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WANLESS: With family by her side, Olive Mary Wanless (nee Weedmark) of Wawanesa, MB passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Olive was born February 2, 1927, the fourth child to a family of eight of Alton and Eva Weedmark. She married Gregor Maxwell "Mac" Wanless on July 23, 1947 and raised one child Greg. Mac and Olive farmed in the Belmont area for a number of years and also operated the "Belmont Transfer", later taken on by their son Greg. In 1974, they moved to Wawanesa. After Mac passed away in 1982, Olive remained in Wawanesa and later on resided at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home until her passing. Olive loved to go to church and coffee in the morning with her friends. She enjoyed bingo and the odd trip to the casino. She loved her family and cherished her community and her many friends. Olive leaves to mourn her passing her son Greg Wanless of Brandon, MB, granddaughters Tracey (Danny) Kozak of Wawanesa, MB, and Loretta Wanless of Wawanesa, MB; four great grandchildren Brooke (Joe), Skylar, MacKenzie (Derrek) and Grayson and by two great great grandchildren Emery and Ryker. She is also survived by her brother Wes Weedmark of Belmont, MB, sister Helen (Bernie) Yaworski of Regina, SK, as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Olive was predeceased by her husband Mac (1982), mother Eva Weedmark (nee Porter) (1952) and father Alton Weedmark (1968), sisters Clara Weedmark, Nettie Weedmark and twin Neta (Jim) Gordon, Florence (Lewis) McLean and Myrtle Weedmark. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Hillside Cemetery with friend Dianne Hill to reflect on Olive's life. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Olive's memory to the Souris River Recreation Commission, c/o R.M. of Oakland Wawanesa, Box 28, Wawanesa MB, R0K 2G0. The service will be available to view online at later in the day.Friends may sign the memorial register book by emailing or call 204-526-2380 and we will insert your name.
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Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements.
2020-09-12 issue of the Brandon Sun