White, Edwina (Winnie)

Edwina Ola Amanda White

July 29, 1929 — December 26, 2023

Winnie passed away peacefully on December 26, 2023, at the Hartney Health Center in Hartney, MB.

Winnie was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on July 29, 1929. She was the only child of Ed and Ola Dorman. She leaves to mourn Dale, her loving husband of 73 years: Children: Val and Brad (Patty), Grandchildren: Lindsay (Kevin) Rowan and Landon (Kirby) White, and Great Grandchildren: Riley and Stella Rowan and Monroe, Fallon and Ledger White along with her fur grand babies Daisy and Lewy. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, Ed and Ola Dorman, Winnie’s Mother-in-Law Eula (Stan) Blandford, Father-in-Law Gordon White.  Sister-in-Law, Nyla (Frank) Smith, Brother in-Laws:  Bob (Mary) White, Delmar (Hazel) White, Basil White (Charlene), Sister-in-Law Shirley and by her life-long friend Alene Welch.

Winnie attended school in Sherbrooke Quebec and met Dale early in life.  As Dad says, we were married for 73 years but I knew her as a young girl, a total of 88 years.   Winnie worked as a bookkeeper at Newton Construction alongside her good friend Alene Welch.  Winnie also worked at RJ Atkinson for 8 years, Hartney Machine & Motors for 13 years, served on Hartney Town Council and drove school bus (in the day of the station wagon).  Her most important job was making sure the White House ran smoothly and keeping Dale White Construction organized, while in operation.

Winnie married Dale on September 2, 1950 and started building their one and only home in Hartney before Val came along in 1957 and Brad in 1959.

Mom loved adventure as we took many trips back to Quebec to see family and friends, camping along the way.  Winnie and Dale loved to fly their plane taking  many local trips and a few longer ones to Bedford, Quebec and Hay River.  The thrill of flying turned into a desire to holiday at McAllen, Texas.  They purchased a vacation home and made some close  friends in the 17  years spent down south.

Winnie and Dale were able to attend Lindsay and Kevin’s wedding in Vancouver in 2009 and Landon and Kirby’s wedding at Clear Lake in 2012.  They were the winner of the “Infinity” dance for the longest married couple on the dance floor, what an absolutely beautiful relationship Winnie and Dale enjoyed.  Winnie always wanted to know what each of her Grandchildren were doing and as Lindsay and Landon started their own families, she was thrilled to get updates on her Great Grandchildren and their activities. Winnie felt comfort in caring for the two family pets, Lewy who loved to purr on her lap while getting a ride around the house in her electric chair. Daisy loved to fetch any ball Winnie threw her way.

Our Family would like to thank Dr. Nell and the staff at Evergreen Place in Boissevain and Dr. Cram and the staff at the Hartney Personal Care Home.  Mom’s journey with Dementia was a difficult one, made easier by the compassionate care she received each and every day.

Private service will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Winnie’s memory to the Hartney Personal Care Home c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 280, Hartney, MB R0M 0X0 or The Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6

Afterglow

                                                    I’d like the memory of me                                                                                                                 to be a happy one.                                                                                                                  I’d like to leave an afterglow                                                                                                      of smiles when life is done.                                                                                                             I’d like to leave an echo                                                                                                       whispering softly down the ways,                                                                                                Of happy times and laughing                                                                                                    times and bright and sunny days.                                                                                           I’d like the tears of those who grieve,                                                                                                       to dry before the sun;                                                                                                                Of happy memories that I                                                          leave when life is done.

 

17 thoughts on “White, Edwina (Winnie)”

  1. Dale,Val, and Brad and family. Sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. Thinking of all at this sad time.

  2. Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother Brad & Patty and family. May your many memories sustain you in the days to come. Reid & Kelly Cowieson

  3. Dale and Family – Thinking of you all as you say a final goodbye to a lady who I remember as always busy, and always sweet! Jim and Lori (Robinson) Denbow

  4. Dale, Val, Brad and your family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of Winnie. Keep your memories of her close to your heart.

  5. Uncle Dale, Val, Brad & family,
    We are so sad to hear about your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathies. Cherish the time you had with her and the memories you will always be able to keep. Aunt Winnie was a special and unforgettable caring person.
    Our thoughts will be with you during this period of sorrow.
    Love to all, Rob, Lorraine & family

  6. So sorry to hear about Winnie. Thinking of you Val and all of your family. Many great memories of my times/stays at your house with Dale and Winnie.

  7. Uncle Dale, Val, Brad and Family,
    There was never a kinder, more generous person than Aunt Winnie, with her witty sense of humour and that great smile! And, she sure did love her husband, children, and their families!
    We wish you strength and healing as you deal with your loss.
    We’ll always have the memories!
    Lin, Steven & Family

  8. Our sincere condolences to you Dale, Val, Brad & Families on the loss of such a wonderful lady! She left a bit of her sparkle with everyone she spoke to. May your memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
    Bob & Penny

  9. Dale, Val, Brad and Patty and families,
    Our thoughts are with you at this time. Winnie was so good to Mom and Dad. She was well thought of in the community and by everyone who knew her.
    Ron, Janis and family

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

  11. To Val,Brad ,Patty and family

    Our sincere condolences to you all. I have very fond memories of both Win and Dale as they were life long friends to my Mom and Dad , Wes and Joyce Agnew. Hold onto all your fondest memories of her. May it help to know our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you .

  12. Our condolences to Dale & family on your loss of a real genuine caring lady. It ‘s been a long time, but I remember Winnie very well. The late Jessie Morden was my Mother and she always had fond thoughts of you both. She raised Shirley, George and myself all alone, and from time to time.she would comment “Dale & Winnie helped me out”. One time bringing wood for her old cook stove, etc. Good deeds never are forgotten! All of us send our condolences. Blessings! . Edith (Morden) Tarbet, Barrhead, AB

  13. Our condolences to the family. Always enjoyed our visits at the hair shop when Win came in. Such a lovely person. May the thoughts and prayers of others bring you peace at this time of sorrow.
    Allan and Christina
    Roper

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