Mona Yvette Wood (nee Morin) of Cypress River, MB, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at the Tiger Hills Health Centre, Treherne, MB, at the age of 88 years.
Mona leaves to mourn her loving husband of nearly 67 years Leo Wood; her children Debra (Greg) Vertz, Bradley (Debbie), Shelley (Cam) Hamilton and Kelley (James) Spellman; her grandchildren Vanessa Vertz, Courtney Vertz, Kelsey Wood (Craig Steppler), Taylor (Rory) Gabor, Michelle and Marc (Alicia) DeDecker, Jodie (David) Young, Brettlynn Wood (Shane Ferguson), Andrea Hamilton, Liam Hamilton, Keelin Spellman and James Spellman.
She also leaves behind great grandchildren Isabelle, Tyler, Evan and Travis Young and Cassidy Steppler; Kayden, Owen and Evan Smart, Scarlett and Victoria DeDecker. Surviving are her siblings Yvette Hebert, Leon Morin, Rene (Lee) Morin, André (Laura) Morin, Lorraine (Rene) Dousselare, sisters-in-law Jessie, Imelda Wood and Marianne Lindsay; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mona was predeceased by her son Gregory Wood and a great grandchild; her parents, Charles and Ella Morin; siblings Andrea (Cliff) Swenson, Charlotte (Willie) Kowalke, Tony Morin, Marie (Bill) Mackenzie, brothers and sisters-in-law Romeo Hebert, Richard Morris, Yvette Morin and Viola Zachow, Wendy Mackenzie, as well as nephews Michel and Brent Morin; parents in-law Irene and John Wood, brothers and sisters-in-law Albert (Margaret) Wood, Willijohn Wood, Isabel (Rene) VanDamme, Lawrence (Margaret) Wood, Alvin Wood and Gerard Wood.
Mona was born October 7, 1932, growing up in the Greenway area as one of ten siblings. As a young woman she left to work in Winnipeg but her life took another direction when she married Leo in 1954. They moved to the farm in Cypress River where together they farmed and raised their 5 children. Mona was 47 when she started her second career as a homecare aide. She was a born caregiver and made many friends over the next 25 years. Mona’s favourite things were spending time with her family, taking care of her grandchildren and her garden. She busied herself baking and canning. She always had an ice cream treat in the freezer, cookies on the table and a pie or two for dessert. Mona was a hardworking caring, giving and independent woman until the very end. Mona/Mom told us, “My work is done, it is now my time to rest”. We love you and will miss you.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at the St. Alphonse Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Care MB Foundation in memory of Mona Wood (either on-line or by calling 204-787-4177).
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