Winnie was born in Granum Alberta to Adolph and Olive Mattie on Aug 23 1919. On September 9 2007, in White Rock B.C. Winnifred left us suddenly but gently to continue her great adventure with her loved ones who have gone before. She was blessed to leave this earth quickly as she often prayed she would. Winnie was a great many things to a multitude of people. In addition to the more traditional roles of wife and mother, she was a Armed Forces Ambulance Driver, entrepreneur, world traveler, lover of the outdoors, professional cook, farmer, rock wall builder, poet, photographer, gardener, nurse, (Kelowna Hospital), artist, journalist, (working with Ma Murry), columnist, (she wrote “Time Out” for the Barriere Newspaper for many years), Registered Masseuse, and a writer, (she was writing a number of books).
She embraced each project with unsurpassed enthusiasm and the results were always wonderful. We all cherished her generosity and unconditional love. Winnie loved life and loved it to the fullest. Her joy for life enriched the lives of countless people she met along the way. She will be forever loved and missed by her children; Noreen (Jim) White Rock, Joan (Ken) Kamloops, John (Sandy) Vernon, and Marylee (Bob) Armstrong. Grandchildren; Faye (Fred), Dan, Patti (Bruce), Michael (Marlaine), Alisa (Owen), Vince (Barb), David (Chelsey). Great Grandchildren; Siobhan, Dustin, Paul, Kerri, Jessie, Cody, Rebecca, Brandon, Olivia, Jordan, Ashley, Alexa, Jeremy, Isaac, and Carter. She will also be greatly missed by her many friends and her three remaining siblings; Oliver (Shirley) Mattie, Connie (Hugh Brown), and (Gerry) Mattie. To her many nieces and nephews she was their much loved “Aunt Winnie” We all look forward to the day we see her again “Over the Rainbow”
A Celebration of her life will be held at White Rock Community Church 15280 Pacific Ave. White Rock B.C. on September 22, 2007 at 2pm