Carswell, Josephine Alexandra

CARSWELL: Grateful for her long and happy life, the family announces the peaceful passing of Josie Carswell on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 103. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Beverly (Max) Webber and their sons Bryan (Shannon) sons Ty and Jay, Scott (Sandra) daughter Annaka, son Jared. Her son Bob’s family; Bob (Gillian) Carswell daughter Casey and son Bobby, David (Becky) Carswell, Susan Carswell and daughter Katie. Josie leaves a dear sister Frances Paul in Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews.  Josie was predeceased by her loving husband Wes, parents Joseph and Harriett Fuller, son Bob, three brothers and five sisters. She was born in Carman, Manitoba on October 4, 1914 but spent her growing up years on a farm near Graysville. She married her high school sweetheart Wes on October 29, 1938. Later they would have twins Bev and Bob. During their school years Josie was very active in her community, taught Sunday School, a CGIT leader, member of the United Church ladies group, curling club and an Eastern Star member for over seventy years. After retiring from Eatons she moved to Souris to be close to her daughter’s family. This was home for Josie for over thirty years. She was fortunate and thankful for a very sound mind as she aged gracefully, a true inspiration to all of us.  She was a very kind, friendly and loving person who always thought of others. Her greatest joy was being together with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We celebrate her for the amazing lady she was and for a life well lived. She will be truly missed. Sincere thanks to Dr. Cram and nursing staff at PCH for your kindness and care. Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm. Private interment in the Carman Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Josie may be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or to the Souris Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

13 thoughts on “Carswell, Josephine Alexandra”

  1. Sincere Condolences
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    She was a wonderful lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. My Dear Aunt Josie. I feel so bad that we have lost such a Wonderful Lady as Aunt Josie. I was lucky enough to spend time with her and Bev and Max last summer in Souris and had looked so forward to being with her again this coming early summer . Imagine almost 104 years old and hardly a colored hair on her head. She used to brag to me about that at times when I talked to her and we would get some laughs out of it. She was such a spry person for that age and had a memory that I just could not believe when chatting with her. I loved her so much and will miss her and never ever forget her.
    May She Rest In Peace.

    Love : Bill & Diane.

  3. I have often thought about your mom. So enjoyed bumping into Josie at the Mall in Brandon. My memories go way back to Morris. Your mom and dad were friends of my parents Clifford and Edith Mitchell.
    No matter how old we are,it is never easy to say good bye to a parent.
    Gentle hugs and mighty prayers, Judy Mitchell of Brandon.

  4. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. When Ann Reid and I visited her along with Phyllis Clark last summer, it was such a nice time. Loss of a parent is difficult but memories of special times do help to ease the pain.
    Lori Thomson
    Queen Mary #3
    Order of the Eastern Star

  5. Bev & Max & family, our deepest sympathies for the loss of Aunt Josie. Our hearts are with you, Deb & Glen Friesen (Dunn)

  6. Bev and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. What a fine lady she was. You will miss her deeply. We know you will have many happy memories to sustain you through your grief.
    Sincerely, Brian & Kathie Saunderson

  7. Aunt Josie was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bev Max and family.

    Diane (Dunn) and Terry Dafoe

  8. Bev and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a special lady and will be missed by all that knew her.
    I thoroughly enjoyed my weekly visit with her and miss her already.
    Josie age did not reflect her spirit. Josie was the youngest 103 year old I have ever met.
    May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

  9. Bev,Bryan and family. My sincerest condolences to all of you on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was always such a bright lady whenever I had the opportunity to talk with her at the boys hockey games. You were so very blessed to have had her in your lives. I’m sure your fond memories will carry you through this difficult time. God Bless her and keep her.

    Cathie Marshall

  10. Bev, Max and Family. Our sincere condolences are with you at this sad time. You will really miss your Mom, Bev.

  11. Thinking of you Bev, as you process the Yin and the Yang of your loss: your mom is no longer here but your memories of and with her live on…and on…and on, in all who knew her. As a role model she set the bar high…may we all have the courage, energy and enthusiasm to meet the standard she set.

  12. Dear Bev & family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.She was a kind lady with a sense of humour and lived a good long life. She was blessed to have a loving daughter like you along with your family. Treasure all the wonderful memories. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

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