Morden, Amelia Anne

MORDEN: It is with great sadness that the family of Amelia-Anne Morden (nee Janz) announce her passing on Sept 7, 2022, at the age of 80, at the Souris Personal Care Home. Amelia was born on December 11, 1941. She was raised as the oldest child of 11 to Turney and Myrtle Janz. After her parents passed away, they found out that their Uncle Clyde was their older brother that had been adopted by their maternal grandparents.  Amelia married Les Morden on November 24, 1959.  They raised their 6 children together on their farm in the Botany District, south of Souris.  Throughout her life, many claimed Amelia as their second mom, her home was open to anyone.  Amelia and Les loved farming, which they did for many years while the kids were growing up, however life had other plans.  Amelia had a love for learning but never got the chance to graduate, so in 1982 she decided to ger her GED.  She did not stop there; she would later go on to complete her chef course to get her Red Seal and worked in various kitchens in Souris and Brandon.  In 1991 they moved to Alberta for a few years to work with various farmers.  Upon her return to Manitoba, Amelia started to work for the hog barns in the area and again returned to school to get her swine technician certificate. Amelia worked in this industry until her retirement.  A few years after the passing of her beloved husband, Amelia moved into Souris, to the Crescent Manor.  Amelia became very involved at this time with the Souris Legion and began volunteering to help with their events and of course playing crib regularly at their crib nights and tournaments.  In March of 2020 Amelia moved into the Souris PCH, where she continued to make life better for those around her by encouraging the residents and staff alike.  Amelia found great pleasure throughout her life in farming, reading, gardening, curling, volunteering, watching Jeopardy, playing card games, but most of all in visiting with friends and family. Amelia is known for her grit, determination, and great laugh.

Amelia will be lovingly remembered by her children Allen (Kim), Garry (Sharon), Darcy (Marcie), Roger (Karen), Leslie Anne, and Mina (Darrell) McDowell. Grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Harper & Blake Farough, Ryan (Taylor) Peyton & Lucas Farough, Rebecca (Stew) Chalmers, Korie (Teresa) Kaden Morden, Katherine (Josh) Wynder, Matthew (Alexandria) Theodora Morden, Maria McDowell (Laine) Adler Lockhart, Melissa (Justin) Kylynn Adams, Halie Morden, Laura (Jeremy) Siemens, Gina Lone (Colby) Hazleigh Cowan, Kelly Lone, Mark McDowell, Jessica Lone (Brendon), Jacob Morden, Daniel Briggs, and Christopher Briggs.  Along with her many siblings, in laws and their families.

Amelia was predeceased by her husband Les and granddaughter Angela Morden, brothers Clyde Williamson, Fred Janz, Sisters Hettie Middleton, Linda Alston, In-Laws Eileen Partaker, Harry & Hazel Hickson and Allan Brumm.

A graveside funeral service was held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba. In memory of Amelia, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or “paying it forward by volunteering”.

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17 thoughts on “Morden, Amelia Anne”

  1. So sorry to hear this news. She will be missed such great and caring lady. You are in our prayers our sincere condolences Traci & Clive

  2. To the Morden Family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Dean and Donna (Kelesnik) Couvier
    Fred and Sharon Kelesnik

  3. To Amelia’s Family, My most heartfelt condolences to all. Amelia was such a worker and gave so much of herself for others. She will be remembered. – Joan Dufily

  4. To Amelia’s family,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of a wonderful lady. Amelia was sure to keep a smile on your face when visiting. She will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Great memories of years gone by…
    Marge Edgerton and Ardelle Woods

  5. So sorry to hear of the passing of Amelia! My thoughts and prayers are with u all at the very difficult time !

  6. Our condolences to the Morden families. She was a great gal, always ready with a smile and an infectious laugh.
    Doug and Cathy Cowan

  7. Amelia had an infectious laugh, I’m also remembering the great fun with Les and Amelia when the local neighbors got
    together for an evening of fun and merriment. You will m her.

  8. To all the family of Amelia,my heart goes out to all her family,you will miss her so much,as will all who knew her.She has such an infectious giggle,that it made you feel so happy. RI P Amelia.

  9. To Amelia’s Family,
    My deepest sympathy is extended to you all. Amelia was one of a kind and always enjoyed any visits I had with her.

  10. Sincere Condolences to Amelia’ Family.
    Amelia was a wonderful, hard working lady, her laugh was contagious.
    It was a pleasure to work with her. I’ll miss our hellos & hugs at PCH.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time, may your memories be comforting.
    I send you all healing prayers and a comforting hug.
    R.I.P. Amelia

  11. My deepest sympathies to all Amelia’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing her from living in the Crescent Manor and through our time together in the Legion Auxiliary. She was a great friend and someone I could always depend on to steer me in the right direction.

  12. Amelia will be sadley missed by all and I will surely miss her as a friend and partner in Bridge and the Topps program. My sincere thoughts are with Amelia’s Family.

  13. Amelia I’ll miss your humour, your wonderful laugh and our chats.
    My deepest sympathies to the family. Your mother will be missed.

  14. Our sincere condolences to all of Amelia’s family. Amelia was such a hard worker and certainly a pleasure to know. Marilyn & Robert Pearce.

  15. Dear Amelia’s family
    We are so very sorry, for your loss of your Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother. . She was our baby sitter, many years ago. And she took care of us as recent as April 2017 , when we lost our Mother. We find comfort in the knowledge that Amelia’s kindness, compassion, and spirit will live on through those she has left behind.
    Much love
    Dave & Gail Janz
    Marilyn Janz Forsyth and Families

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