Muriel Catherine Flett, a precious soul, entered the world on August 21st, 1982, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She grew up in the close-knit northern community of Garden Hill First Nation, nestled in the serene surroundings of Island Lake, Manitoba. She was a member of God’ Lake Narrows First Nation.
While growing up in Garden Hill Muriel attended the Stevenson Island School, where she thrived academically and formed lifelong connections with dear friends. These friendships were a testament to her warmth, kindness, and ability to forge meaningful bonds that would endure through the years.
Muriel's passing leaves a void in the lives of many who loved her deeply. She is survived by her cherished fiancé, Mitchell Gillingham, and their beloved son, Wyatt David Flett-Gillingham. Her beloved parents, Shirley and Michael Flett, mother in-law Sheilagh Sattler , along with her siblings Daulton, Clyde, Stacey, Daisy, and Jimmy Flett, mourn her loss with heavy hearts, their lives forever touched by her presence.
In addition to her immediate family, Muriel is remembered fondly by numerous relatives who played significant roles in her life's journey. Sisters Donna Kennedy, Tinis Munroe, Lucy Knott of the late Eliah Playfair, her aunts and uncles, Rita Flett, and Stacey Playfair, Candice, Wade, Virgil, Chance, Kimberly Gail, Chelsea Kennedy, Chereleen Keno and Candace Munroe share in the grief and hold cherished memories of their time together. Muriel's cousins, who grew up by her side, including Raquel Foster, Rochelle Creasy, Tricia Harper, Rachel, Journey Flett, Brennan Myran, Darian Kennedy, and many more mourn the loss of a dear cousin and friend.
Muriel is also predeceased her lovely grandmother Elilah Playfair, great grandparents Margaret & Johnny Munroe and uncle Phillip Flett.
Muriel and her fiance, Mitchell Gillingham of Glenboro, Manitoba, shared a beautiful love story, creating a life together brimming with love and happiness. Their journey reached new heights on November 5, 2021, when they joyfully welcomed their first baby son, Wyatt David-Flett Gillingham, into their arms. Though their time together was brief, she left behind cherished memories that will endure.
Driven by her passion for performing arts, Muriel pursued her dreams of becoming an actress. In 2006, she enrolled in Intro to Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Manitoba, where her journey began. While she gained more experience behind the scenes, Muriel received professional training at The Academy of Acting, a division of the Academy of Broadcasting Corporation. Her exploration of the film industry continued through the Aboriginal Crew Development Program at Film Training Manitoba. Notably, Muriel served as a Production Assistant on Danishka Esterhazy's Gothic film, Black Field. She also showcased her acting skills in APTN's Cashing In (season 2) and Jeremy Rafuse's independent film, Sunday.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Sheilagh Sattler, Candice Kennedy and family, as well the compassionate team at Jamieson Funeral Home, for their exceptional efforts in organizing the service. Their dedication and support during this difficult time were truly invaluable.
We are immensely grateful to their unwavering commitment to ensuring that every aspect of the service was handled with care and sensitivity. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail brought comfort to our hearts during this challenging period.
Additionally, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Gods lake Narrows in which Muriel is originally from. Their empathy were evident throughout the entire process. Their guidance and assistance made the arrangement of the service more manageable, providing solace to our grieving hearts.
Funeral services will be held on Friday May 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the Jamieson’s Willmor Funeral Chapel, 415 Broadway St., Glenboro, MB, with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Viewing from 12noon to 2:00 pm. Interment to follow the service in the Millford Cemetery, Stockton, MB, followed by a reception in the Glenboro United Church C.E. Building.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Manitoba, 452 Dovercourt Dr., Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit A1, 800 Rosser Ave., Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5.
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