Obituary of CHRISTINA SARA TURNER
CHRISTINA SARA TURNER
Christina passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital on December 17, 2023 at the age of 79 years with family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Debra Rowe (Darren), sons Tom, Kevin (Salene), grand daughter Kaitlyn, grandsons Jordan Rowe (Aryssa), Brandon Rowe (Kaitlyn Krakalovich), Nathan, Thomas, Nicolas, great grandchildren Ethan and Brielle Rowe and honorary family member Darin Galbraith.
She is also survived by her brothers George Duncan (Sue) of Ottawa, ON, Ronald Duncan (Pat) of Winnipeg, and James Duncan (Lorna) of Calgary, AB and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by our dad in Thomas Turner, June 2002 and her parents Robert and Doris Duncan.
Mom was born in Sussex, England on November 7, 1944. She immigrated on the Queen Mary and started life in Canada on Mountain Avenue in Winnipeg with her parents at a very young age. Later meeting and marrying her husband Thomas Turner and settling in Transcona, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Mom worked at Beaver Lumber until its closing, then she moved on to work at Sears and Walmart and finished her working career at Kub Bakery. At each job she met and made numerous lifelong friendships. She was a dedicated volunteer whether it was being on the Pirates Community Club Executive, Block Parent Association Co-Ordinator through Westview School and finally at Park Manor Personal Care Home. She was a dedicated volunteer at Park Manor and volunteered over 3000 hours and received the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award signed by Greg Salinger from the Province of Manitoba.
Mom was loved and respected by all she met and could be seen chatting with her many friends and acquaintances. She was always in the kitchen baking up a storm for all the people she knew. She loved to make jams and jellies and give them as gifts for all occasions. She was famous for her banana bread and her homemade buns.
You could always count on a greeting card for all occasion, whether it was a milestone or a regular occasion. She was always the first person to offer a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. She gave selfishly and without asking for anything in return.
When living in her house became too much for her, she moved into East Park Lodge where she already had many friends and made many new friends.
In honoring Mom’s wishes there will not be a funeral service but a private family memorial to be held at a later date.
Donations in her memory can be made to Park Manor Personal Care Home or an animal charity of your choice. Mom’s love for all animals big and small was unsurpassing and we are sure she would be happy with any animal charity.
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