Mae Jessie Green
On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Mae Green of Neepawa passed away peacefully at Brandon General Hospital at the age of 87.
Mae was born in the R.M. of Winchester (near Deloraine) on June 18, 1934 to Jim and Florence Dunn. Mae started her schooling in Deloraine and finished her schooling in Wakapa (near Killarney), as the family had moved to a farm in that area.
Mae met Cecil Green of the Henderson area and theywere married July 19, 1952 in Killarney. They were blessed with 3 children; Londa (1953), Lynn (1956) & Larry (1958).
Cecil had a long time career with Macleods which resulted in several moves for the family. From Killarney they moved to Estevan SK, Melville SK, Yorkton SK,Virden, Minnedosa, McCreary and finally to Neepawa. Many lasting friendships were made at each stop in their journey.
Mae was a lifelong 4-H’er. She was always so proud of the fact that she won Grand Champion Steer in 1948. Mae & Cecil were both 4-H leaders in McCreary Pony Club. Mae then taught crafts to Teri & Trisha’s 4-H groups.
Many of the fondest childhood memories are of the family time spent travelling from fair to fair showing their horses. Mae spent many hours sewing the fancy outfits the kids needed for the costume classes. Mae worked at the Macleods store that Cecil was managing. After moving to Neepawa, Mae worked at Regent Hobby Shop, Kerr’s Clothing, Osborne Home, East View Lodge and finally Touchwood Park, where she retired from in 1999.
Mae was very talented and creative. She was always making a craft of some kind. Mae spent over 50 years attending craft sales in the area. She also entered many of her beautiful creations in the local fairs, which she has many ribbons to show for it. Mae was famous for her fridge towels which she has probably made well over 1000!
Mae & Cec loved to dance and attended many dances in the area. Cards were also always a part of Mae & Cecil’s entertainment. McCreary Rummy being the game of choice. Mae was always up for a game and even had the great grandchildren playing Rummy. One of Mae’s daily rituals was her morning Rummy with her friend Norma. Mae thoroughly enjoyed living at Elks Manor and partaking in the social activities and comradery with the other residents.
Mae was predeceased by her parents and her husband Cecil (2015). Left to mourn are her children Londa, Lynn (Jake) Birch & Larry. Grandchildren Kelli (Yves) Lapointe; Lendon (Liz) Green; Teri Birch (Darcy); Trisha. Great-Grand children Nixon, Hunter & Blake Lapointe; Sobi, Keaton & Dayton Walker; Maci, Jacob & Fletcher Kerr.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all the Dr’s and nurses in both Neepawa and Brandon hospitals for the wonderful care they gave Mom in her last days. Also a big thank you to Rev. Joe Ball for being there with Londa in Mom’s final hours. Mom was always fond of you and having you there was a great support to her.