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1925 Anne 2020

Anne Freda Provis (Nee Dilworth)

March 28, 1925 — March 28, 2020

1925 ~ 2020

Anne Provis was born on November 10, 1925.  She made it into the 2020’s, yet another decade, but passed away on January 1st at 94 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Hugh Provis, 33 years ago and by parents Forbes and Mary Dilworth and brothers Ted (Chris), Art (Eileen) and Ray (Beth, her dear surviving sister-in-law.) Life will not be the same for her children: Charmian (Louis), Heather Rill (Raph), Peter (Trudy) and Michele (Jody.) She dearly loved her grandkids : Trevor, Raven, Tia, Emily, Isabel, Dominic, Hayden, Garrett and her great grandkids: Brianna and Beau. Auntie Anne cherished: Raymond (Marilyn), Marie, Grant (Helen), Dale(Cathy), Blake (Kathy), Brad, Elaine and Joanne (Mitch).

Mum was a true Manitoban. Born in Treherne, she lived and worked on the family farm in Rathwell, where she met and married her Dad’s new doctor, who started making frequent house calls. Her married life was spent in Charleswood, Winnipeg.  After Hugh passed she moved to join family in Lac du Bonnet for the rest of her life. Mum loved being at home and dedicated her life to being a wife, Mum and Granny and looking after the pets. It seemed Mum could do anything.  She painted the exterior of our 2 story house, removed a wall in the dining room and changed the oil in the cars. She loved gardening, cutting the grass and being outside. She was involved at church and schools, and drove the kids here, there and everywhere.  Mum loved to make fires – by the river, in the fireplaces and in her kitchen wood stove. As a young woman Mum played baseball and curled. She was a great skater and would flood the backyard to make a rink when we were young. Mum was a dedicated Jets and curling fan.  Mum was a pie baker (special mention of her lemon meringue) and pancake maker extraordinaire.  She loved to do crewel embroidery with her stitchery group. She threw the best birthday parties and dinners and made magical Christmases. Mum loved to have a gin and tonic in the summer and she had a wine everyday up til the last week. Mum would say, “Those were the good old days.” And now, sadly, they are. Cheers Mum!

Special thanks to the caring staff at Whitemouth Personal Care Home. A memorial service will be held when all the loved ones can gather. Flowers are gratefully declined but if you would like to honour our dear Mum, consider visiting an elderly relative or friend, planting a perennial in the spring, or just enjoying a drink. She would wish she were there with you.

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