We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Omega Funeral Home
It is with great sadness, that the family of Elizabeth Mary " Ann " Goodwin (nee Russell) announce her passing on Sept. 12, 2022, at the Portage Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Ann was born in England on Nov.14, 1938 to Alex and Reva Russell. At 8 years old her family returned to Canada and she was raised in Brandon , MB.
From a young age Ann always had a passion for horses and developed close friendships with fellow horse lovers. One being her best and lifelong friend Florence Kelly (Stiles) as well as the love of her life, Clarence who she married in 1965. They were blessed with two children, Kent and Carrie.
After a few moves to Carberry, Gillam and Brandon, they finally settled in Esterhazy, Sask. where they kept horses until Clarence's untimely death in 1988. She remained busy in the community and was an avid, competitive, 5 pin bowler as well as a dedicated coach for the YBC.
She enjoyed camping and boating at Crooked Lake and after her move to Portage to be closer to her family she enjoyed visits to Clear Lake with them.
Ann enjoyed dancing, flowers, feeding the birds, weekly salon visits, and shopping as she had a flair for interior design and it was common for her to visit and bring something that she thought would look nice in your home.
Ann was a loving, caring , mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who loved all her family. To those closest to her,she is known for being stubborn ... she liked things done her way. Ann didn't want a funeral and she might not have actually approved of this obituary . Her family will celebrate her life in private.
Ann will be dearly missed by her children Kent Goodwin and Carrie Gibbs (Kevin), grandkids; Alex (Gillian), Tatiana and Phoenix, sisters; Marilyn (Brian) and Cindy, special niece Leslie (Gary) as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ann was predeceased by her husband Clarence, infant son Allan, brother David, sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jack.
Ann will be forever in our hearts.
Messages of condolences can be made at www.omegafuneralhome.com.