(March 30, 1921 – September 23, 2012)
DONOGH – Alice Wilma. On a beautiful September morning, as the sun was rising, comfortably, peacefully, our beloved Mum left us to join Daddy in heaven. Alice Wilma Donogh (Archibald) was born in Plumas, Manitoba on March 30, 1921, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on September 23, 2012. She was the second youngest of eight children born to Harry Vernon and Elsie Alice Archibald (Peters). Wilma received her education at Plumas then went to Normal School and trained to be a teacher. Her first year of teaching was in a one room country school called Huntingdon where she met Jack Donogh. On July 12, 1944 they were married and then settled on the farm in Terence. For the next 14 years they farmed and proceeded to raise their family. In the fall of 1959, Wilma took up full-time teaching at Strathclair, with weekends and summers at the farm. She taught there until 1970 when she retired. In the fall of 1990, she and Jack moved to Souris. Until his passing in 1993 she devoted her time and energy to his care. In later years she enjoyed being busy walking with her friends, helping at the Thrift Shop, Bingo, Crib and lots of time with grand and great-grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her six children Rae (Ken) McBurney; Sharon (Peter) Handley; Linda Dereniwski; Ross (Darlene); Darlene (Norm) Bourgeois and John (Darcie); thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Stew Buckler and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Jack, grandson Jaydon, great-granddaughter Sydney McKinny, her parents, sisters Phyllis, Roma, Neta and Ruby and brothers William, Eric and Roy.
A service to celebrate Wilma’s life was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris on Thursday, September 27. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Wilma may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Chapel Fund, or to Parkinson Society of Manitoba.