September 2, 1931 – March 26, 2020
WINNIFRED "WINNIE" GRIEF
If you knew our Mom, Winnifred “Winnie” Grief (nee Ness)... you knew the “Piffle”
Mom passed away peacefully in the evening of March 26, 2020 at Poseidon Long Term Care in Winnipeg Manitoba. Born in Winnipeg on September 2, 1931 she survived the Great Depression, through wartime, divorce and the toughest of all… bringing up three boys Scott, Randy and Clayton Case, on her own.
Mom moved us all out to Oakville Ontario in 1962 where she worked tirelessly to provide her three sons with a good stable life. This is where we as kids grew up and where Mom met her second husband Bill Grief. As a family, we built a cabin on a remote lake and spent every weekend (at least it seemed that way to us) there fishing, hunting, swimming, riding the mini bike and snowmobiling. We even made our own maple syrup in the spring.
As we boys grew up we moved away to Alberta and Manitoba. Empty nesters, Mom and Bill bought some property north of Kingston Ontario and built a house where they lived until Bill passed in January of 2007. Mom, missing her family, moved to Winnipeg to be closer to Clayton as well as her two sisters Evelyn and Frances.
She never really recovered from the loss of her husband (Bill) and was very unsettled as she moved away from the little town of Verona and left all her dear friends and special church family. We pray that she is now reunited with Bill and her sisters who she missed so dearly.
Mom also leaves behind three granddaughters Sheena, Breanna and Krystal and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to the staff of Poseidon who were so kind to mom during these difficult times.
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