Iona Lucille Boughen (Trybel, Nee Lindsay) passed away peacefully the morning of Thursday August 27, 2015 at the age of 82 years at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Our Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother is at rest now after struggling with health issues over the past two years.
Iona was born on May 27, 1933 in the Lindsay family homestead at Laurier, MB (RM of Ste. Rose) 2nd youngest of the family of 6 to parents Robert & Elizabeth. She attended Bracken School (RM of McCreary) to Grade 8 taking Grade 9 by correspondence and completing Grade 10 and 11 at Glenlawn Collegiate (St. Vital) in Winnipeg. In 1953 she married Fred Trybel and they resided in Winnipeg until moving to McCreary in 1958. They had one daughter Karen Ann Doreen Mozdzen (Trybel) of Alonsa. In 1973 Iona moved to Dauphin MB. She was married to Clark Boughen in 1977 where they lived on the Boughen homestead farming until their retirement to Laguna Beach in 1995. They made home to a number of foster children over the years. Employment included Royal Canadian Legion, Bank of Montreal and Manitoba Crop Insurance. She was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 and received her 40 year pin as a member of Ladies Legion Auxiliary (president twice) and life member of Kilty Kurling Klub. She was very community minded and spent many hours doing volunteer work and participating in fund raising events.
She had a great many friends and was always noted for her laughter and great sense of humour. Everyone knew by her laugh when Iona was there. She always tried to find the good in people and the bright side of every situation.
She loved nature, art, photography and every creature God has created. She was very talented and creative. She loved music and played piano by ear. She also would never throw anything away - she would fix it with Krazy glue. Everyone would say if you want to know how to fix it - phone Iona, she'll know! Everyone used to tell her she missed her calling - she should have been an interior designer as she laid out the design for 2 houses in the planning, interior decorating and landscaping. She loved to play ball and curl in her day and was always game for everything from dressing up like the "Beatles", to getting her group together in their bikinis and Hawaii "grass skirts". There was never a dull moment. She also loved playing cards which seemed to be a "Lindsay" trait. She hosted a great many "pool parties", family get togethers and New Year's Eve parties at their home. She was always organizing something, Gov't employees Xmas parties, retirements, farewells etc… No wonder everybody loved her. She gave so much and never counted the cost.
Iona enjoyed spending holidays and special occasions with Clark, Karen & David and family. She was so proud of her 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Left to mourn her passing are: her husband Clark Boughen, daughter Karen (David) Mozdzen of Alonsa, MB, granddaughters Kimberley (Kendall) Asham of Arborg, MB and Jennifer (John) Greigson of Souris, MB, grandson-Bryan Mozdzen( Krista Abrey) of Alonsa, MB, great grandchildren Evan & Danielle Asham, Kaitlyn & Kristen Greigson, Blake & Dexyn Mozdzen, sisters Lena Harrison of Lethbridge, AB and Myrtle Rezansoff of Edmonton, AB, brother-in- law Blaine (Gerry) Boughen of Dugald, MB, brother-in-law Wayne Newton of Dauphin as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Special foster family Tim and Ina Prokipchuk and son Michael of Winnipeg
Predeceased by her parents Robert and Elizabeth Lindsay (Elliott), brothers Harold, Arnold, sister Muriel Johnston, sister-in-law Rose Lindsay, in laws Robert and Ada Boughen and sister-in-law Iris Newton.
Those wishing to remember Iona may honour her memory by making a donation to CNIB or Cancer Care Manitoba.
Special thanks are extended to Dr. Penrose and the medical and support staff of DRHC for their care and compassion.
To all her friends and family thank you for being an important part of Iona's life. We have not lost her- she will be with us forever!! We Love You!!
A service celebrating the life of Iona was held at the Dauphin First United Church in Dauphin, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2 p.m. Celebrant was Ilene Dowd. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery.
Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services