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Enid Isobel Thompson
Enid Thompson, beloved wife of the late Roy Thompson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at Portage la Prairie, MB. Enid is survived by her children; Art, Blaine (Bonnie), Victor, Allyson and Brenda. Her grandchildren; Jason (Shantal), Chad, Scott, Tyler (Shawna), Carla-Jean, Casey, Cody and Andy. Also her great-grandchildren; Gage, Rhada and Georgia.
Born Enid Isobel Spence Smith in a farmhouse in the Pine Creek District to parents Elsie and Charles William Smith. Brother, Stanley followed 2 years later.
Enid’s mother died when Enid was 15 years old, necessitating her to assume running a household for her father and brother. People did not dwell on the poverty of the 30’s as dances, picnics and young peoples’ groups resulted in good friends. With the help of her neighbors, Enid leaned how to sew and maintain the family’s home. She and her father moved to Macgregor in 1943 where Enid worked as a waitress and ran a dress shop.
Enid married Allen Roy Thompson on June 25, 1947, and the couple began farming in the Currie School District. With no electricity nor in-door plumbing, Enid set up her household. Four children were born, Arthur Grant, Allyson Gail, Allan Blaine and Brenda Joanne.
Enid always had a large garden, was continuously baking and cooking, milking cows, raising chickens and found time to sew clothes for her family. Enid and Roy supported the Currie School District, helping with concerts, picnics and fund raising. Enid and family attended Rossendale United Church where she taught Sunday School and again, helped with community events. Even with four young children, Enid found time to attend both the Currie and Hartford Ladies Aid group meeting supporting charitable causes.
Enid was a newspaper correspondence for MacGregor and Portage papers for many years. She also contributed significant amounts of information to the “Rossendale Through the Years” history book.
Enid was widowed in 2001 and moved to Portage la Prairie where she continued to enjoy visits with friends and family. Enid spent her final days at the Portage Lions Manor where she appreciated the care and attention of the staff which the family is grateful for.
Enid will always be remembered for her energetic and positive approach to life, her resilience, perseverance and sense of humor.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Omega Funeral Home and Lay Minister, Wilma Shirriff, for creating a beautiful funeral service for our mother on Monday, September 10. Enid was laid to rest along beside Roy in the Hillside Cemetery on a beautiful fall day. Many thanks to those who attended the service and offered cards and condolences.
A Celebration of Life was held on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Enid can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 2117-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. R3E 0V9.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com.