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Peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, Dosia Thérèse (Rey) Cannon, age 88, passed away at Douglas Campbell Lodge. Predeceased by her husband Ron, she is lovingly remembered by her five children – Doug, Pat (Diane), Jack (Gloria), Terry, Susan – as well as her grandchildren, sisters Claudette Pagé and Lorraine Samolesky, and nieces and nephews.
Mom was born in St. Boniface and lived there until 1949 when her father bought the Portage Creamery and the family moved to Portage la Prairie. Mom worked in the Creamery office, met Dad and became a stay-at-home mom when they started our family in 1956. Mom’s life centred around her kids and extended family. She made the best peanut butter cookies and enjoyed baking with her children. Mom spent many hours in the garden each summer with our dad and helped with the harvest each fall, preserving tomatoes and making pickles, relish and delicious grape jelly to share with everyone.
Mom belonged to St. John’s Church and then Good Shepherd’s Parish while living in Portage. After Dad’s retirement, Mom and Dad would winter in Mazatlan, Mexico, where they enjoyed the warm weather, reading, visiting and playing cards with friends (and son Doug who often joined them). Mom’s final years were spent comfortably at the Lodge where she enjoyed visits with her family. She kept up with local news in the Portage Daily Graphic and Winnipeg Free Press, clipping articles and cartoons to save for her kids. She enjoyed watching sports – curling, figure skating and CFL football games (always rooting for the Bombers). Mom was very special and as unique as her name Dosia, which is Greek for “God’s gift.”
Funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Flowers are gratefully declined due to fragrance allergies. If friends so wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dosia’s memory to Prairie Welcome House, 114 Countess Ave., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0T2.
A tree will be planted and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com 204-857-4021
Prairie Welcome House
114 Countess Ave., Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0T2