MANN, Winnifred (Winnie) – of RR2 Listowel, passed away surrounded by her family at Victoria Hospital, London on Sunday September 2, 2012 at the age of 81.  Winnie was a member of Trowbridge United Church and a life member of the of the Women’s Institute Listowel West Branch.  She held numerous positions at Trowbridge United Church, on the Listowel Agricultural Society, North Perth Hospice, CCAC, Loyal True Blues Listowel Beulah No. 411, Loyal True Blues Provincial Lodge and the Children’s Orphanage of Richmond Hill.  Winnie will also be remembered for her deep involvement in researching, compiling facts and launching the ‘Elmanac’ history book for Elma Township and contributing to the preservation of local and regional history.  She enjoyed knitting, quilting and gardening, but loved spending time with her family and friends and life on the farm.

Beloved wife of the late Charles Mann who predeceased her in 2008. Loving mother of Cheryl (Terry) Yost of Monkton, Sandra (Fred) Smith of Palmerston, Barbara Moore (Perry Guay) of Monkton, John (Miriam) Mann of Listowel.  Special grandma of Todd (Kelly), Chelsey, Jacqueline, Tyson, Teddy (Laverne), Vincent (Nicole), Emma, Jonah and ten great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Eileen (Harry predeceased) Mann of Listowel, Jean (Gordon) Stiles of Stratford and Stewart (Madeline) Steiss of Cranbrook.  Fondly remembered by several nieces & nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Alex and Ruby (Guy)(Cleaver) Steiss.

Winnie’s family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday September 5 from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Trowbridge United Church on Thursday September 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michelle Owens officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to North Perth Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society or Trowbridge United Church appreciated by the family.

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