Floral 26

Joan Wur

March 1, 2019


JOAN MARIE WUR (formerly Ross; nee Samagalski)

September 27, 1934 - March 1, 2019

Peacefully, with her daughter by her side, our beautiful Mom took her last breath on the morning of March 1, 2019.

She is survived by her daughters whom she loved so much, Debbie of Aiken, SC and Leslie of Winnipeg, and by her twin brother Gerry (Corrine) of Leduc, Alberta. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony (Tony), her parents John and Mary Samagalski, and her sister, Doris Samagalski, as well as many family members and friends. She will be missed and remembered fondly by her extended family and many friends. 

Mom was born in Libau, Manitoba, on September 27, 1934. Her family moved to Selkirk when she was a young girl, and she lived there for over seventy years before moving to Winnipeg. She was a long-time employee of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre, where she worked the night shift on the switchboard so she would be home during the day for her girls.

Mom took great pride in her yard and in the wonderful house Tony built. The door was always open and all were welcome. Coffee was always on and no one left hungry! She had a huge heart and was a natural caregiver. She loved nature, and enjoyed many long drives out in the country with family and friends.

Mom had a fierce love for us, her daughters, and never went to sleep at night without saying goodnight to her girls. She had the most beautiful smile and gave the best hugs. She liked to say that all of her grandchildren had four legs, and she loved them all!

Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Mom's life will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Reception Centre, Selkirk, MB. If desired, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba or to The Winnipeg Humane Society.

Thank you to those who cared for Mom and paid her a visit or asked about her. To the staff at Kildonan Personal Care Centre who looked after Mom over the last five years, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

You'll always be with us Mom. Knowing that you're now free from pain and limitations makes it a little easier to let go. You were one of a kind, and we love you to pieces!

"You are my Sunshine"


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Celebration of Life
April 26, 2019

2:00 PM
Gilbart Funeral Home
309 Eveline Street
Selkirk, MB R1A 1M8

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