Winnifred [Winnie] Leah Goodridge [King] born July 24, 1920 at Castle Hill, [Sidney] MB.
Married Leonard [Len] Goodridge Nov 4, 1939 for 62 years.
Greatly missed by: Children: Bob; Bill and Spouse Liz; Debbie and Spouse Richard.
5 Grandchildren: Chris, Bill, Lisa, Angela, Kyle [deceased] Chantelle, 3 Step-Sons, Darrell, Darren and Shaun.
4 Great Grandchildren: Sarah, Riley, Lyric and Declan
Winnie loved the outdoors, farming, gardening and children brought her great joy. Her children, were always joined by their friends, to eat her home made goodies, and enjoy her gardens. Through many years, it was common to have 20+ people around the table at holiday time! She babysat several children, once hers were grown, and in later years enjoyed working at the local hotel.
After Len’s passing, Mom flourished in the yard, knitting sweaters for every generation, reading, playing piano, and enjoying the Drop-In Centre, and cards. At 90, we had a huge celebration with family from across the country gathering! Fiercely independent, Winnie maintained her home and garden well into her late 90’s, moving into the care home at 99. For her 100th, flights were literally booked from coast to coast, which sadly had to be cancelled due to Covid. Still a gathering of over 40 people attended her “window party”, filling the Care Home with flowers and treats from well-wishers.
Up until 8 days before her passing, Winnie’s clear mind, and memory amazed friends, and relatives that would call to chat. Shortly after, she let everyone know she was ready to join Len, once again. Her strength, determination and character, will long live on for all who knew her.
Donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
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Diabetes Canada - Manitoba Division
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