August 27,1920 - September 18, 2019
Peacefully at Erickson Personal Care Home in her 99th year God called her home.
Gertie was born in the Landsdowne area and lived in Riding Mountain for 79 years. She moved to the Elks Manor for 15 years then to the Erickson Personal Care Home until her passing.
Gertie was predeceased by her parents Kate and Robert (John) Campbell, her sisters Mary (Delbert) Buchanan, Gladys Campbell and Maggie (Henry)Adamson and her nephews Barry (Judy) Adamson and Ronald Adamson.
She is survived by her niece Cheryl (Guy)Brouillard, her great nephews Devin (Pam), Brent (Corie), Sean (Jennifer), Todd Adamson, Andre (Glenna Wigle), Jeremy (Jessica Lange) Brouillard and Louann and Dave Livingston along with several great great nieces and nephews.
Gertie worked as a nanny for the Fitzsimmons family and remained close to Jim, Murray and Sharon till the end (Sharon was with her when she passed). Gertie worked at a tourist camp in Clear Lake and then tourist camps in the Kenora area - Separation Lake, Devils Gap, Ash Rapids and East Hawk Lake.
She talked about curling which she loved to play and watch on TV. Her younger days were spent playing around the old oak tree. She was a beautiful knitter and donated baby blankets to the Neepawa hospital and to any new baby that came along. She baked pies for the curling rink where Granny threatened to send her bed. Gertie took many trips with her sisters and cousin Eileen Allan. She lived life to the fullest and always had a little joke to tell.
She was always the caregiver, a kind and gentle soul who was there to help or just lend an ear.
We would like to thank all of the nurses and staff for the excellent care and compassion she received at the Erickson Home. Thank you to Bob and Diane Hobbs and Sharon Spak for always being there to help us out whenever we needed them. To all of you , your kindness will never be forgotten.
A graveside Service was held on Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Riding Mountain Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Gertie to the Erickson Personal Care Home, 60 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Erickson, MB, R0J 0P0
Sneath-Strilchuk -McCreary Chapel