Fern Dow

December 25, 1936 - July 11, 2019

GEORGINA "FERN" DOW

It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Mother, Fern Dow on July 11, 2019 at the age of 82, with family by her side at her home in McClure Place.

 

Mom was predeceased by husband Richard (Dick) Alvin Dow. Fern is survived by children, Cindy (Kevin), Kim (Craig), Kelvin (Janet), Debra (Gilbert), and Shelley (Henry). She is also survived by her grandchildren Sarah (Chris), Stacey (Eric), Clinton, Terra (David), Tamara (Francesco), Zachary, Alexis (Jennifer), Nicole (Paul), and her great grandchildren Lilah, Josie, Brooke, Liam, Bailey, Tayden, Damien, Sophie, Savannah, Nikolai, Hailey, Carter, Andrew and Christine.

 

Mom also leaves behind Brothers Lance (Anita), Bruce (Debbie) and Sister Doreen (Dalton) and many nieces and nephews.

 

She is pre-deceased by her parents Francis and Ethel Allan, parents-in-law Alex and Lily Dow, Sister Betty, brother-in-law Alvin, son-in-law Jim and grandchildren A.J. and Alexandra, as well as Dad’s sisters Beth (Durwood), Irene, Ollie (Don) Isabelle (Amie).

 

Mom was born on December 25, 1936 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

She married Dick Dow on October 26, 1955. They were blessed with 5 children between 1957 and 1965.

 

Mom worked at the Tribune newspaper, Highlander arena and the old Winnipeg arena. Her most important job was raising five children.

Mom enjoyed camping and fishing. Mom and Dad spent many enjoyable summers camping at Lynch's Point with their children and many family members. Mom and Dad also loved to attend the Harness Races.  

 

Mom loved living at McClure Place where she enjoyed meeting many neighbors who became good friends, played bingo, cards and recently started yoga.

 

The family would like to thank the Dialysis units at the HSC and Sherbrook locations for the wonderful care provided to Mom during her treatments and Home Care Program

 

A Memorial Service will be held July 26, 2019, 11:00 am at McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Place.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mom can be made to: The Dialysis Units of the HSC, 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Or charity of your choice.

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