Turner, Emily May

TURNER, Emily May

Born January 1, 1925, Kenton Manitoba. Died May 19, 2013, Souris, Manitoba.It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Emily Turner. She passed away peacefully on May 19 at the Souris Personal Care Home. She was the first child born to her loving parents Grace and Gordon Hunter in 1925 at Kenton, MB.Emily was a life-long teacher, both in and outside of the classroom and was the first teacher at the Newdale Hutterite Colony beginning in 1969.  Emily was a well known artist, a founding and long time member of the Souris Art Club. She also enjoyed her acapella and barbershop singing. Always first was her love for her children.

Emily was predeceased by her husband R. Holtby “Hope” Turner, who passed away in 2005, as well as her two brothers Clare Hunter and Kenny Hunter. She leaves behind her four children Jack (Sharon) Turner, Pinawa; Wendy Turner, Toronto, Craig (Diane) Turner, Glenwood, AB; and Brent Turner, Thailand. She will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren, Devon Turner, Sheena Turner, Josh Turner and Katie Turner, and great-grandchild, Danielle Turner, as well as her siblings Kay (Omar) Aschim and Garth (Lynda) Hunter and sisters in-law Donna Hunter and Carol Hunter.An internment was held May 24 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Brandon, followed by a service at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris. In memory of Emily, donations can be made to the Souris and District Arts Council at Box 518, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0.THE SONG IS ENDED………
BUT WEREN’T WE BLESSED TO HAVE HEARD THE MUSIC !

8 thoughts on “Turner, Emily May”

  1. Dear Wendy and family,
    On behalf of the Spiritans, I would like to express our condolences on the loss of your mother, Emily May. Please be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Dear Wendy,
    Our deepest sympathy on the recent passing of your mum Emily. We remember your dear mum, you, your brothers and their families in our prayers.You are in my thoughts.

    Sincerely,
    Josephine Boward

  3. Dear Wendy, Jack, Craig, and Brent, and all your families.
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Both she and your dad hold a very special place in my heart. Although it’s been regretfully a long while since I last saw Auntie Emily, I can still hear her infectious deep laugh as my mom and she would share a joke or story.
    Wishing you comfort and peace through this time of grief…
    Michelle Aschim

  4. Jack, Wendy, Craig and Brent:
    We are both saddened by the news of the passing of our dear Aunt Emily. We always looked forward to our short visit with her. Her sense of humor and joy for life will be greatly missed. We regret not being able to be with you at this time as we are in Des Moines, Iowa attending our granddaughter’s high school graduation.
    Best regards to all of you.
    Sharon and Richard Berard

  5. Jack, Wendy, Craig and Brent…
    Sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. Will never forget that gigantic garden that she grew or how much she hated Halloween. Every time I see a pair of work boots by a door, I remember that painting that she did.
    My condolences to you all.
    Sincerely
    Shelley Turner, Calgary

  6. Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was always very good to me and I wish I could be with you to share with you.

    Best regards.

    Bill Edgerton

  7. Loved this lady!! I was blessed by knowing her. Never will forget our musical times together. Such a bass voice…thinking of everyone.

  8. Wendy, Jack, Craig, Brent and families…so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. We have great memories of good times and long telephone chats together. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

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