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Mabel Marguerite (Williams) McCamis

October 29, 1928 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 91)


Peacefully, on March 15, 2020, Mabel Marguerite McCamis, widow of the late Hugh McCamis, passed away at the Douglas Campbell Lodge in Portage la Prairie at the age of 91 years.

Mabel was born October 29, 1928 to Lambert and Elizabeth Williams (Mansfield) in Winnipegosis, Manitoba.

Mabel was predeceased by her parents, her husband Hugh (2007), sisters Elizabeth (Beth) (1929) and Patricia (2006), brothers-in-law John McCamis and Jim McBurney, and sister-in-law Audrey Carruthers (McCamis).

Left to mourn her passing are sister Jean McBurney, sons Bob (Betty), Lorne (Tracy) and Gregg (Brenda), and grandchildren Kathy, Scott, Neil (Lisa), Brad, Elmer, and Kaylee (Jake) Diboll, great-granddaughter Madelyn, and nieces and nephews.

Mabel moved to Arden, Manitoba with her family in 1945, where she met Hugh. They married on May 24, 1950 and lived in Arden until moving to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 2001.  She joined Hugh in operating the McCamis General Store in Arden from 1968 until their retirement in 1993 (at which time the family business had been in operation for 100 years). Mabel was a member of Arden United Church for over 50 years, serving as a pianist and organist for countless weddings, funerals and other church functions. She was also a member of the Arden UCW for many years. She joined Trinity United Church after moving to Portage la Prairie.  She spent many happy hours enjoying her family, community bingos, gardening, crosswords, and visiting with friends and neighbours. Many enjoyable hours were spent at the cottage at Otter Lake, Manitoba.

Cremation has taken place.  A private family interment at the Arden cemetery is planned for a later date.

Our family extends deep appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses and support staff at DCL not only for their medical expertise, but for their compassion and for their human touch.

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in memory of Mabel may be made to Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, 15 Tupper Street South, Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 1W7,  the CNIB Foundation, 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3G 3M3, or to a charity of your choosing.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mabel Marguerite (Williams) McCamis, please visit our floral store.


Private Family Interment


Trinity United Church
15 Tupper St. South, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 1W7

CNIB Foundation
1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3G 3M3

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