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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Spence, aged 69 of Opaskwayak, Manitoba at the Rod McGillivary Care Home on Thursday, September 28, 2017, with family and friends by her side.
Mom was the second oldest of the five children born to the late, Jim and Hilda Young.
Mom met Simeon Spence in 1964 during the Northern Manitoba Trapper’s Festival and were married on June 21, 1967. Mom and Dad recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were blessed with five children.
Mom worked at various jobs: Brandon Personal Care Home (H.C.A), Manfor (food preparation), Opasquia School (Custodian) and St. Paul’s Personal Care Home. She left the workforce to tend to her late son’s, Simeon “Jr.” medical needs as Jr. battled with Kidney disease.
Mom enjoyed singing at wakes, playing her guitar, square dancing, polka waltzes, playing baseball, bingo, making bannock, visiting family and friends and especially with her grandchildren.
Mom was most passionate about paddling as she loved participating in canoeing events. Mom had fond memories with her paddling partners: Louise Ballantyne, Suzette Young and the late Edna Constant. Mom would say that her and Suzette were now “Retired Champions!”.
Mom was always be lovingly remembered by her husband, Simeon Spence; children, Scott (Denise Sanderson) Spence, Lisa (Darren) Campbell, Leah (Craig) Constant; grandchildren, Lacey Moran, Janice Lathlin, Kristen Moran, Gunner Spence, Steven Spence, Edward Spence, Madison Campbell, Darren (D.J.) Campbell; great-grandchild, Brooklyn Lathlin; brother, Gordon Young; Sister-In-Laws, Bernadette Young, Suzette Young, Rose Young, Thelma (Louie) Bird, Marianne (Stanley) Thomas; Godchildren, Mike Jebb Jr., Blair Young, Karen I. Thomas, Roxanne Young; nieces, Trudy, Pamela, Angela, Adrienne, Cheyenne O., Roxanne, Cheyenne A., Taylyn, Annie, Margaret Thomas, Joan Constant; nephews, Layne, Garfield, Edward, Bruce Jr.
Mom is predeceased by her sons, Simeon Spence Jr., Gunnar Spence; parents, Jim and Hilda Young; brothers, Baptiste Young, James Young, Bruce Young; sisters, Verna Jebb, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Mary Spence; sister-in-law, Christine Young; and many other family and friends, too many to mention.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Residence of Simeon Spence and the late Linda Spence
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Church of Messiah, Opaskwayak, Manitoba
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Church of Messiah, Opaskwayak, Manitoba (Rev. Gloria Lavallee)
Darren Campbell, Craig Constant, Blair Young, Adam Buck, Alfred Lundie, Layne Young, Edward Young, Calvin Pelly, Jesse Cole Thomas, Mike (Mukoo) Constant
Philip & Georgina Constant, Susan Azure, Mike Jebb “Sr.”, Harvey & Linda Sanderson, Leonard & Nellie Beardy, Joe Knight “Sr.”, Brenda Nabess, Douglas Lathlin, Bruce & Rita Constant, Gordon Jebb, John Campbell & Family, Debbie Jebb, Darlene McKay, Alfred Lundie, Lisa McCorrister, Mary Highway, Steve Hlady, Ken Oman & family, Gilbert McGillivary, Brenda Goulet, Umpherville Dragons
Following the interment prayers at Emmanuel Cemetery a time of fellowship would be appreciated by family at the Martha Constant Parish Hall.
The family could like to thank all for their support, kind words and condolences. It is greatly appreciated during this difficult time
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