EVELYN LORRAINE BURTON
September 7, 1931 - January 28, 2023
Mom’s travel date to Somewhere over the Rainbow occurred on January 28, 2023.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill. She is survived by her three children, Jay Rodgers (Nicole), Jock Rodgers (Sharon), and Lendre Kearns (King); grandchildren, Alexia and Dustin (Amy); as well as Bill’s family.
Mom and Bill were the consummate hosts, whether at the Cabin on Rush Bay or at the house in Fort Garry .The Christmas dinners and the Canada Day pool parties are legendary. Mom’s brother Len and his friend Jack often drove in from Edmonton for the Canada Day celebrations, with Jack invariably adding colour to the proceedings. Amazingly. Mom and Bill kept up with all the chores and maintenance of both the house and cabin, well into their 80’s, often eschewing offers of help from Family members.
They were also known for their generosity, donating to many charities. They had a number of pets and were lovers of all animals. Accordingly, should anyone wish to make a donation in memory, please consider the Winnipeg Humane Society or a Pet Shelter.
At Mom’s request, no formal service will be held. A private get together will be held at a later date, featuring her favorite Dixieland Jazz.
Lorraine's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.
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