JEANNETTE MARIE CECILE PETROW
September 30, 1939 – December 31, 2020
It is with heavy hearts; we announce that Jeannette passed away on December 31st at Grace Hospital at the age of 80 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter Petrow and daughter Rose Marie Clarke.
She will be deeply missed by her Grandson Jason (Shawna, Justin), and lovingly remembered by Linda, Lori, Marie, Maurice, Victor and Rowland as well as many cherished extended family and friends she has made over the years.
Jeannette was born on September 30, 1939 at St. Boniface Hospital Winnipeg Manitoba and has lived in Winnipeg for her entire 80 years.
Jeannette was a strong woman with a vibrant personality who loved the outdoors.
She spent her early years camping, hunting and fishing with her husband Pete and was not afraid to get her hands dirty.
She loved her yard and could be found bare foot playing in the mud in her garden, cutting and pruning flower’s or making sure the bird bath was clean and full for the birds.
She enjoyed Baking and canning vegetables from the garden and was known for making the best pickles and salsa in town!
Jeannette always gave 110% whenever someone needed support in any situation weather it was cutting a neighbor’s lawn, watering their flowers visiting a friend in the hospital or just writing cards to lift someone’s spirits.
In the early 80’s her and her husband Pete joined The Norwood Legion. She spent countless hours volunteering her time with the Women’s Auxiliary. Amongst her many, many accomplishments with the legion and the women’s auxiliary, poppy drive’s, fundraisers, and conferences where she could acquire a new pin is when she was the happiest. She loved working on her uniform polishing her shoes, sewing on medals and buttons until it was perfect.
In the last few years of her life Jeannette was fighting many ailments however she never found the time to complain. Instead she did what she wanted when she was able.
A special thanks to Faye, a devoted friend who always offered support and a helping hand in Jeannette’s last years.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share memories, stories, and condolences for the family by using the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers and in Jeannette’s memory, a donation may be made to Norwood Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
In Accordance with her wishes a private celebration of life will be held.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
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