Mabel Ivy Aldwinckle
After living a life of dignity, strength, courage and grace for more than 100 years, our beloved Grammy and Aunt died on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at her home, Meadowood Manor.
Mabel was born in Winnipeg on April 23, 1921, the youngest of three daughters. She lived in Norwood and attended King George and Queen Elizabeth schools. When Mabel was 16, her parents returned to their homeland of England taking Mabel with them. There she met the love of her life, Frank Aldwinckle. They were married on March 18, 1941. They shared 75 years together and were blessed with one son, Spencer. Frank predeceased Mabel in October, 2016 and Spencer in July 2018. Mabel was also predeceased by her sisters Dorrie Cole, Bea Noyes and her daughter in-law Audrey.
Mabel was an avid reader and when her eyesight was lost due to macular degeneration, she made the transition to audio books and enjoyed countless hours listening to them. Mabel and Frank enjoyed travelling and took many memorable trips in their retirement years. Mabel enjoyed listening to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets on the radio.
There are many words that describe Mabel; loving, kind and gentle, to name a few. To us her family she was always supportive, nurturing and positive. Even in the face of challenges or adversity, Mabel could find the positive. She had a wonderful sense of humour, was a good sport and had a playful side to her. She was lovingly known as the video star at Meadowood as she happily appeared in several of their YouTube videos.
Left to cherish Mabel’s memory are her granddaughter Terri (Wil), grandson Howard, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, nieces Pamela Bolton (David), Eleanore Verplaetse (Barry), nephew Chris (Pat) of England, and several great nieces and nephews.
Our family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Meadowood Manor who for the last four and a half years have been like a second family to Mabel. She often said how fortunate she was to live in such a wonderful home. We will always remember the respect, dignity and compassion shown Mabel and our family.
Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service is planned. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Meadowood Manor Foundation Inc.