A life-long resident of Winnipeg, Man., Gwen, in her 99th year, passed away peacefully Sept. 25, 2007 at the Oakview Extended Care Home.
Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Major E.L.(Ted) Hubbell; sister, Muriel Grant of Toronto, Ont.; and her daughter, Sherrie, and son-in-law, Sid Asselin of Fort Frances, Ont.
She is survived by her loving grandchildren, Tracy (Dale) Newman of Brampton, Ont., Rick (Michele) Asselin of Winnipeg, Man,, and Ted (Nancy) Asselin of Fort Frances, Ont. She was equally proud of her six great-grandchildren, Dustin, Danny, Janelle, Chantal, Jeremy, and Brody.
Two special people in her life were niece and nephew, Joan (Tom) of Toronto, Ont. and Don (Marie) of Markham, Ont. Her family always brought joy to her life as she did to theirs.
Nanna was a longtime member and worker in Augustine United Church. She was a tireless volunteer with the war effort through the Red Cross and during the great Winnipeg flood in the early 1950s.
In accordance with Nanna’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held in St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery with ashes interred beside her husband, Ted.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Oakview Extended Care for the great care and friendship she received while she was there.
In memoriam donations may be made to Augustine United Church, 444 River Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R3L 0C7 or Oakview Place, 2395 Ness Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R3J 1A5.
Condolences may be extended through Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, Man., R3C 0X4.
Nanna’s gracious and kind soul will live on forever in all of us.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the way
Of happy times and laughing time, and bright and sunny days
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before too long
and cherish those very special memories to which I belong.