Mildred Klyne of Langham, Saskatchewan, formerly of Winnipegosis, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the age of 92 years.
Stompin’ Tom Connor’s song I've Been Everywhere, familiar to everyone! Well folks, friends and family, Millie is the female version of this song because she’s been everywhere man! Border to border, she knew every square mile of the province of Manitoba. Sault Point, Winnipegosis, Dauphin, Winnipeg, The Pas, Churchill, Swan River, Pine River, Fork River, Brandon, Camperville, Waterhen, Duck Bay, and even back in the sticks at fishing camps like Good Harbor, Barrier Lake and Kississing Lake. She embraced all of the people she encountered along the way. So many experiences, so many people, and so many stories to reflect upon that we could be here forever talking about them. We are honoured to be her voice and share her life's journey with all of you. The last few years of her life were in Borden and Langham, Saskatchewan where she carried on her legacy of entertaining many in the care home. Millie has left her mark on all the places she worked and travelled. She touched so many lives as she was a strong, independent, hard working and oh so funny woman. Millie made life count every step of the way!
Mildred had many names, you didn’t need to be related to call her Aunty Millie. She was born in Winnipegosis on July 18th, 1929 to Marie Rose and Patrice Klyne. She had 8 sisters and 1 brother. She was raised in Sault Point, back in those days money was scarce and beginnings were humble. Work ethic was instilled at a young age and working together was not an option, it was a way of life. She loved music and learned to play the guitar in her early years. Millie was talented and was often the center of attention, as she strummed the guitar and belted out the tunes at many family gatherings. If she wasn't singing, she was telling a funny story or a joke. She was incredibly outgoing and easily made friends with everyone. Her moments of weakness were opportunities to overcome challenging situations. If she had a moment of sadness, she would not linger there, she would pick herself up, dust herself off and move on.
During her journey while travelling and living, the province was her training ground as she mastered her many skills. She had a way of turning mediocre jobs into fascinating experiences and rundown shacks into beautiful kitchens. Her work place always became a brady bunch affair with Tammy and Bonnie in tow and putting them to work. This was how she raised her beloved children who have all become strong and independent people. Work ethic and being on time was always important to Millie. Although her employers were sad to see her go, her goals and aspirations always lead her back to her passion of cooking. She cooked in bush camps and eventually owned her own restaurant with her late daughter Marilyn. Cooking was her passion but family was the most important to Millie and always came first.
Millie was predeceased by her loving children Marvin, Linda, Lawrence, Marilyn and her great granddaughter Sherry. Her siblings Agnes, Melvina, Martha, Maryann, Marybert, Irene, Margret and Sonny. She is survived by her baby sister Frances (aka Babe). Her children Lorraine, Dennis (Lucille), Diane (Rick), Darrel, Delilah (late Delvin), Steve, Bonnie (Joe), Tammy (Harlen), Randy. Her grandchildren Darrell, Carla, Mickey, Paul, Greg, Shane, Harley, Ryan, Kianna, Oskyah, Russel, Daniel, Nicole, Conner, Riley, Darrelyn, Patti, Kylie, Kayla, Kendall, Katelyn, Andrea, Tyler, Kevin, Richard, Denise, Christopher, and Hayden. She is survived by her great grandchildren Orianne, Michelle, Lacey, Chantelle, Savin, Landon, Kadin, Kao, Wolf, Rainer, Raelle (aka Linda), Benton, and Tucker. Millie is also survived by those lives whom she has touched during her life’s journey.
We love you and will forever honour the memories shared with our dear Millie.
Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm at 180 Notre Dame Street (property of Mr. Derek Moneych) in Winnipegosis, MB with Rev. Michel Nault officiating. Interment followed in Winnipegosis Roman Catholic Cemetery in Winnipegosis, MB. Pallbearers were Chris Foulds, Katelyn Rosteski, Riley Rosteski, Rainer Rosteski, Shane Rosteski, Harlen Lemkay, Joe Hansen, Dennis Crivea.
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