Gaylia Edith Sewell (nee Watts)
Peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer; it is with deep regret we announce the death of Gay Sewell on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 80, at home in Selkirk, surrounded by family. Survived by her husband Wesley of 58 years; four children - Brian (Val), Joanne, Cathy (Doug) and Carrol (Jamie); Mom cherished her eight grandchildren - Gary (Jen), Taylor, Liam (Taylor), Danica, Christina (Ian), Cassidy (Tyler), MacKenzie (Chance), Amie (Matt); and three great grandchildren – Sasha, Caitlyn and Patrick; brother Allan (Louise) and family - Andrew, Wendy and Abby; brother Carl, brother-in-law Neil and fur baby Zip. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Gladys Watts, in-laws Bert and Ellen Sewell and sister-in-law Carrol Longmuir.
Mom and Dad were married on May 6, 1961 in Swan River, MB; and lived throughout the province of Manitoba during their marriage, finally settling in Selkirk.
Mom grew up in Swan River and told many stories of her younger years. She was a stay at home mom when we were young and later worked at the Bank of Montreal where she had an affinity for numbers and always balanced to the penny. She loved curling, playing cards, shopping, road trips and socializing with her friends. Mom was the last surviving member of the neighborhood “Golden Girls” (look out Heaven, here she comes!). Mom excelled at golf and won numerous events throughout her life. She will be remembered for her unique swing and always being straight down the middle. Mom sat on the Executive Committee for the Selkirk Ladies Golf Club and was able to attend the Ladies windup in September which she thoroughly enjoyed. Mom also loved to go to the casino and we are sure the revenue will decrease for the one and five cent machines. Mom was most happy tending her bar for her family and friends.
Special thank you to Dr. Badenhorst and his receptionist Val; Dr. Viallet, Dr. Butler and his nurse Robert, the Radiation Department, Dr. V. Gordon, Dr. R.R. Lindenschmidt, Dr. Alexander and the staff at Selkirk Cancer Care; Dr. J. Gingrich; Selkirk Home Care and especially Dr. Donna Clark and Melanie Bernas from Palliative Care Selkirk for the excellent care in making Mom's last wishes possible.
Cremation has taken place and as per her wishes there will be no formal funeral. A remembrance is planned for her favorite time of year, the beginning of golf season, at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Cancer Care Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Rest in Peace Mom
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