Wilma (Willie) Clarice COLE

Wilma (Willie) Clarice COLE

April 24,1930 – June 11, 2015

Willie passed away suddenly of heart failure. She leaves daughter Patti, son Rick (Judy), grandchildren April, Arinn and Angie, (Blake and Matt) great-grandchildren Tori, Kaity, Jackson and Oliver, niece Diane and other family & friends.

Willie was very proud of her 1940 Manitoba Speed Skating Title. She skated her adult life until her speed skates weren’t allowed on public rinks

Willie was very outgoing and loved to be involved with the community. Around 1955 she started the ladies auxiliary in East Kildonan, Winnipeg volunteering in the canteen, bingo and other fund raisers.

As a young family many holidays and picnics were spent with best friends Tommy and June Masters

Home became the 108 Ranch in 1982. Willie again became involved in community. In 1985 started the 108 Ladies Auxiliary and 108 Friday night bingo, held in the Wheel Room & school gym.

A proud moment was giving the $10,000 raised by the auxiliary to the POA building fund, the hall was completed in 1986.

Willie received recognition as one of the founding patrons in 1990, overseeing the plans to build the 108 Community Hall.

In 1993 she received the 108 Ranch Citizen of the Year Award for original organizer of the bingo, which funded the hall’s operating costs.

Willie had many hobbies, she was well known for her beautiful knit sweaters, cookies and pie baking that won awards at the fall fair.

Many dinners and happy hours were spent with neighbours Mike and Kate, George and Freda, Gerald, Richard and Val, Gord and Bev, Norm and Sherry.

Mom, you are very special. We hold fond memories and we’re honoured that you were our mother and much more.

We will miss you very much, but glad you are now holding hands with Dad again.

You live in our hearts. Love always, your family.

Sincere thank you from the heart to the wonderful caring staff at the Salvation Army Sunset Lodge. To staff & 2nd floor residents, thank you for your kindness, respect and friendship to Willie

In lieu of flowers – please consider BC Heart & Stoke Foundation

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