minnie & Rex were married for 57 years when Rex passed away. They attended many dances in the surrounding communities, enjoyed the company of friends, socializing and playing cards.
Minnie’s family was the most important part of her life and her bucket list was fulfilled at age 97 as she was able to visit all the children & grandchildren no matter where they lived (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Netherlands, Missouri, Texas and Arizona).
Minnie married Hector Burton who farmed at Onanole. Her spirit of adventure took her on many flights with Hector in his air plane or snowmobiling in the Onanole area while in their 80’s. They sold the farm at Onanole and purchased a Condo in Neepawa. Hector passed away in 2012 and Minnie continued to stay in her home until September 2017 when she suffered a stroke. After a lengthy stay at the hospital, Minnie took up residence at Country Meadows Care Home where she was able to celebrate here 100th birthday. She was so pleased to visit with all of her friends and family who were able to attend.
Minnie’s travels have now taken her to the best place of all, Heaven, where she will again visit family and friends, play cards and tell stories.
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